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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 in Calgary, Edmonton and beyond. See FAB events such as: weekly Table Tops & Bottoms: Bear Board; Bear Swims; Bears + Beers; the May Bearaccus Calgary Bear Weekend and November Beef Bash - at their website:
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.
January 19, 2020, 11am-1pm at Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 5 Ave SW, to feature the cast of Norma. April 5th, 11am, to feature the cast of Ariadne auf Naxos. Each event will feature hot and cold gourmet brunch served at 11:30am, with a musical entertainment program to begin at noon, in English with musical selections performed in various languages. See menu at:
February 1, 5 and 7, 2020, 7:30pm. The tragic story of a dangerous love triangle that opens in the midst of impending war between the Druids and the Romans in ancient Gaul. Norma, a powerful Druid high-priestess, is driven to the brink of madness when her secret lover - a Roman enemy, threatens to leave her for one of her beautiful young followers.
February 4, 2020, 6:30pm, at Southlan Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Dr SW. Bear swim/soak/bob includes access to the wave pool and hot tub. After swim drinks and/or dinner at nearby restaurant/pub. Membership not required, so invite those who would like to join in! Feb 15th, 9pm-2am Calgary: Beef Bash - Love Edition at Infinity Ultra Lounge, 811 1st St SW, Valentines Beef Bash.
March 19-21, 2020. A celebration of community that bring a diverse selection of spoken word, movement, and musical pieces to the stage every season! A stage for queer and ally stories to be shared.
April 2-4, 2020, 3 days at The Grand, U of Calgary, and CSIF. An international celebration of creative story-telling on celluloid, including commission projects + partnerships. 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.
April 20-26, 2020. The best in international independent cinema, Western Canada’s premiere genre festival. One of Calgary’s most anticipated film events w/ seven days of screenings. Contemporary works in various categories include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts. A unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres. Also November, 2020.
April 25 - May 1, 2020, Ariadne auf Naxos, by Richard Strauss. Dec 6-8th, Christmas at the Opera, featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti + Seasonal Concert Selections. March 25-28th, Béatrice et Bénédict, by Hector Berlioz.
May 14-24, 2020, at The Calgary New Central Library, 800 3 St SE + The Plaza Theatre. Ten day film festival. Enjoy a diverse section of queer-centric movies, documentaries, short films, panel discussions, and more events! The 2020 festival programming will be announced in early April.
May 14-17, 2020. 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!
July through September 2020. Over 50 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.
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...
July 31 - August 2, 2020 at Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park. Traditional rodeo: bull riding, steer riding, barrel racing, roping; camp events, goat dressing, Wild Drag dancing + cabaret. Music festival, women’s night, pop, blues and rock, + local country artists. CRGRA also participates in local Pride Festivals.
Late August, 2020. The 30th 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.
Mid-September, 2020 (TBC). 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 at Prince’s Island Park!
September 23 - October 4, 2020. Twelve-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries, with gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a behind the screen series. Now the largest film festival in Alberta, 2020 marks a milestone of 21 years and counting.
Mid-November, 2020. Four days of mind-bending, boundary-pushing, artistically adventurous animation in the heart of Calgary! GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation, showcasing Canadian animators and presenting diverse animations from around the globe.