12 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, June 2

May 31 2019, 7:49 pm

The weekend is waning, which means that you’ve got one last day to cram in as many activities as you possibly can this Sunday, June 2!

Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

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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 ‚Äď 4th Floor ‚Äď 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

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 ‚Äď 240 90 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday Safari Brunch at Calgary Zoo

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Calgary Zoo

What: Every Sunday between January 20 and November 10, head over to Destination Africa for one of the most unique brunch experiences you could have in the city. Enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, a Belgian waffle bar, cooked to order omelettes, and so much more. Being a member of the Calgary Zoo gives you exclusive discounts to Sunday Safari Brunches!

When: Every Sunday until November 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm. Last seating and last ticket sold at 1 pm. Service lasts until 2 pm.
Where:¬†Calgary Zoo ‚Äď 210 St George‚Äôs Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: via Calgary Zoo

Lilac Festival

What: A pedestrian-only festival, the Lilac Festival showcases an array of musical talent, vendors, and a perfect opportunity for people watching. There are six stages hosting over 30 performances throughout the day, offering artists exposure to an often brand new audience. 4th Street will also feature over 500 vendors that vary from artisan crafts to imported wares, to community organizations and more.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†4th Street SW ‚Äď between 13 Avenue and Elbow Dr.
Admission: Free

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 ‚Äď 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

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: June 2 and June 19, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where:¬†Edgar Farms ‚Äst1465 Twp. Road 352
Admission: $5, kids 5 and under are free

Meet the Baby ‚ÄėRoos at Cobb‚Äôs 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 3 free!

Andre-Philippe Gagnon

What: Andre-Philippe Gagnon, The Legendary Man of a 1000 voices, will be live in Calgary on June 2.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†Grey Eagle Resort & Casino ‚Äst3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Robert J. Sawyer ‚Äď Why Everyone Should Read Science Fiction

What:¬†Join Robert J. Sawyer ‚ÄĒ ‚Äúthe dean of Canadian science fiction‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ who will show that Star Wars isn‚Äôt science fiction, and introduce you to real Sci-Fi, a profound mode of storytelling invented 200 years ago by a woman.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where:¬†The Central Library ‚Äď 800 3rd St SE, Calgary
Register: Online

Puppies and Prosecco

What: Puppies and Prosecco, there is no better combination! Attend a private group training class for you and your pup on the patio of Vin Room Mission, led by the Dogma Behaviour & Education Centre. You will receive 2 glasses of wine, beer or prosecco, lesson on the patio for you and your furry friend, and a bag of goodies worth $50. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

When: June 2, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 11, August 25, September 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Vin Room Mission ‚Äď 2310 ‚Äď 4th Street SW
Tickets: Online, $40

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