A photo from the exhibition "Gnoul"
Don't miss Gnoul: A Benefit Exhibition for the Family of Latjor Tuel | Photo: Courtesy of The Bows

Free This Week

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

This upcoming week might be a rainy one, but what the weather forecast won’t tell you is that it’s also packed with free things to see and do! With visual arts events, live literary and music performances, plus a brand-new film festival, there’s a lot worth heading out or staying home for!

Andrea Neumann & Penny Sandborn

June 15, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Andrea Neumann and Penny Sanborn present classical, tango, and cinematic music that showcases their instruments in traditional and non-traditional roles. The program features composers from Bach to Morricone to Piazzolla.

Film Worlds

June 15, 2022, 7:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Elephant Artist Relief Society’s next Umbrella Talk features a discussion among four artists who wear many hats. Join them for insights on their creation process, skill development, and career paths as they take a deep dive into Calgary’s Film Worlds!

Jody Rosen

June 16, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Stream online
Free to watch

Wordfest’s Imagine on Air presents Jody Rosen and his new book, Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle, for an hour-long conversation hosted by writer and fellow bike enthusiast Tom Babin.

Imagine Porcelain as your Canvas

June 17, 2022, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Go Getters Main Hall (1940 6th Ave. NW)
Free to attend

Join Alberta Porcelain Artists, Calgary (APAC) for their art show where you can learn about the fired arts. Visit with artists, teachers, students and others who have fallen in love with this art form. Everyone is welcome!


June 17, 2022, 7:00pm
The Next Page (1217A 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, RSVP recommended

Join Freehand Books for live literary and musical entertainment featuring Georgina Beaty, who delivers sharp, often funny stories from her short story collection The Party is Here. Interspersed are songs played and sung by Kris Demeanor.

Finding Solace in the Minutiae Reception

June 17, 2022, 5:00 – 9:00pm
nvrlnd (1048 21st Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Chantel Traub and Renee Wehring present Finding Solace in the Minutiae. This work reflects how perspectives have changed in recent experience with more time in one’s own literal and figurative backyard.

Gnoul Opening Reception

June 17, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00pm
The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Gnoul, a benefit exhibition for the Family of Latjor Tuel, is a collaboration between photographer Michèle Bygodt, model Nyalinglat Latjor, and makeup artist Iki Lee. The title of the photographic series comes from the word for body in the Fang language of Gabon.

Art Show & Sale

June 17, 2022, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Chestemere Recreation Centre (201 West Chestermere Dr.)
Free to explore

Chestermere Fine Art Guild’s annual art show and sale features original art by local artists and creators. This event is a great opportunity to get out of town and buy yourself or someone you love a great piece of art.

Art for the Artist in You

June 18, 2022, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)
Free to attend

Meet your neighbours at Framed on Fifth’s annual Sidewalk & Backyard Festival. Chat with over 30 artists, and watch artwork come alive with demonstrations from artists who work in oil, acrylic, watercolour, felting, sculpture, and more.

Refugees Welcome Here Film Festival

June 18, 2022, 1:00 – 7:00pm
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to attend

Calgary Local Immigration Partnerships and Calgary Justice Film Festival team up to host a Film Festival that raises awareness of the global refugee crisis and encourages Calgarians to support refugees by creating welcoming communities.


June 18, 2022, 8:00pm
Union Cemetery (Erlton St. & 32 Ave. SW)
Free to attend, RSVP required

Artio choir presents an engaging and interactive choral theatre performance as part of the Celebrating Life Vigil. Divides brings performers and audience members together to reflect on the struggles that have divided us over the past two years.

Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or fill out this form.