PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

UPCOMING

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2015
    1:00 PMFFCA North Middle School Campus
  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2015
    5:30 PMRoom CHC 119, 2500 University Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB

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  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2015
    7:15 PMLake Bonavista Village Retirement Community
  • Sat
    02
    May
    2015
    1:10 PMChinook Centre, in front of The Bay

    Midnight Taiko willing be helping to kick off Asian Heritage Month for the month of May with support from the Asian Heritage Foundation - Calgary. This is a FREE event, and we will be performing in the main central area of Chinook Centre in front of the Bay along with many other cultural performances. Visit the Asian Heritage Foundation's website for more details: http://asianheritagecalgary.ca/.

  • Sun
    17
    May
    2015
    2:00 PMScience B, 2500 University Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB

    Midnight Taiko Kai will once again be performing at Calgary's largest Anime Convention - Otafest 2015.  This is a free outdoor performance so come by on Sunday, May 17th @ 2:00 PM where we will be set up in front of the Science B building. Visit their website for tickets and info: www.otafest.com.

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015
    8:30 PMRegency Palace Restaurant, 328 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB

    Midnight Taiko will be a part of the wrap-up to the ImaginASIAN Festival celebrating Asian Heritage Month at their annual Cultural Night & Recognition Banquet. The evening will celebrate Asian culture in Calgary with a Chinese banquet andvarious cultural performances such as musical numbers, dances and songs. Visit their website for more details or to purchase tickets: http://www.asianheritagecalgary.com/events/2015/6/13/imaginasian-2015-cultural-gala-banquet

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2015
    12:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PMCochrane Ranche Historic Site, 101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane, AB

    We are very pleased to announce that Midnight Taiko Kai will be a big part of the Canada Day 2015 celebrations in the Town of Cochrane, Alberta! We will be part of SummerFest, a family event held from 11:00 - 5:00 PM at the Cochrane Ranche Historic site. We will be performing alongside many other musical acts, games for kids, face painting, and much, much more. Read the article featuring Midnight Taiko on the Cochrane Times website: http://www.cochranetimes.com/2015/06/25/japanese-drummers-part-of-canada-day-fun

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    Also check out our performances page or blog post for more details. Join us in Cochrane on July 1st to celebrate our nation's birthday. We hope to see you there!

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2015
    10:00 AMCalgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre, 2236-29 Street SW, Calgary, AB

    July 4th, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

    The Calgary Japanese Community Association will be holding a FREE Stampede Breakfast at the Calgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre on July 4th, between 9:00am to 12:00pm. There will be Taiko drumming and other cultural performances by various groups from the CJCA. Visit their website for more details: http://www.calgaryjca.com/#/events/4570347268

  • 8:00 PMGoro + Gun Restaurant, +15 Level, #245 - 225 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

    July 4th, 2015 @ 8:00 PM & 9:00 PM

    Midnight Taiko will be performing at Goro + Gun Japanese Restaurant's Sake and Stampede event on the evening of July 4th at 8:00pm. The event begins at 7:00pm and includes cover to the Wildhorse Saloon. You can find more details and purchase tickets on their website: http://goroandgun.ca/events

  • Thu
    13
    Aug
    2015
    7:30 PMEast Village RiverWalk Plaza, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB

    August 13th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

    Midnight Taiko will once again be partnering with the Calgary Opera to present "The Mikado" at their annual "Opera in the Village" event. We will be performing for 20-minutes on the main stage before the start of the performance. This evening is the opening night, and we will be performing several performances throughout the week as well. View more information and ticketing details on the Calgary Opera website: http://www.calgaryopera.com/festival

    "Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza will once again be bursting with music and mirth as Canada’s only outdoor summer opera festival returns for the third annual Opera in the Village! The centerpiece of this year’s Opera in the Village is Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedic opera, The Mikado. There will also be family friendly matinee performances of The Scorpions’ Sting. Both will be performed in our 900-seat open-air tent. The festival takes place August 13-22 in Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza. It’s ten days filled with beautiful music, and a host of other fun-filled activities and surprises. Opera in the Village is a great introduction to the opera experience. "

    - Calgary Opera

     

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2015
    2:00 PMBowness Community Centre, 7904 - 43rd Avenue NW, Calgary, AB

    August 15th, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

    The Calgary Japanese Festival "Omatsuri" is back in it's 5th year for it's largest one yet! Come see Midnight Taiko perform as well as other entertainment from the Hibikiya Taiko group from Lethbridge, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese karaoke, authentic Japanese food, an indoor marketplace, and much more. Visit their website for event and admission information: http://calgaryjapanesefestival.com/

  • 7:30 PMEast Village RiverWalk Plaza, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB

