Events in Calgary: May 26 to 28, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities

1. Calgary International Children’s Festival

Kidsfest brings the very best in performing arts for young audiences that will inspire and ignite the imaginations of Calgary’s youngest minds. From a tale about a space-travelling mouse, to Québec’s Théâtre de L’Oeil’s enchanting adaptation of The Snow Queen, to the 2017 GRAMMY Award-winning, ‘dance-like-nobody’s-watching’ Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and everything in between. Don’t miss out on the many performances that are in store for this year!  Details

May 24 to 27, 2017

Arts Commons and Olympic Plaza. 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17

2. Go Go Peekaboo!

Soulocentric Performing Arts Society introduces 3 – 5 year olds to classical and contemporary dance, and visual storytelling. Details

May 24 to 27, 2017

Motel, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17

3. The Swinging Belles

Winners of the 2016 JUNO Award for Children’s Album of the Year, The Swinging Belles are a swing, country, and jazz band for kids. Along with guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews, the band features elementary school educators and performers Laura Winter and Erin Power who know firsthand the joy that kids feel when they can boogie to some good time music. The show is packed with music, interactive storytelling from Newfoundland, and lots of dancing. A chance for your whole group to kick up their heels!  Details

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 10:30AM and 12:30PM

Max Bell Theatre, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17 per ticket

4. Royal Canadian Family Circus

For 50 years, the Royal Canadian family Circus has been providing fun activities and entertainment for kids… and for the entire family! Most adults still recall their first trip to the circus as a youngster; sharing this experience with sons and daughter of any age creates memories and traditions that will last a lifetime. Details

MAY 26-28, 2017

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

$25-$40

5. Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

Presented by the Calgary International Children’s Festival, a visually spectacular glow-in-the-dark journey that blows away any visual tricks kids get from their screen-based entertainment. Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey is a unique, one-of-a-kind performance using electroluminescent technology, music, and movement to tell the story.  Details

Friday, May 26, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 3:00 PM

Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17 per ticket

6. Anne of Green Gables

Your community theatre company, Nose Creek Players, is proud to present Lucy Maud Montgomery’s iconic tale of Ann Shirley. This beloved Canadian yarn tells the story of an imaginative red-haired girl searching for a place to belong; for her kindred spirit.  Details

May 26 to 27, 2017

The Bert Church Live Theatre
1000 East Lake Blvd NE, Airdrie

$12

7. The Man Who Planted Trees

Can one person make a difference in the world? Make it greener? Make it better? The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who, along with his dog, journeys to plant a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland into a bountiful wonderland.  Details

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM & 01:00 PM

Engineered Air Theatre
205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17

8. Masabo

With interactive and participatory presentations, master musicians, dancers, and storytellers share the beauty and energy of traditional West African cultures in a performance that explores themes of interculturalism and community.  Details

Saturday, May 27, 2017 |  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

French Performance – May 24 & 25, 2017

Big Secret Theatre
205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17

9. A Heart in Winter

Québec’s Théâtre de L’Oeil’s enchanting adaptation of The Snow Queen. Playful puppets the story of a girl, Gerda, who journeys to find her lost friend Kai who’s heart has been frozen in the palace of the Snow Queen.  Details

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 12:25 PM

 Martha Cohen Theatre
205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17

10. Get Outside and Play Week

This special week encourages adults to jumpstart outdoor nature play with their wee ones because outdoor play is good for children and connects them with nature. Everyone is invited to Get Outside and Play! It’s for kids (0-6 years old) along with their parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, child care providers and anyone with youngsters in their life.

