5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, May 15

May 11 2019, 2:20 am

Celebrate making it halfway through the work week (which is basically the weekend already right?) by checking out these great events.

We’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

Circus! Science Under the Big Top

What: Come one, come all and discover the science behind circus at TELUS Spark. Bring your wildest expectations and unravel the secrets behind circus oddities, mysteries and puzzles with over 20 exhibits. This highly interactive exhibition is riddled with circus sights and sounds, ready to bring out the child in all of us.

When: Now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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

Wordfest Presents Mark Tewksbury – BELONG: A Unique Staged Reading

What: A riveting exploration of what it means to belong. The Calgary premiere of this unique performance by hometown Olympic hero, inspirational leader and world-renowned social justice activist. Wordfest presents Mark Tewskbury at DJD Dance Centre for two nights.

When: Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Calgary’s first ever Boutique Fashion Show. Featuring Gravity Pope, Leo Boutique, Purr & Bamboo Ballroom, the event is celebrating the famed DIOR exhibit at the Glenbow Museum and the ticket includes entry to view the DIOR collection. Also starring the Holy Trinity Drag Queens – Mode Model’s Perla Coddington, as well as Abeiya Miraj and Stephanie Prince – who will be both walking in the show and performing.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

One Big JAM

What: One Big JAM is returning to The Palace Theatre for a one-of-a-kind experience unique to the incredible arts scene in Calgary. Come join many of Calgary’s finest musicians, dancers, poets and artists. A portion of all profits will go towards The Calgary Drop-In Centre.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, jam 8 to 11 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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