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Catch Here Comes Treble's noon-hour concert | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society

Free This Week

Dive into these free arts events

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

August continues to heat up with arts options! Whether you’re checking out festivals, watching an outdoor film or heading to a late night country concert, there’s plenty to take in this week. Have a gander at our roundup of happenings and pick your next excursion.

Here Comes Treble

August 17, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (608 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents Here Comes Treble, a quartet of friends who share a passion for music. They explore different music genres from classical to modern jazz, and they love challenging and unique song arrangements.

Live Music in the Plaza — Angela Wrigley Trio

August 17, 2022, 6:00pm
Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)
Free to attend

Heritage Park’s free outdoor concerts provide some of the best emerging acts the local music scene has to offer every Wednesday evening this summer in Heritage Town Square. This week catch Calgary jazz scene’s Angela Wrigley, Dave Lake and Derek Stoll.

Exhibition Tour

August 18, 2022, 6:00 — 7:00pm
Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Esker Foundation exhibiting artist Robin Arseneault and curator Naomi Potter as they give a tour of Arseneault’s exhibition, Falling Off the Log, consisting of 12 large sculptures that started from a set of palm-sized pieces of driftwood.

Movie on the Rise

August 18, 2022, 9:00pm
St. Patrick’s Island (1300 Zoo Rd. NE)
Free to attend

Movie on the Rise at St. Patrick’s Island is back, featuring Disney’s Cruella (2021). Watch the sun set over the city and the Bow River, and experience outdoor cinema on a nine-metre-high natural amphitheatre at the centre of the island.

Late Night Country Concert Series

August 19, 2022, 11:00pm
King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Let the good times roll on! The King Eddy is here to keep the country music going every night from August 19-21 in the historic heart of East Village. Kicking off the late-night concert series is Alberta’s true-grit country band The Dungarees, performing a free show on Friday night

Chinatown Street Festival

August 20, 2022, 11:ooam – 7:00pm
Chinatown Business Centre (328 Centre St S.)
Free to explore

Chinatown Street Festival is a one-day free entry event for everyone — enjoy activities for both big and small humans with over 40 food, merchandise and cultural tents, as well as a kids’ fun zone and food trucks.

Sundays in C-Square

August 21, 2022, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Celebration Square, East Village (508 7th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Every Sunday in August, National Music Centre is bringing back its free outdoor Sundays in C-Square concert series, featuring a lineup of notable local names across a spectrum of genres. Catch Kate Stevens perform this week along with Wyatt C. Louis.

BUMP Festival

Until August 28, 2022,
Various venues
Free to attend

With this annual mural extravaganza, the Beltline Urban Murals Project is turning Calgary into an expansive open-air art gallery. This week’s offerings include Whitebark Pine Bump Up, Graffiti Jam & Outdoor Cinema and Greenview Block Bump Up.

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