calgary Events

Thursday May 25th, 2017

Full Steam Ahead for Students

May 25

You are to invited to support our first Full STEAM Ahead for students fundraising event. A cocktail reception featuring exciting entertainment, culinary creations from CBE students, a silent auction, and Keynote speaker, Brian Keating! Education Matters is a charitable trust that funds innovative enhancement programs to help Calgary Board Of Education elementary and secondary students excel and enrich their learning experiences. Full details 

#whatif

May 25 Other event Events

What if we imagined what we could do together to end extreme poverty…and then we did it. The evening includes a sit-down dinner, live music, silent and live auctions, and an opportunity to experience CAUSE Canada’s work in West Africa and Central America. Learn about how CAUSE Canada is working with people living in extreme… Full details 

6th Annual Flat Track Fever – Roller Derby Tournament

May 26 - May 28

From May 26 – 28, 2017 Chinook City Roller Derby League will be hosting the sixth annual Flat Track Fever Roller Derby Tournament! The tournament will take place at the Acadia Recreation Complex, in Calgary’s Southeast. This event will once again be the highlight of the roller derby season. Teams from British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan will be skating the track this year. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00, $15.00 and $30.00 and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com, NERD Roller Skates in Inglewood, and at the door. Flat Track Fever expects over 2000 spectators, 240 skaters, 100 officials, and 50 volunteers over the three days. Be part of the fun! Full details 

FCA Calgary Chapter Absolutely Art Exhibition and Sale

May 26 - May 27

The Calgary Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists presents Absolutely Art Exhibition and Sale Friday May 26 from 4 PM to 9 PM and Saturday May 27 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Earl Grey Golf Course at 6540-20 St SW. 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. Free Admission and Free Parking. Full details 

Field of Dreams

May 26 Sports event Sports

The first annual Field of Dreams Charity Classic is the coolest slowpitch game of the year! In support of The Canadian Centre for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Life Choice Dynamics, Field of Dreams will feature players and alumni from the Calgary Stampeders, the Calgary Flames and the Okotoks Dawgs battling one another on… Full details 

Land’s End Ensemble 20th Anniversary Celebration with guest percussionist Evelyn Glennie

May 26

“provocative, brilliant and relevant…” – Calgary Herald 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. Land’s End Ensemble is proud to be celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a part of the Soundscape Series. Full details 

The Pace Off

May 27

In this wicked race, Teams shall compete against each other to be the FIRST to reach the final pit-stop, and bring home the winning title. However! The path to victory is no easy feat. Full details 

Women2Warrior

May 27

We know there is a warrior in the heart of every woman. Challenge yourself, challenge others and register for the 2017 Woman2Warrior Calgary, a women’s only charity obstacle adventure race benefiting Easter Seals Alberta and Children’s Hospital Aid Society. To register visit the Woman2Warrior Calgary website. Full details 

May Mystery Madness – May 27 – Varsity Community Hall

May 27

This Saturday it’s May Mystery Madness at the CHBS Varsity Pop Up Show. All our prizes are MYSTERY PRIZES and we have 15 AWESOME prizes for you to win!!! Pop by on Saturday May 27th from 10am-4pm, win a prize and meet some amazing vendors. * Free Entry * 25 Grab Bags * 100$ Door Prize * Mystery Prize Draws Every Hour * 7 Bonus Mystery Prizes * Sample & try before you buy * Learn how to start your own business * Network and make some new like minded friends May 27, 10am-4pm Varsity Community Hall 4303 Varsity Dr NW We have vendor openings for all of 2017, please contact us by private message and include your company name so we can send you open dates and more information. Full details 

Toni’s Ride

May 27 Other event Events

On May 27th The Toni Kohn-Woodward Foundation will host its 3rd annual Toni’s Ride, a multi spin studio fundraiser raising much needed funds and awareness supporting local programs that serve young women at risk in our community. The following spin studios have rallied together to champion this event. Core Spin Studio, Soul Studios, Hotshop –… Full details 

Free: 2nd Annual Womens Conference 2017

May 27

This is a free event open to all women in the community 18+ We will be having in attendance 5 awesome speakers who will Empower and Inspire there will be vendors offering products and information. We are also partnering with the Calgary food bank they will be there to accept all non-perishable donations from participants. Full details 

