Press Releases & Media Advisories
Tuesday, December 17, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Winter Media Arts Exhibitions Explore Culture and Environment
Come visit Arts Commons and experience the new Broadcast Lab and +15 Soundscape exhibitions by media artists Kyle Whitehead and Colin Gillespie.
Thursday, December 12, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Winter Exhibitions Challenge Perspective and Perception
For the winter season, Arts Commons Presents invites you inside to visit the Ledge Gallery, Lightbox Studio, and Window Galleries for their newest installations by artists Elijah Wells, Avril Lopez, Abi Buchberger, Kaitlyn Copithorne, Nada Khatib, and Ryan Puchalski.
Monday, December 9, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Grit and Soul from Finger-picking Ace Todd Albright
A country blues musician inspired by the pre-war era of blues, Todd Albright has been performing for over 25 years. In that time Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Weather the storm with Cirque Flip Fabrique: Blizzard
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.
Thursday, November 7, 2019Arts 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 5, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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 9, 2019The 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 8, 2019Arts 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 1, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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 4, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts Commons Presents: The Queen of Detroit 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 9, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Sitar legend, Anoushka Shankar
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Led Zeppelin IV performed by Classic Albums Live
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, 2019Arts 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, 2019Arts Commons Presents: Fall in love with jazz at the Jack for 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, 2019PCL 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, 2019BD&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, 2019National 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, 2019PCL Blues - Dom Flemons
GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter Dom Flemons brings a modern sensibility and engaging charm to old-time acoustic blues.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019BD&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, 2019TD 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, 2019BD&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, 2019Arts 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.