What: Comprised of dozens of human bodies, each donated to science, Body Worlds Vital uses a special “plastination” process to turn each body into a life-sized anatomy display. Bodies are stripped down muscle-by-muscle, fiber-by-fiber, to show the most intimate workings of the human machine.
Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
When: Now until May 31
Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)
What: Helping to address the Elephant in the room, BFF Meetups facilitate group healing through conversations. Former Calgary Flame, Theo Fleury will lead a group conversation about trauma and healing.
What: A birthday party like no other. National on 17th is throwing a bash to celebrate four years of good times and everyone is invited. Happy hour pricing will stretch the length of the entire day and Fiasco Gelato will be there to hand out samples to patrons.
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: The highly anticipated return of Calgary’s Dinner by Design where you can enjoy a night of Cocktail Art or attend the glitzy Gala Dinner. Mingle with internationally celebrated designers and local talent while being surrounded by the majesty of their creations.
Where: Alberta College of Art + Design – 1407 14th Avenue NW
When: Thursday, June 2 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and
Friday, June 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tickets: Available to purchase online. $50 to $300
What: Featuring a variety of ethnic street foods, local vendors, buskers, and entertainment, the Calgary Night Market has everything from jewelry to clothes, to household items. The market is happening on the first and last Fridays of the month until September 9.
When: Starts June 3 to September 9 from 4 to 10 p.m.
What: The World Partnership Walk (WPW) is a global fundraising walk which is held annually to increase awareness and raise funds to help fight global poverty. This year marks the WPW’s 37th year in Canada having raised $90 million. The Walk will be held in 10 cities across the country including Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
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 p.m.,
Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Cost: Tickets available at online or call 403-245-3533, starting at $29