An image of Halloween display at Southcentre Mall
Spooky Reading Tree | Photo: Courtesy of Southcentre Mall

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There’s so much art to check out as we head into Halloween weekend, so cap off your October with these free spooky and not-so-spooky arts events happening across Calgary!

The Spooky Reading Tree

Until October 31, 2022,
Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)
Free to attend

Southcentre Mall invites you to explore the larger-than-life Spooky Reading Tree featuring a reading nook, a variety of vignettes inspired by popular fairytales, and special community storytimes.

Halloween Fall Showcase

October 27, 2022, 5 – 9pm
cSpace King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Mingle with the artists and creative entrepreneurs that make up the cSPACE community at this October showcase series featuring a cash bar, live music, art exhibitions and live demo & activities.

Interrupt, Reframe

October 27, 2022, 7 – 8pm
Stream online
Free to attend, RSVP required

Hear from architects Ana María Durán Calisto, Fernando Huambugzereque and artist Greves Pouchette in this talk on what it means to be urban in a world where there is little relationship to the land.

Bring the Baby Art Tour

October 28, 2022, 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 the current exhibitions with some tummy time afterwards!

Free Art Fridays

October 28, 2022, 4 – 7pm
YYC/LRT (Corner of 8th Ave. and 10th St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Free Art Fridays is a movement where you can get involved in making original artwork and then gifting it to the public. Join Bryan Faubert at the YYC/LRT in downtown Calgary to create art and learn about local art scenes!

Nazaria — Anil Yadav

October 29, 2022, 12 – 1pm
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) invites you to the opening of the Nazaria exhibition. This is your chance to meet the artist behind the exhibition, Anil Yadav, a talented sketch artist who is new to Calgary.

Fall Show and Sale

October 29, 2022, 10am – 4pm
Parkdale Community Association
Free to explore

Join the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Seniors Association in celebrating 30 years of the Parkdale Art Club and the Parkdale Art Show and Sale by checking out some original art!

Halloween on 17th Ave

October 29, 2022, 2pm – 6pm
Tomkins Park (Corner of 8th St. and 17th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

It’s spooky season on 17th Ave — head over for performances from the Fermented Beet Orchestra, spooky circus performers, and eight-piece funk and soul band Deicha & the VuDudes, as well as other activities!

Dia de Muertos

October 30, 2022, 1 – 7pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Join Casa Mexico to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead Festival) with live music, performances, altars, an exhibition, Catrina and Catrin makeup stations, bread of the dead and more!

Flint & Feather w/ Sonia Deleo

October 30, 2022, 2 – 4pm
Asylum for Art (2505 14th St. SW)
Free to attend

Flint & Feather and Friends is a free six-week concert series on Sunday afternoons at Asylum for Art. Join series hosts Flint & Feather and this week’s feature artist Sonia Deleo, a folk-soul powerhouse based in Calgary.

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