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2019
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Winter Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Culture and Environment

    Come visit Arts Commons and experience the new Broadcast Lab and +15 Soundscape exhibitions by media artists Kyle Whitehead and Colin Gillespie.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Winter Exhibitions Challenge Perspective and Perception

    For the winter season, Arts Commons Presents invites you inside to visit the Ledge Gallery, Lightbox Studio, and Window Galleries for their newest installations by artists Elijah Wells, Avril Lopez, Abi Buchberger, Kaitlyn Copithorne, Nada Khatib, and Ryan Puchalski.

  • Monday, December 9, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Grit and Soul from Finger-picking Ace Todd Albright

    A country blues musician inspired by the pre-war era of blues, Todd Albright has been performing for over 25 years. In that time Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Weather the storm with Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard

    Juggling snowballs is a natural starting point for Cirque Flip Fabrique’s Blizzard, which quickly evolves into backflips, summersaults, and gravity-defying leaps into the air, set against blowing snow and wind on stage.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Multi-talented Alvin Youngblood Hart Strums with Soul

    Multi-award winning guitarist Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart is a musician’s musician, a master of guitar, banjo, and mandolin, with the admiration of industry giants such as Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd’s The Wall

    Join Arts Commons Presents as Classic Albums Live performs one of the most celebrated concept albums of all time Pink Floyd – The Wall on November 28, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall – note for note, cut for cut.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: The incredible true story of the formidable Charles Aznavour!

    Known as France’s Frank Sinatra, the incredible Charles Aznavour is a world treasure. During his more than 70-year career, Aznavour wrote and recorded more than 1,000 songs, earning him accolades like CNN’s Entertainer of the Century, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Amplify Cabaret Floppy Glamour

    Join Arts Commons Presents for an evening of camp, comedy, and controversy with The Floppy Glamour Cabaret on Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23 in the Engineered Air Theatre.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Tim Tamashiro’s Drinky Jazz Cabaret – Nat the Cat

    If you know jazz, you know Nat King Cole, but not everyone knows the story behind the man – how he battled with racism and discrimination for the whole of his career. Somehow, through all of this, he remained cool and classy.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: FastLove: A Tribute to George Michael

    Direct from London’s West End, Arts Commons Presents brings you the ultimate George Michael tribute - FastLove - on November 12, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Classic Blues Songstress: Maria Muldaur

    Four decades after her GRAMMY-nominated hit Midnight at the Oasis cemented her in the hearts of baby-boomers everywhere, Maria Muldaur has her feet firmly planted in the blues.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Flamenco legend Paco de Lucía celebrated by his original band

    Considered by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export, Paco de Lucía practically reinvented the flamenco vocabulary while performing and recording with musical legends like Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, and Carlos Santana.

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society's 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

    Arts Commons Presents once again welcomes Making Treaty 7 into the +15 galleries with their touring art collection, the 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition which includes over 90 works of art by 17 carvers, beaders, photographers, printmakers, painters, and mixed media artists running October 1, 2019 – January 21, 2020 in the +15 gallery spaces.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: The Quintessential Jazz Saxophonist - Joshua Redman Quartet

    If your image of a modern jazz performance includes a sweet sax and the kind of cat who knows how to work an audience, Joshua Redman is your man. Critics and fans have been blown away by his passionate live performances, dubbing Redman as one of the most charismatic artists of our time.

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live: Damien Mander & Vimbai Kumire: Akashinga – The Brave Ones

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes former sniper and National Geographic Live Explorer Damien Mander and anti-poaching ranger Vimbai Kumire with Akashinga – The Brave Ones on October 20 & 21, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Fall Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Culture and Environment

    Broadcast Lab and the +15 Soundscape have new fall exhibitions that meditate on the impact of culture and environment in two very different ways by artists Vicki Chau, Ryland Fortie, Greg Marshall and Jonathan Kawchuk.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Fall Exhibitions Explore Space, Identity, Environment and Community

    Arts Commons Presents invites you to visit The Ledge Gallery, Lightbox Studio, and Window Galleries for their newest installations by artists Nicholas Tufts, and Mabel Tan with a special installation by Spark Disability Festival.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Wonderboy Jontavious Willis Bursts onto the Scene

    Up on stage you’d never guess the 22 year-old musician wasn’t a seasoned bluesman of twice his years. Mentored by the likes of Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Willis is a multi-instrumental prodigy who captures the essence of country blues.

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

    After a wildly successful pilot year, Itty Bitty Arts Days is back, inviting all families with infants, toddlers and young children to come and experience the arts in a fun, interactive environment.

