All day acoustic jam. Including lullabies to a newly arrived baby! Come and play, or just listen, to local musicians meet and share acoustic music. Bring food for the barbq or an instrument to contribute to the music. This relaxing backyard gathering is set to build new ties in the community.
Presented by Andrew R. Mott
You are invited to come to the “Appreciation Station” with the address of someone you appreciate. At the station you can select from a few pre-made cards or design your own, and fill it with appreciation. The card will be sent out via snail mail to your person of choice!
Presented by Hayley Redpath
Meet up with this nice crew, then gather picnic supplies and go for a leisurely bike along the river. Pass some nice happenings, make a few casual stops, and then end up at a secret picnic spot where you can pass a lovely afternoon. Bring games and stuff, too.
Presented by Veloplzn
A slow paced walk through the bird sanctuary, focussed on observing and identifying various bird species. The emphasis will be on the act of bird watching itself. Scott will offer what expertise he has on the subject and will gladly help participants to identify and learn about the birds they see. His dad might come along too. Bring your own binoculars, spotting scope, tweeters, bird books, snacks, coats, sunglasses, cameras, notebooks etc. Rain or shine (rain will probably mean shorter walks). Scott will keep lists of all the birds seen on the walks and it would be great if people want to draw pictures or photograph.
Presented by Scott Rogers
BLACK FLAG KARAOKE
Kind of like a sing along, but to a band of local celebrities playing only the instrumentals and holding up signs with the lyrics for you.
Presented by Neal Moignard
CAPTURE THE FLAG – NIGHT SKILLZ
Come on down for some good old fashioned Capture The Flag in Prince’s Island Park. Bring your flashlights. People are welcome to come play Capture The Flag for as long as they have the energy to. Flags will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight/headlamp.
Presented by Duncan Kenworthy
A show to start the festival off! It will include some bbqin’ (free veggie stuffs, of course), some DJin’ and VJin’ from Calgary’s own power duo HEAVYMATES, some folk rock from Lucid 44, and the some epic noise rock from The Summerlad. It will be so nice. Before hand we will make and break some pinatas, and afterwards we will watch the meteor shower. It is also the opening for the poster show!
Presented by Laura Leif
CHOOSE YER OHM – a beginners synth-building workshop
This workshop will provide a rundown of the bits and pieces of a basic oscillator-synthesizer circuit. Participants will be familiarized with components such as integrated circuits, capacitors and resistors, and will construct an oscillator circuit of their own. Gadgets such as light sensors, potentiometers and even fresh fruit will be used to control the sounds produced by the circuit.
The workshop will cost $10 to cover components. No prior electronics knowledge is required. Please RSVP to craig.fahner[at]gmail.com so we can be sure to make enough kits!
CHOOSE YER OWN BICYCLE ADVENTURE! SAVE CASTLE CARBENICLE AND GET TREASURE!
a real life choose yer own adventure! By bike! Awesome!
Presented by Dan Godin and Michel and pals
DEFORMER ‘N BRAIN FEVER, TOGETHER FOREVER
This show will be an emocore/post-hardcore show. Deformer and Brain Fever will play. “Girl Jam”, a loosely structured, all-girl punk band where everyone plays everything will also play a short set. There might be one more band. The show will be free and all-ages. There will be a mosh pit. And vegan baking. And probably popsicles.
Presented by Keaton Pridham
THE DISEASED TREES
This group, including trumpet, saxophone, drum kit, djembe, guitar and various
other noisemakers will set-up on the rocks alongside the river and crank out
some tunes for the bikers, rafters, walkers, etc. Performances are spontaneous and can last up to half the day.
Presented by Sarah Van Sloten
Dreams can be defined as a ‘succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing
through the mind during sleep’, or as an ‘aspiration, goal, or aim’. This event explores both of these meanings, and will involve discussion, sharing, dream interpretation, story telling, and tips. Probably the dreamiest inner city park hang out you can imagine.
Presented by Michelle Trudgeon
FILM SURVIVES. EYES CRY. MINUS THE $4.
