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 Celebrate the grand opening of Central Commons Park | Photo: Courtesy of University District Nov. 30, 2022 - Dec. 6, 2022 Free This Week Ring in December with these free arts happenings Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free There’s an avalanche of art in store as we head into December. Check out the AE West Artist Showcase, learn about Calgary’s Best Walks with author Lori Beattie, and explore winter markets galore! All this and more in this week’s roundup of free arts events. Mount Royal Kantorei Choir November 30, 2022, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend Mount Royal Kantorei offers a diverse and innovative choral experience and has been making exceptional choral music for 26 years. Catch them as part of the ProArts@Noon Concert Series! proartssociety.ca Extravaganza Showcase December 1, 2022, 8pm King Eddy, National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) Free to attend, first-come first-served Canada’s Music Incubator and the National Music Centre present AE West Artist Extravaganza Showcase, a live concert featuring 12 participating artists, each performing two songs. studiobell.ca Nature n’ Nurture — Artist Reception December 2, 2022, 6 – 9pm Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free to attend Framed on Fifth presents Jeweliyana Reece’s first solo show Nature ‘n Nurture, inspired by all the beautiful nature in our own backyard and featuring paintings and glass art. framedonfifth.com Calgary’s Best Walks December 3, 2022, 1 – 3pm Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW) Free to attend Talk to best-selling author Lori Beattie about her book Calgary’s Best Walks, then do one of the walks led by Lori herself. Bring your walking shoes and explore the beauty of Calgary on foot. calgarylibrary.ca Winter Market December 3 & 4, 2022, 500 Collective (500, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free to explore 500 Collective’s first annual Winter Market features locally made art and handicrafts by its tenants and 20 additional vendors. Head over to its space for live music, hot chocolate and much more! 500collective.com Weihnachtsmarkt (Craft Market) December 3 & 4, 2022, 11am – 4pm Century Downs Racetrack and Casino (260 Century Downs Dr., Rocky View) Free to explore, donations accepted Check out the annual Weihnachtsmarkt Craft Market. Shop barns filled with hundreds of unique items created by local artisans and craft vendors while enjoying popular German street food and mulled wine. cnty.com Wildflower Art Salon & Sale December 4, 2022, 10am – 4pm Wildflower Arts Centre (3363 Spruce Dr. SW) Free to explore Wildflower’s artists are busy getting ready for the holiday season, creating art of all kinds. At the Salon, you will find paintings, fibre art, hand-pulled prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, glass work and more! instagram.com Central Commons Park Grand Opening December 4, 2022, 1 – 5pm Central Commons Park (4019 University Ave. NW) Free to explore Join University District for the official grand opening of Central Commons Park. The event includes skating performances, entertainment, complimentary hot cider and the U/D Night Market-Holiday Edition. myuniversitydistrict.ca Sounds of the Season December 6, 2022, 12 noon Suncor Energy Centre (111 5th Ave. SW) Free to attend The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra hits the road for a fun-filled holiday concert! Bring your friends and family for a festive lunchtime performance and enjoy the sounds of the season. calgaryphil.com Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.