Higher States: Lawren Harris and his American Contemporaries at Glenbow
Explore Higher States: Lawren Harris and his American Contemporaries at the next Free First Thursday Night | Photo: Mike Tan

Free This Week

Ease into the new year with these sweet events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Price Free

It might be a quiet week here in Calgary but there are still awesome events that you can hit up, and these ones are free! Talk about a win-win. Here’s what we’re checking out.

Free First Thursday Nights

January 4, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)

Start your new year off right with a free evening at Glenbow. It’s your last chance to explore Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries and One New Work – DaveandJenn: The Wellspring so don’t miss out.

Surface to Surface

January 5, 2018, 7:00pm
Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE)

An exhibition of works by Katie Bruce and Christie Kirchner, paper is both subject and medium, with each print existing on the threshold of object and image. Check out Surface to Surface at this reception and get a unique insight thanks to an artist talk at 8:00pm.

Annual Snowflake Day Clone High Marathon

January 5, 2018, 7:00pm
Dickens Pub (1000 9th Ave. SW)

An annual celebration, join Dickens Pub and watch the cult-classic animated series Clone High in its entirety.

Lines Drawn Opening Reception

January 6, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)

Mark Ollinger’s work is made up of Nordic and Celtic knots combined with a contemporary graffiti style. Each individual piece is based on words that are then turned into an unbroken, interwoven line. Explore the show and meet Ollinger at this opening reception.

Contemporary Kids: Calligraphy from Around the World

January 7, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free, registration required

Focusing on one specific artwork, artist, or theme found in its current exhibition, Calligraphy from Around the World gives children the opportunity to learn and practice calligraphy from different cultures.