Missed your grad shots? Need a picture of yourself to send to the Grandkids? Come get your portrait taken by a super talented fellow for free! It will be sent to you later through the mail.
presented by Bryce Krynski
FLOAT THE BOW
Come decorate some rafts that Jennifer made and then lazily float down the bow! Maybe there will be some fun things on the rafts, like a choose your own raft adventure! I think this should happen. I would like to play some songs on one of them. Anyways sometime soon there will be more information!
Presented by Jennifer Crighton
A show featuring: Deadhorse, Haggard Beat, The Psychic Alliance. I haven’t actually heard any of these bands yet, but i hear good things about them, and i really want to see them. It is described as a Rock ‘n Roll show, but I’ve also heard things can get psychedelic and bluesy and folk stomp and AWESOME. It should be a really rad show.
Presented by Jamey Lougheed
Daniel Johnston covers under a bridge! The only way to find out where it actually is will be to come to the Geocaching event or to one of the shows and to ask someone. Full line up announced soon! Unless we decide to keep it a surprise. Yeah, actually. I like that better. You just gotta come.
Presented By Kayla Morin and Liam Gordon
LICKY MOUTH: A NOISE/IMPROV SHOW
A lovely hodge podge of improvised noise from some of Calgary’s sweetest. Includes performances by Space Rabies, Pscyic Pollution, Garf Jovie, and more. Also features the visual loveliness of Jzero Schuurman and the analogue duo, Mudcasket and Rockbiter.
Presented by Jesse Locke
LIVE AUDIO BOOK
When we’re kids, reading is a communal event found in carpet circles and bedrooms. As we grow older, reading makes a move inward, becoming a solitary activity and, for many people, reading turns into something that just isn’t cool or fun. This event returns the book to a communal space by opening up one specific novel to a community performance. Performable within two or three hours, the entire book will be read aloud in a public space by a core group of four or five performers, all while encouraging audience members to join in by reading a chapter or two. Book choice will be a surprise, but will tend toward books written by local authors.
Presented by Ryan Fitzpatrick
A sweet hang out on the top of an inner city hill. One of the nicest! There will be good views, and Mean Leif will serenade you with a little ukulele and some folk songs, old and new. It’s also the day of a meteor shower, so there will be burning space debris shooting through the atmosphere above our heads, burning up before it hits us. Maybe we will see something, or maybe the city lights will leave it up to our pondering imaginations.
presented by the CYO team
The posters for this year’s fest were made by a bunch of different artists! They rule! Copies of the posters will be on display at Imaginary Ordinary for the duration of the festival.
RECYCLED PINATA SECRET TREASURE SURPRISE
Attendees must bring/make SECRET TREASURE SURPRISE (must be something of PERSONAL VALUE to the attendee, examples are a favorite candy, a mix tape, a small drawing, a favorite petrified rock, a promise of a kiss on the cheek or lips, or toe nail clippings from deceased pet). Pinatas will be made from recycled materials (provided) and filled with the SECRET TREASURE SURPRISE. Pinata times ensue. The attendee who demonstrates the most anti-materialistic behavior/generosity will receive a SUPER AMAZING SURPRISE in addition to
the ANTI-MATERIAL LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD.
Presented by Latifa Pelitier-Ahmed
SCREEN YER OWN WORK
Have something you’ve made that you think other people must see? Bring on over a DVD of your work and we’ll screen it, Watch other people’s work too. Popcorn and awesome times at NUTV.
Presented by Duncan Kenworthy, Hayley Redpath, and NUTV.
SEISURE SALAD BOWL BALL
Everyone who practices in this garage is playing in this garage! also burritos. also art and lighting installations! Playing are Friendo, Extra Happy Ghost!!!, Church of the Very Bright Lights, Indiensoci, and Seisure Salad, of course.
Presented by Britt and Andrew, rad team
WE SHOULD KNOW EACHOTHER
Calgary is full of people with amazing energy, innovation and talent – and most of them don’t know each other! What would happen if you could get all those great writers, activists, dancers, engineers, accountants, politicians, actors, journalists (et cetera) in a room together for conversation and good times? Since February 2008, Mark Hopkins has held regular ‘We Should Know Each Other’ parties in his apartment… and he wants you to come! Bring a friend, bring some food, or just bring yourself for a casual evening with fascinating Calgarians.
Presented by Mark Hopkins