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Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Alongside the usual suspects, this week offers chances to expand your horizons with the return of Art from the Unknown, an open rehearsal with Luminous Voices, and so much more.

Here’s what we’re hitting up:

ProArts Presents Tim Cook & Benjamin Hertwig

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

Presented in partnership with Wordfest, head to ProArts@Noon for a reading with two great authors. Beloved Canadian military chronicler Tim Cook joins poet and Afghanistan veteran Benjamin Hertwig to explore aspects of war that many of us thankfully never see. Hosted by Rod Moody-Corbett, this free lunchtime event is essential for anyone interested in the stories behind those who serve.

Flywheel Reading Series

October 11, 2018, 7:30pm
Pages Books on Kensington (1135 Kensington Rd. NW)

October’s edition of the flywheel reading series sees writers Blaine Greenwood, ryan fitzpatrick, Tasnuva Hayden, Jeff Kochan, and Mike Thorn share their work. Swing by for a fun, informative evening.

Fantasia & Eleven Opening Reception

October 11, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)

With two new shows at the Christine Klassen Gallery, it’s the perfect time to explore Lori Lukasewich’s Fantasia and Chris Kuzmanovich’s Eleven. And mark your calendar for an artist talk at 2:00pm on October 13.

This Is Us – Open Rehearsal

October 12, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00pm
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free, registration required

Ever wanted to go behind the scenes for an upcoming classical concert? Then you need to join Luminous Voices for its open rehearsal. Come listen in as they rehearse for the first concert of the season and meet choristers and the guest artist. Guests can even talk with Canadian composers Zachary Wadsworth, Jeffery Ryan, James Rolfe, John Estacio, Jocelyn Morlock, and Garrett Krause. Space is limited, RSVP at or call 587.889.8370.

Free open rehersal at cSPACE King Edward Friday, October 12 fomr 4:00 to 5:30pm followed by a light reception

Our Skies Opening Reception

October 12, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)

A beautiful collaboration between a painter and photographer, explore work from Harlan Thomas and Caran Magaw. Swing by the opening reception to hear musical entertainment by flamenco guitarist, Stephen Strain.

Foothills Art Club Annual Fall Show

October 13, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
St. Andrews United Church (128 1st St. E, Cochrane)

Featuring over 150 original paintings on display and for sale, get to know the Foothills Art Club at its annual fall show and sale. The day includes live music and refreshments as well as a free draw for an original framed painting by the Foothills Art Club artist whose painting was voted the best by club members.

Beacon Original Art Annual Fall Art Exhibition & Sale

October 13 & 14, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave. NE)

A two-day event with different artists in attendance each day, this is your chance to meet the 50 creators showing painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles.

Art from the Unknown Calgary

October 13 & 14, 2018, 11:00am – 5:00pm
McDougall Centre (455 6th St. SW)

Hosted by Premier Rachel Notley, this event was created to celebrate and showcase the growing diversity of art in our city. Full of work from new and aspiring visual artists, this show and sale exhibits over 70 local artists.