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 virtual screening of John Ware Reclaimed | Photo: Courtesy of the National Film Board Feb. 9, 2022 - Feb. 15, 2022 Free This Week The shortest month of the year is off to a jam-packed start Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free Black History Month, Chinook Blast, Live From Music Mile, and plenty others, these events bring a rich array of offerings for you to enjoy this week, and all for free! So make the most of the month, grab your calendar and start making plans. Jani Parsons February 9, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend Proarts@Noon Concert Series presents Jani Parsons, a Canadian pianist that has established herself as a musician of warmth, brilliance, versatility, and vivid expression. Parsons is praised for her combination of tenderness, vivacious energy, and sheer virtuosity. proartssociety.ca Live From Music Mile February 9 – 11, 2022 Various venues No cover What better way to celebrate the first Canadian and 10th global edition of the Music Cities Convention coming to Alberta than with some live music on Calgary’s very own Music Mile! With 11 shows and 24 acts scheduled to perform, there’s a ton of live music to enjoy! Grab your calendar and start planning. westanthem.com John Ware Reclaimed February 10, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required As part of its Black History Month programming, Calgary Public Library presents a virtual screening of John Ware Reclaimed. The film follows filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to reexamine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta before the turn of the 20th century. calgarylibrary.ca Kensington Sinfonia February 10, 2022, 7:00pm Establishment Brewing Company (4407 1st St. SE) No cover Join Kensington Sinfonia with guest Daniel Pelton 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. establishmentbrewing.ca Matt Masters Happy Hour February 11, 2022, 4:30 – 6:30pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) No cover This versatile and much-loved singer leads the house band at Calgary’s historic King Eddy! Country and western crooner Matt Masters is back at the Eddy performing his favourite tunes on its legendary stage. Come down for brews and tunes, and don’t miss the happiest time of day. kingeddy.ca Kímmapiiyipitssini February 11, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00pm Stream online Free to attend, registration required Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ film witnesses radical and profound change in her community. Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy is an intimate portrait of survival, love and the collective work of healing in the Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta. Check out this film screening and discussion! eventbrite.ca Acoustic Afternoons with Aaron Pollock February 12, 2022, 11:30 – 1:30pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) No cover Calgary-born country artist Aaron Pollock is an old-school storyteller with a modern flair. With over 500 songs in his catalogue, Pollock is a songwriter to watch on the country music scene. Catch him as performs for the King Eddy’s Acoustic Afternoons. kingeddy.ca Mike Plume February 12, 2022, 8:30pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) No cover Like all great singer-songwriters, Mike Plume’s music bears a distinctive stamp. It could be his richly detailed storytelling style or his unyielding devotion to rock and roll’s original spirit. Catch him live as he brings storytelling to life through his music at the King Eddy! kingeddy.ca Crescent Moon Festival February 12, 2022, 6:00pm Various venues Free to explore Crescent Heights Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) invites you to its second annual Crescent Moon Festival. Celebrate the diverse businesses and cultural offerings in Crescent Heights for one night only. Head down to find a constellation of storytellers scattered across the BIA zone—the evening is sure to delight visitors with out-of-this-world experiences and inspired tales. crescentheightsvillage.ca Busker Sessions with Matt Blais February 12 & 13, 2022, 1:00, 1:45 & 2:30pm Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) Free to attend Bluesy rock and roll troubadour Matt Blais performs a busker set as part of RISE UP Weekends at Studio Bell. His career spans a decade of quality releases and dedicated touring. Hailing from Calgary, the charismatic performer plays modern roots-rock with a foundation in candid songwriting. facebook.com Write Your Own Love Song February 12 & 13, 2022, 12:00pm & 2:00pm Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) Free to attend With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better gift than a song from the heart. Head on down to Studio Bell and try your hand at crafting a love song and be guided through the basics of songwriting! facebook.com ArtsXpeditions February 12 & 13, 2022 Olympic Plaza (215 8th Ave. SE) Free to attend ArtsXpeditions teams up with Chinook Blast to bring two days of pop-up performances with a line-up of local musicians to the outdoor Olympic Plaza stage. Whether you’re looking for some R&B rhythms, a bit of country appeal, or some good old family-friendly fun, you’ll want to check it out! artscommons.ca Songsmith Sundays with Carter Felker February 13, 2022, 11:30 – 2:20pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE) No cover Country-folk singer-songwriter Carter Felker presents a chill weekend set with a rotating cast of guests. Felker uses his own experience, and his desire to tell a story to create honest, human-made, country music. kingeddy.ca We Are the Roots February 15, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30pm Stream online Free to participate, registration required As part of its Black History Month programming, Calgary Public Library presents an in-depth discussion on the creation and impact of the film We Are the Roots: Black Settlers and their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies. View the film in advance and engage in the discussion! calgarylibrary.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.