What’s Up This Week?On June 7, 2023 by Calgary's Child
June 9 Events
June 7 to 10; Sage Theatre Presents: IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists, a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and presenting early-career artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers. Learn more at sagetheatre.com.
June 9, 7pm; Calgary Surge vs. Ottawa BlackJacks, Calgary Surge is the newest franchise of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). The Calgary Surge tipped off their 2023 season in May, with WinSport Event Centre serving as the team’s home. Learn more at ticketmaster.ca.
June 9, 7:30pm; Broadway, l’experience musicale, Voix Des Rocheuses, the francophone vocal ensemble of Calgary, is a welcoming, vibrant community of singers of all levels who enjoy coming together to celebrate and share their passion for singing in French at Engineered Air Theatre. Learn more at allevents.in.
June 9 to 11; Summer Revolution, a three-day outdoor and indoor concert, fashion show and art showcase. Fashion, art and performances all combined into one amazing night at N9NA. Learn more at allevents.in.
June 9 to 14; On Stage with Branford Marsalis, three-time Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis takes the spotlight in John Williams’ inventive Escapades, an ‘impressionistic memoir’ of 1960s progressive jazz, based on his music for the film Catch Me If You Can. Marsalis then joins the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for Maurice Ravel’s great orchestral crescendo, Boléro at jack Singer Concert Hall. This gripping program is led by Music Director Rune Bergmann and opens with Richard Strauss’ musical meditation on life, death, and the beyond. Learn more at calgaryphil.com.
June 10, 8:30am to 1pm; Heroes Reunite! 2023 Calgary Brain Tumour Walk, an opportunity to come together across Canada to celebrate and remember our heroes. Walk with a united goal – to see an end to brain tumours at Edworthy Park. Learn more at braintumour.ca.
June 10, 9 am to 4pm; Calgary Stampede Community Round Up, nothing says community spirit like coming together at the Calgary Stampede Community Round Up presented by ENMAX! Join for a free pancake breakfast and enjoy a fun-filled morning for the whole family. Learn more at calgarystampede.com/community-roundup.
June 10, 10am to 6pm; Bark in the Park, a Kiwanis organized event with going towards Jake the trauma dog. Jake is a trauma dog who has helped many children in Airdrie deal with traumatic experiences. Kiwanis helps pay for food, vet bills and all his needs. The event will include a dog Olympic-style event with vendors, dog activities and food at Nose Creek Park in Airdrie. Learn more at abarkinthepark.ca.
June 10, 11am; Cineplex Family Favourites: The LEGO Batman Movie, visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a favorite family film each week for only $2.99. Learn more at cineplex.com.
June 10, 11am to 12:30pm; A Mother’s Love is Deeper than a Tree’s Roots, an inspiring and heartwarming event celebrating the love of mothers. The program includes a range of activities and resources for moms at Sunalta Community Association. Learn more at program-for-moms.eventbrite.ca.
June 10, 12 to 4pm; Les Jardin – Summer Soiree Event, as summer heats up, Calgarians are invited to celebrate with a Parisian-inspired Summer Soiree Event at Les Jardins Townhomes. Enjoy speciality beverages, carnival-themed snacks, gourmet treats and live music while snapping the perfect “Insta-worthy” photos. Learn more at jayman.com/lesjardins/.
June 10, 1 to 4:30pm; Let’s Talk About the Confluence — Artist Talk and Panel Discussion, this National Indigenous History Month, spend an afternoon at Fort Calgary learning about the history of the site, celebrating the official opening of Innai’tsiyiyaawa, an exhibit by Sikapinakii Low Horn, and discussing the evolution of public art at the confluence with a panel of experts. Learn more at fortcalgary.com.
June 10 to 11; Way Out West Fest, a celebration of the diverse culture and spirit of the modern West at the Deane House. Get in on experiences of adventure and learning, sport, music, art, history, culinary, craft, in which participants can expect a healthy bit of Wild West tossed in. Learn more at wayoutwestfest.ca.
June 10 to 11, 10am to 4pm; Clothesline Art Market at Leighton Art Centre, local artists will present their original artworks for sale. Inside the Leightons’ heritage home, you’ll discover a great selection of art and fine craft throughout the gallery and shop. Explore the 80-acre property, choose your favorite view, get a tour of the historic home and property and make some art en plein. Learn more at leightoncentre.org/event/clothesline-art-market-2023/.
June 10, 11am; Toys R Us Activities: Geoffrey Book Club Storytime, check out Geoffrey’s must-read picks and discover some titles that you won’t find on other booklists. Plus, take home a Geoffrey bookmark. Learn more at toysrus.ca.
June 10 to 11; 12 to 6:30pm; The ReLove Market, an empowering fashion community dedicated to the pursuit of personal expression balanced with environmental sustainability. We bring local curators and fashion enthusiasts together in a welcoming, inspiring and creative in-person forum to share ideas and textiles at The Alberta Hotel Building. Learn more at relovegeneration.com.
June 10 to 11; I’ll Meet You There, presented by Adult Recreational Choirs of Calgary in collaboration with Calgary’s 6th Poet Laureate (2022-2024) Wakefield Brewster, the combined forces of Up2Something and She’s Up2Something will entertain and move you with spoken word, incredible singing, and visuals at Martha Cohen Theatre. Learn more at artscommons.ca.
