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 the Jiajia Li Chinese Music Ensemble at ProArts@Noon | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society Sep. 29, 2021 - Oct. 5, 2021 Free This Week New month brings new lineup of free events to explore Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Various Venues Price Free A new week brings some serious change as September wraps up and October sees a bunch of new and free events to check out. From concerts to talks to art shows, get out of the house this week and explore these offerings. Empty office, residential dream September 29, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch Our urban core is where one can live, work and play… how can we ensure that access to living includes every Calgarian? A crucial part of creating an equitable city. join d.talks on a tour of an office building conversion called Sierra Place that will provide 92 units of affordable housing downtown. dtalks.org GlobalFest Human Rights Forum September 29, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Join a conversation talking to people in Calgary who are invested in anti-racism work to learn what is being done, what are the challenges being faced, and discuss what strategies are working to navigate the current realities impacting everyone in our society. Register to take part. zoom.us Jiajia Li Chinese Music Ensemble September 29, 2021, 12:10 – 1:00pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to watch Mid-Autumn Festival is an important holiday celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian people. The moon, love, and family are the common themes during this time. Join flutist Jiajia Li and go on a Chinese musical journey! proartssociety.ca ArtsXpeditions September 29, 2021, 12:15 – 5:30pm Various venues Free to watch ArtsXpeditions pop-up performances are continuing to bring music, dance, and performance art to community centres, parks, and even the occasional street corner throughout September! Connect with all of the amazing talent that our community has to offer—this week you can see the final performances at Olympic Plaza! artscommons.ca Gisela Romero Quartet September 29, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00pm Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW) Free to watch, registration required It’s Alberta Culture Days! Join the Calgary Public Library outside in the park for a beautiful evening of live music fusing contemporary jazz and diverse Latin influences! Rozsa Arts at the Library programs support artists and help make the arts accessible to all Calgarians. calgarylibrary.ca CIFRS National Day of Truth & Reconciliation September 30, 2021, 10:00am Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE) Free to participate Southcentre Mall and Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society invite you to pay tribute to Canada’s newest federal statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, beginning with a blessing ceremony and a traditional performance. southcentremall.com Indigenous Writers’ Panel September 30, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement and the Calgary Public Library welcome Eden Robinson, Richard Van Camp and Lee Maracle to share their literature on intergenerational trauma, healing, and Indigenous resilience. calgarylibrary.ca Monkey Beach September 30, 2021, 6:30 – 9:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required In recognition of Orange Shirt Day, the Calgary Public Library presents a film adaptation of the novel by Eden Robinson that explores the healing journey steeped in intergenerational trauma as the main character discovers deep connections with her ancestral world and spiritual beliefs. ucalgary.ca Bring the Baby Art Tour & Tummy Time October 1, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to participate, registration required Parents, caregivers, and their babies are invited to join the Esker for a gentle baby-led conversational tour exploring some of the themes in their current exhibitions. Babies have a chance to enjoy some tummy time on Yvonne Mullock’s extraordinary interactive sensory blanket. eskerfoundation.com Stage Two Festival of New Canadian Work October 2, 2021, 12:00pm Stream online Free to watch, registration required Lunchbox Theatre’s Stage Two develops new plays selected from its recent Stage One Festival, culminating in a presentation to be streamed online for a digital audience. It’s the perfect way to ease back into live activity safely while developing artistic work for potential production. This week see the next step in the production of By The Book. lunchboxtheatre.com Riverview Artists Show & Sale October 4 – 8, 2021, 9:00am – 4:00pm Atco Park (5302 Forand St. SW) Free to explore The artists of the Riverview Artists Group invite you to view their latest exhibit of original paintings. Finding inspiration in a wide range of subjects, they express their ideas in a variety of styles and techniques. An artist will be in attendance each day, so be sure not to miss it! riverview-artists.com The Market on Stephen Avenue October 5, 2021, 11:00am – 4:00pm Stephen Avenue (Between 1st St. & Centre St. SE) Free to explore Join Delisle Marketing and Events on Stephen Avenue for this local market then wander down the avenue for more from amazing local shops and restaurants. There is sure to be tons of vendors, music, food, and so much more. eventbrite.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.