1. Superflux F*$king Awesome Festival
Superflux Beer Company is hosting a one-day festival of beer (duh), cocktails and bites as a delayed celebration of the brewery’s grand opening, which happened during the pandemic. Drink-wise you can expect limited-release collabs with breweries from Canada and the US, natural wine, cider and margaritas. Plus, boozy soft serve, local food pop-ups and DJ sets throughout the day.
Circus, song, dance and theatre combine in Cirque Alfonse’s performance of Animal. A journey through somewhat surreal farm fables that turn childhood stories clichés on their head and pair them with original live music, this family-friendly show uses comedy to explore a re-invented agricultural world.
3. Khoj – A Contemporary Kathak Dance Extravaganza
This performance from Edmonton’s Usha Gupta Dance Entourage blends traditional and modern movement to reimagine Kathak, the classical form of dance from northern India. The show takes you through the inner search for spirituality and finishes with Sufi (divine truth).
4. In Every Stroke: Calligraphic Explorations
September 23-October 26
From crisp and elegant English language expressions of famous quotes to bold and abstracted Persian calligraphy—this exhibition explores the various styles and techniques of calligraphy by celebrating artists who combine traditional and contemporary approaches.
5. Gili Yalo
Gili Yalo combines his Ethiopian roots with soul, funk, groove and jazz—combining traditional African melodies with lyrics in both English, Hebrew and Amharic for a show known to generate an entrancing groove and flow. His music tells his own personal story—of Operation Moses, the covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan in 1984.