Events in Calgary: June 9 to 11, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities

1. Summer Skirmish

Watch re-enactments and demonstrations, Viking raids, medieval duels, gladiatorial combat, musketry and cannonades! Interact with heroes of battle dressed in spectacular period costumes and uniforms. Be transported back in time and witness history being altered … right before your eyes. Details

June 10 & 11, 2017

The Military Museums, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

$2 child, $5 adult, $10 per car (max 5 people)

2. Bridgeland Cultura Fest

3rd Annual Bridgeland Cultura Fest, a one-day street festival that will showcase our culture, history and diverse blend of character. This year we will focus on bring community together with local businesses and residents to share in music, food and merchandise. Details

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Bridgeland Riverside Community Association – 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary


3. The Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road on a magical circus journey to Oz! Cirque du Flip combines circus arts and theatre for a one of a kind performance that the whole family will love! Details

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM &, 6:30 PM

Flip Arts, Bay 3, 4500 5 St NE, Calgary

$15 to $20

4. Baby Animal Festival

Treat your family or friends to our heart melting Baby Animal Festival. Prepare for a day full of memories as you meet and greet all our spring farm animals (piglets, calf, donkeys, ponies, bunnies, goats, lambs, kittens, ducklings, and chicks). Plus, enjoy all our other great attractions including pony rides, tractor pulled rides, mini golf, petting zoo, sheep sheering demo, playground activities, and more. Details

June 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Calgary Corn Maze, 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View County



II. Live Music

1. The Planets

Classical Special! Holst’s interplanetary tour de force is a must-see symphonic event, featuring an impressively huge orchestra. This blockbuster performance closes the 2016/2017 Classics Season in spectacular fashion. Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday as Principal Trumpet Adam Zinatelli debuts an exciting new Calgary Philharmonic co-commissioned Trumpet Concerto written to honour the occasion. Details

June 9 & 10, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

$20.00 – $80.00 + charges.

2. The Music of Harry Connick Jr.

This final concert of our season will celebrate the music of Grammy award winner, artist & composer, Harry Connick Junior. Join the Calgary Jazz Orchestra in celebrating the sounds of Connick’s big band swing and New Orleans Funk! Featuring CJO’s very own Johnny Summers on vocals and Egor Ukoloff on piano. Details

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 09:30 PM

River Park Church, 3818 14a Street SW, Calgary

$20.00 – $30.00 + charges.

3. Performance in the Park

June 9th: Featuring Hedley with Ria Mae

June 10th: Featurng Walk off the Earth with Amistad and the Winner of the CBCMusic’s 2017 Searchlight contest. Details

June 9 & 10, 2017

Cascade Gardens, Banff

$25 to $35

4. O Canada! My Home

The choirs of ARCS will stage a tribute to Canada’s 150th Anniversary and celebrate its own 15th Anniversary in a fully staged production entitled “O Canada! My Home”. With colorful costumes, choreography, theatrical elements, professional lighting and the intimacy of the Martha Cohen Theatre, ARCS will share the pride, patriotism and passion of Canada in a dynamic production sure to inspire and entertain. Details

June 10 & 11, 2017

Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary

$24.00 – $29.75

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

Join us in Pumphouse Park for thrilling outdoor performances by some of Calgary’s most exciting emerging artists, including dance on a bench and storytelling amongst the trees. Our eclectic set of artists work in the Calgary community as arts administrators, dance teachers, violin players, company-starters – and they’re now taking a stab at site-specific performance!

June 6 – 10, 2017

Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary


2. Little Red

Youth, violence, sexuality, family, and growing up; a visceral retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale set against a modern landscape.Three years in the making: the ensemble of Major Matt Mason Collective members led by Eric Rose of Ghost River Theatre will re-form to present this highly theatrical devised creation. Details

Tuesday, May 30 to Sunday, June 11, 2017

The West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary

$15 to $25

3. The Drowning Girls

Bessie. Alice. Margaret. All three women thought George Joseph Smith was the man of their dreams. Now all three are dead. THE DROWNING GIRLS is a lyrical exploration of a trio of murdered wives who gather evidence against their murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. One Yellow Rabbit Co-Founders Blake Brooker and Denise Clarke lead an incredible creative team in bringing this macabre fantasia to the Vertigo stage. Details

May 13 to June 11, 2017

Vertigo Theatre, Calgary

$20 & up

4. FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

17th annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, offers over 11000 punchlines, 11 days & nights of comedy, 70 performers, and 11 themes. FunnyFest does it all — from high brow to low brow and everything in between!