    August 15th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

    Midnight Taiko will once again be partnering with the Calgary Opera to present "The Mikado" at their annual "Opera in the Village" event. We will be performing for 20-minutes on the main stage before the start of the performance. We will be performing several performances throughout the week. View more information and ticketing details on the Calgary Opera website: http://www.calgaryopera.com/festival

    "Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza will once again be bursting with music and mirth as Canada’s only outdoor summer opera festival returns for the third annual Opera in the Village! The centerpiece of this year’s Opera in the Village is Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedic opera, The Mikado. There will also be family friendly matinee performances of The Scorpions’ Sting. Both will be performed in our 900-seat open-air tent. The festival takes place August 13-22 in Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza. It’s ten days filled with beautiful music, and a host of other fun-filled activities and surprises. Opera in the Village is a great introduction to the opera experience. "

    - Calgary Opera

  • Thu
    20
    Aug
    2015
    7:30 PMEast Village RiverWalk Plaza, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB

    August 20th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

    Midnight Taiko will once again be partnering with the Calgary Opera to present "The Mikado" at their annual "Opera in the Village" event. We will be performing for 20-minutes on the main stage before the start of the performance. We will be performing several performances throughout the week. View more information and ticketing details on the Calgary Opera website: http://www.calgaryopera.com/festival

    "Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza will once again be bursting with music and mirth as Canada’s only outdoor summer opera festival returns for the third annual Opera in the Village! The centerpiece of this year’s Opera in the Village is Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedic opera, The Mikado. There will also be family friendly matinee performances of The Scorpions’ Sting. Both will be performed in our 900-seat open-air tent. The festival takes place August 13-22 in Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza. It’s ten days filled with beautiful music, and a host of other fun-filled activities and surprises. Opera in the Village is a great introduction to the opera experience. "

    - Calgary Opera

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2015
    7:30 PMEast Village RiverWalk Plaza, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB

    August 21st, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

    Midnight Taiko will once again be partnering with the Calgary Opera to present "The Mikado" at their annual "Opera in the Village" event. We will be performing for 20-minutes on the main stage before the start of the performance. We will be performing several performances throughout the week. View more information and ticketing details on the Calgary Opera website: http://www.calgaryopera.com/festival

    "Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza will once again be bursting with music and mirth as Canada’s only outdoor summer opera festival returns for the third annual Opera in the Village! The centerpiece of this year’s Opera in the Village is Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedic opera, The Mikado. There will also be family friendly matinee performances of The Scorpions’ Sting. Both will be performed in our 900-seat open-air tent. The festival takes place August 13-22 in Calgary’s East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza. It’s ten days filled with beautiful music, and a host of other fun-filled activities and surprises. Opera in the Village is a great introduction to the opera experience. "

    - Calgary Opera

  • Wed
    16
    Sep
    2015
    7:30 PMFort Calgary, 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

    September 16th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

    Midnight Taiko is excited to be a part of Calgary's largest science festival - Beakerhead! We have been invited to take part of Beakerhead's 2015 Opening Night alongside other acts such as rapper GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, parkour dancers, large Tyvek balls, drummers, and local DJ's... all within a 6,400 square foot sandbox! We will be pulling out all the stops and will bring 12 Taiko drums and up to 15 drummers to create a dramatic effect that will feel like the Big Bang!

    For more information and to purchase ticks - $25 + GST per person - visit the Beakerhead website.

  • Wed
    23
    Sep
    2015
    8:30 PMDeerfoot Inn & Casino, 11500 35 St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3W4

    September 23rd, 2015 @ approx. 8:30 PM

    We will be joining The Builders of Alberta and Careers: The Next Generation for their upRAISING fundraiser event where we will be putting on an "industrial-themed" performance. For more information and to purchase tickets to this private event, visit their website: http://nextgen.org/boa.

  • Wed
    07
    Oct
    2015
    8:00 PMScotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB

    Midnight Taiko is excited to once again join the Calgary Flames for their 2015-2016 Season Home Opening game! Two members of Midnight Taiko will join the players on the ice at the start of the game to kick off the regular season against the Vancouver Canucks.

    Visit the Calgary Flames website for more game schedule information or to purchase tickets.

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2015
    7:00 PMGoro + Gun Restaurant, +15 Level, #245 - 225 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

    October 14th, 2015 @ 8:00 PM & 9:00 PM

    Midnight Taiko will once again be performing at Goro + Gun Japanese Restaurant for their Sapporo Beer event on the evening of October 14th. The event begins at 7:00pm and we will be performing a few pieces at 8:00pm and 9:00pm. You can find more details and purchase tickets on their website: http://goroandgun.ca/events, or on BigTickets: https://bigtickets.ca/index.php?event_id=988.

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2016
    3:30 PMCalgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre, 2236-29 Street SW, Calgary, AB

    January 31st, 2016 @ 3:30 PM

    CJCA will be hosting the first KEIROKAI at the Nikkei Centre on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in place of their annual New Year’s Party for 2016.

