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 Dec. 15, 2021 - Dec. 21, 2021 Free This Week With so much to see and do for free this week, grab your calendar and start planning! Kari Watson Location Various venues Price Free We may be inching closer to the holidays, but there is still no shortage of things to see and do! Take your pick of holiday markets and live music – both online and in-person! Here’s a quick look at some of the free events that are happening this week. Deck The Ave December 3 – 18, 2021, 4:30 – 8:30pm Stephen Avenue (8th Ave. SW) Free to attend Deck the Ave brings holiday cheer to Downtown Calgary on Fridays and Saturdays with seasonal displays, fire pits, and live music along Stephen Avenue. It’s a family-friendly event that lets people of all ages celebrate the season in a fun, festive atmosphere in the heart of downtown. downtowncalgary.com Bow River Bells December 15, 2021, 12:10 – 1:00pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents The Bow River Bells, an ensemble of advanced ringers belonging to the Bow River Handbell Musicians Society (BRHMS). This small ensemble has performed in and around Calgary and is dedicated to bringing the handbell musical art form to audiences around Alberta. proartssociety.ca Sykamore December 17, 2021, 8:30pm King Eddy (438 9th Ave. SE) Free to attend Country-pop songstress Sykamore’s songwriting is equal parts country and pop, mixing intimate reflection and empathetic storytelling with instantly memorable hooks. Catch this performance as part of NMC Presents: Bell Live at the King Eddy. kingeddy.ca Little Modern Market December 18, 2021, 9:30am – 3:30pm The Brownstone YYC (120, 221 10th Ave. SE) Free to attend A modern and local pop up market creating a cool and modern environment for local makers to share their craft. Shop for clothing and accessories, jewelry, home decor, health and beauty and much more. littlemodernmarket.com Holidays at Home December 18, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch Join the Calgary Phil online for a festive evening of holiday music conducted by Karl Hirzer and experienced from the comfort of your home! Enjoy seasonal favourites like Antonio Vivaldi’s Winter, as well as his Concerto for Two Trumpets. calgaryphil.com Melody Stang December 18, 2021, 11:30am – 2:30pm King Eddy (438 9th Ave. SE) Free to attend A multi-faceted musician and performer, Melody Stang 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 swing by and enjoy some music! kingeddy.ca Shred Kelly December 18, 2021, 8:30pm King Eddy (438 9th Ave. SE) Free to attend Shred Kelly is a five-piece alternative folk-rock band. Over the past decade, the band has taken their highly energetic live show from humble beginnings on the Canadian ski-town circuit to the international stage. Catch their performance as part of NMC Presents. kingeddy.ca A Light in the Darkness December 18, 2021, 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch Join the Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players online for their December concert presentation of A Light in the Darkness. The performance will feature the CRSP choristers singing works such as Palestrina’s Tui sunt caeli, Abbie Betinis’ Lumen, and the Canadian composer Ernest Gagnon’s arrangement of Il est né. youtube.com Matt Blais December 19, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30pm Studio Bell, National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) Free to attend 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. studiobell.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.