It isnâ€™t often that you get the chance to peek into the private side of a cultural icon, but art lovers can rejoice with the new Glenbow Museum exhibit featuring Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo: Her Photos marks its Canadian debut here in Calgary with an intimate series of Kahloâ€™s personal photos. The private collection of photos stayed hidden for decades after the artist had passed, but finally was revealed to the public in 2007. With over 6,500 images on record, 241 images were curated by View this Post
They may look like your typical painted window displays, but with a twist! Downtown Calgary and the Buds of Buds art collective have teamed up to create six unique augmented reality window displays that turn a static piece of art into an animated piece of fun!
- December 10, 2017
If youâ€™re looking for a night of being social and getting creative, then Vin Gogh Paint and Sip is the place for you. â€śPaint niteâ€ť events are a popular activity for girls night out, date nights, private parties and so much more. While many painting pop-up events take place at various pubs and restaurants around town, Vin Gogh offers a dedicated one-stop shop devoted to all kinds of painting and beverage sipping.
The brightly lit store is decorated in a multitude of beautiful canvas examples that Vin Gogh View this Post
- November 19, 2017
Stampede is just around the corner and it wouldn’t be a boot-stomping good time without all the amazing musical acts that will be dropping into Cowtown for the festivities! This year’s newly-minted Roundup MusicFest has put together an amazing show at Shaw Millenium Park on Tuesday, July 11th. The show will feature a truly eclectic lineup of bands that will get you rocking out all night long.
Tickets are on sale now and I think it’s awesome that a portion of proceeds raised at this yearâ€™s event will be View this Post
- July 4, 2017
Do you like music? Do you like to play? Do you like to have a funky good time? Then Studio Bellâ€™s After Hours sessions are for you. The music museum is usually only open during the day, but they are turning down the lights and turning up the beats for special adults night only events. The National Music Centre hosted the first-such After Hours event at Studio Bell this past March for the grown-ups to come out to play. Iâ€™ve always loved the idea of sipping on wine View this Post
- April 9, 2017
Squee! The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo just keeps getting bigger and better every year! I love seeing this Calgary event grow into such a cultural force locally, nationally and even internationally. It isnâ€™t often that Calgary gets visited by so many celebrities all at once, but the Calgary Expo provides the perfect opportunities to see all your favourite cult stars from comics, TV, film and more. The Calgary Expo is a four-day affair running April 27 -30, 2017. They will be bringing tons of guests to the show and View this Post
- March 25, 2017
The coffee shop is the community hub that is always on-the-go, filled with laptop workers, moms and strollers, friends catching up, and meetings outside of the office. With a revolving door of patrons coming and going, the coffee shop keeps its buzz going long after the caffeine has been served. Local cafĂ© Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters offers just this social nucleus with their many locations all over the city. While visiting the coffee shop is often seen as a daytime View this Post
- March 12, 2017
One of the things I enjoy most about the holiday season is seeing all the holiday plays! Alberta Theatre Projectsâ€™ latest show comes from Calgaryâ€™s very own Rebecca Northan, and her take on the classic fairytale of Cinderella set in modern-day Calgary. Now how could that not be a recipe for mirth and merriment? Â Slipper: A Distincly Calgarian Cinderella StoryÂ is another chapter in the hilarious Northan repertoire filled with charm and wit about life in Calgary. The show is running until December 31st at the Martha Cohen Theatre.
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- November 23, 2016
The Glenbow Museum is home to so many amazing pieces of Alberta art. Now, the collection is growing a little bigger with a unique collaboration between Etsy and the Glenbow. Â A call-out for artists earlier in the summer resulted in a collaboration with Etsy shop artists to create new pieces specifically for the Glenbow Museum . The artists were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Glenbow archives to find inspiration in the designs, paintings and artifacts hiding in the museums vast repertoire of art. The artists View this Post
- November 19, 2016
Find beauty and excitement in the air and all you have to do is look up! High River is host to the annual Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival. The event features balloons from all over Canada as well as international competitors from as far away as Lithuania and the United Kingdom. The Canadian pilots also compete for the national title during the course of the festival to be crowned top balloonist.
Locals can watch the skies for the balloons as they complete their flights each day and evening (weather permitting of course). A great family event to take the View this Post
- September 22, 2016