    Keirokai or Keiro no Hi (better known in Japanese) is not exactly a holiday but is a national “Respect for the Aged Day” in Japan. Celebration activities take many forms across Japan and within our own Japanese Canadian communities across the country. This is a special day to honor our more seasoned members of the community and to show our appreciation for their contributions to our cultural heritage.

    If you have reached the age of 65 and are a member, in good standing, of the Calgary Japanese Community Association, we invite you to attend our Keirokai Celebration. Any members in good standing, as of December 1, 2015 who have reached the age of 80 years or older, are invited to attend this event as our special guests.

    Tickets are $20 each for anyone 65 to 79 years of age. Light lunch will be served accompanied by a short program of local cultural entertainment along with other surprises.

    Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Place: Nikkei Cultural and Seniors Centre
    2236 – 29th St. SW
    Tickets: $20

    cjcamain@shaw.ca

    Space is limited and there are only 100 tickets, so please call to reserve yours early.
    If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your contact information to the CJCA office.

    Visit their website for more details: http://www.calgaryjca.com/#/events/4570347268

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    2:00 PMLake Bonavista Village Retirement Community
  • Thu
    14
    Apr
    2016
    11:00 AMTom Harrison Middle School
  • Fri
    29
    Apr
    2016
  • Fri
    06
    May
    2016
    7:00 PMFlames Central, 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

    Midnight Taiko will performing as part of the 2016 Anvil Awards Gala, in support of creative excellence in Calgary. It is hosted by the non-profit Ad Rodeo Association and will be held at Flames Central. Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets to the event: http://www.adrodeo.com/ 

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    2:30 PMEckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rosza Centre, University of Calgary

    Visit our Special Performances page for more details.

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016
    12:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 4:00 PMCochrane Ranche Historic Site, 101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane, AB

    We are pleased to be joining forces once again with the Town of Cochrane for their "Light up Summer" event. It will begin on Saturday afternoon with music performances by Midnight Taiko Kai and local rock band Low Tide, along with activities, food and entertainment for kids and families. As the sun sets, a screening of Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens so bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy a summer night under the stars!

    Visit their Eventbrite page for more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/light-up-summer-tickets-23512789386

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 AMCalgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre, 2236-29 Street SW, Calgary, AB

    July 9th, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

    The Calgary Japanese Community Association will be holding a FREE Stampede Breakfast at the Calgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre on July 9th, between 9:00am to 12:00pm. There will be Taiko drumming and other cultural performances by various groups from the CJCA. Visit their website for more information: http://www.calgaryjca.com/

  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    8:00 PMOlympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

    August 6th, 2016

    In memory of all those impacted by the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in solidarity toward a world without nuclear weapons. Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at the Reflecting pong at Olympic Plaza. This FREE event starts at 8:00PM and lanterns will be launched shortly after 9:20PM. Midnight Taiko will be performing a song in honor of the event, as well as collaborating with Circles of Rhythm to provide gentle drumming during the lantern launch. Visit their website for more information: http://www.2020visionforhumanity.com/memorial-lantern.html

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    1:00 PMMax Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB

    August 13th, 2016

    The Calgary Japanese Festival "Omatsuri" is back in it's 6th year for it's biggest one yet at Max Bell Centre! Come see Midnight Taiko perform along with other cultural entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese karaoke, authentic Japanese food, an indoor marketplace, and much more. Visit their website for event and admission information: http://calgaryjapanesefestival.com/

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016
    7:30 PMTrinity Lodge Retirement Community
  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    9:15 AMSouthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

    Midnight Taiko will be putting on 30-minute culture workshops showcasing Taiko drumming for Grades 1-6 students in Calgary as part of Alberta Culture Days at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (SAJA).

  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 PMGoro + Gun Restaurant, +15 Level, #245 - 225 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

    October 19th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM

    Midnight Taiko will once again be performing at Goro + Gun Japanese Restaurant for their Sapporo Beer event on the evening of October 19th. The event begins at 6:00pm and we will be performing a few pieces at 7:00pm and 8:00pm.

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016
    7:30 PMNickel Theatre, Mount Royal University

    Midnight Taiko will be joining the Taiko class at the MRU for their year-end (bonenkai) recital. Come and see the new students perform their pieces, as well as some other songs by members of Midnight Taiko. Admission is free and the event is open to the public, so come and enjoy some Taiko drumming performances!

  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2016
    10:00 PM to MidnightAlong Banff Avenue, Banff

    Midnight Taiko will be performing on New Years in the Town of Banff! We'll be drumming in 2017 with a few outside performances along Banff Avenue, in front of the Mount Royal Hotel (map). There will be other Japanese cultural events happening such as calligraphy, soup tasting, and mochi pounding. We will be performing at 10:00pm, 11:00pm, and just after midnight. Come and join us!

