A graphic for Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics
Join Kirk Miles and Cennth Sinclair for Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics | Image: Courtesy of Shelf Life Books

Free This Week

Expand your horizons with these upcoming events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

It’s the last full week of winter and it feels like spring weather is just around the corner—so inject some fun into your week and check out these awesome free events. We’re looking forward to exploring gallery openings, lunch hour concerts, poetry readings, and so much more!

IMPORTANT: With the spread of COVID-19, Calgary’s arts community is moving ahead with a number of event postponements and cancellations. While we are working diligently to keep our events calendar updated, please check with the event organizers for the most recent information. Thank you for your continued patience.

Red Hot Art Show

Until March 14, 2020
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free admission

The red-hot work included in this show spans the artistic media spectrum to include oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, collage, mixed media, and much more. With subject matter is as diverse as the media—florals, landscapes, still life, and abstracts—join the Calgary Sketch Club for its next exhibition. You can even meet the artists from 5:00 to 8:00pm on March 12 at the celebratory reception.

ProArts Presents Soundboard Music Tour

March 11, 2020, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free admission

Showcasing University of Calgary piano students in recitals around Calgary and Alberta, students are given the opportunity to gain valuable and rare touring experience by performing at several venues in a short period of time. See them live at this free lunch hour concert from ProArts.

Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics

March 11, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Free admission

Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics sees Kirk Miles and Cennth Sinclair fuse poetry, blues guitar, and penny whistle. This event is presented by Shelf Life Books and is free to attend. Trust us—you won’t want to miss it!


March 12, 2020, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Calgary is a vibrant community of learning. Lisa McGrath is a contemporary ceramic artist while Ryder Richards is a fiber-based artist who uses embroidery and felting. Both instructors at the Wildflower Arts Centre, see their work highlighted during this SPOTLIGHT reception.

Open Studio

March 12, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Join Mabel Tan to see the ceramic sculptures she has been working on throughout her residency at the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation studio. She has been transforming the studio into an active and interactive playground space and invites you to come play!

March flywheel

March 12, 2020, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Pages on Kensington (1135 Kensington Rd. NW)
Free admission

The centre of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual community, Al-Mutanabbi Street was bombed in 2007. An anthology was published in 2012 and includes a poem by Richard Harrison. Joined by other Calgary writers for filling Station’s next flywheel event, don’t miss this special reading.

Latin American Woman and Art

March 14, 2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free admission, registration required

This artsy breakfast is intended to immerse guests in the world of Hispanic art. Enjoy a good cup of coffee or hot chocolate and have a conversation while experiencing some artistic expressions.

Reboot Outpost Opening Reception

March 14, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Edge Gallery (1416 9th Ave. SE)
Free admission

Take in this exhibition of the latest work from Denman Island-based artist Scot Bullick! His quirky sculptural assemblages elevate and re-purpose mundane objects into creations of splendor that dazzle and confuse.

Critical Propaganda

March 14, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Untitled Art Society Studios (343 11th Ave. SW)
Free admission, registration required

Critical Propaganda is a two-hour workshop on media literacy and arts journalism which centers a board game from 1966 called Propaganda Game. It employs the gameboard and rules of the Propaganda Game as a pathway toward a conversation about contemporary art criticism. Register at programming@uascalgary.org.

Bring a Friend & Sing

March 16, 2020
Lutheran Church of the Cross (10620 Elbow Dr. SW)
Free admission, registration required

Cantaré Children’s Choir is an award-winning choir dedicated to providing a choral music experience through excellence in performance, outstanding music education, and touring. This evening offers kids a chance to experience being in a children’s community choir.

Riverview Artists March Show & Sale

March 16 – 20, 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Atco Park (5302 Forand St. SW)
Free admission

Check out this exhibit of the 12 artists of the Riverview Artists Group as they feature their latest original paintings. Finding inspiration in a wide range of subjects, they express their ideas in a variety of styles and techniques.