A mostly blue print with splotches and hand drawing sketches
John Graham’s Active Patience | Image: Courtesy of Alberta Printmakers

Free This Week

Make the most of this week by checking out these free events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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If you’re looking to extend the life of your dollar, this week has a great lineup of free events to check out. From a chance to meet award-winning playwright Hiro Kanagawa to celebrations at Village Brewery and Alberta Printmakers, you really can’t go wrong. Here’s what’s on our calendar:

ProArts Presents Morag Northey

October 24, 2018, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)

Morag Northey’s 35-year career in classical performance and string pedagogy is a testament to her own experience-based expressions as a singer, songwriter, cellist, and pianist. Joined by Calgary pianist Sheldon Zandboer, don’t miss this free lunch hour concert.

Lyndal Osborne: Exhibition Tour

October 25, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW)

Join artist Lyndal Osborne for a tour of her exhibition, Mutation of the Commons—a survey of Osborne’s sculptural work that speaks to transformation within nature and issues relating to the environment.

Open House & Community Consultation

October 25, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)

Enjoy free admission, appies, and bevvies, plus childminding and children’s games, while you tour the Loughheed House and share what you want to see here in the future. With its first revamp since it opened in 2005 looming, this is your chance to shape what’s to come.

Rumble HOUSE Tap Room Gallery Showcase

October 26, 2018, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Village Brewery (5000 12A St. SE)

Celebrate the work of Rumble HOUSE and its various artists showcased in Village Brewery’s tap room this fall. It’s your chance to chat with the artists and enjoy a beverage or two. Snacks provided.

A photo of Rumble HOUSE work on display at the Village Brewery Tap Room Gallery

Rumble HOUSE Tap Room Gallery Showcase | Photo: Courtesy of Village Brewery

Tour of the Alberta Printmakers’ Gallery and Studio

October 26, 2018, 7:00 & 8:30pm
Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE)
Free, registration required

Join the Esker Foundation and go on a private tour of Alberta Printmakers’ gallery and studio including its current exhibition, Fiercely Open by John Graham.

Palette Fine Art Show & Sale

October 27, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)

An excellent place to buy your first piece of original art, add to your collection, or browse for your own pleasure, this show features paintings by independent artists in a variety of mediums. Hosted by the Calgary Community Painters Society, all artists showing are in attendance and there are live art demonstrations throughout the day.

Canzine Calgary

October 27, 2018, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Memorial Park Library (2nd Floor, 1221 2nd St. SW)

A festival of zine culture and independent artists, swing by Memorial Park Library to indulge in the first stop of Canada’s biggest traveling zine festival.

Reading with Royalty

October 27, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30am
Signal Hill Public Library (5994 Signal Hill Centre SW)

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. Spark your imagination with this family-friendly storytime program led by local drag queens and kings.

Fiercely Open Opening Reception

October 27, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Main Space Gallery, Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE)

John Graham’s prints explore metaphorical openness and synthesize my long-standing artistic interests in combining mythological representations, surreal aesthetics, transformational psychology, and visual poetics. Explore the show at this opening reception and get an inside look at the process.

Bee Kingdom October Glass Sale

October 27 & 28, 2018, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW)

The leaves are turning yellow and there is new glass, so swing by to see live glassblowing demonstrations and get a jump start on your seasonal shopping.

TC Connects – Meet the Playwright

October 28, 2018, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Rehersal Hall, Theatre Calgary (220 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration required

Explore the fascinating world of adaptation and join Theatre Calgary’s Artistic Director Stafford Arima as he meets with 2017 Governor-General’s Literary Award Winner for Drama, Hiro Kanagawa. Its your chance to hear about the creation of new works, the art of adaptation, and the playwright’s current project—bringing 2018 Canada Reads Winner, Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto, to the stage. RSVP to Artistic Associate Jenna Turk at jturk@theatrecalgary.com.

A promo image for TC Connects - Meet the Playwright featuring Hiro Kanagawa