20 things to do in Calgary this week: June 17 to 20

May 26 2019, 7:40 am

Summer is arriving in Calgary this week! Get in the swing with these 25 events happening Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20. We’ve got Corey Hart, Sled Island Music and Arts Festival, and more!

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Monday, June 17

Calaway Park

Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park presents its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food and more.

When: Open daily from Monday, June 17 to Monday, September 2. Then every Friday and Saturday from September 7 to October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14.
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

Queer Community Dance Classes

What: Raymond Johnson-Brown will be teaching Queer Friendly x All Ages x Free Queer Community Dance Classes every Monday at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks until June 24. This class will be an open level all styles choreography class. The choreography based style of dance will blend together elements of Hip Hop, Vogue, Waacking, Burlesque, and Jazz.

When: Every Monday until June 24, 2019
Time: 8 to 9 pm
Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 111 12 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies

What: Celebrate the diversity and rich history of the Indigenous people of Canada. Enjoy performances by Jared Tailfeathers, Faith Russell, Pamela Smith, Mountain Men Band and Walter Whitebear-MacDonald. Food will be served with artisans and resources on site. Open and free to all.

When: Monday, June 17, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Toy Story Trivia

What: Tipsy Trivia YYC presents 50 questions all about Toy Story. Test your knowledge about the Pixar classic, plus the toons and shorts, for your chance to win prizes.

When: Monday, June 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Hudsons Canadas Pub – 16061 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Yoga for Cyclists

What: Fiona Mulvenna – Liv Ambassador and Certified Yoga Alliance Canada 200 Hour Yoga Instructor – leads a Yin Yang yoga session geared towards cyclists at Ridley’s Cycle in Kensington. This class will involve longer holds and is suitable for all levels, although some prior yoga experience is recommended. The class is $10 and all proceeds will go to the Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society for their new flow/jump trail.

When: Monday, June 17, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Ridley’s Cycle – 223 10 Street Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10 with all proceeds will go to the Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society for their new flow/jump trail.

Tuesday, June 18

Sled Island Kick-Off Party

What: Sled Island and Commonwealth Bar & Stage team up for a Kick-Off Party with performances by Sunglaciers, NETRVNNR, hundredmillionthousand, and more.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm to 2 am
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $12

Distillery Series Dinner with Eau Claire Distillery

What: A unique dinner experience hosted by CRAFT Beer Market Southcentre and Eau Claire Distillery. Guests will enjoy an amuse-bouche paired with a welcome cocktail, followed by four courses that are each selectively paired with complimenting cocktails and spirits. Chef Morgan Janzen and Eau Claire will provide some commentary into the food and cocktail pairings throughout the evening.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market – Southcentre 100 Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bill’s Book Café with Patti Pon

What: Join Calgary Public Library’s CEO on June 18 as he sits down with Calgary Arts Development President and CEO Patti Pon to discuss W.O. Mitchell’s “Who Has Seen the Wind” and her family’s personal connection to the book.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunnyside Open Stage

Image: Play Guitar / Shutterstock

What: SOS Tuesdays are back for the summer in Sunnyside! Every Tuesday features an Open Mic Jam to entertain, inspire, and support the talent of local artists and neighbours. Warm up your vocal chords, grab your favourite instrument, or just come by to enjoy the night. SOS Tuesdays are hosted by Eugene Saunders and guests, and welcomes all kinds of performances: Music, Dance, Theatre, Spoken Word, Poetry and placemaking, green initiative and anything else the community might offer.

When: Every Tuesday until August 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: containR – 1020 2 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Versions Patio Party Season 6

What: Season 6 of Versions patio parties at Broken City features a program of more than 50 artists performing throughout the summer.

When: Every Tuesday until September 24, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where:  Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $4, children are free

Wednesday, June 19

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah

Oprah Winfrey. (Shutterstock)

What: The media mogul is embarking on a multi-city Canadian tour, where she’ll be sharing her key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. Titled Oprah Winfrey Presents: Your Path Made Clear (Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose), the tour features Winfrey speaking about the moments throughout her life that helped direct her on her path before being joined on stage by a special guest who impacted her journey for a unique one on one conversation.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Time: Online

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival 2019

What: The Sled Island Music and Arts Festival will be back in Calgary and features over 250 amazing bands and performers. The festival spans multiple venues throughout the city, and live music events will be accompanied by comedy, film, and art showings during the five-day bash.

When: Wednesday, June 19 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: A full schedule will be released closer to the date of the festival
Where: Multiple venues throughout Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $214 for a full festival pass, individual tickets vary in price

Asparagus Festival at Edgar Farms

What:  Visit this real working asparagus farm, experience their story firsthand, enjoy a fully narrated wagon ride, watch the harvest in action, and even get the opportunity to pick some asparagus for yourselves. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop their Country Store and the artisan market village while saying hello to all the farm animals and joining in on the many festivities happening throughout the day. Rain or Shine.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Edgar Farms – 1465 Twp. Road 352
Admission: $5, kids 5 and under are free

Vantage Drinks Mixer: Issue 8

What: A night of art, cocktails, and competition featuring four local bartenders. Vantage Magazine will be featuring four Calgary establishments in Issue 8, and showcasing their amazing work at the event also: Confluence Distilling, The Derrick / Untitled, Proof and Yardarm.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Times: 6 to 9:30 pm
Where: Work Nicer Coworking – 1550 5th Street SW #300, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Urban Exposure Project

What: Join United Way and Gen Next to celebrate the culmination of this year’s Urban Exposure Project (UEP). The Urban Exposure Project is an annual photography program that invites participants to learn about social issues impacting our city, while learning how to tell stories through photography. Enjoy exploring the city through the lens of participants and browse the marketplace, where local vendors will be contributing 10% of all proceeds to United Way of Calgary and Area. Tickets include appetizers and admission to the exhibit and marketplace.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Pioneer on 8th – 117 8th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $30

Thursday, June 20

Corey Hart

Corey Hart / Facebook

What: The legendary Corey Hart brings the Never Surrender Tour 2019 to Calgary with very special guests Glass Tiger.

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise S.E., Calgary
Tickets: Online

From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring Métis Identity, Past and Present

What: Join Lougheed House to celebrate the opening of their new summer exhibit and Métis culture. The exhibit runs until September 30, and it explores Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

When: Opening night on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Exhibit runs until September 30, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm (opening night)
Where: Lougheed House – 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Comedy Night At Ceili’s on 17th

What: Ceili’s on 17th presents a night of stand-up comedy featuring headliner Dale Ward, Brittany Lyseng, Clay Alickson, Erin Elizabeth Wood, Nick Mutuma and more.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Ceili’s Calgary – 933A 17th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Brew BBQ Dinner at Legend 7 Brewing

What: Join Legend 7 Brewing for a four-course BBQ Beer pairing dinner hosted by our brewmaster Matt Dean. The $35 tickets will include four courses BBQ dishes alongside an appropriate beer pairing.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Legend 7 Brewing – 4025 9 Street Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $35

Ultimate 90s Dance Party: Vengaboys, Right Said Fred, and Alice DJ

What: The ’90s are alive at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on Thursday, June 20 when Vengaboys, Right Said Fred and Alice DJ take the stage for an epic dance party.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino -3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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