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Check out Brittany Nickerson's photographic exhibition | Photo: Katy Whitt, courtesy of The Bows

Free This Week

There is lots to take in as March winds down

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

With warmer weather and the arts sector opening back up, there’s more and more to do. Watch the Oscars with Calgary International Film Festival or take in some fabulous visual art around town—all that and more in this week’s free offerings!

Frame of Mind

Until March 24, 2022
AT Art & Interiors (325 10th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Wigalo Holding Ltd and AT Art & Interiors present artist Joel Patry’s most celebrated work for the first time in Calgary. The exhibition reviews how Patry’s work interprets the relationship between natural and urban environments with all pieces available to purchase.

Writing With My Hands

Until March 26, 2022
The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)
Free to explore

Writing with My Hands is a residency with emerging artist and writer Levin Ifko. Ifko is interested in writing in a way that uses objects by recreating them and replacing or altering the text on labels or signs.

Grow. Nurture. Thrive

Until March 31, 2022
Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)
Free to explore

Located on the lower level near Sporting Life, this International Women’s Day installation features three backdrops to encourage you to participate in the conversation. Each backdrop represents a key pillar of Women In Need Society’s programs so take your time and have a gander.

Andréa Petrity & Frank Rackow

March 23, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1 St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents Pianist Andréa Petrity and saxophonist/clarinet player Frank Rackow who take us on a musical journey filled with beautiful melodies, adventurous harmonies, and exotic rhythms, always with an emphasis on playful improvisation.


Opens March 25, 2022
TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

In this immersive installation of visuals and soundscapes, Jae Sterling reflects on the drastic shifts in our current reality, inviting us to enter the threshold to an oasis of art, water, and light and emerge on the other end—refreshed and renewed.

an echo, a shadow — Closing Reception

March 25, 2022, 6:00 – 10:00pm
The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

In this exhibition, Brittany Nickerson explores her family’s photographic archive after her grandmother’s passing and, in doing so, turns her grief work into a kind of care work. She searches for and depicts the archive’s hidden subjects and its unspoken subjectivities

That Big Award Show Viewing Party

March 27, 2022
The Palomino (109 7th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Take in Hollywood’s biggest night with the Calgary International Film Festival! Join them for a live viewing party and an array of fun award show-themed games with prizes valued at up to $4,000!

Martha Wainwright

March 28, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Stream online
Free to attend, registration required

Wordfest and Indigo are thrilled to present singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright and her heartfelt, revelatory memoir, Stories I Might Regret Telling You. The hour-long live-streamed conversation is hosted by Wordfest’s own Shelley Youngblut. Register to take part in this virtual event.

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