Mar 27

Downtown Calgary Events | Week of March 27, 2022

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THE WATERSHED | March 29 - April 1, 2022

The Watershed does not seek to prescribe. Like water; it listens, absorbs and reflects.

Over 80% of Canadians live in urban areas. How are we supposed to commune with Water as we once did? The Watershed offers a space and a moment to do so, to refresh ourselves with the simple truth-we are water.

In this sprawling political story – Anabel Soutar’s most personal documentary to date – a Montreal theatre artist leads her own family on a cross-country journey, investigating the forces that are shaping the future of our natural resources. Encountering leading freshwater scientists, government officials, activists and business leaders along the way, The Watershed captures Canada in a moment of acute political reflection in an increasingly polarized landscape.

The Watershed is Porte Parole’s most recent collaboration with Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and acclaimed director Chris Abraham, a follow up to Anabel Soutar’s smash hit SEEDS, presented in our 2014/15 season.

Ticket prices range from $20-$45

For more information or to buy tickets visit Theatre Junction’s website:



A rare meeting of musical minds, Hall of famers Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite come to Calgary to share the stage for a stripped down tour of American roots music - an electric journey through rock, blues and folk from two of music’s most legendary bandleaders.

Elvin Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of front porch blues for a half-century, and is as vital and creative today as he was when he first hit the national scene in 1965 with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Best know for his solo chart topping hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”, the Chicago Tribune says Bishop plays “good-time music guaranteed to put a smile on your face…serious playing, potent slide guitar and razor-sharp licks.”

American electric harmonica player, bandleader and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Musselwhite (reportedly the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd’s character in The Blues Brothers) is celebrating the 50th anniversary and re-release of his legendary debut album Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite’s Southside Band, a landmark album that bridged the gap between blues and rock. Joining Elvin and Charlie on stage will be guitarist and touring for Bob Welsh.

Concert at 8:00 PM
Opening Act: Debra Power
Includes an intermission

For details and ticket information, visit Arts Commons’ website at


HAPPY CHAT PODCAST | March 21 through May 9, 2022

Grab your favorite drink, a cozy seat, sit back, relax and listen to the latest episode of Happy Chat! This is where Karen Judge interviews a whole lot of experts on a whole lot of subjects that she then connects to the subject of mind health and happiness. Whether she’s talking about money and happiness, a happier workplace, how to raise a happy teen, or even how your shoes can make you happy, the outcome of the message is always the same-to live happier!

Happy Chat podcast series launched the week of March 21, 2017 and airs with a new episode each Tuesday through May 9, 2017.

Upcoming episodes

Tuesday, March 21: Karen Judge (intro)

Tuesday, March 28: Karen Judge speaks with Chris Proctor from ATB to talk about Money & Happiness.

Tuesday, April 4: Paul Rigby speaks to the return on happiness and engagement in business.

Tuesday, April 11: Dietrich Demarais and your emotional wealth.

Tuesday, April 18: Tom Barthel discusses you and your child’s happiness and how to manage parenting challenges.

Tuesday, April 25: Zalika Adams joins us to talk about workplace mental health and safety

To learn more about Karen and the Happy Chat podcast, visit her website



PANEL DISCUSSION: Who Should Pay for Higher Education? 
| March 28, 2022

Attend a FREE panel discussion where representatives from political parties and organizations debate: Who Should Pay for Higher Education?

This event is sponsored by the Mount Royal Faculty Association in recognition of MRFA Advocacy Week.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 28th 5:30pm

John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB



The Calgary Civic Symphony continues to showcase the brightest of Calgary’s young musical talents, the winners of the 2017 Calgary Concerto Competition (C3):

  • Angela Ryu, violin (17 years)
  • Jessica Ma, piano (14 years)
  • Joan Herget, cello (15 years) and
  • Joshua Wong, piano (13 years).
Music selected by our young musicians includes the following:
  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (1st mvmnt)
  • Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major
  • Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 (4th mvmnt)
  • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 (1st mvmnt)

Maestro Rolf Bertsch conducts the Civic as we launch the concert performing Berlioz’s ever-popular Carnaval Romain followed by the works of Elgar and Tchaikovsky; after intermission we will be treated to the Rachmaninoff, and the concert will be brought to a rousing conclusion with the Liszt performance.

Not every child is an athlete and some invest countless hours honing their musical craft. The C3 Committee organizes the competition every year and the Calgary Civic Symphony dedicates a concert to showcase the winners and introduce them to Calgary audiences.

These rising stars will perform with the Civic on Sunday, April 2nd at 2:30 pm, at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

A pre-concert recital with the competition runners-up will take place in the lobby at 1:45 pm.

For more information about the Calgary Civic Symphony and the Rising Stars, visit there website at



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