A black and white image of Kenna Burima
Kenna Burima | Photo: Sean Dennie

Free This Week

Get into the arts this October

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

There’s no greater start to October than one filled with the arts. Take advantage of the fantastic fall weather to sing along with Calgary’s own Kenna Burima, attend a double book launch, or take your pick from this week’s free offerings.

ProArts 20th Anniversary Special Concert

October 5, 2022, 12 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

Join ProArts Society for what is sure to be a memorable noon-hour concert in celebration of its 20th anniversary! Featuring organist James Picken, guitarist Brad Mahon and mezzo-soprano Barbara King.

Our Own Kind of Beautiful — Artist Opening

October 6, 2022, 6 – 9pm
Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)
Free to attend

Framed on Fifth welcomes artists Sharon Lynn Williams, Becky Holuk and Marjorie Mae Broadhead to its gallery. Their work is full of rich contemporary styled landscape and floral paintings.

Black Lunch Table — Roundtable Sessions

October 7, 2022, 11am
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free to attend, registration required

The Black Lunch Table’s roundtable sessions provide both physical space and allotted time for interdisciplinary and intergenerational discussions, bringing together community members and fostering candid conversations.

Streetside Singalong Series

October 7, 2022, 12 – 1pm
Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Join Calgary’s own Kenna Burima in a public singalong series singing songs we all know and love. Grab your lunch and head down Friday to hear her sing some heartbreak classics!

Children’s Day

October 8, 2022, 12 – 6pm
CPA Lot 888 in Chinatown (109 Riverfront Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Join RISE UP and Bird Creatives for an afternoon of live-action storytelling with The Very Silly Story Tellers, crafts by Pinnovate, live music from I Am The Mountain, hot chocolate and goodies from Lush!

Flint & Feather w/ Two Late To The Party

October 9, 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 Flint & Feather and this week’s featured guests Calgary-based indie-folk group Two Late To The Party.

Double Book Launch

October 11, 2022, 7 – 8:30pm
Shelf Life Books (395, 1302 4th St. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Shelf Life Books and UCalgary Press for the double book launch of Leslie Greentree’s short story collection Not the Apocalypse I Was Hoping For and Patrick Horner’s poetic novel Refugia.

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