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Don't miss this year's Chinese New Year Festival celebrations! | Photo: Courtesy of Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

Free This Week

A new year of free events

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Start your year off with a book launch, lunch-hour concert or Lunar New Year celebrations. Whatever you choose, getting out there and supporting the arts community is a great way to begin the year!

Friends for Ukraine

January 11, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Pianist Julie Jacques joins violinists Anastasiia Lykhosherstova and Adriana Lebedovich in this varied program that includes works by Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk among others.

Boat Book Launch

January 14, 2023, 2 – 4pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Shelf Life Books for the Calgary launch of Lisa Robertson’s extraordinary new collection of poetry, Boat, a result of decades-worth of poetic and journalistic forays into the possibilities of language. Catch Lisa for a reading and conversation with local poet Nikki Reimer.

Chinese New Year Festival

January 14 & 15, 2023, 11am – 6pm
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1st St. SW)
Free to attend

Chinese New Year Festival celebrates the Year of Rabbit in Calgary’s Chinatown with lion and dragon dances, live performances, light and art installations, cultural experiences, a lunar new year’s market, and much more

A look back at the ’88 Olympics

January 17, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to attend

Come together to hear athletes, organizers and leaders share stories and fond memories and showcase artifacts from this significant time when Calgary was on the world stage. What did it mean to the city and its citizens then, and what is the legacy remaining today?

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