Free This Week

Start the year out right with these upcoming events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • 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!

Here’s what we’re hitting up this week:

Race Issues: A Comic Series Art Exhibit

January 3, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30pm
The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)
Free admission

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation, artist Eman Elkadri has been working on a comic series about the experiences of racialized youth living in Canada. See 40 unique comics about microaggressions, hear from Elkadri about her inspiration, and hear from some of the youth she worked with. Can’t make it to the reception? The exhibition remains open to the public on January 4 and 5.

Free First Thursday Nights

January 3, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Since its launch in 2016, Free First Thursday Nights has provided access to over 56,000 visitors and this popular program returns to Glenbow for 2019. And, with the last chance to see a bunch of awesome exhibitions, it’s the perfect time to go!

Free Class Day

January 5, 2019, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Free Spirit Dance (112 16th Ave. NW)
Free admission

Want to get moving in the new year? Join Free Spirit Dance for a full day of classes this Saturday. A dance and fitness studio just for adults, all classes are first come first serve so make sure you get there early.

Southwood Winter Festival

January 5, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Southwood Community Association (11 Sackville Dr. SW)
Free admission with a donation for the Calgary Food Bank

With a day of skating and shinny, sleigh rides, a petting zoo, face painting, games, crafts, and more, be sure to swing by Southwood for this annual winter festival. There’s even a community jam session.