25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: June 7 to 9

May 25 2019, 7:37 am

Get into the weekend groove with these 25 Calgary events happening on Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. Inglewood Night Market, Reggaefest, and more!

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Friday, June 7

Sharing Dance Day

What: Sharing Dance is an initiative used to motivate Canadians of all ages to participate in free, healthy, fun and creative dance activities. Learn the awesome annual routine. It is 100% free to participate. No experience is required. This is a great chance to get some exercise and have fun. Gather your family, friends, neighbours, and coworkers and get dancing.

When: June 7. 2019
Time: 4 to 5 pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: FREE

What’s up with Bow Habitat Station

What: Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre to discover the wildlife that make their home right here in Calgary! Join in a large group activity at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm to discover how wildlife has adapted to city life with special guests from Alberta Parks. Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will be hosting an investigation station all about some furry and feathered friends you might find in our city. Hands-on activities are designed for learners ages two and up.

When: The first Friday of every month – June 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station – 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
Admission: All activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission.

Inglewood Night Market

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What:The Inglewood Night Market occurs every second Friday in the summer months in Calgary. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, singer songwriters, bands, dancers, outdoor seating, a family-friendly licenced area and other fun things to check out.

When: June 7, July 12, August 9, September 13 and September 14, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Between 9 Avenue and 10 Street SE
Admission: Free

Calgary Beach Party 2019

What: Knoxville’s Tavern is turning into a massive beach themed party. Enjoy beach models, beach balls, and spectacular light show. Then dance the night away to Top 40, Dance, EDM and House, Hip Hop and Reggaeton.

When: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Knoxville’s Tavern – 840 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Summertime Sendoff with Measha Brueggergosman

What: Canadian soprano sensation Measha Brueggergosman returns to Calgary for the perfect salute to summer. Known for her award-winning career spanning opera, jazz, gospel and pop, her radiant voice ushers in the oncoming season with classics by Bizet, Massenet, Rogers & Hammerstein, Joni Mitchell and Gershwin.

When: June 7 and June 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall — 225 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Saturday,June 8

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society Open House

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PADS

What: Free fun for the whole family. Tour PADS’ training facility, watch assistance dog demonstrations, and meet the PADS Puppies. Plus enjoy the BBQ lunch and meet the guest speakers Assistance dogs welcome. Please no pets.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Pacific Assistance Dogs Society – 2309 Centre Ave NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Reggaefest 2019

What: Calling all “Rastagarian’s,” Calgarian’s who share the same love for Caribbean culture and Reggae music. Described as more of an experience than merely a performance, this year’s Reggae Fest features a screening of the film Babylon, a DJ event, and Riddim West with Cham (Jamaica), Luciano (Jamaica), Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver), Lynn Olagundoye (Calgary) and more.

When: Now to June 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

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

YYC Brunch Fest

What: YYC Food Trucks is giving Calgarians the opportunity to extend their mid-morning feasts all the way into the evening with YYC Brunch Fest. This shindig is going down at Bridgeland Community Association (917 Centre Avenue NE) on June 8 and 9, and it will run from 11 am to 7 pm. Attendees can expect food trucks, brunch cocktails, live music, and a DJ all day long.

When: June 8 and June 9, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Bridgeland Community Association – 917 Centre Avenue NE
Admission: $5

Eat North presents Alberta ERA

Alberta ERA

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What: A dinousaur-themed feast is going down in the heart of the Alberta Badlands. Alberta ERA, presented by Eat North, will be a four-course feast located on the rooftop of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. This prehistoric dining experience will feature eats from talented local chefs and be led by dinosaur experts.

When: June 8, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Royal Tyrrell Museum – 1500 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller
Price: $160-$200; buy online

Bike Rave 8.0

What: YYC BIKE RAVE is back for its 8th edition. Corresponding with Crescent Heights’ Village Days and Cyclpalooza, the mobile dance party is open to everyone. No alcohol or drugs at the event.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9 to 11 pm
Where: Rotary Park – 617 1 St NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

“EXPLORE” Mixed Media Art by Deb Klics

What: A new art installation at cSpace King Edward by Deb Klics. The artist will be in attendance on June 8 from 10 am to 2 pm.