June 10 to 11; Chromatic Playwrights Showcase, this year’s Playwright’s Unit features work from Kristen Padayas, Ado Nkemka, Ashley King, and Miranda Martini at Motel Theatre. Learn more at chromatictheatre.ca.
June 11, 2 to 4pm; Michaels Make Break: Friendship Bracelets, perfect to trade with a friend or bring to a concert. This event is free and all supplies are included. Learn more at canada.michaels.com.
June 11, 3pm; Cavalry FC vs. Vancouver FC, check out Canada’s professional soccer league at Spruce Meadows. Learn more at ticketmaster.ca.
June 11, 7 to 9pm; The CJO Meets the Calgary Latin Orchestra, a night of energy and fun with two amazing orchestras in one room. Calgary Jazz Orchestra and the Calgary Latin Orchestra will come together on this special one-time event for an evening of music that you won’t soon forget. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique musical collaboration at River Park Church. Learn more at thecalgaryjazzorchestrasociety.thundertix.com.
Until June 11; Workshop Theatre’s Kids Cushion Cabaret: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a young boy decides he needs to find a job to help his poor mother. He meets a few people along the way and finally comes to a rather strange looking castle inhabited by a sorcerer, his mischievous talking cat, and a dove. The sorcerer hires him to clean up the castle… and change the kitty litter. Alex’s dream has always been to become a magician himself, so with the help of his new friends his dreams come true and he helps save the kingdom too. Learn more at workshoptheatre.ca.
Until June 11; FUNNYFEST Calgary Comedy Festival (adults only), the annual FunnyFest Calgary has it all — from high-brow to low-brow and everything in-between. Catch the big laughs with six stand-up comedians per show. Learn more at funnyfest.com.
Until June 17; FreshFaces | Invitational Group Exhibition, Newzones Gallery announces the third edition of the invitational exhibition, “FreshFaces.” “FreshFaces” is a curated exhibition which brings together select artists from North America for a one-time group showing. Surveying each artist’s practice in depth, “FreshFaces” will analyze the ways in which the artists challenge both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics through painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture, resulting in a stimulating and fresh view of “New to Newzones” and “New to Calgary” talent. Learn more at newzones.com.
Until June 18; Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival (Adults Only), perspective means a way of regarding situations, topics, people, sensations etc. Its Latin root means “to look through” or “to perceive.” For ten days, nearly 40 filmmakers will expose you to their perspectives. You will see queerness through the eyes of another and no two people will see the same film at Globe Cinema. Learn more at fairytalesfilmfest.com.
Until June 24; KINKY BOOTS at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS follows Charlie Price, an aspiring young businessman who is forced to give up his dreams of living the London city life in order to save his late father’s family business in Northern England. When Charlie suddenly inherits his father’s bankrupt shoe factory, he finds unexpected inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As Charlie and Lola work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Learn more at beddingtontheatreyyc.ca.
Until June 24; Indigenous Science Month at TELUS Spark, head to Spark every Saturday in June for Indigenous Science Month: four weeks of festivities that celebrate the creativity of Indigenous science through art, film, conversations with Elders, and much more. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until June 25; Stage West Presents: 9 to 5 The Musical, based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, set in the late 70s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com.
Until June 30; National Indigenous History Month at Calgary Public Library, enjoy free, family-friendly programming celebrating Indigenous history and culture throughout June. Programs include specialty workshops, Métis jigging, Elders storytelling, the KAIROS blanket exercise, and more. Family Storytime at all locations will feature Indigenous authors and stories. Learn more at calgarylibrary.ca/IndigenousMonth.
Until August 12; Jubilations Dinner Theatre Presents: Old Time Rock ‘n Roll, just take those old records off the shelf. That’s what Michael Stevens is doing. You see, when he decides it’s time to clean out the attic, he stumbles upon his stash of old records that have been collecting dust for decades. Let the nostalgia trip begin. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Until August 27; Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta 1860-1950, visit Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park to learn about the darker side to propaganda, one which was aimed at different groups of people using discrimination and violence. Propaganda changed the shape of society as we know it today. Discover the power of propaganda for yourself, while you can, by visiting this new, temporary exhibit. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
Until September 2; Rosebud Theatre Presents: The Sound of Music, a young nun is sent off to be governess to seven mischievous children. She teaches the children to sing, bringing a fleeting moment of happiness in the shadow of the rise of the Third Reich. A summer musical for the whole family. Learn more at rosebudtheatre.com.
Until September 15; Inglewood Night Market 2023, the Inglewood Night Market is a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, artisan eats and more. Learn more at inglewoodnightmarket.ca.
Until October; Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond opens in mid-May and is stocked with rainbow trout in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Learn more at bowhabitat.alberta.ca.
Until October; Sacred Defenders of the Universe at TELUS Spark Science Centre, a vibrant floor-to-ceiling journey inside a graphic novel that follows four Indigenous superheroes as they seek to bring back the balance of earth between humility and respect for the land, and the excessive destruction of human ego. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Mobile Adventure Playgrounds. Join The City of Calgary for a self-directed, drop-in program that uses loose parts and natural materials to inspire active and creative outdoor play, and connect people, young and old, to nature. Visit calgary.ca/free for locations and details.
Calgary AfterSchool. Calgary AfterSchool offers free afterschool programs across Calgary. The programs are offered two to three days a week at various recreation facilities, community centres and community-based partner agencies. Visit calgary.ca/afterschool for locations and details.
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