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Rosanne Cash and a lifetime of memories on the road

    Rosanne Cash, winner of four GRAMMY Awards and eldest daughter of legendary musician Johnny Cash, is one of American’s preeminent singer-songwriters, having been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Workshops and a Mini Pow Wow to honour National Indigenous People’s Day at Arts Commons

    Arts Commons is once again proud to host celebrations for National Indigenous People’s Day on June 20, 2019.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live - Adventures Among Orangutans

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes astrobiologist and emerging National Geographic Live explorers Tim Laman and Cheryl Knott with Adventures Among Orangutans on May 5 & 6, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: The Queen of Detroit Blues – Thornetta Davis

    It’s easy to see why Thornetta Davis is commonly called the Queen of Detroit’s Blues. Her stellar voice has earned her over 30 Detroit Music Awards, famous appearances at Lillith Fair and Madison Square Garden with Kid Rock, and put her on stage opening for some of the biggest names in the business.

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Sitar legend, Anoushka Shankar

    Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Led Zeppelin IV performed by Classic Albums Live

    Eight legendary tracks comprise AC/DC: Back in Black, which went on to become one of the most celebrated albums of all time.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Lea Salonga - The Human Heart Tour

    Lea Salonga provided the singing voices for Disney’s Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She played Kim in Broadway’s Miss Saigon at the age of 18, becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony award, and later the first Asian woman to play Éponine and Fantine in London’s Les Misérables.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Fall in love with jazz at the Jack for Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

    If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know – it has to be experienced. And there’s no better way to get in the groove than with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. It’s the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world (60 years!), and has given birth to legends like Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    PCL Blues - Eden Brent

    Singer, songwriter, and boogie-woogie pianist Eden Brent comes to Calgary with her spontaneous and electric style of juke-joint blues.

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

    BD&P World Musc - Cuba Vibra! Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

    Cuba Vibra! Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is a dance party, a tribute to Cuban musical heritage, and a night of pure celebration all rolled into one amazingly immersive performance.

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019

    National Geographic Live - Wild Seas, Secret Shores

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes astrobiologist and emerging National Geographic Live explorer Thomas Peschak with Wild Seas, Secret Shores on March 10 & 11, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    PCL Blues - Dom Flemons

    GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter Dom Flemons brings a modern sensibility and engaging charm to old-time acoustic blues.

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    BD&P World Music - Habib Koité, Bassekou Kouyate & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Mali’s pop icon Habib Koité has a deep and varied musical vocabulary, blending Afro-pop with jazz, rock, and even classical.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    TD Jazz - Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5: Circlesongs

    The father of beatbox, the soul behind Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and a ten-time Grammy Award winner, Bobby McFerrin will take you on a life-changing musical adventure when he performs at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on February 19 as part of our TD Jazz series.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019

    BD&P World Music - Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope

    Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope brings an exhilarating and energizing combination of Celtic music, dance, and powerful storytelling to the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage direct from Ireland.

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Potted Potter– the Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience

    Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch – in the audience!) into seventy hilarious minutes.

  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    PCL Blues - The Duke Robillard Acoustic Trio

    The one and only Duke Robillard is a musician of startling musical versatility and vocabulary, bringing his talent and signature sound to swing standards, ballads, rockabilly hits, and Chicago gutbucket blues.

2018
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    TD Jazz - Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers

    CALGARY – Jose James has made a career out of experimentation, freely embracing and discarding sounds, traditions and expectations.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    PCL Blues - Cécile Doo-Kingué

    CALGARY – Montreal-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and multi-Maple Blues Award nominee Cécile Doo-Kingué performs a brand of blues that is irrefutably electrifying.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Arts Commons Presents - Saloon by Cirque Éloize

    CALGARY –TheatrCALGARY –Theatre and circus collide in a tale of romance and action with Arts Commons Presents: Saloon by Cirque Éloize at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 6, 2018.e and circus collide in a tale of romance and action with Arts Commons Presents: Saloon by Cirque Éloize at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 6, 2018.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    BD&P World Music - Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band

    CALGARY – Goran Bregović Wedding and Funeral Band has an eccentric act worthy of their eccentric name. While not yet a household name on this side of the Pacific, Goran Bregović is a superstar in the Balkans and throughout Europe.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    TD Jazz - David Sanborn

    CALGARY – David Sanborn is a jazz legend. He’s won six GRAMMY awards, recorded on platinum and eight gold albums, with a collection of original music spanning 24 records.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    PCL Blues - RL Boyce

    CALGARY – Hill Country blues musician R. L. Boyce polished his craft in the juke joints and porches of the southern U.S., fostering a loose and free style that is at once improvisation, meditative – and toe-tappingly groovy.

