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Bad Moments - Forever by Conrad Marion

Date: August 5 - September 29, 2017
Location: Stride Gallery, 1006 MacLeod Tr SE

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Closing reception will be held on September 28, 2017 @ 6-7pm at the Stride +15 Space at the Arts Commons (205 8 Ave SE, Calgary AB). Refreshments to follow at the Palomino (109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB).

BAD MOMENTS - FOREVER is the final instalment in a series of works under the moniker of bad moments. bad moments is the result of several year of studio-based research and consists of seven separate installations, each utilizing the same materials in different configurations. Crumbling relationships, the loss and redefining of identity, and the toxicity of the heroicized romantic self-image are closely examined through a heavily nostalgic slow dance at your high school prom.

CONRAD MARION is a Calgary-based artist currently working towards his BFA at the Alberta College of Art and Design. His work deals primarily with the aftershocks of failed relationships viewed through a heavy filter of saccharine nostalgia.

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Beakerhead: Enoch Park

Date: September 13 - 17, 2017
Location: Enoch Park (314 12 Ave S)

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The future of Victoria Park is bright indeed, with plans underway to transform this part of Calgary’s core. During the day, explore Enoch Park with the bunnies. Then, at night, step into a beautiful world of light projection presented by a talented team led by David Low.

Nibbles is an illuminated interactive artwork for the young and the young at heart, inspired by Amanda Parer's internationally exhibited artwork Intrude. The seven baby bunny designs sing with toy bell sounds, and shine from within through dynamic, coloured lighting effects. The bunnies will be in their vegetable patch accompanied by giant stuffed carrots, peas and flower props for children of all ages to move around freely and feed to the baby bunnies.

Explore Enoch Park and take in Nest on your way. This is a trip that will light up your imagination!

Collab Brew Launch

Date: September 13, 2017
Location: Mill Street Brewpub, 219 17th Ave SW
Time: 4 pm 

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Stop by Mill Street Brewpub Calgary for the collab brew launch with Common Crown - Equinox Saison. The keg will be tapped at 4 pm, so get there early to secure your seat!

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Other Portraits - Patrick Cruz & Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill

Date: September 15 - November 3, 2017
Location: Stride Gallery, 1006 MacLeod Tr SE
Opening Reception: September 15 @ 8 pm

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OTHER-PORTRAITS is a collaborative sculptural project by Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill and Patrick Cruz that considers processes of knowledge building, familiarization and how we become acquainted with a person, place or thing. Through an inquiry into material histories, visual languages, and overlapping personal narratives, Other portraits attempts to listen to what comes next and what came before.

GABRIELLE L'HIRONDELLE HILL is a Metis artist and writer from Vancouver, BC, located on unceded Coast Salish territory. Gabrielle's sculptures and installations perform as both a material exploration of colour and form and an enquiry into concepts of land, property, and economy. Her work has been exhibited at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Sunset Terrace, and Gallery Gachet in Vancouver; SBC galerie d'art contemporain in Montreal; SOMArts in San Francisco; and Get This! Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

PATRICK CRUZ is a Filipino-Canadian artist working between Canada and the Philippines. Cruz studied painting at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA at the University of Guelph. Driven by folk sentiment, his multi-disciplinary practise is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, bio-politics and the paradoxical effects of globalization.

EcoHub YYC: Appalacian Egg Basket Workshop

Date: September 17, 2017
Time: 2 pm
Location: EcoHubYYC, 1325 1 Street SW

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BasketWith fall on the way, baskets come in handy for collecting the harvest bounty from your garden. Baskets also make great gifts or serve as stylish decor in your home. This workshop will walk you through the materials needed and techniques required to make your very own beautiful, yet useful, baskets. 

On September 17, learn to make a traditional Appalacian Egg Basket. The workshop will take about two hours and includes all supplies to make one 10" basket. Our coffee bar will be offering complimentary beverages and goodies for participants. 

Register in store, or by clicking here

Oktoberfest Brewmasters Dinner - Mill Street Brewpub

Date: September 19, 2017
Location: Mill Street Brewpub, 219 17th Ave SW
Time: 6 - 9 pm

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Join us as we celebrate the legendary Oktoberfest with a four-course meal of beer-infused dishes paired with local and Toronto brews. Chef Lindsey has developed a one-night-only, special Bavarian menu that you won’t want to miss.

The event is hosted by our in-house Head Brewer, Bennie Dingemanse. It’s a great opportunity to meet Bennie, and learn about our local brewing program while enjoying five Mill Street beers!

On the taps for the evening:

From Calgary:

  • - Dunkelweizen
  • - Costigan Kolsch
  • - Rocky Mountain Marzen

From Toronto:

  • - Altbier
  • - Ginger Beer

To purchase your tickets, click here. Tickets include beer, dinner, tax and gratuity.

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EcoHub YYC: Beaded Decor Basket Workshop

Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: EcoHubYYC, 1325 1 Street SW

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With fall on the way, baskets come in handy for collecting the harvest bountyBeaded Decor Basket from your garden. Baskets also make great gifts or serve as stylish decor in your home. This workshop will walk you through the materials needed and techniques required to make your very own beautiful, yet useful, baskets. 

On September 19, learn to make a small beaded decor basket. The workshop will take about two hours and includes all supplies to make one 6" basket. Our coffee bar will be offering complimentary beverages and goodies for participants. 

Register in store, or by clicking here.

Oktoberfest at Mill Street

Date: September 20, 2017
Location: Mill Street Brewpub Calgary, 219 17th Ave SW
Time: 6 - 9 pm 

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It's Oktoberfest season!

Beer enthusiasts, come on down to Mill Street Brewery September 20th for an unforgettable night of drinking, music, and strength competitions. Mill Street is teaming up with YYCNow for a Volksfest collab party featuring head-brewer Bennie's local Oktoberfest beer, Jäger, house-made Volksfest bites, cask tapping, and more.

To purchase your tickets, click here

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Pure Dance Convention Calgary

Date and Time: September 24, 2017
Location: BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW

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PURE DANCE CONVENTION - CALGARY 2017
Sunday September 24th, 2017

Suggested age levels:

Junior: 7-9

Inter: 10-12

Senior: 13+

Individual Tuition Rates:

JUNIOR Standard Tuition Rate - $130 + TAX

INTER/SENIOR Standard Tuition Rate - $160 + TAX

Observer Wristbands:

We love parents at Pure Dance & would love to have you watch! 

Observer Wristband $25 + TAX

To purchase your tickets, click here. 

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Calgary Gem & Mineral Show

Date and Time: October 20 - 22, 2017
Location: Stampede Park, Big Four Building, 1898 Macleod Trail SE

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The seventh annual Calgary Gem & Mineral Show.

This one of a kind event is featuring over 60 of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art and more. Demonstrations, lectures and door prizes every hour! 

Friday, October 20th 2017, 1pm-9pm
Saturday, October 21st 2017, 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 10am-5pm

For more tickets and more information, click here.