What’s Up This Weekend?On May 4, 2022 by Calgary's Child
May 6 to 8
May 6 to 7, 10am to 8pm; Southcentre Mother’s Day Market, visit the mall for a special shop local Mother’s Day Market presented in partnership with Collab YYC. Find the perfect local and hand-crafted gift for the mom, grandma, mom-in-law, mom-to-be or mother figure in your life. The Mother’s Day Market will feature nineteen unique local vendors and is sure to help you discover locally-curated treasures to surprise and delight mom – from apparel and art, to food and beverage, to home décor and jewelry. Visit southcentremall.com for a map of where vendors will be located throughout the mall.
May 6 to 7; Spring Fling by MarketSquare, this event is pairing with the Okotoks Trade and Lifestyle Show. Come celebrate and support local artists, artisans, and the business community. There will be 250-plus vendors under one roof at the Okotoks Rec Centre (9 Okotoks Drive). Learn more at themarketquare.ca.
May 6 to 7; Authentically Indigenous Craft Market, support Indigenous artists from Calgary and the Treaty areas 7, 6, and 8 at the Kerby Centre Gym with raffles, door prizes, and a free surprise for mom. Visit www.authenticallyindig.com for more information.
May 6 to 16; CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale, this sale at Calgary Curling Club (720 3 Street NW) is the organization’s signature annual fundraiser, bringing in money that they use throughout the year to support school and community programs and provide free books and literacy resources to children and families across Alberta. Visit calgaryreads.com for more information.
May 7, 10am to 3pm; Mini Golf for Big Hearts Charity Classic Mini Golf Family Event, book a tee time at Bow Valley Square and bring your family together for a round of indoor mini golf fun. Learn more about all the amazing programs that support child living with disabilities and specialized needs in the community. A family ticket costs $30 and includes 18 holes of golf, a drink, and a snack per person. Learn more at varietyalberta.ca/familyminigolf/.
May 7, 7pm to 8:30pm, Calgary Children’s Choir Concert in May, come check out the Calgary Children’s Choir May Concert at Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary. Learn more at calgarychildrenschoir.com/.
May 7; Meet an Arabian Horse, come out to Cara Stables (48205 Hwy 552 East, Foothills) as the Arabian Horse Association hosts an informative day where guests have the opportunity to learn about the history and characteristics of the Arabian horse while personally interacting with horses. Learn more at arabianhorses.org.
May 7 to 8; Calgary Bike Swap at Sunridge Mall, a safe place to buy, sell and donate bikes. The organization tech checks every bike, records every serial number, and verifies the chain of bike ownership. For more information, visit albertabikeswap.ca.
May 7 to 8; Day Out with Thomas at Heritage Park, all aboard! It will be full steam ahead for a day with this Really Useful Engine! Imagine how far you’ll go, with big dreams and even bigger smiles. The highlight of the day is riding in an interactive train pulled by Thomas himself but there are plenty of other special activities. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
May 7 to 15; WWF’s Run to Restore Nature, a fun, family-friendly event taking place across Canada. The distance you go for wildlife is up to you — walk, run, wheel or even skip the 5km Swift Fox Sprint, 10km Tiger Trek or the Great Half-Marathon Caribou Migration (21km). Do the entire distance in one go or tackle it one day at a time. Every dollar you raise and every step you take is a step forward for nature and wildlife. Register at wwf.ca/runfornature.
May 7 to 16; 2022 Hike for Hospice Calgary, you choose when, where and how. Honor your loved ones in the Hike for Hospice Calgary by walking a favorite pathway or visiting some personally meaningful spots. With your support, along with our sponsors, organizers hope to raise $100,000 for Hospice Calgary’s services. Learn more and register at hospicecalgary.ca.
Mother’s Day Events
May 7, 12pm to 7pm; Etsy Spring Market with Contemporary Calgary, Etsy Calgary has partnered with Contemporary Calgary to bring you the perfect Mother’s Day weekend activities: a visit to your local contemporary art gallery and Etsy market! The market is located at The Grotto at Contemporary Calgary (701 11 Street SW). Visit etsycalgary.com/events/ for more information.
May 7 to 8, 9am to 5pm; Mother’s Day Market at the Saskatoon Farm, explore more than sixty vendors, wine and dine your mom at the restaurant, reconnect with nature and discover what the greenhouse has to offer. Learn more and get tickets at saskatoonfarm.com.
May 7 and 8, 12pm to 4pm; Mother’s Day Flower Pop-Up at Deerfoot City, treat mom to a fresh bouquet from the Deerfoot City Flower Bar Pop-Up! Happening in the Food Lodge. Bouquets will be available by minimum $20 donation to Emma House. All proceeds will go towards helping moms in need. Learn more at deerfootcity.com.
May 8; Mother’s Day Brunch and Fashion Show at Vin Room, enjoy a 3-course brunch, welcome mimosa and fashion show by Apt 22. Learn more and buy tickets at vin-room.myshopify.com.
