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Start off your April with Qing Ming Festival (Spring Fest) Photo: Courtesy of Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

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Rush out the door for these free events

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Foray into a week full of artistic happenings with our latest roundup of free events from across Calgary, featuring film screenings, workshops, arts sales and more!

One Voice Chorus

March 29, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

One Voice Chorus is a mixed choir for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer singers and cisgender allies who comprise an auditioned choir with a wide-ranging repertoire: from classical to jazz, from madrigals to show tunes, and more!

The Right Body

March 29, 2023, 4 – 6pm
Calgary Public Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

The Right Body is an interactive workshop that gives participants a safe space to talk about their feelings about their bodies and provide them with tools and resources to develop a positive body image. Art supplies will be provided as part of the workshop.

Workshop with Gendai and Alcove Centre

March 29, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

Gendai G.E.D. (Guerrilla Equity Development) and Esker Foundation invite youth to join them for a drop-in collaborative art-making session and conversation about arts and community with guest local arts non-profit Alcove Centre for the Arts.

Marigold Santos in conversation with Haema Sivanesan

March 29, 2023, 7pm
Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Contemporary Calgary on a journey through Calgary-based artist Marigold Santos’ work as she talks to curator Haema Sivanesan about the intent, the stories and the processes behind her work.

N@N – Alice Lam – Building a Sculpture Park: The Three R’s

March 30, 2023, 12noon
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Nickle Galleries for a noon-hour talk with Alice Lam about the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre. Learn about the Three R’s that underpin the philosophy of the sculpture park and its desire to become the largest outdoor sculpture park in Western Canada.

Resilience Art Project

March 31, 2023, 7 – 10:30pm
Telus Convention Centre (136 8th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, RSVP required

Join The Hispanic Arts Society for the unveiling of the Resilience Art Project. Chat with participating artists and enjoy a resilience-themed storytelling session, powwow dance by Indigenous artist Tony Tootoosis, and live music by The BrazilNutz Band.

Spring Fine Art Show & Sale

April 1, 2023, 10am – 4pm
Dalhousie Community Centre (5432 Dalhart Rd. NW)
Free to explore

The Calgary Sketch Club is hosting its annual Spring Show and Sale featuring original artworks from over 25 local artists! Both admission and parking are free and there will also be a door prize for an original piece of art.

Sahar Hakimi: Dream

April 1, 2023, 12 – 1:30pm
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to explore

Sahar Hakimi is a visual artist from Tehran, Iran, currently living in Calgary whose artworks are inspired by the femininity of women through an emotional combination of realism and surrealism. Join ICAI for this exhibition opening and meet & greet with the artist.

Spring Fest (Qing Ming Festival)

April 1 & 2, 2023, 11am – 6pm
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1st St. SW)
Free to attend

Celebrate this traditional Chinese holiday to honour and remember our ancestors — an exciting and informative day full of cultural activities and experiences from workshops, exhibits and performances showcasing Chinese culture.

Gods of Molenbeek

April 3, 2023, 6:30pm
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Register for free tickets

Part of the EU in Calgary film series, Gods of Molenbeek tells the story of six-year-old Aatos and his friends as they search for the essence of life in a world that is increasingly under threat in the Molenbeek district of Brussels.

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