Jan 02

Downtown Weekly Events – Week of January 2, 2018

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Happy New Year everyone! We’re kicking off 2018 with Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts – The High Performance Rodeo! This week catch Hot Brown Honey, Onegin or head over to The Palace Theatre for Big Boi or take in a relaxing afternoon at Wallace Galleries. Read on for more details.

HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO 2018
January 3-28, 2018

The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that animates the city in January with an array of live performances from around the world. Featuring theatre, music, dance, and multidisciplinary art, ‘The Rodeo’ is a showcase of the best in contemporary performance.

Produced by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and presented in co-operation with many of Calgary’s major arts organizations such as Theatre Junction, Vertigo Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects and Lunchbox Theatre, the High Performance Rodeo has established itself as one of the major cultural events in Calgary.

Click on “more” below for listings, times and where to purchase your tickets. More

BIG BOI
January 5, 2018

One of history’s tightest and most clever rhyme mavericks, Big Boi, member of American hip hop duo Outkast, will be coming to The Palace Theatre on January 5th with guests The Cool Kids.

Date: Friday, January 5th, 2018
Doors: 10:00PM
18+ only with valid government issued ID

Tickets: $35 General Admission

HOT BROWN HONEY
January 3-6, 2018

Fighting The Power Never Tasted So Sweet!

Kick Off The 32nd Annual High Performance Rodeo With This Opening Performance That Is Not To Be Missed!

Steeped in the Word of the Mother and packing a potent punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed and shake every part of what your mama gave you. Hot Brown Honey spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Equal parts theatrical masterpiece and social activism, a stellar posse of phenomenal women smash stereotypes in an unapologetic celebration of our similarities and differences.

VENUE
Theatre Junction GRAND

DATES & TIMES
January 3 – 7;30pm
January 4 – 7:30pm
January 5 – 7:30pm & 10:00pm
January 6 – 6:30pm

ONEGIN
January 5-7 & 9-13, 2018

This passionate retelling of a Russian classic will blow your mind. Innovative and in-your-face, this is musical theatre at its best. A runaway hit in Vancouver last season, Onegin is undeniably charming and unreservedly sexy. Don’t let this lover get away.

In conjunction with One Yellow Rabbit. Both companies presents The Arts Club Theatre Company of Onegin.

VENUE
Max Bell Theatre

DATES & TIMES
January 5 – 7:30pm
January 6 – 7:30pm
January 7 – 7:30pm
January 9 – 7:30pm
January 10 – 7:30pm
January 11 – 7:30pm
January 12 – 7:30pm
January 13 – 7:30pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR GROUP SHOW
January 2-24, 2018

We’re starting 2018 off with a spectacular group show! Featuring works by Alain ATTAR, David ALEXANDER, Nancy BOYD, Camrose DUCOTE, Ted GODWIN, Greg HARDY, Robin SMITH PECK, Robert MARCHESSAULT and more.

VENUE
Wallace Galleries – Main Floor, 500 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary

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