Happy Friday Calgary! You’ve made it to the weekend so whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s something for you to do today.
Educate and inspire your children at this 3-day festival that encourages creative expression and stresses the importance of arts exposure for young minds. Through multiple shows and activities happening throughout the festival, Kidfest aims at “developing creative thinkers conscious of the world and their place in it.” See the full lineup of artists here!
- Where: Various locations between Olympic Plaza and the Arts Commons
- When: May 24-27
- Cost: $17
Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for the third installment of its new nighttime series on Friday, May 26, from 6 to 10 pm. With a new batch of DJs on deck, interactive fun across multiple floors, and the return of live band karaoke, this is the party you don’t want to miss.
- Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre – 850 4 Street SE
- When: Friday, May 26 from 6 to 10pm
- Cost: $18, $14 students (18+) and seniors
If you live and breathe fashion, then this event will be something you can’t miss! CANIFF is aimed at putting Canada on the fashion map, while bringing fashion film to Calgary in order to develop the fashion industry here in the west. The event will feature films from some of the most creative international talents, while being judged by many notable, international fashion figures from around the world.
- Where: Various Locations
- When: May 26-28
- Cost: $20-$150
PARKSHOW is an immersive cultural experience that brings together the best of Canada’s emerging fashion designers, rising artists, musical performers and culinary talents. There will be two night’s worth of fashion shows, both featuring different must-see designers, along with a market supporting local Canadian brands and makers, happening before, during and after the shows!
- Where: The Yellow Warehouse – 1390 17 Avenue SE
- When: May 26-28
- Cost: $50-$275
Prophecies, ambition, murder, madness. The Shakespeare Company brings Macbeth to Calgary.
- Where: Studio at Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
- When: Now until May 27 – evenings at 7 pm, 2:30 pm matinees on May 20, 21, 27