Apr 23

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of April 23

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Dress up like your favourite character, learn about human history or explore the importance of water around the world – this week is full of things to do and see!

POW! PARADE OF WONDERS
April 27, 2018

The 2018 POW! Parade of Wonders will take place on April 27, 2018 on Stephen Avenue, from 8th Street to Olympic Plaza, starting at 10:30 a.m. Over 2,000 cosplayers are expected to take part alongside Calgary Expo special guests for over 15,000 spectators. Pre-registration is encouraged, and is available now!

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE
April 23, 2018

Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power it has to give life when it is respected, and to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Kayapo people in the Amazon, she documented a society that relied on their local waterway to survive who found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations fighting to protect their sacred headwaters.

Join Meittermeier as she shares her stunning photography and powerful stories of people living on the razor’s edge between the industrialized world, and the pockets of wilderness still left.

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HOT MESS BY MADELEINE MAYO
April 6 – May 21, 2018

In the confusion and the disrepair there continues to be an undeniable attraction, fuelled by a certainty that impossible things do happen.

Madeleine Mayo holds a BFA in Painting from OCADU (The Ontario College of Art and Design University) and is currently an MFA candidate at Concordia University. Mayo’s practice is situated at the interstices of painting and sculpture which employs figurative and abstract tropes as a vehicle to engage with the formal and effective experience of colour, mimetic representation, and of her own subjective relationship to these objects as manifestations of love and desire. Check out her work for Truck Contemporary Art in the +15 at Arts Commons!

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THE GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY
April 27, 2018

Netflix will never sound as good as this – think Planet Earth meets Homo sapiens meets 137dB of live orchestra thundering toward you! Anthropologist and host Niobe Thompson, composer-conductor Darren Fung, and the Calgary Philharmonic bring you a cinematic and live musical exploration of our human origins, based on the award-winning documentary series.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

JANE’S WALK
May 4-6, 2018

Jane’s Walks are free, locally-led walking tours inspired by legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods.Walks can focus on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, and on almost any topic you can think of. Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now. Anyone can lead a walk–because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE AMERICAN PROBLEM
May 12 – June 10, 2018

The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria\’s Jubilee, and American performer Anne Moses needs the help of the World\’s Greatest Detective. But the simple case of a missing brother quickly leads to extraordinary inventions, robbery, and murder. Directed by former Vertigo Artistic Director Mark Bellamy, Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this Canadian Premiere.

MARKET ON STEPHEN AVENUE
May 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Market on Stephen Avenue is back for it’s 3rd year! Join us on Stephen Avenue from 1st SE to 2nd Street SW from 10:00am til 4:00PM on select Tuesdays. You will find up to 60 Vendors from Fresh food, Spices, Sauces, Treats, Art, Fashion, Jewelry and so much more! See website for dates.

THE STAGE ONE FESTIVAL OF NEW CANADIAN WORK
May 25 – June 9, 2018

THE PLAYS OF TOMORROW, ON STAGE TODAY!

For more than 30 years Lunchbox theatre has been dedicated to the creation, development and production of new Canadian one-act plays, many of which have gone on to great acclaim after their premiere on our stage. Come and be a part of the process of creation. Attend the free workshop readings and help us shape the new plays that will grace the Lunchbox stage in years to come.

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If you want to see more events happening this week and the weeks to come, visit our Event Calendar.

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