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April 17 – May 19, 2018 | Theatre Calgary – Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre 220 9th Ave SE

This beloved classic children’s book comes beautifully to life in this stunning Broadway musical. A young orphan girl is sent to live with her reclusive uncle on his dark and depressing estate. When she discovers the key to a neglected garden, she reawakens the magic locked inside the garden walls and her family’s heart.  The original book has enchanted readers of all ages around the world for over a century. This musical adaptation is a glorious way to celebrate the transformative power of the imagination and the magic of theatre. A perfect way to close our 50th anniversary season!  – Shari Wattling, Interim Artistic Director.  For tickets, click here.


April 19 – May 5 | DJD Dance Centre – 111 12 Ave SE

An exciting new collaboration with Peter Balkwill of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, MIMIC fuses two highly physical wordless forms, performed with a percussive score by the Nick Fraser Ensemble. Purchase tickets online today. 


Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Super Gala

April 27 | Hyatt Regency Calgary

The SUPER Gala is a fundraising event for the Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic, chronic and always fatal lung disease. Patients endure a lifetime of treatments, medications, limitations, and in the end a fore-shortened life. 50% of the Canadian CF population will reach 49.8 years of age. There is no cure and it is currently unstoppable.

100% of your support goes to the Nicole Perkins Microbial Communities Core Labs, Snyder Institute for Chronic Disease, University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here. 


April 29 | Mount Royal University

Run with a purpose! Lace up your runners to keep Calgary youth safe at the Calgary Police Half Marathon on April 29.

You can participate in the 10K Run, 5K Run & Walk or 1K Rookies and Legends and help raise funds for the Calgary Police Foundation.

For more info and to register, click here. 


May 2 – 6 | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

The Tragically Hip is the latest musical icon to partner with Jean Grand-Maître for his signature portrait ballet series.  Inspired by the Tragically Hip’s most loved songs, this post-apocalyptic rock ballet is the newest creation by Jean Grand-Maître. In a scorched and desolate world, the last humans alive are left to scavenge the charred landscapes of a dead planet in order to find food and water. The total absence of authority and religion has created a dangerous void within which conspire the best and the worst of humanity’s desires. Inevitably, the destructive forces of greed and hatred will face off one last time with the army of light and of compassion. Get your tickets here.


May 3 | Stampede Park, BMO Centre – Palomino Room

The UP & Away Charity Gala is the Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation’s premier event of the year to raise awareness and funds for Catholic Family Service programs. Catholic Family Service and UP work together to ensure Calgarians have access to compassionate, effective services that offer healing and, ultimately, break the cycle of vulnerability. For more information, click here. 


May 5 | Fairmont Palliser

The annual gala will transform the Fairmont Palliser, Crystal Ball Room into an evening of masquerade magic complemented by live music, drag shows and amazing entertainment brought to you by BassBus. The hosts for this event are Global Calgary’s Scott Fee and the fabulous Shauna Starr. The event brings together hundreds of guests and VIPs, including corporate, government and community leaders. You’ll help to raise awareness of the issues surrounding HIV and to fund our prevention, education and support programs in Calgary and across Southeastern Alberta. Ticket price includes great food and drinks, a live and silent auction and amazing music to dance the night away. Come dressed in a #SplashofRed, masques are encouraged!

Purchase your tickets here.


May 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 | Heritage Park

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 Big Adventures Tour at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary!  Purchase tickets online here.


May 6 | Fish Creek Provincial Park – Sikome Lake

Hike for Hospice Calgary is part of the national Hike for Hospice Palliative Care, and is the kick off to National Palliative Care Week. This is the 13th year and it will be a 5 km walk at Sikome Lake in Fish Creek Provincial Park. This is a family and dog friendly event. We honour those that are close to us that have died or are facing advanced illness, we raise awareness of the importance of palliative care and grief support in the community, and we share a lot of smiles while doing it.

Register or donate in lieu of attending to Hike for Hospice Calgary here.


May 10 | DJD Dance Centre

Treat yourself to a night of glitz, glamour and froufrou fabulous at The Lady Ball. ​This chic event will celebrate women everywhere while raising awareness and funds to address ovarian cancer.  In the gorgeous surrounds of DJD Dance Centre, both men and women will be spoiled with a fabulous fashion show, dazzling wine wall, impressive silent auction and much more. Proceeds enable Ovarian Cancer Canada to change lives through support, awareness and research.

