15 things to do in Calgary this week: May 16 to 22

Dec 19 2017, 11:28 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between May 16 to 22.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Drive-In Double Feature

  • What: The Calgary Horror Con hosts its final movie night before the big show! Movies for the night are “Cockneys Vs Zombies” and “Cooties”.
  • Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9 Avenue SW
  • When: Monday, May 16 at 7:30
  • Cost: Free

Selena Gomez

  • What: Selena Gomez brings her Revival Tour to Calgary on May 17. Surprisingly, Gomez has yet to receive a single Grammy nomination despite having scored a handful of hits, but she did take home the prestigious “Best Artist With A Cameraphone” trophy at the O Music Awards in 2012
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Tickets available online from $50.50 to $116. All ages

Rape is Real and Everywhere: A Comedy Show

  • What: Rape jokes are everywhere. But who are the people telling them? Are they ever OK, let alone funny? What if the people telling rape jokes were survivors? Rape is Real and Everywhere is what happens when seasoned comedians who have survived rape share their experience and joke it out
  • Where: Vern’s –  622 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, May 18 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

Ginapalooza Calgary

  • What: The second annual gin-centric celebration is back giving you a chance to sample a variety of gin-inspired cocktails carefully crafted for the event.
  • Where: Various locations around downtown
  • When: Wednesday, May 18 to Wednesday, June 1

Fair Tales Film Festival

  • What: The annual LGBTQA film festival returns with events guaranteed to provoke, challenge, and entertain.
  • Where: The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW
  • When: Wednesday, May 20 to Thursday, May 28
  • Cost: 
$100 Festival pass, $30 Three punch pass, $10 and up for individual shows. Purchase online

E.T. Film with Orchestra

  • What: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs John Williams Academy Award winning score live with the blockbuster film playing alongside on the big screen.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 to $80

Picnic in the Village Calgary 2016

  • What: YYCFoodTrucks is hosting Picnic in Calgary’s East Village. More than 15 food trucks will be in attendance at this year’s event serving up a plethora of food.
  • Where: Crossroads – East of the Simmons Building at 618 Confluence Way SE
  • When: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 Entry (free for kids under 14)

Calaway Park’s Grand Opening Weekend

  • What: Enjoy a day of family fun at Calaway Park. With over 32 rides, treats and games there’s something for everyone. Park opens for the season on May 21.
  • Where: Calaway Park – 24503 Range Rd. 33
  • When: Saturday, May 21 to Monday, October 10
  • Cost: $29 to $37.95

Heritage Park’s Opening Weekend

  • What: Take a step back in time when visiting Calgary’s Heritage Park. Visit Heritage Town Square, Gasoline Alley Museum and the Historical Village.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23
  • Cost: $13.50 – $26.25

Colin Mochrie and Wayne Jones

  • What: Enjoy a night of improv comedy at its finest. ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ star Colin Mochrie is performing alongside Toronto-based comedian and executive producer of White Rhino Comedy, Toronto’s hottest improv comedy show.
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $37.02 – $42.27

Serbian Fest

  • What: Experience Serbian culture with dances, sports, heritage, food, and much more.
  • Where: Serbian Orthodox Church – 16025 243rd Avenue E
  • When: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

Michael Jackson’s Back from the Future

  • What: Doc and Marty need to travel back through time to meet a Mega-Popstar-Icon because the fate of the future may lie in his sequined-gloved hand.
  • Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre – 1002 37th Street SW
  • When: Now until June 26
  • Cost: $67 and up

Flora and Fawna’s Field Trip

  • What: No mean girls allowed when it comes to best friend duo Flora and Fawna friend circle. They are creating a safe place for girls just like them by launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. It’s a funny, heartwarming and surprising performance that shows the power, and the price, of being different.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Saturday, May 21
  • Cost: $25

Skyline Luge

  • What: For the more adventurous side in you, try The Skyline Luge. It’s a three-wheeled cart, part go-kart and part toboggan that is thrilling for all ages and abilities.
  • Where: Skyline Luge Calgary – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • When: Saturday, May 14 to Sunday, October 9
  • Cost: $15 for 1 ride; $23 for 2 rides; $32 for 5 rides

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)
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