20 things to do in Calgary this week: June 24 to 27

May 26 2019, 3:01 pm

June is zooming by! Start the last week of the month with these 20 Calgary events happening Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27. Check out the Taylor-Rae, Art Battle, and more!

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

See also

Monday, June 24

MADE WITH LOVE – 2019 Calgary Regional Finals

cocktail festival


What: MADE WITH LOVE is the annual event that allows guests to discover what the city’s craft cocktail scene has to offer. Regional finalists will present exclusive cocktail recipes to impress a panel of renowned judges and our guests. Judges and attendees will face the challenging (and delicious!) task of tasting and evaluating their creations based on originality, creativity and flavour balance.

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219-8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: 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’s Official Poetry Slam

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. The sign-up sheet for both the open mic and the slam will be released at 7:00 pm, and the show will start at 7:30 pm.

When: The last Monday of every month – June 24, 2019
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 cash at door, on a sliding scale for those who identify as low income or students

Community Yoga at Sunalta

What: Community Yoga at Sunalta Community Hall aims to help people be conscious in their moments and capable in their bodies. Bring your own mat and any required props for assistance.

When: Every Monday until June 24, 2019
Time: Doors 5:30 pm, yoga from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.
Where: Sunalta Community Centre – 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sophie Wyse Cheah

What: Sophie Wyse Cheah is a 16-year-old self-taught singer and ukulele player. She plays a wide range of genres, adding her own twist to each song. Featuring Tim Fraser (guitar and vocals).

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Community Natural Foods – 1304 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Tuesday, June 25

C-Square Tuesday Market

What: Find over 25 local vendors at the C-Square Tuesday Market, who will offer everything from produce, meats, breads, pastries, art, fashion, gadgets, health and wellness products, and more.

When: June 25, July 16, July 30, August 13 and August 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Address: Celebration Square – 7 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wordfest Presents Naomi Lewis

What: Naomi K. Lewis’s launch of Tiny Lights for Travellers. Vulnerable and funny, her much-anticipated memoir explores Jewish identity, family, the Holocaust, and belonging. This event will feature an on-stage interview with host Samantha Warwick, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:15 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor – 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

A Recipe for Living

What: A multi-course dinner hosted by Freedom’s Path Recovery Society. Four Sober Calgary Chefs currently in addiction recovery are creating a multi-course dinner and sharing their passion, experience and hope with navigating an industry known for hard living. All proceeds go to Freedom’s Path Recovery Society. Tax receipts can issued upon request

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling – Downstairs 607 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Crash Test Comedy


Zach Den Adel/Flickr

What: Crash Test Comedy is a weekly stand up comedy show at Vern’s. Featuring a mix of professional and amateur comedians every Tuesday at 8 pm. This week is hosted by Ben Cannon, who has performed at the YYComedy Festival, showcased for Just For Laughs, and toured the UK.

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Vern’s – 622 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $5 at the door.

MOCA Mini-Carnival

What: Millican Ogden Community Association and Ogden House Senior Citizen Club are hosting the MOCA Mini-Carnival. Roam through the carnival to see animals, learn how bees help the environment, discover free and low-cost day camps, and more. There will be children activities, community booths, and carnival food.

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Millican Ogden Community Association – 6901 20A Street, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, June 26

Movies That Matter

What: Movies That Matter is a monthly series of documentary film premieres at the University of Calgary, co-presented by the University of Calgary Film Society and the Department of Communication and Culture. The series strives to be timely and provocative, allowing viewers to delve into some important issues relevant in our society today. Each screening will include a post-screening discussion, featuring the director of the film itself and/or someone from the community at large known for their expertise or insightful views on the film subject.

When: The last Wednesday of every month – June 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Gallery Hall of the Taylor Family Digital Library – University of Calgary
Admission: Free for students with ID and community by donation

Airdrie Farmers Market

What: Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. Everything from original quilts, handcrafted art, to natural soaps and lotions, food trucks and more – discover a unique gift, or a personal treasure.

When: Every Wednesday to October 9, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Address: Jensen Park – 320 Centre Avenue East, Airdrie
Admission: Free

Taylor-Rae and the Backseat Drivers

Taylor-Rae / Facebook

What: Edmonton-born Taylor-Rae and her band Backseat Drivers play Blind Beggar on Wednesday, June 26 alongside Ten Dead Crow and Anna Lewis.

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: Doors 5:30 pm, show starts at 6:45 pm
Where: Blind Beggar Pub – 4608 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Art Battle Calgary

What: Artists have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, battling not only the clock but each other as well. Watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the winner. All artwork created will also be available via silent auction.

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Times: Doors 7 pm
Where: The Rec Room Calgary – 1180 – 901 64 Avenue NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Murder Under the Big Top – Murder Mystery TALES Calgary

What: For One Night Only, become a part of the Big Top World. Join TALES for a unique storytelling experience and become a part of the story. You can become a character immersed in an intense world of illusion and intrigue. You must rely on your wit and intuition to find the killer before the grande finale.

Murder Under The Big Top is a special fundraising event where all proceeds will go to TALES “The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling” to continue to promote the tradition of oral storytelling and connecting through story.

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW # 100, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, June 27

Shakespeare by the Bow – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

What: This summer, come together with the Calgary community to celebrate and support Alberta’s emerging artists in a gorgeous natural setting. One of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows four young lovers and a group of six amateur actors through the forest as they are influenced and manipulated by a band of forest-dwelling fairies. Join theatre: Calgary in Prince’s Island Park for this thrilling chase of love, identity and confusion.

When: June 27 to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Prince’s Island Park
Admission: Pay what you can

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

Whole Grain Bread / Shutterstock

What: Enjoy local food, live entertainment, and shop for artisan inspired products at Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market this summer. From bread to beer, frommage to fresh cut flowers, the market hosts diverse and high-quality vendors to meet all of your local shopping needs.

When: Every Thursday from June 20 to October 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Address: BRCA Hall – 917 Centre Ave, NE., Calgary
Admission: Free

Lobster Boil

What: Kick off the Selkirk Grille Field to Fork Series with an East Coast meets West Coast traditional family-style lobster boil on the exclusive Founders’ Lounge patio.

When: June 27, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online, $89.95

Calgary Story Slam: GRAND SLAM

What: Calgarians take the stage and tell stories of miscommunication in a dynamic competition to find the master storyteller. Stories are (mostly) true, first-person narratives about things that have happened and are five minutes long.

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub – 728 17th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: $5

Sub Rosa Summer Drag

What: PERLA CODDINGTON, Abeiya Miraj, and Stephanie Prince take the stage for a night of extravagance including bubbles, booze and bites. To make the night even sweeter, the ticket includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon entrance.

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: Doors 8:30 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Sub Rosa – 200 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Daniel ChaiDaniel Chai

+ Listed