Upcoming Shows

Arts Commons Presents

Who Am I? Voices of Calgary Hispanic Artists

May 01 - September 27

Who am I? Voices of Calgary Hispanic Artists is a community-based project co-directed and facilitated by Cecilia Barboza and Geraldine Fuenmayor, and mentored by Hortensia Barrios. This project empowered six (6) women artists from the Calgary area and from the Spanish spoken community, in the use of digital storytelling to create more compelling stories about themselves and about finding their voices as artists.

Location: Broadcast Lab

FÈSÒJAIYÉ

July 17 - September 27

I wish to document every artist in the city through my medium, photography. I will be doing this on digital and film format. The reason for this documentary is my belief that there are so many amazing artists in the city whose stories aren't told and are not celebrated enough.

Location: Lightbox Studio (beside Martha Cohen Theatre on the main level)

In the Vessel of my Skin

July 17 - September 27

During the pandemic, I developed a search exploring the human body in sculpture in a space that represents conflict and obligation of coexistence of body and soul. The body is a barrier between my spiritual world and the physical surroundings. Thus, I wanted to explore how the body occupies this space, and with this motivation I want to make porcelain human figures as an installation art form.

Location: Ledge Gallery (+15 Level in Upper Centre Court)

7 Generations, Human Emotions, Eyewitness, and Ánimas

July 17 - September 27

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Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy

September 21 - February 25

Inspired by the recent birth of curator Autumn Whiteway’s son, this exhibition explores the timeless and timely subject of motherhood and matriarchy through an Indigenous lens.

Location: +15 Galleries (between the Hub and admin offices of ATP and Theatre Calgary)

VibrantYYC - A Calgary Mayoral Debate

October 04

Calgary has seen its fair share of challenges over the past few years and the future of our beloved city will soon be in the hands of a new city council. Calgarians want a vibrant and thriving Calgary to attract business, build a strong community, stimulate the economy, and retain lifelong Calgarians. What does a vibrant YYC look like to you? Join the leading 2021 Mayoral candidates as they share their vision on how to rebuild a vibrant Calgary. This FREE event will take place both in-person and live-streamed from the Arts Commons website.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

ABRA Cadabra - A Tribute to the Music of ABBA

October 17

Featuring a powerful cast of singers, dancers & musicians, ABRA Cadabra takes you on an exciting journey through your favourite ABBA hits!

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

One Yellow Rabbit

bliss (the birthday party play)

October 28 - November 07

Returning to the stage as one of the stand-out, sold-out hits from the 2020 High Performance Rodeo, which Louis B. Hobson (Review, The Calgary Herald) called, “honest, candid, and heartfelt” and, “just as important: funny, theatrical, and respectful.”

Location: Big Secret Theatre

Calgary Civic Symphony - Trick, Treat, & Triumph

October 31

The Civic celebrates Halloween with Mussorgsky’s iconic Night on Bald Mountain, the violin shrieks of Hermann’s Suite from “Psycho”, and Liszt’s diabolically virtuosic Totentanz. To mark our victory over the pandemic, we close the program with Beethoven’s triumphant “Symphony #5”.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Calgary Civic Symphony 2021-22 Season

October 31 - June 05

The Calgary Civic Symphony and Rolf Bertsch, Artistic Director & Conductor, are delighted to welcome our audience back to the Jack Singer Concert Hall for our 2021-22 season, “Celebrations”. Our celebrations include Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and of course our annual feting of Calgary’s exceptional young musicians – “Rising Stars”. Our Easter celebration will be doubly important because it is also a major fundraiser for the Civic and features the Mediterranean stylings of virtuoso guitarist Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, and songwriter.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

SCOTT BRADLEE'S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX THE GRAND REOPENING TOUR

November 03

This fall, the wait is finally over and Postmodern Jukebox, the time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine,” are set to make the ‘20s roar again! Kicking off in September, The Grand Reopening Tour will bring PMJ back to thrill music-starved audiences in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Europe, performing some of modern music’s biggest hits in the classic styles of bygone eras.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Immigrants of Distinction Awards 2021

November 04

Immigrant Services Calgary invites you to be part of the 25th Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) as we recognize the mosaic of ethnicities, languages, cultures, and talents that create a strong and prosperous Canada.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Bahamas – Still Sad Tour

November 25

Songwriter, musician, and self-described social media influencer Bahamas (Afie Jurvanen), returns to North American stages this winter with today's announcement of a 37-city-stop STILL SAD TOUR, supporting his award-winning fifth full-length album, Sad Hunk.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
PCL Blues

GA-20

November 26 - November 27

Retro and contemporary blues all rolled into one.

