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 A still image from the film Aurora | Photo: Courtesy of Calgary European Film Festival Dec. 21, 2022 - Jan. 10, 2023 Free This Week: Holiday Edition A holiday edition of your free arts roundup Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free From live concerts to projection mapping to film screenings, there’s still tons of art to experience this holiday season. Send off 2022 and say hello to 2023 with these free events and festivities! DowntownVibe Until December 31, 2022 Various venues Free to attend DowntownVibe YYC, powered by Stagehand in partnership with the City of Calgary, is working with talented local artists to bring performance and vitality to places you might not expect. Energize your day with live music for a few minutes or a whole show. Something is playing near you! downtownvibe.ca Harp Angel (Debra Nyack) December 21, 2022, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents international recording harpist Debra Nyack, whose harp performances are heralded as a creative blend of virtuosic technique and sensitive expressions of her interpretations and arrangements. She is joined by James Desautels, violin, and Paulie Vie, vocalist/guitarist, for this special Harp Angel Christmas Concert. proartssociety.ca MAPPERZ DELIGHT December 21, 2022, 7 – 9pm Bù Vintage Shoppe (110 3rd Ave. SE) Free to attend Join MAPPERZ for their inaugural projection-mapping event, where local, new media artists are coming together and creating a projection playground to celebrate the longest night of the year. instagram.com NYE at The Library December 31, 2022, 11am – 2pm Various Calgary Public Library locations Free to attend Join the Calgary Public Library for a family-friendly, fun-filled day to ring in the New Year. Activities include a family dance party, a special storytime, a mock countdown, refreshments and more. calgarylibrary.ca New Year’s Eve December 31, 2022, 11:55pm Online or in-person at Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE) Free to watch or attend Ring in the New Year downtown with fireworks and a soundtrack from CJSW 90.9 FM featuring Canadian artists DJ Shub, The Corey Hotline, Sureshock & Miss Fudge, plus Arkells, Coer de Pirate, Aly, & AJ, and Caity Gyorgy. calgary.ca Aurora January 9, 2022, 6:30pm Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free to watch, tickets required Fighting for a better future for his daughter, Iranian father Darian doesn’t have too many options left. Enter Aurora, a wild down-on-her-luck nail technician who reluctantly agrees to find him a new wife. She just needs to sober up first. Be sure to check out this film presented by the Calgary European Film Festival. eventbrite.ca Timmy’s Happy Christmas, 1974 Video on Demand Online via Arts Commons Free to watch This season Arts Commons’ invites you to cozy up to its brand-new Video on Demand offerings, now streaming for free! A good place to start is with the 2021 production of Timmy’s Happy Christmas, 1974, a nostalgic romp through holidays past with stories and songs by Tim Tamashiro. artscommons.ca/vod Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.