  • Monday, November 12, 2018

    New Opportunity for Arts Commons CEO

    Johann Zietsman, President and CEO of Arts Commons, accepts role of President and CEO at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, in Miami, Florida

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    Supertramp – Crime of the Century performed by Classic Albums Live

    You’d be bloody well right in putting Supertramp’s Crime of the Century in your top prog rock albums of all time – after all, that’s what Rolling Stone did.

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Arts Commons Presents: OK Go - The Live Video Tour

    CALGARY – OK Go, the rock band famous for their wildly creative videos, brings their unique magic to the Jack Singer Concert Hall on November 17.

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    BD&P World Music - I’m With Her

    CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents BD&P World Music is proud to present a trio of heartfelt, progressive, and accomplished women performing as I’m With Her, at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 2, 2018.

  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    Arts Commons & ConocoPhillips Canada Announce the naming of the ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning

    CALGARY - Our vision at Arts Commons is to promote a creative and compassionate society, inspired through the arts. No other program here at Arts Commons exemplifies this vision better than the newly named ConocoPhillips Hub for Inspired Learning.

  • Monday, June 18, 2018

    National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

    CALGARY – Arts Commons, in partnership with Sled Island, Treaty 7 Film Collective, IRIM (Indigenous Resilience in Music), Drum Beat and CBC Calgary are proud to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 at Arts Commons. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Broadcast Lab partners with the Treaty 7 Film Collective

    Arts Commons Presents three new media arts short films on the Broadcast Lab monitors within Arts Commons from June 1 - August 30, 2018 by media artists from the Treaty 7 Film Collective.

  • Friday, May 11, 2018

    Hilarious Harry Potter parody apparates into Calgary

    Attention wizards, muggles and other assorted magical creatures: this February, Arts Commons Presents Potted Potter, a parody show which runs through all seven Harry Potter books in seventy hilarious minutes!

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Colour and Whimsy at Arts Commons Happenings 12

    Artist reception and art party Happenings 12 at Arts Commons delves into conversations about youth and family, experimental art collisions, and the bright and colourful side of imagination and art. Happenings 12 at Arts Commons is an experimental art party filled with new exhibitions, installations, live performances, and musical projects in celebration of our current visual art exhibitors.

  • Friday, April 27, 2018

    PCL Blues - Toronzo Cannon

    Arts Commons Presents, as part of the PCL Blues series, Toronzo Cannon in the Martha Cohen Theatre on May 11 and 12. The songwriter draws from life at street level to inspire his personal, powerful, and passionate lyrics.

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    ConocoPhillips Canada assumes the role of Presenting Sponsor for National Geographic Live in Calgary

    For Immediate Release Arts Commons is pleased to announce ConocoPhillips Canada has assumed the role of Presenting Sponsor for National Geographic Live in Calgary...

  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    National Geographic Live - Crisitina Mittermeier

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes acclaimed photographer and marine biologist, National Geographic Live explorer Crisitina Mittermeier with Standing at the Water’s Edge on April 22 & 23, 2018 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018

    TD Jazz - Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

    Lisa Fischer is one of the greatest vocal talents to ever stand just behind the spotlight – until now. On April 26, 2018, Arts Commons Presents GRAMMY Award winning jazz vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer with her band Grand Baton at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Monday, March 26, 2018

    BD&P World - Che Malambo

    Arts Commons Presents Che Malambo, as part of BD&P World Music, an Argentinian, all-male dance company, heavily inspired by the gaucho tradition. A gaucho is a South American cowboy and a national symbol in many South American countries, including Argentina.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Classic Albums Live - Rumours

    Returning for their second Calgary performance this season, Arts Commons Presents the unique concert experience of Classic Albums Live with their presentation of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album Rumours - on March 22, 2018 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

    National Geographic Live - Bertie Gregory

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes an ambitious young explorer, National Geographic Live photographer Bertie Gregory with A Wild Life on March 4 & 5, 2018 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    BD&P World Music - Lila Downs

    Arts Commons Presents BD&P World Music is proud to bring Mexican-American songstress-songwriter Lila Downs to Arts Commons on March 8, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Rhythm of the People

    Indigenous DJ’s and producers are breaking barriers and breaking rules to deliver good vibes, great music, and a cultural reawakening to Calgary.

