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Arts District Party - Less Patio, More Party!

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Photo by Leroy Schulz.


Our Arts District Patio Party is now less patio and more party due to the weather.  

We had planned on being outside but want to keep you toasty and warm for all the fun activities.

Event is pay-what-you-may with a suggested $5 donation. 

Tour the latest AGA exhibitions and gallery spaces before joining us for an Arts District Party. This is an all-ages event with a cash bar/menu by Zinc.

While the event is pay-what-you-may, ticket holders to any Sept. 28 performance at the Citadel Theatre, Winspear and Rapid Fire Theatre enter for free when they show their Sept 28 ticket. Stop by post or pre-show to celebrate Alberta Culture Days at the AGA.



The Mbira Renaissance Band is an afro-fusion, mbira inspired band based in Edmonton, Alberta. Since forming in 2013, the band has quickly become a staple in the world music seen in Edmonton and Alberta as a whole. The band’s infectious polyrhythmic sound is built around the Zimbabwean mbira (played by Chaka Zinyemba, Ronald Nyandoro and Sandy Ockenden).

The majority of songs are upbeat, dancey and weave elements of traditional mbira, jazz, reggae and afro-pop. The lyrics (sung predominantly in the Shona language by vocalists Chiedza and Chaka Zinyemba) tell stories of love, migration, African – Canadian connections and a love of culture and tradition. The electric guitar (Michael Campbell) and marimba are weaved into unforgettable solo’s while the drums (Vinay Jhass) and bass (James Stuart) provide a powerful, steady backline. A blend of visually appealing traditional and contemporary dancing by leads Chaka and Chiedza Zinyemba complete the bands' routines – and members of the audience are often encouraged to join in!


Dates and Tickets

Pay as you may (suggested donation $5)
Pay as you may (suggested donation $5)
No ticket needed
No upcoming dates.
Show past dates
Audience: All ages


Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: closed


'Pay what you May' admission for all essential service workers and our friends in the arts and culture sector.

AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1