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Free events you don't want to miss!

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Another week of June brings a delightful serving of free events you must check out. From live music to exhibitions to workshops, there’s no shortage of things to do so be sure to get out there!

Hello Moth

June 7, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Hello Moth is joined by Darren Young on guitar for a special duo performance composed of freshly sprouted songs, reimagined selections from Moth’s catalogue, and a time capsule from the Renaissance.

Farmers & Makers Markets: Beltline & Sunalta

June 7 & 10, 2023
Central Memorial Park & Sunalta Community Association
Free to explore

Check out the Farmers & Makers Market at two locations this summer — on Wednesdays at Central Memorial Park and on Saturdays in the inner-city neighbourhood of Sunalta. Each week, you’ll find dozens of local farms and producers, ready-to-eat food, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program.

Mixed Media Mixer 1: Collage Papers

June 8, 2023, 1 – 4pm
Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE)
Free to participate

Join one of Sparrow Artspace’s June artists-in-residence, Ana Zanella, for Mixed Media Mixer. Drop by to learn and share techniques and materials that can be used to create mixed media paintings. Bring your own materials to use and share!

Take a Deep Breath — Exhibition Tour

June 8, 2023, 6 – 7pm
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Esker Foundation Director/Curator Naomi Potter for a tour of Mel O’Callaghan’s Pulse of the Planet, a major solo exhibition by Paris/Sydney-based artist Mel O’Callaghan that synthesizes several years of collaborations and ways of knowing.

Fuel / Nat Cann — Opening Reception & Artist Talk

June 10, 2023, 12 – 2pm
Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

In summer 2022, Nat Cann participated in a residency with Calgary Allied Arts Foundation to find what fuels Calgary. The resulting exhibition is an inspection of glass pillars built atop localized establishments and the people, things and actors who dwell between such venues.

Les Jardin — Summer Soiree Event

June 10, 2023, 12 – 4pm
Les Jardins Townhomes, Condos & Gardens (10808 18th St. SE)
Free to attend

Jayman BUILT invites Calgarians to a summer soirée event. Enjoy speciality beverages, carnival-themed snacks, gourmet treats and live music. You can also tour Les Jardins’ new condos, stroll through the new garden or take part in a gardening workshop.

Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home — Curator’s Tour

June 13, 2023, 1pm
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW)
Free to attend, registration required

Annie Murray, Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian will offer an intimate tour of Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home, an exhibition featuring selections from Libraries and Cultural Resources’ newly acquired Louis Riel Collection.

Craft Night

June 13, 2023, 7 – 9pm
Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE)
Free to participate

Sparrow Artspace is excited to have Jamie from The General Bean host an in-person fibre/textile drop-in craft night. This is a social event so bring along a project to work on and meet and chat with other fibre friends.

Summer Songs on Stephen Ave

Stephen Ave (8th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Support live local music on Stephen Ave this summer, supported by the Calgary Downtown Association. Check out the Stagehand website for the full schedule as well as other free concerts around the city!

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