An image of Tina Hartt
Check out Tina Hartt's noon-hour concert! | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society

Free This Week

A new week brings a ton of free offerings to explore

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

A little bit of snow won’t stop us, so take advantage of a warmer-than-usual February by exploring this week’s offerings. From live music to unique talks to winter festivals, you can be confident that you’ll find something that interests you!

For The Love Of Art

Until February 23, 2022
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Enjoy a unique, bright, and diverse selection of art for the art lover in your life featuring works by a variety of artists, including Dorothy Knowles, Kenneth Lochhead, Robert Lemay, Simon Andrew, Jennifer Hornyak, Harold Town, Brent Laycock, Le Shi, David Alexander, Hilda Oomen, Linda Nardelli, and more!

Chinook Blast

Until February 27, 2022
Various venues
Free to explore

Come outside and enjoy the vibrancy of Calgary this winter. This February, Chinook Blast heats up our city with a celebration that includes a variety of world-class festivals, free outdoor programming, artistic and light displays, cultural experiences, and more! There’s something for everyone.

Tina Hartt

February 16, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents Tina Hartt, a singer, composer and musician native to Montreal. She has enjoyed a singing career spanning across Canada: rock bands and church choirs in Montreal, big bands and jazz ensembles in Toronto, and more.

Kensington Sinfonia

February 17, 2022, 7:00pm
Establishment Brewing Company (4407 1st St. SE)
No cover

Join Kensington Sinfonia with guest Amy Nelson for live music at the Establishment Brewing Company’s taproom. The string chamber ensemble has performed classical and crossover concerts in Calgary for over 30 years. They cover a wide range of chamber music and string orchestra repertoire.

Situating Design in Alberta

February 17, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

Situating Design in Alberta makes the case that design can drive economic growth, improve quality of life, and promote sustainability. Join editors Isabel Prochner and Tim Antoniuk for a wide-ranging conversation with contributors Barry Johns, Megan Strickfaden, Tyler Vreeling, and Ron Wickman.

Michelle Bui

February 17, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

Join the Esker Foundation for an online artist talk and conversation with artist Michelle Bui. Facilitated by Curator Elizabeth Diggon, the discussion focuses on Bui’s artistic practice and her new solo exhibition, Naked Excess, currently showing as part of Esker’s current exhibition season.

The Cypher

February 17, 2022, 6:00pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

Join heARTbase for an introductory session that focuses on the historical context of Black popular culture and explores how to implement Hip-Hop elements as methods of engagement. Take a journey with the songs’ beat through mental-health journaling, lyrical critiques, artistic graffiti, political expressions, and more!

Glow Winter Festival

February 17 – 19, 2022
Various venues
Free to explore

This event lights up imaginations with a one-of-a-kind experience featuring interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks, and activations in the heart of the downtown core. Since 2017, Glow has been lighting up those frosty February nights, igniting the community, the economy and the culture of Calgary.

Black Future Showcase

February 19, 2022, 12:00pm
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE)
Free to attend

National Music Centre is pleased to showcase rising Black Canadian voices. Hosted by Jasmine Vickaryous, catch an afternoon of sounds from Calgary R&B artist Justine Tyrell, Edmonton soul singer Nuela Charles, and Toronto-based hip-hop act Odario. Check it out in person or online!

Reading with Royalty

February 19, 2022, 1:00 – 2:15pm
Stream online
Free to participate, registration required

The Calgary Queer Arts Society and Calgary Pride celebrate inclusion and diversity with a glamorous family-friendly online storytime program led by a local drag queen, king and monarch performers. Join the fun, come dressed in your best outfit, cape or crown!

Youth Riot

February 19, 2022, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Alberta Playwrights’ Network presents an evening of shameless and original storytelling featuring selected pieces from their 2021 participants who paired up with theatre professionals over five weeks to craft and perform stories that deserve to be heard.

Winter Soundwalk #2

February 20, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00pm
West Entrance, Dragon City Mall (328 Centre St. S)
Free to participate, registration required

New Works Calgary presents its second Winter Soundwalk of the year, hosted by one of the city’s finest and most adventurous flutists Jiajia Li. Join her for this unique opportunity to get outdoors, connect with nature, and explore the city on this soundwalk through Calgary’s Chinatown.

Family Day at Studio Bell

February 21, 2022, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE)
Free to attend

Studio Bell opens its doors for a special Family Day event with Dueling Piano Kings, a highly interactive all-request piano show where your requests rule. Gather your friends and fam for a day of fun, interactive activities, and connecting through music!

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