The Secret Path with Mike Downie

Free This Week

This week take in a free concert courtesy of ProArts Society, celebrate community on Neighbour Day at Calgary Public Library locations, participate in various festivities celebrating National Indigenous History Month, and more!

The Woodshed

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

Acclaimed roots songwriters John Wort Hannam and T. Buckley make up The Woodshed, a modern folk duo based in Alberta. This ProArts@Noon show features original music by them as well as some interpretations of some of the duo’s musical influences.  

Open Studio for 55+ 

June 14, 2024, 1 – 4pm 
Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St. SW) 
Free to attend, registration required 

Contemporary Calgary’s Open Studio for 55+ on Fridays in June 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. 

The Market @ cSPACE Marda Loop

June 15, 2024, 10am – 2pm 
cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29 Ave. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

From handmade crafts to farm-fresh produce, this market offers something for everyone. Families can enjoy free kids’ activities led by professional artist-teachers from Jube School, while live performances by artists in Calgary’s exciting local music scene add to the atmosphere.

Neighbour Day at Calgary Public Library

June 15, 2024, 10am – 4pm
Various Calgary Public Library Locations
Free to attend

Celebrate Neighbour Day at Calgary Public Library. Enjoy special programming at Crowfoot, Judith Umbach, Saddletowne, Seton and Shawnessy libraries. Activities include an Elder Storytime, Indigenous refreshments, and performances by Indigenous artists.

The Secret Path with Mike Downie

June 15, 2024, 7 – 8:30pm
Online or in-person at Calgary Central Library (800 3 St. SE)
Free to attend
, registration required

Mike and Gord Downie were greatly impacted by Chanie Wenjack’s story, an Anishinaabe boy who ran away from his residential school. They vowed to share his story with the world. Join Mike Downie as he explores this dark chapter of residential schools and shares the importance of reconciliation.

Neighbour Day Art Festival

June 15, 2024, 10am – 3pm
Framed on Fifth (1207 5 Ave. NW)
Free to attend

Check out a mini art festival hosted by Framed on Fifth with 20 local artists displaying their craft and showing how they create. They’ll have artists demonstrating oil, pastel, acrylic, pencil, printmaking, textiles, glass and wood carving, jewelry and more. Join in on the fun!

National Indigenous Month Story Time

June 15, 2024, 10 – 10:30am 
Owl’s Nest Books (815A 49 Ave. SW)
Free to attend

You are invited to Owl’s Nest for a morning of reads honouring National Indigenous Month! ⁠Reading lineup:⁠ Métis Like Me by Tasha Hilderman & Risa Hugo⁠, Sometimes I Feel Like an Oak by Danielle Daniel & Jackie Traverse,⁠ and I Am A Rock by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard & Pelin Turgut⁠.

Kiittaamoko Passkaan (Everybody Dance) Powwow

June 15, 2024, 1 – 5pm
Harley Hotchkiss Gardens (611 4 St. SW)
Free to attend

This high-energy event and community celebration showcases vibrant Indigenous culture, song and dance. It will be a traditional Powwow, where invited traditional dancers and drum groups showcase their talents and culture and where everyone is invited to join in and dance!

Easy Days Pop-Up Market

June 16, 2024, 12 – 5pm
RiverWalk Plaza (just north of 632 Confluence Way SE)
Free to explore

Easy Days Pop-Up Markets are back in East Village! Hosted by All Things GQ, these markets showcase local designers, artists, creators, clothing curators and more. With a full day of local businesses, live music and food trucks, Easy Days markets are free to attend and open to all!

Summer Cinema Club

June 17, 2024, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (10 Ave. SW)
Free to attend, registration required

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers present a series in six parts! Watch a movie then discuss its history and current relevance. Think of this as your independent film school. Be sure to check it out!

Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies

June 17, 2024, 11:45am – 1:30pm
Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Join AAWC for the official kick off the Aboriginal Awareness Week at the opening ceremonies. It is open to all to come acknowledge, honour and celebrate Indigenous peoples’ rich and diverse culture. There will be entertainment, speeches, vendors and snacks!

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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