Calgary Arts Events to Check Out in November

This month, check out an environmental and social justice film festival, a textile art exhibition, mystery theatre and more.

Don Pollack's Postcards From The Edge exhibition at Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery. Photograph courtesy of Newzones.

Postcards from the Edge and Line & Colour

This month, Newzones Gallery has two new exhibitions. Postcards From The Edge is a gallery of works from Don Pollack, a prolific realist painter. The gallery shows a collection of soft and moody landscape oil paintings (with a white border to simulate a postcard and the feeling of being sent from far away) inspired by Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Line & Colour is a rotating group exhibition showcasing pieces from various artists. Here in this bright and colourful gallery, you can find a range of art styles and mediums, all connected by their stylistic use of colour and shape to inform the viewer of their message.

Both exhibitions are free to the public and are on now until November 20.

730 11 Ave. S.W., 403-266-1972,



The work of Calgary-based textile artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders will be featured at Contemporary Calgary in a new exhibition called Unity. This exhibit is full of hand-tufted rugs depicting “portraits of singular figures, each a montage of powerful, inspirational Black bodies that collectively surface as a strong and resilient community.” The exhibition runs from November 4, 2021 to January 30, 2022.

701 11 St. S.W., 403-770-1350,


Murder in the Studio

In a triumphant return to the theatre just in time for its 45th anniversary, Vertigo Theatre presents a collection of three Agatha Christie radio plays that will be performed live. The plays feature ghosts, serial killers and plenty of mystery. Previews run from November 13 to 17 and the regular show run goes from November 18 to December 19.

115 9 Ave. S.E., 403-221-3708,


Calgary Justice Film Festival

This newly renamed film festival (formerly the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival) is back with in-person screenings this year. The mission of the Calgary Justice Film Festival is to share current, eye-opening documentaries from filmmakers around the world on issues like the environment and social justice. Several films will be shown this year, including Variety, which looks at the overabundance of variety in consumerism, and Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, which follows filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers as she examines the affect of the opioid epidemic in her community, the Kainai First Nation.

Screenings run from November 18 to 21, both online and in person at the Performance Hall at the Central Public Library. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Central Public Library, 800 3 St. S.E.,


A Tribute to Amadeus

On November 26 and 27, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a musical tribute to the movie Amadeus, which follows the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This means you can expect to hear a lot of Mozart symphonies and overtures at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 225 8 Ave. S.E.,

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