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Works by Steph Love

Steph Love is a multidisciplinary artist based in Calgary, Alberta. Her eclectic style is colourful and abstract with a focus on nature and psychedelic themes.

Owner of Loveyland Studios and a freelance painter, she often works in collaboration with clients to create commission based pieces, while also creating original tattoos, ink and pencil drawings, acrylic and watercolour paintings, and digital art.

Follow Steph on Instagram @cutebut.weird

Congress believes in paying artists, but also believes in accessible arts! If any of our cover charges are a barrier for your entry, please come anyway, and pay what you feel. If you can pay the suggested door price – great!! All money collected for shows goes directly to the artists. 

Upcoming Events:


Saturday May 18
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Mark Szabo (Danny Nix, Dino Martinis), Corey Prediger (CTP studios) and Peter Strietman (Spoken Groove,  Shadoplay) all bring their chops to original compositions varying between funk jams and melodic jazz.

Alt-Berta Music Festival

Sunday May 19
12-5 pm – $10 – All Ages

Congress is pleased as punch to be a stop in the Alt-Berta festival running May 17-27 in Edmonton and Calgary. Our event showcases the softer side of Alberta’s alternative music scence. $10 for entry  at the door or free with a festival wristband. 

Housing Crisis Drag Show

Thursday May 23
8 pm – $15 adv – 18+

Well-known Calgary lesbians Comrade Yulia Borscht and Dani Phantom are trying to move in together. Going back in time didn’t work out, so there’s gotta be a different way, from each according to her ability, to each according to her needs…You will be transported to a new world of drag fantasy featuring Karla Marx. Get ready for laughter, drama, and jaw-dropping performances. Buy your tickets now – this one sells out!


Friday May 24
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Bijan Maysami and his cadre of musical guests always bring a jouful night of Middle Eastern music, with traditional classics and new arrangements. These are musicians at the top of their game. 

Darlings of Disaster Burlesque

Saturday May 25
8 pm – $15 adv – 18+

Part of the Congress After Dark series! This very much for adults-only burlesque show is a chaotic and beautiful love letter to all things dark and delicious.

Klezmer Jam

Sunday May 26
2 pm – free – All welcome

Frank Rackow and the Black Sea (featuring Allan Merovitz) play infectious Eastern European songs and melodies, mixed with touches of funk, folk and swing. The group includes legendary Yiddish vocalist, the JUNO-nominated Allan Merovitz.
Join them for a concert and then take part in the music making by learning some basic melodies and rhythms of klezmer music. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers and listeners are all welcome. Some sheet music will be provided.

Zizi & Friendz Showcase

Thursday May 30
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

ZIZI and Friendz is an immersive night of music featuring local R&B singer-songwriter ZIZI and special guests. Tickets on sale here! 

Neighbours Nursery Pop-Up

Friday May 31
12-4 pm 

SUPPORT LOCAL! Neighbours Nursery is a local independent plant nursery with 56 varieties of seedlings in their line-up this year, including Glacier Slicer, Yellow Mortgage Lifter, Sunrise Bumble Bee and Sweetie Tomatoes , Piri Piri peppers, Apricot Blush and Raggedy Anne Zinnias and so much more. Neighbours will work with you to make sure your plants will thrive. 


Friday May 31
8 pm – $10 –  All Ages

FROO (Jason Frew) brings an idiosyncratic approach to the singer-songwriter vibe. 

Cartoon & Cereal Party: Steven Universe Edition

Saturday June 1
10 am – 12 pm – Free – All Welcome

Lil’ John

Sunday June 2
2 pm – PWYC – All Welcome

Neon Detour + Stolen Moon

Friday June 7
8 pm – $10 –  All Ages

Loops & Lattes

Saturday June 8
2 pm – Free – All Welcome

Fromage Chaud

Saturday June 8
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Lil’ John

Sunday June 9
2 pm – PWYC – All Welcome

Mark Logan

Friday June 14
8 pm – $10 –  All Ages

DJ Lonnie Taylor

Saturday June 15
2 pm – Free –  All Welcome

Odditease Burlesque

Saturday June 15
8 pm – $15 adv – 18+

Meagan Kelln EP Release

Saturday June 22
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Community Choir: CanCon Edition

Sunday June 23
2 pm – PWYC –  All Welcome

Congress After Dark: Rope Night

Thursday June 27
8 pm – $10 – 18+

All Ages Drag Show

Saturday June 29
2 pm – $10 –  All Welcome

Screw the Noise + Liquor Store

Saturday June 29
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

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