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.
April 2-5, 2015. Over 500 athletes participate in 4 sporting sport tournaments: bowling, curling, dodgeball, and volleyball. Social events include registration night, Friday Fun Money Casino and Calgary's largest LGBT dance, April 4 at Hotel Arts. Headlining: “The Hardest Working Bitch in Show Business...”, DJ Mimi Imfurst from RuPauls DragRace All Stars.
April 10-12, 2015. FRI Blind Monk Sip n Sing with Jamie and Pierre; SAT FAB/ARGRA toga party at Arrata Centre; SUN 11am bacon breakfast buffet at Blind Monk. Host: Best Western Suites Downtown, 1330 8th Street SW. See more FAB events such as Beef Bear Bash at their website:
Early 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 13, 2015, 6:30pm, at Big Secret Theatre, 225 8th Avenue SE, Calgary. Eight queer teenagers have a chance to give their stories a voice on stage. A community initiative wih One Yellow Rabbit and Calgary OutLink; a village to give voice to a severely marginalized group of smart, dynamic, creative teens. Please feel free to share with your own networks.
May 22-30, 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.
May 30, 2015, 8pm at Arrata Opera Centre. An evening of glamour prepared for you! Walk the red carpet dressed as your favourite actors and characters from stage and screen! Sample delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, be entertained by our awesome line up and dance to Hot Mess DJs. Tons of prizes for the best dressed, and a raffle all to raise money for Third Street Theatre.
June 26-28, 2015 at Strathmore Recreation Campground & RV Park, 33 Wheatland Trail, Strathmore, AB. 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. 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.