What: The second annual week-long festival is presented by New Works Calgary. The diversity of today’s new music will be presented by a variety of Calgary musicians and ensembles in venues all over the city.
What: No mean girls allowed when it comes to best friend duo Flora and Fawna friend circle. They are creating a safe place for girls just like them by launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. It’s a funny, heartwarming and surprising performance that shows the power, and the price, of being different.
What: award-winning interior decorator Katie Rioux and designer and artist Vandy Midha will teach you spring-specific design tips. Learn how to make you personal spaces even more beautiful and add original art to various spaces.
Where: The Commons Calgary – 150 1900 11th Street SE
What: Fans of Sarah Slean can expect the unexpected when the musician teams up with The Wild West New Music Ensemble on May 4. The ensemble is made up of some of Canada’s biggest and best musicians, many of whom are involved in Calgary’s Philharmonic Orchestra.
Where:Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
What: The Alberta Ballet presents it’s final performance of the season. Featuring 14 classic songs by rock legends Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Love Lies Bleeding depicts a musician’s rise to fame, exploring the trials, sacrifices and triumphs of achieving superstardom.
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
What: Over 50 participating vendors in Inglewood will be open late. There will be exclusive cocktail hours and discounts at your favourite boutiques. Take your girls out for a night of shopping in Inglewood.
What: Head down to Festival Hall in Inglewood where Clothing Bar Boutique is hosting a fashion and shopping event. You’ll see a fashion show, get hors d’oeuvres and drinks and get to do some shopping. The night is in support local charity Juno House, an organization that supports adolescent girls’ and young women’s mental health.
What: In conjunction with free neighbourhood walks all over the world, join in on walking tours in Calgary. There are close to 60 walks to choose from to get to know our city including The Beautiful Beltline, Canyon Meadows Pathways and Parks, and Glenmore Historical Walk.
What: A province wide competition where burgers and restaurants are highlighted to raise funds for Charity. 10% of your purchase will go to charity then you vote and the winner will be the Burger champion of their municipality.
What: The annual Hidden Gems Film Festival will be celebrating the theme of women in India this year when it opens in Calgary this May. The festival will present screenings of several Indian films, including Partu (One Who Comes Back), to be attended bydirector Nitin Adsul, and the Canadian premiere of Ottaal (Trap).
Where: Alberta College of Art and Design – 1407 14th Avenue NW
When: May 6 – 8 and May 13 – 15
Tickets: Available online – annual membership costs $20; individual tickets for non-members are $15.
What: The event is consignment-based and every bike sold is fully inspected by a bike tech prior to being displayed. Half of all the profits go to charity – last year they donated nearly $10,000. To rack a bike, sellers must pay $10 if they’re an AMA member and $15 if they’re not.