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Start off your November with a dose of art by checking out an artist talk, exhibition opening or holiday market. The choice is yours — stop pondering and start planning!

Gideon Choi with guests

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

Check out Gideon Choi on piano with guests for a program that features some of his own compositions and arrangements, along with well-loved pieces from the Baroque, Classical, Impressionist and Jazz eras.

N@N – Courtnay Konshuh: Vikings and Coinages in the Medieval World

November 2, 2023, 12 – 1pm
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW)
Free to attend

Don’t miss this Nickle@Noon talk with Dr. Courtnay Konshuh who specializes in early medieval England, early medieval history, and teaches courses on the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.

The World is a Woman, The Woman is a Worker — Exhibition Opening

November 2, 2023, 6 – 8pm
cSPACE Marda Loop (4th floor, 1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Join the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation’s studio resident, Eve Johnson, for the opening of her exhibition The World is a Woman, The Woman is a Worker. This exhibition is the result of her residency in the CAAF studio.

FREE First Thursdays

November 2, 2023, 5 – 9pm
Contemporary Calgary  (701 11th St. SW)
Free to attend

On the First Thursday of every month, Contemporary Calgary is open late with free admission. Explore their galleries on your own or with a tour and enjoy thoughtfully crafted beverages by Sugar Water Bar and music by DJ Press Play.

Artist Talk

November 2, 2023, 4:30 – 6pm
St. Louis Hotel (438 8th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

Join CMLC for an exclusive conversation with the artist of the forthcoming BMO Centre expansion public art work. This acclaimed artist will share their experience creating large-scale public art works across the globe.

Christmas Craft Market

November 4, 2023, 10am – 4pm
Brentwood Community Upstairs Hall (1520B Northmount Dr. NW)
Free to explore

Join Brentwood Community Association for a Christmas craft market featuring decorations, gifts, door prizes and baked goods. Entry is free and donations for The Food Library will be accepted. Make sure to check it out!

Happy Fifth Birthday, Central Library!

November 4, 2023, 11 – 4pm
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to attend

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of Central Library! To celebrate, Calgary Public Library is putting on the ultimate birthday bash. Celebrate with a fun-filled day of family-friendly storytime, performances, music, games, crafts, treats and more!

Christmas Pottery Market

November 5, 2023, 10am – 4pm
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
Free to explore

Join the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild for its annual Christmas Pottery Market! Find that perfect holiday gift, and enjoy a beautiful showcase of unique handmade ceramics.

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