Win Tickets to John Ware Reimagined

August 20 to 30 
Lunchbox Theatre (160, 115 9th Ave. SE)
Tickets: $25

Joni is growing up in a cowboy-obsessed city. In love with horses and the cowboy mystique, she gradually realizes Black folk are absent from popular culture depictions of that world. While struggling to juggle what she sees as these two incompatible identities, she discovers the existence of a great Black cowboy who was instrumental in creating the brand of her city. 

John Ware Reimagined, written by award-winning author Cheryl Foggo, alchemically interweaves Joni's story with the powerful myth-shattering journey of John Ware and his wife, Mildred Lewis Ware. This compelling World Première features flood, fire and the fantastical, driven by the riveting performances of Janelle Cooper, Orville Cameron and Kirsten Alter and a musical landscape created and performed live by Calgary's inaugural Poet Laureate Kris Demeanor and folk-soul artist Miranda Martini. 

Calgary Culture is giving away one pair of tickets to the August 29th show!

To enter, please fill out the form below. Contest closes at 4:00pm on Thursday, August 21.

Invest YYC Spotlight: Play On Wheels

There are plans to turn a 16-foot long, four-horse trailer into a portable play pavilion. It's a clever idea and this InvestYYC campaign will help make it happen.

Antyx Community Arts and Aspen will work with youth, artists and the Greater Forest Lawn community to brainstorm ideas on how to use the trailer as a vehicle to increase community engagement and interactions. Once all of the ideas have percolated, the group will use salvaged materials to transform the trailer into a new kind of "playground." It will be unveiled at artBOX on 17E before being moved to Beakerhead's Little Big Street in September. Since the whole point is that it is on wheels, expect to see Play on Wheels rolling around to different locations of the city.

The group is looking for funds, but you can also donate materials, time and creative input.

Learn more and donate is an exciting new crowdfunding website designed to assist local artists and non-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations by creating a space where their strongest, most inspiring work can be supported by people like you. Make a meaningful gift of time or money to support creativity in Calgary!

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