Events around town: May 2 – 8

Let the month of festivals, dancing, fun and great food begin! Join in the May festivities around town!

Calgary International Beerfest 2016

May 6 – 7, 2016

The Calgary International Beerfest is back in town and we are calling all beer lovers to come down to the BMO Centre! Take on the challenge and find your new favourite beer by sampling some of the more than 500 different types of beer in the BMO Centre, Stampede Park on May 6 & 7.

Soul Step Festival

May 5 – 7 2016

The 2016 Soul Step Festival is a new contemporary dance festival from the Soulocentric Performing Arts Society. There are new works by emerging dancers and choreographers over three evenings. See what new talent is contributing to the tap, jazz, Afro-Cuban and pow-wow genres.  The festival runs from May 5 to 7 and adult tickets cost $25.

Cinco de Mayo Patron Takeover @ The Mission

May 5, 2016

What could be better than a fun-filled evening with amigos and great music, tequila sampling, plenty of salsa, quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, churros, flan and more!

Patron Tequila is taking over The Mission for Cinco de Mayo 2016!

Join The Mission for a fun-filled evening of live music, Patron Tequila sampling, custom cocktails, and a salsa competition throw down featuring Anejo and some of Calgary’s finest firefighters. Tickets are $25 and a portion of every ticket sale will be going directly to the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.

Grab your amigos and hurry down to The Mission to get in on the festivities.

Crush a Cask with CAMRA @ National on 17th

May 4 – 5, 2016 

National on 17th is happy to partner up with CAMRA to present their monthly Cask Night, on the first Wednesday of every month! Not only do they want to spread the word of good beer, but they want to support the growing beer culture in Alberta. Join National and CAMRA to crush a different brewers cask each month, socialize with other #yycbeerlovers, and enjoy their BYOV night!

Wednesday May 4: Tool Shed Brewing

One of Tool Shed’s favorite things is sharing their passion for brewing with others! They’ll be bringing a special cask for you to crush, and their Brewmasters will be on hand to mingle with. Trust us, these guys are a good time, so arrange to head in to work a little later than usual on Thursday. Cask taps at 5 pm.


Locally made crafts @ Festival Hall

May 6 – 7, 2016

New Craft Coalition returns to Festival Hall in Inglewood for its spring show and sale on May 6 and 7. If you like jewelry, visit Kari Woo or Andrea Blais. If you’re looking at purchasing some pottery, visit White Owl Clay. Over the two days, there is a range of participating fine artists, lifestyle artists, jewelry artists and more, so you’ll probably find at least one piece that you need to buy. Admission is $2.

Maker creative workshop @ Wurst

May 3, 2016

Come join a group of like-minded makers that are craving for a place and space to make awesome things. Starting with a creative exercise, we will put to bed all your fears and inhibitions of ‘not being an artist or creative person’ – whatever that is! Then we will dive in to our workshop project – creating nature-inspired organic dreamcatchers. Enjoy great company, drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere at Wurst’s beer hall in trendy Mission.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t consider yourself a creative person. The team behind Maker still thinks you can make something great. Maker hosts a range of arts and crafts workshops in the city, the next of which is on Tuesday, May 3. Start the 2.5 hour event with a creative exercise (it’ll help even the least artistic start to feel their creative juices flow) before making your own nature-inspired dreamcatcher. The event is at Wurst, so there’s also good food and beer. The event costs $40.


Mother’s Day Brunch @ National

May 8, 2016

Treat all the moms in your life to a special brunch this Mother’s Day! Served “Family Style”, guests will feast on eggs benny, house made sausage, buttermilk pancakes, fried egg tomato stew, bacon, fruit & hash browns.

Brunch runs from 10 am – 3 pm, bring the kids!

Available at National on 17th, National on 10th, and National Westhills.

Mother’s Day at Raw Canvas

May 8,2016

Celebrate Mom at Raw Canvas this year! Head down with your mom and treat her to a fun, relaxing activity – Mom gets a glass of wine included with her painting experience.

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