June 1 to 11, 2017

Various Venues, Calgary


5. Humainologie Short Film Festival

Join us at The Globe Cinema to share in an evening of films that allow us to step into the shoes of others and share our human stories; that stimulate empathy, encourage inclusivity and respect for all humans; and that promote the recognition of our shared humanity.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM

Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary



LABELLED: The production includes a photography exhibit featuring portraits of 14 Calgarians who share their real stories about labels they have held and that may have defined, reduced or wounded them. Some portraits are accompanied by short audio stories. LABELLED also features a short film, dance, music, and theatre productions (by Humainologie and Swallow A Bicycle Theatre).

June 1 to 10, 2017

Motel Theatre – Arts Commons, 225 – 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$15 to $20

7. Mixed Bill

The School of Alberta Ballet’s year end presentation includes performances by the School’s Professional and Post Secondary Divisions and Alberta Ballet II. Details

June 9 & 10, 2017

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

$24.00 – $48.00

8. The Suncor Stage One Festival of New Work

For 30 years Lunchbox Theatre has been dedicated to the creation, development and production of new Canadian one-act plays, many of which have gone on to great acclaim after their premiere on our stage. June 2017 we will commemorate this remarkable achievement, as well as celebrating the astounding contribution of Stage One’s corporate sponsor SUNCOR ENERGY for their 30 years of remarkable partnership.

June 9 – 24, 2017

Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Ave SE


9. Next To Normal

Next To Normal debuted Off-Broadway in 2008, was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards in 2009, and is now on stage here in Calgary! It is a heartfelt story surrounding Diana Goodman, who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and her family as they cope with a tragic loss and explore what it means to try and survive…even when life is insane. This production bravely explores themes of love, loss, mental health, and to what lengths we will go to have a “normal” life. Details

June 03 to 17, 2017

Vertigo Theatre, 161, 115 – 9 Avenue SE

$25 to $30

IV. Sport

1. Calgary Stampeders

Come down to McMahon Stadium for your first chance to see the Red & White in pre-season action in 2017. The Stamps will host the BC Lions in this exciting pre-season matchup which will help decide who will make the cut and who will lead the team in 2017! Details

vs BC Lions on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Kickoff at 7:00PM

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW


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NAHA Hockey Weekly Sunday Night Shinny: Sunday evenings | 7PM @ 5749 76 Ave. S.E., Calgary
Calgary Beginner Shinny Mondays: Mondays in June, 2017 | 08:15PM – 09:30PM

2. Spruce Meadows National

Best athletes from the world’s top show jumping nations compete for top prize money and international acclaim during the Spruce Meadows National,the first tournament in the Spruce Meadows Summer Series. This series of tournaments attract over 1,000 horses and riders from all over North and South America. Details

June 7 – 11, 2017.

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

$5 per person

3. Canada vs Georgia

Canada takes on Georgia in a crucial match up and impact on the World Rugby rankings.
Curtain Raiser Match: Calgary Mavericks vs. Edmonton Gold U21 Men Details

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Calgary Mavericks vs. Edmonton Gold U21 Men | 12:00 PM
Canada vs Georgia | 3:00PM

Calgary Rugby Park
9025 Shepard Rd SE, Calgary

$35 – $150

4. Nitro Circus Live

The stunts performed in Nitro Circus Live are among the most dangerous in the world. When athletes are attempting insane stunts 40 feet in the air over a 75 foot gap, the weather conditions have to be perfect as the onset of rain, dew, wind or other factors could be fatal.Details

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 5:00 PM

McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

$39 – $99

5. Jayman BUILT MS Walk

Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. When you join the Jayman BUILT MS Walk, you join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research happening right here in Canada. It’s an exciting time for MS research, and your fundraising will help improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS today, and those who may receive a diagnosis tomorrow. Details

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Prince’s Island Park, Calgary


6. WWF’s Kids’ Run for Nature

WWF-Canada’s Kids’ Run for Nature is a 1 km and 5 km fun run that brings local communities and kids together to celebrate nature and raise funds to help protect wild species and their habitats across Canada.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Various Venues

Confederation Park, 905 30 Ave NW, Calgary
Auburn Bay Green-space, 7 Auburn Bay Ave SE, Calgary

$10 to $20

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events


1. Beiseker Lions’ 99th Country Fair

99th Beiseker Lions Country Fair. Events include Annual Parade, Beiseker Show & Shine, Beer Gardens, Sky Divers, Beef Supper , Family Dance, Cabaret, Bouncy Houses and more! Details

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 01:00 AM

Various Venues, Village of Beiseker


2. Calgary Horror Con

The Calgary Horror Con is the largest gathering of Horror Fans in Canada. The show consists of Celebrity Guests, Panels, Workshops and Movie Screenings. We have over 70 different Horror related vendors and artists. Details