  • Monday, February 12, 2018

    PCL Blues - Roy Book Binder

    Arts Commons Presents American bluesman Roy Book Binder as part of PCL Blues on Friday, March 2 & Saturday, March 3 in the Engineered Air Theatre.

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018

    TD Jazz - Stacey Kent

    For Immediate Release February 1, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Platinum-selling jazz singer Stacey Kent comes to Calgary CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents Platinum-selling jazz artist – Stacey Kent – on February 22, 2018 in the Jack Singer Con...

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Happenings 11

    For Immediate Release January 30, 2018 Arts Commons Presents Happenings 11 – The Architecture of Sculpture CALGARY – Artist reception and art party Happenings 11 at Arts Commons delves into urban design, architecture, place-making, community...

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    World Music - Marc Cohn

    For Immediate Release January 10, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Marc Cohn takes a Walk in Memphis with the Blind Boys of Alabama CALGARY – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of his seminal album, Arts Commons Presents BD&P...

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Soundscape - Jan 2018

    For Immediate Release January 9, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Subconscious Transition to Sleep Explored in Multi-Channel Sound Art CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents brings a new media art sound installation to the +15 hallway that runs from Jan...

  • Monday, January 8, 2018

    Lightbox Studio - Jan 2018

    For Immediate Release January 8, 2018 Arts Commons Presents: Impermanence of the Material World Examined in Lightbox Studio CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents brings a new installation to Lightbox Studio by multimedia artist Tamara Lee A...

2017
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Windows Galleries - Dec 2017

    For Immediate Release November 30, 2017 Arts Commons Presents: Water, Nature, Man-made Structures, and Ruin Explored in new Window Galleries Exhibition CALGARY – Arts Commons showcases four unique exhibits in the Window Galleries this Decembe...

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Broadcast Lab - Dec 2017

    November 23, 2017 For Immediate Release November 23, 2017 Arts Commons Presents: Three Visually Powerful Short Films in Broadcast Lab

  • Friday, November 17, 2017

    PCL Blues - Dawn Tyler Watson

    November 17, 2017 For Immediate Release March 16, 2017

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Classic Albums Live - Abbey Road

    November 14, 2017 For Immediate Release November 14, 2017

  • Monday, November 13, 2017

    Happenings 10

    November 13, 2017 For Immediate Release November 13, 2017

  • Monday, November 6, 2017

    Sachal Ensemble Concert Cancelled

    November 6, 2017 For Immediate Release

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Lightbox - Nov 2017

    November 2, 2017 For Immediate Release November 2, 2017

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017

    TD Jazz - Ramsey Lewis

    October 26, 2017 For Immediate Release October 26, 2017

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Dia de Muertos at Arts Commons

    October 24, 2017 For Immediate Release October 24, 2017

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Nat Geo - Mireya Mayor

    October 19, 2017 For Immediate Release October 19, 2017

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    BD&P World Music - The Sachal Ensemble

    October 19, 2017 For Immediate Release October 19, 2017

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017

    PCL Blues - Multi-award winning blues artist Harpdog Brown

    October 5, 2017 For Immediate Release October 5, 2017

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    TD Jazz - Legendary Jazz Musician leads HUDSON

    September 26, 2017 For Immediate Release September 26, 2017

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Arts Commons Unveils New Patron Experience Initiatives

    September 14, 2017 For Immediate Release September 14, 2017

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    BD&P World Music - PIAF The Show

    September 14, 2017 For Immediate Release September 14, 2017

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Broadcast Lab - Sept 2017

    September 12, 2017 For Immediate Release September 12, 2017

  • Monday, September 11, 2017

    PCL Blues - Kenny Neal brings Swamp Blues to Arts Commons

    September 11, 2017 For Immediate Release September 11, 2017

  • Friday, September 8, 2017

    Soundscape - Sept 2017

    September 8, 2017 For Immediate Release September 8, 2017

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Window Galleries - Sept 2017

    September 6, 2017 For Immediate Release September 6, 2017

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    The Ledge Gallery - Sept 2017

    September 5, 2017 For Immediate Release September 5, 2017

  • Friday, September 1, 2017

    Lightbox Studio - Sept 2017

    September 1, 2017 For Immediate Release September 5, 2017

  • Friday, July 28, 2017

    Soundscape - July 2017

    June 28, 2017 For Immediate Release June 28, 2017

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Broadcast Lab - June 2017

    June 7, 2017 For Immediate Release June 7, 2017

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Ledge Gallery - June 2017

    June 6, 2017 For Immediate Release June 6, 2017

  • Friday, June 2, 2017

    Lightbox Studio - June 2017

    June 2, 2017 For Immediate Release June 2, 2017

  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    Soundscape - April 2017

    For Immediate Release April 21, 2017

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Arts Commons Celebrates National Volunteer Week

