Archive for Arts & Culture

Grand Opening: Wilder Mural

August 8th, 4pm – 7pm (FREE)
1101 2 St NW, Crescent Heights Community Hall

Last winter, 33 friends and neighbours of Crescent Heights created the Wilder! community mural – together but in distance. Now, we can finally meet in person and celebrate! Bring your family and friends, listen to some live music, and learn more about Alberta’s nature through stories and games. Our guest speaker, Blackfoot Elder Sheldon First Rider, will be sharing some of his fascinating stories. A live band, Brother Ray Lemelin & the Matinee Kings will also be performing. Come experience Alberta’s uniqueness through the Wilder! community mural!

About the project:

The Wilder Mural was created in December of 2020, in collaboration with 33 friends and neighbors of Crescent Heights. Every participant received a tile with outlines, some info about their animal or plant, and paint so they could participate in a COVID-safe fashion from home. The  community mural showcases Alberta’s wildlife and highlights endangered species. The mural shows a total of 15 endangered creatures and plants, and one mountain goat, grasshopper, ladybug, an unknown bird, dog, man with big hands and lots of prairie grass.


Project: Diversity Dance #DIVERSITYDANCEYYC

Description: There’s a new mural in our community to deepen our appreciation for other cultures through dance and to serve as a catalyst to promote “on street dancing”.  We want to invite all dancers on Saturday, July 17th between 2 – 3pm to join us as we film 1 to 5 minutes of your routine/ freestyle. Whether you’re performing the macarena, break dancing with your crew, or showcasing your next “TikTok” routine, this is open to all abilities, ages, styles, and cultural backgrounds. We want to see it all!

Location: Diversity Dance Mural located on the north side of the Papa John’s building: 1226 Centre Street NE

Song: You and Me and Music: (please note, you can dance to the beat of your preferred song and the videographer will work it in)


DM @crescentheightsvillage (on Instagram) or email Delilah at with the style of dance, number of dancers (can be 1 to 5, but exceptions can be made if there are more), and the approximate length of the dance. This volunteer opportunity is on a first come first serve basis, and you’ll be treated to a dessert at Bambu Desserts & Drinks (@bambu.yyc on Instagram)! Camera shy? Have no fear! You are welcome to drop by to watch the show and be part of our audience as we film!

This project would not be possible without the support from the CHCA’s Village People Grant, the Stepping Stones Grant from the Calgary Foundation, assistance from the Crescent Heights Village BIA and our community! Thank you! 

Trunk Show: Calling All Artists!

Attention Calgary artists, artisans and performers! Crescent Heights Community Association and Crescent Heights Village BIA are hosting our first trunk show, ever! We’re inviting all sorts of vendors and performers to Centre Street North to show and sell your wares in this great neighbourhood. #yyctrunkshow

Interested? Apply here!

Outdoor Jazz Concert by the McCaslin Trio

Sunday July 18th, 3pm – 5pm (FREE)

1101 2 St NW, Crescent Heights Community Hall

Jazz drummer and Crescent Heights resident Jon McCaslin returns to the outdoor stage on Sunday, July 18th from 3-5pm, featuring his trio along with Joel Untinen on guitar and Jon Wielebnowski on bass. The band will be performing classic jazz arrangements drawn from the repertoire of their favorite jazz composers. Jon and his bandmates are thrilled to be performing together once again in our local community, in front of a live and enthusiastic

Join us outside on the gorgeous greenspace outside our Community Hall, and don’t forget to bring your own chair or blanket!

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Photo by Wanda Martin. This initiative is partly funded by the City of Calgary Ward Grant. 

Outdoor Curbside Concert by James Reckseidler

Sunday July 11, 2pm (FREE)
410 Crescent Road NW

James Reckseidler is a solo performer, writer, recording artist, and is the lead singer for the Calgary rock act, reijo. Part Bono, part Johnny Cash, and a little John Lennon; James brings raw energy and emotion to all he does and to his original songs. Experience James intimately, connect, and find the uplifting power of his sweeping melodies and reflective, poetic lyrics.  

Drop by to enjoy some live music outdoors, and don’t forget to bring your own chair or blanket!

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