Free This Week

New year, new free finds!

  • Location: Various Venues

Get into some art this week! Participate in an art event or explore an exhibition, attend a free concert or sing along to guilty pleasures —  you have lots of options for free and pay-what-you-can events to check out.

Artifact or Fiction

Until January 14, 2024
cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub (381 2nd Ave. SW)
Free to attend/participate

A series of public events based on the archives, memorabilia, artwork and art projects of a 40-year public art practice in Calgary. Artist Sharon Stevens animates her collection through storytelling, comedy, shrines, performances, talks, info sessions, culminating in a final disposition and fire.

Valdo-Herrera Project

January 10, 2024, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

The Valdo-Herrera project is a performance based on improvised music inspired by both the personal music background and experience of the performers, Esteban Herreraon piano and Stefano Valdo on bass. The audience will be taken on an exciting music journey by the mystery of melodic expectations.

Voices — Opening

January 12, 2024, 6pm
EMMEDIA (2005 10th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Voices is an immersive exhibition by Laura Anzola that explores the complexities of migration, drawing parallels between immigrant journeys and the vast migrations of humpback whales. The exhibition runs until January 27, 2024.

Regalia Making Workshop

January 13, 2024, 12 – 4pm
Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE)
Pay what you can starting at $1

Is there a piece of regalia you have been wanting to make, but you’re not feeling sure about those crucial first steps? Get started under the guidance of Cree and Stoney Nakoda artist and designer Faith Starlight, who is part of the Wasakamapiwak collective of 11 Indigenous artists living and working in Treaty 7 territory..

Community Choir: Guilty Pleasures

January 14, 2024, 2pm
Congress Coffee (Suite #1A, 215 36th Ave. NE)
Pay what you can

Join Congress Coffee for a monthly series hosted by incredible musicians Kenna Burima and Chris Nevile! These two lead you in a rousing singalong, where singing loudly (and badly!) is encouraged. This month’s theme: Guilty Pleasures.

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