    For Immediate Release April 18, 2017

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    National Geographic Live: The Mystery of Our Human Story

    For Immediate Release March 21, 2017

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Viral star Jack Broadbent

    For Immediate Release March 16, 2017

  • Friday, March 3, 2017

    Ledge Gallery - March 2017

    For Immediate Release March 3, 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Blues Legends Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite

    For Immediate Release March 1, 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    GAMA - March 2017

    For Immediate Release March 1, 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Window Galleries - March 2017

    For Immediate Release March 1, 2017

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Viral Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro

    For Immediate Release February 7, 2017

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    National Geographic Live: The Risky Science of Exploration

    For Immediate Release January 18, 2017

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Rich Stories with Eric Bibb and Michael Jerome Browne

    For Immediate Release January 11, 2017

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Black Arm Band featured in High Performance Rodeo

    For Immediate Release January 11, 2017

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Soundscape - Jan 2017

    For Immediate Release January 3, 2017

2016
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Supercharged six-string swamp tunes from Reverend Peyton

    For Immediate Release December 13, 2016 Arts Commons Presents: Supercharged six-string swamp tunes from Reverend Peyton CALGARY – Arts Commons invites you to experience a new blues project from noted blues singer, Reverend Peyton on F...

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Lightbox - Dec 2016

    For Immediate Release December 2, 2016 Arts Commons Presents: An exploration of humanity’s relationship and reliance on plants CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is excited to showcase Calgary artist Alyssa Ellis’ The Story of Plant...

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Window Galleries - Dec 2016

    For Immediate Release December 1, 2016 Arts Commons Presents: Contemporary Photography from Seities Studio in Cyanotype CALGARY – Seities Studio’s The photographic blue comes to Window Galleries in Arts Commons this December. Showc...

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    GAMA - Nov 2016

    For Immediate Release November 29, 2016 Arts Commons Presents: Three Albertan artists approach truth and technology through animation CALGARY –Arts Commons Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) is proud to showcase three short films that ...

  • Friday, November 25, 2016

    Ledge Gallery - Nov 2016

    For Immediate Release November 25, 2016 Arts Commons Presents: Calgary artist transforms everyday materials into a sublime installation CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents passing through/stay awhile, a tactile and tangible work exploring t...

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Whisky-smoked vocals with Angel Forrest

    For Immediate Release November 10, 2016 Arts Commons Presents: Whisky-smoked vocals from Contemporary Quebec blues belter CALGARY – Arts Commons invites you to experience one of the most powerful blues singers on the scene today, Angel ...

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Miles Electric Band Announcement

    Arts Commons Presents: Miles Electric Band to Close Arts Commons TDJazz Season CALGARY – To bring the TD Jazz season to a powerful close, Arts Commons Presents announces the addition of Miles Electric Band to replace Bobby McFerrin on April 2...

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    World Musician Rokia Traoré

    Arts Commons Presents: Powerful and provocative World Musician Rokia Traoré CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents singer/songwriter Rokia Traoré as part of BD&P World Music on November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Jack Singer Concert Hall. ...

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Ali Hassan Comes to Calgary

    Arts Commons Presents: Ali Hassan’s New Stand-Up Show: Muslim, Interrupted CALGARY – After packing venues across the country with his previous one-man stand-up show, From Zero To Hero, Ali Hassan is back with more laughs for a one night only, t...

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Slide Guitar Martin Harley

    Arts Commons Presents: UK Slide Guitarist Channels Mississippi Delta CALGARY – To open the PCL Blues season, Arts Commons is pleased to welcome blues artist, Martin Harley on Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 to the Arts Commons, Engi...

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    National Geographic Live: I Bought a Rainforest

    Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live I Bought a Rainforest with acclaimed photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James “I am constantly staggered and inspired by nature both in its design and its beauty; it's led to a lifelong obsession to...

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    GAMA - Sept 2016

    Arts Commons Presents: Three Alberta artists demonstrate the use of abstract narratives in experimental media CALGARY –Arts Commons Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) is proud to showcase three short films that experiment with cameraless...

