Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kick off Alberta Culture Days with a FREE block party

On Friday, September 26, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Stephen Avenue Walk and Olympic Plaza will become Calgary’s cultural hub with a variety of activities, exhibits and performances geared to excite and engage everyone from culture sophisticates to those learning to cultivate a love of the local scene.

Attendees will have the chance to take part in dozens of activities that will give a taste of Alberta’s vibrant art and cultural life:

Dance to live DJs courtesy of the BassBus
Rock out during performances from Alberta bands, The Wet Secrets and Viet Cong
Make your own noise at the Instrument Petting Zoo or on the Street Piano
Be dazzled by a state-of-the-art projection light show from Beama Visual Environments
Get crafty at the Arts Studio Interactive featuring a potter’s wheel, painting easel and life drawing
Learn about historic photo-making processes, and get a free photo at the Tintype photographic workshop with Rainika Photo Grafik
Cheer on the Open Streets bike power bar from Pedal Powered Lights
Tickle the funny bone with cheeky operatic interpretations during a Cowtown Opera Company performance
Let the creative juices flow at the EMMedia VJ Demo Station
Listen to wild storytelling and poetry courtesy of the Alberta League of Encouraging Storytelling
Sip a beverage and grab a snack on the patios along Stephen Avenue Walk
And more to be announced!

And the fun doesn't end there! The 7th Annual Alberta Culture Days will feature thousands of free, family-friendly events running throughout the weekend of September 26 to 28. Alberta Culture Days was started to recognize all that Alberta has to offer in the way of arts and culture and last year more than 1,450 events were held in communities across the province.

Visit www.albertaculturedays.ca to learn more or download the Alberta Culture Calendar app from the Apple App Store to find events throughout the province. Stay informed on more party plans and during Alberta Culture Days by following @AlbertaCulture on Twitter, like the Alberta Culture Days Facebook page or join our event on Facebook.

Submitted by Jennifer Storm, Arts and Culture, Recreation

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