Upcoming Shows

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)

ka-kî-pêhtahk ôma mêskanaw kâ-mahkâskâk/Cuin a chluinnear ramh nan tonn?

September 30 - December 09

Hosted in the +15 Soundscape, field recordings were taken from Wreck beach near Vancouver at 4:30 AM in unceded Musqueam territory, and edited ever so slightly. The ensuing sounds allow for moments of uncomfortableness, the listener reckoning with what a relationship with the post-human might be.

Location: Education Gallery (in the +15 hall across from the Hub)

Deep/Fake-Post/Humyn

October 01 - December 09

Location: Throughout Arts Commons

A Rose for Remembrance / Una Rosa Para Recordar

October 08 - January 23

A Rose for Remembrance is an artistic project that consists of incised rose petals encased in resin. The objective is to name and commemorate women, girls, transgender women, and people who identified as female whose lives have been cut short due to gender violence.

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

Tsa Nitaakanistoonowawa?

October 08 - January 23

The Blackfoot word of “Tsa Nitaakanistoonowawa?” means “how will I recognize them?” combining the question, femininity, and masculinity. The artist hopes that this project can be an on-going topic that they will continue to explore in their artistic and personal life.

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

Dear Everyone, Itsooaakii: Portraits of a Piikani Woman, and Encountering the Divine

October 08 - January 23

Location:

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

West Island College Winter Concert

December 07

West Island College Winter Concert 2021.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Downstage

Climate Change Theatre Action

December 09 - December 10

What might an equitable, sustainable, decarbonized, and just society look like? Join us for an evening of short plays and stay for a panel discussion centered on the ever-evolving topic of climate change.

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

An Oscar Lopez Christmas Special

December 11

“Come share an evening of Christmas songs that will inspire you to get in the Christmas spirit”

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

The Calgary Civic Symphony - Gifts of Joy - Virtual Presentation

December 12 - December 26

VIRTUAL LIVE STREAM EVENT 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:

The 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 Transformation Prime Design Team Announcement & Arts Commons Annual General Meeting

December 15

We are excited to announce the Prime Design Team and invite you to join us to learn more about the vision for the project and meet the dynamic architects who will lead the building design during the Arts Commons Annual General Meeting.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall and Live Stream

Christmas with New West

December 18

New West Symphony & Chorus is thrilled to be able to present their annual Christmas celebration again this year - Christmas with New West. Join them at the Jack Singer Concert Hall for a festive evening of music and song. This concert will feature a wide variety of music genres including classical, gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas songs you'll be able to hum along to.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

The Singles New Years Eve Gala - Reconnect

December 31

Reconnect with Friends, Reconnect with Music, Reconnect with The Party, and Reconnect with Someone Special. Calgary’s most eligible singles come together for our annual Gala; both couples and singles are welcome. Whether you are taken or looking to make a connection, The Singles New Year’s Eve Gala is the hottest event in the city.

Location: Jack Singer Main Lobby

Chelsea Handler - Vaccinated and Horny

January 07

Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, a tenure in which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she launched her documentary series Chelsea Does followed by her talk show Chelsea on Netflix in 2016.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

One Yellow Rabbit

HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO PASSES

January 17 - February 06

Choose your own package for High Performance Rodeo - 4 Packs and 10 Packs Available.

Location: Various Venues

One Yellow Rabbit

10-Minute Play Festival

January 18

6 Theatre companies create original 10-minute plays in 24 hours, inspired by a prop and a line of dialogue.

Location: The GRAND

One Yellow Rabbit

Sterling Hunte and Guests

January 19

Live concert. Music from the heart – with a Caribbean flair.

Location: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer 604 1 St SE

One Yellow Rabbit

Flora and Fawna Have Beaver Fever (and so does Fleurette!)

January 19 - February 06

A hilarious look at childhood and the friendships formed.

Location: Vertigo Studio - 160 115 9 Avenue SE

One Yellow Rabbit

Wring the Roses

January 19 - January 22

TV star Amanda Cordner of CBC’s hit Sort Of brings a wild bachelorette romp to Calgary - what happens when a bachelorette party collides with a boys night out, and goes fatally wrong?

Location: Big Secret Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

Something Is Rotten

January 20 - January 21

Part clowning. Part puppetry. Part Shakespearian, and all parts mayhem.

Location: The Royal Canadian Legion #1

One Yellow Rabbit

The Gold Rush REDUX

January 20 - January 22

A Charlie Chaplin silent film meets a collective of modern musicians and foley artists.

Location: The GRAND

One Yellow Rabbit

AMPLIFIED

January 21 - January 23

A drive-in performance experience utilizing unconventional performance spaces. Dancers will illuminate the window panes of the iconic DJD Dance Centre performance venue.

Location: DJD Dance Centre - 111 12 Ave SE

Arts Commons Presents
PCL Blues

Pokey LaFarge

January 21 - January 22

Rockabilly rhythms and rollicking good fun with Pokey LaFarge

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

Pochsy IV: Excerpts from Work in Progress

January 22

Pochsy returns for one night only. Part of the Excerpts from Work in Progress Series.

Location: Big Secret Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

The Shoe Project

January 23

Returning to the High Performance Rodeo! A delightful and enlightening journey of immigration and hope.

Location: Contemporary Calgary

One Yellow Rabbit

Hymmmelodies Reunion

January 26

A drive-in performance experience utilizing unconventional performance spaces. Dancers will illuminate the window panes of the iconic DJD Dance Centre performance venue.

Location: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer - 604 1st St. S.E.

One Yellow Rabbit

Dora Maar: The Wicked One

January 27

Two iconic artists collide in a play about love, obsession and surrealism.

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!

January 27 - January 29

Pearle Harbour returns to the High Performance Rodeo from a sold-out 2019 performance.

Location: Big Secret Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

Sissy Fit: Enigmacy

January 27 - January 29

A dazzling night of drag cabaret.

Location: Big Secret Theatre

This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear

January 28 - January 29

An imaginative and poetic fable about how to live with the slowly unfolding emergencies of our world.

Location: The Royal Canadian Legion #1

One Yellow Rabbit

While She Sleeps

January 29

Join Calgarian composer Kenna Burima for a world premiere immersive solo concert of a brand new song-cycle composed during the pandemic.

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

Ben Pipestem and Guest

February 02

Free live noon hour concert event.

Location: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer - 604 1st St. S.E.

One Yellow Rabbit

Guilt

February 02 - February 05

A darkly comedic world premiere solo performance by the award-winning Diane Flacks.

Location: Engineered Air Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

Gilgamesh Lazyboy

February 02 - February 05

Location: Big Secret Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit

Violette

February 04 - February 06

Step into a Virtual Reality experience and be transported into the imaginative world of Violette. (ENGLISH)

Location: Inside Out Studio - Eau Claire Market - 200 Barclay Parade SW Unit A02

One Yellow Rabbit

The Memory Room

February 05

A special one-night only performance featuring acclaimed ballet artists, and a pianist prodigy.

Location: The GRAND

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

One Yellow Rabbit

Istotsi: The Land We Live On

February 06

A film premiere co-presented with Making Treaty 7.

Location: Globe Cinema - 617 8 Ave SW

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

The 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

Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance - Mriya: Life in Rhythm

February 20

Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company has developed a vast history over the past 50 years. Join us in celebrating both our classic repertoire dances as well as the premieres of three new dances, complete with fresh original scores and never-before-seen costumes. We also present a restaged performance of Cheremosh’s Storyline production: ”How the Women Sold Their Husbands”.

Location: Martha Cohen Theatre

Downstage

She Spreads

February 23 - February 27

Something strange is happening in small town Alberta. A Butcher has received an unimaginable shipment of meat. A Haul Truck driver is stuck in a dream. And a Bartender is growing wings.

Location: Motel

Immigrants of Distinction Awards 2021

February 24

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

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

Andrew Schulz - The INFAMOUS Tour

February 27

Taking revenge on the year that was 2020, Andrew Schulz created and stars in SCHULZ SAVESAMERICA now streaming on Netflix. , this four-part special tackled last year’s most divisivetopics. And Schulz remains one of most viewed stand-up comedians in the world.

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
BD&P World Stage

Battle of Santiago

March 10

Deeply rooted in the Canadian immigrant experience, JUNO-nominated The Battle of Santiago is a powerhouse group that combines ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and chants with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit.

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

Bruce Dickinson

March 21

Bruce Dickinson is considered one of the world’s most storied musicians. Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona in IRON MAIDEN, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

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 - April 12

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

An Intimate Evening with Johnny Reid - Love Someone Tour

April 19

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

John Cleese - An Evening of Exceptional Silliness

May 10

Don´t miss the “One and Only¨ John Cleese as he takes a silly look at the world we live in and shares hilarious moments from his life. It’s a Silly Show and it’ll have you laughing all night long.

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

The 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

Arts Commons Presents
TD Jazz

SuperBlue: Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter

June 23

One of the all-time greatest jazz vocalists.

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

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC: The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

July 05 - July 06

Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra.

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

ABRA Cadabra - A Tribute to the Music of ABBA

September 18

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