Things to Do in Calgary This May

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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  • The Spruce Meadows May Classic is the first outdoor tournament of the season. It takes place between the 1st and 4th of May at Spruce Meadows where visitors can watch the competitions and meet the new-born foals.

  • On 2, 4, 6 and 8 May the Arrata Opera Centre features The Rape of Lucretia.

  • Do not miss the Calgary International Beerfest on 2 and 3 May at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park. There will be beer tasting, best beer competitions, brewing seminars and food to mop it all up.

  • For everything jewellery and gemstones, the 54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show takes place at Cardel Place between 2 and 4 May.

  • For National Geographic fans, do not miss the last of National Geographic Live at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Sunday the 4th and Tuesday the 6th. Photographers, journalists, engineers and filmmakers share the last of their stories, photos and videos.

  • To experience the impact of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and floods without any risks, attend the last of Nature Unleashed at TELUS Spark. The last show is on Sunday the 4th.

  • Canadian kids will try to better their 2012 246-hour-long hockey marathon record at the Chestermere Recreational Centre between the 4th and 14th. It's free, and raises funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Childhood Cancer Program.

  • For those who love Dirty Laundry, the live improvised comedy soap opera, season 14 (Legal Briefs) ends on the 12th of May. Two more Monday Nights to go at 7:30 PM at the Lunchbox Theatre.

  • Calgary Pro Musica, the musician development program, holds its first Young Artists concert on the 5th of May to showcase Calgary's most promising young artists.

  • Max Bell Theatre presents the Broadway musical, Mary Poppins, from May 6 to June 15. Bring the kids and enjoy a family night out.

  • May 7 is the first night of the Coming-of-Age Story, I, Claudia. The Rosebud Theatre hosts this show until the 21st of June.

  • May's adults only night at TELUS Spark is on the 8th, where you can discover your inner engineer in this month's theme. Eat, drink and dance until 10:00.

  • Catch singer/songwriter/poet Garland Jeffreys at Festival Hall on the 9th and 10th.

  • The PCL Blues Series is about to end. It runs until the 10th at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. So do not miss Ben Caplan on the 10th.

  • For mystery and especially Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts, The Hound of the Baskervilles, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, comes to the Vertigo between May 10 and June 8.

  • Catch 67 horses and 48 artists in the massive theatrical spectacular that is Odysseo by Cavalia. White Big Top at Canada Olympic Park plays host to this extravaganza until the 11th of May.

  • Visit the Scotiabank Saddledome on May 11 for Investors Group Stars on Ice Presented by Lindt. This year the figure skating production features Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette and many more. 

  • Take the kids to Stampede Park on the 16th to 18th for the 2014 LEGO Kidsfest.

  • The acclaimed Diary of Anne Frank ends on the 17th at the Rosebud Theatre. 

  • On May 17, 215 8 Avenue SE waves farewell to The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye), winner of the Canadian Authors Association’s Carol Bolt Prize.

  • Take the kids to the Storybook Theatre at 375 Bermuda Drive NW between 20 May and 14 June for Shrek the Musical.

  • The Calgary International Children's Festival takes place between 21 and 24 May at the EPCOR Centre and Olympic Plaza site. Expect everything children's arts and education.

  • Do not miss the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival at the Plaza Theatre between May 23 and 31 for lots of educational and fictional gay-themed films.

  • Lady Gaga will perform at the Scotiabank Saddledome on the 25th.

  • Western Canada's largest outdoor quilt show takes place on the 24th and 25th in Heritage Park. Sell, buy and view some home-made quilts.

  • The FunnyFest Comedy Festival starts on the 29th, and will feature over 70 stand-up comics and comedy writing seminars.