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CAOS at Chinook Blast 2022

We are super stoked to showcase so many stellar Calgary mask and puppet artists at Calgary’s winter festival celebration this February and March.

Chinook Blast is a celebration of community, culture, and civic pride. The best of Calgary’s art, music, theatre, sport and recreation will be on display across the city.

Here’s what CAOS is cooking up for the event!

Lilly Monster Time

Feb 12  11 am / 2 pm
Feb 13 1 pm
Feb 19 10 am
Olympic Plaza

Catch two fun family-friendly packages of short animated films featuring Lilly Monster and the world of The Bum Family.

Lilly Monster is a giant animated orange monster who bumbles her way through the human world, unaware of how startling she is.
The Bum Family is a youth film collective of 6 Calgary cousins who make one film together a year. They even made one for Sesame Street!

Each Lilly Monster Time collection features 5 films, and interesting commentary from members of the Bum Family about their process and inspiration.

CAOS at Marda Thaw

Mask Tales by CAOS

Saturday February 19, 1-3 pm at Menin Gate  (3546 Garrison Gate SW)
Saturday February 26, 1-3 pm at Blush Lane (2044 33 Ave SW)

Catch free live performances of Mask Tales by CAOS in Marda Loop on February 19th and 26th between 1 and 3 pm! Performers Jocelyn Mah and Kyle Hinton will be entertaining audiences of all ages in this original, endearing show.

Mask Tales by CAOS uses masks, puppets, music and physical theatre to portray sweet characters in comedic and touching vignettes. Created by dancer Jocelyn Mah and actor Emma Eaton using expressive masks by Xstine Cook, Mask Tales by CAOS was originally created to be performed at Seniors’ Centres in support of senior folks in isolation.

Suitcase Arcade

Saturday March 5 at Distilled Beauty Bar (2408 34 Ave SW)

Peek into the entertaining world of the Suitcase Theatre Arcade! Watch a variety of short, tiny puppet theatre shows inside of suitcases.  Performed by Jocelyn Mah and Kyle Hinton. For all ages and languages.

Feb 12- March 5
Saturday nights from 6:30-8:30 in the window at 2244 33 Ave SW

Chinook Blast Puppet Channel will feature the work of over 30 DIY puppet and mask artists in screenings in a storefront window in Marda Loop on Saturdays in February.

All CAOS offerings are free and suitable for the whole family. Don’t miss your chance to check out these fun performances, right at home in the heart of our city.