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Lightbox - Sept 2016

    Arts Commons Presents: Edmonton artist tackles female stereotypes in Lady Painter CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents Lady Painter, a tongue-in-cheek mixed-media installation examining female stereotypes in The Ledge Gallery by Edmonton-ba...

  • Monday, September 12, 2016

    Trombone Shorty

    Trombone Shorty brings his New Orleans funky brass dance party to Calgary CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is proud to kick off the third season of TD Jazz in style with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on September 27, 2016. New Orleans nati...

  • Friday, September 9, 2016

    Window Galleries - Sept 2016

    Arts Commons Presents: A painting exhibition about humour, self-awareness, and abstraction CALGARY – Coming to the Window Galleries in Arts Commons is a layered and insightful meta-work from three talented and emerging artists. Rhys Farrell’...

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Bobby McFerrin Cancelled

    Bobby McFerrin cancels tour due to health reasons CALGARY – Arts Commons regrets to announce that Bobby McFerrin’s April 27, 2017 Calgary concert and subsequent tour has been cancelled due to artist health reasons. A statement from McFerrin...

  • Monday, August 8, 2016

    Margaret Cho Live in Calgary

    Arts Commons Presents: Margaret Cho comes to Calgary for one night only CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is thrilled to announce Margaret Cho coming to Calgary for a one-night-only standup comedy performance on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Begin...

  • Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Soundscape - Sept 2016

    Arts Commons Presents: The sounds of the Canadian Arctic featuring Tanya Tagaq CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is proud to announce A Time and Place, Revisited, a cyclical story of song and soundscapes inspired by—and made exclusively from...

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    GAMA - June 2016

    Arts Commons Presents: 12 Canadian artists interpret and adapt Michael Snow’s 1957 “Poem” into short films CALGARY –Arts Commons Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) is proud to showcase a unique collaborative project with twelve Canadian visual, m...

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Ledge Gallery - June 2016

    Arts Commons Presents: Artist in Residence Natural Real Supreme creates a garden oasis CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents Shared Singularity, a bright and colourful garden oasis in The Ledge Gallery from Calgary’s Natural Real Supreme, starting on ...

2015
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015

    National Geographic Live - Gorongosa Reborn

    Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live Gorongosa Reborn: A Cameraman’s Journal with Wildlife Filmmaker Bob Poole "Gorongosa is proof that, what we’ve broken, we can put back together.” – Bob Poole CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is proud...

  • Friday, December 4, 2015

    The Peel Project

    Arts Commons Presents: A centre-wide celebration of The Peel Project CALGARY – Arts Commons is honoured to present an unprecedented centre-wide showcase of The Peel Project, a uniquely Canadian story of how art and activism can serve as a catalyst ...

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    Ledge Gallery - Dec 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: The Ledge Gallery transforms into a psychedelic fantasy CALGARY –Beginning December 7th, Calgary artist Sasha Foster will take residence in The Ledge Gallery and transform the space into a psychedelic fantasy. Entitled FAR O...

  • Friday, November 27, 2015

    GAMA - Dec 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: Free shorts offer ‘microcinema’ for passersby CALGARY – Three new short films and experimental media come to the Arts Commons Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA), each showing snapshots of life and art from the three filmmak...

  • Monday, November 16, 2015

    Happenings 2

    Arts Commons Presents Happenings 2 CALGARY – You’re invited to an art party! Arts Commons is excited to announce a new, free, and recurring programming initiative with Happenings 2 on Thursday November 19. In May 2015, Arts Commons presented Happ...

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    AC Presents - Alvin and The Chipmunks Live on Stage

    For immediate release One of two performances of Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Musical cancelled CALGARY - Arts Commons regrets to announce that the 3pm, November 27, 2015 show of Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Musical, has been cancelled. As value...

  • Monday, October 26, 2015

    Emilie-Claire Barlow and Matt Dusk

    Arts Commons Presents: TD Jazz Emilie-Claire Barlow and Matt Dusk CALGARY – Arts Commons is thrilled to welcome two of Canada’s most beloved jazz artists at the top of their game to TD Jazz. Emilie-Claire Barlow and Matt Dusk, both with new album...

  • Monday, October 26, 2015

    Oct 26 - Johnny Cash

    Arts Commons Presents Art!Flicks We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio CALGARY – Arts Commons is pleased to present the North American premiere of the landmark music documentary We’re Still Here: ...

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Paco Pena

    Arts Commons Presents: BD&P World Music Paco Peña - Flamencura CALGARY – Back by popular demand, Paco Peña returns to Calgary to open the new season of BD&P World Music for a night of Latin celebration and virtuosic flamenco guitar playing on Octo...

