Images of Sunglaciers, K-Riz and The Rondell Roberts Band
A selection of artists performing at this year's Chinook Blast

Free This Week

Round out your January with these free events

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

January might be ending, but Chinook Blast is just getting started. Check out some fantastic free arts offering from Calgary’s winter festival alongside some other happenings around town!

Duo Solista

January 25, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Olga Kotova and Dmitry Nesterov call themselves Duo Solista to reflect their dedication to being both solo artists and life partners. Hear them perform at this free lunch-hour concert presented by the ProArts Society.

Ashley Gendron & Sheena T Kaine

January 26 & 27, 2023, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SW)
Free to attend

Chinook Blast’s Artists Pavilion features pop-up performances by local artists, presented by Four Winds YYC. This week, catch Ashley Gendron (acoustic) and Sheena T Kaine (spoken word/hip-hop)!

Instrumental Stories

January 26, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm
Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW)
Free to attend

Experience Chinese culture through the lens of flutist Jiajia Li who demonstrates the beauty and versatility of the Chinese flute. JiaJia’s unique take on the instrument incorporates ancient tradition with modern influences.

Chinook Blast Opening Night

January 27, 2023
Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Proudly presented by BIG Winter Classic, Block Heater and Ethnik Festivals, Sunglaciers, K-Riz and The Rondell Roberts Band will light up Olympic Plaza for Chinook Blast’s opening night.

Albirda Artist Reception

January 28, 2023, 2 – 4pm
Alberta Craft Gallery & Shop, cSPACE King Edward (280, 1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Join the Alberta Craft Council in celebrating the fascinating creatures of flight that live in and migrate through our province each year. Enjoy the artist reception and meet the artists in attendance!

Four Winds Indigenous Showcase & Market

January 27 – 29, 2023
City Hall Atrium (800 Macleod Tr. SE)
Free to explore

The Four Winds Indigenous Showcase & Market will be hosting 60-plus Indigenous vendors with products and services ranging from clothing, jewellery, beadwork, home decor, artwork, coffee, bannock and more!

Fireside Stories

January 28, 2023, 1 – 2pm
Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Fort Calgary invites you to join us around the fire to hear from Indigenous storytellers from Treaty 7. The listening circle will be warm and bright with a roaring fire, heaters, blankets and hot chocolate.

Year of the Rabbit Illustration Workshop

January 31, 2023, 2 – 3pm
Stream online
Free to participate

Kick off the Year of the Rabbit with your very own Rabbit illustration. Visual artist Rozzie Lee will guide you through the creation process — all you will need is some paper, a pencil and something to colour with.

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