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Celebrate Black History Month with Poet Laureate Wakefield Brewster | Photo: Courtesy of Wakefield Brewster

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Don't miss these fabulous February finds

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

End off your February in artistic fashion with the finest serving of free events that the Calgary arts community has to offer — from poetry to photography to artist talks. Don’t miss out!

Exposure Photography Festival

Until February 25, 2023
Various venues
Free to explore

Exposure 2023 has over 30 shows that display a wide range of narratives, subjects, practices and explorations of the photographic medium — check out this diverse program of exhibitions at various locations.

The Black Experience: Tales of Triumph

February 22, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Join Storytelling Alberta and Calgary’s Poet Laureate Wakefield Brewster for a virtual story café featuring thought-provoking poetry and stories in celebration of Black History Month.

Ethan Hill & Jenny Crane

February 22, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Musician and composer Ethan Hill teams up with multi-faceted cellist Jenny Crane and mezzo-soprano Jeanine Williams for a lunch-hour concert as part of the ProArts@Noon Concert Series.

Single Onion #190

February 23, 2023, 7pm
Online via Zoom or in-person at Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Free to attend or watch

The Single Onion celebrates Black History Month with an evening of poetry curated by Calgary’s Poet Laureate Wakefield Brewster, featuring poetry from Bethel Afework and Okechukwu Nnamchi.

Santosh Korthiwada

February 24, 2023, 5 – 7pm
Stream online
Free to watch

The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation invites you to a virtual artist talk with Santosh Korthiwada, a Calgary-based award-winning fine art photographer and educator who explores ordinary and everyday subject matter.

Tour – Marina Fischer

February 28, 2023, 12noon
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (2500 University Dr. NW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join curator Marina Fischer for a tour of The Birth of Portraiture: Alexander the Great & His Successors, exploring the life of Alexander the Great, his contemporaries and successors through their portraits on ancient coins.

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