Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kick off Celebration at Olympic Plaza launches Alberta Culture Days 2013

This Friday, September 27, kicks off the sixth annual Alberta Culture Days, which has grown over the years from a one day event recognizing Alberta’s arts and culture to a three-day nation-wide event.

To kick off the weekend, The City of Calgary, in partnership with the Province of Alberta, is hosting a free family friendly celebration and concert at Olympic Plaza, September 27 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The free concert is from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Olympic Plaza with performances by local musicians Cadence Weapon, Makeshift Innocence, Bitterweed Draw and Sidney York, as well as a performance by the world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand.  Other performances and artistic exhibits include stilt-walkers, juggling, visual artists working live on site, Quickdraw Animation, and other interactive surprises.

Calgarians are also invited to visit the nearby Municipal Plaza to check out the Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA) installation of Dave Dyment’s suspended disco balls and Max Streicher’s sculpture of a horse leaping out of the wall.

Alberta Culture Days 2013, from September 27 to 29, showcases the province's arts, multicultural, heritage and non-profit/voluntary organizations; creative industries and individual artists, while encouraging all Albertans to discover the important contributions of culture to a prosperous, vibrant society.  It is part of the national Culture Days weekend in which hundreds of communities across Canada are participating and celebrating culture.

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