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Join Quickdraw Animation for its annual plaid party, Log Driver's Waltz | Image: Saje Damen

Free This Week

Don’t miss museum visits, book launches, and photowalks

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Price Free

Dress up in your best plaid or go on a photo walk with Neil Zeller, the first week of October brings a fresh batch of free events to check out. Here’s what we’re hitting up:

ProArts Presents William Friedman

October 4, 2017, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)

Jazz composer and pianist William Friedson takes pride in showing audiences a new wave in merging classical and jazz techniques. Get to know him at this free lunch hour concert.

To Hell and Back

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

As an outlaw biker living on the fringes of society Joe Calendino travelled the world, relishing the dangerous glamour of the Hells Angels’ lifestyle. Finding himself on the cusp of death, he gained the support of an unlikely ally, a former high-school classmate on a very different path, Officer Kevin Torvik. Now the Executive Director of Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative, join Shelf Life Books for the launch of Calendino’s book, To Hell And Back, written with his trusted former high school counsellor, author and educator Gary Little.

Mini Masters

October 5, 2017, 11:00 – 11:45am
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

A hands-on art class where parents and guardians can bring their little ones, aged 2 to 5, to explore art making, this fun and social program explores new mediums and techniques each month.

Future Memories (Present Tense) Opening

October 5, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW)

A new group show bringing together six contemporary Indigenous artists from different regions of Canada, explore Future Memories (Present Tense) at the opening reception.

Free First Thursday Nights

October 5, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)

It’s time for the October edition of Free First Thursday Nights, and although the new exhibitions don’t open until October 7, it’s a great night to spend time with Glenbow’s permanent ones.

Neil Zeller’s 4th Annual Photowalk

October 5, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Meet at Poppy Plaza (1101 Memorial Dr. NW)

An informal event to gather like minded folks who love photography, join Neil Zeller and his photographer friends for a casual photo walk that’s free and open to all.

Reimagining Boundaries: Exhibition Tour with Elizabeth Diggon

October 5, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Consider how Mary Anne Barkhouse and Postcommodity subvert and reimagine lines and boundaries—either real or imagined—that run between or across territories and delineate perceptions of domestic and private, human and natural. Join Elizabeth Diggon for this tour of the current shows on display at the Esker Foundation.

Bring the Baby Art Tour

October 6, 2017, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Have baby-friendly fun while discussing and questioning the Esker Foundation’s current exhibitions on this relaxed, social tour.

Log Driver’s Waltz

October 7, 2017, 6:00 – 11:00pm
Sunalta Community Centre (1627 10th Ave. SW)
Free, family-friendly

Quickdraw’s annual party in plaid, head to the Sunalta Community Centre this Saturday for a free, family-friendly celebration of Canadian animation. Stop by for some food, music, and, of course, classic NFB animation.

Bragg Creek Arts Festival

October 7 & 8, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Throughout Bragg Creek

Long recognized as an artists’ community, Bragg Creek celebrates the culmination of one of Alberta’s largest plein air events with this hamlet-wide festival.