Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Free Experience a live outdoor concert! | Photo: Courtesy of The Prophets of Music Aug. 16, 2023 - Aug. 22, 2023 Free This Week Enjoy the arts and the weather with these free events Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free There’s no way better spend your August than by being outside, and this week’s roundup of free arts offerings has plenty of that in store with outdoor concerts, movie screenings, theatre performances, markets and more! Wagonstage Theatre: The Little Forest Until August 25, 2023 Various venues Free to attend UCalgary Wagonstage Theatre presents The Little Forest by Clem Martini, where four siblings in a treeless neighbourhood embark on a mission to bring nature back to life. Join them on their journey at a neighbourhood near you! arts.ucalgary.ca Debra Rasmussen Jazz Duo August 16, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend Canadian jazz vocalist and songwriter Deb Rasmussen often takes a soft, understated approach to a song, but make no mistake, she can swing. She is joined by Jon Day for this ProArts@Noon Concert. proartssociety.ca BUMP UP! II with Walls Alive August 16, 2023, 4 – 6pm Walls Alive (1328 17th Ave. SW) Free to attend Join BUMP for fun, food and live music at their Walls Alive mural site as Vancouver-based muralist Anaïs Lera puts finishing touches on their wall. Learn about the mural-making process and make connections at this pop-up celebration. yycbump.ca Music in the Plaza August 16, 2023, 6 – 8pm Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW) Free to attend Discover free live music in Calgary all summer long from the city’s best emerging artists! Watch from the Selkirk’s patio as you enjoy dinner, or set up your lawn chair in the plaza and enjoy the show with popcorn in hand! heritagepark.ca Farmers & Makers Markets: Beltline & Sunalta August 16 & 19, 2023 Central Memorial Park & Sunalta Community Association Free to explore Check out the Farmers & Makers Market at two locations this summer — Wednesdays at Central Memorial Park and Saturdays in the Sunalta neighbourhood. Each week, you’ll find local farmers and producers, ready-to-eat food, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program. farmersmakersmarket.ca ArtsXpeditions August 17, 2023, 12noon Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE) Free to attend Join Arts Commons as its presents ArtsXpeditions, featuring a range of live music to energize your day. This week features the Diversity Performing Arts Club, DJ Majesti, and Kia Nicols, in partnership with Carifest. artscommons.ca Bridgeland-Riverside Farmers Market August 17, 2023, 3:30 – 7:30pm Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave. NE) Free to attend Check out this weekly outdoor farmers’ market featuring over 30 vendors, food trucks, live music and kids activities, along with the Locally Grown Concert Series featuring awesome local bands. brcacalgary.org Repurpose/Reimagine — Opening Reception August 18, 2023, 4 – 6pm Main Mall Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free to attend Join Contextural Fibre Arts Cooperative for a celebration of the wrap of its 2023 summer residency program —works created by this year’s participants will be on display as part the Repurpose/Reimagine exhibition. facebook.com Movie with a View: Dune August 18, 2023, 9:30pm High Park (340 10th Ave. SW) Free to attend BUMP Festival invites visitors to share in the fantastic and surreal experience of watching the 2021 epic film Dune by Denis Villeneuve under the stars at this outdoor cinema event! yycbump.ca Carifest August 18 — 20 2023 Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW) Free to attend Celebrate Caribbean music, costumes, tradition and culture! Don’t miss three exciting days of events including Pan in the park, the Carifest parade and Carnival and Reggae Cool Down to wrap it all up. carifestcalgary.com Sundays in C-Square August 20, 2023, 1pm Celebration Square (508 7th Ave SE) Free to attend Join the National Music Centre for free musical afternoons in East Village! Head down to East Village’s beautiful plaza for Sundays in C-Square and enjoy a performance from alt-folk singer-songwriter Brett Cassidy with opener Emily Triggs. evexperience.co Family Music Concert August 20, 2023, 1 – 5pm Quinterra Legacy Garden, South Glenmore Park (near 90th Ave. & 24th St. SW) Free to attend The Prophets of Music is pleased to announce its first annual Family Music Concert. People of all ages can enjoy the talents of local artists The Mocking Shadows, The Marcus Trummer Band, Fin McDowell and Kyle McKearney in the unique setting! prophetsofmusic.org Making Movies August 21, 2023, 7 – 9pm Stream online Free to watch, RSVP required Alberta Playwrights’ Network is proud to present a conversation with award-winning playwright/screenwriter Charles Netto and award-winning producer, director and actor Jayson Therrien. RSVP to email@example.com. albertaplaywrights.com Transit Tuesdays August 22, 2023, 4:30pm Century Gardens (826 8th St. SW) Free to attend Make your commute a little more exciting! Drop by Century Gardens every Tuesday to take in some special local music. Enjoy the sun, frolic in the splash pool and have a dance if you’re feeling it! stagehand.app Summer On 17th Ongoing Tomkins Park (17th Ave. & 8th St. SW) Free to attend From movies in the park to live bands, theatrical performances and fitness classes, the 17th Ave Business Improvement Area is pulling out all the stops to ensure this summer is epic. Visit the website for details. 17thave.ca Summer Songs on Stephen Ave Ongoing Stephen Ave (8th Ave. SE) Free to attend Enjoy live local music on Stephen Ave this summer, supported by the Calgary Downtown Association. Check out the Stagehand website for the full schedule as well as other free concerts around the city! stagehand.app Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.