20 things to do in Calgary this week: June 3 to 6

May 25 2019, 7:28 am

The first week of June is here, so let’s get out and have some fun! Enjoy these 25 Calgary events happening Monday, June 3 to Thursday, June 6.

Check out YYC Beer Week, FUNNYFEST Calgary, and more!

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

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Monday, June 3

YYC Beer Week 2019

What: Beer Week 2019 will feature dozens of local Calgary craft breweries, restaurants, and retail locations participating throughout the week. Calgarians will be able to cash in on promotional beer-related menu offerings and events, with $1 from every item sold between June 3 and 9 going towards a local charity.

When: June 3 to 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locationa. A full list of locations can be found here
Tickets: Online

PechaKucha Night Calgary #37: Next

What: In partnership with Youth Central and the Mayor’s Youth Council, five youth will join five adults to take the stage at the Globe Cinema and tackle PechaKucha Night Calgary #37’s theme: NEXT. The NEXT step in their life’s journey. The voice of the NEXT generation. The NEXT development in our community, our city and our future. What’s NEXT? Find out on June 3rd.

When: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $13

Seniors’ Days at Studio Bell

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Studio Bell (chrissyjayvisuals_/Instagram)

What: All seniors (65+) can enjoy FREE admission to Studio Bell on June 3 and 4 as part of Seniors’ Week in Calgary. A multi-generational experience that’s fun for the whole family, enjoy five floors of exhibitions, historic musical treasures, interactive activities, and more. Studio Bell’s “behind the glass” tours are also available for an added cost of $5 for seniors.

When: Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free for all seniors 65+

Dungeons & Dragons at the Ship

What: Learn all about Dungeons & Dragons on the first Monday of the month at The Ship & Anchor. These nights are specifically designed for anyone who has no experience with the world of ‘tabletop role-playing games’ such as D&D, Pathfinder, or any of the others out there. The evening will begin with a first-come-first-served selection of a character to play, followed by a quick Q&A, then diving right into the adventure.

When: The first Monday of every month – June 3, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Sign-up: email [email protected]

“EXPLORE” Mixed Media Art by Deb Klics

What: A new art installation at cSpace King Edward by Deb Klics. The artist will be in attendance on June 8 from 10 am to 2 pm.

When: Monday, June 3 to Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 8 am to 8 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Avenue Southwest Calgary
More Info: Online

Tuesday, June 4

19th Annual FUNNYFEST Calgary

What: FUNNYFEST features 11 nights of comedy, 70 performers, and a wide variety of shows to check out. Comedians include Kevin Farley, Chris Griffin, Lori Ferguson-Ford, and more.

When: Now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary: check out the full list of performers
Where: Venues vary: check out the full list of performers
Tickets: Online

Brewery Yoga

Craft beers and woman doing yoga (MaxyM/Dean Drobot/Shutterstock)

Craft beers and woman doing yoga (MaxyM/Dean Drobot/Shutterstock)

What: Caravel Craft Brewery and Metta Yoga Calgary are combining two of their favorite things – beer and yoga. Join them on June 4 starting at 7 pm for a 60-minute yoga class followed by a tasting flight of Caravel beer made onsite. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. No experience required.

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Caravel Craft Brewery #12 – 10221 15 Street NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20 and includes both the class and tasting


What: Portland electronic band Chromatics bring the Double Exposure Tour to Calgary with Desire and In Mirrors.

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Free Movie Screening: Gabrielle

What: Join Connections Counselling and Consulting Foundation and Humainologie for a free screening of “Gabrielle” on June 4 at 6:30 pm at Glenbow Theatre. “Gabrielle” was made in Montreal in 2013 by Louise Archambault. The star is Gabrielle Marion-Rivard who has Williams syndrome. The film won 6 Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture.

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum 130 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Sister Act: The Musical

What: StoryBook Theatre presents Sister Act: The Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.

When: Now to Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm (2 pm on Saturday)
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, June 5

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 more.

When: June 5 to 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Tickets: Online

Download YYC: Photographers/Videographers/Designers Networking

What: Meet and mingle with photographers, videographers, graphic designers, and musicians. Find someone to work on your next music video, or to design your album art, or take your new promo pics.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling – 607 – 11th Avenue SW Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free forAlberta Music Members. Members can bring a guest for free. $10 for non-members.

Women on Wheels


Biking through a forest (Shutterstock)

What: Women’s Centre of Calgary second annual Women on Wheels workshop, a discussion on biking, gender and urban environment. As a part of their Women and Environment Program, Women’s Centre of Calgary has assembled a passionate and knowledgeable panel of women to lead a discussion on various biking-related topics. In this packed two-hour event, explore everything from barriers to women biking in Calgary, to the connection between bike pathways and climate resilience.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: West Village Theatre — 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

What: Enjoy a free night at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. For the first time, the hall will be opening their doors on the first Wednesday of every month featuring free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speakers series. Talk, learn and play.

When: The first Wednesday of every month – Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Times: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Hello! Stranger

What: The second event in the HelloStranger! series, the theme for this event is: Authentic and Empathic Leadership. Salima Stanley-Bhanji, the CEO of Humainologie, will facilitate a conversation with three young, Calgary-based social entrepreneurs who will shed light on how tapping into their own authenticity and what they personally care about has helped to carve out their innovative, socially conscious and successful career paths. Participants will then join the conversation in pairs with a speed-meeting game where everyone will have conversations with at least six new people.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: 1514 7 Street Southwest, Calgary
Register: via email at [email protected] Admission by donation at the door

Thursday, June 6

Blues and Brew at the Calgary Zoo 

What: The Calgary Zoo has teamed up with YYC beer week for an exciting night of beer gardens, local blues music and delicious food. Ticket includes admission to the zoo, beer tasting stations by local Craft Breweries, food appetizers, adult games, education, live blues music, sponsored items/events, and more.

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE
Tickets: Online, $55 + GST

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – June 6, 2019
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Calgary Reggaefest 2019


Image: Calgary ReggaeFest / Facebook

What: Calling all “Rastagarian’s,” Calgarian’s who share the same love for Caribbean culture and Reggae music. Described as more of an experience than merely a performance, this year’s Reggae Fest features a screening of the film Babylon, a DJ event, and Riddim West with Cham (Jamaica), Luciano (Jamaica), Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver), Lynn Olagundoye (Calgary) and more.

When: June 6 to June 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Story Party Calgary – True Dating Stories

What: At Story Party you will hear true dating stories from professional storytellers and some brave audience members. Story Party has played to sold out audiences in over 65 countries.

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 8 to 10:30 pm
Where: Boyce Theatre – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

75th Anniversary of D-Day Lecture

What: Join The Military Museums on June 6 for the 75th anniversary of D-Day as they commemorate the day with a lecture by James Istvanffy on the greatest amphibious invasion in history. The discussion will include the Allied and German preparations leading up to the invasion, the main events of June 6, 1944, and the aftermath of the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation.

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, lecture 7 pm
Where: The Military Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, By donation

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