Lisa Riehl’s Tricky Little Bee painting

August Exhibitions

Get to know Calgary’s awesome visual arts community this summer as August brings the heat. With a mix of ongoing exhibitions, pop-up gatherings, and special events, there’s plenty to see and do.

Poster for Field Trips of Terror: Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 2

Join the Calgary Underground Film Festival this August for its annual Field Trips of Terror and ride into the unknown to enjoy a curated film matched perfectly with an unconventional screening location.

Promoton photo of The Utilities

The Utilities

An energetic and guitar-heavy live show, the King Eddy is pleased to present Alberta-based folk-rock band, The Utilities. The Ashley Hundred and Bloom round out the Thursday night lineup.

Poster for Dick Lit’s Trivia Night

Dick Lit’s Trivia Night

Prove you’re the smartest person in the room and join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest as this guilt-free trivia competition returns for August with Richard Kemick and Taylor Lambert.

Poster for Two Cultural Perspectives, One Albertan Landscape

Free This Week

As August winds down, there’s no shortage of free and awesome events to check out. From classical concerts to a chance to learn how to square dance, there’s plenty on the go. Here’s what we’re hitting up this week.

Poster for We’ve Read This August 2018

We’ve Read This

Have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers, join Wordfest for its monthly book club. This August, read Tin Man and take part in the conversation.

Bike-In Cinema poster for August 18

Bike-In Cinema

Join TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, and the creatures that call Calgary’s parks home, for a night of outdoor cinema. Iron your antenas, bike in, and chill out.

Promo photo of The Hi-Strung Downers

The Hi-Strung Downers

Rooted in the classic sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, The Hi-Strung Downers mix rhythm and blues with hints of country western with a punk rock attitude and Rat Pack style. See them at the King Eddy this Saturday.

Promo photo of Music with Mandy

Music with Mandy

Music with Mandy makes jazz music that’s approachable for children and kids music that’s approachable for jazz cats. A family-friendly offering and multigenerational show, sing, dance, and play along.