Events

Collections Snakeskin Prep Workshop

Collections Snakeskin Prep Workshop

May 30, 2024    
5:30 pm
Take a walk through any Natural History Museum and you’ll likely find yourself marveling at a wide diversity of specimens, from bugs to birds to reptiles and beyond. Ever wondered how museum professionals prep and care for these specimens? Learn how to spread and pin a snakeskin specimen. Learn first-hand from museum professionals about how and why natural collections prep and preserve animals for display and research.
Kapella Kyrie Slavic Chamber Choir

Kapella Kyrie Slavic Chamber Choir

The concert and recording includes highlights Kappella Kyrie has worked on for the past few years, plus new works from their current season. Audiences will hear everything from Artem Vedel’s Нині отпущаєш (Song of Symeon) to an arrangement of Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning. The evening features the premiere of Воскресіння (The Resurrection) by Edmonton composer, Diana Tayler, commissioned by Kappella Kyrie. The work is set to a poem by the award-winning Ukrainian poet, publisher, visual artist and political activist Marjana Savka and is about the optimistic spirit of so many Ukrainians fighting for their country.
Nerd Night #81

Nerd Night #81

Nerd Nite Edmonton #81, has an aquatic theme! You’ll learn about what effect bad data collection can have on fish populations, aquatic citizen science, and places to scuba dive you may not have thought about.
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival

Edmonton Jewish Film Festival

May 21, 2024 - May 30, 2024    
All Day
The Edmonton Jewish Film Festival will take place from May 21 to May 30. The festival offers a selection of the finest Jewish-themed films from around the world. This year’s films include great comedies, musicals, dramas and documentaries.
Sip & Celebrate Mom

Sip & Celebrate Mom

May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024    
7:30 am
All month long guests can visit any OEB Breakfast Co. location to sip on the Mom’osa and join in the celebration of motherhood. In addition to the Mom’osa, OEB Breakfast Co. will have their regular menu available for dine-in and take-out, with plenty of delicious sweet and savoury options for the whole family to enjoy.
Ukrainian Artist Series

Ukrainian Artist Series

May 10, 2024 - May 31, 2024    
6:00 pm
Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts' monthly Signature Artist Series features Ukrainian artists' work on display in ACUA's public viewing gallery. The Opening Night Reception is Friday May 10. April's exhibit includes works by Ukrainian artists Larysa Matchak, Mariia Parshykova, & Svitlana Melobenska.
The True Cost of Oil: Canada’s Oil Sands and the Last Great Forest

The True Cost of Oil: Canada’s Oil Sands and the Last Great Forest

May 25, 2024 - June 1, 2024    
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The True Cost of Oil exhibit by editorial and fine art photographer Garth Lenz, contrasts Alberta’s oil sands - one of the biggest industrial projects [...]
International Children's Festival of Arts

International Children's Festival of Arts

May 30, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
9:30 am
COLOUR YOUR WORLD! For over four decades, the International Children's Festival of the Arts has transported kids to other worlds and provided them with countless awe-inspiring and mind-growing experiences. Over the years, the Festival has nurtured, inspired and ignited creative expression for hundreds of thousands of young, global citizens, and worked diligently to promote a higher degree of cultural understanding. At the Festival, children will tap into the power of imaginative thinking as they sing and dance to world music, interact with roving artists, listen to stories of others' experiences in faraway places, and create their own masterpiece with the help of a variety of hands-on activities. In 2024, the Festival will once again bring opportunities to laugh and learn while creating lasting memories that draw families, friends and communities together.
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.
Downtown Spark

Downtown Spark

May 26, 2024 - June 5, 2024    
All Day
Kick off festival season with an outdoor party that brings inflatable art from around the world alongside some of Edmonton's best talent.
All Guts, No Glory Art Exhibit

All Guts, No Glory Art Exhibit

April 26, 2024 - June 8, 2024    
10:00 am
All Guts, No Glory – a body of most recent and compelling works by Krissya Iraheta, an emerging American-born and Edmonton-based interdisciplinary visual artists – is an exploration of lost innocence and resilience in the darkest of times. Iraheta brings together themes of trauma, religion, sexuality, interiority, and the harsh struggle to suppress vulnerability in order to survive.
Panoramada Art Exhibit

Panoramada Art Exhibit

April 26, 2024 - June 8, 2024    
10:00 am
PANORAMADA – the exquisitely executed body of textile works by Caitlin Thompson, a Calgary-based textile and multimedia artist and art educator – animates the gallery space with colorful needleworks incorporating embroidery, appliqué, and repeating patterns. The natural and the digital collide in imagery of landscapes – made both by hand and with machine. PANORAMADA is an exhibition of embroidermation – combining both embroidery and animation to create looping, revolving scenes of landscapes nodding towards the history of the panoramic vista.
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.
Minutiae

