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folk

Hot Date: First Thursday Art Events in the Cultural District

Tonight is the Cultural District’s monthly First Thursday event, wherein galleries in the downtown core open their doors for complimentary artist talks and receptions.

Tonight, don’t miss these events:

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) hosts the opening reception for its new exhibit, A Night of Music & Art, featuring first nations multimedia works by Carl Beam and live music by Matt Masters. (more…)

Roots of Music

Gadji-Gadjo perform gypsy folk at this year's Canmore Folk Festival

Gadji-Gadjo perform gypsy folk at this year's Canmore Folk Festival

Each year, the quaint Canmore Folk Music Festival (August 1-3) charms me. As the longest running event of its kind in Alberta (going strong since 1978; originally from a flatbed truck stage), their family focus has never strayed. Grannies and toddlers grooving together is magic to behold. While I enjoy the main stage shows, I love watching the birth of new music during daytime impromptu concerts where musicians from different bands play together. Although I may not know all of the performers going in the festival, I always leave with new favourites.—LS