The front of the Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond
Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond | Photo: Amanda MacKay

Free This Week

Enjoy launches, concerts, festivals, community celebrations, and more

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

With tons of opportunities to connect with your community or get to know a new one, this week is shaping up to be spectacular. Swing by a Neighbour Day celebration or hit the road for an open studio event along the foothills, there’s lots to see and do on the cheap.

ArtMatch Summer Exhibition

Until June 16, 2019
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Join ArtMatch as it showcases 22 local artists exhibiting over 100 original paintings. Meet the artists at the wine and cheese reception on June 13 or swing by the farmer’s market on June 15.

ProArts presents Repsol Choir

June 13, 2019, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free admission

Formed in the spring of 2002, the Repsol Choir is a recreational choir under the direction of musicologist Bruce Petheric. While the choir takes their role as company ambassador seriously, their focus is on sharing their love of music and having fun. Hear them perform at this free lunch hour concert.

Loft 112 Artist Showcase

June 13, 2019, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Village Brewery (5000 12A St. SE)
Free admission

Showcasing the literary arts, see writings from Igpy Kin, Amy LeBlanc, and Lisa Murphy Lamb paired up with multimedia artists who have brought their representations to life. Swing by to enjoy a Village Beer, readings, and 12 inspired pieces.

Neighbour Day

June 15, 2019
Throughout Calgary
Free admission

With dozens of events throughout the city, Calgary’s sixth annual Neighbour Day returns on June 15. Sprung from the community spirit that lifted our city through the flood of 2013, the day features community parties, barbecues, low-key gatherings, and so much more. Visit and start planning.

The Most Beautiful Art Tour in Alberta

June 15, 2019
Multiple locations
Free admission

Showcasing the natural and artistic beauty of southern Alberta, all within a 45-minute drive from the city, visit these six artists and art organizations on the southern outskirts of Calgary. A self-driven tour and open studio event, admission to each venue is free with demonstrations, receptions, and more to check out.

Art for the Artist in You

June 15, 2019, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)
Free admission

This Neighbour Day, join Framed on Fifth to chat with over 25 artists, watch artwork come alive, and check out their skills. See finished artworks on display and available for sale alongside demonstrations of art making.

BUMP Launch Party

June 15, 2019, 1:00 – 6:00pm
Central Memorial Park (1221 2nd St. SW)
Free admission

The Beltline Urban Murals Project is set to reveal its muralists for 2019 with live music and DJs, outdoor activities, and more. The party is free and open to all ages, so come out, enjoy the sun, and get amped for this year’s BUMP Festival.

A Point on the Horizon Opening Reception

June 15, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville)
Free admission

Each with a unique perspective, this exhibition showcases the work of a series of emerging artists as they look around themselves and respond to their surroundings and personal histories. Explore the show at its opening reception.

Grounder’s Grand Adventure

June 15, 2019, 3:00pm
Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free admission

Set to the Serenade for violin, viola, and cello by Hungarian composer Ernő Dohnányi, Grounder’s Grand Adventure is the tale of a Richardson’s ground squirrel working to find his way in the world.

The Rondel Roberts Band

June 15, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Stephen Avenue (120 9th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Join Downtown Calgary this summer for some excellent music and live performances! Located on Stephen Avenue outside the TELUS Convention Centre, it all kicks off this week with The Rondel Roberts Band.

JazzYYC Jazzwalk with Art

June 16, 2019, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Along Music Mile (9th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Celebrate the JazzYYC Summer Festival with this free, family-friendly guided journey with Art Proctor. With multiple shows in multiple venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile, there’s a little something for everyone, from the jazz aficionado to the newest listener.

Music in the Park

June 16, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Baker Park
Free admission

Pack a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair, sit back, relax and enjoy live music in a beautiful outdoor park setting. It all kicks off this weekend with the high energy and hard driving Canadian music of Cabot’s Crossing. Music in the Park runs rain or shine, so come prepared!

Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies

June 17, 2019, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Celebrate the diversity and rich history of the Indigenous people of Canada. Open and free to all, the day includes performances by Jared Tailfeathers, Faith Russell, Pamela Smith, Mountain Men Band, and Walter Whitebear-MacDonald.

James Jordan

June 17, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Stephen Avenue (120 9th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Downtown Calgary continues to shine the spotlight on music and live performances at its Summer Stage. Located on Stephen Avenue outside the TELUS Convention Centre, this lunch-hour treat is sure to amaze.

Indefinite Arts Centre’s Open House + Block Party 2.0

June 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Indefinite Arts Centre (8038 Fairmount Dr. SE)
Free admission

Community members, supporters, friends of Indefinite Arts Centre are invited to celebrate and enjoy an interactive open house where you can browse through the studio and galleries, meet the artists, and participate in fun activities.

Bill’s Book Café

June 18, 2019
Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free admission, registration required

Join the CEO of the Calgary Public Library as he sits down with Calgary Arts Development’s President & CEO. Hear Patti Pon discuss W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind and her family’s personal connection to the book.

Sunnyside Open Stage Tuesdays

June 18, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00pm
containR Art Park (1020 2nd Ave. NW)
Free admission

Every Tuesday throughout the summer, head to #SOSTuesdays for the Sunnyside Open Stage, hosted each week by Eugene Saunders and guests! Swing by to support local talent or share something yourself.