17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: June 10 to 12

Jun 10 2016, 4:36 pm

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between June 10 to 12.

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

Gravity Opening Reception

  • What: Artist Holly McWilliams is bringing her new art show Gravity to Calgary’s Framed on Fifth this June, ahead of the gallery’s Neighbours Day festival.
  • Where: Framed on Fifth – 1207 5th Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, June 10, from 6 to 9 pm
  • More: framedonfifth.com

Inglewood Night Market

  • 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.
  • Where: 9 Avenue and 10 Street SE, Inglewood
  • When: Friday, June 10 from 5 to 11 pm
  • Cost: Entrance is free

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

Negroni Week 2016

  • What: Started in 2013, Negroni Week has expanded in participation over the years, and in 2015 raised $321,000, nearly tripling the amount raised the previous year.
  • Where: Participating venues
  • When: Now until Sunday, June 12

Suncor Stage One Festival

  • 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.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 9th Avenue SE
  • When: June 10 to 25
  • Cost: Free

Baby Animal Festival

  • What: For one weekend, visitors can get hands on with all of the baby barnyard animals, including miniature horses, donkeys, lambs, goats, rabbits, piglets, ducklings, chicks, calves, and kittens.
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • When: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at 10 am
  • Cost: $13.50 (Adults), $12.50 (children and seniors)

Forks in the Road: Food Truck Rally

  • What: In support of the Fort McMurray Fire Aid, Forks in the Road is a Red Cross Fort McMurray Fundraiser. There will be food trucks, DJs, a beer garden, photobooth and activities for kids.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • When: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 11 am to 8 pm

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

  • What: Head to Hillhurst Sunnyside where they’ll bring the the best in high-quality local food, live music, and more.
  • Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW
  • When: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1 pm

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 11 from 3-7 p.m.

Notorious Hip Hop Improv at Cafe Koi

  • What: Improv with a twist of hip hop. See the hilarious show and the world debut of “Lil Torious”, the fresh new crew being trained up to rock the stage in the Notorious hip-hop improv style with their own unique twist.
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.

Okotoks Dawgs Games

  • What: See the Western Major Baseball League Okotoks Dawgs square off against the Edmonton Prospects on Friday and Saturday night.
  • Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
  • When: 
    • Friday June 10, at 7:05 pm vs Edmonton Prospects
    • Saturday, June 11 at 7:05 pm vs Edmonton Prospects
  • Cost: $15 and up

Calgary Run for Water

  • What: It’s running season in YYC and in Calgary’s Run for Water you can choose between a 10K run and a 5K walk/jog/run. Proceeds fundraised will go towards clean water programs in Sasiga, Ethiopia.
  • Where: Start and finish at Confluence Plaza on St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 am
  • Cost: Varies for different runs

Calgary Relay For Life

  • What: Help fundraise for the Canadian Cancer Society by donating to a team or joining one. This year Relay For Life hopes to raise $30 million.
  • Where: Calgary Rotary Challenger Park – 3688 48th Avenue NE
  • When: Saturday, June 11 from 6 pm to midnight
  • Register: convio.cancer.ca

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

Spruce Meadows National

  • What: Witness the best show jumping athletes and horses from around the World. Enjoy shopping, pony rides, face painting, wagon rides and much more!
  • Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • When: Now until June 12
  • Cost: Varies

Something Old, Something New: 125 Years of Wedding Fashion

  • 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.
  • Where: Lougheed House – 707 13th Avenue SW
  • When: Now until October 2
  • Cost: Regular admission $8.50

Lukes Drug Mart Sled Island Pre-Party

  • 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
  • Cost: Free
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