Events

Grindstone Comedy Festival

Grindstone Comedy Festival

July 1, 2024    
All Day
The Grindstone Comedy Festival is an annual independent stand-up, improv and sketch comedy festival hosted at Edmonton’s Grindstone Theatre which brings both national performers and rising local talent together under the Edmonton spotlight.
Works Art and Design Festival

Works Art and Design Festival

June 27, 2024 - July 1, 2024    
All Day
For 13 days every summer Edmonton transforms into a massive celebration of art and design. The Works is North America's largest free outdoor festival dedicated to visual art. It is a time and place for anyone to experience, discover, and explore!
Anthem of Life: Part 1

Anthem of Life: Part 1

June 20, 2024 - July 3, 2024    
7:30 pm
The Gods create humans, but some insist it was not wise, and that the new creations must be destroyed! Others strive to empower mankind. Cosmic intrigues, battles, quests, trials and triumphs, among gods, animals, and other beings follow, as humanity struggles for a belonging on Earth.
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.
Summer Camps @ Grindstone Theatre School

Summer Camps @ Grindstone Theatre School

The Grindstone Theatre School Summer Classes are now open for registration! This summer, Grindstone is offering full and half-day camps for kids ages 5-17 years, and fan-favourite classes for adults.
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.
Journey to the 80's

Journey to the 80's

June 21, 2024 - August 25, 2024    
6:30 pm
Every decade has certain trends that develop… the 60’s had its hippie counterculture, the 70’s had bell bottoms and disco… but no other decade had the sheer explosion of pop culture like the 1980’s. And so much of this cavalcade of wild styles and crazy quirks was a direct reflection of the music at the time. The Billboard charts of the 1980’s featured the biggest variety of music styles and genres since the birth of rock and roll. There were the ladies of the pop charts like Madonna and Tina Turner, with their big hair sprayed bangs… to the hard rock guy bands like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi, with their… ahh… also big hair sprayed bangs.
Summer Recreation Camps

Summer Recreation Camps

June 2, 2024 - August 28, 2024    
9:00 am
Specifically designed for children, ages of 7 to 12 (inclusive), this week-long camp runs daily from 9:00am until 4:00pm, Monday through to Friday. Led by their instructor group, registrants will spend the day on their bikes checking out the Edmonton river valley along with the other areas in our community. Beyond biking, there will be lots of added time for sports play, indoor activities, nature and wilderness hikes and much more!
Qualico Patio Series

Qualico Patio Series

June 5, 2024 - August 28, 2024    
6:00 pm
26th season of the Qualico Patio Series An outstanding and eclectic group of performers from across Alberta, Canada and internationally. Set in the heart of [...]
StoryWalk® at MacEwan University

StoryWalk® at MacEwan University

June 6, 2024 - August 31, 2024    
All Day
StoryWalk® offers an innovative and interactive way for readers to enjoy a storybook while engaging with the environment. Along a path at MacEwan University, you will travel from one page of a children's book to the next, making your way through captivating illustrations, teachings, and more. The community will have all-season access to this unique experience, with picture book pages woven through indoor and outdoor campus spaces. The storybooks will change regularly for self-guided experiences.
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.