Lunch Hour Author Readings with Barbara Sutherland & Richard Harrison
Join Barbara Sutherland & Richard Harrison for Lunch Hour Author Readings | Image: Courtesy of Loft 112

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Slide into the holidays with these great events

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Thanks to all this beautiful weather, it might not seem like we’re in the middle of December, but we certainly are. And with all these awesome free events to check out, it’s easy to take a moment for yourself. Here’s what we’re hitting up this week:

Northern Reflections Window Exhibition

Until December 31, 2017
Throughout Downtown Calgary

Celebrating the magic of wintertime through a series of painted windows created by local artists, this immersive experience allows visitors to use Augmented Reality to explore this urban art gallery. Just download the app AUGLE and use it to find the window locations. You’ll be amazed!

ProArts Presents One Voice Chorus

December 13, 2017, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)

Now celebrating its seventh season, One Voice Chorus is a mixed-voice choir for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer singers, and their straight and cisgender allies. An auditioned choir with a wide-ranging repertoire, hear them perform at this free lunch hour concert.

Lunch Hour Author Readings

December 13, 2017, 12:15 – 12:45pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free, registration recommended

Take a break and join Barbara Sutherland and Richard Harrison as they discuss their collaboration on the Print(ed) Word project. Initiated by Alberta Printmakers Society (A/P) and Loft 112, Print(ed) Word unites writers and printmakers to create artists’ books which feature artist interpretations from the text.

Sleigh My Name, Sleigh My Name

December 15, 2017, 8:00pm
TRUCK Contemporary Art In Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Get ready to sing with TRUCK’s holiday karaoke fundraiser! Snuggle up with Calgary’s art community and sing away your winter blues—$2 gets you to the front of the karaoke line.

Scott Ross’ Hairy Christmas

December 15, 2017, 9:00pm
The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club (109 7th Ave. SW)

With no cover and cheap Pabst all night long, head to the Palomino for a night featuring We Hunt Buffalo, Buffalo Bud Buster, Iron Eyes, and A-Bomb. With bands in the basement and Scott Ross’ thrash and dance DJ set upstairs, it’s bound to be a hairy Christmas indeed.

Whose side are you on anyway?

December 16, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Rescheduled from December 9, 2017, there’s still time to go on an exhibition tour with Shauna Thompson and explore the subtexts of violence in the Esker Foundation’s current shows.

Holiday Cheer(s)

December 16, 2017, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE)

Join Jarvis Hall Gallery and celebrate this festive season with the launch of Mark Dicey’s limited edition prints. For the past two years, Dicey worked with master printmaker Peter Braune of New Leaf Editions to design three unique intaglio prints and you can check them out at this special event.

Bee Kingdom Glass Christmas Sale

December 16 & 17, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW)
Free admission

Squeezing in one final weekend sale for the year, join Bee Kingdom Glass and do all your Christmas shopping without going to the mall. See glassblowing demos or grab a gift certificate for a Taster Glassblowing class while supporting this local studio.

The Mayor’s Holiday Storytime

December 17, 2017, 1:30pm
Central Library, Calgary Public Library (616 Macleod Tr. SE)

Join Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the Calgary Public Library for a very merry family storytime. Featuring holiday crafts, hot chocolate, and a special visit from Santa, drop by Engine 23, the Central Library’s 22-tonne fire engine, for this special treat.