Week 22. Things that are happening in Calgary. May 26-June 1

     

    Funnyfest – Calgary Comedy Festival. Thursday, May 29, 2014 Runs until Sunday, June 8, 2014. Free to only $25

    FunnyFest offers and delivers outstanding comedic performances year-round at venues through out the hilarious city of Calgary. The 14th annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, May 29 – June 8, hosts non stop belly laughs with over 70 awesome comedy performers, stand up comics, and variety comedy during 11 nights of comedy featuring 11 thousand punchlines; at 11 great venues! it’s time for some serious funny with at least 6 performers per show from around the globe!

    Ellen Doty “Gold” Album Release at Ironwood!!  1229 9th Avenue SE.  Thursday, May 29, 2014 Runs until Friday, May 30, 2014. $35 (includes a CD)

    Ellen Doty will be releasing her debut album titled “Gold” at Calgary’s historic Ironwood Stage with two shows on Thursday May 29th and Friday May 30th at 7:30pm. Don’t miss this exciting emerging Canadian pop-jazz artist and songwriter in concert! She will be joined by an all-star cast of musicians including Efa Etoroma Jr. on drums (LA), Conrad Good on bass (London), Josh Crowhurst on guitar (Calgary), Daniel Reynolds on piano (Vancouver), Oliver Miguel on sax (Calgary) and some special guests.

    Rush Hour: Music from 2001: A Space Odyssey Jack Singer Concert Hall 205 – 8th Avenue SE. Friday, May 30, 2014. Adults, Students, Seniors: $25

    Embark on journey to the stars and beyond with evocative musical works featured in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey movie. Let your imagination run free.

    2014 Calgary Street Food Festival. 7711 Macleod Trail SW. Friday, May 30, 2014. Free

    This FREE Festival returns to Kingsland Farmers’ Market even bigger and better than last year. 15 Food Trucks and 15 Indoor Vendors compete to be named, ‘The Best Street Food in Calgary’. $5.00 and under special Street Food eats are available at each location. Music, Entertainment, Contests and much more! Come and get your Street Food-on.

    Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra. Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SW. Friday, May 30, 2014. $25 advance / $28 door

    This organic, refined five-piece acoustic ensemble tells captivating tales over graceful violin, accordion and bass, with layered harmonies and guitar. Expect squeezebox-driven tangos, hints of jazz and bluegrass, blues, roots and Afro-Latin percussion.

    Complimentary Wine Tasting- VR Wine. Complimentary Wine Tasting- VR Wine. Saturday, May 31, 2014.

    May 31st, 2014 from 1-4pm. Open house style. No reservations required. Sparkling, “Is that a sparkle in your eye?” Join us for fun & refreshing bottles to get into the summer spirit.

    World League Volleyball. Stampede Corral, 10 Corral Trail SE.  Saturday, May 31, 2014 Runs until Sunday, June 1, 2014 Children (0-2): Free, Children (3-13): $9.60, Adults (13+): $16.

    The FIVB Volleyball World League is synonymous with fantastic matches and top-class sport and entertainment. A new “ground-breaking” structure for the FIVB’s premier annual men’s volleyball event was announced in late 2013, and World League 2014 is expanding from 18 countries to 28 for the first time. This year, Canada will be the top-ranked team (11th) in Pool C – facing Belgium (37), Australia (14) and Finland (30). Calgary will host team Canada vs. team Finland on May 31st at 6pm and on June 1st at 6pm at the Stampede Corral. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca

     

     

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