PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Showcase Poster
Don’t miss PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Showcase this week at the National Music Centre | Image: Courtesy of NMC

Free This Week

Music, movies, and much more, check out these sweet events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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With a warm up on the way and a great week of free events, there’s really no reason to stay in. This week you can hit up a music showcase at the National Music Centre, a documentary screening, a poetry reading, and so much more.

Here’s what we’re checking out:

ProArts@Noon Presents CASSA Piano Recitals

April 11, 2018, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)

Get to know the Calgary Arts Summer School Association (CASSA) and join ProArts@Noon as it presents Kristina Kublik and Davin Bieker—two exceptional pianists playing Romantic and modern style pieces.

Lunch Hour Artist Talks: Svea Ferguson

April 11, 2018, 12:15 – 12:45pm
Main Foyer, Central Library (616 Macleod Tr. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Held over the lunch hour, this series invites Calgarians to enjoy their lunch while listening to presentations by local artists. Join Contemporary Calgary for a talk with Calgary-based sculptor and installation artist Svea Ferguson.

Human Flow

April 11, 2018, 7:00pm
Glenbow Theatre (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration required

Join 6 Degrees, an initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), and catch a special screening of Human Flow. A monumental documentary directed by renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei about the global migration crisis, following the screening you can take part in a brief Q&A with The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson (26th Governor General of Canada) and film producer, Martin Katz.

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Showcase

April 11, 2018, 8:00pm
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th Ave. SE)

Produced by Manitoba Music in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, Canada’s Music Incubator, and the National Music Centre, check out this showcase of five selected artists on April 11 at Studio Bell. Catch performances from AHI, Nuela Charles, Samurai Champs, SATE, and Port Cities. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis and is subject to capacity, so make sure you arrive early!

Second Thursday – Spotlight Opening

April 12, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)

Calgary’s Spotlight for the month of April presents the work of Calgary artist, Susanah Windrum, and you can check it out at this opening reception.

Bottles and Bones

April 12, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)

Join Shelf Live Books for an evening with Ayesha Chatterjee as she reads from her latest collection of poetry, Bottles and Bones. Joined by Beth Everest, don’t miss this great evening.

Date Night at Esker

April 13, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration required

Drawing inspiration from the Esker Foundation’s current exhibitions, impress your date with your art know-how in this fun hands-on workshop, just roll up your sleeves and create your own artwork while honing your creative skills.

A/P Calgary Print Market Talks

April 13, 2018, 7:00pm
Alberta Printmakers Gallery (4025 4th St. SE)

Calgary’s first print market, see and purchase work from Kaitlynn Copithorne, Tracy Wormsbecker, Claire Coutts, Hayley Carruthers, Ekaterina Vopiyashina, Teddi Driediger, Sally Reesman, Emilija Angelovska, and more. Swing by for an evening of artist PechaKucha style talks and the opportunity to purchase prints. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are deeply appreciated.

ECHO Opening Reception

April 13 & 14, 2018
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW)

A solo exhibition by contemporary, figurative artist Cameron Lee Roberts, ECHO showcases his latest series of portraiture and figurative artworks in a variety of mediums. Explore the show at one of its two openings—5:00 to 9:00pm on April 13 or 2:00 to 5:00pm on April 14.

House of Vans

April 13 – 15, 2018
Big Four Building, Stampede Park (1801 Big Four Tr. SE)

Featuring three packed days of programming including live music, a community market, art show, live mural painting, photography workshop, and a skate park designed to pay homage to Calgary’s skate history, don’t miss this free event.

Foothills Art Club Annual Spring Art Show & Sale

April 14, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
St. Andrews United Church (28 1st St. East, Cochrane)
Free admission & refreshments

With over 150 paintings on display for sale in the main gallery, along with dozens of small artworks in the boutique, join the Foothills Art Club for its annual spring show and sale. Interested in joining? The club meets from 6:00 to 9:00pm on Wednesdays at the church hall—new members are welcome.

Southern Alberta Art Alliance Spring Show & Sale

April 14, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 19th St. NW)
Free admission

See new work from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance in varied mediums and styles. Swing by to meet the artists, ask them questions, and find out what inspired their work.

Time Warp Opening Reception

April 14, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Okotoks Art Gallery (53 N Railway St., Okotoks)

Dan Hudson’s work traverses scientific research, documentary practices, personal journal, and art. Inventing systems of observation based on the Earth’s planetary motions as a way to contemplate the world around him within a larger context, go for a drive and check out the show at its opening reception.

PLACEHOLDER: It’s your turn to talk!

April 14, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration required

Join d.talks for an unconventional book club where they present the theme—this month’s is protection—and you bring your own book, poem, or object that you feel best articulates it.

Contemporary Kids & Elder Series: Floating Installations

April 14, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm
United Active Living (3028 Don Ethell Blvd. SW)
Free, registration required

This free program incorporates both the Contemporary Kids and Elder Series. Families and the residents of United Active Living Garrison Green to learn together about contemporary art through a unique and engaging art activity.

Master Class for Families

April 15, 2018, 1:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration required

Join the Esker Foundation for an afternoon of family fun at the gallery and delve into new mediums with art projects that relate to the current exhibitions. Don’t miss this educational, energetic, hands-on program for kids ages five to 10 (an adult is required to stay for the duration of the workshop).