Live Performance

The O’Pears
~Indie Folk

  January 25, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Thursday

Making their eagerly anticipated artsPlace return, The O’Pears are a Toronto-based contemporary folk trio made up of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris and Meg Contini. These three songwriters weave stories that stir the spirit and capture the timeless character of folk music, continuing to bring a strong, honest voice to the modern female perspective.

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Sex with Strangers
A Theatre Canmore Production

  February 2, 2018 — February 4, 2018  | Shows start at 7:30 pm on Fri, Sat and Sun; Doors open at 7 pm.

How far will you go to get what you want? Intellect, sex and secret agendas clash in this tantalizing take on modern love in the digital age.

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HeARTburn 2018

  February 10, 2018, 7:00 pm — February 11, 2018, 1:00 am  | Doors Open at 7pm

Come dance and be merry with your local Bow Valley Burning Man community to celebrate You, LOVE & Your neighbours at an eclectic dance & Valentine’s event complete with interactive art, performance, DJs, visuals, speed-connecting and beautiful people.

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Irish Mythen
~Roots

  February 11, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Sunday

True power inspires awe, and Irish Mythen packs a lot of it – lyrical, musical, and personal – into a relatively small frame. Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour – an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who’s been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents.

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Grizzly Paw Comedy Nights: Cory Mack
There is laughter in the mountains!

  February 16, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Friday

Cory Mack has been featured on Comedy Now, Just for Laughs, CBC TV, Comedy Network, and CBC Radio's "Madly Off in All Directions" and "The Debaters". Cory is the founder and co-producer of YYComedy Festival.

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Johanna Sillanpaa
~Vocal Jazz

  February 17, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

It’s smart, it’s soulful, it’s jazz. Sillanpaa’s vocals are expertly clear, gently raw, and yet intensely bold. Johanna and her ensemble have played everywhere from intimate jazz joints across North America and Europe all the way to performing in front of the 60,000-plus crowds of the Montreal Jazz Festival.

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Canada’s Rising Stars
~Classical

  March 3, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

The Rising Stars concert is back! A fantastic and inspiring evening featuring the next generation of Canada’s truly outstanding young classical musicians - in collaboration with internationally acclaimed pianist and Canmore resident Susanne Ruberg-Gordon. You will be wowed, moved and blown away!

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Big Little Lions
2015 FOLK ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR

  March 6, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Tuesday

Big Little Lions are the award-winning band from Cincinnati, OH and BC, Canada born out of a collaboration that won them a JUNO Award in 2014 and Ensemble of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2015. Ever since, they have been cranking out infectious folk pop songs that are a heady mixture of soul, spirit and fun.

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Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt
~Jazz

  March 20, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Tuesday

Dutch Grammy award-winners, Vandoorn and van Vugt explore the boundaries of both improvisation and lyrical songs, creating their own world with their funky arrangements and modern music full of rich harmonies and haunting melodies. Although there are obviously echoes of different styles like jazz, the virtuoso Brazilian choro and the fairytale-like pop of Scandinavia, their music is unmistakably theirs.

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BEARS by Matthew MacKenzie
Friday Performance

  March 23, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Friday

Written in Canmore, Bears is a multi-disciplinary comedy using music, movement, light and language to explore the environmental impact of the Northern Gateway Pipeline through the story of a man on the run who loves bears, and gradually transforms into one.

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Minosis is a nine-year-old Métis girl staying with her Cree grandparents, Kokum and Moosum. Having experienced the pain of racism and the challenge to find friendship, she discovers her own power to create hope when she travels the Four Directions of a Medicine Wheel in her grandparents’ yard and thereby initiates a friendship with one of the mystical Little People.

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BEARS by Matthew MacKenzie
Saturday Performance

  March 24, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

Written in Canmore, Bears is a multi-disciplinary comedy using music, movement, light and language to explore the environmental impact of the Northern Gateway Pipeline through the story of a man on the run who loves bears, and gradually transforms into one.

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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
~Folk / Bluegrass

  March 25, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Sunday

LEADING LADY OF WEST COAST FOLK AND BLUEGRASS! Grammy award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. Since her debut in 1986, she has recorded nearly 20 albums. Her latest album with her band the Right Hands (Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber and Andrew Conklin) was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 2017.

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Ellen Doty Trio

  April 4, 2018, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Ellen Doty and her trio to celebrate the launch of her sophomore album Come Fall. Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Her music incorporates everything from jazz to soul, folk, pop and indie music: a sound that is uniquely hers

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