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    3:00 PMCalgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre, 2236-29 Street SW, Calgary, AB

    January 28th, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

    CJCA will be hosting their second annual KEIROKAI at the Nikkei Centre on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

    Keirokai or Keiro no Hi (better known in Japanese) is not exactly a holiday but is a national “Respect for the Aged Day” in Japan. Celebration activities take many forms across Japan and within our own Japanese Canadian communities across the country. This is a special day to honor our more seasoned members of the community and to show our appreciation for their contributions to our cultural heritage.

    If you have reached the age of 65 and are a member, in good standing, of the Calgary Japanese Community Association, we invite you to attend our Keirokai Celebration. Any members in good standing, as of December 1, 2015 who have reached the age of 80 years or older, are invited to attend this event as our special guests.

    Tickets are $20 each for anyone 65 to 79 years of age. Light lunch will be served accompanied by a short program of local cultural entertainment along with other surprises.

    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
    Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Place: Nikkei Cultural and Seniors Centre
    2236 – 29th St. SW
    Tickets: $20

    cjcamain@shaw.ca

    Space is limited and there are only 100 tickets, so please call to reserve yours early.
    If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your contact information to the CJCA office.

    Visit their website for more details: http://www.calgaryjca.com/#/events/4570347268

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 PMThe Westin Hotel, 320 4th Avenue SW

    "Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) has hosted the annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) gala since 1997. The gala honours the contributions and exceptional achievements of immigrants and refugees in the Calgary community through the presentation of awards and youth scholarships. “Global Talent - Canada's Advantage"is the chosen theme for the 21st Anniversary of the IDA Gala which focuses on how far we've come as a diverse Calgary community with the many achievements and life stories of the most committed and community-minded individuals who represent the immigrant and refugee population." - https://immigrantsofdistinction.com/

    Midnight Taiko Kai will be collaborating with the Calgary Multicultural Orchestra to perform a combined piece to showcase the multiculturalism and musical talents in Calgary. To attend the awards gala, you can purchase tickets on the IDA 2017 Gala website.

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 PMNickel Theatre, Mount Royal University

    Midnight Taiko will be joining the Taiko class at the MRU for their spring recital. Come and see the new students perform their pieces, as well as some other songs by members of Midnight Taiko. Admission is free and the event is open to the public, so come and enjoy some Taiko drumming performances!

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017
    7:00 PMBert Church Theatre, Airdrie, 1000 E Lake Blvd

    Midnight Taiko Kai will be performing for the City of Airdrie's 15th Annual Volunteer Awards ceremony, helping to commemorate contributions from its volunteers to the city over the past year. Visit their website for more information: http://www.airdrie.ca/index.cfm?serviceID=127

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    5:50 PMJack Singer Concert Hall Lobby, Arts Commons

    Midnight Taiko willing be helping to kick off Asian Heritage Month for the month of May with support from the Asian Heritage Foundation - Calgary. We will be performing in lobby of the Jack Singer Concert Hall at the Arts Commons along with many other cultural performances. Visit the Asian Heritage Foundation's website for more details: http://asianheritagecalgary.ca/.

  • Tue
    16
    May
    2017
    7:15 PMLake Bonavista Village Retirement Community
  • Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017
    12:15 PMNose Creek School
  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    12:15 PMRiverfront Multicultural Stage, Riverfront Avenue SE, Calgary

    July 1st, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

    Midnight Taiko Kai will be performing for the City of Calgary on Canada Day to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! We will be performing a 30-minute performance on the Riverfront Multicultural Stage along Riverfront Avenue SE, behind the Harry Hays building. There will be lots of other events and activities happening throughout the city but make sure to come by Riverfont Avenue to watch us perform. There will also be food trucks!

    For more information, visit the City of Calgary's Canada Day website: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Events/Canada-day.aspx#/?i=1

  • 7:45 PM, 8:30 PMCentral Park, Town of Banff

    July 1st, 2017 @ 7:45 PM & 8:30 PM

    Midnight Taiko Kai will be performing in the Town of Banff on Canada Day to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! We will be performing two sets at 7:45pm & 8:30pm (subject to change) at the Central Park. There will be other musical performances and lots of family activities throughout the day, including a Canada Day Parade in the afternoon starting at 1:30pm, so make sure to come by and enjoy a day in the mountains.

    For more information, visit their website: http://banff.ca/canadaday

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017
    9:00 AMDowntown Calgary

    July 7th, 2017 @ 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    The Calgary Japanese Community Association in collaboration with the Calgary Yosakoi Soran Team and Midnight Taiko will be representing the Calgary Japanese community with a parade entry in the 2017 Calgary Stampede Parade! The push-cart design is the same as a traditional Japanese matsuri cart and will house our 35" Hira daiko on the back. Along with the cart will be dancers and Taiko drummers performing several traditional Japanese songs.

