See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Calgary area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
November 6, 2014, 6:30pm, at Contemporary Calgary, Stephen Ave. Reading & Queer Rights Panel. Country boy meets city boy collision between openly gay Calgarian and handsome rural cowboy. Set against real life events of 1998 Supreme Court decision when Alberta was ordered to protect gays and lesbians in their Human Rights Code, after a teacher was fired for his sexual orientation.
May through September annual summer festival season, packed with music concerts, art, new plays, gallery openings, film festival, writer's festival, ethnic festivals from Ukranian to Chinese, and other events in Calgary's exciting year-round arts scene.
May 2015. The 17th annual queer film festival at The Plaza Cinema and other screens. Live shows, gatherings and the best queer film has to offer from here and around the world. The party is coming...check their site for details in April/May 2015, or sign up for their newsletter to get news about the festival line-up.
June, 2015 (to be confirmed) at Strathmore Agricultural Grounds,122 Brent Blvd. Traditional rodeo: bull riding, steer riding, barrel racing, roping; camp events, goat dressing, "Wild Drag" dancing & cabaret. Also music festival with women’s night, pop, blues and rock, and local country artists. ARGRA participates in Calgary & Edmonton Pride Festivals.
August 28 - September 7, 2015. Events typically include: FRI KickOff Party. SAT Bi-B-Q at James Short Park; Pride Dance; SUN noon Pride Parade from Olympic Plaza to Shaw Millennium Park, via Stephen Ave + festival in the park until 6pm + Pride Wrap-Up Party. See the year-round events calendar on their website.