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Golden explores ageism in Canadian society | Photo: Courtesy of THIRD ACTion Film Festival

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  • Location Various Venues 
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Whether you’re a music lover, literary enthusiast or art aficionado, Calgary has something for everyone. Browse our list of free arts events and experience the best of the city’s creative offerings!

Nikolai Nesterov

March 8, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon Concert Series presents Nikolai Nesterov. Born into a family of musicians, pianist Nikolai Nesterov is in the third year of his bachelor of music degree in performance at UCalgary.

Golden: Ageism Awareness

March 9, 2023, 12– 1:30pm
Online or in-person at various venues
Free to watch, registration required

Join Third ACTion Film Festival online and in person for a screening of Golden, a documentary about ageism in Canadian society and the activists working to bring it to an end.

The Power of Women

March 9, 2023, 6pm
Casa Mexico at cSPACE (4th floor, 1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to attend, RSVP required

Join Casa Mexico to celebrate the power of women with a conversation with keynote speaker Paula Calderon, President and CEO of Calgary Immigrant Women Association, followed by a performance by Mera Reyes accompanied by Max Applet.

AUArts Gallery Crawl

March 10, 2023, 5:30 – 10pm
Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free to attend

AUArts Gallery Crawl is a chance for students to showcase their work to the internal AUArts community and the Calgary community at large. Head over to check out their work!

Centennial Open House

March 11, 2023, 10am – 2pm
HMCS Tecumseh (1820 24 St. SW)
Free to attend, tickets required

Celebrate 100 years of the Naval Reserve in Calgary! Enjoy fun activities including guided tours, meeting with local sailors, learning about Navy trades and live music from HMCS Tecumseh Band

How I Write

March 14, 2023, 7pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Free to attend

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Freehand Books presents a free discussion on craft and readings from Freehand authors Mikka Jacobsen, Charlotte Bellows and Doreen Vanderstoop hosted by Naomi Lewis.


March 14, 2023, 3 – 6:30pm
cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub (381 2nd Ave. SW)
Free to attend, tickets required

Photographer Sean Dennie takes you behind the mask through imaginative and revealing artist portraits captured during the 20-year history of the Festival of Animated Objects from 2002-2019.


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