#BeCubed Mural Reveal

May 27

Please join us Saturday, May 27 to witness the official unveiling of Bridgeland’s #becubed mural. In September 2016, through the imaginative collaboration of Buds of Buds, Bucci and Beakerhead (BBB), the #becubed mural competition was opened up to Calgary makers. The first phase of the expansive mural was created collaboratively by artists Ivan Ostapenko, Tanner Hamilton, and Chris Casso, with artistic direction from Kathryn Pearce. Participants from the community painted a pre-fabricated cube, photographed it and entered the competition to complete the mural by tagging their works with #becubed on Instagram. Through judicial panel, Michelle Hoogveld was announced our winning artist! Her colourful contribution adds vibrancy to this mural in a much-loved space in Bridgeland. Please join us in celebration at our ribbon cutting Saturday, May 27 in the Bucci Radius parking lot (102 4 St NE) near Luke’s Drug Mart from 5 to 5:45 pm. The event will include story-telling on the making of the mural and opportunities to meet the artist team. Thank you for showing your support to artists in our community. Your support is valued and helps to shape and grow the arts within our communities. Be there or be square! For questions and/or information on future events, see our website (budsofbuds.com), Instagram (@budsofbuds), Facebook (@relianceblock) or Twitter (@budsofbuds). Full details 

5th Annual Splash of Red

May 27

The 5th Annual Splash of Red benefit, in support of HIV Community Link, is on May 27th at the Fairmont Palliser. For one night only, the Alberta Room will be transformed into a captivating assortment of music, dance and entertainment. Splash of Red raises awareness of the issue surrounding HIV, and proviese criticle funds to… Full details 

Locks & Frocks Charity Gala 7

May 27

PSA: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4th, 2017 Locks & Frocks 7 Hair & Fashion Charity Gala In support of The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Alberta We are extremely pleased to announce that we are producing the “Locks & Frocks 7” which is to take place Saturday May 27th, 2017. Locks & Frocks is an evening of Divine Decadence. Whether it was the awe-inspiring angel winged models, the ambiance of the fashion floating through the private gallery of the Freemason Hall or the beat of the outstanding music; everyone that will be in attendance will feel that they have been transported to an event that would be in New York, Miami or LA. We continue to challenge the hair artists over the last couple of years and we were never let down. We are now pleased to present the 7th instalment of this Gala in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Alberta. “Locks & Frocks 7” believes in showcasing the talents and uniqueness in Calgary through the amazing Hair styling talents of dk.envy, Shag Salon and Chrome Hair Design. These talented stylists will be paired with the beautiful fashions from local designers, boutiques and stylists. Now why should you attend? Well this year’s Locks & Frocks 7 is in support of the Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Southern Alberta. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Alberta has proudly acknowledged us; Delisle Marketing & Events Inc in our endeavor to raise much needed funds for them. The proceeds raised through Locks & Frocks 7 will go to their area of greatest needs. Since 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta has been an affordable, home-like place to stay for families who must travel to Calgary for their child’s medical treatment. While every effort is made to keep the cost of maintaining and operating the House to a minimum, it will take approximately $3.1 million to operate the House each year. The House relies on dedicated support from our friends in the corporate community and individual contributors to make the House a safe and welcoming place for sick children and their families. “When our lives felt like they were falling apart, the House staff and volunteers were our pillars of strength, holding us together and instilling a sense of normalcy in our lives.”– The McPhee Family Per night, we operate each family suite at a cost of $182 and charge a nominal fee of $12 to the families staying with us. Each donation increment of $170 covers the difference between our cost and what we charge to the families. Our goal with this event is to raise at least 100 nights for the house- $17,000. The evening will offer exquisite culinary cuisine presented by 3 restaurants, signature beverages, live entertainment, the highly anticipated Hair/Fashion show, Live & Silent auction and live entertainment including a band-Dj intermigration. Date: Saturday May 27th, 2017 Time: 7:00pm Tickets: $97.77 Call 403-203-9243 Email events@dmeinc.ca Location: The Freemason Hall 330 12 AVE SW Calgary “Locks & Frocks 7” will be one of the social events of the year and is definitely not one to be missed! Tickets are now available or if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship or our Live or Silent auction please contact us at 403-203-9243 or follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DelisleMarketingAndEvents MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT Charlene Delisle Delisle Marketing & Events Inc Ph: 403-203-9243 Cell: 403-863-8079 E: cdelisle@dmeinc.ca Full details 

