Press Releases & Media Advisories

  • Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Weather the storm with Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard

    CALGARY – Juggling snowballs is a natural starting point for Cirque Flip Fabrique’s Blizzard, which quickly evolves into backflips, summersaults, and gravity-defying leaps into the air, set against blowing snow and wind on stage. This Quebec circus company is at the peak of their game, having performed more than 500 times across the globe – including events with internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil. Their latest show, Blizzard has received rave reviews and now comes to the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage on January 21, 2020, as part of the BD&P World Stage series. More than just athleticism, this family-friendly show uses its gorgeous snowy set and a light dose of humour to tell the story of a tight-knit group of friends who must survive a winter storm using their unique skills and acrobatic specialties. It’s not a far throw from real life either – Flip was founded by a group of tight-knit friends from Quebec who know all too well the harsh cold of a Canadian winter. Don’t miss the show that’s taken the globe by storm! For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit Who: Arts Commons Presents: BD&P World Stage Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard Where: Arts Commons (Jack Singer Concert Hall) When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:30pm For media inquiries or more information contact: Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager 403-294-7429

  • Thursday, November 07, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Multi-talented Alvin Youngblood Hart Strums with Soul

    Multi-award winning guitarist Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart is a musician’s musician, a master of guitar, banjo, and mandolin, with the admiration of industry giants such as Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd’s The Wall

    Join Arts Commons Presents as Classic Albums Live performs one of the most celebrated concept albums of all time Pink Floyd – The Wall on November 28, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall – note for note, cut for cut.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: The incredible true story of the formidable Charles Aznavour!

    Known as France’s Frank Sinatra, the incredible Charles Aznavour is a world treasure. During his more than 70-year career, Aznavour wrote and recorded more than 1,000 songs, earning him accolades like CNN’s Entertainer of the Century, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Amplify Cabaret Floppy Glamour

    Join Arts Commons Presents for an evening of camp, comedy, and controversy with The Floppy Glamour Cabaret on Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23 in the Engineered Air Theatre.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Tim Tamashiro’s Drinky Jazz Cabaret – Nat the Cat

    If you know jazz, you know Nat King Cole, but not everyone knows the story behind the man – how he battled with racism and discrimination for the whole of his career. Somehow, through all of this, he remained cool and classy.

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: FastLove: A Tribute to George Michael

    Direct from London’s West End, Arts Commons Presents brings you the ultimate George Michael tribute - FastLove - on November 12, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Classic Blues Songstress: Maria Muldaur

    Four decades after her GRAMMY-nominated hit Midnight at the Oasis cemented her in the hearts of baby-boomers everywhere, Maria Muldaur has her feet firmly planted in the blues.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Flamenco legend Paco de Lucía celebrated by his original band

    Considered by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export, Paco de Lucía practically reinvented the flamenco vocabulary while performing and recording with musical legends like Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, and Carlos Santana.

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2019

    The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society's 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

    Arts Commons Presents once again welcomes Making Treaty 7 into the +15 galleries with their touring art collection, the 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition which includes over 90 works of art by 17 carvers, beaders, photographers, printmakers, painters, and mixed media artists running October 1, 2019 – January 21, 2020 in the +15 gallery spaces.

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: The Quintessential Jazz Saxophonist - Joshua Redman Quartet

    If your image of a modern jazz performance includes a sweet sax and the kind of cat who knows how to work an audience, Joshua Redman is your man. Critics and fans have been blown away by his passionate live performances, dubbing Redman as one of the most charismatic artists of our time.

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live: Damien Mander & Vimbai Kumire: Akashinga – The Brave Ones

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes former sniper and National Geographic Live Explorer Damien Mander and anti-poaching ranger Vimbai Kumire with Akashinga – The Brave Ones on October 20 & 21, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Fall Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Culture and Environment

    Broadcast Lab and the +15 Soundscape have new fall exhibitions that meditate on the impact of culture and environment in two very different ways by artists Vicki Chau, Ryland Fortie, Greg Marshall and Jonathan Kawchuk.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Fall Exhibitions Explore Space, Identity, Environment and Community

    Arts Commons Presents invites you to visit The Ledge Gallery, Lightbox Studio, and Window Galleries for their newest installations by artists Nicholas Tufts, and Mabel Tan with a special installation by Spark Disability Festival.

