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Neil Zeller captured families in socially distant portraits during the pandemic lockdown. The result is the exhibition Porchraits, on display until Oct. 31 at the Glenbow Museum. At Glenbow, glenbow.org.
The fall exhibitions — three solo exhibitions by Liz Magor, Samuel Roy-Bois and Jon Sasaki — at the Esker Foundation open Friday. At Esker Foundation, eskerfoundation.com.
Wordfest brings Zsuzsi Gartner and her first novel The Beguiling to Calgarians Thursday night with an online event that is “part conversation, part reading, and part audience confessionals.” Online, wordfest.com.
Rise Up brings together Calgary festivals Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary ReggaeFest, Stampede, Big Winter Classic and the Calgary International Blues Festival for six safety-conscious concerts over three days you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. Performers include Sargeant x Comrade, Jade Eagleson, PowerHouze Band, Sunglaciers, and The Groove Crew. At Telus Spark, showpass.com/o/bigartdrivein.
Inside Telus Spark, Fridays are Fiver Fridays where adults can enjoy the full run of the place for $5 admission. At Telus Spark, sparkscience.ca.
SensoryBox, the latest sense-tingling theatrical event from Ghost River Theatre, features a mysterious box and guidance from actor Mike Tan. You can be one of 20 people to experience it in theatre each night or you can get the experience sent to you at home. At West Village Theatre and online, ghostrivertheatre.com.
Vertigo Theatre also gets in on the at-home theatre experience with The Voice on the Wire, a 30-minute radio mystery. Online, vertigotheatre.com.