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Let art fuel your week — check out free live music, exhibitions, poetry and more as we foray into mid-December. Read our roundup and start planning your next outing!

German Canadian Male Chorus

December 13, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

There are 36 members in the German Canadian Male Chorus including many of non-German backgrounds — the sound of an all-male choir draws many men to sing with the chorus. Catch them at this noon-hour concert presented by Pro Arts Society!

High Resolution Reanimation

December 14, 2023, 6 – 7pm
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Esker Foundation curator Naomi Potter for tours of the gallery’s fall exhibitions: Care and Wear: Bodies Crafted for Harm and Healing and Like everything alive that we try to hold forever.

Caprices Holiday Ladies Night

December 15, 2023, 5 – 9pm
Commons Church (2404 Kensington Rd. NW)
Free to attend, registration required

Join Caprices Fine Arts for its Holiday Ladies Night. Shop from amazing local vendors bringing the finest in clothing, jewelry, homewares, beauty and art while you enjoy a performance by local singer-songwriter Sara-Mae Dafoe.

ᓄᐦᑕᐃᐧᕀ ᐊᐢᑯᑖᐢᑯᐱᓱᐣ — My Father’s Cradleboard | Closing Reception

December 15, 2023, 7pm
The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S)
Free to attend

Morgan Possberg Denne’s crafted objects illustrate the internal complexities of searching for generational knowledge and tradition that has been lost through colonization. These heartfelt artworks and more are a part of this exhibition.

Saturday Jazz Jam w/ PJ Fossum

December 16, 2023, 3 – 6pm
Kawa Espresso Bar (1333 8th St. SW)
Free to attend

Join JazzYYC and New York-based pianist, keyboardist and synthesist PJ Fossum as he hosts an edition of Saturday Jazz Jam at Kawa Espresso Bar. It’s open to all ages and drums are provided.

Poetry Parlour

December 19, 2023, 7 – 9pm
Pachamama Soul Flavour Emporium (Suite #2110, 830 Canyon Meadows Dr. SE)
Free to attend

Join host Ashley Frerichs at the next Poetry Parlour Open Mic. There are limited slots available and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The December event does not have a featured reader and is open mic only.

Winter Wonderland

Central Library & Memorial Park Library
Free to attend, registration required

Celebrate the magic of the season with Winter Wonderland at Central Library and Memorial Park Library. With a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the month, there is something for everyone!

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