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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:

Special Event: An Evening with Alan Cross

Wednesday July 10 8:00 pm
$30 in advance
Tickets at SideDoor

Live from Congress Coffee!

Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker, who’s long-running radio show/podcast “The Ongoing History of New Music” focuses on the world of alternative rock and what that music means to the music of today.

This event is a “salon” style show where you (an engaged audience of music fans) and Alan determine the direction of the evening based on your questions.

If you’re into music discovery and would like to make your music collection more interesting, you came to the right place.

This is a very intimate show with limited seating! Buy your tickets today!

Odditease Burlesque

Saturday June 15
8 pm – $15 adv – 18+

Ready for some Dark Decadence in your life ? Odditease Burlesque will indulge and bring you something moody and delicious. This group of divas bring an incredible show to Congress every 2nd month. Come see what they’ve cooked up! 
Tickets available on showpass $15 in advance $20 at the door.

Housing Crisis Drag Show

Thursday June 20
8 pm – $15 Adv – 18+

We are so in love with these two. Housing Crisis is the continuing saga of two lesbain lovers in search of their forever home! Will guest star Visa De’Klein have a rental that suits their needs?  Find out with this long-running serialized show! It’s stupid fun. And sexy as hell. Buy your tickets in advance – this one sells out!

Meagan Kelln EP Release

Saturday June 22
7 pm – $10 – All Ages

With her debut solo EP Handful, Meagan Kelln has fused her classical piano training with folk sensibilities, capturing songs about motherhood, mental health, love and change. These are songs to listen to in your safest spaces, in your in-between moments, songs that recognize the stages we move through in our lives, and the profound shifts we are all moving through together.

The world is scary and living is hard. People are hard to get along with. Life is a handful, but it’s all worth it. And so are you.

Congress After Dark: Rope Night

Thursday June 27
7 pm – $10 – 18+

This 18+  evening mixes the erotic art of rope-tying and supsension with the creativity of figure drawing! Art supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own!  All proceeds are being donated to AARCS.  Buy tickets online through EventBrite

Kate Reid + Keira Myer

Friday June 28
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Kate Reid is a Yukon-raised, Calgary-based country performer, with charting singles and videos and YYC Music nominations under her belt buckle. She is joined by emerging artist CAS who brings her passion to the stage. Come see these two in the intimate setting of Congress before they break. it big! 

All Ages Drag Show

Saturday June 29
2 pm – $10 –  All Welcome

Drag is for all ages! Join us for this supportive, welcoming event where youth of all ages express their creativity through the art of drag! This is a family-friendly event.

Screw the Noise + Liquor Store

Saturday June 29
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Liquor Store play rowdy, tight and fun classic punk rock thrashers that are sure to get the pit moving. Screw The Noise bring their guttural spin on punk and thrash metal to the Congress stage.

The Ruminants + Run the Plank + Busker Bob

Friday July 5
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

It’s a ho-down of epic proportions with our indie-rawk/country blend to provide you with the rootin’-est, tootin’-est night to remember!

Retro Cartoon + Cereal Party

Saturday July 6
10 am til Noon – Free – All welcome

With bottomless bowls of cereal (just $5!) and retro cartoons from the 1950s-90s, our Saturday morning cereal party is a blast for kids and kids at heart. 

Quenten Trunh + Bobby Henderson

Saturday July 6
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Soulful shimmering pop music from the soul steeped in love, trauma, adventure and self improvement is on tap with Vancouver’s Quenten Trunh joined by Bobby Henderson.

An Evening with Alan Cross

Wednesday July 10
8 pm – $30 – All Ages

A salon-style opportunity to get up-close and personal with Canada’s long running broadcaster/podcaster Alan Cross (Ongoing History of New Music).  Tickets available on Side Door. 

Behrokh Babaei + HYMMmelodies

Friday July 12
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Iranian singer Behrokh Babaei is joined by Bijan Maysami and special guests for a gorgeous evening of music. 

Loops & Lattes

Saturday July 13
2 pm – FREE – All Welcome

Shimmering pop music from the soul steeped in love, trauma, adventure and self improvement is on tap with Vancouver’s Quenten Trunh joined by Bobby Henderson.

Community Choir: Cheesy Country Edition

Sunday July 14
2 pm – PWYC – All Welcome

Our favourite reason to sing loudly and badly returns! This month is a tribute to all things cheesy and country! Come join Kenna and Chris for a singalong and wear your best duds!


Friday July 19
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

This monthly show is a rich tapestry of music and dance with multi-instrumentalists evoking the songs of the Middle East and Europe. 

Dismania + Stolen Moon

Saturday July 20
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Remedy Label Showcase

Wednesday July 24
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

Housing Crisis

Thursday July 25
8 pm – $15 Adv – 18+

Flood Plain

Friday July 26
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

All Ages Drag Show

Saturday July 27
2 pm – $10 – All Ages

Oscill8 Collective

Saturday July 27
8 pm – $10 – All Ages

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