Image of sculptures by Joanne MacDonald
Last chance to check out Joanne MacDonald's exhibition at CKG | Photo: Courtesy of Christine Klassen Gallery

Free This Week

Plenty to see and do as Easter approaches

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

There’s a lot happening around town as we head into the Easter long weekend. Check out live music, art exhibitions, film screenings, and talks in this week’s free offerings—you’ll definitely find something to your liking!

The Warblers

Until April 14, 2022
VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

The Warblers is a collaborative series of works by visual artist Sandra Meigs and musician/composer Christopher Butterfield. Meigs and Butterfield describe these playful, colourful paintings as beings with flirty eyes, broad flat faces, and voices in the form of jingles and words. This is your last chance to check it out!

Joanne MacDonald

Until April 16, 2022
Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE)
Free to explore

Christine Klassen Gallery introduces local artist Joanne MacDonald with this introductory show featuring works created throughout the artist’s career, illustrating her diligence to her craft of making three-dimensional forms. See it before it comes to a close!

Let’s Talk About… Horizon

April 14 – 19, 2022
Various Venues
Free to attend, registration required

Join d.talks for film screenings of Earth to Sky, a movie that tells of the accomplishments of seven Indigenous architects, and a discussion moderated by Métis architect Tiffany Shaw Collinge with Douglas Cardinal and Wanda Dalla Costa considering the built environment from an Indigenous perspective.

Jae Sterling

April 15, 2022, 2:00pm
TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

TRUCK Contemporary Art is pleased to present an artist talk with Jae Sterling as he discusses his artistic practice and current exhibition, Seven Portals. Sterling’s work veers between overwhelming mosh pits and poetic contemplations of the visuals and work of dreamspaces, expanding on the worlds he has created over the years.

Pysanky for Peace

April 15–30, 2022
Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SW)
Free to explore

Visit Southcentre Mall this Easter season to explore Pysanky for Peace, an installation featuring five oversized Easter eggs ranging from three-six feet tall. The eggs are painted in the traditional Ukrainian pysanky style by local artists and will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Ukrainian Canadian Social Services.

Nova Scotiables

April 16, 2022
King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE)
No cover

Born from late-night whiskey shots and chance busking encounters on the mean streets of Calgary, they’ve developed a reputation across southern Alberta for their original music and the contemporary hits they’ve been known to Maritime-ize when the mood strikes.

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