Culture

The lemurs have landed at the Calgary Zoo

Welcome to the Land of Lemurs at the Calgary Zoo.

While the pandas are all the rage at The Calgary Zoo, there is another black-and-white critter that you’ll love to visit.  The Land of Lemurs exhibit has brought these furry and adorable African animals together for Calgarians to learn and enjoy from. The lemurs were chosen as a way to educate the public and help conserve these very endangered species. The Calgary Zoo will also be working on lemur reforestation and repopulation projects in their native Madagascar.

Lemurs at play. Look for their tails!

The Land of Lemurs exhibit opened View this Post

Backstage Pass Tours at Studio Bell

Calling all musicphiles and culture lovers! Studio Bell is now offering behind-the-scenes tours every Sunday. The Backstage Pass tour is a great complement to the exhibits you’ll find in the main museum. Crossing over to the other side of the National Music Centre space, the tour will take you through the King Eddy building where you’ll see even more items that the public doesn’t usually get access to. There’s a little bit of everything including a visit inside the recording studios, hearing View this Post

Frida Kahlo in photos at the Glenbow Museum

The Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Glenbow Museum runs until May 21, 2018.

It isn’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 Kahlo’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

Northern Reflections window displays brings augmented reality to Calgary

Northern Reflections window display

Look closely at the phone – do you see how it looks different than the painted window? That’s augmented reality at play at the Northern Reflections window displays.

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!

The Northern Reflections windows can be found along Stephen Avenue starting at City Hall (Municipal Building near the doors/lion statue) all the way down to Bankers View this Post

Wine glass painting at Vin Gogh

Painted wine glasses on table.

Painting wine glasses at Vin Gogh Paint & Sip on Macleod Trail.

If you’re looking for a night of being social and getting creative, then Vin Gogh Paint and Sip is the place for you. “Paint nite” 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

Win tickets to see Duran Duran at Roundup MusicFest

Roundup MusicFest

Win tickets to see Duran Duran and more at Roundup MusicFest.

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 year’s event will be View this Post

Come visit Studio Bell After Hours

Studio Bell After Hours crowd

Studio Bell After Hours is a fun night for adults only.

Do you like music? Do you like to play? Do you like to have a funky good time? Then Studio Bell’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. I’ve always loved the idea of sipping on wine View this Post

7 celebrities to see at the Calgary Expo + Contest!

A packed house at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.

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 isn’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

Phil & Sebastian brings the neighborhood to life after hours

An art show takes place at the Phil & Sebastian in Mission. Photo via Phil & Sebastian Facebook page.

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 café 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

ATP’s Slipper is Pure Holiday Fun + Win Tickets

Photo credit:  ELLIE HEATH PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIN WALLACE

Photo credit: ELLIE HEATH PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIN WALLACE

One of the things I enjoy most about the holiday season is seeing all the holiday plays! Alberta Theatre Projects’ latest show comes from Calgary’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?  Slipper: A Distincly Calgarian Cinderella Story 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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