What’s Up This WeekendOn May 12, 2022 by Calgary's Child
May 13 to 15
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 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 1 go or tackle it 1 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 15, Day out with Thomas Calgary 2022, this exciting experience at Heritage Park provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with their favorite tank engine, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt and have fun in the Imagination Station. With face painting, musical entertainment, model train interactive display, video viewing, storytelling, wooden maze and much more, this is something your little aspiring conductor won’t want to miss. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
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.
May 10 to 29; Shark Bite at Lunchbox Theatre, A troubled urban teenager arrives at her Grandfather’s remote cabin for a visit, and they quickly realize that the easy days of their relationship are far behind them. When George tries to find some common ground between them through a nature hike, a dangerous turn of events leaves Ava in the position of trying to save them both. Learn more at lunchboxtheatre.com/shark-bite.
May 11 to 15; RESET Society of Calgary Book Sale, this book sale raises funds to help women and girls who have been the victims of exploitation and human trafficking. It takes place at Crossroads Market (junction of Blackfoot Tr and Ogden Road SE). Learn more at resetcalgary.ca.
May 13 to 15, FascinAsian Film Festival, celebrates Asian Heritage Month with Asian-Canadian filmmakers, live entertainment, and panel discussions at Central Library. Get a festival pass festival pass for $40 or single film tickets for $10. Learn more at fascinasian.ca/calgary.
May 13 to 15, Market Collective at BMO Centre, this event returns bringing more than a decade’s worth of experience of showcasing a number of local Calgarian artists. This spring, visitors to the family-friendly event can anticipate live music, interactive workshops, galleries, food and beverage, over one hundred and sixty local artisans, the MC skate park, and special surprises. Learn more at marketcollective.ca.
May 13 to 15, Alberta Biodiversity Festival, developed through a partnership between the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and the Ministry of Alberta Environment and Parks’ and their Inglewood facility Bow Habitat Station, the festival will highlight the rich biodiversity in our province and what can be done for these diverse ecosystems. At the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, join a ‘road trip’ through Alberta – learning about the flora and fauna that make our province home and what you can do to help them thrive. Visit Bow Habitat Station on May 14 to take an interactive road trip through Alberta and all the amazing biodiversity it has to offer! Learn more at calgaryzoo.com or shop.albertaparks.ca.
May 14, 7:30pm; Stars on Ice, the well-known event is bringing figure skating back to its loyal fans across Canada following the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The 2022 Stars on Ice tour will be co-headlined by skating icons Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko and will feature many of the country’s top skaters including Olympic and World Medalists Kaetlyn Osmond, Jeffrey Buttle and Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje and social media sensation Elladj Baldé. For more information and tickets, visit starsonice.ca.
May 14, 11am to 4pm; Spring Market at New Horizon Mall, more than 40 local crafters, artisans and micro businesses showcase their handcrafted items, home and outdoor decor and unique gifts. Learn more at newhorizonmall.com.
May 14, 7 pm; Youth Singers of Calgary in Best. Day. Ever., CH Financial presents the Youth Singers of Calgary in a completely immersive, happiness generating, theatrically charged musical experience featuring singers ages 8 to thirty. This event at the Southern Alberta Jubillee Auditorium all is about finding our joy and celebrating all that we have. Learn more at youthsingers.org.
May 14 to 15, 10am to 5pm; Calgary Maker Faire 2022, Calgary Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects at the BMO Centre. Learn more at calgary.makerfaire.com.
May 14 to 15; 11am to 4pm; May Days Market at Homestead Market; enjoy food trucks, artisan vendors, locally produced meats, a bouncy castle and spring plant sales at a beautiful location, just south of Airdrie. Learn more at homesteadmarketalberta.com.
May 15, 1pm to 3:30pm; Calgary Pro Musica and Green Fools Theatre: Classic Fairy Tales, enjoy Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs brought to life with live music and creative puppetry at Rozsa Centre: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the University of Calgary. The show is recommended for children aged 5 to twelve but created with the entire family in mind. Learn more at calgarypromusica.secure.force.com.
May 15, 9pm to 11pm; Lunar Eclipse Observing, view the eclipse at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. The RAO will also present talks on cultural astronomy, Team Astro lunar eclipse videos and the RAO’s Indigenous Ways of Knowing Astronomy videos. Astronomers and Team Astro will be sharing their knowledge of the lunar eclipse phenomena and the wonders of the universe. Learn more at science.ucalgary.ca/rothney-observatory.
May 15, 2pm; Celebrate Asian Heritage Month, join the MRU Conservatory in celebrating Asian Heritage Month with a free special performance featuring students, instructors, the Zhi Yin Choir, Calgary Chinese Orchestra, and the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble in the Leacock Theatre.
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 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.
May 7 to June 11; Stage West for Kids: The Great Race, join Hannah Hare and Tonya Turtle as they compete to win the grand prize in a reality show. Through obstacles, challenges and facing their fears, Hannah and Tonya discover that they are more the same than they are different. Based on the Aesop fable with a modern twist, The Great Race is a fun-filled musical adventure for the whole family. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com/stage-west-for-kids.
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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