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ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club’s Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show – May 4 to 6: Displays, demos, dealer tables, silent auctions and prizes. Venue is VIVO for Healthy Generations (11950 – Country Village Link NE).


Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club’s Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show – May 4 to 6: Displays, demos, dealer tables, silent auctions and prizes. Venue is VIVO for Healthy Generations (11950 – Country Village Link NE). Seniors $5 admission; free parking. Tickets at the door or in advance from Eventbrite.

The Group Art Society of Calgary Art Show & Sale – May 12: 10 am to 4 pm at St. Peter`s Anglican  Church (903 – 75 Ave. SW). Free admission and parking. Phone 403-249-4814

2018 International Migratory Bird Day – May 13: Celebrate return of feathered friends with a guided tour and opportunity to learn about migration and conservation from local birding experts. 11 am to 3 pm. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (2405 – 9 Ave.). Free to attend. See

Germans From Russia (AHSGR) - May 14: Library open 2 to 7 pm. Ascension Lutheran Church (1432 – 19 St. NE). Call 403-273-8178 or see

Heritage Park Wine Pairing Dinner – May 18: Theme: Flight to Argentina. Reservations and tickets required in advance. In the Selkirk Grille. See

Chinook Country Historical Society Program – May 22: Presentation entitled Thomas Wellington Chalmers – NWMP Inspector, Surveyor and Boer War Hero (speaker Barbara Brydges, local historian and librarian).Free to attend. Fort Calgary; 7 pm. Phone: 403-261-4667

Heritage Park May Events – May 26 & 27: Opening Weekend kicking off the 2018 summer season; May 26 & 27: Festival of Quilts. 1900 Heritage Dr. SW. See

National Bowls Day Open House at Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club - June 2: Opportunity to be introduced to lawn bowling ... a sport for all ages. All equipment provided (bring flat soled shoes, sunscreen/ sun hat). 1 to 3 pm. 350-42 Ave. SW in Stanley Park between Elbow Dr. & MacLeod Tr. Phone 403-532-8006 or see


Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – May 4 & 5: Fandango – Sizzling Flamenco; May 9: Faure Requiem – Luminous Voices & The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; May 11 & 12: An Evening of Mozart; May 18 & 19: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; May 24: Neil Cockburn Plays Bach Organ Classics; May 26: Bach & Handel – Brandenburg and Water Music; June 1 & 2: Take Flight – The Firebird and Cantus Arcticus (Sharon Kam, clarinet). All concerts in Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons. Box Office 403-571-0849

Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players – May 6: A Tale of Two Cities. Pre-concert talk at 2:30 pm with concert at 3 pm. St. Stephen`s Anglican Church (1121 – 14 Ave. SW.

Calgary  Pro Musica – May 7: Dick Matthews Young Artists Development Program – Young Artists Debut Concert.Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Rozsa Centre on the U of C Campus. See

Fort Calgary Little Concerts Presents Series – May 11: Robert Rooke (guitarist) & Emily Triggs (roots music). See

Arts Commons PCL Blues Series – May 11 & 12: Toronzo Cannon. Box Office 403-294-9494

Classical Guitar Society – May 12: CGSC Showcase Concert (featuring up and coming talent in the city – a celebration of artists in development as well as established professionals). Knox Presbyterian Church. Tickets 547-435-7179 or see

Neworks Calgary Concert – June 1: Featuring pianist Xenia Pestova. Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Rozsa Centre on the U of C Campus. Tickets thru Eventbrite


Lunch Box Theatre – May 8 to 12: RBC Emerging Director`s Showcase; May 25 to June 9: The Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work.Performances Monday to Saturday at noon and Thursday-Friday at 6 pm. 160, 115 – 9 Ave. SE. Box Office 403-265-4292

Vertigo Theatre – May 12 to June 10: Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem. Theatre is located at the base of Calgary Tower. Tickets 403-221-3708

Theatre Calgary – Ending May 19: The Secret Garden (Broadway musical). Max Bell Theatre at Arts Commons. Box Office 403-294-7447


Glenbow Museum – Ending May 21: The Black Gold Tapestry.130 – 9 Ave. S.E. Phone 403-268-4100

National Music Centre Studio Bell Exhibit – Thru May and Ending June 1: Big, Big Love – k.d. lang on Stage. An exhibit honouring this Canadian singer-songwriter. 850 – 4 St. S.E. See

Alberta Craft Gallery – Thru May and Ending June 2: Three exhibits – Acceptable Bodies, Chronicles of a Contemporary Dirtbag and Perch.  cSpace King Edward (1721 – 29 Ave. SW). Phone 587-391-0129


Alberta Ballet – May 2 to 5: Music of The Tragically Hip. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets see

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – Ends May 5: Mimic (a collaboration with Peter Balkwill of Old Trout Puppet Theatre). DJD Dance Centre (111 – 12 Ave. SE). Tickets



Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra – May 4: Beethoven Brilliance. 7:30 Town & Country Centre. Further info. and tickets see

Bert Church Live Theatre – May 17: Infinitus (beatboxing string trio). 1010 East Lake Blvd. NE. Box Office 403-948-8824


Whyte Museum of the Rockies – Thru May and Ending June 10: From Morse to Whyte – A Dynastic Bequest of Japanese Treasures. 111 Bear St. Phone 403-762-2291


2018 Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival – May 3 to 13: Twelve days of special set-price menus at many restaurants and culinary events including a Long Table Dinner, Progressive Dinner Tour etc. See

Artsplace Canmore Events – May 10: Piotr Lemanczyk Trio (jazz); May 11 to 13: Tuesdays with Morrie (in partnership with Pine Trees Players); May 18: Grizzly Paw Comedy Night (Brette Forte); May 19: Obsessions Octet (classical, jazz and world fusion); May 24: Hummingbird (folk duo). 950 – 8 Ave.  Phone 403-609-2623


2018 Cochrane Trade Show – May 5 & 6: Admission $2 per person. Exhibits and entertainment. Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Recreation Centre. See