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Free This Week

Free arts finds to fuel your week

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Don’t miss out on all the free arts events taking place in Calgary! This week, you can choose from visual art, talks, workshops and live music — so get planning!

MRU Conservatory Students

November 8, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

The MRU Conservatory’s Academy Program for Young Artists offers students a comprehensive music education. Don’t miss this concert as part of the ProArts@Noon series where students will perform selections by Bach, Schumann and Mozart!

I Wonder

November 8, 2023, 12 – 8pm
Nvrlnd. Arts Foundation (1048 21st Ave. SE)
Free to attend

I Wonder is an emerging artist pop-up gallery event at nvrlnd. Arts Foundation showcasing the work of 13 new artists. The Gallery space opens at noon and the reception takes place from 5 – 8pm.

Keith O’Rourke Duo

November 9, 2023, 12 – 1pm
Devonian Gardens, Core Shopping Centre (4th floor, 317 7th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Keith O’Rourke is a born and raised Albertan whose main focus is to feature his own original compositions. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of jazz musicians, his writing is fresh while still being rooted in the jazz tradition.

N@N – Rory Cory on Blood, Sweat and Tears: A Pageant of Canadian Military Medical Personnel

November 9, 2023, 12 – 1pm
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW)
Free to attend

This Nickle@Noon presentation features personal stories of key men and women associated with a new exhibition at UCalgary Founders Gallery at The Military Museums called Blood, Sweat and Tears: Canadian Military Medicine.

Brian Farrell

November 10, 2023, 8:30 – 10am
Work Nicer — Rail Yards (1206 20th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Brian Farrell is passionate about helping people find their signature sound — he has coached everyone from award-winning musicians and successful CEOs to well-known presenters and personalities. Catch him at Creative Mornings Calgary!

Art Show and Sale

November 11, 2023, 10am – 4pm
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
Free to explore

Join local artists from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance for their second annual show and sale of 2023. This is a great opportunity to view and purchase original works of art.

Kids Studio & Create Together

November 11, 2023, 12noon & 3:30pm
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

Kids (ages 8 – 12) and families with children (ages 0 – 12) are invited to join Esker for mask-making workshops led by artist Katie Green where they’ll use portraiture and mask-masking as tools of self-exploration and self-expression.

Jerrold Dubyk Quartet

November 11, 2023, 3 – 6pm
Kawa Espresso Bar (1338 8th St. SW)
Free to attend

For over two decades, saxophonist and composer Jerrold Dubyk has had his feet planted firm in a polarity of worlds. Based in Edmonton, Dubyk is a consummate saxophonist with a warm, self-evident tone that is distinctly his own.

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