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Alberta Avenue Night Markets

Watch our artists perform at select Night Markets in the Alberta Avenue District on Friday nights between June 30th and August 25th, 2023.

Each Market offers different vendors, entertainment, and community partners. Enjoy a laid-back, family-friendly and inclusive environment to pick up locally-made goods, enjoy a bite to eat or sit and relax with friends on a beautiful summer evening.

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Thousand Faces Festival Night Market Dates

  • Sebastian Barrera: June 30th, 8:30pm, at the Alberta Avenue Community Centre

  • Sebastian Barrera: July 14th, 6:30pm, at Downtown Auto

  • Noreta Lewis: August 11th, 6:00pm, at Battista's Calzone

  • Mingle Ensemble: August 25, 6:30pm, at the Canadian General Store

Visit for more details and the full Night Market schedule! 


Highlands Block Party

Join Soni Dasmohapatra for a Bhangra Dance Workshop on July 8th, 2023!


5003 Ada Boulevard NW

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About Soni Dasmohapatra

Soni Dasmohapatra is a passionate consultant, educator and arts practitioner who uses yoga and somatics as pathways of self discovery, healing and artistic creation. (

Soni has built her career for over twenty years in the sectors of government, higher learning, non-profit, public education and philanthropy, across Canada and Internationally.


She is an assistant professor in the Arts and Cultural Management Department at MacEwan university. Soni has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, a Masters in  Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Victoria and a certificate in gender studies and  human rights from Oxford University, UK. 


Soni has been involved in the Alberta arts, cultural and Heritage sector since she was a child. She is a trained classical Indian Kathak dancer. Soni is a choreographer of folk dances from India such as bhangra, as well as Bollywood. She has been a cultural administrator in the areas of Canadian Heritage and Arts  in Alberta and Ontario. 


She has collaborated with Skirts Afire to be a storyteller in the documentary " Covid Collections"  that was featured  in the 2021 Edmonton International Film Festival. As part of her community work in Edmonton she is a board member of Azimuth Theater and  a member of Thirdspace Playback Company. In 2021 she attended the Postmarginal Edmonton theater forum. She presented the Bhangra in YEG workshop at the 2022 Magpie Festival held by Mile Zero Dance. She is a member of the Mass Culture national research committee.

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