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December 2019

Paul Brandt’s Country Christmas

December 11 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on December 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

$70 – $90

Paul Brandt, the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history, will return home to celebrate the holidays with these special performances. Joined by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), Brandt will perform a collection of original songs and Christmas classics for the hometown crowd. Ten dollars from each ticket sold for these concerts goes to the "Not In My City" initiative, a movement launched under Brandt's Buckspring Foundation that is raising awareness and taking collective action to prevent and end…

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Naughty… But Nice: Six in the City!

December 11 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Ave. S.E. + Google Map
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This titillating holiday musical goes for round six from Dec. 5 to 22 at Lunchbox Theatre. Attendees will be treated to signature tunes "Bailey's for Breakfast” and “Pimp My Tree” as well as brand new numbers during the award-winning production's run. While certainly cheeky, the show won't be an X-rated affair — organizers Forte Musical Theatre Guild recommend the subject matter for ages 15 and up. Photograph courtesy of Forte Musical Theatre Guild.

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Jazz Night at Queens

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Queens Breakfast Cocktails, 3927 Edmonton Tr. N.E.
Calgary,
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$85

The new restaurant by the team at Vero Bistro Moderne may have breakfast in its name, but this night of jazz and fine foods shows it has versatility in spades. Queens Breakfast Cocktails is hosting the John de Waal Combo to entertain diners as they enjoy a six-course consisting of stuffed dates, lobster, steak and more. Book your spot by calling 403-764-0878 or emailing info@queensyyc.ca. Photograph courtesy of Queens Breakfast Cocktails.

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Alberta Spotlight: Mariel Buckley

December 12 @ 7:00 pm
$10 – $15

Calgary singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley will take the stage for a special performance at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre. Buckley's brand of contemporary country calls to mind the classic era of the genre, with the singer's masterful songwriting ability shining through the modern country norm with an authentic roots approach. Catch Buckley at the Studio Bell Performance Hall as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.  

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The Nutcracker

December 13 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2019

One event on December 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Prices vary

Alberta Ballet rings in the holiday season with its annual presentation of The Nutcracker. This Christmas classic is a mainstay at the ballet and promises beautiful costumes, original choreography performed by more than 120 dancers and a live orchestra. This tradition is perfect for making lifelong memories. Photograph by Paul McGrath.

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The Festivus For All at Festival Hall!

December 13 @ 7:00 pm
Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave. S.E. + Google Map
$10 – $20

This non-denominational holiday party at Festival Hall on December 13 is a mash-up of an ugly sweater party and a concert by local bands. Wear your itchiest light-up Rudolph sweater and head to Inglewood for performances by Shuffalo, Cold Little Crow, Yvette and Mita. Pop, snacks and adults beverages are available for purchase by cash or credit only, and an ATM is available on site. Graphic by Cold Crow Creative.

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Amica Singers Christmas Celebration

December 14 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

SCA Community Hall, 277 Strathcona Dr. S.W
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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$5

Join the residents of Amica Aspen Woods senior lifestyle residence as they celebrate the season with these special performances. The Amica Singers, a 35-member choir consisting of Amica residents, and the Amica Belles, the new in-residence bell choir, will both perform a medley to help you get into the holiday spirit, with half of the events' proceeds going toward Amica's in-house charity, Helping Hands. The concerts will also include giveaways, holiday shopping from Something2Wear and a food drive for the…

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Gloria! Celebrating the Season Together

December 14 @ 7:00 pm
River Park Church, 3818 14A St. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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$15

Join the Calgary Multicultural Choir for this performance of festive songs from around the globe. The choir, which consists of 62 members representing 28 countries, will present a program of traditional songs and contemporary arrangements originating from several cultures, with some sung in their native language. Adding to the holiday celebration will be special guests the Bow River Handbell Musicians Society Ringers, as well as an opportunity to donate to the Calgary Food Bank. Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Multicultural…

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Love Came Down

December 14 @ 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 1309 4 St. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free

Join the First Baptist Church for their annual Christmas Concert, “Love Came Down.” The festive concert will include performances from the church's vocal and handbell choirs, pipe organist and pianist. The First Baptist Church ensembles will also be joined by special guests the Lily String Quartet, adding further to the evening of Christmas celebration. Photograph courtesy of the First Baptist Church.

