Free This Week
Make June 18, 2016 the day you get to know your neighbours | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary

Free This Week

If you're looking for something to do, check out these great free events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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On a tight budget or just looking for something awesome to do? There’s always a plethora of free events taking place in Calgary. Just have a look at what’s on offer this week:

Stephen Avenue Walk #IAMDOWNTOWN Summer Stage

June 14 – 18, 2016, 12:00pm
Stephen Avenue Summer Stage (Centre Street & 8th Ave. SE)

Near Stephen Avenue? Swing by Downtown Calgary’s Summer Stage each day this week for a free noon-hour performance. This week it’s all about the jazz with JazzYYC’s Summer Festival taking place. Performers include Joanna Borromeo, Johnny Summers Quartet, Sheldon Zandboer Trio, the Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble Quartet and Winne Leung.

ProArts Presents Invertigo Trio

June 15, 2016, 12:10pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)

Co-presented with JazzYYC Summer Festival, The Invertigo Trio returns to the ProArts @ Noon. Inspired by the great jazz saxophone trios of Sonny Rollins, Branford Marsalis and others, local stalwarts Jim Brenan on tenor saxophone, bassist Rubim DeToledo and drummer Jon McCaslin join forces to present a program of dynamic original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz standards drawn from the jazz tradition.

Street Piano Duets

June 16, 2016, 12:00pm
Wee Little Piano Book Exchange at Fifth Avenue Place (420 2nd St. SW)

The street pianos are back this summer with free noon hour performances! This year, Downtown Calgary features three different series of performances with June bringing a variety of duets. This week see Ellen Doty and Derek Stoll perform a vocal and piano duet.

Neighbour Day Block Party in Elgin, McKenzie Towne

June 18, 2016, 1:00 – 6:00pm
Elgin, McKenzie Towne (226 – 234 Elgin Rise SE)

In 2015 a group of neighbours game together to throw a block party to celebrate neighbour day. Back and bigger than ever, 2016’s party includes music by Freedog, a dunk tank and visits from Councillor Shane Keating and Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Want to know more about Neighbour Day 2016. Head here and be on the lookout for free block parties throughout Calgary on Saturday, June 18.

Downtown Selfie Scavenger Hunt

June 18 & 19, 2016, 12:00 – 5:00pm
The CORE Shopping Centre (324 8th Ave. SW)

Bring down the whole family this Father’s Day weekend for a free fun-filled Selfie Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Calgary. Teams receive clues to lead them all over the CORE Shopping Centre and downtown. Registration is now open!