An image of Trio Vertice
Catch a free noon-hour concert by Trio Vertice | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society

Free This Week

April showers us with new offerings

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

A new month brings new free arts offerings! Whether you’re looking for visual arts, live music, or literary events, there’s something for you to enjoy.

So don’t be left a fool this April—grab your calendar and start planning your next outing!

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.

Trio Vertice

March 30, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts Society presents Trio Vertice consisting of violinist Anna Stube, cellist Luka Coetzee, and pianist Jan Gzellais. This versatile ensemble brings a contemporary approach to chamber music, drawing on their international roots to revitalize the classic trio repertoire with a fresh perspective.

Curatorial Tour with Elizabeth Diggon

March 30, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

Join curator Elizabeth Diggon for a tour of Esker Foundation’s current exhibitions, Farah Al Qasimi: Letters for Occasions, Michelle Bui: Naked Excess, and Veronika Pausova: Fast Moving Sun. Capacity is limited!

Colm Tóibín & Adrienne Clarkson

March 31, 2022, 7:00 – 8:10pm
Stream online
Free to watch, registration required

Listen in as literary friends Colm Tóibín and the Rt. Honourable Adrienne Clarkson discuss the primal business of sound and the unease of dark, secret, shadowy places, recite Yeats, explore their shared passions, and more in this soul-nourishing hour presented by PEN Canada and Wordfest.

Zones / Indicators Opening Reception

April 1, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Alberta Printmakers Main Gallery (4025 4th St. SE)
Free to attend

Alberta Printmakers is pleased to present Zones / Indicators, a contemporary printmaking exhibition by Elizabeth Claire Rose. Rose creates work that connects geographically disconnected landscapes focusing on their shared ecologies: how each site is connected through climatic shifts, soil qualities, and habitat range.

Works within a Continuum Opening Reception

April 2, 2022, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Phil Darrah and Robin Smith-Peck come together in this two-person exhibition that serves as a snapshot of the growth of these two artists in their long-standing careers. Evolution and experimentation are the core of each artist’s development, as illustrated in their works.

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