What: Offering 11 days and nights of comedy and 70 performers, FunnyFest does it all from high-brow to low-brow and everything in between. Each show runs one-and-a-half to two hours long with a minimum of six performers per show.
What: Dancers at Calgary’s new DJD (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks) Dance Centre are celebrating its grand opening with a new live music and dance production. The new show will showcase the whole DJD company of dancers and feature a score by New York jazz great William Parker, as well as a five-piece band led by Parker himself.
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12th Avenue SE
When: Now until Sunday, June 12, evening performances at 8 pm,
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Cost: Tickets available at online or call 403-245-3533, starting at $29
What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
What: The Outdoor Center is offering a free info session to help promote and educate people about river safety. Learn about the gear, river hazards, and the best put-in and take-out points in and around the city.
Where: Calgary Outdoor Centre: University of Calgary – Kinesiology B180, 2500 University Drive NW
What: The night market will feature a great mix of vendors including skilled artisans, fine artists, urban and rural farmers, and food trucks. Around 60 vendors are confirmed with dancing in the street and a beer and wine patio at Cafe Gravity.
What: Nine scripts were selected for this year’s festival out of 100 which were submitted. Through the Suncor Stage One Festival, Lunchbox Theatre has become Canada’s leading development source and producer of one-act plays. At the end of each season, Lunchbox Theatre holds a series of staged readings of new works and invites audience members to give feedback during a discussion period.
What: Don’t miss the 4th annual awesome, free, outdoor, all-ages party on June 12. Performing artists are: Chad VanGaalen, Sled Island 2011 alumni Hooded Fang, experimental pop band We Are The City and emotionally heavy act We Knew.
Where: Lukes Drug Mart – 112 4th Street NE
When: Sunday, June 12 at noon
Malika is a former Daily Hive Calgary City Editor. Graduate of SAIT's Radio Television Broadcast News program and UofA's Bachelor of Science program. Flames, family, and sleep over everything. Email [email protected] for all Calgary related stories.