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 Nov. 16, 2022 - Nov. 22, 2022 Free This Week Free arts events to fuel your week Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free You’ve had a relaxing long weekend, the weather is a touch more bearable and you’re raring to go explore some art. If that sounds like you, we’ve got you covered with a fresh new roundup of free arts events. MRU Conservatory Students November 16, 2022, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend ProArts Society presents students from the Academy and Advanced Performance Program at Mount Royal University Conservatory performing a program of music written by some of the greatest composers of our time. proartssociety.ca UCalgary Jazz Combos November 16, 2022, 7:30pm Boris Robaukine Recital Hall, University of Calgary (206 University Ct. NW) Free to attend The Chamber Music Program at the University of Calgary offers a rich and varied experience for qualified performers regardless of instrument. Several chamber ensembles are offshoots of this program, including jazz combos. events.ucalgary.ca Free Art Fridays November 18, 2022, 4 – 7pm YYC/LRT (Corner of 8th Ave. and 10th St. SW) Free to participate Free Art Fridays is a movement where you can get involved in making original artwork and then gifting it to the public. Join Bryan Faubert at the YYC/LRT in downtown Calgary to create art and learn about local art scenes! live-ucalgary.ucalgary.ca BUMP Cinematheque November 18, 2022, 7pm Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) Free to attend, RSVP required The Beltline Urban Murals Project is excited to launch BUMP Cinematheque, where they’ll premiere BUMP’s first documentary film, In This Moment, by FOREIGNERZ and showcase the work of nine local artists. yycbump.ca Calgary Justice Film Festival November 18 – 21, 2022 Various venues Free to watch, first come first served The Calgary Justice Film Festival influences positive behavioural change by sharing environmental and social justice films that inspire and engage neighbours to become global citizens. justicefilmfestival.ca Tree Lighting Ceremony November 18, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30pm Market Mall (3625 Shaganappi Tr. NW) Free to attend Calgary Girls Choir groups Viva and Brava have been invited to sing at Market Mall’s Tree Lighting Ceremony — arrive at 6pm to hear the choir perform Christmas carols and festive favourites. calgarygirlschoir.com Clay Moons November 19, 2022, 11am – 12pm Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to participate In conjunction with Gailan Ngan’s current exhibition, Esker Foundation presents a creative workshop for the whole family. Learn how to create an abstract clay sculpture that you’ll use to make a Moon Orbit of your own! eventbrite.ca Cut + Paste: Self-Exploration Through Collage November 19, 2022, 11am – 12pm Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to participate Using Esker Foundation’s collection of collage materials, youth age 12 to 18 create a work of art that brings together art, identity and social relationships — mixing the art forms of self-portraiture and collage. eventbrite.ca Handmade Here Curious Christmas Market November 19 & 20, 2022, 10am – 5pm Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free to explore Everyone is welcome at Handmade Here’s 17th annual Curious Christmas Market. Their Artist Collective is comprised of 25 artists from Calgary and area who are passionate about all things handmade. handmadehere.ca Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20, 2022, 12 – 5pm Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)) Free to attend, RSVP required Observe Transgender Day of Remembrance with guest speakers, a performance by Anacrusis Music & Skipping Stone’s Queer Youth Choir 6 Below, followed by workshops and opportunities to come together to hold vigil. contemporarycalgary.com Sparkle and Shine November 20, 2022, 1 – 3pm Freyia Dekor (4640 Manhattan Rd. SE) Free to attend, registration recommended Join Freyia Dekor for an afternoon of art, decor and sparkle. Meet local artist Sheila Schaetzle, speak with interior designer and owner of Freyia Dekor, Adene Lucas, and donate gently used pieces of jewelry. eventbrite.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.