    The event will be aired live on television but please watch for us along the parade route as well! We will be cart 102 out of 116 so we will be near the end of the parade. For more information, please visit the Calgary Stampede website: http://www.calgarystampede.com/stampede/attractions/parade

  • 7:00 PMMedicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Cypress Centre Field House, Medicine Hat

    July 7th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

    Midnight Taiko will be performing for the opening ceremonies of the Alberta Special Olympics held in Medicine Hat for 2017. There will be over 900 athletes in attendance and the event will be covered by sportsnet.ca as well as Shaw Cable. The opening ceremonies is free and open to the public.

    For more information, please visit their website: http://www.medicinehat2017.ca/

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    10:25 AMCalgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre, 2236-29 Street SW, Calgary, AB

    July 8th, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

    The Calgary Japanese Community Association will be holding a FREE Stampede Breakfast at the Calgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre on July 8th, between 9:00am to 12:00pm. There will be Taiko drumming and other cultural performances by various groups from the CJCA. Visit their website for more information: http://www.calgaryjca.com/

  • Thu
    13
    Jul
    2017
    8:35 PMBig Four Building, Stampede Grounds

    Midnight Taiko will be performing on the GlobalFest stage in the Big Four Building during the Calgary Stampede! Come out and catch our performance as part of the Japanese Pavilion starting at 8:35 PM. For more information on the cultural pavilions and vendors visit their website: http://globalfest.ca/calgary-stampede.html

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    1:30 PMMax Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB

    August 12th, 2017

    The Calgary Japanese Festival "Omatsuri" is back in it's 7th year for it's biggest one yet at Max Bell Centre! Come see Midnight Taiko perform along with other cultural entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese karaoke, authentic Japanese food, an indoor marketplace, and much more. Visit their website for event and admission information: http://calgaryjapanesefestival.com/

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    9:30 AMRozsa Centre, University of Calgary 206 University Court NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada

    In today’s increasingly polarized and opinion-driven world, where willful ignorance and deliberate anti-intellectual campaigns appear to be on the rise within society, what is Signal and what is Noise? Whose ideas are worth listening to (and amplified), and whose distractions and untruths should be tuned out?

    Signal vs. Noise

    For 2017, TEDxCalgary is bringing together an incredible group of speakers to challenge our assumptions about the world around us, spark our imaginations about the potential future in front of us, and help give us the perspectives to navigate a journey that demands even more profound wisdom from human beings, individual acts of courage to change, and a shared collective vision for tomorrow.

    It all comes together on November 4th in a crescendo of experiences, ideas and dialogue. Our more than one dozen speakers and performers are dreamers and doers, technologists and entrepreneurs, business leaders and creators. All will be bold and provocative in their perspectives, at a time when humanity most needs innovative ideas that can be nurtured and amplified to meet the volatile, uncertain, complex and adaptive challenges that surround us.

  • Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017
  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    7:00 PMRiver Park Church 3818 14a Street SW

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    7:00 PMDJD Dance Centre Theatre, 111 12 Avenue SE, Calgary AB

    Join Midnight Taiko, a Japanese drumming troupe, for a highly energetic and captivating rhythmic experience. Celebrating over a decade of performing across Alberta, Midnight Taiko represents the diversity, innovation, and energy that characterizes North American Taiko, while paying respect to its rich history. Midnight Taiko remains committed to preserving the art of Taiko, a musical instrument often referred to as “the spirit of Japan.”

    Tickets Available HERE

    We hope to see you there!

    Midnight Taiko Kai

  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    5:00 PM2236 29 St SW, Calgary, AB

    TAIKO HOUR is a short, one-hourintroduction to the art of Japanese Taiko Drumming in a fun, casual environment. During this class you will meet members of Midnight Taiko, gain an overview of the history of Taiko, learn about the different Taiko drums used in an ensemble, and also learn how to play the Taiko! No experience is necessary.

    Please register HERE

  • Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018
  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018
    5:00 PM2236 29 St SW, Calgary, AB

    TAIKO HOUR is a short, one-hour introduction to the art of Japanese Taiko Drumming in a fun, casual environment. During this class you will meet members of Midnight Taiko, gain an overview of the history of Taiko, learn about the different Taiko drums used in an ensemble, and also learn how to play the Taiko! No experience is necessary.

    Please register HERE

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018
    7:00 PMGlobe Cinema 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P1H1
  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    7:00 PMWaterton Lakes Opera House in Waterton, Alberta

    From ancient to modern Japan, we celebrate this country's music, dance and film arts. Hear the rhythmic thunder of Japanese drumming with Midnight Taiko Kai performing live. The YOSOCA Dancers of Calgary will perform yosakoi soran dances, a fascinating blend of ancient and modern dance traditions. To be followed by the award-winning anime film, "The Napping Princess", telling the story of a young girl dreaming of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A full spectrum tribute to Japanese culture for the Heritage Day weekend, and a wonderful event for the whole family.

