An image of Mark Limacher
Take in a live performance by Mark Limacher | Photo: Courtesy of Asylum for Art

Free This Week

This month continues to amaze with lots to do

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

March marches on with new free offerings for you to experience. Check out a live music performance, explore a gallery you haven’t before, or attend a workshop reading of a new local theatre piece. Regardless of what you choose, we’ll see you out there!

It’s not the end of the world

Until March 12, 2022
Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Laurel Johannesson’s practice is devoted to documenting and altering landscapes that exist beyond the scope of reality. It’s not the end of the world features work produced over the past five years, with a focus on ongoing photographic images, lightboxes, and new moving image works.

Han Ding

March 9, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

ProArts@Noon concert series presents Han Ding, a classical pianist, composer, arranger, harpsichordist, multimedia visual artist, and teacher. He has performed as a soloist and ensembles, written a wide range of new works and arrangements, and taught for nearly two decades.


March 10 – 17, 2022
Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)
Free to explore

Canstruction Calgary brings together teams of engineers, designers, architects, and builders to create extraordinary structures out of non-perishable food items. The designs are then judged, exhibited to the public, and deconstructed, with food going to the Calgary Food Bank.

Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work

March 11 & 12, 2022
Lunchbox Theatre (131 9th Ave. SW)
Free to participate, registration required

Lunchbox Theatre continues its dedication to creating, developing, and producing new Canadian one-act plays. Attend the free workshop readings and help shape the new plays that will grace the Lunchbox stage in years to come. This week, take in readings of These Moments of Shine, Love Struck, and Kisapmata.

Next Up Artist Reception & Talks

March 12, 2022, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Over the next couple of months, Christine Klassen Gallery will host a mini-preview/retrospective show for Calgary-based Chris Kuzmanovich and introduce a new sculptor, local artist Joanne MacDonald to the gallery.

Mark Limacher with Jiajia Li

March 12, 2022, 6:30pm
Asylum for Art (2505 14th St. SW)
Free to attend

Mark Limacher composes extensively for piano, solo instruments, and chamber ensembles. He’s drawn to small gestures, soft dynamics, and delicately constructed aural textures. Flutist Jiajia Li joins him for this live performance.

Coming Up Next

Opens March 12, 2022
Alberta Craft Gallery & Shop, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

A national exhibition of emerging fine craft artists from BC to Nova Scotia who have submitted their work, the resulting show is rich in various methods and materials that explore contemporary issues and personal heritage.

Celebrating Life Launch

March 15, 2022, 6:00 – 7:45pm
Stream online
Free to attend, registration required

Celebrating Life aspires to be an iconic event where the citizens of Calgary can have the opportunity to mourn together, honouring those who are not physically with us anymore, celebrating our own lives, and reflecting on the immense possibilities moving forward.

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