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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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