May 8; Mother’s Day Brunch at the Links of GlenEagles, come out to Blue Devil or GlenEagles for some amazing food including a design-you- own eggs Benny station with pulled pork, smoked salmon, ham, and different hollandaise selections and a yogurt parfait bar. It will be a great way to relax after a long week at work or school — and an even better way to celebrate your mom. Learn more and get tickets at gleneaglesgolf.com.
May 8; Mother’s Day at the Hangar Flight Museum, to celebrate Mother’s Day this year we are offering a buy one admission, get a second admission at fifty percent off promotion. Learn more at thehangarmuseum.ca.
May 8; Mother’s Day Brunch with the Bridgeland Quartet, join the Bridgeland Quartet for a music-filled afternoon as we celebrate all of the strong, beautiful mothers and women in our lives. Relax and enjoy delicious food and handmade drinks while experiencing a multitude of visual and live art forms in one of Calgary’s most artistic venues – The Dark Arts YYC (838 11 Avenue SW). Learn more and buy tickets at bridgelandquartet.com.
May 8, 2:30pm; Calgary Civic Symphony Presents Spring is in the Air, it’s spring in Calgary, and to put everyone in the right frame of mind, this concert will open with Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons violin concerto. Learn more at artscommons.ca.
May 8, 11am to 2pm; Quali-Tea Time with Mom, spend some Quali-Tea time with Mom at the Calgary Farmers Market! Book your spot for a High Tea to celebrate and honor all the amazing people we call mom. Tickets include locally crafted pastries and sweets, freshly baked goods, and your choice of herbal or black tea. Spots must be purchased in advance. Learn more and book at calgaryfarmersmarket.ca.
February 5 to May 15; Explore TELUS Spark’s New Exhibition: RESCUE!, most people wonder how they would react in an emergency. Could you rescue a swimmer if you were the first on the scene with your jet ski? Now you can test your rescue instincts in seventeen different interactive situations. Learn more and buy tickets at sparkscience.ca.
March 26 to May 28; Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Greased, go back to a time when life seemed simpler. Tap your toes and laugh as Jubilations parodies one of the all-time great nostalgia trips. All your favorite rock and roll classics of the ‘50s are queued up. Learn more and buy tickets at jubilations.ca.
March 27 to May 28, High Performance Rodeo Spring Edition, the rodeo takes over downtown Calgary in all shapes, sizes, and sounds – defying description and tantalizing the tastes of arts and culture lovers in various venues. Learn more and get tickets at hprodeo.ca.
April 1 to May 28, Rosebud Theatre presents Grace & Glorie, a feisty ninety-year-old cancer patient, checks herself out of the hospital to return to her beloved homestead only to find her beloved apple orchard under construction. Glorie, a newly minted volunteer hospice worker and experienced city lawyer shows up to visit and maybe even save the day. The comedic clash of an illiterate rural woman and an overly sophisticated urban lawyer means that neither of their lives will ever be the same again. Learn more and buy tickets at rosebudtheatre.com.
April 9 to May 29; Skooby Doob and the Haunted Race Track at Jubilations Dinner Theatre, a production written for kids, and a meal designed with kids in mind! Join us for a fun-filled morning of laughter, music and food! Visit jubilations.ca for more information and tickets.
April 16 to May 8; Butterfield Acres Barnyard Baby Days, get ready for good times with spring cuties (lambs, goats, bunnies, cows, piglets, chicks) and other fun experiences including lots of cute spring photo ops, the opportunity to see and bottle feed spring babies, and some heart-warming up-close moments with some favorite farm animals. Tickets are required. Visit butterfieldacres.com/ for more information.
April 22 to June 6; Storybook Theatre’s SpongeBob the Musical, adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series. SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation — until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. For more information and to buy tickets, visit storybooktheatre.org.
April 29 to May 27; Playwrights Projects 2022, 6 online excerpt readings of new Canadian plays by members of the Alberta Theatre Projects Playwrights Unit. Tickets are $10 per evening. Visit albertatheatreprojects.com for more information.
May 1 to October 1; Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond is open for the season. This pond is stocked with rainbow trout raised in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Visit bowhabitat.alberta.ca for more information.
May 1 to October 26; Dinosaurs Awakened at The Calgary Zoo, get ready to marvel at the sights and sounds of these magnificent life-like creatures and see for yourself what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Entry included in admission to the Zoo. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Starting May 1; Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park, will be buffed up and ready to shine under the bright lights as it opens for another season. Discover highlights from the vintage pick-up truck collection, play games, and visit with members of the Rocky Mountain Model Club.
Visit the Glenbow at The Edison, the satellite location of the popular museum at The Edison building in downtown Calgary is now open. Best of all – admission is free for everyone, thanks to the support of the Calgary Downtown Association. A timed ticket is required for entry. To reserve your ticket, visit glenbow.org.
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