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Dave McCann

December 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Gallery House, 119 Nottingham Rd. N.W. + Google Map
$25

Catch singer-songwriter Dave McCann as he brings his distinct brand of finely-crafted folk to the Gallery. McCann has pulled influence from across the music landscape over his career, from early interest in heavy metal heroes to later admiration of legendary country and folk bards like Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt. McCann added further to his hand-built roots repertoire with his latest album, Westbound til Light, which was released earlier this year. Photograph courtesy the Gallery House Concert Society.  …

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Paul Brandt, the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history, will return home to celebrate the holidays with these special performances. Joined by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), Brandt will perform a collection of original songs and Christmas classics for the hometown crowd. Ten dollars from each ticket sold for these concerts goes to the “Not In My City” initiative, a movement launched under Brandt’s Buckspring Foundation that is raising awareness and taking collective action to prevent and end sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

This titillating holiday musical goes for round six from Dec. 5 to 22 at Lunchbox Theatre. Attendees will be treated to signature tunes “Bailey’s for Breakfast” and “Pimp My Tree” as well as brand new numbers during the award-winning production’s run. While certainly cheeky, the show won’t be an X-rated affair — organizers Forte Musical Theatre Guild recommend the subject matter for ages 15 and up.

Photograph courtesy of Forte Musical Theatre Guild.

The new restaurant by the team at Vero Bistro Moderne may have breakfast in its name, but this night of jazz and fine foods shows it has versatility in spades. Queens Breakfast Cocktails is hosting the John de Waal Combo to entertain diners as they enjoy a six-course consisting of stuffed dates, lobster, steak and more. Book your spot by calling 403-764-0878 or emailing info@queensyyc.ca.

Photograph courtesy of Queens Breakfast Cocktails.

Calgary singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley will take the stage for a special performance at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre. Buckley’s brand of contemporary country calls to mind the classic era of the genre, with the singer’s masterful songwriting ability shining through the modern country norm with an authentic roots approach. Catch Buckley at the Studio Bell Performance Hall as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.

 

Alberta Ballet rings in the holiday season with its annual presentation of The Nutcracker. This Christmas classic is a mainstay at the ballet and promises beautiful costumes, original choreography performed by more than 120 dancers and a live orchestra. This tradition is perfect for making lifelong memories.

Photograph by Paul McGrath.

This non-denominational holiday party at Festival Hall on December 13 is a mash-up of an ugly sweater party and a concert by local bands. Wear your itchiest light-up Rudolph sweater and head to Inglewood for performances by Shuffalo, Cold Little Crow, Yvette and Mita. Pop, snacks and adults beverages are available for purchase by cash or credit only, and an ATM is available on site.

Graphic by Cold Crow Creative.

Join the residents of Amica Aspen Woods senior lifestyle residence as they celebrate the season with these special performances. The Amica Singers, a 35-member choir consisting of Amica residents, and the Amica Belles, the new in-residence bell choir, will both perform a medley to help you get into the holiday spirit, with half of the events’ proceeds going toward Amica’s in-house charity, Helping Hands. The concerts will also include giveaways, holiday shopping from Something2Wear and a food drive for the Veteran’s Food Bank of Calgary.

Photograph courtesy of Amica Aspen Woods.

Join the Calgary Multicultural Choir for this performance of festive songs from around the globe. The choir, which consists of 62 members representing 28 countries, will present a program of traditional songs and contemporary arrangements originating from several cultures, with some sung in their native language. Adding to the holiday celebration will be special guests the Bow River Handbell Musicians Society Ringers, as well as an opportunity to donate to the Calgary Food Bank.

Photograph courtesy of the Calgary Multicultural Choir.

Join the First Baptist Church for their annual Christmas Concert, “Love Came Down.” The festive concert will include performances from the church’s vocal and handbell choirs, pipe organist and pianist. The First Baptist Church ensembles will also be joined by special guests the Lily String Quartet, adding further to the evening of Christmas celebration.

Photograph courtesy of the First Baptist Church.

Catch singer-songwriter Dave McCann as he brings his distinct brand of finely-crafted folk to the Gallery. McCann has pulled influence from across the music landscape over his career, from early interest in heavy metal heroes to later admiration of legendary country and folk bards like Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt. McCann added further to his hand-built roots repertoire with his latest album, Westbound til Light, which was released earlier this year.

Photograph courtesy the Gallery House Concert Society.

 

 

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