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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 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:
Ongoing Events
Twisted Element - Club On Hold - Now with Pub Format

All patrons of Twisted Element (Twisted Pride Pub) must wear a mask upon entry. Patrons not abiding by this policy will be refused entry or asked to leave. You may remove your mask when you are seated – enjoying the new food and cocktail menus.
Online: The best in international independent cinema
The 18th Calgary Underground Film Festival + CUFF.Docs 2021

April 23 - May 2, 2021. The best in international independent cinema, Western Canada’s premiere genre festival. One of Calgary’s most anticipated film events w/ 7 days of screenings. Contemporary features, documentaries, animation and shorts. A unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres. Coming: November 2021 - The 9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival.
Fairy Tales Calgary Queer Arts Society - Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival
The 23rd Annual Queer Film Festival

May 21-30, 2021. Ten day film festival. Enjoy a diverse section of queer-centric movies, documentaries, short films, panel discussions, and more events! The Calgary Queer Arts Society, formerly known as Fairy Tales Presentation Society, a nonprofit organization in Calgary, Alberta, exists to give voice to queer people and their stories. Perspectives: No Two People See The Same Film.
Summer 2021
Calgary Summer Festivals

July 1 - September 30, 2021. 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.
The Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB) are proud to announce the sixth annual
Great Canadian Bear Weekend

July 23-25, 2021 (TBC) - 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...
Celebrating our community’s history, courage & diversity
Calgary Pride 2021

August-September, 2021. The Calgary Pride festival and parade takes place each Labour Day long weekend, with thousands gathering in celebration of gender and sexual diversity. 2020 featured virtual festival events. See 2021 updates at:
The Canadian Rockies Gay Rodeo Association
Canadian Rockies International Rodeo 2021

September 3–5, 2021 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.
Quirky, fun adventures result when art, science and engineering collide
Beakernight 2021

Mid-September, 2021 (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!
Cinema & At-Home Viewing
Calgary International Film Festival

September 23 - October 3, 2021. Cineplex Eau Claire, 200 Barclay Parade SW - Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave SW. Festival typically showcases 150+ films, the year’s most groundbreaking and must-see movies from around the world - handpicked by an expert programming team. Past year online program. See film lineup and schedule at:
A celebration of the art of animation. Recommended for mature audiences
GIRAF 17 Film Festival

Late November, 2021. 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.
Calgary’s only celluloid-based film festival
Artifact Small Format Film Festival + Film/Music Explosion!

Early April, 2022 (TBC), 3 days at The Grand, U of Calgary + CSIF. International celebration of creative story-telling on celluloid includes 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.
“The Heart of the New West” is known for its hospitality!

May, 2022. (Not confirmed). 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!