May flew by and June is hot on our heels, but how will you spend the last few days of the month? From markets to shows, pop-ups and festivals, here are 10 exciting things to do in Calgary this week.

University District Night Market

Credit cards at the ready! This May, Calgarians can spend an eventful evening under the stars at the University District Night Market! Showcasing various artisan vendors from all over the city, this event is going to be adorable.

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
Where: Central Commons Park, 4019 University Ave NW
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free

Contemporary Calgary 

This May, wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10 – so go ahead and get that extra espresso shot in your coffee on the way there.

When: Open Wednesdays to Sundays
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA

Sponsored pick: Studio Bell Violins of Hope

You can explore history through an unconventional lens with an inspiring display at the new, temporary exhibition at National Music Centre’s Studio Bell, Violins of Hope. This exhibition features historic string instruments that once belonged to victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Learn about the personal stories behind each restored piece and find inspiration in the power of music to capture resilience, and hope. Tickets are available online with exhibit access included as part of general admission.

When: Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, June 16th, 2024
Where: National Music Centre | Studio Bell, 300-851 4 Street SE
Cost: $24.50 for Adult General Admission

Prohibition Bar Comedy Night 

Nothing brings people together like laughter and alcohol. This week, enjoy a drink, a bite to eat and a comedy show featuring locally renowned funny folk. Enjoy!

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
Where: 720 17 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $11+

Glow Garden Pop-Up

With wholesale prices, several locations across the city, and expert staff, the Glow Garden pop-ups have returned! This annual shopping event is familiar to many and beloved by plant enthusiasts and admirers – so don’t miss it!

When: Open now
Where: See locations here
Cost: Free

Canyon Ski Resort Alpine Coaster

It’s going to be an incredible weekend. Red Deer’s epic Canyon Coaster is approximately 1,345 metres, can travel at a speed of 40 km/hr, has a 440-foot vertical drop, and opens this long weekend! Interested in taking it for a ride? Check out the link above for more information!

Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, AB
Time: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am-6 pm
Cost: $25

Paranormal Cirque

This week, check out the Paranormal Cirque, a haunting experience featuring acrobats, Illusionists, mysterious creatures, and clowns. Tickets start at just $35 and are on sale now, but you’ll have to be over the age of 17 or be accompanied by someone who is 21 years old or older to attend!

When: Thursday, May 30th – June 9th, 2024
Where: 88 Canada Rd SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: $35+

Calgary Black Film Festival

Celebrating excellence and art, Calgarians are encouraged to check out the Black Film Festival online or in person. Pop some corn and check it out. It’s going to be a good year!

When: Friday, May 24th – 28th, 2024
Where: See locations above
Time: Various times
Cost: $12+

Royal Canadian International Circus

Not a horror fan? This week, The Royal Canadian International Circus will also be in Calgary, presenting an exciting show that will delight the whole family. Don’t miss it!

When: Friday, May 24th – June 2nd, 2024
Where: 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Calgary
Cost: $35+

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Classic! This week The Shakespeare Company returns with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ An enchanting comedy about love, magic, and jealousy. For more information, check out the schedule above!

When: Until June 1st, 2024
Where: 115 – 9th Ave SE, Calgary AB
Cost: $34+

And here you have it! 10 things to do this week in Calgary! Enjoy yourselves out there.