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 form(ed) by Carissa Baktay | Photo: courtesy of Alberta Craft Council May 3, 2023 Free This Week Free arts to start off your May Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free The first week of May not only brings good weather but a chance to check out Calgary’s arts scene with live music and visual arts, plus plenty of art sales to get your Mother’s Day shopping on! MRU Conservatory Students May 3, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend The Proarts@Noon Concert Series present students from the academy and advanced performance program at Mount Royal University Conservatory. The program includes the passionate and melancholic Brahms horn trio as well as solo performances. proartssociety.ca Cinco de Mayo Showcase May 3, 2023, 5 – 9pm cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to attend Mark your calendars for the cSPACE’s Cinco de Mayo showcase event! This one is gonna be a real margarita-shaker with themed cocktails at the cash bar, some of the best in local live music, and games and activities for the whole family. facebook.com Spring Smalls Exhibition — Opening Reception May 4, 2023, 5 – 8pm 500 Collective (Suite #500, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free to explore Join 500 Collective as they features 20 artists exhibiting their work, with over 60 paintings and prints for sale. Whether you’re an art lover looking to add a piece to your collection, or are simply hoping to browse, swing by and say hello! eventbrite.com An Evening with Animators Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis May 4, 2023, 7pm The Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW) Free to attend The UCalgary Department of Film and Media Studies, along with Calgary Cinematheque, invites you to hear from Oscar-nominated and Palme-d’Or-winning filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis about the creative process behind their longtime collaboration and latest film, The Flying Sailor. events.ucalgary.ca Art Show and Sale May 6, 2023, 10am – 7pm Chestermere Recreation Centre (201 West Chestermere Dr.) Free to explore The Chestermere Fine Art Guild presents its spring Art Show & Sale with featured artist Lorraine Everett and many other local artists. Browse original prints, paintings, drawings and much more just in time for Mother’s Day. facebook.com Artisan Show and Sale May 6, 2023, 10am – 4pm Shaganappi Community Association (2516 14th Ave. SW) Free to explore Looking for special handmade items? Shop for Mother’s Day at this sale hosted by four local vendors: Szabo Glass Creations, Wilder Soap Company, Suzanne Harcsa Middleton and T Topi! facebook.com Form(ed) reception May 6, 2023, 2 – 4pm Alberta Craft Gallery & Shop, cSPACE King Edward (280, 1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to attend Carissa Baktay’s Form(ed) presents a series of O.O.U.U.’s (Objects Of Unidentified Uses) exploring memory, body and femininity. Attend the opening reception and learn how these mixed material sculptures come to life through intuitive process and intimate performative acts. albertacraft.ab.ca 15th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Dance Party May 6, 2023 Dickens Pub (1000 9th Ave. SW) No cover Dickens is marking 15 years of live music, dance parties, drag shows, burlesque showcases, trivia nights, poetry slams, board game days and silly movie screenings. Celebrate with them at one big dance party! dickensyyc.com Who Made You The Judge? May 6 & 7, 2023, 12 – 5pm Nvrlnd Boutique (1048 21st Ave. SE) Free to explore Who Made You The Judge is a social justice exhibition focusing on people facing judgement and inequity within society. The Calgary-based artist XOX Unknown presents a diverse array of portraits painted on collages of descriptive words unique to each person’s characteristics accompanied by their stories. xoxunknownart.com Spring Pottery Sale May 7, 2023, 10am – 4pm Acadia Recreation Complex (240 90th Ave. SE) Free to explore Fairview Studios is excited present its spring pottery sale featuring over 55 artists selling their pieces. This is a great opportunity to pick up the perfect gifts for Mother’s or Father’s Day. fairviewstudios.com Dave’s Big Art Show May 7, 2023, 10am – 5pm cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to explore Head over to the cSPACE Projects for the return of Dave’s Big Art Show with more than a dozen local artists showcasing and selling their art. Search for that unique handmade gift or piece of art that you’ve been looking for! davesoilpainting.com Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.