GLOW

Quarter Arts Society at CO*LAB brings the walking lantern parade back to central Edmonton! QAS invites all communities to its Spring Equinox Celebration.

Bring your hearts and smiles, and don’t forget to dress for the weather!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

GLOW is FREE to attended and open to all ages. All donations to support programming. 

3pm – Doors Open
Gallery Exhibit: Gabs and the Mammoth Lights
Installtion: Sujiao Shi Yong Fei Guan

(SOLD OUT) 3-7:30pm – GLOW*LAB Lantern Workshop 
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! Join us for the walking lantern parade at 7:30 – don’t forget to being something that GLOWS!

5pm – Leegion Eats Opens for Dinner
Comfort food to comfort comfortable people being comfortable! On the menu: Chilli, Mac’n’cheese, Hot dogs, Cinnamon buns, and Candy bags.

7:30-9:00pm – Walking Lantern Parade
A community-walked illuminated night parade that weaves through our neighbourhoods, featuring Mushroom themed lanterns handmade by the community. Drumming from members of Sangea Academy!

9:00pm- late – Spring Equinox Celebration
CO*LAB’s courtyard, fire pits, complementary hot chocolate from On The Edge, food from Leegion Eats, and live music from King of Foxes and Electric Religious.

*Licensed and All Ages

MUSICAL GUESTS

– King of Foxes –
King of Foxes is led by indie-alternative songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, Olivia Street. Delivered in a voice equal parts fierce and fragile, her lyrics are poetic and evocative, deftly interwoven with seeing-eye hooks and a cogent understanding of songcraft. King of Foxes has released two critically acclaimed albums, with a third full-length slated for release in September 2022. King of Foxes is many things, but accidental is not one of them. Street’s words have purpose and understanding.

– Electric Religious –
Electric Religious is the project of Treaty-6 based Métis singer-songwriter, Brandon Baker, whose guitar-driven music has been described as “bursting with inspiration, insight, and hope.” Deeply influenced by the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Baker took his moniker from a Hendrix quote: “When I get up on stage, that’s my whole life. That’s my religion. My music is electric church music. I am electric religion.” His new album, Tragic Lover, was among CKUA’s Top 100 Albums of 2021.

– Waldo Poblano –
Dredged from the depths of Edmonton’s only haunted swamp, and raised on yarns of misfits and outcasts, Waldo Poblano weaves lyrical character studies that explore addiction, loss, and the conflict between idealized and demonized personalities. Drawing inspiration from Baroque Folk, Gregorian Blues, and Classical Greco-Roman Bossa Nova, Waldo Poblano blends these influences with a vintage Rock and Roll sensibility to bring a new perspective and incisive wit to tales of hog-ties gone wrong. As one fan described, Waldo plays “fresh, funky and infinitely spreadable tunes – the bleu cheese of music.”

– Sangea Academy –
With a splendid repertoire that draws heavily from the rich traditions of West African performance art, Sangea continues to brilliantly redefine what it means to revitalize tradition and in turn captivate a modern audience. Sangea is a diverse West-African performance group made up of 8 members from several countries in Africa, and from Mexico and Canada. The name of the group means female leader and is a common name given to young girls in Liberia. 

Established in 2012, the group has grown from being a household name amongst several communities within the Edmonton area to becoming a leader in the forward progression of traditional West-African music, dance, poetry, and theatre in its home province and across the country at large.