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Wonderboy Jontavious Willis Bursts onto the Scene

    Up on stage you’d never guess the 22 year-old musician wasn’t a seasoned bluesman of twice his years. Mentored by the likes of Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Willis is a multi-instrumental prodigy who captures the essence of country blues.

  • Wednesday, September 04, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

    After a wildly successful pilot year, Itty Bitty Arts Days is back, inviting all families with infants, toddlers and young children to come and experience the arts in a fun, interactive environment.

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Rosanne Cash and a lifetime of memories on the road

    Rosanne Cash, winner of four GRAMMY Awards and eldest daughter of legendary musician Johnny Cash, is one of American’s preeminent singer-songwriters, having been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Workshops and a Mini Pow Wow to honour National Indigenous People’s Day at Arts Commons

    Arts Commons is once again proud to host celebrations for National Indigenous People’s Day on June 20, 2019.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live - Adventures Among Orangutans

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes astrobiologist and emerging National Geographic Live explorers Tim Laman and Cheryl Knott with Adventures Among Orangutans on May 5 & 6, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    PCL Blues - Thornetta Davis

    It’s easy to see why Thornetta Davis is commonly called the Queen of Detroit’s Blues. Her stellar voice has earned her over 30 Detroit Music Awards, famous appearances at Lillith Fair and Madison Square Garden with Kid Rock, and put her on stage opening for some of the biggest names in the business.

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019

    BD&P World Music - Anoushka Shankar

    Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes.

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019

    Classic Albums Live - AC/DC Back in Black

    Eight legendary tracks comprise AC/DC: Back in Black, which went on to become one of the most celebrated albums of all time.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Lea Salonga - The Human Heart Tour

    Lea Salonga provided the singing voices for Disney’s Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She played Kim in Broadway’s Miss Saigon at the age of 18, becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony award, and later the first Asian woman to play Éponine and Fantine in London’s Les Misérables.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    TD Jazz - The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

    If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know – it has to be experienced. And there’s no better way to get in the groove than with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. It’s the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world (60 years!), and has given birth to legends like Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    PCL Blues - Eden Brent

    Singer, songwriter, and boogie-woogie pianist Eden Brent comes to Calgary with her spontaneous and electric style of juke-joint blues.

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

    BD&P World Musc - Cuba Vibra! Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

    Cuba Vibra! Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is a dance party, a tribute to Cuban musical heritage, and a night of pure celebration all rolled into one amazingly immersive performance.

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019

    National Geographic Live - Wild Seas, Secret Shores

    Arts Commons Presents welcomes astrobiologist and emerging National Geographic Live explorer Thomas Peschak with Wild Seas, Secret Shores on March 10 & 11, 2019 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    PCL Blues - Dom Flemons

    GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter Dom Flemons brings a modern sensibility and engaging charm to old-time acoustic blues.

  • Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    BD&P World Music - Habib Koité, Bassekou Kouyate & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Mali’s pop icon Habib Koité has a deep and varied musical vocabulary, blending Afro-pop with jazz, rock, and even classical.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    TD Jazz - Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5: Circlesongs

    The father of beatbox, the soul behind Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and a ten-time Grammy Award winner, Bobby McFerrin will take you on a life-changing musical adventure when he performs at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on February 19 as part of our TD Jazz series.

  • Monday, January 28, 2019

    BD&P World Music - Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope

    Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope brings an exhilarating and energizing combination of Celtic music, dance, and powerful storytelling to the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage direct from Ireland.

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Arts Commons Presents: Potted Potter– the Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience

    Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch – in the audience!) into seventy hilarious minutes.