5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, May 16

May 11 2019, 2:20 am

Take this Thursday, May 16 to a whole new level by heading out into the city and attending one of these wonderful events.

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Menopause the Musical

What: Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra… come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined. The All-Star Canadian cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkle, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more.

When: Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday)
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Industry With Purpose: Calgary

What: Taking place at Boyce Theatre, the event is set to explore everything from social purpose, to examples of organizations that are doing good, new social procurement strategies, and much more. Featuring New York Times bestselling author and founder of ME to WE, Craig Kielburger, Amazon #1 author of Good is the New Cool, Afdhel Aziz, and a panel of local business leaders moderated by David LePage of Buy Social Canada. Panellists include Jeff Loomis of Monumentum, Wayne Chiu, founder and CEO of the Trico Group, Michael Selci senior vice president at the Bank of Canada, and James Boettcher of Fiasco Gelato. Tim Coldwell, president of Chandos, will also be on the panel.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 8 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Boyce Theatre –1410 Olympic Way SE
Price: $95 — Tickets available via Eventbrite

Common Ground IV Gala Event

What: A kickoff to the Common Ground Festival. Join the artists for a night of fun, food, drinks and special one night only entertainment at the Pumphouse Theatre.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 or pay what you can

Alberta Spotlight: Karl Hirzer with Allyson Hop

What: The National Music Centre present Karl Hirzer with Allyson Hop as part of the Alberta Spotlight series. Pianist Karl Hirzer, also the Associate Conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Calgary-born operatic soprano Allyson Hop join forces to present an art song recital of music by Richard Strauss and Leonard Bernstein.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: National Music Centre – 850 – 4 Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

Mental Health Stories

What: An inspiring evening of connection and hearing raw stories of people who have overcome mental illness and addiction or are still in the journey.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary
TicketsOnline, $20

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