Here are some fun things to do during our last weekend of September as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days.
- To kick off our final weekend, we have A Celebration of Red Deer’s Cultural Riches happening at the Festival Hall
this Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Central Alberta Refugee Efforts, in partnership with Urban Aboriginal Voices Society and other agencies, is planning virtual and live performances, displays, and demonstrations by people of different cultures, presented live to be posted on social media. They are inviting participation in a singing circle, “Cantare” and a drumming circle, “All Tribes,” to create a performance called “Unexpected Intersections” on Saturday.
- Red Deer Art’s Council will be presenting, on their Youtube channel, a motivational presentation performed by Booming Tree Taiko of Edmonton, available all-day Saturday, September 26. These Japanese-style drummers will share their art form and their words about overcoming life’s challenges through creativity and the arts.
- Check out the Mini-Open Studio Tour in the Glass Front Art Gallery hosted by the Red Deer Arts Council. They will be offering a glimpse of their annual Open Studio Tour with visual artists demonstrating their creative process in some of the glass-front gallery windows Saturday, September 26, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
- Country Pride Dance Club is excited to present an in-person event celebrating the diversity of dance styles and groups in Red Deer, demonstrations by various groups will entertain and engage the public. A community-connecting ‘Line Dance Day’ will feature an easy line dance tutorial taught to the public and danced safely together as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days. Physical distance will be observed to enable everyone to enjoy the dancing: Saturday, September 26, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Festival Hall.
- The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will be hosting two new Exhibitions opening dates Saturday, September 26, Powwow! Ohciwin The Origins and back by popular demand Anne Frank: A History for Today. Please go to their website Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, to pre-book for a specific time to ensure numbers and social distancing.
- Looking for clues for something to do, then join in the Family Literary Scavenger Hunt hosted by the Red deer Library this Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Get your team together as you follow clues throughout downtown Red Deer to discover the titles of well-known literary works and win prizes. The teams must include an adult and use a cell phone or camera. Clue sheets can be printed off or picked up at any Red Deer Public Library.
- Join local artist Erin Boake at the Imperial Block, Saturday 26 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, creating a community art piece thanking front-line workers. Free to participate, supplies are provided by the City of Red Deer and all ages and levels of experience welcome.
- If you loved Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, then come down to the Cronquist House Sunday, September 27. This free event hosted by the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society and the Red Deer Arts Council will feature an instrumental musical performance, and a staged reading with local actors, as well as scones and other baked specialties. There will be three seatings starting at 1:00 pm, and it will be on a first-come, first-served, come early as there is limited seating.
For more things to see and do, view our events calendar at visitreddeer.com.
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