 It’s a BYO Picnic with a performance by Mountain Wit and several activity centres for families to build a bird house, pond dip, nature scavenger hunt and more.  Details

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Pearce Estate Park, 1440-17A Street SE, Calgary

Free

11. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

The New York Times raves about internationally-renowned kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: “With positive, relatable songs, he has fast become a favorite of kiddie radio hosts.” This year, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo was awarded Best Children’s Album at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards for his album “Infinity Plus One.” Details

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 1:30PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

$17

12. Model Trains at the Cave

Bring the family for a weekend of mini trains and maxi fun! Dozens of model railway enthusiasts showcase tiny trains from the steam era.
Saturday Only: the Canadian Pacific Railway’s mini ¼-size train, the Puffer Belly Express will be making its first ever appearance in Banff National Park. Hop aboard the award-winning train and experience what it was like to ‘ride the rails’! Details

Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM -5:00 PM

Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Ave, Banff

Free Admission

 

II. Live Music

1. [email protected] Festival

Celebrate the magnificence of composer Johann Sebastian Bach in this annual Baroque celebration. We invite you to explore the many aspects of Bach, with the grandeur of Knox United Church providing the perfect setting for this feast of riches from the world’s most revered composer. Details

May 25 to 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Knox United Church, 506 4 St SW, Calgary

$45 each concert

2. Land’s End Ensemble

JUNO®-nominated Land’s End Ensemble of Calgary (John Lowry, violin; Beth Root Sandvoss, cello; Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano; Vincent Ho, Artistic Director) is dedicated to introducing audiences to new music by Canadian and international composers, and to performing landmark chamber works of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Details

Friday, May 26, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary

$44 – $69+ charges

3. En el Patio de Sevilla

There is festive path, made of song and dance, that winds through Spain and leads to a courtyard in Sevilla. There you will find a garden filled with the joyous reunions and celebrations of friends from near and far. Join us for a night filled with live Flamenco dance, music, and song. Details

 Saturday May 27 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Evergreen Theatre #2, 1709 8th Avenue NE, Calgary

$27 to $32

4. Dan & Laurel

“…beautiful rapport…judicious violin…Frechette and Thomsen maintain absolute harmony while jumping from genre to genre…fascinating undertones and range…phenomenal guitar playing…prodigious players (with) songwriting that sets them apart…”  Details

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Gallery House, 64 ave & 14 St NW, Calgary

$25

5. Sound of the Hollow

The Mount Royal University Conservatory’s Artio choir presents Sound of the Hollow, a choral music production about finding solidarity with others to overcome one’s own personal hell. Artio pushes the boundaries of choral performance by coalescing choral music with Japanese Taiko drumming in collaboration with Paula Midori Nieckar. Artio performs not only for the ears, but also for the eyes, with dynamic visuals and choreography by award-winning choreographer Mark Kunji Ikeda. Join Artio as they immerse you in a musical journey you won’t soon forget.  Details

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary

$25

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Upcoming Concert Tours in Calgary

 

May 24: The Shins @ MacEwan Hall

May 27: April Wine @ Deerfoot Inn & Casino

May 29: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Scotiabank Saddledome

2017 Music Festivals in Alberta

Live Music & Concerts in June 

Performing Arts & Theatre in Calgary in  June

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Macbeth

Prophecies. Ambition. Murder. Madness. In Shakespeare’s famously cursed play, darkness and evil abound. Macbeth returns for an encore performance! Details

 May 12 to 27, 2017

Vertigo Theatre, Calgary

$25 to $35

 2. 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

 3. Jay Leno

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling childrens book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist its no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as the hardest working man in show business.
Details

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

$72.98 – $104.48

4. The Laws of Thermodynamics

When the end of the world came, it was not by fire or flood. It wasn’t Martians or climate change or a meteor from space. It wasn’t even revenge. Instead the end of the world was something much quieter, much softer, and much more melancholic. Now, so near to the end, one man finds himself in a place he said he’d never be with people he’d never imagined meeting – playing out the last mysterious chapter of his life in haunting parallel to the sombre fate facing our world.
Details

May 26 to June 3, 2017

  Joyce Doolittle Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Calgary

General Admission: $21.00
Student/Senior: $17.00

IV. Sport

1. Canadian National Taekwondo Championships

This is the biggest national competition that features kyorugi, poomsae and para taekwondo all in four days. Athletes will be competing in poomsae and sparring for youth, cadets, juniors, seniors, and para divisions. Cadet and junior athletes who finished 1st at this event in the applicable weight class shall be named to the 2017 cadet and junior national team.Details

