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Sunday April 21st, 2019

Theatre Calgary: Billy Elliot The Musical

Apr 9 - May 12

This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart.Set in working-class England, young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves for ballet slippers, but his widowed father cannot understand his passion. A celebration of Calgary’s local talent, this rendition of Billy Elliot The Musical will be… Full details 


Apr 13 - Apr 22

The Stratford Festival’s latest film, The Tempest, directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and for the screen by Barry Avrich, premières at Cineplex theatres across Canada on April 13.The stage production was a truly historic event, featuring theatre legend Martha Henry as Prospero, more than five decades after she made her Stratford… Full details 

Vaisakhi Mela 2019 & CII EXPO 2019

Apr 20 - Apr 21

This year, We are organizing a unique event “Canada India International Expo & Vaisakhi mela from April 20-21, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. which shall take place at Genesis Community Wellness Centre NE, Calgary Canada. It would be an excellent opportunity for your company to interact with audiences and celebrate the joy of… Full details 

Vaisakhi Mela 2019 & CII EXPO 2019

Apr 20 - Apr 21

CANADA-INDIA INTERNATIONAL EXPO (CII EXPO) 2019, will be held in Calgary (AB). It is an extensive Expo on Trade and Export. CII EXPO will provide Canadian & Indian SMEs and small businesses from all over the world to explore and expand trade and businesses in Canada and North America. It is an incredible outlet to meet… Full details 

On The Road

Apr 24

TALES storytelling presents a Storycafe, On The Road, Wednesday, April 24th, with host, Mindy Woolcott and others sharing adventures and mishaps on the road. Music with Don Graeme and Jill Cowie. Suggested donation $10. ShelfLife Books. Full details 

Under the Influence Festival – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Apr 25 - May 5

Tchaikovsky. Frank Zappa. Tanya Tagaq. John Corigliano. In the CPO’s most boundary-pushing festival, we explore the powerful influences and inspirations behind these great artists. This raucous and unforgettable musical journey shines a light on the iconoclasts — genre-defying musicians and composers — whose creativity has led to profound artistic upheaval. BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE FROM… Full details 

Celebrating 25 Years of Turning Points

Apr 25

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter hosts the 25th annual Turning Points Fundraising Gala, on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at the TELUS Convention Centre. Celebrating 25 Years of Turning Points will highlight the courageous individuals and families in our community striving to live free from family violence and abuse, as well as bring awareness to the… Full details 

Double Bill – DJD and La Otra Orilla

Apr 25 - May 12

DOUBLE BILL – DJD AND LA OTRA ORILLA APRIL 25 – MAY 12 MAGNETIKAE An Arctic flamenco tale by La Otra Orilla In this new offering, the iconoclastic duo assembles a visual environment, sound references and elegant, passionate colours, continuing a journey they began 10 years ago. A flamenco story on an ice floe—the senses… Full details 

Airdrie Home & Lifestyle Show

Apr 27 - Apr 28

The Airdrie Home & Lifestyle Show, presented by Chinook Gate is an excellent way to connect with your community plus explore home and lifestyle solutions. With over 200 Exhibitors in attendance, there is something for everyone! Come to shop, compare, try and buy. Where else can you spend $5 and be entertained for the day?… Full details 

Beacon Original Art Show & Sale

Apr 27

Annual Spring Art Show & Sale with over 25 artists in attendance showing painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. Comfortably browse and shop for unique gifts for Mother’s Day, weddings, birthdays, graduations, special holidays, retirements or treat yourself with fine art! Join us in celebrating 10 years of bringing artists and art enthusiasts… Full details 

Calgary Pet Expo

Apr 27 - Apr 28

Pet Expo is back at Spruce Meadows, April 27 + 28. Pet Expo is a 2-day consumer tradeshow that is open to the public. At the show you will find hundreds of pets, pet products, service providers, entertainers, clubs and organizations that cater to pets. The show strives to include all types of pets, anything from dogs and cats, to reptiles and other small caged exotics. All of these animals can be seen on-site during the show for you to interact with. Full details 

Qing Ming Festival

Apr 27 - Apr 28

An exhibition of the historical paintings known as the “Qing Ming Shang He Tu” (Along The River Painting) various depictions of the day-to-day people during the Song, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. As well our sponsor Dignity Memorial will be present for the duration of the festival with free seminars to educate the public regarding the… Full details 

