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 Catch Northern Lights as part of Chinook Blast | Photo: Courtesy of Springboard Performance Feb. 23, 2022 - March 1, 2022 Free This Week There's a lot to do as February comes to a close Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free As February comes to a close, don’t miss your chance to check out free offerings from Chinook Blast, Exposure Photography Festival, and in celebration of Black History Month. Get planning and get out there! Mino-Pimatisiwin Until February 26, 2022 The GRAND (608 1st St. SW) Free to explore Curated by Autumn Whiteway (Night Singing Woman), this exhibition dedicated to the resurgence of Indigenous Culture. Mino-Pimatisiwin is a Cree concept that describes how the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual come together to create balance in one’s life. thegrandyyc.ca Why so many ties? Until February 26, 2022 TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore This immersive installation by Indigenous artist Ludovic Boney invites visitors to embody the concept of passage by walking through and around its formal elements. Boney’s sculpture evokes an experiential field, which offers both inside and outside vantage points and a multiplicity of spaces. truck.ca Chinook Blast Until February 27, 2022 Various venues Free to explore With the last few days to check it out, come outside and enjoy the vibrancy of Calgary this winter. 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. chinookblast.ca Northern Reflections Until February 27, 2022 Various venues Free to explore Northern Reflections is an augmented reality mural exhibition In Inglewood and East Village that celebrates the magic of technology and art through a series of painted windows created by local and national artists. Viewers experience the murals through the Augle app on their smartphones, so make sure you check it out while you still can.. maudcollective.com Cubist Photography Until February 27, 2022 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free to explore As part of the Exposure Photography Festival, this exhibit asks can Cubism be done photographically? Inspired by a 1912 painting, Byron Robb explores this challenging theme on Calgary’s streets with his unique eye, providing a new perspective of local architecture and streets. framedonfifth.com Perspectives Film Series Until February 28, 2022 Stream online Free to watch Contemporary Calgary and Pink Flamingo present a new film series, curated by Alia Aluma, that centres QTBIPOC films, diverse voices, global titles and narratives that confront prejudices. This month’s perspective visits defining moments in recent history that impacted the future of race relations in North America. contemporarycalgary.com Artists Lens Until February 28, 2022 First Floor, Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free to explore The Alberta Society of Artists presents its annual photography exhibition Artists Lens 2022 in conjunction with Exposure Photography Festival. The exhibition showcases the works of 17 Alberta photographers. albertasocietyofartists.com Tricia Edwards February 23, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents performer, composer and bandleader Tricia Edwards. From a background in the classical realm to more recent years playing in the jazz idiom to her current passion for exploring Latin music, Tricia incorporates all of these languages into her musical expression. proartssociety.ca David Pevsner February 23, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Wordfest’s Imagine on Air presents actor, activist, and OnlyFans star David Pevsner and his provocative new memoir Damn Shame: A Memoir of Desire, Defiance, and Show Tunes. Blogger and SocialWest founder Mike Morrison will host the hour-long conversation. Tune in online and check it out! wordfest.com Alex Linfield February 23, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm Stream online Free to attend Join Alberta Printmakers’ current exhibiting artist, Alex Linfield, as he discusses new media and his contemporary print installation WYSIWYG. Alex is a multidisciplinary artist, newly based in Mohkinstsis/Calgary and holds an MFA from NSCAD University and a BFA from the University of Alberta. facebook.com Curatorial Tour with Elizabeth Diggon February 24, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to attend, registration required Join Curator Elizabeth Diggon for a tour of Esker Foundation’s current Winter/Spring 2022 exhibitions, Farah Al Qasimi: Letters for Occasions, Michelle Bui: Naked Excess, and Veronika Pausova: Fast Moving Sun. eventbrite.ca The Way We Tell OUR Stories February 24, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15pm Stream online Free to participate, registration required In honour of Black History Month, Wordfest presents three writers whose books tell unique stories about resilience and resistance: Antonio Michael Downing, Lawrence Hill, and Toufah Jallow. Each performs an open-mic style monologue, followed by a Q&A with series host Pam Rocker. beta.wordfest.com Connective Tissues February 24 – 27, 2022 Colony Studios (4029 8th St. SE) Free to explore, registration required This show connects with artists who work with the human figure and celebrate it. Connective Tissues features works by Karen Klassen, Carl White, Aaron Sidorenko, Kelly Isaak, Chris Flodberg, Carla Klassen, and Sander Sarioglu. eventbrite.ca Northern Lights February 26 & 27, 2022 containR Art Park (1020 2nd Ave. NW) Free to attend Springboard Performance partners with Chinook Blast, Parks Foundation, Village Brewery, and RISE UP Calgary to celebrate the winter season with an array of light installations, curated soundscapes, a winter market, a community built snow-sculpture garden, and more! chinookblast.ca Reading with Royalty February 28, 2022, 11:00 – 11:45am 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! calgarylibrary.ca Honey Jalali February 28, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30pm Stream online Free to attend, registration required The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation invites you to join them for a talk by multidisciplinary artist Honey Jalali. Currently artist-in-residence at the Women’s Centre of Calgary, Jalali has worked in art production, painting, graphic design, photography, and more. Register today! icaionline.org Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.