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Free This Week

From Stampede to salsa dancing to Shakespeare, July has plenty to offer

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Whether or not you’re headed down to the Stampede grounds, it’s a great time of year to check out what Calgary’s arts community is up to. This week you can experience live music, live theatre and a lively pancake breakfast filled with entertainment!

Darcy Stamp Trio

July 13, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Canadian jazz violinist Darcy Stamp has a sound that takes you back to the days of late-night swingin’ nightclubs, fedoras and classic cocktails. Catch him along with Augustine Yates on piano and Adam Pettigrew on bass in this noon-hour concert presented by ProArts Society.

Live Music in the Plaza — Das Corazones

July 13, 2022, 6:00pm
Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)
Free to attend

Heritage Park is back with another summer of free outdoor concerts. Enjoy some of the best emerging acts the local music scene has to offer every Wednesday evening in Heritage Town Square. This week catch the versatile Calgary-based roots-rock band Das Corazones!

The Merry Wives of Windsor

July 13 – 19, 2022
Various venues
Free to attend

Theatre Calgary’s Shakespeare by the Bow program is once again hitting the road around Calgary and area as ‘Shakespeare On The Go!’ in partnership with The Shakespeare Company and Hit + Myth Theatre. This summer a cast of six emerging artists present The Merry Wives of Windsor — hilarity ensues in this romantic farce about the misadventures of Falstaff.

Salsa on the Street

July 15, 2022
Century Gardens Park (826 8th St SW)
Free to attend

It’s time to turn up the heat and get dancing at this weekly Friday event where local dance instructors, DJs, bands, food trucks, and Latin music and culture lovers get together to dance and sing!

Fluor Rope Square

Until July 16, 2022
Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

At Fluor Rope Square, every day starts with a bacon pancake served hot off a chuckwagon or a smokie paired with Stampede-style entertainment, including dancers, singers, fiddlers and more! You can also participate in some square dancing or see a parade featuring members of Treaty 7 Nations.

Summer on 17th — Stampede

Until July 16, 2022
Tomkins Park ( 17th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Celebrate Stampede on 17th Ave. SW! On weekdays, catch live performances from artists Brandon Lorenzo, Lulahh n’ the Classic Crew and more! On Saturdays, enjoy live music from Pistol Noon Band, line dancers, a calf-roping machine, and a mechanical bull from Girletz Rodeo.

ArtsXpeditions — Bee Betrayal

July 19, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm
West Dalhousie (6502 58th St. NW)
Free to attend

ArtsXpeditions brings pop-up music concerts and performances to communities around Calgary all summer long! This event features a new play for kids about pollinators – those tiny but important creatures who are critical to the health of our entire ecosystem.

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