May 25 to 28, 2017

Olympic Oval University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW Calgary

Day pass: adult $18, child: $5

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 10:00 PM to 11:15 PM

Sunday May 28, 2017 |6:45 PM -7:45 PM

Flames Community Arenas, Calgary

$20

3. Flat Track Fever

Chinook City Roller Derby is proud to present our Sixth annual Flat Track Fever Roller Derby Tournament! This year we are hosting two tracks with 12 women’s teams from BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.Details

May 26 to 28, 2017

Acadia Recreation Complex – 240 – 90 Ave. S.E., Calgary

$10 to $15

4. Canadian Open Judo Championships

Each year, Provincial Judo Organizations select their best athletes to compete at the Canadian Open Championships. This tournament brings together over 600 of the nations best judoka and is an excellent tool for Judo Canada to help identify their National team athletes with the possibility of awarding card points to high performance athletes. It is the nations biggest Judo competition..Details

 May 25-28, 2017

Olympic Oval, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary

adult $18, child: $5

5. Calgary Marathon

Races: 50K Ultra, Confederation 150K Relay, Confederation 150K Solo
Scotiabank 42.2K, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, Jugo Juice 10K, GoodLife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run, Scotiabank Kids Marathon. Details

May 26 to 28, 2017

Stampede Park, Calgary

Road Closures

The Health and Wellness Expo on May 25-27, 2017 @ Big Four Building in Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way Southeast, Calgary

$20 & up

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Absolutely Art Exhibition and Sale

The Calgary Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists presents Absolutely Art Exhibition and Sale! Featuring original art work in a variety of mediums, styles, and sizes. Enter to win the Door Prize an original painting by one of our members each day of the show.  Details

May 26 to 27, 2017

Earl Grey Golf Course 6540-20 St., SW Calgary

Free

2. Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

CANIFFF is a unique experience, bringing the freshest, most creative international content to encourage awareness of fashion film and provide a platform for all creators in the industry. Details

May 26 to 28, 2017

Various Venues, Calgary

$20 and up.

3. Banff Yoga Festival

Yoga. Culture. Mindfulness. Details

Friday May 26th – Sunday May 28th 2017

Fenlands Recreation Centre
100 Mt. Norquay Road, Banff

$15 & up

4. Festival of Quilts

It’s the 22nd anniversary of the Festival of Quilts, and we have a lot in store for Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show! The theme for 2017 is My Canada. Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park’s exhibits inside and out. Details

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Heritage Park Historical Village, Calgary

Regular Admission

5. Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Join us for nine days of LGBTQA film and events guaranteed to provoke, challenge and entertain.  Details

May 18 to 27, 2017

The Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary

$10 to $20

6. Locks & Frocks Charity Gala

“Locks & Frocks 7” believes in showcasing the talents and uniqueness in Calgary, and this year is no different. Fashion, Style, and Talent come together for an exemplary evening of live entertainment, and delicious foods. This year we come together to proudly support The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Alberta, with a goal to raise at least 100 nights for The House!  Details

Saturday, May 27 2017 | 7:00 PM

Freemason’s Hall
330 12 Ave SW, Calgary

$97.77 plus GST

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7. RRRHA Children’s Used Toy & Clothing Sale

Are you looking to buy some gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, or electronics? Have you accumulated gently used items? The Used Toy and Clothing Sale is the perfect opportunity!!  Details

Saturday, May 27 2017 | 10:00 AM– 2:00 PM

10709 Rocky Ridge Blvd., Calgary

Free

8. Carnival Cocktails for Cancer

Carnival Cocktails for Cancer is an evening of amazing food and creative cocktails featuring some of Alberta’s most talented bartenders and chefs. Proceeds will be directed to support critical research here in Alberta through the Canadian Cancer Society.  Details

Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 7:00PM – 10:00PM

 Hotel Arts 119 – 12th Ave SW, Calgary

$150

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