Bringing the Arts!
July 26 & 27 – 7pm
Galt Gardens Pergola – Corner of 5 Street South and 3 Avenue South
Shakespeare’s Classic Comedy
This lively, colourful and magical romp through the court and woods of ancient Greece includes mischievous fairies playing tricks, young lovers falling madly in love with the wrong person, and a ham actor, 'Bottom' acquiring a donkey's head and personality....but all ends happily!
July 26 – 29
Special Exhibit developed by the Galt Museum and Archives
Galt Museum & Archives – 502 1 Street South (5Ave S and Scenic Drive)
The Galt exhibit explores the challenges and successes of local sports personalities including athletes, coaches and managers, officials, sponsors, game announcers, casual athletes and the fan. We also explore the importance of sports in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta with respect to local economics, recreational infrastructure and community identity
July 26: 10am – 9pm July27: 10am – 5pm
July 28: 10am – 5pm July 29: 1pm – 5pm
July 26,27,28 – 8pm
Musical Comedy Revue Show
Genevieve E. Yates Memorial Centre -1002 4 Ave South
Bandstand (July 4-28) features the MASTERS of MOTOWN, the BEATS from the BEACH, and the HITS from the BRITS. The Swinging Sixties included a gold mine of legendary songs. With so many wonderful tunes to choose from, how did New West Theatre know if a '60s song was right for this show? Easy - "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it"!
Join the Lethbridge Jazz Society as they pair talented Jazz musicians with local restaurants downtown. Enjoy the flavours of our local food scene with a backdrop of live jazz.
July 26 & 27 - 5pm July 26 & 27 – 6pm July 27 & 28 – 6pm
James Oldenburg & Paul Holden Daniel Vere Herb Hicks Quartet
Streetside Eatery Black Tomato Mocha Cabana
317 8 Street South 860 Heritage Blvd W 317 4 Street South
July 27 & 28 – 12pm – 8pm
The Gate - 522 3 Ave South
A two day long art market featuring the work of local artists. Bring the spirit of the games home with local, handmade art and craft as well as enjoy the live performances throughout the weekend. As well as live music
An exciting opportunity to experience exotic wines and amazing local talent! The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge is hosting a progressive wine and cheese art stroll, organized in conjunction with the Alberta Summer Games which are being hosted in Lethbridge. The goal is to have an event that will both welcome visitors to Lethbridge, as well as engaging and re-familiarizing our own community about the vibrancy of our arts scene.
6:30pm-7:30pm: Bowman Arts Centre – 811 5 Ave South
7pm-8pm: Southern Alberta Arts Gallery 601 3 Ave South
7:30pm-8:30pm: Historic Firehall No. 1 402 2 Ave South
8pm-9pm: Trianon Gallery 104 5 Street South
8:30pm – Late: U of L Penny Building 324 5 Street South
Other Cultural Highlights
University of Lethbridge - 1st Choice savings Centre
The Heritage Fairs program encourages students to explore Canadian heritage in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment. Students use the medium of their choice to tell stories about Canadian heroes, legends, milestones, and achievements — and present the results of their research at a public exhibition. Every year southern Alberta students meet in May for the regional fair.
The Fools come to the Games in the many fantastical forms. You may spot the Raven or the Whooping Cranes, the mysterious Four Directions or the playful Pixies. Captivating, mesmerizing and engaging, the Green Fools delight audiences of all ages. Watch for the Green Fools at the Opening Ceremonies, The Gallery Hop and Art Market, and various other locations and events throughout the Games weekend!
Live Music, Buskers, and Street Performers
The 2012 Alberta Summer Games welcome a whole contingent of musicians, buskers and street performers to add a lively and entertaining element to the sport venues and lend a festive atmosphere to these exciting events. Watch for local musicians, actors and dancers at many of the outdoor venues, at the art market, and around town! We are delighted to be able to showcase our rich pool of local talent to our community and to visitors from across Alberta and beyond