Events

Teen Night: Medieval Faire

Teen Night: Medieval Faire

Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all teens! Let it be known throughout the land that your presence is requested at the AGA’s next Teen Night on Friday, April 19 from 5-8 pm. Attend this joyous fare, replete with mirth and merriment. Bringeth a dear one and revel in the night! Inspired by Medieval and Renaissance Faires, this event includes a friendly tournament, pageantry, art activities and more! Costumes are encouraged! Teen Night is presented twice per year. It is planned and organized by the AGA’s Youth Council.
19 Apr

Tchaikovsky & Folksong

April 19, 2024    
All Day
Expect youthful optimism from Tchaikovsky’s favourite folk tunes and Bates’ Mothership, commissioned by the YouTube Symphony.
Valley Reflections: Art Exhibit

Valley Reflections: Art Exhibit

April 6, 2024 - April 20, 2024    
1:00 pm
Join Bugera in welcoming Jim Davies to the gallery on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Jim Davies has been a prominent figure in the Edmonton art scene for decades. He is a truly unique talent and his paintings bring our familiar prairie environments to life with a sense of unmatched drama and warmth. There is something almost otherworldly about his masterful use of chiaroscuro and playful brushstrokes that whisk us away into these breath-taking landscapes.
Candy & The Beast: A New Mystery Thriller

Candy & The Beast: A New Mystery Thriller

April 5, 2024 - April 20, 2024    
7:30 pm
Candy & the Beast is a mystery-thriller set in the town of Black Falls where everyone has awakened to the realization that they have a serial killer problem. A series of residents have gone missing — only to turn up dead. Meanwhile, a pack of wild wolves roam the woods that surround the town, seducing local domesticated dogs to their doom. Candy Reese and her little brother Kenny set out from the trailer court to track down the killer and bring them to justice.
18 Apr

Thunder From Down Under

April 18, 2024 - April 20, 2024    
All Day
Get ready to experience an exhilarating and extravaganza as Thunder From Down Under, the world-renowned Australian male revue, announces its highly anticipated return in 2024 [...]
Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival

Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival

April 19, 2024 - April 21, 2024    
12:00 pm
With over 450 of the best local tattoo artists, you will be able to experience entertainment, contests, retail exhibits, and tattooing all weekend long! Many artists will do walk-up tattoos at the show but come early – they fill up FAST!
Paranormal Tours at Fort Edmonton Park

Paranormal Tours at Fort Edmonton Park

March 3, 2024 - April 21, 2024    
7:00 pm
Do you dare to explore Fort Edmonton Park after dark? Learn the fundamentals of conducting paranormal investigations using various tools and techniques, including: Echovox, Spirit Box, Motion Detectors, Recording Devices, Laser Grids, and EMF Readers, and become an expert ghost hunter. As the night descends, investigate Fort Edmonton Park's most haunted hotspots and hear our best-kept ghost stories. As the night descends, investigate Fort Edmonton Park’s most haunted hotspots and hear our best-kept ghost stories. Come with an open mind, and prepare for the unexpected.
The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop

March 30, 2024 - April 21, 2024    
7:30 pm
Katori Hall's gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. Directed by Edmonton's Patricia Darbasie, who recently directed the Citadel's production of Heaven.
Wonderful Joe

Wonderful Joe

April 2, 2024 - April 21, 2024    
8:00 pm
Joe and his dog Mister lose their home, and facing separation, head into the world for one last grand adventure together. The world seems broken, but Joe sees magic in the mundane, beauty amidst brutality, and life in the lost and lonely. He and Mister encounter Mother Nature, Santa Claus, Jesus and the Tooth Fairy, witness a troupe of homeless players in a cardboard theatre, and show a disenfranchised teen how to jump over the moon in a playground rocket ship. A seemingly simple tale of a simple man, Wonderful Joe is a love letter to imagination, hope, and the art of filling broken hearts with gold.
Immersive Disney Animation

Immersive Disney Animation

March 14, 2024 - April 21, 2024    
All Day
Immersive Disney Animation is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today. Imagine stepping into the Casita with Mirabel from Encanto, being at Pride Rock as Rafiki presents Simba – surrounded by the animal kingdom as the sun rises. Imagine hopping on a train with Judy Hopps and going into Zootopia or taking a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine, and so much more…. Now you can! Step into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios and celebrate the music, artistry and animation from the creators of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Big Hero 6 and many more.
Ukrainian Artists Series

Ukrainian Artists Series

April 5, 2024 - April 27, 2024    
6:00 pm
April Signature Artists for the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts are artists: Liliya Kostiuk, Liudmyla Lushchyk & Taras Lachowsky!
Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival

Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival

April 15, 2024 - May 1, 2024    
All Day
The 116th Annual Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival (formerly known as the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival) creates over 2,500 opportunities for over 20,000 music students, actors, musicians, and music lovers to perform in front of an audience and receive professional adjudication. Performances are FREE to attend. Choirs will run April 15-19; Bands will run April 22-26; the regular Solo Festival will run April 20 – May 1. Come out and see the stars of tomorrow, and help us celebrate over 100 years of Festival!
Pysanka Showcase

Pysanka Showcase

March 19, 2024 - May 6, 2024    
11:00 am
The annual ACUA Pysanka Showcase starts March 19. This year's showcase features some brand new work from a number of pysanka artists this Easter season. Update your Easter basket or give someone a truly unique handmade gift this season from a local artist.
King of the Hill

King of the Hill

April 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024    
7:00 pm
A cast from the Grindstone Improv Ensemble pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create characters, scenes and comedy sketches on the spot. After each round, the audience decides on the winning pair who will stay on for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. In this knockout comedy battle you'll see which fools are truly King of the Hill!
Creating Beauty - A Watercolour Exhibit

Creating Beauty - A Watercolour Exhibit

April 6, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
11:00 am
Exhibiting artworks created by a group of 11 emerging artists, alumni of the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension Visual Arts certificate Program, who studied the Introductory Watercolour Technique course with curator Amy Loewan. The theme of this exhibition is about creating beauty. It is not about 'pretty or glamour', it is about expressing beauty with a deep sense of reverence to human relationships and to the natural world.
Grindstone Theatre School's Spring camps and classes are live!

Grindstone Theatre School's Spring camps and classes are live!

April 13, 2024 - June 9, 2024    
All Day
The Grindstone Theatre School Spring Classes are now open for registration! This spring, Grindstone Theatre School’s programming offers a variety of returning favourites, and new classes launching by popular demand.
09 Apr

Grease!

April 9, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
All Day
GREASE IS THE WORD! Get ready to hand jive – the most iconic rockabilly musical in the world is coming to the Mayfield! It’s 1959 [...]
Angkor's way!

Angkor's way!

February 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024    
10:00 am
In the heart of an ancient empire lies a tale waiting to be told, and this February, the world is invited to embark on an extraordinary journey through history. Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, an international feature exhibition, promises an immersive experience that unveils the secrets of one of the greatest empires the world has even known. Become a part of the Angkor narrative with interactive activities that let you build a temple, touch ancient sculptures, and flex your archaeological detective skills. It’s not just a spectator sport; it’s an opportunity to be an active participant in the unravelling of Angkor’s mysteries. 
The 11 O'Clock Number

The 11 O'Clock Number

April 13, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
9:00 pm
The 11 O’clock Number is Grindstone’s award winning improvised musical comedy! Based on suggestions from the audience the cast improvises a brand new musical comedy on the spot, complete with twisting plots and showstopping numbers. Laughs are guaranteed.
Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

March 23, 2024 - July 7, 2024    
11:00 am
The works in Ebb and Flow are about water in its literal form, the manipulation of water as tool of colonial violence, water as matrilineal connector and water as earth forming geological force and keeper of geologic time.
Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress

Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress

March 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
11:00 am
Boreal Fortress uses images of trees, bark, weeds and detritus from our aspen parkland ecosystem that are made uncanny through mirroring techniques. This installation towers above Main Hall and its massive scale is designed to make the images of trees feel strange yet familiar. This cluster of trees suggests a secret passageway or a swirling vortex. However, this is an illusionistic fictional entryway into an elusive space that cannot be entered. This fortress gives a feeling of discovery but confronts viewers with a space they cannot enter and forces you to think about what we can and cannot access. Boreal Fortress evokes a sense of ancient connection to environmental knowledge that lays beyond the conscious mind.
Damian Moppett: Untitled Abstract Drawing in Space

Damian Moppett: Untitled Abstract Drawing in Space

March 17, 2020 - December 31, 2024    
11:00 am
The Art Gallery of Alberta commissioned Canadian artist Damian Moppett to create an installation for long-term display in the AGA Atrium. This work is intended to be a scaled-up sketch that occupies the space in the AGA's atrium as if it was drawn in the air. Shapes and lines are fabricated out of cut aluminum plate, which have been arranged and painted to recreate a 'fast' artistic abstract drawing. Moppett's recent large-scale public sculptures have all been centered around the idea of making a relatively 'quick' drawing or painting into a large three-dimensional sculpture while still trying to convey the immediate graphic simplicity of the original drawing or painting. This work will maintain the qualities of a sketch with drawing materials and blow them up to architectural or larger-than-life scale.
Probably Plausibly Possibly

Probably Plausibly Possibly

March 23, 2024 - March 1, 2025    
11:00 am
Probably, Plausibly, Possibly is the newest iteration of our Children’s Gallery seeking to imagine what the AGA will be another 100 years into the future. Kids and families step into a time machine where they listen to and hear what is happening in a future world. As co-creators of the future, kids participate in reflective art activities to cultivate a vision and path forward.