Happenings: Adult Late Night
Happenings returns to Arts Commons with this adult-only night | Image: Courtesy of Arts Commons

Free This Week

Enjoy the long weekend and check out these events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

If you’re staying in town this week you are in luck! There’s no shortage of events to check out and a whole swath of them are free. Hit up readings, parties, and so much more, here’s what we’re checking out around Calgary.

ProArts Presents Vocal Latitudes World Music Choir

May 15, 2019, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free admission

Under the direction of Frank Rackow, this mixed-voice community choir has been performing around Calgary for almost 15 years. The group sings everything from madrigals to Motown and dips into vocal music traditions from across the world. See them at this fantastic lunch hour concert that features Faye White on piano and Robin Tufts on percussion.

Jane’s Talk

May 15, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (616 Macleod Tr. SE)
Free admission, RSVP required

As a follow-up to Jane’s Walk Calgary, don’t miss this special book club event on The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. Read the book then come to an evening discussion on its relevance to our city today.

Happenings: Adult Late Night

May 17, 2019, 8:00pm – 12:00am
Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons (234 9th Ave. SE)
Free admission

This late-night art-party takes its cues from the surrealist and dadaist events of the 1940s and is tailored to adults with an appetite for the unusual. A combination of performance, music, and art-activations transform the Engineered Air Theatre into an all-night celebration for those 18 and up.

An Afternoon with Kathleen Wall, Veronica Geminder, and Paul Zits

May 18, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Free admission

Spend an afternoon with poet Kathleen Wall and photographer Veronica Geminder, the mother and daughter team behind Visible Cities, along with Paul Zits, the author of Exhibit.

Double Melancholy

May 21, 2019, 7:00 – 10:30pm
Pages On Kensington (1135 Kensington Rd. NW)
Free admission

Join Pages On Kensington for a reading featuring two queer Asian Canadian authors, Larissa Lai and C.E. Gatchalian. Hosted by Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre Artistic Director Mark Hopkins, the evening is also the Calgary launch of C.E. Gatchalian’s memoir Double Melancholy: The Making of a Brown Queer Man.