    Please visit their website to purchase tickets.

  • Sun
    23
    Sep
    2018
    5:00 PM2236 29 St SW, Calgary, AB

    TAIKO HOUR is a short, one-hour introduction to the art of Japanese Taiko Drumming in a fun, casual environment. During this class you will meet members of Midnight Taiko, gain an overview of the history of Taiko, learn about the different Taiko drums used in an ensemble, and also learn how to play the Taiko! No experience is necessary.

    Please sign up on Eventbrite to secure your spot in the class. Minimum age is 12 years old and any participants under 16 years of age will require a guardian be present, as well as signing a waiver.

    Cost: $20

PAST PERFORMANCES

March 17 – Midnight Taiko Kai in Concert – Tickets available (Public Performance)
March 19 – Bow Valley College Intercultural Centre (Public Performance)
April 29 – Calgary Police Half Marathon (Public Performance)
May 12Miniso Grand Opening (Public Performance)
May 19 – Otafest 20th Anniversary Night Market Kick Off (Public Performance)
May 27Scotia Bank Calgary Marathon (Public Performance)
July 1 – City of Calgary Canada Day Performance (Public Performance)
July 1 – Cochrane Canada Day Celebration (Public Performance)
August 4 – Heritage Spotlight: Japan – Tickets available (Public Performance)
August 11 Omatsuri at Max Bell Centre – Website (Public Performance)
August 28 Private Event
September 28 Arts Education Day (Public Performance)
September 30 Private Event
October 30 – One World Many Stories, Calgary Immigrant Educational Society – Tickets available (Public Performance)
November 10 – Canadian Taekwon-do Federation National Championship (Public Performance)
November 24 – Martial Arts Tournament Opening Ceremony (Public Performance)

December 31 – New Year’s Show in Banff (Public Performance) 
December 9
 – Calgary Multicultural Choir (Public Performance)
December 8
 – Circles of Rhythm (Public Performance) 
November 4
– Tedx Calgary (Public Performance)
October 21 – Culture Festival Night (Public Performance)
October 5 – Raw Bar Japanese Whisky Event (Public Performance)
October 1 – Lethbridge Alberta Cultural Days (Public Performance)
September 26 – Alberta Culture Days / cSpace Grand Opening (Public Performance)
August 15 – GlobalFest (Public Performance)
August 12 Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” (Public Performance)
July 13 Calgary Stampede Japanese Pavilion at the Big Four Building (Public Performance)
July 8 CJCA Stampede Breakfast (Public Performance)
July 7 2017 Alberta Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Medicine Hat (PM – Public Performance)
July 7 2017 Calgary Stampede Parade (AM – Public Performance)
July 1 Town of Banff Canada Day Festivities (PM – Public Performance)
July 1 City of Calgary Canada Day Multicultural Entertainment (AM – Public Performance)
June 9 Nose Creek School Performance
May 15 Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence
May 11 Asian Heritage Month Kick-Off Event at Jack Singer Concert Hall (Public Performance)
May 4 City of Airdrie Volunteer of the Year Awards
May 2 TV segment on Calgary Breakfast Television (details)
April 9 Cantando Music Festival with the Calgary Wind Symphony at the Edmonton Winspear Centre
April 6 Mount Royal University Taiko Drumming Course Spring Gala
March 10 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala with the Calgary Multicultural Orchestra
January 28 Calgary Japanese Community Association’s (CJCA) Keirokai Event

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Performance in the Town of Banff (Public Performance)
December 11 
– Taiko Drumming Course Bonenkai at Mount Royal University (Public Performance)
October 22
 – Alberta Teacher’s Conference with the Calgary Wind Symphony in Banff
October 19
 – Sapporo Beer Event at Goro+Gun Japanese Restaurant
September 30 
– Alberta Culture Days Kids Workshop at the Southern Alberta Jubile Auditorium (SAJA)
September 10
 
– National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) 2016 AGM Banquet
September 01
 – Trinity Lodge Retirement Comunity
August 13 
– CJCA Omatsuri at the Max Bell Centre (Public Performance)
July 09 
– CJCA Stampede Breakfast (Public Performance)
June 26 
– Light Up Cochrane Festival
June 12
– “Drums of the Dragon” Concert with the Calgary Wind Symphony (details)
May 06 
– The 2016 Anvil Awards Gala
April 29 –  University of Calgary 50th Anniversary Celebration
April 14 –  Ted Harrison School Demonstration & Workshops
April 09 – Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence
January 31
 – Calgary Japanese Community Association’s (CJCA) Keirokai Event