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

Timmy’s Happy Christmas, 1974 

December 10

Music, stories, and hilarious Christmas nostalgia with a beloved Canadian jazzman.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Calgary Civic Symphony - Gifts of Joy

December 12

Covid-19 cost 8 winners of the 2020 & 2021 Rotary Calgary Concerto Competitions their chance to perform as soloists with the Civic. This concert will feature some of these brilliant young musicians along with seasonal music specially selected to put you in the mood for the holidays.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
PCL Blues

Pokey LaFarge

January 21 - January 22

Rockabilly rhythms and rollicking good fun with Pokey LaFarge

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

SuperBlue: Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter

January 29

One of the all-time greatest jazz vocalists.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Joel Sartore: Building the Photo Ark

February 06 - February 07

Hear about the inspiration, comical mishaps, and endearing encounters behind photographer Joel Sartore’s mission to change the world, one photo—and one species—at a time.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Joel Sartore: Building the Photo Ark Student Event

February 07

Hear about the inspiration, comical mishaps, and endearing encounters behind photographer Joel Sartore’s mission to change the world, one photo—and one species—at a time.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Calgary Civic Symphony - Love is in the Air

February 13

Join Maria van der Sloot, CCS Concertmaster and Eric Shan (piano) 2020 C3 winner as the Civic presents an irresistible panoply of the “music of love” including excerpts from Prokofiev’s stunning “Romeo and Juliet”.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan: Tenmei

February 17

Experience the kinetic athleticism of the masterful performers of YAMATO - Drummers of Japan.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents

Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 1

February 25

The lovechild of psychedelic blues and hard rock.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Let Freedom Swing

March 02

For their Calgary debut, Jazz at Lincoln Center performs Songs We Love, a celebration of the inception of jazz music, beginning with sounds of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love

March 03

For their Calgary debut, Jazz at Lincoln Center performs Songs We Love, a celebration of the inception of jazz music, beginning with sounds of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World

March 13 - March 14

Travel back thousands of years to ancient Egypt during a time when women ruled supreme.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World Student Event

March 14

Travel back thousands of years to ancient Egypt during a time when women ruled supreme.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
PCL Blues

James Blood Ulmer 

March 18 - March 19

Jagged jazz, free funk, and soulful blues guitar master

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 07

Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the Jack Singer Concert Hall with their greatest hits show.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

An Evening with Lea Salonga

April 08

The incomparable Lea Salonga returns to Calgary for a one-night-only concert event!

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Rae Wynn-Grant: The Secret Lives of Bears

April 10 - April 11

Rae Wynn-Grant, a large carnivore ecologist with National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative, works to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations, including North American black and grizzly bears.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Rae Wynn-Grant: The Secret Lives of Bears Student Event

April 11

Rae Wynn-Grant, a large carnivore ecologist with National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative, works to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations, including North American black and grizzly bears.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

April 16

It’s The Beatles. Need we say more?

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Easter with Pavlo and the Civic Symphony

April 17

The brilliant and internationally recognized guitarist, Pavlo, brings his brand of exciting “Mediterranean music” to the stage of the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Special guest Calgary violinist Sophie Armstrong joins for the festivities!

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
PCL Blues

Sue Foley

April 22 - April 23

Canada’s blues veteran – Ice Queen – brings the heat

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

Canadian National Jazz Orchestra: Premiere Performance

April 28

Celebrate the best in Canadian jazz talent.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Mother Mother – The Inside Tour

May 03 - May 04

Vancouver indie rock band Mother Mother’s eighth full-length album Inside takes its inspiration from self-reflection, something band frontman and songwriter Ryan Guldemond was forced to do in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The world stopped, and all of sudden I had a lot more alone-time on my hands, which isn’t necessarily conducive to songwriting,” Ryan says. “Usually, I like to venture out and find guidance from an external, interactive narrative—travelling, people, serendipities etc. I love that process – it’s almost like you’re in collaboration with the world. But since that wasn’t an option, I set about a different kind of travel, one more inward and personal, exploring different types of therapies, meditation, and journaling as a means to unearth songs from a deeper, interior place.”

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

Meow Meow

May 05

A perfectly polished spectacle of beautiful madness and exquisite song.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Donovan Woods

May 09

Juno award winner Donovan Woods bears his soul with intimate and understated alt-folk

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whales

May 15 - May 16

Dive deep into the groundbreaking science of whale families—and their startlingly human parallels—through the awe-inspiring work of celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live

Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whale Student Event

May 16

Dive deep into the groundbreaking science of whale families—and their startlingly human parallels—through the awe-inspiring work of celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

May 19

Pink Martini will get you drunk...on entertainment!

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents

Classic Albums Live: Eagles - Hotel California

May 26

Experience the Eagles’ Iconic Album – Hotel California

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents
PCL Blues

Crystal Shawanda

May 27 - May 28

A gritty, soulful Canadian blues performer capturing the resilience of the human spirit in her heart-wrenching lyrics and deep, grounded vocals.

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

Calgary Civic Symphony - Rising Stars

June 05

Join the Civic as we recognize the talented young winners of the 2022 Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition. These are the stars of tomorrow – here today!

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Arts Commons Presents

Ólafur Arnalds - some kind of peace tour

June 06

Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road following the release of his monumental album some kind of peace.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Bob Saget

June 25

Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced ("Full House" and "Americas Funniest Home Videos") but he’s also an out of his mind standup comedian for over thirty years. From his 2014 Grammy-nominated stand-up special, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About” to his scene-stealing cameos in "Entourage," and "The Aristocrats," it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Queen: It's A Kinda Magic

June 30

Immerse yourself in the spectacle, grandeur and energy of the world’s greatest Rock band with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, celebrating the legacy of Queen and Freddie Mercury.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall