We Gon Be Alright

Fri February 22 - Sat February 23, 2019
We Gon Be Alright

Arts Commons Presents
We Gon Be Alright

Curated and Hosted by: Mel Vee

Engineered Air Theatre
Friday February 22 – Saturday February 23, 2019

Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

Tickets are FREE, but each person MUST RSVP below.

This performance is currently at capacity, however we encourage all those who would like to attend to add their name to our wait-list. Those patrons on the wait-list will be welcomed into the space 15-minutes prior to the start of the start of the performance, in the order their name was placed on the list – subject to capacity.

General cabaret and regular seating, first-come first-served. Latecomers will only be seated at an appropriate break in the performance.

On February 22nd and 23rd, the margins of the Black community move to the front and center. We Gon Be Alright is a cabaret experience highlighting the resilience of Black women and Queer Black folks in tumultuous and uncertain times. Through the challenging and provocative visions of five Black artists, we reimagine the past and look to the future.

Arts Commons offers special thanks to our friends at TD for their commitment to raising the profile of marginalized artists and their voices.


The performance is approx. 90 minutes in duration with one 15 minute intermission.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Gender neutral accessible washrooms are available in this venue. Gender specific accessible washrooms are available by speaking with our Front of House Staff.

This space is accepting of all-types of difference, and all attendees have a right to feel safe at Arts Commons regardless of age, ancestry, colour, family status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, place of origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or source of income (Alberta Human Rights Act). To this end, Arts Commons will not tolerate abusive or discriminatory behaviour, please know that such behaviour is grounds for removal from the event. If you witness abusive or discriminatory behaviour please speak with a member of staff.

We regret that a relaxed performance, audio described performance, or audio-enhanced/subtitles are not available for this presentation. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments: jdalledonne@artscommons.ca

Arts Commons recognizes the support of the Rosza Foundation as the Program Sponsor of Arts Commons Cabarets.

Please do not hesitate to call our box office with any questions or concerns regarding ticketing or accessibility: 403-294-9494.

To make planning your trip a bit easier, the most convenient parking can be found in the Arts Commons Parkade or across the street in the City Hall Parkade (attached by a +15 with an elevator). Arts Commons is also easily accessible by Calgary Transit (the C-Train is a block away) and the Centre City Cycle Track Network (there are bike racks out front of each entrance on 8th Ave SE).




Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception  80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support 

Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.