Culture Days is a national event that features 7,000 free events and activities in nearly 800 Canadian cities. Calgary is among them.
Several interesting events will grace Calgary this weekend. Unfortunately, it seems that getting a handle on exactly what is happening and when is a bit of a chore. The Alberta Culture Days site (which is run through the Gov’t of Alberta’s culture calendar) is not the easiest to navigate, is eye-stabblingly slow, and as with many event listing pages, it becomes very cloudy because of too many individual events that would be better listed as grouped items. In part, it’s tough to figure out what is part of “Culture Days”, and what just happens to be booked for this weekend.
That said, I’ve picked through and found the ones that I think might be the most interesting or fun.
First, the big kick-off is the Alberta Culture Days tailgate party at McMahon Stadium. Going on Friday, Sep 28, before the Stamps game (which starts at 8pm), you’ll be able to catch performances from Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (who is awesome), The Collective with the Calgary Youth Choir, the Kugekai Lion Dance Team, and more. You don’t have to have a ticket to the game to attend.
Saturday sees George Manyletters hosting the “I Love Culture” concert at Olympic Plaza. Artists performing will include locals, The Dudes and Samantha Savage Smith. It gets going about 5:30 pm and will continue through the evening.
Earlier in the day, Calgary2012 will be filming the Sweet City Lip Dub at Olympic Plaza. This goes down from 10 am to 4 pm.
I’m sure there’s something happening on Sunday as well, but I’ve given up on trying to get around the Alberta Culture Calendar page.