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 Don't miss Eveline Kolijn's Nickle at Noon talk! | Photo: courtesy of Nickle Galleries Oct. 11, 2023 - Oct. 17, 2023 Free This Week Book some time to enjoy these free offerings Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free Dive into a new week of free arts events to capture your imagination! From live concerts to literary events to visual art experiences, there’s a whole range of events to check out this week. Gathie Falk: Revelations Until October 15, 2023 Glenbow at the Edison (2nd floor, 150 9th Ave. SW) Free to explore with tickets Revelations is an impressive collection of art created by visionary Canadian artist Gathie Falk, spanning more than 50 years and across a number of mediums. Embracing the simplicity of everyday objects, Falk invites audiences to see the world with curiosity. glenbow.org Osmond Chiu October 11, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend The viola is often overshadowed by the violins and cello. Explore a noon-hour concert celebrating the power and beauty of the viola with Osmond Chiu, joined by violinists Robert Penner and Eric Auerbach and cellist Shirley Wright. proartssociety.ca Calgary on Purpose October 11, 2023, 7:30 – 8:30pm Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) Free to attend, RSVP required Join Contemporary Calgary for an evening of conversation and connection featuring dancer and choreographer Yukichi Hattori, poet Pricscille Buckahsa and performance artist Karen Bray, interviewed by the inimitable Dave Kelly. contemporarycalgary.com Wordfest’s Imaginairium October 11 – 15, 2023 Various venues Select events are free to attend Wordfest’s Imaginairium is back, livelier than ever, showcasing 2023’s most exciting authors and books. Wordfest has gathered the best of the best once again so that you can think bigger, dig deeper and connect even more meaningfully with others. wordfest.com Nickle@Noon – Eveline Kolijn: Printmaking in the Anthropocene October 12, 2023, 12 – 1pm Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW) Free to attend Join printmaker and installation artist Eveline Kolijn as she explores how her art practice and contemporary printmaking fit into this debate, as well as the topic of art and climate justice: Can art change attitudes toward climate change? nickle.ucalgary.ca Centenary / Mehdi Darvishi — Opening Reception October 13, 2023, 7 – 9pm Alberta Printmakers Gallery (4025 4th St. SE) Free to attend In Iranian artist Mehdi Darvishi’s Centenary, the main theme is “life and its undeniable result: death.” This reductive process is a good reflection of the way that he considers the most inevitable happening in the human being’s life. albertaprintmakers.com Connecting Threads October 14, 2023, 12 – 4pm Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to participate, registration required Join artists asmaa al-issa, Stephanie Banszky and Sarah Russell for the second of a two-part workshop where they have food, conversations, explore fibre arts such as screen printing and block printing, engage with natural materials, and create a collaborative printed tapestry. eskerfoundation.com Beacon Fall Show & Sale October 14 & 15, 2023 Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave. NE) Free to explore Check out over 25 different artists showcasing painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. Get your art fix, chat with local artists, start your holiday shopping early or treat yourself to something special. beaconoriginalart.com Love Your Library Day October 14, 2023, 11am – 4pm Calgary Public Library (all locations) Free to attend In celebration of National Library Month, Calgary Public Library is hosting Love Your Library Day. Visit any of the Library’s 21 locations across the city to enjoy free family programming while discovering everything the library system has to offer. calgarylibrary.ca Numismatic Collection Vault Tour October 17, 2023, 12 – 1pm Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (435 Campus Lane NW) Free to attend Numismatics curator Marina Fischer offers a rare behind-the-scenes tour to Nickle Galleries’ numismatic vault. Learn about this vast and important collection, see highlights and learn about how ancient coins are preserved. nickle.ucalgary.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.