Calgary Arts Commons has many family-friendly shows! From the always-popular National Geographic Live to world music and so much more, you’ll find something you love.

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YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan

Energizing and relentlessly powerful, YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan combine the precision of traditional Wadaiko drumming with world-class theatrical showmanship. Experience the kinetic athleticism of these masterful performers in a production that showcases the vivid colour, storytelling, and energy signature of YAMATO.

When: February 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

National Geographic Live Presents Rae Wynn-Grant: The Secret Lives of Bears

Rae Wynn-Grant is dedicated to wildlife ecology research, but it wasn’t until life brought her to Kenya at age 20 that she had ever taken a hike, pitched a tent to camp, or seen a wild animal. While there, she studied East African lions—top carnivores that live in close quarters with local communities—and observed that problematic interactions between the two groups threatened conservation efforts. Now, Dr. Wynn-Grant is finding similar patterns for North American black and grizzly bears. Join this committed carnivore ecologist for a fascinating look inside the secret lives of bears and a report from the front lines of the mission to help humans and carnivores coexist peacefully.

When: April 10, 2022, at 2 pm and April 11, 2022, at 7 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

National Geographic Live Presents Brian Skerry: Secrets of the Whales 

Celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly four decades exploring and documenting the world’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals to illuminate groundbreaking new insights into their lives and culture. Skerry spent more than two years in 24 locations around the world capturing remarkable images and video for a landmark National Geographic book, magazine story, and television series, Secrets of the Whales.

Hear his behind-the-scenes stories straight from the field and get an inside look at the groundbreaking science of whale culture—and its startlingly human parallels—across four different species. Discover the hunting techniques and international cuisines of orca pods and the multi-generational childcare systems and female-led families of sperm whales. Explore the culture of singing competitions among humpback whales and meet charming beluga whales in Canada that journey each summer to their “vacation resort.” Through Skerry’s mesmerizing work, uncover what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.

When: May 15, 2022, at 2 pm and May 16, 2022, at 7 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

Calgary Arts Commons:

Where: Arts Commons
Address: 205 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-294-9494