When: Now to Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 8 am to 8 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Avenue Southwest Calgary
More Info: Online

Sister Act: The Musical

What: StoryBook Theatre presents Sister Act: The Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.

When: Now to Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm (2 pm on Saturday)
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

What: Come celebrate and explore the possibilities of the third act of life during Alberta Seniors’ Week’s festivities. There will be 22 films over nine screenings, eight speakers, an art show by WP Puppet Theatre and more.

When: June 7 to June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online, $10-$15 Seniors (60+), $88 Seniors Festival Pass, $15-$20 General Admission, $124 Festival Pass

Saturdays on 17th

What: Spend your Saturday on 17th Ave all summer long. From June 8 through to July 27, the neighbourhood will be featuring live music, games, giveaways, and movies in Tomkins Park. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities.

When: Every Saturday from June 8 to July 27, 2019
Time: 12 to 9 pm (movie screenings start at 6 pm)
Where: Tomkins Park (corner of 8th Street & 17th Avenue SW)
Admission: Free

Sunday, June 9

19th Annual FUNNYFEST Calgary

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What: FUNNYFEST features 11 nights of comedy, 70 performers, and a wide variety of shows to check out. Comedians include Kevin Farley, Chris Griffin, Lori Ferguson-Ford, and more.

When: Now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Showtimes vary: check out the full list of performers
Where: Venues vary: check out the full list of performers
Tickets: Online

Roar: Exploring Queer History and Gender Identity

What: Calgary’s queer history, historical and contemporary gender roles, and feminine identity will be creatively explored and celebrated at Lougheed House in Roar: Exploring Queer History and Gender Identity, an 11-week festival comprised of two museum exhibits and 11 immersive programs and parties.

When: Now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Lougheed House – 707 – 13 Avenue SW, Calgary
More InfoOnline

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

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on their Arrow II project.

When: The Second Sunday of every month – June 9, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free

Jesus Christ Superstar from Painted Fish Theatre Company

What: Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971.

When: Various dates from now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: La Cité des Rocheuses – 4800 Richard Road SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The GAYbours ~ Fifty Shades Of Gay

What: Comedian medium Jennie Ogilvie and motivational speaker Brigitte Lessard-Deyell star in GAYbours ~ Fifty Shades Of Gay, a show that embraces conversations of “coming out” and living full and authentic experiences.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 5 pm pre-show party, 7 pm show
Where: Aussie Rules Piano Bar – 1002 37 Street Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online

Drag Tea Party

What: Learn about the history of Calgary’s queer community as Lougheed House’s three Drag royalty present different styles, perspectives and histories of the art of drag, all as you enjoy a beautifully prepared High Tea Service.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Lougheed House – 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Disability Pride Parade 2019

What: Join Disability Pride Albera for a city-wide celebration of Disability Pride. Everyone will gather outside Bankers Hall at 315 8th Avenue SW at 10:30 am. The parade begins at 11 am, and will wind its way down Stephen Avenue Walk and end up at Olympic Plaza. The enjoy entertainment and fun until 2 pm.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 2 pm
Where: 315 8th Avenue SW to Olympic Plaza 228 8 Ave SE
Admission: Free

Celluloid Magic: The Movie Music of John Williams

Star Wars

Star Wars

What: Join Calgary Wind Symphony for an afternoon of John Williams favorites, featuring music from the films Star Wars, Jurassic Park, 1941 and many more.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall – 206 University Court NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Woody ID Walk — Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

What: Enjoy a walk through The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, stopping along the way to learn how to identify 15-20 trees and shrubs found in this expansive garden. Garden volunteer Teresa Lynch will guide participants through the specimens, offering three to four key identification features for each plant selected. This tour is for anyone interested in knowing more about the trees and shrubs around them and the diversity of woody species that can be grown in the Calgary area. This walk will take place rain or shine. Pre-registration is required.

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Meet at North parking entrance by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (6560 Silver Springs Crescent NW)
Cost: Society member $20, non-member $25