Barn Dance

May 27 - May 28

Envious Events is proud to present, Barn Dance in support of the 4-H program. Dance the night away while supporting your local community! Take part in our dance lessons with Outlaw Country Ltd., then continue dancing into the night with great music from MADE Entertainment DJ Services! Full details 

Film & Fantasy – Choral Works from Gaming and Movies

May 27

Travel from “far, far away” galaxies to middle-earth, with songs made familiar through gaming consoles and big budget movies. Join Mount Royal Kantorei with the Kantorei Academy Orchestra, and Bishop Carroll High School Chamber Choir for a fantastic evening. Program highlights include pieces from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Civilization 4, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Final Fantasy VII. The diverse fantasy worlds result in an unusual selection of languages, with songs in Swahili (“Baba Yetu”, Civilization 4), Urdu (“Zikr”, Bose: The Forgotten Hero), Sindarin (“Evenstar”, The Two Towers), Dovahzul (“The Song of the Dragonborn”, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim), more traditional Latin (“One Winged Angel”, Final Fantasy VII), plus some selections in English. Top it all off with a bit of Shakespeare (“Double Trouble”, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). It might sound challenging, but we guarantee that you will be singing along from your seat! Full details 

Sound of the Hollow

May 27

On May 27th & 28th, The Mount Royal University Conservatory’s Artio Choir presents “Sound of the Hollow”, a choral theatre production about finding solidarity with others to overcome one’s own personal hell. Under the direction of Jean-Louis Bleau, recognized by Avenue Magazine in 2014 as one of Calgary’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’, 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. “Sound of the Hollow” explores the turbulent and conflicted emotions that can often consume us as we journey through life. Internal battles that rage and draw us into a world of darkness and despair, a world where we struggle to see the beauty that surrounds us, the “sound of the hollow”. Full details 

Dream Things True: Music of the Imagination

May 27

Choral fans across in Calgary are in for a treat on May 27th as Coastal Sound Youth Choir joins musical forces with Edmonton Youth Choir in Dream Things True: Music of the Imagination. Under the direction of conductors Joel Tranquilla and John Wiebe, the choirs will kick-off their Western Canada tour Vancouver with a program that features a fantastic array of both Canadian and internationally composed choral works. The concert will take place in the beautiful acoustics of Symons Valley United Church in Calgary. Full details 

Get Outside and Play Week (May 27 – June 3) A Province Wide Celebration of Active, Outdoor, Nature Play in the Early Years

May 28

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. Please join in celebrating the fun and adventures that children have outdoors, by registering at getoutsideandplay.ca – it’s free, and you get great resources like kid friendly hikes and how to make a pinecone weather station. Plus, you’ll be entered to win terrific prizes. We’re starting a Get Outside and Play movement; start spreading the word (#getoutsideAB). In the Calgary area? Get Outside and Play Week kicks off at Pearce Estate Park in Calgary on Sunday, May 28th from 11:30 – 3:00. 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. Visit getoutsideandplay.ca for more information. No RSVP required. Full details 

Learn to Fish Family Clinics

Jun 1 - Sep 30 Other event Events

Discover the lure of fishing together as a family! Learn the tips and tools you need to fish in Alberta through this hands-on clinic designed for ages 6+ and a guardian. The best part? No fishing equipment or fishing licences required to participate – we’ll supply it all! Call 403-297-6561 to register. Dates: Saturdays in… Full details 

Dixie’s Tupperware Party

Jun 1

News Talk 770 welcomes “Dixie’s Tupperware Party”, an Off-Broadway production at the Event Centre in the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino on June 1! Our exclusive pre-sale runs from Friday, January 20 at 10am until Saturday, January 21 at 10pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 23 at 10am, starting… Full details 

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