Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Free Check out the opening of Nura Ali's exhibition Black Wholes | Photo: Courtesy of Stride Gallery May 18, 2022 - May 24, 2022 Free This Week May warms up with new arts experiences Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free As we’re graced with May’s warm embrace, take advantage by checking out arts events around town. This week, National accessArts Centre takes over various venues, TRAction launches their #climateartweb network, and the Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas kicks off. That’s not all — check out the full list of free offerings and mark your calendars! The TAKEOVER Until May 20, 2022, 11:00am – 6:00pm The Pioneer (117 8th Ave. SW) Free to explore Join National accessArts Centre for their TAKEOVER and experience five different exhibitions in one venue. Discover artworks created by Pixel Kim, Roby King, David Oppong, new works from the Window Project, and works curated by artist Michelle Bennie. accessarts.ca Movie Poster Exhibition Until May 23, 2022, 8:00am – 8:00pm cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to explore This exhibition features artwork from original movies as imagined by National accessArts Centre’s artists. Make sure to check out this exhibition while it’s up at cSPACE as part of NaAc’s TAKEOVER. accessarts.ca Artist of the Month Exhibit May 19, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00pm ATB Branch for Arts + Culture (102 8th Ave. SW) Free to attend, registration required Join National accessArts Centre for their TAKEOVER and experience five different exhibitions in one venue. Discover artworks created by Pixel Kim, Roby King, David Oppong, new works from the Window Project, and works curated by artist Michelle Bennie. eventbrite.ca Alexander Nagel May 19, 2022, 7:30pm Online and in-person at Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) Free to attend, RSVP required Presented in Partnership with the University of Calgary Nickle Galleries, Alexander Nagel gives a lecture based on research for an upcoming book with Dr. Elizabeth Horodowich titled Amerasia: Reflections of an Emergent World 1492-1700. RSVP to attend or tune in! contemporarycalgary.com Black Wholes Opening Night May 20, 2022, 7:00 – 10:00pm Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free to attend Stride Gallery presents Nura Ali’s Black Wholes. Her new body of work thinks about the invisible systems that heighten our attention and focus. She considers how she can use language to pull those systems out of the shadows and expose them to the full light of day. stride.ab.ca Clothesline Online Art Sale May 21, 2022 Online Free to explore Leighton Art Centre brings an online version of this annual beloved event right to your couch or kitchen table for the third year in a row! Shop unframed artworks created by some of their talented artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles. shop.leightoncentre.org Climate Art Web May 23, 2022, 10:00am – 1:30pm Stream Online Free to attend, registration required Join TRAction for the launch of #climateartweb, a network that brings together artists living in northern Turtle Island (Canada). They plan to showcase some of the artists doing climate-related artwork, including Hitoko Okada, an interdisciplinary fibre artist, curator, facilitator, and storyteller. caw-wac.com Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas Begins May 23, 2022 Stream Online Free to attend, tickets required Get ready to join W.P. Puppet Theatre as they host their biennial Puppet Power Festival of Ideas. The festival features local and international master puppeteers presenting inspiring talks, practical how-to workshops, and puppetry-based performances. Stream select performances for free! wppuppet.com Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.