20 things to do in Calgary this week: May 6 to 9

Apr 30 2019, 6:30 am

Springtime fun continues with these 20 fun Calgary events happening from Monday, May 6 to Thursday, May 9. Check out Thomas Rhett, Adventures Among Orangutans, and more.

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

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Monday, May 6

Adventures Among Orangutans

What: Biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott and wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman have been using innovative techniques and new technologies to gain a closer look at one of the most iconic, yet least understood of the world’s primates, the Orangutan. Get a glimpse into the secret world of these intelligent, unique, and resourceful primates through the eyes of two experts who have dedicated their life’s work to studying, protecting, and sharing their love of these amazing animals.

When: May 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Podcast Live! with Rosanna Deerchild

What: Calgary Public Library hosts a speaker series featuring leading podcasters. Rosanna Deerchild brings 20 years of storytelling to the CBC Radio audience. An award-winning poet and journalist, Deerchild takes listeners on a journey to reclaim Indigenous story, history, and cultures to deepen understanding, strengthen Indigenous identity, and forge a new relationship with Canadians.

When: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Register: Online, Free

Youth Jam at The Blues Can

What: Hosted by the Marcus Trummer Band, Youth Jam invites all youth musicians and bands are invited to come play at The Blues Can the first Monday of every month. Bring an instrument, a few songs and a few friends.

When: The first Monday of every month
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Community Yoga at Sunalta


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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
Time: Doors 5:30 pm, yoga from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.
Where: Sunalta Community Centre – 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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: May 6, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Sign-up: email [email protected]

Tuesday, May 7

Third Annual Gluten Free Dinner

What: Cibo 17th Ave host the third annual gluten free dinner in honour of Gluten Free Awareness Month. Whether you’re celiac or living a gluten free lifestyle, you can sit back and enjoy an evening out. Chefs Glen Manzer and David Nickerson will put together a custom four-course menu that is completely gluten free including a course featuring gluten free pizza dough.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Cibo 17th Ave – 1012 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Photo Walk & Workshop with Neil Zeller

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What: Join Neil Zeller, a four-time recipient of the Best Photographer Award in Calgary, in an intimate camera lesson and photo walk at the new Central Library. Neil will lead attendees through the library’s six floors of gorgeous wood panelling, delicate angles, modern windows and spectacular views of Calgary’s downtown. Peruse books, themed rooms, staircases and hidden artwork with Neil as you search for beauty in all the right places.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – 800 3rd Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

George Canyon, Doc Walker, and Charlie Major

What: Canadian country legend and multiple JUNO Award winner George Canyon is on a national Canadian tour with hit-makers Doc Walker and Charlie Major and introducing Manny Blu. The Hit After Hit tour stops at the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts,

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts – 18 Mount Royal Circle SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Corin Raymond

What: Canadian folk rock and alternative country singer-songwriter Corin Raymond perform live at the Gallery House with Naomi Jane Shore and accompanied by Noah Walker.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Gallery House – 119 Nottingham Rd. NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Film Studies 10th Anniversary Celebration and Special Screening

What: University of Calgary’s Department of Communication, Media and Film celebrates celebrate 10 years of the Film Studies program with a free screening of KONELINE: our land beautiful by Filmmaker in Residence, Nettie Wild.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Wednesday, May 8

Thomas Rhett

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What: One of country’s biggest and brightest stars is coming to YYC. Thomas Rhett will have fans rockin’ out to hits like “Get Me Some of That” and will surely be one of the most talked about concerts of the year.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $69 online

MoS Docs: Music On Screen meets Doc Soup

What: Calgary Film and the National Music Centre have teamed up to present a brand-new music series MoS Docs to Calgary. MoS Docs is a new documentary series dedicated to showcasing the year’s most talked about and compelling music documentaries from around the world – from the grassroots of rock ’n’ roll to hip-hop and Folk and everything in between.

When: Wednesday, May 8 and Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Studio Bell – National Music Centre
Tickets: Online

Cavalry FC vs Valour FC

What: Cavalry FC face off with Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Yves Jarvis with Foonyap

What: Yves Jarvis is the solo project of Montreal-based musician, producer, and composer Jean-Sebastian Audet. FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist and vocalist drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, and Lhasa. They team up for a show at King Eddy YYC.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: King Eddy – 438 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Revival Bingo Night

What: Revival Brewcade’s bingo night features four rounds of play for $5, with brewery swag as prizes.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Revival Brewcade – 1217B 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: $5

Thursday, May 9

Change Makers: Celebrating Women

What: YWCA Banff presents Change Makers, a celebration of women who impact change and inspire action, locally and globally. Special guest Beckie Scott will join the winners of the fifth annual Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rolston Recital Hall – Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff
TicketsOnline, $20

Adults Only Night at Telus Spark – Beyond the Binary

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What: Free reign in the galleries, a fully licensed bar, dance jams and even riskier science. With no children around, Telus Spark brings out more involved challenges, invite innovative collaborators from the community and turn up the excitement.

When: May 9, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $26

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewelry, art and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 77 Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Good Earth Thursday Night Open Mic

What: Tanner James and Tory Rosso welcome artists to Good Earth for an open mic. Sing your originals or try out some covers. Presented by Bow Valley Music Club & Strathcona Good Earth Coffeehouse.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Good Earth Coffeehouse – 555 Strathcona Blvd SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Writing as Medicine: Mental Illness on the Page

What: Join local authors Susan Calder, Stacey Bruce, and P.D. Workman as they read from their work and discuss how they portray mental illness and how writing on this topic helps them and their readers.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library – 12th Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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