Saturday, June 10 to Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre – 2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary

$20 – $35

3. Empathy Week

Empathy Week is a seven-day festival of events that promote empathy, human connection, and the recognition of our shared humanity. Empathy Week is curated by Humainologie and is a community initiative with numerous partners and Calgarians coming together to host a variety of events. Details

June 1 to 7, 2017

Various locations in Calgary

most events are free

5. Living With Wildlife Town Hall

Did you know that over 400 species of wildlife live within the City of Calgary? Do you have questions about the wildlife we share our city with? The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, in association with the Alberta Wilderness Association, would like to invite you to our first annual Living With Wildlife Town Hall. Details

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

AWA Cottage School, 455 12 St NW


6. Mountain Biking

My Sporting Life, Our Canada Speaking Series – “Mountain Biking – Where To Go & What You Need To Know” Matt is the founder of popular ski and outdoor blog Powder Matt. Not just a ski aficionado, Matt spends the off-season riding Canada’s spectacular mountain trails. Whether you are a beginner or have spent years on a mountain bike, Matt will give you something new. Details

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Sporting Life at Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary


7. Neighbourhood Party!

Join Trickle Creek Designer Homes in Altadore as they celebrate the opening of their brand new show home with a COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY! Join in on the fun and enjoy: street hockey with local hockey players HAYDN FLEURY, JAKE BEAN & CALE FLEURY, street basketball, DJ Sonidef, Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, BBQ and cold treats! Details

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM

2005 48 Avenue SW, Calgary


8. In Full Bloom – Fun, Flirty & Fabulous

Join the Party with International Award Winning Artist Glenda Savard. Her latest POP-UP Gallery features her sunny expressionist oil paintings and her first collection for the home and fashions for charming women. Details

Saturday June 10, 2017 | 10AM – 5PM

Willowridge Community Centre – 680 Acadia Dr. SE. Calgary


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9. A Tail to Remember

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) will be hosting A Tail to Remember fundraiser. Those in attendance will be entertained as they watch talented local artists turn blank canvasses into distinct pieces of artwork throughout the night. At the end of the evening, the art will be live auctioned off to the highest bidder. Details

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Best Western Plus Village Park Inn Calgary, 1804 Crowchild Trail Northwest



10. 20 Years of Serving Calgary’s Kids Together

Third Academy proudly celebrates our 20th anniversary serving the needs of children in Calgary. Since 1997, we have been providing Calgary children with educational opportunities to succeed. Third Academy could not operate without community support, and has helped thousands of children over the past two decades. Details

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM.

Gasoline Alley, Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.


11. Mini Photo Sessions Fundraiser

A day of mini photo sessions with published, award winning photographer Sandy L Smith. Fresh floral crowns from Antheia Floral for precious heads… pets or children! Fundraiser for Dogs With No Names. Dr. Judith Samson French will be there for book signing and Ask a Vet. Vendors snacks, fun and fabulous fine art portrait sessions at a price you cannot afford to miss. Details

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Voltage Creative Garage in Marda Loop. 2101 34th Ave. Sw Calgary


12. Downtown West Community Cleanup

This event encourages community residents to responsibly recycle household items and help divert waste from Calgary’s landfills. London Drugs will be accepting the items for responsible recycling.eCycle Solutions will be accepting electronics and electrical equipment (TVs, VCRs, computers, monitors, printers, small appliances, etc).City of Calgary will be accepting organic waste and large items that are at the end of their usable life and cannot be recycled (old mattresses, furniture, household items, etc.) Details

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Kerby Center Parking Lot, 1133 7 Ave SW, Calgary


13. Kensington Foodie Festival

Kensington is excited to be hosting the 1st Annual Kensington Foodie Festival in partnership with City Palate. To showcase the importance of supporting local, the unique bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood will be hosting a variety of food related events. Details

Wednesday, June to Sunday, June 11, 2017

Various Venues – Kensington

Free & Ticketed events

14. Brazilian Dance & Capoeira Show

Come and enjoy the diverse cultures of Brazil with gravity-defying acrobatics, fast-paced martial arts and vibrant dances all set to rhythmic, live music! Axe Capoeira Calgary’s annual Brazilian Dance & Capoeira Show will feature local and international performers. Details

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 02:00 PM

Eau Claire Market, Calgary


15. Utopia Factory

Utopia Factory is a suite of three exhibitions exploring architectural monuments and the urban fabric in the formation of national and civic identity. Details

May 4 – July 30, 2017
WED – SUN | 12-6PM

Contemporary Calgary, 117 8 Avenue SW, Calgary



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