19 things to do in Calgary this weekend: May 6 to 8

Dec 19 2017, 11:26 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between May 6 to 8

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

Oliver Heldens

  • What: Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens made a huge splash in 2013 with “Gecko”, which prompted EDM legend Tiesto to sign the rising star to his label immediately.
  • When: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9 p.m.
  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail S
  • Cost: Tickets available online for $45. 18+

Calgary International Beerfest

  • What: Sample more than 500 different beers on site, take part in beer seminars, enjoy the live entertainment, and much more.
  • Where: BMO Centre, Halls A-E – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
  • Cost: $19 (general admission); $30 (weekend pass)

Alberta Burger Fest

  • What: A province wide competition where burgers and restaurants are highlighted to raise funds for Charity. 10% of your purchase will go to charity then you vote and the winner will be the Burger champion of their municipality.
  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16

Hidden Gems Film Festival 2016

  • What: The annual Hidden Gems Film Festival will be celebrating the theme of women in India this year when it opens in Calgary this May. The festival will present screenings of several Indian films, including Partu (One Who Comes Back), to be attended by director Nitin Adsul, and the Canadian premiere of Ottaal (Trap).
  • Where: Alberta College of Art and Design – 1407 14th Avenue NW
  • When: May 6 – 8 and May 13 – 15
  • Tickets: Available online – annual membership costs $20; individual tickets for non-members are $15.

14th Annual Calgary Book Drive and Sale

  • What: Servant Anonymous Society of Calgary is hosting its 14th annual book drive and sale.
  • Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 6 to 15

Calgary Performing Arts Festival

  • What: Formally known as the Kiwanis Festival, this display of amateur talent in Calgary will surely amaze you.
  • Where: Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW
  • When: Now until Saturday, May 7

Love Lies Bleeding

  • What: The Alberta Ballet presents it’s final performance of the season. Featuring 14 classic songs by rock legends Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Love Lies Bleeding depicts a musician’s rise to fame, exploring the trials, sacrifices and triumphs of achieving superstardom.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Now until Saturday, May 7
  • Cost: $29 and up. Tickets available online

Alberta Bike Swap

  • What: The event is consignment-based and every bike sold is fully inspected by a bike tech prior to being displayed. Half of all the profits go to charity – last year they donated nearly $10,000. To rack a bike, sellers must pay $10 if they’re an AMA member and $15 if they’re not.
  • When: Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: City Centre Parkade – 340 10th Avenue SW
  • Event Page: facebook.com/Calgary-Bike-Swap

Cineplex Family Favourites

  • What: The whole family can head down to participating Cineplex theatres every Saturdays throughout April and May for a screening of popular family films. Saturday, May 7 they’ll be showing The Iron Giant
  • Where:

    • Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas – 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
    • Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas – #400, 2555-32nd Street NE
    • Scotiabank Theatre Chinook – 6455 Macleod Trail SW
  • When: Saturday, May 7
  • Cost: $2.99


  • What: This year’s event will open up the conversation around revolutions and how each individual bares witness to revolutions in their own lives and communities.
  • Where: Libin Theatre at the Cumming School of Medicine – Health Sciences Centre, Foothills Campus – 3330 Hospital Drive NW
  • When: Saturday, May 7 from 12 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $92 – $149. Tickets available online.

“We Got Your Back Fort Mac” comedy benefit night

  • What: Canadian comedy star, Gerry Dee is performing on Saturday, May 7 for a Fort McMurray Benefit Show. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds from the night will go to the Canadian Red Cross.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s at the Elbow River Casino – 218 18th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m. doors at 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $50 Contact Yuk Yuk’s (403) 258-2028

Darkness Into Light

  • What: An annual international fundraiser held by Ireland based Pieta House to raise the much-needed funds for mental health awareness and suicide prevention in the city and around the world.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, May 7 at 5 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Island Fun Run

  • What: Ring in the summer with a Hawaiian themed four kilometre run and walk to East Villages’ newest addition, St Patrick’s Island.
  • Where: St Patrick’s Island – 1595 Bow River Pathway
  • When: Saturday, May 7

Calgary New Music Festival

  • What: The second annual week-long festival is presented by New Works Calgary. The diversity of today’s new music will be presented by a variety of Calgary musicians and ensembles in venues all over the city.
  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: Now until Monday, May 9
  • Cost: $75 for festival passes

Jane’s Walk in Calgary

  • What: A huge range of walks, addressing an eclectic mix of topics, including urban wildlife, gay history and the beauty of suburbia.
  • Where: All over Calgary, check website for all walks in your area.
  • When: Various times from Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8
  • Cost: Free

The Light in the Piazza at Theatre Calgary

  • What: The Light in the Piazza has won six Tony Awards and features music that will take your breath away.
  • Where: Theatre Calgary – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Sunday, May 22
  • Cost: Tickets available online.

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: Monday, May 2 to Saturday, May 21
  • Cost: $25

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)

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
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