Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Free Join Canadian artist Jill Anholt for a guided tour of the 5 St. SW Underpass | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary June 22, 2022 - June 28, 2022 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. proartssociety.ca 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. contemporarycalgary.com 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. eventbrite.com 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. southcentremall.com 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). afcalgary.ca 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). globalfest.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.