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Christmas markets calgary

Hot Art Round-Up: Dec 13-16

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Jennifer Park: True North-Faith in Nature Reception
Blackboard Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

‘Tis The Reason Holiday Market
Paula Timm Studio, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

Year End Art Show Party
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters (Mission) 6 – 9 pm

New Edward Gallery: Under $500 Group Exhibition
New Edward Gallery: Thursday – Saturday, 7 – 10 pm

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

Market Collective 10 Year Anniversary + Holiday MC
BMO Centre: Friday 4 – 9pm, Saturday + Sunday 10am – 6 pm

she[EMPOWERS] Christmas Market: Shop From and Support Female Entrepreneurs
St Louis Hotel, East Village: Friday 4 – 9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Calgary Night Market Final Holiday Shopping Series
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 11 pm

Community Evening at Esker
Esker Foundation, 6 – 8 pm

George Webber – Alberta Book Launch Presentation
Calgary’s New Central Library, 7 – 9 pm (RSVP ticket)

CSIF/EMMEDIA/Quickdraw/TRUCK Holiday Celebration!
Inner City Brewing Company, 7 – 10 pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

Splash Art Christmas Market 2018
Neon Milkshake Art Studio, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Tis The Reason Holiday Market
Paula Timm Studio, cSPACE: 10 am – 4 pm

VivianeArt Gallery Pop-In, 1 – 5 pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

Art Acoustic Sunday Series
Art On 9th, 10 am – noon

Art Night Fundraiser
Koi, 6:30 – 10 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 29 – Dec 2

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH

Deck the Walls! – Group Exhibition
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, 5:50 – 7:30 pm

Kevin Sonmor – “Equus and the Others”
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, 5:50 – 7:30 pm

Post Mini Show and Sale
University of Calgary Department of Art, reception and live auction 4 – 7 pm

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH

The Small Paintings Show
Webster Galleries, 3 – 6 pm

Common Ground – Art Show
Colony Photography Studio and Cowork Space, 5 – 10 pm

Calgary Night Market Holiday Shopping Series
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 11 pm

This Place is Ours: Coven Retrospective
Stride Gallery, 8 pm – midnight

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

Splash Art Christmas Market 2018
Neon Milkshake Art Studio, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

YYC Alternative Market
Inglewood Community Hall, 10 am – 4 pm

The 2018 Calgary Expo Holiday Market
BMO Centre, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm 

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 1 pm 

Craft Market at North Glenmore Park Community Association
10 am – 3 pm

Christmas Group Show
Gibson Fine Art, 10 am – 5 pm, through January 5

Solo Exhibition Opening – Jean Pederson
The Collectors’ Gallery of Art, noon – 4 pm

Artist Advocacy + Advice: Free Drop-In!
Carfac Alberta, TRUCK Contemporary Art: 2 – 4 pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

Art Acoustic Sunday Series
Art On 9th, 10 am – noon

Wildflower Art Salon & Sale
Wildflower Arts Centre, 10 am – 4 pm

Wolf Willow Winter Sale
Wolf Willow Studio, 10 am – 4 pm

Moe Shelley’s Annual Holiday Handmade Market
Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, 10:30 am – 5 pm

Art in The Hood
Ramsay Community Association, 11 am – 4 pm

“JaZzY”, Cityview Salon
Kat Lakeman Studio, noon – 5 pm

 

15 things to do in Calgary in December

By SHAUNA MCGINN

The holiday season is in full swing, with a variety of markets, shows, craft sales and more underway. But peek behind the festive fun and you’ll find that this December goes above and beyond the typical offerings of the Christmas season, with unique events bound to make this month a memorable one.

Ellen Doty. Courtesy Take Aim Media.

ELLEN DOTY AT STUDIO BELL
As part of the National Music Centre’s Alberta Spotlight Series, Calgary-based singer-songwriter Ellen Doty will take the stage on December 6 for an intimate performance. Doty’s musical touch blends jazz, folk, soul, and indie-pop, which come together to create a style at once unique and distinctly soulful.

BIG ROCK BREWING WORKSHOP
Calgary’s own Big Rock Brewing Company will be at Heritage Park on December 6 teaching beer lovers how to craft their own brew from start to finish.

MIRACLE ON FIRST STREET YYC
Proof cocktail bar has morphed into a magical Christmas haven, complete with special holiday drinks like the Christmaspolitan and the Run Run Rudolph. Sip and get into the spirit from 4:00 pm – 1:00 am until December 23.

THE TENORS
Popular Canadian operatic group The Tenors are performing their Home for the Holidays show on December 8 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
See Canadian theatre star Stephen Hair play Ebenezer Scrooge for the 25th year in a row in this holiday favourite, on until December 23.

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Catch this show at the Calgary Opera from December 7-9. Created by Gian Carlo Menotti, this one-act opera is the reimagined tale about the biblical Magi, or “wise men.” The story is told from the perspective of a young disabled boy who winds up accompanying the three men as they bring their gifts to Bethlehem.

AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE AT SOUTHCENTRE MALL
This display on the mall’s lower level, on until December 24, transports you to the Frozen Forest with Sammy the Snowman for a unique holiday shopping experience.

Courtesy Calgary Zoo.

ZOOLIGHTS
The Calgary Zoo is continuing its annual tradition of making the zoo glow with an array of holiday-inspired light installations that visitors can explore after dark while the animals are asleep in their enclosures. With plenty of chances to visit, Zoolights is perfect for date night, a quick photo-op, or simply to get into the spirit. Visit from November 23 – January 5.

TEDDY BEAR TOSS
It’s one of the only hockey games of the year where throwing something onto the ice is not just allowed — it’s encouraged. On December 9, bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to this year’s game and aim it at the ice every time our Calgary Hitmen score a goal against the Kamloops Blazers. See if records can be broken for most stuffed toys crowded into a hockey rink at the same time.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2018
On December 10, join the Calgary branch of the United Nations Association in Canada at the new Central Library for a panel discussion and screening of the film Indian Horse, based on the novel by the late Indigenous writer Richard Wagamese, in honour of Human Rights Day.

TELUS SPARK ADULTS ONLY NIGHT
This monthly event, taking place on the evening of December 13, sees the impressive science centre turn into a fun after-hours party where adults can sip and enjoy the space.

LYNDAL OSBORNE: MUTATION OF THE COMMONS
Hosted at the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries until December 15, this exhibition displays Osborne’s sculptures, which are inspired by forces of transformation in nature.

ONE BAD APPLE
Local playwright Charlotte Nixon has adapted the classic tale of Snow White into a unique stage experience hosted at the city’s Morpheus Theatre from December 7-15.

Courtesy Heritage Park.

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS AT HERITAGE PARK
Heritage Park has transformed into a festive Christmas village, complete with carolling, food and drink, shopping and more. Visit on weekends from 9:30 – 4:30 pm until December 23.

ZORRO: FAMILY CODE
From November 27 – December 30, Alberta Theatre Projects is presenting a fresh, fun take on an old legend.

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 22-25

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND

Calgary Holiday Craft Market
SAIT Campus, 10 am – 4 pm

Fall Show + Sale │ First Night Fundraiser
ACAD, 5 – 8 pm

Messenger, an exhibition of Nick Rooney
New Edward Gallery, Thursday and Friday, 7 – 10 pm

Paint Night in Support of Calgary Visual Arts
The Tommyfield Gastro Pub, 7 – 9:30 pm

GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation
Quickdraw Animation Society, Globe Cinema: November 22 – 25

Klimt’s Women: Studio Presentation
Theatre Encounter, cSPACE: November 22-24 & Nov 29-Dec 1
7:30PM nightly, with a 2:00PM Matinee on December 1


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD

Artist Talk with Tamara Lee-Ann Cardinal
University of Calgary Department of Art, 10 – 11:30 am

Fall Show + Sale
ACAD: Friday, noon – 7 pm & Saturday noon – 4 pm

Curated Winter Market Calgary
Bowness Community Association, Friday 5 – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Robin Arseneault / Double Healing
Jarvis Hall Gallery, 5 – 8 pm

The Search for HMS Erebus & HMS Terror
Glenbow Museum, 7 – 9 pm

Alice – In Partnership with the GIRAF Festival of Animation
Calgary Cinematheque, 11 pm – 1 am


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH

Little Modern Markets Holiday Edition
The Official Rally Pointe Volleyball Club, 9:30 – 3:30 pm

Splash Art Christmas Market 2018
Neon Milkshake Art Studio, through December 16 (four weekends)

Holiday Market 2018
Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market, 10 am – 3pm

YYC Alternative Market
Inglewood Community Hall, 10 am – 4 pm

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 1 pm 

Open House + Portfolio Review Day 2018
ACAD, 10 am – 2 pm 

Small Business Saturday OPEN HOUSE
Uppercase studio, Crystal Ink, 11 am – 3 pm

Natalie Gerber: Studio Fabric Sale
cSPACE, every Saturday through December 15: 11 am – 4 pm 

Amy Dryer: Primary
Masters Gallery Ltd, opening reception 11 am – 4 pm

Rotating Holiday Group Exhibition
Wallace Galleries Ltd, opening reception noon – 5 pm 

Got it Made: A Handcrafted Market
Kingsland Community Hall, noon – 6 pm

Augmented Mural Launch Event: Won’t You Be My Neighbour
Crescent Heights Community Association, Buds of Buds: 1 – 2:30 pm

Mountains: Shaping the landscape
The Edge Gallery, opening reception 1 – 4 pm

The cREative Realm wrap up event
Blank Page Studio, The Coup: 3 – 5 pm 

Wings—A show of work by Kathy Aldous-Schleindl
KAS Paintings, Loft 112: 7 – 9 pm

Let it Snow – Calgary
Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE: 7 – 11 pm


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH

Art Acoustic Sunday Series
Art On 9th, 10 am – noon