Jul 24

Downtown Calgary Events | Week of July 24, 2017

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We’re beginning to get to the peak of festival season with the Calgary Folk Music Festival this week. Read on for more information on Calgary Folk Music Festival and more summer activities for you and the whole family to enjoy in and around downtown!

CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 | July 27 – 30, 2017

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is held in late July each year at Prince’s Island Park. The four-day Calgary Folk Music Festival annually features over 68 icons and upstarts from 16 countries on 11 stages in over 100 distinct concert and collaborative programming performances to a 52,000+ audience the 4th weekend of July at Prince’s Island Park. A genre-bending affair, it features roots, funk, country, old-time, world and indie icons and upstarts from around the globe. Ever-evolving programming brings on-the-fly collaborations where musical arranged marriages spark one-time works of art.

Some of this year’s performances include Coeur de pirate, Son Little, City and Colour, DJ Shut, Barenaked Ladies, Betty Bonifassi and John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat.

For more information about the festival, schedule and tickets, Please visit the Calgary Folk Music Festival website.

 

PROARTS PRESSENTS MEZZO SOPRANO BARBARA KING | July 26, 2017

ProArts presents mezzo soprano Barbara King with guest soprano Anna Mendham in a FREE noon hour concert of classical operatic solos and duets at the Cathedral Church (7 Avenue and 1 Street SE). Pianist Eleanor May accompanies.

From winning the Québec Provincial Gymnastics Championship on Floor in 1990 to thrilling audiences with her “exquisite vocal command of a three octave range” and the possession of a “warm, agile mezzo-soprano voice”, Canadian mezzo soprano Barbara King is no stranger to the stage.

Ms. King recently sang the role of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier with Opera by Request in Toronto, made her debut as a soloist with the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra and with Opera Kelowna as The Third Lady in The Magic Flute and was pleased to return to Edmonton Opera in their recent production of Elektra as The Confidante.

A native of Montréal, Québec, Barbara currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, where she and her husband founded Calgary Concert Opera Company.

For more information on ProArts and upcoming performances, visit proartssociety.ca.

 

MOOPAPA POP UP KIDS SPACE – July 30, 2017

Come on down to Stephen Avenue Walk (100East Block 8th Avenue) with your little one and have them engage in fun learning activities at the Moopapa Pop Up Learning Space.

11:00, 12:30 and 2:00pm
Kids Stretch Yoga with Nancy K from TriShakti Wellness Yoga. Kids aged 2+ are welcome to join in a calming 30-minute stretch yoga class. Parents are also welcome to participate.

11:00AM – 3:00PM
Moopapa: Pop-Up Kids Learning Space is for children aged between 2 and 8 years of age and their parents. Engage in a variety of fund sensory and visual based learning activities provided by volunteer facilitators from Chapter 1 Daycare.

For more information on Chapter 1 Daycare, visit their website at chapter1daycare.com.

 

CALGARY ARAB FESTIVAL | July 29 & 30, 2017

We’re pleased to invite you to the 4th Calgary Arab Festival ’17. Come learn a little about various Arab traditions at the fourth annual Calgary Arab Festival. The two-day event includes exhibition tents showcasing Middle Eastern fashion, dance,  art, as well as authentic dishes and drinks.

This is a free, family friendly event that is presented as a platform to share Arabian traditions, such as folk dance, traditional music, food, customs, Arts, and much more, to the general public in Calgary.

For more information about the event and the Calgary Arab Festival organization, visit the Calgary Arab Festival Facebook page.

 

PET-A-PALOOZA | July 29 & 30, 2017

Also taking place at the same time as the Calgary Folk Fest is a different kind of festival at Eau Claire Market. It’s free to check it out and if you’re the kind of person who likes dogs, it’s worth it!

If you have a dog, bring your fur baby along to Pet-A-Palooza for a little dock diving, a pet selfie contest and some pet-specific shopping. If you don’t have a dog, that’s okay. You’ll still be able to appreciate activities like the French and English bulldog races (it’s called the Running of the Bulls), the puppy stampede and the wiener dog races.

To learn more about “the west coast’s largest pet festival”, visit their website at petapaloozawest.com.


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