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Calgary Arts Development: events throughout the year
What's On In Calgary?

Theatre, Dance, Music, Film/Media, Visual Arts, Literary, Festivals, Workshops, Talks, Family and Free Events - today, tomorrow, this week, this month or next month - select from among their listings for everything going on in Calgary:
Since 2008 raising over $19,000 dollars for local charities
Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB) Events

A gay/ queer /bi men's not-for-profit society, providing a gathering place for those who appreciate and enjoy gay bear community oriented activities. See FAB events such as the April Bearaccus Calgary Bear Weekend and Beef Bear Bash at their website:
Ongoing Events
Twisted Element

Sundays 10:30pm - Stage entertainers, Mr Terri Stevens + bi-monthly co-host Visa De Klein, Misty Meadows + guest. WED 9pm - Karaoke in the Back Alley Lounge.THU midnight - Amateur Strip Contest w/ host Mr Terri Stevens; First Prize $150 cash. FRI 9pm - Classi-Queen Show w/ Mr Terri Stevens + Justine Tyme. SAT 10:30pm - Open Variety Show w/ hosts D-Frost + Tara Hohl; DJ Krazay Steve.
Summer 2019
Calgary Summer Festivals

May through August 2019. Over 40 festivals take place during the annual summer season: YYCJazz Summer Festival, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Fringe Festival, Blues Festival, ReggaeFest, Afrikadey!, GlobalFest, Expo Latino + more music concerts, art, plays, gallery openings, film festival, writer's festival, ethnic festivals, and other events in an exciting year-round arts scene.
Celebrating our community’s history, courage & diversity
Calgary Pride

August 23 - September 2, 2019. The 29th anniversary! Events typically include: FRI KickOff Party. SAT Bi-B-Q + Pride Dance; SUN noon-2pm Pride Parade down 9th Ave S, from 1st St SE to 11th St SW + festival at Shaw Millennium Park until 8pm + Pride Wrap-Up Party. See year-round events calendar updates at their website.
Yvie Oddly - A’keria - Nina West
Pure Pride Calgary

August 31, 2019, 8:30pm-3am. The 14th anniversary Pride party w/ Rupauls Drag Race stars + the hottest men and boys performing along with amazing local entertainers. DJ Darkstar will be spinning tracks to keep the dance floor jumping all night! VIP Meet+Greet tickets put you on the main stage 9-10 pm; meet the 3 stars and have a professional picture taken with them!
Quirky, fun adventures result when art, science and engineering collide

September 18-22, 2019, 6-11pm. Smash up of art, science and engineering. Add fire, lasers, light and music for science’s biggest garden party with installations, hands-on experiences and stage performances across Calgary. Five-day festival, culminating in a one-night immersive, interactive, delightful Spectacle on September 21st, at Prince’s Island Park!
Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of joy and sorrow...
La Bohème, by Giacomo Puccini

November 9, 13, 15, 2019, 7:30pm. Following lives of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Director Brenna Corner brings innovative and whimsical touches to a much-loved classic, set against a sweeping, stylized backdrop of the irresistibly romantic 19th century City of Lights. A love story that has resonated through the ages, with wonderful music.
Upcoming 2020 Productions:
Calgary Opera

Febuary 1-7, 2020, Norma, by Vincenzo Bellini. Apr 25th - May 1st, Ariadne auf Naxos, by Richard Strauss. Dec 6-8, Christmas at the Opera. Mar 25-28, Béatrice et Bénédict, by Hector Berlioz.
Calgary’s only celluloid-based film festival
Artifact Small Format Film Festival + Film/Music Explosion!

Early March, 2020 (TBC), 3 days at Theatre Junction Grand. In 1992 the festival showcased 8 short films on Super 8; 4 rolls of Super 8 cost $100. Later budgetary limits were dropped and 16 mm film allowed, shifting the focus from low budget to quality small-format films. An international celebration of creative story-telling on celluloid, including commission projects and partnerships.
“The Heart of the New West” is known for its hospitality!

May 15-18, 2020 (TBC). Western Canada’s largest bear weekend! The Fellowship of Alberta Bears invites Bears, cubs, otters, and gentlemen of all shapes and sizes to converge on Calgary for an annual weekend of culture, events + parties. Past year: THU Bear-eoke Meet+Greet. FRI FAB-ily Feud Social. SAT Primal Urges Kink Social + Primal. SUN Recovery Brunch at Calgary Zoo!
Fairy Tales Calgary Queer Arts Society - Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival
The 22nd Annual Queer Film Festival

Late May, 2020, at The Calgary Central Library, 800 3 St SE + others. Ten day film festival. Enjoy a diverse section of queer-centric movies, documentaries, short films, panel discussions, and more events!
The Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB) are proud to announce the sixth annual
Great Canadian Bear Weekend

Late July, 2020 - past year at Ravencrest Manor Estates, just south of Raven, AB. Annual three days of events that included, this past year: Meet Mr. Albearta Contestants; Greet the Meat Wienie Roast; Lube wrestling; Outdoor Games; DJ Bonfire Beer Bust; Mr. Albearta Crowning; and more...