"When Raven Became Spider" at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

Sled Island, The Works Art & Design Festival and more: Five things to do across Alberta this week

By AV Staff


Sled Island
has kicked off summer in Calgary with a lineup of music, arts, film and comedy, running until Sunday, June 24. Between shows, check out Sealing the Homunculus, where artists offer a different take on typical office lobbies, at the ATB Art Vault Gallery on Stephen Avenue. sledisland.com

The Works, Edmonton’s annual extravaganza of visual art and design, takes over the city until Tuesday, July 3 with more than 300 exhibits, programs, events and performances at galleries and other venues, including the mainstage at Capital Plaza on the Alberta Legislature grounds. theworks.ab.ca

If you enjoy musicals, don’t miss the Nuova Opera and Music Theatre Festival, which is celebrating 20 years. Two performances run at Sherwood Park’s Festival Place this weekend—The Arctic Flute on June 23 and Into the Woods on June 24. operanuova.ca

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s “When Raven Became Spider,” on exhibition until August 12, features work by six contemporary Indigenous artists and storytellers that explore the complex super-heroic beings of traditional tales. aggp.ca

Interested in dinosaurs and fossils? Authors W. Scott Persons (Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands) and Dale Leckie (Rocks, Ridges and Rivers) team up at Shelf Life Books to present Enormous Alberta: Exploring our Prehistoric Past with Dinosaurs and Mountains, on Sunday, June 24. shelflifebooks.ca

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