December 03 – Syrian Refugee Fundraising Event
November 14
 – Taiko Demonstration for the Calgary Board of Education
November 07
 – Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Calgary Buddhist Temple
October 14 
– Beerfest Event at Goro+Gun Japanese Restaurant
October 07
 – NHL Calgary Flames 2015-16 Home Opener
September 23
– Careers: The Next Generation Fundraising Event
September 16 
– Beakerhead’s Opening Night Event
August 15
 
– The Calgary Opera’s “Opera in the Village” (Public Performance)
August 15
 – CJCA Omatsuri at the Bowness Community Centre (Public Performance)
August 13
 – The Calgary Opera’s “Opera in the Village” Opening Night (Public Performance)
August 13
 – TV segment on CTV Morning Live (Youtube)
July 25
– Private Function
July 04
 – Sake+Stampede Event at Goro+Gun Japanese Restaurant
July 04
 – CJCA Stampede Breakfast (Public Performance)
July 01
 –  Town of Cochrane’s “Summerfest” Canada Day Celebrations (Public Performance)
June 13
 –  ImaginASIAN 2015 Cultural Gala Dinner
June 01
 –  Ted Harrison School Demonstration & Workshops
May 17
 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at the University of Calgary (Public Performance)
May 05
 – Rocky Mountain Concert Band & Westwinds Wind Symphony Concert
May 02
 
– Asian Heritage Month Kick-Off Event at Chinook Centre (Public Performance)
April 14
 – Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence
March 27
 – Mitsui Lecture Series “Beats of Japan” at the University of Calgary (Public Performance)
March 11 
–  FFCA North Middle School Demonstration
January 31 –  CJCA Japanese New Year’s Celebration

November 19 – International Education Week at SAIT Polytechnic (Public Performance)
September 27
 – Kid’s Culture Workshop for the Consul-General of Japan in Calgary
August 23 – CJCA Omatsuri at the Bowness Community Centre (Public Performance)
August 14 – GlobalFest Fireworks Competition: Japan (Public Performance)
July 20 – Jiu Jitsu Association of Alberta Closing Ceremonies
July 05 – CJCA Stampede Breakfast (Public Performance)
June 14 – Calgary Police Foundation’s “The Big Event” (Public Performance)
May 17 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at the University of Calgary (Public Performance)
May 08 – Lexus of Royal Oaks Grand Opening
April 12 – Calgary Opera “Madame Butterfly” Closing Gala
March 22 – Kid’s Culture Workshop for the Consul-General of Japan in Calgary
March 07 – Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala
February 08 – Sien Lok Chinese New Years Banquet
January 25 –  CJCA Japanese New Year’s Celebration

November 30 – Zen 8 Restaurant Sapporo Beer
October 17 – Zen 8 Restaurant Grand Opening in Cowboys Casino
September 07 – JETAA Southern Alberta Natsu Matsuri (Public Performance)
August 17 – CJCA Omatsuri Festival at the Bridgeland/Riverview Community (Public Performance)
July 06
 – CJCA Stampede Breakfast
June 26 – Country Hills Hyundai Grand Opening
June 08 – Forest Lawn Community Fair (Public Performance)
May 29
 – Village Square Leisure Centre Library (Public Performance)
May 25
 – ImaginASIAN 2013 Cultural Gala Dinner
May 18 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at the University of Calgary (Public Performance)
May 15
 – Immigration Canada Citizenship Ceremony at the Calgary Public Library (Public Performance)
May 12
 – CJCA Japanese Bus Tour
May 11 – Hibikiya Matsuri Concert in Lethbridge (Collaborative Performance with Hibikiya Taiko)
May 11 – Asian HeritageMonth at the Glenbow Museum (Public Performance)
May 04 – Asian Heritage Month at Chinook Centre (Public Performance)
April 13 – Kazakoshi Concert in Edmonton (Collaborative Performance with Wadaiko Tokara, Booming Tree Taiko, Kita-no-Taiko, and Hibikiya Taiko)
March 08 – International Women’s Day Parade on Stephen Avenue (Public Performance)
February 08 – Sien Lok Chinese New Year Banquet at the Regency Palace Restaurant
January 26 –  CJCA Japanese New Year’s Celebration

August 18 – CJCA Omatsuri Festival at the Bridgeland/Riverview Community (Public Performance)
August 12 – Dragon Boat Festival in Banff (Public Performance)
August 11 – Change Your Mind Day at the Bridgeland Community Centre (Public Performance)
July 07 – CJCA Stampede Breakfast at the Calgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre (Public Performance)
July 01 – Canada Day Celebrations at Heritage Park Historical Village (Public Performance)
June 16 – Village Fair at Village Square at the Village Square Leisure Centre (Public Performance)
May 27 – 4th Street Lilac Festival (Public Performance)
May 26 – ImaginASIAN Gala for the Asian Heritage Foundation at the Chinese Cultural Centre
May 26 – ONE – Rhythm of World Dance at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 18 – Otafest Anime Festival at University of Calgary (Public Performance)
February 04 – Chinese New Year Party at the Chinese Cultural Centre
January 21 – CJCA Japanese New Year’s Celebration

