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 This free workshop for kids features an exhibition tour and pattern exploration | Photo: courtesy of Contemporary Calgary Nov. 22, 2023 Free This Week Free art for you and the kiddos too! Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free The coming week has lots of free arts on offer from artist talks to workshops to holiday markets. There’s something for you and the whole family in this week’s roundup! Tour – Numismatic Collection Vault Tours November 22, 2023, 12noon Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW) Free to attend Curator of Numismatics, Marina Fischer offers a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Nickle Galleries’ numismatic vault. Learn about how ancient coins are preserved and used to support teaching and learning at the University of Calgary. nickle.ucalgary.ca Sonabelles November 22, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend Sonabelles A Cappella is a high-energy, self-directed, all-female a cappella group. Join them as they kick off the holiday season with some Christmas classics showcasing mesmerizing harmonies in this ProArts@Noon concert! proartssociety.ca Artist Talk w/ Mehdi Darvishi November 22, 2023, 6:30 – 7:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join Alberta Printmakers for a virtual artist talk with Mehdi Darvishi, who will discuss his current exhibition Centenary which features a series of large-scale mezzotint prints. albertaprintmakers.com N@N – Kirstin Evenden: The National Trust for Canada November 23, 2023, 12noon Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW) Free to attend Kirstin Evenden has been working in the field of heritage, museums and galleries for 30 years. Join her for this Nickle@Noon talk focused on the topic of empowering Canadians to save historic places that matter. nickle.ucalgary.ca Body Talk November 23, 2023, 6 – 7pm Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to attend, registration required Join Esker Foundation curators Elizabeth Diggon, Naomi Potter and Shauna Thompson for a conversational tour of the fall exhibitions: Care and Wear: Bodies Crafted for Harm and Healing, and Like everything alive that we try to hold forever. eskerfoundation.com Bring the Baby Art Tour November 24, 2023, 12 – 1pm Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to attend, registration required Parents, caregivers and their babies are invited to join Esker Foundation for this gentle baby-led conversational tour where they explore their current exhibitions, followed by tummy time on artist Yvonne Mullock’s extraordinary interactive sensory blanket. eskerfoundation.com Festival of Ideas November 24 & 25, 2023 Online & in-person at cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29th Ave. SW) Select events are free to attend Join W.P. Puppet Theatre for the 12th iteration of the Festival of Ideas, an annual conference that explores the theory and practice of how puppet power promotes and impacts positive social change. wppuppet.com Annual Fall Show & Sale November 25, 2023, 10am – 4pm Calgary Grace Lutheran Church (3610 Sarcee Rd. SW) Free to explore The Calgary Creative Arts Guild is hosting its annual fall show and sale featuring original works from over 30 local artists. There will be a door prize. Admission and parking is free! Cash donations to the Veteran’s Food Bank gratefully accepted. facebook.com Christmas Market and Artisan Fair November 25, 2023, 10:30am – 5pm Shepard Community Hall (10800 84th St. SE) Free to explore This Christmas Market and Artisan Fair is sure to have something for everyone with up to 40 various vendors, concession and cafe seating plus a visit from Santa. facebook.com The Holiday Market November 26, 2023, 11am – 4pm Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Suite 1000, 11500 35th St. SE) Free to explore The Holiday Market at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino is back for its third year. You will find up to 60 vendors offering everything you may need for hosting, planning or gifting! thedowntownmarkets.ca Blox Holiday Market November 26, 2023, 11am – 4pm The BLOX Arts Centre (625 11th Ave. SW) Free to explore This exciting event at a newly established arts space promises a delightful Sunday afternoon. With over 30 curated vendors, the market showcases a diverse array of original crafts, arts and gifts, offering a unique shopping experience. facebook.com Contemporary Kids: Colours, Patterns, and Wearable November 26, 2023, 10am – 12noon Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) Free to participate, RSVP required Join Contemporary Calgary for an exhibition tour and pattern exploration inspired by the work of Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins as part Contemporary Calgary’s free onsite Contemporary Kids program. contemporarycalgary.com Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.