Celebrate Alberta Culture Days by going on a poetry walking tour, attending a craft session, watching a concert (or two) or visiting the Royal Alberta Museum.
The annual celebration of arts and culture runs for the entire month of September and there’s lots to do.
St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society is hosting a free poetry walking tour on September 18 at St. Albert Place. See St. Albert through a poet’s eyes as Ari Zak recites poetry along the way.
“I’m planning on doing four poems, and I’m also planning on talking a bit about stories and architecture,” says Zak. “I wanted to try to do something that had some sort of connection to the city.”
Songs and Music to Build a Culture of Peace: Filipinos in Alberta Celebrating the International Day of Peace will begin broadcasting on LINGAP-Canada’s Facebook page on September 21 starting at 10 a.m. An online forum will be held at 7:30 p.m. the same day, featuring Filipino and Albertan panelists who will share their reflections on building a culture of peace in the Philippines and Canada.
Before the month is up, enjoy a full schedule including free admission to the Royal Alberta Museum from September 24 to 26. While you’re downtown, head over to the Art Gallery of Alberta for a variety of activities happening all weekend, including an Intro to Breaking dance workshop led by Creeasian.
Make some art that you can take home at Alberta Craft Council during the Culture in the Making Crafternoon event on September 25. Spend an hour making a stylish tote bag worthy of being in a gallery. Multiple time slots are available to ensure as many crafters can participate as possible. Supplies are provided, but crafters are welcome to bring their own materials if they want extra bling on their totes.
Alberta Culture Days ends on September 30 and the complete list of events is available online.