Events around town: June 6 – 12

Fihi Ma Fihi

Wednesday, June 8 – Sunday, June 12

Based on the philosophy of 13th century poet, Rumi, this dance opera is a fight between death & birth, climaxing with freedom, revealing the human enigma and the understanding of where we come from and where we are going. Experience the fullness of all your senses as you join La Caravan Dance Theatre in this live, multi-disciplinary collaboration which includes the use of new media and projection mapping technology in addition to poetry, original musical composition, movement, vocal experimentation, costume design and installation art. 7:30 p.m.

@ Theatre Junction Grand / Cost – Tickets from $40


Downtown Street Piano Series

Thursday, June 9 (until August 25, every Thursday)

The popular Street Piano Series return to Downtown Calgary! Bring some music to your life and enjoy your lunch listening to some great impromptu music. For 2016 The Downtown Calgary Street Pianos return with 3 unique pianos creating a sense of community and adding some music to outdoor spaces. Find them at the following locations:

  • Woodlands Piano – Barclay Parade (Corner of 6th avenue & 3rd Street SW)
  • Wee Little Piano Book Exchange – Fifth Avenue Place plaza (Corner of 5th Avenue & 2nd Street SW)
  • Piano Bar – Inside Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW)

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. / Free admission


Symphony of a Thousand: Mahler Eight — 60th Anniversary Season Finale

Friday, June 10 & Saturday, June 11

In the final concert of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s 60th anniversary season, the orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus perform Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand. Expect a grand finale concert — this will be one of the largest productions that the CPO has ever staged, with guest soloists, instrumentalists and choral singers. This concert marks the final performance of Maestro Roberto Minczuk as Music Director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. 8 p.m.

@ Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons / Cost – tickets from $20


Stephen Avenue Summer Stage

Friday, June 10 (until August 31, Tuesday – Saturday each week)

The Stephen Avenue Summer Stage is here again with its exciting entertainment to spice up your day! Stop by on your lunch hour, or look for it evenings and weekends through the summer to enjoy free live performances. Previous acts have included rock bands, pop acts, dance troupes and belly dancers, just to name a few! 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

@ Stephen Avenue Stage


Forks in the Road

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12

Forks in the Road event will feature  an impressive selection of food from a line-up of food trucks, amazing DJs, a beer garden, a photo booth and activities for kids . This FREE all-ages event will run from 11am – 8pm each day. Expect. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

@ Eau Claire Market / Free admission 200 Barclay Parade S.W.


Drums of the Dragon

Sunday, June 12

The Calgary Wind Symphony welcomes special guests, Calgary’s own Japanese drumming group, Midnight Taiko Kai, to wrap up the 2015/2016 season. Billed as Drums of the Dragon, the program will feature music by John Barnes Chance, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Shin’Ya Takahashi. The drummers join in the wind symphony to present both traditional and contemporary musical styles that are rooted in Asian traditions. 2:30 p.m.

@ Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary / Cost – Adults $20; students and seniors $15


MEC Paddlefest

Sunday, June 12

MEC Paddlefest is a celebration of all things paddling at Chestermere lake. It’s a festival with something for everyone and features informative clinics, kids’ activities, paddling demos, a place to swap your gear, the latest gear and gizmos from paddling retailers and manufacturers, community paddling groups, and gear giveaways! If you love being out on the water and want to learn a thing or two about paddling, MEC’s annual Paddlefest is a must-attend sports and recreation event. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

@ Chestermere Lake, John Peake Park / Free admission


Art Collecting 101

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12

Join the FosterMAK Group of artists for a beautiful show and sale at Fort Calgary! This free event is intended to encourage all lovers of art to come and explore the variety of work our group has to offer at a variety of price points! Select pieces will be sold to benefit the Everett Pottinger Foundation, which supports Alberta families whose children are fighting congenital heart disease.

Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

@ Fort Calgary / Free admission


JazzYYC Summer Festival

Sunday, June 12 – Monday, June 20

Join JazzYYC for the 2nd annual Jazz Fest this June. The lineup of musicians starts on June 16th at the Ironwood Stage and Grill with trumpet player Jens Lindemann’s quartet. This unreal performance will be followed by a series of other shows until June 20th. There will also be a late night series at Lolita’s Lounge on the Friday, Sunday, and Monday so come and get your groove on!

@ Ironwood Stage and Grill 1229 9 Ave SE | Lolita’s Lounge 1413 9 Ave SE

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