5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, May 1

Apr 30 2019, 7:02 pm

It’s the very first day of a brand new spring month here in Calgary, and while the weather may not exactly be cooperating, there are still plenty of events to attend!

Check out any of the suggestions below for what will surely be a good time.

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Alberta Ballet: Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle & The Drum

What: The 10th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle & The Drum. The Fiddle & The Drum gives passionate expression to Mitchell’s lifelong concern with the issues of conflict, violence and humanity’s continuing devastation of the environment. Alberta Ballet dancers depict Mitchell’s most famous characters from her lyrics and artwork, at times in counterpoint, abstractly illustrating fragile hope and potential for the creation of beauty.

When: May 1 to 4, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm (1:15 pm on Saturday, May 4)
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW

Calgary Performing Arts Festival

What: The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is an integral part of the Calgary arts community, encouraging classical and contemporary music and speech arts performance among amateur students of all ages and skill levels. Featuring 12,000 performers in 19 categories over 21 days.

When: Now to May 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Dine Under The Stars — Soiree In The Valley

What: Soiree in the Valley, billed as a garden dinner pop up, is hosted by Dinner4Four Co. The event, which runs for 30 days at a time, promises an elegant four-course menu offered with wine, all while you’re being served in all-weather Garden Domes. The Calgary pop-up will be located at the Native Gardens in Fish Creek Park, with dinner provided by Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and Great Events Catering.

When: May 1 till May 31, 2019
Time: Seatings at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm daily
Where: Native Gardens at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Reservations: Online

California Wine Fair

What: Wine lovers have an opportunity to sample premium and super-premium wines from over 90 vintners. This is an all-inclusive, walk-around event with all samples included in the ticket price, no additional coupon purchase required. Participants gain full access to an incredible selection of California wines at pouring stations throughout the venue, while enjoying a delectable hors d’oeuvres menu created under the direction of Oliver & Bonacini Executive Chef, Ryan O’Flynn. Top the evening off with a selection of silent auction packages. Net proceeds go to support Safe Haven Foundation’s mission to Help Give Calgary’s Homeless and At-Risk Girls Their Future Back.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hudson Calgary – 200 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wordfest presents Kristen Worley

What: Kristen Worley is an Olympic-calibre cyclist who challenged the highest levels of international sport on science, gender and human rights… and won. In her new memoir Woman Enough, Worley tells the powerful and inspiring story of her journey to self-realization, one that will upend assumptions about sexual identity and show how one person can create significant change in the world while staying true to oneself. This event will feature an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library – 2nd Floor 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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