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 Don't miss this noon-hour concert featuring Valentin Boors. | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society Feb. 15, 2023 - Feb. 21, 2023 Free This Week February continues with fantastic free events Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free It’s an exciting week of free events as we head into the second half of February! From visual art and photography, to artist talks, to a debut of a new monthly poetry series, there’s lots of art to look forward to! Exposure Photography Festival Until February 25, 2023 Various venues Free to attend/explore Exposure 2023 has over 30 shows that display a wide range of explorations of the photographic medium. This week, check out an artist talk by Cathie Aalders-Taylor and the opening for Dirty Laundry, The Second Load, Show #2. exposurephotofestival.com Valentin Borsu February 15, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend Tenor Valentin Borsu presents a program of gems from the Italian, Spanish, French and German repertoire, accompanied by pianist Cody Obst and classical guitarist Stephen Demaer in this noon-hour concert presented by ProArts Society. proartssociety.ca Curator’s Tour of David Garneau: Métissage February 16, 2023, 12noon Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (2500 University Dr. NW) Free to attend Guest curator Mary Beth Laviolette introduces the rich and varied creative practice of David Garneau. With close to 50 works of art, Métissage surveys his career, documenting his struggle to shape a contemporary Indigenous identity. nickle.ucalgary.ca Winter Pop Up February 18, 2023, 4 – 7pm Central Commons Park (4019 University Ave. NW) Free to attend Join the University District for a night of music, entertainment, a special fire performance and hot drinks from Monogram Coffee. It’s the perfect way to spend some time taking in the sights, sounds and lights of Central Commons Park! myuniversitydistrict.ca Since We Saw You Last February 18, 2023, 7 – 9pm TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore Since We Saw You Last supports critical programming at TRUCK through the sale of small, postcard-sized original works generously donated by artists. This year’s artworks also include small-scale sculptures! truck.ca Poetry Parlour February 21, 2023, 7pm Poetry Parlour at Pachamama Soul Flavour Emporium (#2110, 380 Canyon Meadows Dr. SE) Free to attend Join the Writers’ Guild of Alberta for a monthly open mic and reading series, Poetry Parlour at Pachamama Soul in Calgary’s southeast. The evening begins with an open-mic portion and finishes with the night’s featured reader. writersguild.ca Art Spiegelman February 21, 2023, 7 – 8:30pm Stream online Free to watch Art Spiegelman almost single-handedly brought comic books onto literature shelves with his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus. Join the Pulitzer Prize winner online as he discusses his career, the recent banning of Maus and his art, presented in partnership with Calgary Public Library. epl.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.