October 08 – NHL Calgary Flames 2011-12 Home Opener with Booming Tree Taiko
August 27 – Omatsuri Festival at the Bridgeland/Riverview Community (Public Performance)
August 13 – Private Function
July 30 – Private Function
June 18 – Cochrane Multicultural Gourmet Food Festival
June 16 – Private Function
May 29 – 4th Street Lilac Festival (Public Performance)
May 21 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at University of Calgary (Public Performance)
April 17 – Night of 1000 Cranes Fundraising Gala
April 09 – Hana Matsuri Workshop and Performance
April 05 – Hope for Japan
April 05 – Private Function
March 19 – Wings to Japan
March 13 – Private Function
February 13 – Malaysian New Year’s Celebration
January 22 – CJCA Japanese New Year’s Celebration

October 04 – Calgary 2012 Symposium
September 25 – Private Wedding
September 13 – Private Function
September 12 – 2010 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
July 31 – Inglewood SunFest
July 10 – CJCA Stampede Breakfast (Public Performance)
July 01 – Canada Day celebration at Tuxedo Park (Public Performance)
June 12 – Umewaka Performance Tour (Paid Public Performance)
May 22 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at University of Calgary (Public Performance)
May 09 – Hana Matsuri Workshop and Performance
April 29 – Private Function
January 23 –  CJCA Japanese New Year’s Celebration

November 13 – Private Function
September 06 – Private Birthday Party
September 05 – City of Calgary WorldSkills Celebration Spectacular (Public Performance)
September 01 – Private Show to Welcome Team Japan Members for WorldSkills
July 04 – Alberta Jiu Jitsu Association Camp of Combat Arts 2009
May 31 – Lilac Festival (Public Performance)
May 16 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at the University of Calgary (Public Performance)
May 14 – Alberta Childrens Hospital Asian Heritage Month Show and Workshop
April 25 – Hana Matsuri Workshop and Performance
January 24 – Chinese New Year Celebration at Wild Ginger

December 09 – Emperor’s Birthday Celebration for the Japanese Consulate-General at Calgary
December 06 – Private Corporate Party
December 05 – Private Corporate Party
November 22 – Regency Palace “Lotus Light” Fundraiser for True Buddha Pai Yuin Temple
October 11 – Wine Stage Auction at One Yellow Rabbit Fundraiser
September 06 – Birthday Party
August 31 – Private Wedding
August 30 – Private Birthday Party
August 23 – Private Wedding
July 13 – Calgary Buddhist Temple’s Annual Pancake Breakfast (Public Performance)
June 28 – Alberta Jiu Jitsu Association Summer Camp
June 24 – China Earthquake Fundraiser
June 22 – Hana Matsuri Workshop and Performance
June 14 – The Artemis’ Foundation’s “Gallery Calorie” (Public Performance)
June 07 – Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Community Association’s “Culture Night” (Public Performance)
May 25 – 4th Street Lilac Festival (Public Performance)
May 18 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at the University of Calgary(Public Performance)
May 03 – Heritage Fair at City Hall (Public Performance)
April 16 – Zen 8 Grand Re-Opening (Public Performance)
April 12 – African Children’s Fundraiser at the Renfrew Fifty Plus Club – Joint Performance with Todoroki Taiko (Public Performance)
April 12 -Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen President’s Spring Ball
April 04 – “Culture Shock” Student Refugee Fundraiser (Public Performance)
March 26 – University of Calgary Asian Studies Group’s “Chinese New Year and Spring Festival” fundraiser
February 09 – Grey Eagle Casino’s Chinese New Year Extravaganza (Public Performance)

November 25 – Metro Asia Showcase
August 02 – GlobalFest at the Renoir
July 08 – HYTES Fundraiser (Public Performance)
July 08 – Calgary Marathon (Public Performance)
July 01 – Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Multicultural Canada Day Celebration (Public Performance)
May 27 – World Partnership Walk (Public Performance)
May 26 – Hana Matsuri Workshop and Performance
May 19 – Calgary Otafest Anime Convention at the University of Calgary (Public Performance)
March 23 – Chinese Community Ralph Klein Thank You Dinner at the Regency Palace Restaurant
March 23 – “Culture Shock” Student Refugee Fundraiser (Public Performance)
March 04 – 16th Alberta District Japanese Language Speech Contest (Public Performance)
February 07 – University of Calgary International Week – International Music Workshop and Show (Public Performance)
January 27 – Calgary Aikido Mochi Pounding Night (Public Performance)
January 20 – Calgary Aikido Performance and Potluck (Public Performance)