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Luke Winslow King

    Arts Commons Presents PCL Blues: New voice of Vintage Americana Luke Winslow King CALGARY – Arts Commons welcomes Luke Winslow King to the Engineered Air Theatre on November 5 and 6, 2015, accompanied by his bottleneck slide guitar and a load of co...

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    National Geographic - Blue Ocean

    Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live Blue Ocean with Sylvia Earle "I find the lure of the unknown irresistible.” – Sylvia Earle CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is proud to welcome back the National Geographic Live speaker series for it...

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Lightbox Studio - Oct 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: Dana Buzzee in Lightbox Studio CALGARY – In partnership with Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) and Arts Commons Presents, LORE is Dana Buzee’s immersive installation experience that works in conversation with ATP’s theatre play ...

  • Monday, September 21, 2015

    Alberta Culture Days 2015

    Arts Commons celebrates Alberta Culture Days Tours, films, live music, drawing sessions and more! CALGARY – Arts Commons presents an exciting line-up of fun, free activities in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days, including free tours, films, vis...

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

    Arts Commons Presents: TD Jazz Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® - Adios Tour CALGARY – Kicking off the 2015-2016 season of TD Jazz in a big way, Arts Commons is proud to bring Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® to Calgary for their final Adios To...

  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    Window Galleries - Sept 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: Window Galleries showcases nature through the artist’s lens CALGARY – Coming to the Window Galleries in Arts Commons are works that each deal in very different mediums to express their individual messages. Diana Uh-Jin Ch...

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Ledge Gallery - Sept 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: Music Composition and Art come together in Ledge Gallery CALGARY – In a new and unique collaboration, composer Mark Limacher and visual artist Brianna Strong come together to create an art installation in the Ledge Gallery t...

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Lightbox Studio - August 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: Sarah Norden in Lightbox Studio CALGARY – Starting today, and continuing throughout the month of September, Arts Commons hosts the evolving work of Calgary artist Sarah Norden as she fills the Lightbox Studio with detailed dr...

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    GAMA - Sept 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: Dreams and Stories featured with GAMA CALGARY – Three new short films come to Arts Commons on the Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) monitors next week, Carlito Ghioni’s Escape From Here, John Osborne’s I’m in Love with the...

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Soundscape - Sept 2015

    Arts Commons Presents: +15 Soundscape featuring Avant-Garde Pop that uses the human body as instrument CALGARY – The +15 Soundscape in Arts Commons is soon to be home to a new sound installation by electronic musician and performance artist Sarah Ke...

  • Thursday, August 13, 2015

    Window Galleries - Aug 2015

    Window Galleries showcases three unique visual storytellers CALGARY – Starting this week, Arts Commons hosts Studio C in the Window Galleries, highlighting 10 years of impactful work in our community through encouraged artistic expression. The...

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    AC Presents - Alvin and The Chipmunks Live on Stage

    For immediate release Arts Commons presents: The World’s Most Famous Chipmunk Trio Hits the Road LIVE CALGARY – Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Iconic Entertainment Studios announced today that ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON S...

  • Monday, June 22, 2015

    Arts Commons Presents - Interntionally acclaimed line-up comes to Calgary

    For Immediate Release Arts Commons Presents: Internationally acclaimed line-up comes to Calgary for 2015-16 season CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is proud to bring internationally acclaimed artists from Canada and around the world to Calgary for t...

  • Monday, June 8, 2015

    Ledge Gallery - explore.interrupt.interact.

    v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} For Immediate Release June 8, 2015 Arts Commons Presents: Public Poetry Catalyst for Artistic Interac...

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Lightbox Studio - Sled Island Art by Studio C

    For Immediate Release June 2, 2015 Arts Commons Presents: Sled Island Art by Studio C CALGARY – In collaboration with Sled Island, Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) features the work of Studio C in the Lightbox Studi...

  • Friday, May 29, 2015

    GAMA - Lyle Pisio, Manuel Ermecheo, and Sandra Vida

    For Immediate Release May 29, 2015 Arts Commons Presents: Dreams and Stories featured with GAMA CALGARY – Three new short films come to Arts Commons on the Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) monitors this week including Lyle Pisio’s Haiku 7:P...

  • Friday, May 29, 2015

    BD&P World Music - The Hot Sardines

    v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} BD&P World Music: Modern Sensibility, Retro Jazz Vibe - The Hot Sardines CALGARY – With a swinging r...

