What’s Up This Week?On August 30, 2023 by Calgary's Child
September 1 to 4
Until September 1; Who Made You The Judge – Art Exhibition, a unique social justice art exhibition showcasing several hand-painted, nearly photorealistic portraits accompanied by heartwarming and emotional life stories. “Who Made You The Judge” highlights race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical disability, neurodiversity, mental health, and addiction at cSPACE Marda Loop. Learn more at ckua.com.
September 1, 11am; Cineplex Family Favourites: Trolls- Family Favourites, visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a favorite family film each week for only $2.99. Learn more at cineplex.com.
September 1 to 3; Fiesta Filipino, the biggest and most colorful street celebration of Filipino and Asian Communities in Alberta. Experience the sights, sounds, and taste of Filipino culture and heritage at Olympic Plaza. Learn more by following @fiestafilipinoyyc on Instagram.
September 1 to 4; Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo, the 56th annual Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo will be hosted through the September long weekend. Considered one of the toughest Amateur Rodeos in Canada and FCA-sanctioned, this event follows closely in the footsteps of the infamous Calgary Stampede. You can even expect to see many of the same riders and stock showcased there. Learn more at cochranerodeo.com.
Until September 2, Calgary Night Markets at Heritage Park, the Heritage Plaza and promenade in the front parking lots will be taken over by vendors. Shop local vendors, explore the shops in the Plaza, grab a bite to eat and be entertained. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
Until September 2; Storybook Theatre Presents: Pippin, a musical comedy told through song and dance, this ensemble cast of dazzling performers tells the tale of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure. Learn more at storybooktheatre.org.
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.
September 2; Alberta Day at Heritage Park, hold onto your hats because on Alberta Day admission to the Park is free! It will be a rocking celebration that’s all about the province’s unique spirit, culture and heritage. With live entertainment, kid-friendly activities and a tasty spread featuring Canadian and international cuisine, this is a bash you won’t want to miss. Learn more at heritagepark.ca/events/alberta-day.
September 2, 11am to 4pm; Art From the Heart 2023, there will be art on display in many mediums, styles, and sizes. Come out for a day of art and meet the artists Lynn Hawthorne, Gloria Chow, Joan Shearer, Kathy Roberts, and Rosemary Bennett at the Hawthorne Residence, 4936 21 Avenue NW.
September 2; Calgary Highland Games, organized by the Calgary United Scottish Games Association, these games have gained the reputation as being one of the most prestigious Highland events in the West. Attracting competitors and spectators from across Western Canada and the USA, you will watch some of the world’s top pipers, drummers, dancers, and heavy event athletes compete and perform at the Calgary Rugby Union. Learn more at calgaryhighlandgames.com.
September 2, 1 to 10pm; Alberta Day in Airdrie, celebrate the anniversary of our province’s unique spirit, culture and heritage at Nose Creek Park in Airdrie. The event includes cultural celebrations, birthday cake, free museum access, an outdoor movie and more. Learn more at eventbrite.com.
September 2, 3 to 7pm; Afternoon Drag Tea & Garden Party, with special host Kylee Roman, get ready to dance, laugh, and be wowed as these incredible performers take the stage and serve up a night you won’t forget at The Dorian Hotel. Bring your charisma, uniqueness, and appetite and let’s slay this fabulous afternoon together. Learn more at thedorianhotel.com.
September 2 to 3; Calgary Pride Parade & Festival, an annual event where thousands gather to celebrate the diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. A variety of events will run from August 25 to September, concluding with the Calgary Pride Parade & Festival on September 2 to 3 at Prince’s Island Park. Learn more at calgarypride.ca/pride-2023.
September 2 to 3; Canmore Highland Games, the 32nd-anniversary festival will feature live Celtic music, pipes and drums, dance demonstrations, heavy sports, sheep dogs, tug of war, food and drink vendors, a Celtic market, Scotch tasting and much more at Centennial Park. Learn more at canmorehighlandgames.ca.
Until September 3; Stage West Dinner Theatre: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, musical theatre for the whole family. With charm, wit, and heart, follow life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. An average day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day, to baseball season, wild optimism to utter despair. Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, and a beagle named Snoopy as they navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com.
Labour Day Events
Until September 4; Celebrate Calgary’s Pride Week with Calgary Public Library, enjoy free programming celebrating the 2SLGBTQ+ community and history from August 26 to September 4 at Central Library and online. Programs include movie screenings, talks with local and international experts, art making for kids and teens, and more. Learn more at calgarylibrary.ca.
