25 Top Things to Do this Week in Calgary Area – May 27 to June 2, 2019

25 Top Things to Do this Week in Calgary Area - May 27 to June 2, 2019

4th Street Lilac Festival

From fabulous festivals worthy of a day trip to Calgary’s signature events like 4th Street Lilac Festival, here are 25 great ways to enjoy an entertaining week in Calgary. Many events happening this week are free to attend.

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Free Things to do in June in Calgary

Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Fairy Tales Presentation Society  celebrate local and national queer artists and share diverse stories based in film. As the largest queer film festival in Canada outside of Vancouver and Toronto, the Film Festival feature dozens of entertaining and thought-provoking films each year. Innovative programming ensures that film leaps from the screen to the lived experience, through panels, Q & As and other related events ... More Details
When :

May 24 – June 2, 2019

Where :
Central Library, 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
How much :
$10 & up
Riverview Artists May  Show & Sale

Riverview Artists May Show & Sale

The 12 artists who make up the Riverview Artists Group invite you to view their latest exhibit of original paintings. Finding inspiration in a wide range of subjects, they express their ideas in a variety of styles and techniques. There will be a chance to win a unique painting created at one of our Shared Vision events. An artists will be in attendance each day and we look forward to ... More Details
When :

May 27 to 31, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where :
ATCO Park, 5302 Forand St SW, Calgary
How much :
Free
Evolve Retreat Co Kundalini Yoga

Evolve Retreat Co Kundalini Yoga

A window into the Evolve Retreat Co. wellness experience. Join us for 2 hour Kundalini practice with Sarah Harvie at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. You will leave this workshop with effective Kundalini “technologies” to use in your daily life to boost your nervous system & manage stress. Come find out what the Kundalini Revolution is all about ... More Details
When :

Tuesday, May 28 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where :
Crosswaters Resort, Terrace Drive, Kananaskis
How much :
$30
Cher: Here We Go Again Tour

Cher: Here We Go Again Tour

Following the recent global success and rave reviews for Cher's role in the Mamma Mia 2 – Here We Go Again film, the multi-award winning singer, actress and show-stopping performer will be crossing the U.S. for the first time in five years. Cher is expected to perform many of her hits along with some new songs from the Dancing Queen album – Cher's tribute to the music of ABBA ... More Details
When :

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 7:30 PM

 

Where :
Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
How much :
$50.95 & up
Ghost Opera

Ghost Opera

The dead tell their side of the story in this wildly dramatic reimagining of an ancient Greek tale brought to you by Canada's masters of puppetry for adults. Combining a haunting score by celebrated composer Veronika Krausas, a darkly funny libretto by Giller Prize-winning author André Alexis, and the fantastical visual universe of the internationally renowned Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Ghost Opera is a musical spectacle unlike anything you've seen before ... More Details
When :

May 29–June 8, 2019

Where :
The Grand, 608 1 St SW, Calgary
How much :
$29.99 - $59.99 +charges
Cannonball!  A Festival of Youth Theatre

Cannonball! A Festival of Youth Theatre

2019 Cannonball Festival features six plays written, directed, performed, designed, and stage managed by youth! This year, we are also featuring CYPT's touring library show Itsy Bitsy: Confessions of an Eight-Legged Washout by Charlotte Nixon as part of the fun ... More Details
When :

May 30 – June 2, 2019

Where :
West Village Theatre, 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
How much :
$5
FUNNYFEST Calgary Comedy Festival

FUNNYFEST Calgary Comedy Festival

The 19th annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival features 11 days & nights of comedy, 9 venues, 70 performers, and 11 themes ... More Details
When :

May 30 — June 9, 2019

Where :
Various Venues, Calgary
How much :
$20 & up
Jesus Christ Superstar  Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar" recounts the last days of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, his betrayer. As Jesus' following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the woman Mary Magdalene. After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him ... More Details
When :

May 30 to June 9, 2019

Where :
Cite des Rocheuses Theatre, 4800 Richard Rd SW, Calgary
How much :
$15 - $25
Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Three small words will transport you into a literary classic, filled with both the perils of nature and the dangers of obsession. Three small words will ignite the story of one man’s relentless and unbending quest for revenge. Three small words will show you all that most maddens and torments and breaks the mind of this one man, and destroys the lives of those who would follow him into the ... More Details
When :

May 31- June 8, 2019

Where :
The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue Southwest, Calgary
How much :
$19 - $23
Calgary Stampeders vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Calgary Stampeders vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

The off-season wait is finally over! Don’t miss out on your first chance to see the Stamps 2018 Grey Cup Championship team back in action! Bring your crew down to McMahon Stadium to watch the Stamps take on the Riders in our 2019 showcase game. Plus, make sure to arrive at the Stadium early starting at 5 p.m. for our CUPS Kickoff Tailgate Party at the Gridiron Gardens! ... More Details
When :

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Where :
McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
How much :
$36.5 - $128.25
Way Out West Fest

Way Out West Fest

Way Out West Fest is an innovative and world-class West-centric festival that showcases, inspires and supports our rich western heritage and modern West community. It provides a portal to an authentic West – think of it as a great mash-up of the past and present. Take part, celebrate your West and allow it into your bones, your footprint and your soul. Let it define you and your future heritage ... More Details
When :

May 31 to June 2, 2019

Where :
Various Venues, Calgary & Area
How much :
Varies
Calgary Night Market

Calgary Night Market

Come down and enjoy our live market on friday nights once a month in Bridgeland this summer! A night time of fun shopping with friends and family. We are a culturally diverse market that sell handmade and local goods. Indulge in delicious street foods and more ... More Details
When :

