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Don't miss this noon-hour concert featuring Valentin Boors. | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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