Visitors explore a gallery at Glenbow during Free First Thursday Nights
Free First Thursday Nights returns for 2020 | Photo: Courtesy of Glenbow

Free This Week

Start the year out right with these upcoming events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Bound to be a quiet week as everyone returns to the grind post holidays, there’s still a few sweet offerings to check out. The best part? They’re free! From the return of Free First Thursday Nights at Glenbow to the January Youth Jam, here’s what we’re hitting up this week.

Free First Thursday Nights

January 2, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Glenbow is a place for everyone. Thanks to a partnership with Servus Credit Union, this popular free evening at the museum returns for 2020. Committed to expanding the reach and impact of art and culture in our community, be sure to swing by to see a bunch of exhibits before they close including Ladylikeness: Historical Portraits of Women by Women.

January Youth Jam

January 6, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm
The Blues Can (1429 9th Ave. SE)
Free admission

All youth musicians and bands are invited to jam—bring an instrument, a few songs and a few friends, it’s free! The Marcus Trummer Band kicks things off, followed by the jam. Youth musicians and bands of all genres welcome to join in and a backline is provided.

Can You Hear Me Now

January 7, 2020, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Free admission

Get your slam (or not competing poem) on at the first all-ages slam and open mic of the new decade! Enjoy a feature set from Sholley Powell, a poet who has been dazzling on the scene lately with her moving and eloquent poetry and engaging performance style! You can even just drop by to watch.

Concentration Patterns

January 7 – April 30, 2020
+15 Soundscape, Arts Commons (225 8th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Concentration Patterns is a unique, meditative piece that seeks to envelope the listener in tactile and immersive sound. Inspired by technological deep-listening, Colin Gillespie’s soundscape combines layered elements to create an organic whole. Be sure to swing by the +15 in Arts Commons this season to have a listen.