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Free This Week

Enjoy live music, film, and visual arts offerings without breaking the bank

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

A fresh batch of programming kicks into high gear this week with the start of the High Performance Rodeo alongside a plethora of other offers. Even if you don’t have a penny to spare this month, you can get out of the house thanks to these free events.

ProArts Presents Prashant Michael John

January 8, 2020, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free admission

Featuring multi-instrumentalist Prashant Michael John with Andre Wickenheiser on trumpet, join ProArts@Noon and the High Performance Rodeo for this free concert. The music integrates melodies and rhythms from various world cultures.

Fit Cities

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

Fit Cities shares the story of how Dr. Karen K. Lee and her many teams of brilliant collaborators uncovered, and set about eradicating, the causes of a pandemic of unhealthy living. It offers invaluable advice on healthier lives and you can celebrate the launch at Shelf Life Books.

Community Gathering

January 10, 2020, 12:30pm
Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons (2nd Floor, 225 8th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Led by an Elder and a Knowledge Keeper from Treaty 7, community members, festival artists, audiences, staff, and volunteers are invited to share in knowledge, honour the land, and begin the High Performance Rodeo with a smudging ceremony and sharing of food.

Between the Salt of the Sun and the Light of the Sea

January 10, 2020, 7:00pm
TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free admission

This solo exhibition from Samuel de Lange asks what could be revealed by taking the histories of salt and photography into mutual consideration. Explore the show at its opening reception.

Spotlight at The Eddy

January 13, 2020, 7:30pm
King Eddy, National Music Centre (438 9th Ave. SE)
No cover

Theatre Calgary and the King Eddy bring this Monday night live music series. Each night features eclectic musical stylings of local artists—you won’t want to miss this live and local spotlight. There is no cover, and seating is on a first come, first served basis so be sure to make a night of it.

From Seed to Seed

January 14, 2020, 7:00pm
River Park Church (3818 14A St. SW)
Free admission

Terry and Monique left their opera careers in Europe to pursue their passion for ecological farming in the heart of Canada. Follow their young family and a diverse group of farmers and scientists as they grow food ecologically in a changing climate with the justREEL Film Series.