September 4, 5pm; Labour Day Classic, cheer on the Calgary Stampeders vs the Edmonton Elks at McMahon Stadium with exciting CFL action in Calgary. Learn more at stampeders.com.
September 4, 10 am; Cochrane Labour Day Parade, Cochrane’s long-standing tradition kicks off the final day of the Cochrane Lions Rodeo Weekend with a parade. Bring a lawn chair and be ready to be entertained. Learn more at cochraneevents.ca.
September 4, 10am to 2pm; Labour Day Fill The Van Event, join Calgary and District Labour Council (CDLC) with your donation and help fill the van for the Food Banks at the CDLC office at 321, 3132 26 Street NE. Learn more at canadianlabour.ca.
September 4; Labour Day Tea at Heritage Park, join for a charming celebration of tradition and flavors, where timeless elegance meets culinary excellence at Heritage Park’s Labour Day Tea. Come and enjoy petit finger sandwiches, treats from the Alberta Bakery and buttermilk scones with your freshly brewed cup of tea. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
Every other Thursday until September 7, 4:30 to 9:30pm; Kensington Night Market, support local business and find your new favorite treats, breweries, fashions, fitness and more at Lot 57, 1210 Kensington Road NW beside Original Joes. Learn more at kensingtonyyc.com.
Until September 10; #YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on The Boulevard, get ready to let the good times roll, Calgary! Block Party is back for its fourth installment, bringing good vibes, fun games, and eye-catching art to The Boulevard at Deerfoot City. Proceeds from skate rentals go to Kids Up Front, an organization dedicated to ensuring that all kids have access to fun, enriching experiences. Learn more at deerfootcity.com.
Until September 10; Barbie: A Cultural Icon Exhibition at TELUS Spark, experience all things Barbie! This exhibition takes guests from 1959 to present day; examining how pop culture and fashion trends have shaped this global phenomenon. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until September 14; Le Burger Week Calgary, a burger festival that takes place each year where participating restaurants from various Canadian cities compete to create a unique burger; reflective of their overall concept and cuisine. Throughout the week, burger aficionados everywhere are called upon to indulge in their city’s LBW burgers and vote online for their favorite one. Learn more at leburgerweek.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 mid-September; WildScapes at the Calgary Zoo, this summer, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will be taken over by larger-than-life animal topiaries. This one-of-a-kind summer garden experience can’t be found anywhere else in Western Canada, and will only be available for three short months. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Until September 16, 4 to 10pm; 4th Street Night Market, Calgary’s hippest night market located in the heart of Mission. Visit the lively main street neighborhood of 4th Street for food, fun, local finds and friends. Learn more at 4th-street-night-market.myshopify.com.
Until September 23; Summer on 17th, returning for its sophomore season along with all of your favorite events. From movies in the park to live bands, theatrical performances and fitness classes, the 17th Ave Business Improvement Area is pulling out all the stops to ensure this summer is epic. Along with last year’s crowd favorites, there’s also tons of exciting new editions for 2023, so clear your calendars, because your summer plans are officially set. Learn more at 17thave.ca/summer.
Until September 30; Alberta Culture Days, this event will feature hundreds of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to discover their inner artist, experience their heritage, and celebrate what it means to be Albertan. Learn more at alberta.ca/alberta-culture-days.
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.
Saturdays until October 7; Millarville Farmers’ Market, the people behind the tables at the Millarville Farmers’ Market are the real deal. They are the growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists. Ask them about their farm, their art, their love of what they do. Learn more at millarvilleracetrack.com.
Until October 8; Cirque Du Soleil’s KOOZA, KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil that combines two circus traditions — acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor at Stampede Park. Learn more at cirquedusoleil.com.
Until October 21; Jubilations Dinner Theatre Presents Crocodile Rock: The Legend Of Elton John, he’s one of the all-time great rock legends, with hit after hit all across the world. And now the story of the Rocketman is getting the Jubilations Dinner Theatre twist. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Until October 21; Jubilations Junior Dinner Theatre Presents The Secret Life of Trolls, Melanie’s apartment seems like a normal place to live, but when she’s gone to work, the Trolls come out to play! While the Trolls are having a fun day full of music, a mysterious package gets dropped in the living room… that’s moving on its own? What’s in the package? Will their secret life be exposed? Will Melanie’s cat threaten their very existence? Learn more at jubilations.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.
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