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 Catch a screening of Ignas Jonynas' Invisible | Photo: Courtesy of Calgary European Film Festival March 1, 2023 - March 7, 2023 Free This Week March opens with a fresh slate of free events Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free From live demos to exhibition tours to talks from acclaimed speakers, this week’s roundup of free arts happenings has got it all. You can’t go wrong with any of these events to start off your March! Be Their Voices March 1, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend This ProArts@Noon concert features composer and conductor Bijan Maysami joined by Greg Goldenberg, Omid Ebadi and Anastassiia Alexander for a show that includes traditional Persian instruments. proartssociety.ca Beyond Diversity: Practical Approaches to Systemic Change and Transformation March 1, 2023, 7:30 – 8:30pm Online or in-person at Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (2500 University Dr. NW) Free to attend The UCalgary Department of English’s 2023 Paget/Hoy Speakers Series presents Jael Richardson, author of The Stone Thrower and the founder of the Festival of Literary Diversity in Brampton, Ontario. events.ucalgary.ca Nicke at Noon — Claudia Chagoya: Making Space for Grief March 2, 2023, 12noon Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (2500 University Dr. NW) Free to attend This artist talk focuses on gender violence and the disruption of grieving processes in relation to violent deaths. Claudia Chagoya’s artwork invites the community to mourn together and enable social engagement. nickle.ucalgary.ca Exhibition Opening — X Free First Thursdays March 2, 2023, 5 – 10pm Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) Free to attend, registration required Join Contemporary Calgary in celebration of the Charles Stankievech: The Desert Turned to Glass exhibition opening while you explore their galleries, connect with Antyx Community Arts Hip-Hop Club and more! contemporarycalgary.com Art for Ukraine March 3, 2023, 5pm Jamieson Place (2nd floor, 308 4th Ave. SW) Free to attend, tickets required Local artist Carol Cowan has generously donated 50 pieces of her art to go up for silent and live auction with 100 per cent of proceeds going to Ukrainian Canadian Congress — Alberta Provincial Council. eventbrite.ca Residue — Reception and Artist Talk March 3, 2023, 7 – 9pm Alberta Printmakers Main Gallery (4025 4th St. SE) Free to attend Join Alberta Printmakers for an artist talk and closing reception for Residue, a collaborative installation by Andrew Testa and Guillermo Trejo who are are interested in the in-between spaces of printmaking. albertaprintmakers.com Robyn Maynard March 3, 2023, 7pm Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free to attend, registration required In this exclusive talk, Robyn Maynard, University of Toronto Assistant Professor and author of the CBC Best Book of 2022, Rehearsals for Living, discusses the intersections of writing, activism and social justice. events.ucalgary.ca Live Print Demo with Guillermo Trejo March 4, 2023, 12 – 2pm Alberta Printmakers Main Gallery (4025 4th St. SE) Free to attend, registration required Join Alberta Printmakers in studio where exhibiting artist Guillermo Trejo demonstrates and discusses his approach to monoprinting, which mixes the printmaking with drawing and incorporates alternative materials. form.jotform.com Invisible March 6, 2023, 6:30pm Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free to attend, registration required Ageing dancer Jonas pretends to be blind to become a TV star, but before the lie is exposed, he has to face his past crimes. Check out this screening of Invisble from Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas. eventbrite.ca TOUR – Kaia MacLeod: Indigenous Art in the TFDL March 6, 2023, 11am Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free to attend, registration required Join librarian Kaia MacLeod for an intimate tour of the recently acquired collection of art by Treaty 7 artists installed on each floor of UCalgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library. nickle.ucalgary.ca Creating Stillness Book Launch & Art Show March 7, 2023, 6:30pm Nvrlnd Boutique (1048 21st Ave. SE) Free to attend Join local author Rachel Rose in celebrating the launch of her book Creating Stillness. The evening features a reading by the author and local art by a talented group of artists whose work showcases creativity and wellness. workshopmuse.com Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.