Still from All Quiet on the Western Front
Head to the New Central Library to see a screening of All Quiet on the Western Front | Still: Courtesy of Calgary Cinematheque

Free This Week

Honour Remembrance Day at one of these upcoming events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Price Free

From choirs to film screenings, this week certainly has its share of Remembrance Day events and with several free offerings, it’s a great time to honour and reflect.

Here’s what we’re checking out this week:

ProArts@Noon Presents Mount Royal Kantorei

November 7, 2018, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free admission

Mount Royal Kantorei is a mixed-voice adult choir that strives to embrace a diverse and wide-ranging program of performance and collaboration under the leadership of Artistic Director John Morgan. With concerts of contemporary music and Canadian repertoire as well as choral classics, see them perform at this free lunch hour concert.

Flywheel Reading Series

November 8, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Pages on Kensington (1135 Kensington Rd. NW)
Free admission

A diverse series that welcomes the participation of writers of all kinds of literature, join filling Station Magazine for a night of readings by Tom Hamilton, Michael Mirolla, and Laurie Anne Fuhr.

Crisp-Maned Bay

November 8, 2018, 7:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)
Free admission

Anne Sorbie and Calgary Poet Laureate Sheri-D Wilson join Nancy Mackenzie for the book launch of her new book, Crisp-Maned Bay. Swing by Shelf Life Books for this night of amazing poetry.

I feel the air of another world

November 9, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Join collaborators Jen Reimer and Magnus Tiesenhausen as they speak about their shared practice. Hear the artists discuss their project’s formation and process, the aural agency of architectural spaces, science fiction, the mystical in music theory, archaeoacoustics, and resonance.

You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care

November 9, 2018, 7:00 – 11:00pm
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free admission

You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care speaks to the complexities of care, intimacy, vulnerability, and relationality through the lens of mothering. Curated by Ginger Carlson and featuring new work by Farheen HaQ, Kablusiak, and Nicole Kelly Westman, swing by the opening reception.

Postrer for TRUCK's You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Annual Fall Sale

November 9 & 10, 2018
Artpoint in Inglewood (1139 11th St. SE)
Free admission

Get to know the Heritage Weavers and Spinners at its annual fall sale. Featuring weaving, spinning, and fibre art, all made locally by group members, this is a great chance to pick up a unique gift and see demonstrations.

Southern Alberta Art Alliance Fall Art Show

November 10, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 19th St. NW)
Free admission

Swing by as local artists from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance present new work at the group’s annual show. Featuring original works in varied mediums and styles, you can meet the artists, ask them questions, and find out their inspiration.

The Group Art Society of Calgary Fall Show & Sale

November 10, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
St Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Come out for a day of art and meet the artists, this show is full of original paintings in a variety of mediums, sizes, and prices. You can even enter to win an original painting by Parin Meghani and see an acrylic painting demo by Colin Bell. Donations for the Calgary Food Bank are gratefully accepted.

Calgary Creative Arts Guild Annual Fall Art Show & Sale

November 10, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Montgomery Community Centre (5003 16th Ave. NW)
Free admission

Featuring original artwork from more than 25 local artists, this sale boasts refreshments and door prizes. All ages welcome and donations to the Veteran’s Food Bank are gratefully accepted.

Canadian Pakistani Support Group’s Annual Fall Festival

November 10, 2018, 1:30 – 6:30pm
Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE)
Free admission

Hosted by the Canadian Pakistani Support Group, swing by the Genesis Centre for Pakistani street food, a talent show, live music, arts, crafts, and over 50 vendors.

Abstract Expressionism

November 10, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm
RGO Treehouse, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free, registration required

Contemporary Calgary’s Contemporary Kids program returns with this fun image-filled exploration of abstract expressionism and how the techniques of this movement continue to inspire the practices of contemporary artists.

For the Fallen

November 10, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Knox United Church (506 4th St. SW)
Free, registration recommended

Cantaré Children’s Choir presents this special concert presentation to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I. Featuring music by Canadian composers Alexander Tilley, Mark Sirett, and Ruth Watson Henderson with additional musical works by Z. Randall Stroope, John Lennon, and Laura Farnell, the program also includes a selection of readings written by WWI poets and writers. Donations to Homes for Heroes, a charity working to end homelessness among our Veteran population, are encouraged.

A poster for Cantaré Children’s Choir's For the Fallen

Christmas in the Country Art Sale

November 10 & 11, 2018
Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville)
Free admission

With the final weekend of shopping in Alberta’s Foothills, find 1,000 pieces of fine craft and unframed artworks by local artists. It’s the perfect time for getting a head start on purchasing gifts and getting into the Christmas spirit.

Fort Calgary Artisan Fair

November 11, 2018, 11:30am – 5:00pm
Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)
Free admission with a non-perishable food donation for the Veterans’ Food Bank

Join Fort Calgary for a special Remembrance Day service, followed by a market featuring over 60 talented local makers. Look for jewellery, hand-made crafts, holiday decor, photography, and more.

Jazz Walk

November 11, 2018, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Throughout Inglewood & the Music Mile
Free admission

Presented by TD and Inglewood BIA, this free, family-friendly event takes participants to various venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile. A guided tour of all the afternoon’s music with ArtWalk With Art, venues include the New Central Library, Art on 9th, Kent of Inglewood, and the Cold Garden Beverage Company.

All Quiet on the Western Front

November 11, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00pm
New Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free admission

Join Calgary Cinematheque for its Library Screening Series at the brand-new Central Library. It all kicks off with 1930’s All Quiet on the Western Front. These free Sunday afternoon screenings are paired with a short lecture reflecting on each film’s artistic and cultural impact so don’t miss this special Remembrance Day offering.

Riverview Artists’ November Show & Sale

November 12 – 16, 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Jamieson Place (+15 level, 308 4th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Find original artwork by 12 local artists at this upcoming show and sale. Paintings are varied in style and technique, reflecting the unique creativity and inspiration of each artist.

Marda Loop Justice Film Fest

November 13 – 18, 2018
Multiple locations
Free admission

This festival is all about film with a social edge. Screenings include post-show discussions with local and international artists and experts, as well as opportunities to interact and connect with community.