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                December 2015

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7pm-9pm East Village Writers




7pm-9pm Night Writer

7pm-9pm Tuesday Night Writers


7pm-9pm Tuesday Night Writers


 Cold Reads Calgary



7pm-9pm Night Writer

7pm-9pm T.A.L.E.S 

5:30pm-9pm Loft 112 An Evening of Thanks Christmas Open House 

9:30am-6pm Dote Photoshoot (private booking) 




6pm-9:30pm Calgary Screen Writers 

6pm-9:30pm Calgary Screen Writers 

6pm-9pm Historic Calgary Week Book Launch

2pm-10pm Cinder and Sage (private booking)

1:30pm-3:30pm Bridge for Beginners

Christmas Edition



Alberta Landscapes Art Show and Sale Ends

Loft 112 Closes for Christmas

7pm Factory 112 Lonesome Cowboys & Brave Hearts

7pm-9:30 Confusement Opening Night

5pm-9pm Opening Reception Landscapes of Alberta

Confusement Opening Night

December 3, 7pm-9:30pm

Opening @ Loft 112 


In-Definite Arts & Studio C are proud to present the 2015 SPARK Disability Art Festival, running November 30 to December 4 in different venues across Calgary. This year’s Festival features over 130 pieces of art in all media from international artists pan-disability. Exhibits will be hosted at Loft 112, Studio C, In-Definite Arts and Arts Commons and ACAD 


See Scott Berry's art installation “Confusement” (click on image) on display at Loft 112 for the duration of the Festival. Confusement:Confusement: an installation by the collective of artists from the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts - celebrating the art of Scott Berry.


Gallery hours vary so please call ahead (403) 455-1120.

Factory 112: Lonesome Cowboys & Brave Hearts

December 4, 7pm

In 1994, Thorson and Gin self-produced Harry Rintoul’s searing AIDS drama Brave Hearts, set atypically in the back yard of a party in Saskatoon. On the evening of December 4 as part of events honoring World AIDS Day, Brave Hearts receives a staged reading at Calgary’s Loft 112 in Calgary’s East Village, with Thorson and Gin back in the saddle as GW and Rafe.


A panel discussion follows, with representatives from the Calgary Gay History Project, HIV Community Link and Chromatic Theatre participating. Why revisit the show two decades later? There’s a feeling that people need to be reminded of the impact of AIDS in the community, especially the younger generation of gay youth who never witnessed its devastation first-hand and so much of this play is about loneliness, and the need to reconnect.


 This award winning script will run as part of  the successful Warhol-inspired Factory 112 series at Loft 112 facilited by Steve Gin.  Factory 112: Lonesome Cowboys & Brave Hearts runs for one night only at #112, 535 – 8th Avenue SE on Friday, December 4, 2015. Doors open at 7 pm with a 7:30 pm start. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to support HIV Community Link.

Opening Reception Landscapes of Alberta

December 5, 5:00-9:00pm

Surround yourself in the landscape art of An Dong andRuth Vickers during the opening night reception and until December 22, 2015. Every piece is for sale (cash or cheque)


An Dong was born in Qing Dao China. He learned how to draw and paint as a little boy and enrolled in a fine arts high school program. After graduating at the Center Academy of Fine Arts of China, he holds a memebership with FCA. Since moving to Canada, his works have been part of several group exhibits: Xinhai Revolution --100 anniversary of Vancouver (2010), with Ruth Vickers in Rumble House (2015) group exhibtion in Loft 112 (2015), Social Pastel America in New York 2014 and in Arts Common, Theatre Calgary and Plus 15 Windows. His painting of Canadian Veterans was accepted as a donation to Juno Beach School and others to the Military Museum of VancouverAn Dong has collectors in both China and Canada


Ruth Vickers has spent the majority of her life living on the prairie. The allure of the quiet, subtle beauty inspired these series. Humble and intoxicatingly tranquil, the rolling hills against the majestic sky, invite the onlooker to sit back and breath in the splendor

The Tent Peg Reading Series for young writers

December 6, 2015 2:30pm-4:30pm

An interactive series which provides young writers an opportunity to develop their writing voice and community through the dynamic mentorship of relevant Canadian writers. Each session in this series will be designed to expose, excite and explore writing through dynamic Canadian writing and writers.​


Charlotte Cranston is Edmonton's first Youth Poet Laureate and a two-time member of the Edmonton Slam Team. She loves the smell of lilacs and the sound of distant lawnmowers


Mary Pinkoski was the City of Edmonton's 5th Poet Laureate from 2013 - 2015. As an internationally recognized spoken word artist, Mary tours on stages across the world, including most recently at the Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is a Canadian National Slam Champion and a CBC Poetry Faceoff National Champion. When she is not performing, she works as a spoken word educator giving workshops for writers of all ages.

Bridge For Beginners - Christmas Edition!

December 19, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Played by suburban couples, ladies who lunch, your grandparents, and the young and hip whiling away fireside time at cabins, the game of Bridge is an intellectually challenging and enjoyable card game that only requires you to have a deck of cards, three friends to play with, a pencil and a pad to keep score, and a sharp mind.


Intended for the complete beginner, one who knows nothing, or almost nothing, about bridge.

$5 drop in fee RSVP

Night Writer!

Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm, December 2 & 16

Loft 112 opens its doors to aspiring writers. Whether you want to work quietly on a project, share an idea, collaborate or brainstorm, this is the place (and time) to do it.



Host Gina Freeman, a Calgary-based writer, comedian and bioethicist. 



East Village Writer’s Circle (private)

Loft 112 is a dandy place for writing groups to meet and critique. 

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