Thou Art Here Theatre Presents "Talbot and Joan" - Saturday and Sunday


Street Performances

  • Saturday, September 14th @ 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 15th @ 2:30 pm and 4:40 pm

Founded in 2011 by Andrew Ritchie and Neil Kuefler, Thou Art Here is Alberta’s alternative Shakespeare company bringing the Bard’s work and adaptations to the most unexpected places. The company strives to create site-sympathetic productions, which explore relevant and exciting stories that highlight notable venues.

Talbot and Joan was adapted by Morgan Yamada from Shakespeare's Henry VI series. This femme fatale story features Talbot, a skilled warrior known for their strength and never doubted for their abilities, and Joan, who is also an extremely skilled warrior but known for using her femininity to her advantage. A supernatural and evocative fight show pits the women against each other in an equal battle of strength and wits.

Art Supply Swap Saturday!

Image by Anna Earl on Unsplash

Image by Anna Earl on Unsplash

Saturday, September 14th | Noon - 8:00 pm

This year at Kaleido, hearts are bursting with creativity as hands are filled with new art supplies.

Visit the ART SUPPLY SWAP TENT to trade your unused art supplies for new (or new-to-you) supplies. One artist's unused canvas is another artist's masterpiece waiting to emerge!

All trade-ins must be in good, usable condition (ie. no expired paints). Some examples include brushes, acrylic or oil paints/mediums, watercolours, drawing supplies, art paper/sketchbooks, canvasses/panels, frames, sculpting supplies, printmaking ink/rollers, collage ephemera.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the tent to swap or donate items any time between NOON - 8pm on Saturday Sept 14th. One day only!

Brought to you by Bleeding Heart Art Space. Bleeding Heart has been loving artists and building creative community on Alberta Avenue since 2012.

CanPlay Arts Collective Presents "The Festivus King" and "The Wandering Minstrel"

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Saturday, September 14th @ 2:15 pm
Family Fun Zone | 9210 - 118 Ave (Behind “The Hall”)

The Wandering Minstrel 

This character roams around, serenading passersby with improvised lyrics that directly relate to whatever they may be doing at the time. These songs always have rhyming lines and have the musical accompaniment of a live played merlin. Wherever the minstrel goes, he always leaves smiles and giggles in his wake.

The Festivus King

An attempt at making a more commanding, yet still fun presence, this roving character has two long red carpets that his holy feet are unable to leave. Using his royal prestige, The Festivus King (kindly) commands anyone near him to take a carpet from behind him and place it in front of him so that he may cross the festival grounds.

It is common for folks to decide to help, hinder or purely protest against the monarchy. Any and all forms of interaction are welcomed!

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.

Jeon's Traditional Taekwondo - Sunday 1 pm


Sunday, September 15th @ 1:00 pm
Family Fun Zone | 9210 - 118 Ave (Behind “The Hall”)

Taekwondo is a martial arts that involves physical and mental training. Tae, meaning to kick or jump; Kwon, meaning fist or hand; and Do, means "the way." Jeon’s TKD demonstration team has done many voluntary performances since 2013. Their taekwondo performance pairs the technical kicking and traditional taekwondo movements with powerful beat music. They will surprise you, so please cheer & scream with them.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.

The Monkey Butler - Sunday 2:15 pm

Sunday, September 15th @ 2:15 pm
Family Fun Zone | 9210 - 118 Ave (Behind “The Hall”)

Richard is an Edmonton-based actor, dancer, and creator. He has trained across Canada and Europe, and performed throughout Alberta and Canada.

As the Monkey Butler, Richard serves up some serious primate playfulness and physical comedy for festival patrons. Catch the Monkey Butler in trees, on lampposts, and up and down the street of the festival.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.

Stories from Alberta Avenue - Friday 7:30 pm

Friday, September 13th | 7:30 – 8:30 pm
In the Hall | 9210 - 118 Ave

Take a trip down Alberta Avenue from the 1960s…to one dark night in an alley! Carissa Halton, Glenn Kubish, and Wendy McGrath share stories from northeast Edmonton and talk about how this vibrant community continues to inspire them.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.

Free Bachata Dance Lesson at Rhythms Dance Studio - Friday and Saturday

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Rhythms Dance Studio | 9430 - 118 Ave
Friday, September 13th | 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Saturday, September 14th | 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Our neighbour and friends at the Rhythms Dance Studio are bringing the Bachata Vibes to Kaleido Fest! Bachata is a type of Latin dance and genre of music originating from the Dominican Republic. Get a free dance lesson and get to know the community! No partner or experience required — just a positive attitude and willingness to learn something new.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.