Minutiae

March 9, 2024 - June 15, 2024    
10:00 am
Minutiae is a fascinating display of miniature artworks created by 54 artists across Canada. These tiny works are meant to be observed up close and personal, exploring the intricate details and thoughtfully crafted designs. The exhibition includes diverse works, such as aspic salad brooches, miniature pottery studios, and silver candlesticks designed for birthday candles. Each piece showcases the artist's attention to detail and ability to create in the smallest forms. What does minutiae mean to you? Come and explore this unique exhibition and discover the magnitude in the minutest of details.
Musical Mornings

Musical Mornings

April 21, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
9:00 am
Join Ms. Kate for a musical morning and meet musicians from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Together, you'll sing, laugh, and be amazed by all the things instruments can do with a fun variety of familiar tunes. Designed for ages 1 - 5, come and learn with your child in the upstairs lobby of the Winspear Centre.
The Beach Boys of Summer

The Beach Boys of Summer

April 12, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
6:30 pm
Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Beach Boys of Summer. Get ready to be transported back to summer with a show that celebrates the iconic Beach Boys and their timeless sound. So grab your sunglasses and get ready to feel the warmth of the sun and the sound of the surf as we take you back to the beach for an unforgettable night.
The Oculist's Holiday

The Oculist's Holiday

May 30, 2024 - June 16, 2024    
7:30 pm
Not seen since the 2009 Fringe, this award-winning Lemoine hit infuses romantic comedy with danger and mystery in an elegant 1930s Swiss setting. In the lakeside city of Lausanne, a blossoming romance between a Canadian teacher and an American optometrist is complicated by their encounter with a pair of charming yet volatile fellow tourists.
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 [...]
Echoes of Thunder

Echoes of Thunder

February 24, 2024 - June 22, 2024    
12:00 pm
In Chinese culture, the dragon is a mythical shapeshifter whose most common form is a composite of various animals. As a revered protector that remains obscured from human sight, the legend of the dragon is rooted in the sound and rain of thunderstorms and other weather events. Using select objects from the Mactaggart Art Collection, Echoes of Thunder: Unveiling the Mythical Chinese Dragon aims to illustrate the origin of the Chinese dragon and its importance and significance in Chinese culture. Available for viewing on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Salsa In The Square

Salsa In The Square

May 7, 2024 - June 25, 2024    
6:00 pm
From the same organizers that brought you Salsa’n’Skate, Salsa In The City, and Salsa in the Square 2021, The Arts Council of Edmonton in association with Etown Salsa have brought another weekly Free Event. Enjoy a couple hours of Latin music and dancing!
Cypherwild Thursdays

Cypherwild Thursdays

May 9, 2024 - June 27, 2024    
6:00 pm
Visit Churchill Square on Thursday evenings for open cyphers featuring dancers, DJs, rappers collaborating and creating together. Join in!
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.
Edmonton's First Women's Pro Am Basketball League!

Edmonton's First Women's Pro Am Basketball League!

May 26, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
4:00 pm
In HxR League  brings a competitive basketball experience to Edmonton with unmatched energy and excitement. A groundbreaking platform dedicated to amplifying Women in sport and basketball in Edmonton!  With every dribble, assist, pass, and shot, our athletes inspire and challenge each other to reach their highest potential.  Showcasing that the possibilities in basketball are limitless to exemplify the values of inclusivity, opportunity, diversity, and skills.
Prairie Star Deck Exhibit

Prairie Star Deck Exhibit

May 25, 2024 - July 20, 2024    
10:00 am
Edmonton artist AJA Louden shifts his focus from painting to textiles to explore ideas grounded in Afrofuturism that consider the cyclical nature of power, inspired by science fiction and historical paintings. Louden was recently artist in residence at Fern's School of Craft where he turned his attention to creating large scale tapestries rich with his signature imagery. In his new work, Louden examines the roles of craft in Black communities and the history of craft in rural Alberta in particular.
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.
Dinosaurs - The Exhibition

Dinosaurs - The Exhibition

March 23, 2024 - September 9, 2024    
9:00 am
Get up close with life-sized dinosaurs and skeleton casts that will bring you back to the Mesozoic Era, time of the dinosaurs, which includes the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Hear them roar, see them move, and compare how you measure up over 10,000 square feet of dinosaurs!
Here & Now Exhibit

Here & Now Exhibit

April 17, 2024 - September 29, 2024    
10:00 am
Discover Alberta’s unique cultural heritage through Albertan artists. Presented in partnership with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), Here & Now showcases 12 Alberta artists whose work was recently acquired to AFA’s collection through the Art Acquisition by Application program. The artworks featured in Here & Now tackle themes of identity, dis/ability, female strength, and human impacts on the land. These artists join the more than 1,700 Albertans represented in the AFA Art Collection, the biggest and only public art collection dedicated to Alberta art.
Street Car Cask Night

Street Car Cask Night

May 16, 2024 - October 31, 2024    
6:15 pm
What could be a more Edmonton Experience than sitting on the Street Car on the top of the High Level Bridge, having a glass of cask beer while you watch the sunset over the river valley? It’s here again for the 2024 season and running from May to October!
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.