Sweet City Lip Dub Experience
The Sweet City Lip Dub Experience will transform Olympic Plaza into Calgary's biggest cultural happening EVER. Everyone is invited. Everyone can play.
Saturday, September 29
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
To celebrate Culture Days during our year as the Cultural Capital of Canada, we invite all Calgarians to join us in a day of creative play, culminating in the filming of a music video featuring our Cultural Capital theme song "Sweet City Woman".
In keeping with the spontaneous quality of the lip dub format, the finished product will involve large numbers of Calgarians from all walks of life (and even a few celebrity guests) and will demonstrate the unique character of our city.
Bring your family down to Olympic Plaza and take part in creating culture in Calgary.
September & October at locations throughout the city
Harvest Festival is a city-wide celebration of bounty and gratitude. It is designed to express Calgary's deepening multi-cultural relationship with community, history, faith, Thanksgiving and the important connections between urban and rural life. Calgary 2012 invites you to share together and host harvest events in your homes, neighbourhoods, churches, mosques, synagogues, schools, community centre and libraries.
One Love: A Sacred Music Celebration
Sunday, October 7
Jack Singer Concert Hall - EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts
The music for the One Love: A Sacred Music Celebration is an eclectic mix of music from around the world inspired by the rich and diverse systems of beliefs that enrich our world and our own cultural community of Calgary. Host Tom Jackson and six female soloists together with a choir of 100+ will sing selections that reflect the beauty of this diversity. This is a musical evening that travels around the world and draws upon the diversity of human culture and creativity, illustrating compassion…the most powerful tool that humanity possesses.
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Sweet City Opening Celebration
Friday, May 11
BMO Centre - Stampede Park
Calgary 2012 – Cultural Capital of Canada – Every momentous movement deserves to be launched in style! Help kick-off a full year of cultural activity with the wildest party of the year. Themes are Looking Back, Calgary Now, Looking Forward – and EVERYONE IS INVITED. Featured guests include The Stampeders performing the Cultural Capital theme song, SWEET CITY WOMAN. And dozens of surprise guests, activities and more: Go-Go Dancers! Superheroes! Bollywood! Luchadors! Food Trucks! Performance Artists! Living Statues! Circus! DJs! Cowboys! Dragons! COME DRESSED TO EXPRESS! Bon, c'est bon!!
Making Treaty 7
Saturday, February 23
Sunday, February 24
Making Treaty 7 is a performative re-enactment that will breathe new life into the founding treaty documents for Southern Alberta created 135 years ago. Involving the direct participation and formal endorsement of Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, Tsuu T’ina, Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations, Making Treaty 7 will also include representation from the other cultures who were present at Blackfoot Crossing for the ten days it took to complete, including HBC, NWMP, the Government of Canada and the missionary presence. The completed project will feature elements of historically accurate re-enactment full traditional pageantry, tableaux vivant, storytelling, horsemanship, music and dance.
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