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Arts District Patio Party

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Join us Saturday, September 28 from 3–9pm for a Patio Party on the third-floor terrace.*

  • Tour the latest AGA exhibitions and gallery spaces before joining us for an Arts District Patio Party.
  • 3-5pm live CKUA radio broadcast for Natch’l Blues with Holger Petersen
  • 4-6pm Art activity by Edmonton Public Library
  • 6/6:15-6:30pm 30-minute performance by an ensemble from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Live music by Mbira Rennaisance Band and cash bar/menu by Zinc.

*inside if the weather is poor although we will have heaters.


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)
Add to Calendar2019-09-28 15:00:00 2019-09-28 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Arts District Patio Party Join us Saturday, September 28 from 3–9pm for a Patio Party on the third-floor terrace.  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Art Gallery of Alberta
No ticket needed
Audience: All ages


Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11 am-5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am-5 pm
Thursday: 11 am-8 pm
Friday: 11 am-5 pm
Saturday: 11 am-5 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm


Every Thursday 5-8 pm - FREE

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