What: Significant political and social events that affected the gay community will be highlighted on this walking tour through Calgary’s city centre. On the way, the group will pass by several historical watering holes where gays and lesbians gathered.
Where: Community Wise Resource Centre – 223 12 Avenue SW
What: Send Lisa Heinricks a selfie and she’ll paint your portrait. Postcard portraits are the theme of the show, but whether or not your purchase your selfie is up to you. Your portrait will be with the likes of gay icons Madonna and RuPaul.
What: A contemporary spin on Andy Warhol’s Factory where high art meets down-low. See the latest paintings from queer artist Lisa Heinricks’ Awesome People project, as well as great tunes and an interactive photo booth.
What: Join Calgary Pride for this intimate concert featuring award winning artist Rae Spoon and guests for a musical start to your long weekend. Rae Spoon has been called one of Canada’s best songwriters and their new album Armour does not disappoint.
What: Join the Calgary Gay History Project’s Kevin Allen on a walk through the University campus. As a group, they will explore the institutions role in sparking the gay liberation movement in Calgary and other political and social events that affected the gay community.
Where: Q Centre, MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW
What: After 8 years FAB is finally bringing its BEEF BEAR BASH event to Calgary to celebrate Calgary Pride! Beer specials, shooter cubs and an amazing DJ will set the tone for the beefiest, most fabulous Calgary Pride yet!
What: The main event, Calgary’s Pride Parade sees upwards of 60,000 spectators line the streets to see 125 entries from community groups, corporations, politicians and public services bring the party to downtown. This year’s parade will be led by award winning writer, musician and filmmaker Rae Spoon.
What: The Backlot and the imperial sovereign court of the Chinook Arch present the annual after the parade BBQ Fundraiser. All proceeds going to the Chosen Charities of the 40th reign . Hosted by Prince 38 Fred Wold-Would and the amazing 40th upper House.
What: Calgary Underground Film Festival has partnered with Fairy Tales and Hole in the Wall Studios for another edition of their unique presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show during Pride Week. Live pre-show featuring performances by Phil and Fake Mustache Costumes and full audience participation encouraged.