Isaac Willocks

Free This Week

Get a sneak peek of Lougheed House’s new interactive art experience, enjoy free outdoor concerts, check out an artist showcase at cSPACE and take part in plenty of free arts events and pancake breakfasts packed with entertainment!

Fluor Rope Square

Until July 13, 2024, 8:30am – 1:15pm 
Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave. SE)
Free to attend

At Fluor Rope Square, every day starts with a bacon pancake served hot off a chuckwagon or a smokie, paired with Stampede-style entertainment including dancers, singers, fiddlers, friendly mascots, plus so much more! All entertainment and activities are free!

Isaac Willocks (violin) and guests

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

Isaac Willocks is currently the rotating concertmaster of both the University of Calgary Orchestra as well as the Calgary Youth Orchestra. He’s joined by Sora Kim on violin and Takumi Rodgers on cello for this ProArts@Noon concert!

Music in the Plaza

July 10, 2024, 6 – 8pm 
Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)
Free to attend

Discover free live music at Music in the Plaza featuring the best emerging live bands in Calgary! This week, check out Bryson Waind and the CB, a four-piece deep country band that combines the twang of pure traditional and outlaw country with the improvisational style of 1970s psychedelia.

FLOW — Show Opening

July 11, 2024, 4:30 – 7:30pm
cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29 Ave. SW)
Free to attend
, registration required

This showcase by Riverview Artists promises a visual feast that transcends boundaries, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a world where creativity knows no limits. The collective believes in the power of art to evoke emotions, spark conversations and unite individuals. Join them for their opening!

House of Curiosity Launch Party

July 11, 2024, 7 – 9pm
Lougheed House (707 13 Ave. SW)
Free to attend
, registration required

Explore the evolution of Lougheed House into a space full of possibility and curiosity though a series of interactive art installations along with secret discoveries waiting to be found that reveal stories about the house and its inhabitants.

Artist Forward Pancake Breakfast

July 11, 2024, 9am – 11pm 
cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29 Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Join cSPACE Marda Loop for an arts-friendly pancake breakfast during this year’s Stampede. Enjoy delicious pancakes and live music, and connect with artists to celebrate the vibrant community in the heart of Marda Loop. Fun, food and creativity await!

Stampede Pancake Breakfast

July 11, 2024, 9am – 12pm 
Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St. SW)
Free to attend

With the help of the Calgary Stampede Batter Boys and Western Welcome, Contemporary Calgary is rustling up a free traditional breakfast with live music and drop-in art activities. While you’re there, go inside and explore their Stampede exhibition, The Wagon Burner and Other Stories.

Silver Shadows: Death and the Feminist Gaze in Cinema

July 11, 2024, 6 – 8pm 
Sparrow Artspace (36 4 St. NE)
Free to attend
, registration required

Join Death Bloom Collective for a discussion and screening based on the topic of death and the moving image. Offering her own personal feminist lens with which to process grief on screen, Katie Wackett will lead participants through various examples from Hollywood film noir to experimental documentary work.

Open Studio for 55+ 

July 12, 2024, 1 – 4pm 
Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St. SW) 
Free to attend, registration required 

Contemporary Calgary’s Open Studio for 55+ on Fridays in July invites participants to bring projects they are currently engaged in, or ideas and materials, for an opportunity to work with the support of peers and a facilitator with a background in visual art. 

Inglewood Night Market

July 12, 2024, 5 – 10pm 
Inglewood (10 Ave. & 10 St. SE)
Free to explore

The Inglewood Night Market is a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods, and a stage featuring local musicians. Check out curated local artisans, makers and small businesses, live music and more!

Showcase & Market

July 13, 2024, 10am – 6pm 
cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29 Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Check out cSPACE Marda Loop’s next Showcase Event, Market Day + Beer Garden! Start with live music and local vendors at The Market, followed by their annual Beer Garden featuring refreshing brews from Blindman Brewing. Enjoy a vibrant community atmosphere where fun, music and great finds await!

Lyndl Hall and Hildegard Press

July 13, 2024, 1 – 5pm 
in a greenhouse (4611 Greenview Dr. NE)
Free to explore

Check out new works by Lyndl Hall and publications from Hildegard Press Projects viewable in person for one day only. Lyndl Hall’s new sculptural and graphic works point to the ways spaces are maintained as distinct conceptual and temporal realms. Hildegard Press is for the collection and distribution of printed matter concerned with the periphery.

Market Nights

July 13, 2024, 3 – 9pm 
Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)
Free to explore

Get ready for Market Nights! Shop for a wide variety of artisan products made by local vendors every week at Heritage Park’s front plaza. From one-of-a-kind jewelry to mouthwatering treats, and a whole lot more, there’s a diverse array of discoveries waiting for you!

MFNS Ethnocultural Fair

July 14, 2024, 1 – 5pm 
Marlborough Park Community Association (6021 Madigan Dr. NE)
Free to attend

Join Muslim Families Network Society (MFNS) for a Ethnocultural Fair where multiple cultural organizations will showcase their culture through art, food and cultural performances. The event is family friendly and will have fun activities for children as well for adults.

Poetry Parlour Open Mic

July 16, 2024, 7pm 
Pachamama Soul Flavour Emporium (Suite #2110, 830 Canyon Meadows Dr. S)
Free to attend/participate

Join host Ashley Frerichs at the next Poetry Parlour. Open mic sign-up starts at 7pm. There are limited slots available and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Their featured reader this month is the powerful poet, Blair Palmer Yoxall.

ChamberFest West Community Concert

July 16, 2024, 7:30 – 9:30pm 
cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29 Ave. SW)
Free to attend

ChamberFest West kicks into high gear as genre-bending classical-folk crossover musicians and Juno winners The Fretless perform with singer-songwriter Madeleine Roger, followed by a unique pairing of cello and piano with Nicholas Canellakis and Roman Rabinovich. Macedonian clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski then joins Roman and Chris Sies to create a magical blend.

Antyx Youth Programming 

Various venues 
Free to participate 

Antyx Community Arts invites youth ages 12 – 18 to participate in a number of their programs focused on providing safe spaces for creative expression including their mural projects, Youth Arts Action, The Film Lab and more! 

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