Jul 31

Downtown Calgary Events | Week of July 31, 2017

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CALGARY INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL 2017 | July 31 – August 6, 2017

Calgary Bluesfest 2017 features a full week of Blues, with workshops, concerts and special events culminating in 4 days and nights of non-stop music at Shaw Millennum Park followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series. This Festival is family friendly with an arts market, beer garden, festival souvenirs, YYC trucks and more!

To view a full schedule of events and artists at Calgary BluesFest, visit their website at www.calgarybluesfest.com.

STEPHEN AVENUE SUMMER STAGE | Now through end of August, 2017

Tuesday through Thursday, stop by on your lunch hour at the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage to enjoy amazing local and international talent.

The Stephen Avenue Walk Summer Stage also presents the “Monday Blues” series curated by Calgary International Blues Festival, every Monday (accept August 7th) from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm till end of August, and DJ Tom Mannix on select Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm also through the end of August.

This week’s performances include:

Jul 31: Tim Williams (Monday Blues)
Aug 1: Randi Boulton
Aug 2: Global Fest Collaboration Performance
Aug 3: Calgary Youth Singers “Shine”

Visit the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage page on our website for regular updates on scheduled entertainment and artists.

FLOATING LANTERN PEACE CEREMONY | August 5, 2017

Imagine a world at peace. Imagine no fear of nuclear weapons because they no longer exist. Imagine an event that planted a seed of hope which grew into fruition.

Join the fifth annual ‘Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony’ taking place around the pool at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza on Stephen Avenue. Everybody is invited. Hundreds of beautiful lanterns will be released as people think of their own loved ones and the hundreds of thousands affected by the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Lanterns available for rent.

Music starts at 8:00 pm with the ceremony from 8:30 pm to 9:20 pm. Program includes Anthony Burbidge, an award winning musician, multicultural children’s choirs and drama, speakers recently honoured by the United Nations, greetings from mayors of cities around the world and more.

If you would like to participate in this ceremony, visit the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony Facebook event for more information.

PUT THE “HER” IN HERITAGE | Now through end of August

Celebrating the stories of women in this exhibition for Canada’s 150.

Arts Commons is happy to welcome three unique exhibits to the Window Galleries. Focusing on alternative narratives and giving voice to those who might have been excluded from the first 150 years. Window Galleries this summer will focus on the telling of women’s stories of their relationships, hopes, communicating and the strength of perseverance through adversity. These 3 exhibitions show the tenderness and strength of personal and cultural history, featuring the artists Hannah Doerksen, Nicole Kelly Westman, Areum Kim, and sisters Brittney and Richelle Bear Hat.

The Window Galleries are located across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons (205 8 Ave SE).

Details about this exhibition and full biographies about the artists can be found by visiting the Arts Commons website.

MADE WITH LOVE | July 31, 2017

MADE WITH LOVE is the annual event that allows you to discover what your city’s craft cocktail scene has to offer. It is at the Fairmont Palliser that 16 of the city’s most talented Barchefs will present a unique and original cocktail and food-pairing creation in view of being crowned Calgary’s BEST Barchef for 2017!

One ticket for the event includes a complete tasting of all showcased cocktails, food-pairing, a welcome cocktail as well as a right to vote for your favorite cocktail creation and favorite Barchef!

General Admission: 65$
At the Door: 75$

Visit the Made With Love website for more details about this event and to purchase tickets online.

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