15 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, June 1

May 31 2019, 7:47 pm

Let’s get this Saturday (and the entire month) started in the best way possible by checking out one of these wonderful events going on around Calgary.

We’re sure they will make for some amazing memories!

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Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Way Out West Fest 

What: This exciting western festival aims to showcase, inspire, and support our rich western heritage and modern western community. Celebrate all things western all weekend long!

When: May 31 to June 2, 2019
Time: Varies per day
Where: Various venues in Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pride and Prejudice Summer Ball

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What: Jump into the world of Jane Austin, with ball gowns, dancing, live music, and more, set in the Alberta Ballroom of the historic Palliser Hotel.  You don’t need to come with a dance partner, as this is an English Country Dance. Plus, you never know who you might meet there!

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Fairmont Palliser – 133 9th Avenue SW
Tickets: Online

Cannonball! A Youth Festival of Theatre

What: Calling all youth, this is your time to shine, and watch your peers shine too! With a theatrical season made up of four productions, the Calgary Youth People’s Theatre (CYPT) allows youth between the ages of 9 to 17 to audition and experience the creative theatre process and production.

When: Now to Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary: check out the full list of performances
Where: West Village Theatre — 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: $5

Alberta University of the Arts

What: The annual Grad Show features the work of graduates from AUArts’ Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Jewellery & Metals, Media Arts, Painting, Photography Print Media, Sculpture and Visual Communications Design programs. This year, the IKG presents work in the gallery and throughout the university by nearly 200 graduating students, including the recipients of the Board of Governors Awards.

When: Now to Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm (12 to 4 pm on June 1)
Where: Alberta University of the Arts 1407 – 14 Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Workshop Theatre Presents The Lady in the Van

What: The true story of Miss Shepherd, an eccentric woman of uncertain origins, who “temporarily” parked her broken-down van in writer Alan Bennett’s London driveway, and proceeded to live there for the next 15 years. Directed by Jacquie Brennan and Tammy Dalrymple-White.

When: Now to Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (2:30 pm matinee on June 1)
Where: The Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

YYC Rhubarb Fest

What: Rhubarb Fest is a community festival that takes place in south Calgary, in the community of Southwood. Enjoy Village Brewery Beer Garden, live music, a marketplace with various vendors, artists, businesses, organizations and City of Calgary departments, children activities and more!

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Southwood Community Hall – 11 Sackville Drive SW
Admission: Free, donations for Calgary Food Bank are being collected

Calgary Ukrainian Festival

What: At the 7th annual Ukrainian Festival, enjoy stage shows, try Ukrainian food and beverages, and much more.

When: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: Starts at 11 am
Where: Acadia Recreation Complex – 240 90 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Superhero Day at the Library

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Superhero Day at Calgary Public Library / Facebook

What: On June 1, five libraries will be transformed into Superhero Headquarters. Head to Crowfoot, Country Hills, Central, Quarry Park, and Village Square libraries to make your own comic book, meet your favourite superheroes, test your superhero skills with feats of strength and smarts, and more — all for free. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – Crowfoot, Country Hills, Central, Quarry Park, and Village Square branches
Admission: Free

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour

What: Watch your favourite Season 11 Queens work the runway and show off their fiercest looks. Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wildlife Baby Shower

What: It’s baby season at the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. Every year CWRS receives hundreds of orphaned infant wild animals from March to August. Join them at Bow Habitat Station for their second annual wildlife baby shower. They are hoping to build a mountain of supplies and donations to help provide the best care possible to the baby patients. WILD activities are included with $5 (+tax) admission to Bow Habitat Station’s Discovery Centr

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station 1440 17A Street Southeast River Room Calgary
Reserve your spot: Online, free

The Panel One Comic Creator Festival

What: Explore local Canadian comic creators at the fourth annual Panel One Comic Creator Festival at the Sunnyside Hillhurst Community Association. #P1CCF is a unique event that fosters pride and awareness around Canadian comic creators and their work.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 
11 am to 7 pm
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association – 1320 5 Avenue Northwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5.50

Ghost Opera

What: Featuring the music of celebrated Canadian composer Veronika Krausas, text by Giller Prize winner André Alexis, and the wildly imaginative designs of Calgary’s internationally-renowned Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Ghost Opera is a full-scale puppet opera, conceived from the ground up as a spectacle combining object theatre and contemporary composition.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm matinee on June 2
Where: Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1st Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Fairy Tales Film Festival

What: The annual Calgary Queer Arts Society LGBTQA film festival returns with events guaranteed to provoke, challenge, and entertain.

When: Now to June 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
More Info: Online

Meet the Baby ‘Roos at Cobb’s Adventure Park 2019

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Calgary Family Attraction

What: Cobb’s Adventure Park in Calgary is giving visitors the chance to be the first to meet, pet, and hold their adorable brand new baby kangaroos and wallabies. The park offers a wide variety of rides, games, and activities for all ages with a kangaroo petting zoo, climbing wall, bouncy houses, pedal carts, tractor rides, giant slides, archery tag, and much more. You can even book a kangaroo visit for your birthday party, classroom, or office during their offseason. For $250/hour they bring two baby joeys and three sugar gliders to your birthday party, classroom, or office.

When: June 1 and June 2, 2019
Time: 11 to 5 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park, Calgary
Cost: $18 general admission, kids under three are free!

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