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17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: June 3 to 5

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Malika Karim Jun 03, 2016 4:45 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between June 3 to 5.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

  • 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.
  • When: Now until Sunday, June 12, 2016
  • Where: Various locations. Click here for more.
  • Cost: Varies – Free to $25

RBC Emerging Directors Showcase

  • What: Jenna Roberts is this year’s RBC Emerging Director. Having worked on at least three shows during the season, the RBC Emerging Director will direct a one-act play of their choosing.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, June 3
  • Cost: $25

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: As Heard on TV

  • What: TV’s most memorable music comes to YYC. Sit back, relax and let the music from Game of Thones, Seasame Street, Downtown Abbey and much more transport you back to epic battles scenes and bed time rhymes.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, June 3 at 8 pm
  • Cost: $25 – $85

Dinner by Design Calgary 2016

  • What: The highly anticipated return of Calgary’s Dinner by Design where you can attend a 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: Friday, June 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Tickets: Available to purchase online. $50 to $300

Calgary Night Market 2016

  • 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.
  • Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2nd Street SW
  • Event page: facebook.com

The Royal Canadian Circus Spectac!

  • What: The Royal Canadian Circus SPECTAC! returns to Calgary for two weekends of family fun. May 20 to 23 (at Spruce Meadows) and May 26 to June 5 (at Crossroads Furniture Mart).
  • Where: Crossroads Furniture Mart – 2222 18th Avenue NE
  • When: Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5
  • Cost: Tickets are from $30. Check online

YYC Rhubarb Fest

  • What: Back for its fourth year, this family friendly festival reaches out to all surrounding communities to join in the fun.
  • Where: Southwood Community Hall – 11 Sackville Drive SW
  • When: Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blues Jam Extraordinaire at The Blues Can

  • What: Calgary’s Finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam hosted by Tim Williams.
  • Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, June 4 from 3-7 p.m.

Cafe Koi Live Music Night

  • What: Free live music at Cafe Koi from Benjamin Longman, the band, and Brett McCrady.
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Saturday, June 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Ukrainian Festival

  • What: At the 7th annual Ukrainian Festival enjoy stage shows, try Ukrainian food and beverages, and much more.
  • Where: Acadia Recreation Complex – 240 90 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday June 5 starting at 11 a.m.

Feed Me

  • When: Saturday, June 4 at 9 pm
  • Where: Flames Central –  219 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Available online at $30. 18+

Lamb of God

  • When: Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE
  • Tickets: Available online for $47.75 to $57.75. All ages

Lilac Festival

  • What: A pedestrian only festival, the Lilac Festival showcases an array of musical talent, vendors, and a perfect opportunity to people watching.
  • Where: 4th Street SW – between 13 Avenue and Elbow Dr.
  • When: Sunday, June 5th between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

World Partnership Walk Calgary

  • 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
  • When: Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Okotoks Dawgs Games

  • What: See the Western Major Baseball League Okotoks Dawgs first game of the season on Friday June 3. The Dawgs are playing a total of 15 games in June.
  • Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
  • When: Friday, June 3 at 7:05 pm vs Fort McMurray Giants

Brand new

  • When: Sunday, June 5 at 7 pm
  • Where: McEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive
  • Tickets: Available online at $41. All ages

New Universe at the DJD Dance Centre

  • 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

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Malika Karim
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.

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