Q: Why is it so busy this weekend?
A: Alberta Culture Days!
This evening is opening night and Olympic Plaza will be a hopping place. Events will be happening throughout the weekend. In conjunction with Alberta Culture Days, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) – Calgary will be open late. So will the Art Gallery of Calgary. Of course the Centre for Performing Arts facing Olympic Plaza also has lots going on as well, which is typical as it is a Friday night after all.
Something is happening all over the city. Here is a taste of what is happening tonight. Everything listed below is FREE:
- Opening ceremonies with live music, dancers, at Olympic Plaza from 4 – 10 pm
- Live at Festival Hall with various Alberta musicians (1215 – 10 Avenue SE) from 5 – 9 pm
- 3rd Annual Flamenco Festival at Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre (1515 – 93 Street SW) from 8 – 10 pm
- Water Works, the City of Calgary Waterworks Department in conjunction with Calgary Society of Independent Filmakers (CIFF) at the south end of the Peace Bridge along the pathway from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
- Culturefest, featuring Bollywood and Hollywood movies in the park and lots more at the Genesis Centre for Community Wellness (7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE) from 7 – 10 pm
- Danielle Couture classical music performance at La Cité des Rocheuses (4800 Richard Road SW) from 8:00 – 9:30 pm
- Tales of shoes around the world at John Fleuvog Shoes (207 – 8 Avenue SW) from 5 – 6 pm
- Artember Festival throughout various locations especially along Main Street in the city of Airdie. Visit http://www.creativeairdrie.ca/?p=553 for more information.
For a full listing of what will be happening as part of Alberta Culture Days http://culture.alberta.ca/culturedays/
- There is information on Twitter @AlbertaCultureDays
- There is information on facebook at /AlbertaCultureDays
- There is even a mobile app available through iTunes at culture.alberta.ca
There is no excuse to stay at home this weekend. Go out and have some fun!
- Celebration at Olympic Plaza launches Alberta Culture Days 2013 (newscanada-plus.com)