  • Monday, May 25, 2015

    +15 Soundscape - Sky Sounds

    For Immediate Release May 25, 2015 +15 Soundscape in Arts Commons features Deep Field Podcast CALGARY – The +15 Soundscape in Arts Commons is soon to be home to a new sound installation that will encourage people to look up, and think of the sky...

  • Monday, April 20, 2015

    TD Jazz - Cassandra Wilson

    For Immediate Release April 20, 2015 TD Jazz Series: Cassandra Wilson CALGARY – Grammy-winning jazz musician, Cassandra Wilson celebrates the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday with Coming Forth by Day on May 2, 2015 at Arts Commons (formerly...

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015

    National Geographic Live - Pete McBride at Arts Commons

    For Immediate Release April 9, 2015 National Geographic Live: Chasing Rivers CALGARY – Surge through the rapids with a man who has dedicated his life to the study of the world’s great rivers, Pete McBride, as Arts Commons presents National Geo...

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    BD&P World Music - Lila Downs brings Pan-Latin Pop

    For Immediate Release March 31, 2015 BD&P World Music Series: Pan-Latin Pop with Lila Downs CALGARY – Cultural ambassador and Grammy-winning artist, Lila Downs comes to Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) on April 24, 201...

  • Monday, March 30, 2015

    An Evening with Canadian Comic Icon

    For Immediate Release March 30, 2015 Arts Commons presents: An Evening with Canadian Comic Icon CALGARY – Canadian comic icon Martin Short comes to Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) for a rare, one-night only varie...

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    TD Jazz - John Pizzarelli Quartet

    For Immediate Release March 10, 2015 TD Jazz Series: Grammy-Winning John Pizzarelli CALGARY – Grammy-nominated jazz crooner, John Pizzarelli comes to Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) on April 1, 2015 in the Jack Singe...

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Ledge Gallery - Larissa Tiggelers

    For Immediate Release February 18, 2015 Ledge Gallery showcases Calgary artist Larissa Tiggelers CALGARY – The Ledge Gallery at Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) welcomes Calgary-based artist Larissa Tiggelers as s...

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    GAMA - Three new short films

    For Immediate Release February 11, 2015 Three new short films at the Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (GAMA) CALGARY – Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) is proud to partner with the Quickdraw Animation Society to pres...

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    PCL Blues Series - Kat Danser

    For Immediate Release February 10, 2015 PCL Blues Series presents Kat Danser CALGARY – This March, Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) welcomes Alberta’s Queen of Swamp Blues, Kat Danser, featuring Steve Dawson, for tw...

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    PCL Blues Series - Tinsley Ellis

    Media Release For Immediate Release January 29, 2015 PCL Blues Series presents Tinsley Ellis CALGARY – This February, Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) welcomes the electrifying bluesman, Tinsley Ellis, for one night on...

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Toe-tapping Sensation – The Hot Sardines

    Media Release For Immediate Release January 27, 2015 BD&P World Music Series presents Toe-tapping Sensation – The Hot Sardines CALGARY – Arts Commons is happy to announce that in place of Mulatu Astatke, the BD&P World Music Series will feature...

  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Rosanne Cash rescheduleds Calgary Concert

    Media Release For Immediate Release January 26, 2015 Rosanne Cash reschedules Calgary concert CALGARY – Due to a family emergency within the band, Rosanne Cash has postponed The River & The Thread concert, originally scheduled for January 31, in C...

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    TD Jazz - Marcus Roberts Trio

    Media Release For Immediate Release January 21, 2015 TD Jazz Series presents New Orleans Meets Harlem with Marcus Roberts Trio CALGARY – Piano virtuoso and consummate jazz man Marcus Roberts tours with his trio to Calgary on February 5 & 6, 2015 ...

  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    +15 Soundscape - Nimalan Yoganathan

    Media Release For Immediate Release January 13, 2015 +15 Soundscape Reimagines Dub Music Soundscape in Arts Commons features innovative Dub music artist CALGARY – Arts Commons brings a new sound installation to the +15 Soundscape starting Janua...

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Window Galleries - Unseen Beauty of Paradise

    Media Release For Immediate Release January 8, 2015 Unseen Beauty of Paradise featured in Window Galleries New photography exhibit highlights casts unique light CALGARY – Starting January 12th, the Window Galleries in Arts Commons will feat...

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Lightbox Studio - Renderrabbits

    Media Release For Immediate Release January 7, 2015 Renderrabbits Showcases New Exhibit in Lightbox Studio Studio space in Arts Commons highlights creation process CALGARY – Lightbox Studio in Arts Commons showcases a new studio project start...

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