The event is SOLD OUT! Support Ovarian Cancer Canada here.


May 16 | Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Take flight for a spectacular evening of hope and transformation!

AARC’s 2018 Miracle Gala will feature a three-course dinner, incredible live and silent auctions, powerful stories of recovery and, most importantly, the chance to change young lives. The emcee for this evening is Global Calgary’s Leslie Horton, and Danny Hooper will once again take the stage for the Live Auction. All proceeds will go toward fee subsidies to help ensure that no one in need of AARC’s vital addiction treatment is turned away.

Click here for more information, and to purchase your tickets.


May 16 | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

The 56th annual Calgary White Hat Awards, a one-of-a-kind event that includes a red carpet, live awards and gala reception, will take place on May 16, 2018. The Awards celebrate inspiring Calgarians in the tourism industry who go above and beyond and strive to make their guests’ experience a memorable one.

Tickets and more information are available here. 


May 18 – 21 | Calgary

Calgary is pleased and honoured to host the 2018 Unison festival. This festival marks 20 years since Edmonton hosted the very first Canadian LGBTQ2 choir festival in 1998. Welcome back to Alberta for this exciting anniversary edition of Unison Festival Unisson!

For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.


May 17 – 20 | Olympic Oval

From May 17 – 20, 2018 the 2018 Canadian Open Judo Championship and IBSA Judo Pan-American Championship is being held at the Olympic Oval.

For more info, visit the Judo Alberta website.


May 24 | Calgary Jewish Community Centre

The 29th Annual JCC Sports Dinner will feature Doug Flutie, three-time Grey Cup Champion and MVP. Pick up your tickets now for this exclusive event, and the funds from your ticket will help the JCC continue to run many vital programs and services to the Jewish community and the southwest community.

For more info, click here. 


May 24 | Grey Eagle Resort

Calgary’s most exciting night of Wish granting – returns for another year of magic and celebration! It’s our most ambitious year to date with more Wishes than ever that need granting to local children. Wishes work wonders and you are invited to be a part of bringing those meaningful experiences to amazing children.

Purchase tickets online here.


August 17 – 19 | Prairie Winds Park

The Thunder is rolling back into Calgary! Country 105 is thrilled to present Country Thunder Alberta at Prairie Winds Park August 17 – 19, 2018.

Joining previously announced superstar Eric Church, Country Thunder Alberta 2018 welcomes Toby Keith, Canadian veteran, Dean Brody, home girl Lindsay Ell, 2016 CCMA Female Artist Of The Year, Jess Moskaluke, sizzling “War Paint” hit-maker, Madeline Merlo, Hunter Brothers and ‘90s country radio star, Bryan White.

Purchase your tickets here.


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Youth Singers delivers a leading-edge professional curriculum encompassing choral (from classical to contemporary pop), musical theatre and a wide variety of dance styles. Our artistic team includes over 50 outstanding educators, directors, arrangers, composers, choreographers and dramatists. Youth Singers of Calgary is a Performing Arts Company with divisions covering all ages from three to 93. Register today!


YMCA and the Flames Foundation are offering free YMCA memberships to all students currently in grade 6! Youth are encouraged to take advantage of the facilities after school in addition to participating in some of the free student workshops offered. Also be sure to check out Flames Fridays, where each Friday after school a new activity is planned for all that wish to attend!



Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is one of Calgary’s newest entertainment destinations located on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation, nestled in the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

Offering to their guests professionally conducted, exciting entertainment in a unique environment!



Global Calgary is proud to support the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and Calgary’s home team, the Calgary Inferno! Check out their website and find out how you can support Women’s Hockey in our city! With affordable game packages and single ticket pricing, what better way to ring in the new year then to show some team spirit!


Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate launches a pass during second half CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Toronto on Friday October 14, 2011. Smart and patient are words used to describe Tate. The 27-year-old has had to be patient playing behind Henry Burris for three seasons. But Tate will get his first CFL start Friday when Calgary hosts the Saskatchewan Roughriders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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