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:
February 3-18, 2017 at Pumphouse Theatres, 2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW. A couple decides enough is enough—it’s time to get creative, even if that means getting a little risqué. Meet a middle-aged couple who set out to produce an adult film to earn extra money. Of course, nothing is as easy as they expected and they soon find themselves out of their element. By Norm Foster.
February 4, 8, 10 at 7:30pm at Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 - 7 St SW, Calgary. Filumena by John Estacio and John Murrell - a true Alberta story of unexpected love and its tragic consequences. Next: April 1, 5, 7 at 7:30pm - Turandot by Giacomo Puccini.
February 11, 2017 at The Crystal Ballroom, Calgary Fairmont Palliser. Elegant evening of fundraising filled with love, laughter and luck! Supporting the Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program. 7pm Champagne Reception/Silent Auction. 8pm Dinner, dancing and entertainment, by Andrew Love and Soprano Lida Szkwarek. Formal Dress, $350/person.
March 22-25, 2017, the Engineered Air Theatre. In 1992 the festival showcased 8 short films on Super 8; four rolls of Super 8 cost of $100. Later budgetary limits were dropped and 16 mm film allowed, shifting the focus from low budget to quality small-format films. Now an international celebration of creative story-telling on celluloid, including commission projects and partnerships.
April 13-15, 2017. About 500 athletes participate in 5 sporting sport tournaments: bowling, curling, hockey, dodgeball + volleyball. Socials include: registration night party, Friday Casino Night and Calgary's largest LGBT dance on Saturday, preceded by a warm-up party.
May 19-21, 2017. FRI 9pm at Blind Monk - Sip n' Sing Welcome Party with the Calgary Gay Men's Chorus! SAT 9pm at Arrata Centre - BEARACCHUS Bear Toga Party! Shake off winter hibernation in a celebration of Greco-Roman decadence with minotaur's labyrinth. SUN morning at Blind Monk - Bear Brunch Buffet - all you can eat! Host Hotel: Best Western Suites Downtown, 1330 8 St SW.
May 19-27, 2017. The 19th annual queer film festival (past year at The Plaza Cinema and other screens). Live shows, gatherings and the best queer film has to offer from here and around the world. Full program and line-up TBA in April 2017, or sign up for their newsletter for news.
Between May and August, 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.
August 25 - September 4, 2017. The 27th 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.