5 thing to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, May 29

May 28 2019, 8:03 pm

From movies to opera to open mic nights, we’re sure there’s something going on this Wednesday to get you out of the house and out into this gorgeous city.

Just take a look below for some serious inspo!

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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: 7:30 pm (2 pm matinee on June 2)
Where: Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1st Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Movies That Matter

What: Movies That Matter is a monthly series of documentary film premieres at the University of Calgary, co-presented by the University of Calgary Film Society and the Department of Communication and Culture. The series strives to be timely and provocative, allowing viewers to delve into some important issues relevant in our society today. Each screening will include a post-screening discussion, featuring the director of the film itself and/or someone from the community at large known for their expertise or insightful views on the film subject.

When: The last Wednesday of every month – May 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Gallery Hall of the Taylor Family Digital Library – University of Calgary
Admission: Free for students with ID and community by donation

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: Wednesday, May 29 to Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary: check out the full list of performances
Where: West Village Theatre — 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $5

Women’s Centre of Calgary Open Mic Night with Sally Kigs

What: Women’s Centre of Calgary presents its annual Open Mic Night. The event will be hosted by Artist-in-Residence Sally Kigs. She will start with a performance and share her story. Guests will be invited to come up and perform 1-2 songs or spoken word pieces, or just cheer on the performers as part of the audience. There will be a mic and amp provided. Bring your own instruments. This is an all-ages event for any woman identifying folks.

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Times: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Women’s Centre of Calgary 39 – 4 St NE, Calgary
More Info: Online

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