Archive for Arts & Culture – Page 2

Art Cycle Route Coming to Crescent Heights!

An exciting new pilot project is coming to Crescent Heights and Renfrew! The project consists of three artist-painted crosswalks on 8th Avenue at Centre Street, Edmonton Trail, and 6th St NE, and a series of artist painted bikes along the 8th Ave bike route, spanning from 2nd St NW to 6th St NE, by Calgary artist Yiting Hui. This is part of a multi-stakeholder initiative, Unite the Heights, which advocates for improvements to pedestrian, cycling, and mobility-friendly infrastructure between Mayland Heights through to Crescent Heights.  The goal of the initiative is to increase safety, beauty, engagement, and connection in Crescent Heights and with our neighbouring communities of Renfrew & Mayland Heights. 

Sign-up link to volunteer to help paint:

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Diversity Dance Mural Contests & Giveaways

Location of the mural: 1226 Centre Street NE, north side of Papa John’s

There’s a colourful new mural in our Village that’s inviting our community to celebrate diversity through dance! Film yourself grooving to the beats of your playlist or throw it back to classics like the “YMCA”, the macarena, or gather your friends, family, and neighbours to form a conga line – we want to celebrate all styles of movement!

Giveaway Details:

Tag #diversitydanceyyc and our sponsors @chcayyc, @crescentheightsvillage, & @calgfoundation in your posts in front of the mural to contribute to our social library on Instagram, and be entered to win $25 gift cards to local businesses in the Crescent Heights Village Business Improvement Area. Prizes will be drawn weekly until the end of summer! There will also be a final draw at the end of the summer, for a chance to win a $250 gift basket containing goods from various businesses in the Crescent Heights Village BIA. 

For private accounts, take a screenshot of your post and caption and send it to us to be entered into the weekly draws! Giveaway is open to all Instagram and/or Facebook users!

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Drive-In Movie Night

Friday, August 20 @ 8:30 PM ($10 – $20)
1101 2 St NW, Crescent Heights Community Hall

Purchase your tickets HERE.

A huge thank you to ATB Financial for sponsoring Friday’s Drive-In! Thanks to their support, we’re happy to announce that ALL of the event proceeds from here on out will go to the charity Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, who are supporting the women and girls in Afghanistan during this humanitarian crises.

Join us on Friday, August 20th for the second annual Crescent Heights Community Drive In Movie Night. We’ll be presenting the inspiring and award winning film, The Secret Marathon about the brave women and men who are standing up for equality and freedom by running in the Marathon of Afghanistan. The filmmaker, Kate McKenzie lives in our community and will be there to present the film.

Doors open at 7:30pm. Pre-show starts at 8:30pm with short films. The feature film will begin at 9:00pm.  Attendees can join with their vehicle and limited seating areas will be available for attendees without a car (please bring your own chair or blanket). Note that the outdoor ticket is $10 per person and the vehicle ticket is $20 per vehicle (as many occupants as your vehicle fits). This will be a socially distanced, family friendly event.

Food and beverages will be available for sale courtesy of our sponsor –Bambu YYC. Bambu will serve food, authentic Afghan tea, and 100 % of proceeds will also go to our charity partner.

The Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (@cw4wafghan on Instagram and Facebook) will also be on site to provide some insight into what’s happening in Afghanistan on the ground during this extremely difficult time.

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Trunk Show & Sale on Centre Street

Saturday August 21, from 10 AM – 2 PM
7 Ave through to 15 Ave NW

Join us for our first ever Trunk Show and Sale on Centre Street North! Artists + Retailers + Performers + Local Businesses =FUN

Stroll along Centre St and meet 30 + inspired Calgarians showcasing their talents and their wares! Cars, trucks, wagons, and bikes will line the street. With trunks open and tables out they will showcase their offerings!  Everything from paintings, carvings, jewelry, clothes, and sculptures, to flamenco, tango and heart soul performances.

Plus, check out all the amazing shopping and dining destinations along Centre Street. Local businesses will also be participating in this initiative brought to you by Crescent Heights Community Association and Crescent Heights Village BIA.

Need a place to park your car to come and enjoy? Additional parking available at the Crescent Heights High School @ 1019 1 St NW.

Outdoor Blues Concert by the Gunn Blues Band

Sunday August 15, 3pm – 5pm (FREE)
1101 2 St NW, Crescent Heights Community Hall

Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy some live music outdoors at our beautiful Community Hall greenspace! We are pleased to present the 2nd Annual concert by the Gunn Blues Band led by a Crescent Heights resident, Greg Gunhold.

The Gunn Blues Band is a sophisticated Blues Rock act with 2 original albums. They also cover music from many popular acts with unique arrangements. With Greg Gunhold on guitar and as the composer/arranger, Brock Gillis and his Hammond B3 organ, Gary Weiss on drums, Jim Irwin on bass guitar, and Jill Bellamy as the vocalist, this Calgary-based “Modern” Blues band will show you “the blues like you’ve never heard them”.

Learn more about the Gunn Blues Band:

Gunn Blues Band Facebook:

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