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True to its name, the Theatre Junction GRAND was founded as the largest theater in the Pacific Northwest in 1912. It hosted such iconic acts as the Marx Brothers and Fred Astaire in its earlier days and continues to serve as a cultural hub in downtown Calgary. Known today for its contemporary performing arts, the landmark venue showcases exciting theatre, dance, film, and music productions. Better still, you can enjoy dinner and a show at the Theatre Junction GRAND, which also celebrates community the culinary arts with its award-winning restaurant, Workshop Kitchen + Culture.
The Grain Academy Museum has been educating visitors about Canada's grains since 1981. This museum give its visitors an in-depth knowledge into the production, transportation and trade of grains. The exhibits replicate the whole interesting process, right from harvesting of grains to the delivery of grains at various stores. Visitors can try their hands at various interactive models, and browse through the rare artifacts, photos and videos that celebrate the farmer's pride.
The Langevin Bridge stretches across the Bow River and was raised in 1909. This old bridge joins the downtown area of the city to the communities in North Central region.
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer is Calgary's Anglican Parish, that conducts regular worship services. The major parish programs and organizations include the altar guild where weddings, Sunday services and baptisms are performed. The church also pays hosts to variety of groups like the Fellowship Group, Greeters and Sides Persons, Prayer Circle, Primates World Relief development fund, Senior's Eucharist and Tea and many others.
The timeless beauty and grace of Korean pottery make it one of the most sought-after collectible art in the world. The Korean Gallery at Art Central now makes it possible to collect large, hand-crafted porcelain, celadon and stoneware pottery without having to fly to Korea to source these collectibles. One highly-prized pottery stoneware has a greyish-greenish glaze. Novice collectors can start with celadon tiles, plates, small animal pottery, as well as Korean tea sets that are markedly different from their Chinese and Japanese counterpart. The gift wrapping service offered by this gallery is an art form in itself.
The New Gallery, popularly known as TNG, serves as a home for contemporary art and artists. Managed by various artists, the gallery supports and promotes up-and-coming talent and diversity in arts through performances and exhibitions. The works displayed revolve around socio-cultural themes and aim at eliciting a critical thought among visitors which could lead to thought provoking discussions. The first Thursday of the month is popular among visitors as the gallery is open till 9p, with special exhibits.