An image of ustin Luchinski with Tim Janz

Free This Week

With the holidays upon us, our calendars are going to be filling up!

Kari Watson

  • Location Various venues 

There are no shortage of events happening this holiday season, so here are some options for you to check out for free this week! From festivals and online talks to live and in-person concerts, there’s something for everyone.

Justin Luchinski

December 1, 2021, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to watch

Previously a keyboardist with Opera McGill’s baroque opera production and co-founder of Les Méandres, Justin Luchinski has since returned to Calgary and taken part in highly acclaimed shows. Catch him in concert as a duo with special guest Tim Janz.

The Way We Speak

December 2, 2021, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Wordfest’s trademark storytelling series continues with The Way We Speak, featuring four of the contributors to the new essay collection Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language. Each writer will perform an open-mic style monologue on the theme of how we communicate.

Aaron Pollock

December 4, 2021, 11:30am
King Eddy (438 9th Ave. SE)
Free to watch

A songwriter to watch on the country music scene, Aaron Pollock performs for the King Eddy’s Acoustic Afternoons. Every week, catch a new songwriter performing an afternoon set to soundtrack your brunch. Be sure to head down and check him out!

Matt Blais

December 4, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Studio Bell (850 4th St. SE)
Free to watch

Bluesy rock ‘n’ roll troubadour Matt Blais performs a busker set as part of RISE UP Weekends at Studio Bell. His career spans a decade of quality releases and dedicated touring. Hailing from Calgary, the charismatic performer plays modern roots-rock with a foundation in candid songwriting.

Wildflower Art Salon & Sale

December 5, 2021, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wildflower Arts Centre (3363 Spruce Dr. SW)
Free to attend

Find something unique, one-of-a-kind and exquisite at this in-person sale at Wildflower Arts Centre which features potters, sculptors, painters, printmakers and all kinds of makers who are instructors and invited guests of Wildflower Arts Centre.


December 5, 2021, 1:00 – 6:00pm
Northwest Commons Park (Thirsk St. NW)
Free to attend

Warm-up to winter with University District’s annual outdoor festival! Northwestival promises to be packed full of family-friendly holiday activities and all things that make the Northwest worth celebrating. Join in the fun with returning favourites and new surprises that include live music and entertainment.

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