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find it is a year-round series of pop-up events that builds on the quirky, creative character of Calgary neighbourhoods Inglewood and Ramsay.
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our awesome 2014 Night Market season!
Friday, September 12th:
Our September market was the biggest yet!
As part of the 2014 Beakerhead festival, the find it Inglewood Night Market presents El Pulpo Mecanico... a giant flaming robot octopus. Really!
Making its Canadian premiere, this two-storey, fire-breathing mechanical octopus was created by Californian artist Duane Flatmo along with his friend Jerry Kunkel who masterminded the electrical systems and flame effects. The “El Pulpo” is a combination of art and technology melded together. Built with the knowledge that it would be fun to watch, there are no hydraulics or computers used in this contraption. Come see this truly authentic interactive sculpture constructed primarily out of recycled and used junk found at the artist’s local scrap yard.…
Thanks to a Soul of the City Neighbour Grant from Calgary Economic Development and the Calgary Foundation, our 2014 night markets have featured incredible dancers who've been getting the crowds dancing! (A big thanks to Calgary Reads for partnering with us in our application for this grant!) As a grand finale, at our September market, we turned the camera on you as we presented JUST DANCE on a giant screen (7 - 11 PM)! DJ Reggie Suave came out to spin tunes from 6 PM - midnight. Thanks to everyone who helped us transform the whole neighbourhood into an enormous dance party!
Beakerhead brings together art and engineering from across the city, province, country and world to build, compete and exhibit interactive works of art and engineered entertainment during a week-long smash up of art, science and engineering each fall.
More "Dancing in the Street" at the September Night Market: Presenting the Chinook Country Line Dancers! They are the largest and most popular performing line dance group in Calgary. Dancers enjoy fitness and fellowship while dancing to upbeat music in a fun, spirited atmosphere. They are a diverse group who share a love of dancing and social interaction, and won Best in Prelude Performance in the Calgary Stampede Centennial Parade 2012. They perform at many events throughout our beautiful city year round, their high energy and enthusiasm will get your toes tappin’. They bring the spirit of Calgary to us all!
The picture shows the Chinook County Line Dancers in action - but at the Night Market they were tapping their toes to a different beat: JUST DANCE! The Chinook Country Line Dancers came out dance with you in the street. Thanks to everyone who joined our live dancers for a JUST DANCE party at the September market!
Here's a glimpse of some of the treasures from the September market - one of a kind, textile-based accessories from Folly a Tet!
And this slide show features some of our current and past participants from our whole 2014 season.
Join the fun!
If you'd like to join us in making fun and highly professional food events, art happenings and unique neighbourhood experiences pop up all over Inglewood and Ramsay, let us know. You don't have to live in Inglewood and Ramsay to participate. If you have any great pop-up ideas, please send them to us for consideration.