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Calgary Cultural District Thursday Event - August

FIRST THURSDAY - Calgary's monthly culture crawl.
All on August 4th, all within 3 blocks of the Calgary Tower!

Check firstthursdays.ca for full listings, including restaurant and bar specials.

9AM - 5PM
The Optimism of Colour: William Perehudoff - A Retrospective
Glenbow Museum, Protected content SE, Adults $14, Seniors $10, Students $9, Youth $9, Family $32, Under 6 free, Glenbow members free

10AM
Historical Walking Tour by P.O.W.E.R. (a group of retirees with great stories to tell)
Meet outside the 8th Ave entrance to the Glenbow, Protected content SE, free

10AM - 2PM
Canadian Artists for the Poor
Market tables on the street, Protected content block of Stephen Avenue (the block east of The Bay)

10AM - 4PM
Walk the Beat - Open House
YouthLink Calgary and the Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, Protected content Ave SE (enter 1/2 block E of the library), free

10AM - 9PM
Traditions Illuminated - Celebrating the Halls
Artist Talk 7:30-8:30pm: Spiritual Connections - The Portraiture of Janine Hall
The Art Gallery of Calgary, Protected content SW, gallery admission free all day

11AM - 8PM
PULSE - Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years
Art Talk/Gallery Tour 6:30PM with Marcella Ducasses
Triangle Gallery, Protected content Tr SE (in the Municipal Bldg, enter near the fountain on Macleod Tr), free

Noon - 1PM
Cantos Street Sounds featuring Kenna Burima
Stephen Avenue Walk, free

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Reggae Lunch 'n' Learn: Canadian Reggae (Yes! We do have reggae!)
Feel free to bring your lunch. Cantos Music Foundation, Protected content SE, free

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Coppeneur Chocolate offers Complimentary Chocolate Tasting!
Protected content Ave SW, free

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artWALK with Art (he's ba-ack!)
Meet at Endeavor Arts, Protected content SW, RSVP Protected content , free

5PM
Fascinating Facts: First Thursday Public Art Tour
City of Calgary Public Art Program, meet at the info booth, main fl, Municipal Building, Protected content Trail SE, free

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All That Jazz: Sheldon Zandboer Trio (NEW jazz series!)
Presented by CANTOS at Sandstone Lounge, Hyatt Regency Calgary, Protected content St SE

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Artist Receptions for 3 new exhibitions at the EPCOR CENTRE:
Burnt Toast Studio, 5-8pm: Print/Design/Text (Ledge Gallery)
Tyler Los-Jones, 5-7pm: Artist in Residence (Ledge Gallery)
Sandra Vida's Elegy: Meditation on Mortality, a video on 3 monitors throughout the day
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, Ledge Gallery, Protected content near Baraka, Protected content SE, free

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Make Your Own Robot in conjunction with Protospace and Dorkbot
Endeavor Art Gallery, Protected content SW, RSVP requested, $ Protected content on materials used

5 – 9PM
ART CENTRAL First Thursday
Three floors of Exhibition Openings, live music, art demonstrations and more.
Art Central, Protected content SW, free

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Strategic Networking Workshop, no registration required
Central Library, 3rd floor, Protected content Tr SE, free

6PM (tour starts promptly at 6, space is limited)
Tour the fabulous collection of keyboard instruments at the Cantos Foundation
Cantos, Protected content SE, free

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One-on-one Drop-In Computer Technology Coaching
Central Library, 3rd floor south, Protected content Tr SE, free

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Drop-In Career Coaching
Central Library, 3rd floor, Technology Discovery Centre, Protected content Tr SE, free

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Aboriginal Writers’ Circle
Central Library, 4 Fl. Meeting room, Protected content Tr SE, free

6:30PM
Art Talk/Gallery Tour: Marcella Ducasses, art historian and educator
Alberta Society of Artists - Beyond Modernism
Triangle Gallery, Protected content Tr SE (in the Municipal Bldg, enter near the fountain on Macleod Tr), free

6:30-8:30PM
Exquisite Corpse Night
TRUCK Gallery, lower level, Grain Exchange Building, Protected content SW, free

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Spiritual Connection: The Portraiture of Janine Hall (an artist talk by Janine Hall)
The Art Gallery of Calgary, Protected content SW, free

8PM (doors open 7:30PM)
Ruth Purves Smith in Concert
Cantos Foundation, Protected content SE, $10 at the door, all ages welome

9PM, doors open 8pm
Thursday Night Open Stage Jazz Jam
Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club, lower level, Protected content SW, $10 reg admission, $5 for members & First Thurs patrons

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Rock and Roll (and great ribs) at The Palomino Rockets & Dinosaurs, We Are Machines, A Decade Lost, Protected content SW, $8/10pm.

Have a super summer First Thursday!

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