Celebrity Hors d’Oeuvres

Apr 27

It’s the 26th annual Celebrity Hors d’Oeuvres! Hosted by Darcy Evans and Michael Bigattini, local celebrities and the city’s finest chefs team up and battle it out in an amazing hors d’oeuvres competition and rapid-fire live auction – all in support of Alberta Theatre Projects. $100 ticket price includes ALL hors d’oeuvres and drink pairings. Full details 

Young Musicians Extraordinaire with Kevin Chen (piano) & Angela Ryu (violin)

Apr 27

18-year-old violinist Angela Ryu and 12-year-old pianist Kevin Chen are “old friends” of the High River Gift of Music. Since their first appearance with the Gift of Music, they have each piled up numerous prestigious awards and have played with orchestras across the country. On April 27th, you will be wowed by two of Canada’s most extraordinarily young, gifted musicians once again. And this concert… Full details 

Lisa Brokop – Legendary Ladies of Country

Apr 27

This musical tour with award-winning performer Lisa Brokop tips its cowboy hat to the talented women of country music including hits from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris and more. There will be stories from Lisa about what these songs have meant to her and the influences that these ladies have had on her career. And… Full details 

Calgary Police Half Marathon

Apr 28

Run with a Purpose. Register now for the 39th annual Calgary Police Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk and 1km Rookies and Legends indoor fun run, April 28, 2019 at Mount Royal University. Proceeds form the event help support the Calgary Police Foundation and the six youth based programs it funds. These programs help keep… Full details 

Alberta Ballet School Open House

Apr 28

Join us for our annual open house! This free, family-friendly event takes place Sunday, April 28 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for free dance classes, crafts, interactive story time, music, contests and more! Alberta Ballet’s Hayna Gutierrez will be there from 12:30-2:30 to meet everyone and sign autographs. Come one – come all! Full details 

Alberta Ballet – The Fiddle and The Drum

May 1 - May 4

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept—its signature portrait ballets. The fruit of an intense 2-year labour of love between famed Canadian singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, and Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître, witness what the songstress describes… Full details 

The 2019 UP & Away Charity Gala

May 2

SOLD OUT! The 10th Annual UP & Away Charity Gala is happening May 2, 2019 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Catholic Family Services and the Unlocking Potential Foundation thank you for your support in proudly building strong families and communities for more than 60 years. Be sure to sign up early for next… Full details 

CHROMA – Public Art Installation

May 3 - Jun 16

On May 3, Southcentre Mall will unveil CHROMA, an innovative public art installation featuring original concepts from local Calgary artists. Inspired by the colours of spring, the installation will be located in Southcentre’s Centre Court and will be home to innovative displays that range from multidimensional, to interactive, to thought provoking in nature. CHROMA will… Full details 

What’s up With Reptiles & Amphibians

May 3 Other event Events

Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre between 10am and 3pm to find out for yourself if snakes, toads and salamanders are slimy! Join in a large group activity at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm to discover why the warm spring weather… Full details 

Calgary Horticultural Show

May 4 - May 5

The Calgary Horticultural Show returns to Calgary on May 4 and 5 in their new location, Max Bell Centre! Learn from experts, discover plant and gardening specialty groups, find a perfect idea for your garden – there is something for every gardener. Local gardening enthusiasts will share their knowledge in two speaker rooms, on the demonstration… Full details 

Day Out With Thomas

May 4 - May 12

Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with their favourite tank engine, meet the railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, enjoy face painting, musical entertainment and much more! Get ready for The Steam Team Tour at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary!  Tickets can… Full details 

The Hush Gala

May 4 - May 5

The Hush Gala is one of Calgary’s, best kept secrets! It’s trendy, yet secret venue ensures our guests will fully embrace the Roaring 20’s, prohibition atmosphere, where they can enjoy a champagne reception, time honoured chef created gourmet food stations, exciting entertainment and the opportunity to bid on fabulous live and silent auction items. Full details 

Horse Feathers & Sykamore – Stampede City Sessions

May 4

Stampede City Sessions welcomes Horse Feathers and Sykamore to the Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre in Calgary.  Sykamore (a Calgary based recording artist) will take the stage at 7:00 PM. Horse Feathers takes the stage at 8:30 PM. Horse Feathers feels like a secret you don’t really want to share. Over twelve years and five… Full details 

Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge

May 5

This year marks the 5th Annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary.  Event proceeds support firefighters and citizens in our community who are fighting cancer. Wellspring Calgary is pleased to announce Wellspring will gift a portion of proceeds to the Firefighters Assistance Charitable Society (FACS). Full time, volunteer and retired firefighters from across North America… Full details 

Hike for Hospice 2019

May 5

Join more than 100 nation-wide hikes on Sunday, May 5 as we kick off National Palliative Care Week in Canada, a national fundraising event that brings together palliative care organizations across Canada to raise funds and awareness in their communities. Our local Hike for Hospice Calgary is a 5KM walk at Sikome Lake, Fish Creek… Full details 

Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO

May 5

Do you believe that when a young person finds the courage to reach out for help, someone should always be there to answer? If so, join Kids Help Phone on Sunday, May 5th and match their courage. This May, Kids Help Phone is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Thanks to our walkers and donors, we have… Full details 

AARC Miracle Gala

May 9

Join AARC as they celebrate the lives of over 600 graduates who have earned the “Wings of Courage” to live a clean, sober, productive life, reunited with their families. Share in the stories of success while learning how the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre is taking on the opioid crisis we are facing in our community… Full details 

Splash of Red Cirque Gala

May 11

Join HIV Community Link for an unforgettable evening for the 7th annual Splash of Red Cirque Gala on May 11, 2019! The Fairmont Palliser will be the setting for an evening of Circus excitement complemented by live music, art, drag performances, amazing entertainment by BassBus along with live and silent auction featuring one of a… Full details 

Come Alive

May 11

What would it take for you to live your best life? A bigger life? Youth Singers of Calgary is pleased to present “Come Alive” an original, family-friendly production. Join the Youth Singers at the Jubilee Auditorium Saturday May 11th at 7:00 PM as their company of over 250 young singers and dancers take to the… Full details 

Mother’s Day Brunch at Mount Engadine Lodge

May 12

Treat mom with a trip to Mount Engadine Lodge and join us for our spectacular, annual Mother’s Day Brunch (with extended hours from 10am – 2pm) against the pristine backdrop of the Rockies. Surrounded by a blossoming spring, new growth and fresh-faced, curious wildlife, there’s no better time to show your favourite lady just how… Full details 

Calgary White Hat Awards

May 15

Pick up your tickets for the Calgary White Hat Awards, May 15 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium! Enjoy a night of high-energy celebrations as the winners of the Calgary White Hat Award for service excellence are revealed. Walk the red carpet, and enjoy an after party with a DJ, dancing, and fabulous appetizers created… Full details 

The Royal Foundry – Stampede City Sessions

May 18

The Royal Foundry performs at the Webber Academy as part of the Stampede City Sessions Live Music Broadcast Series. The Royal Foundry make the kind of up tempo folk pop that comes from harmonious alignment. It makes sense, then, that band members Bethany and Jared Salte are married. As the duo write music inspired by… Full details 

Night of Wonders Gala – Children’s Wish

May 23

The annual Night of Wonders gala is the premier event of Children’s Wish, Alberta & NWT Chapter. Night of Wonders encapsulates the essence of wishes – creating joy, awe, and wonder. Be inspired by the profound joy and transformation a wish can bring to a child with a life-threatening illness. Children’s Wish Foundation Canada is… Full details 

The Lady Ball

May 23

Pick up your tickets for The Lady Ball 2019 on May 23 at the Decidedly Jazz Dance Centre in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada. Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women’s cancer. Symptoms are usually confused with those of other diseases, and there is no screening test. 1 out of every 2 women diagnosed will… Full details 

Charlotte’s Web by Nose Creek Players

May 23

The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures the magic of this timeless tale. Nose Creek Players is proud to present Charlotte’s Web, a beautifully crafted story about the power… Full details 


May 28

Looking for Work? New Career? Immediate Hiring? Direct Interview? DO NOT MISS THE CALGARY JOB FAIR 1PM-4PM MEET FACE TO FACE WITH HIRING COMPANIES IN CALGARY Recruiters, HR Managers, Hiring Companies, Associations, Employment Agencies. FREE ADMISSION FOR JOB SEEKERS. ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.Employers might contact you before the Job Fair. The Final List of Exhibitors will… Full details 

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