An image of public realm at 5th Street Underpass in Calgary
Join Canadian artist Jill Anholt for a guided tour of the 5 St. SW Underpass | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary

Free This Week

Lots to do as summer comes into view

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

There’s a lot of free offerings to look forward to as we kick off the first official days of summer. Check out an Indigenous artisan market, participate in a public art talk and tour, or enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment by a global cast of performers.

Read more to learn about what’s on this week!

Divas Opera

June 22, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents Divas Opera. Soprano Kathleen Morrison and mezzo-soprano Barbara King join forces to bring their distinct flair, love, and artistry of opera to the public.

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

June 23, 2022, 7:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Contemporary Calgary in celebration of the opening of its summer exhibitions, Robert Houle: Red is Beautiful and Chris Curreri: That, There, It, with artists in attendance.

Artist Walk & Talk

June 23, 2022, 8:00 – 9:00pm
5th Street Underpass (10 Ave. and 5 St. SW)
Free to attend, registration recommended

Join Canadian artist Jill Anholt for a guided tour of the 5th St. SW Underpass featuring the artwork Below Before Between, which reminds users of the important relationship Calgary has to water, both past and present. Anholt discusses the process of integrating art into infrastructure, the inspiration, and her approach to creating art for the public realm.

Artisan Market

June 24 & 25, 2022, 10:00am – 8:00pm
Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)
Free to explore

Celebrate Indigenous culture while supporting local businesses at Southcentre Mall. This artisan market showcases nine unique Indigenous vendors in partnership with Authentically Indigenous. The two-day event begins with an opening ceremony including an opening prayer, blessing from Elder Dian EagleSpeaker, and a traditional dance performance.

Chiaroscuro Overall

Opens June 25, 2022
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Talented French photographer Lo Kee has always been seduced by the poésie du banal (poetry of the mundane) and identifies himself as a temps faible photographer (meaning an event does not have to be sensational to justify taking photographs).

GlobalFest Groves

June 26, 2022
Trico LivingWell Residence (7721 Macleod Tr. SW)
Free to attend

Enjoy a fun afternoon for the whole family featuring food trucks, games and activities, giveaways, and live performances by Hymmmelodies (Iran), Samba Brasil Heritage Dance Group (Brazil); LaSoulC (Turkey), Golden Sparkles Dance Group (Philippines), Aarti’s Dance Academy/Madeep Gittal (Pakistan), and Azeri All Stars (Azerbaijan).

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