By Sara Elizabeth Taylor
The Super Secret Sideshow Spectacular
Arrata Opera Centre
Art collective The People Inchoate brings a night of circus-inspired art and performance. The event will feature artists like Camille Betts, Andrea and Julia Jungwirth, Rachelle Quinn and more, as well as performances by J.A.R, Axis D’Evil of the Garter Girls, Nathan M. Godfrey, and All Hands on Jane. Plus, costumes are encouraged! Check out facebook.com/thepeopleinchoate for more information.
Urban Venus Deliciously Sweet Run
TELUS Spark / Bottomlands Park
This run in support of TELUS Spark features deliciously sweet cupcakes, mini manicures and take-home spa treats. TELUS Spark will also have tents set up to inspire kids’ creativity. Enjoy a 5K walk or run, or a 10K run, through scenic Bottomlands Park. Visit urbanvenusrun.ca to register.
The Food Lovers Urban Market #3
The Food Lovers Urban Market is a not-for-profit organization helping others through food, music and art. Their series of pop-up events give home cooks, chefs and food entrepreneurs a chance to showcase new ideas in an exciting way. Plus, this event gives back through a partnership with Mealshare: for every ticket sold and every marked item purchased at the event, one meal will be provided to someone in need. Find more information at thefoodloversurbanmarket.com.
NMC Out Loud Gala
See, hear, taste, touch and feel music in a new way with this immersive and experiential gala that gives a sneak peak at what the new National Music Centre will bring to Canada’s rich musical landscape. Uniquities will be transformed into a creative playspace for 600 guests, who will enjoy food from Hyatt Regency Executive Chef David Flegel, interactive exhibitions and a special performance by Juno- and CCMA-award-winning artist Johnny Reid. Visit nmcoutloud.ca for details and tickets.
Alberta Culture Days
Launched as Alberta Arts Day with 100 events in 2008, Alberta Culture Days has expanded into a vibrant, three-day, province-wide celebration with over 1,450 events in 2013. This year, the event will continue to showcase the province’s arts, multicultural, heritage and non-profit/voluntary organizations, as well as creative industries and individual artists. Visit culture.alberta.ca/culturedays for a full list of events.
Rock the House Run
A fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta, Rock the House Run is a family-friendly event featuring a 5K walk or run, 10K run or the 1K McDonald’s Go Active walk for little legs. Participants will enjoy the pleasant distraction of bands, jugglers, belly dancers and other entertainment all along the route. Visit ahomeawayfromhome.org to register.
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the Rozsa Centre
Multiple prize and award winner André Laplante has firmly established himself as one of the great romantic virtuosos. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of brilliant pianists who do not hesitate to take risks. Tickets are available at scpa.ucalgary.ca/events/andre-laplante-piano.AB, Alberta, Alberta Culture Days, Arrata Opera Centre, Bottomlands Park, Calgary events, Market Mall, National Music Centre, Rozsa Centre, TELUS Spark, Uniquities, Venu1008