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 5 PM – 11 PM

Where :
917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary
How much :
Free
Prokofiev + Mahler with Yefim Bronfman

Prokofiev + Mahler with Yefim Bronfman

One of the world’s great artists, Yefim Bronfman performs Prokofiev’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2. Mahler’s towering Fourth — a symphonic vision of Heaven, as seen through the eyes of a child — featuring rising Canadian soprano Anne-Marie MacIntosh, concludes this monumental programme ... More Details
When :

Friday, May 31 , 2019 | 7:30 PM
Saturday,  June 1, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Where :
Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
How much :
$25 to $85
The Calgary Orchid Show

The Calgary Orchid Show

Explore beautiful orchid displays by visiting and local societies, largest mass of orchids in flower to be shown in Calgary, vendors offering a wide selection of plants / supplies and educational demonstrations! ... More Details
When :

Saturday, June 1 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 2 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Where :
Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Drive Northwest, Charleswood, Calgary
How much :
$10
Horde at the Hive: Viking Village

Horde at the Hive: Viking Village

Travel back in time and experience the fascinating world of Norse culture by taking a trip to our Viking Village for some genuine family fun! Come cheer on epic displays of live-action battle reenactments (kids get to do mock battles too), throughout the weekend, or take a stroll through the crafters market ... More Details
Where :
Chinook Honey Company, Okotoks
How much :
$5 per car
Clothesline Festival & Art Sale

Clothesline Festival & Art Sale

Come enjoy the 80-acre historic Leighton property with many family-fun activities including live music, artist demonstrations, childrens' art activities, face painting (by donation) and local food vendors. And if you can tear your eyes away from the art, we have a stunning 300-mile Rocky Mountain view as our backdrop! ... More Details
When :

June 1 to 2, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Where :
Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St W, Millarville, Foothills No. 31
How much :
free admission
Turner Valley’s Discovery Days and Black Diamond Parade

Turner Valley’s Discovery Days and Black Diamond Parade

An annual tradition and one of the best, free events in the Calgary Area, the Diamond Valley Parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and is celebrating its 52nd amazing year of entertaining generations of locals and visitors. A full day of family fun follows in both towns. Live music and a pop-up market will fill the downtown immediately after the parade.  The fun day’s festivities features bounce houses, a petting ... More Details
When :

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 10:00 AM.-5:00 PM

Where :
Various Venues, Turner Valley/Black Diamond
How much :
Free
Rupaul's Drag Race: Season 11 Tour

Rupaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour

The 11th season of Emmy Award-winning RuPaul's Drag Race has proven itself to be the most fashionable, fearless and jaw-dropping spectacle in Drag Race herstory! Try not to gag while you watch your favorite Season 11 Queens work that runway and show off their fiercest looks. Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1 ... More Details
When :

Saturday, June 01, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Where :
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary
How much :
$77.25 & up
Airdrie Children's Festival‎

Airdrie Children’s Festival‎

Join for the second annual festival hosted by Airdrie Children’s Festival Society (ACFS). The event  will feature a Children’s Village play area, children’s entertainment, and inspiration stations, created to inspire kids in learning activities with the goal of exposing them to future career opportunities. In addition, youth can participate in free workshops, such as cooking, pottery, drawing and painting, story writing and computer coding, located around the city ... More Details
When :

June 1-2, 2019

Where :
Nose Creek Park, Airdrie
How much :
Free
Rhubarb Fest

Rhubarb Fest

Come out for another day of family fun and activities during our vibrant community festival. Activities include Village Brewery Beer Garden, Live music powered by BassBus, Springfree Trampolines, Marketplace with various vendors, artists, businesses, organizations and City of Calgary departments, Butterfield Acres Petting Zoo, and many more fun activities! ... More Details
When :

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 11 AM – 5 PM

Where :
The Southwood Community Centre, 11 Sackville Drive Southwest, Calgary
How much :
Free/Donations to Calgary Food Bank appreciated!
Calgary Ukrainian Festival

Calgary Ukrainian Festival

Enjoy all the amazing sights and sounds of true Ukrainian heritage, passion and culture. With main stage performances occurring throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday, a full fledged market place, traditional Ukrainian cuisine, children’s activities, and premium Ukrainian beer and vodka - the Calgary Ukrainian Festival has something for everyone! ... More Details
When :

Saturday, June 01, 2019 | 10:00 AM to Midnight
Sunday, June 02, 2019 | 10:00 AM to  5:00 PM

Where :
Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Ave SE, Calgary
How much :
$6.00 to $12.00
Panel One Comic Creator Festival

Panel One Comic Creator Festival

The Panel One Comic Creator Festival is an annual event celebrating local comic creators. The event will allow attendees to meet and discover local Canadian creators, participate in workshops and hear captivating panels throughout the day. With programming specific to children, and over 50 tabling creators, we have something for everyone ... More Details
When :

Saturday,June 1, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Where :
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary
How much :
0-$5
Andre-Philippe Gagnon

Andre-Philippe Gagnon

The Legendary Man of a 1000 voices Award Winning Impressionist ... More Details
When :

Sunday, June 02, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Where :
Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary
How much :
$48.25 & up
4th Street Lilac Festival

4th Street Lilac Festival

Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching. At the Lilac Festival, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for a trendy ... More Details
When :

Sunday, June 02, 2019  | 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where :
4th St SW Between 13th Ave and Elbow Dr, Calgary
How much :
Free

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