Free This Week

Check out free readings and Easter treats this week

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A long weekend offers the perfect chance to get out and about, and with these great free events to attend, it’s the perfect time to do so. Here’s what we’re hitting up this week:

The Seven Oaks Reader

April 12, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)

Join author Myrna Kostash and guest readers—Heather Devine, Carolyn Pogue, Fred Stenson, and Yvonne Poitras—for a dramatic reading, Q&A, and book signing at Shelf Life Books. Kostash’s The Seven Oaks Reader retells the fur trade wars using period accounts, histories, memoirs, songs, and fictional retellings.


April 13, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)

Combining film screenings, local guest speakers, cocktails, coffee, music, and food, Contemporary Calgary invites you to learn about art, architecture, and design while enjoying a night out with friends. And, for the inaugural offering, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis will be screening in the Top Gallery.

Flywheel Poetry Series

April 13, 2017, 7:30pm
Pages Books on Kensington (1135 Kensington Rd. NW)

Filling Station Magazine hosts this monthly poetry reading series and for April you can catch featured readers Amy Leblanc, Josephine LoRe, Wendy Donawa, and University of Calgary writer-in-residence Shane Book.


April 13 – 15 & 17 – 21, 2017
Foothills Alliance Church (333 Edgepark Blvd. NW)

A Foothills Alliance original production, the church has gained a reputation for creating theatrical works that surprise and move its audience. Brother is a story about the complexity of family loyalties, the challenges of conflicting world views, and the question of what truly lasts.

Easter in Kensington

April 16, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Throughout Kensington

Looking for a fun and free Easter outing? Kensington has you covered! Pick up your Easter map at the Kensington hub tent and spend the day exploring the neighbourhood in search of Easter treats. There will even be a photo op with the Cococo Easter bunny from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut at the Plaza Theatre from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

U of C Continuing Education Writing Course Student Reading

April 18, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)

Enjoy an exciting evening of readings from the students of the University of Calgary Continuing Education Creative Writing course. Featuring readings from Calvin Jim, Maggie Semple, Christine Schuh, Neal Debrecini, and Amy Dennis, mentors Vivian Hansen, Simon Rose, Cara Hedley, and Diane Guichon will also be on hand.