The long weekend has come and gone, but the fun has just begun! From comedy shows and a HUGE book sale to concerts and festivals, there are a ton of incredible things to see and do in Calgary this time around. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 exciting things happening over the next few days. Enjoy!

Calgary Reads Big Book Sale

Calling all bookworms! The Big Book Sale is back and you will not want to miss it. From horror to romance, over 175,000 gently used novels will be available for less than $4.

When: Until May 20th, 2024
Where: Calgary Curling Club, 720 3rd Street NW
Cost: Event fee $5+

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 22nd, 2024
Where: 720 17 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $11+

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

Downhill Karting

Do you have the need for speed? Adrenaline-seekers can enjoy a day of downhill-karting with their friends or family this week. The last one to the bottom of the hill is a rotten egg! 

When: Now open
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Cost: $40+

Sponsored pick: Hotel Blackfoot

Sometimes, we just need a break. Plan a luxe getaway at Hotel Blackfoot in Calgary. Close to everything you need, and packed with amenities like a year-round heated pool, casual dining, a sports lounge, and even a comedy club – and that’s only scratching the surface! They’ve got packages with perks, and you can even bring your pets along. Check them out online to see what else a mini vacay can offer. Also – Hotel Blackfoot is inviting 3 lucky winners in to check out their awesome amenities – be sure to enter here!

When: Open Daily
Where: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary

Contemporary Calgary 

This week, check out Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10.

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

Candlelight Concert

Love live music? This week, enjoy Fever’s Candlelight Concert – a tribute to Leonard Cohen. Get your tickets now and enjoy! It’s going to be magical.

When: Friday, May 24th, 2024
Where: 1401 10 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Time: 9:30 pm
Cost: $34+

Charley Crockett

Is there a better way to celebrate a short week than a concert? On May 23rd, check out Charley Crockett at the Grey Eagle Event Centre! Tickets are still available at the link above. You won’t want to miss it!

When:  Thursday, May 23rd 2024
Where: Event Centre at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino – 3775 Grey Eagle Dr, Tsuut’ina, Alberta
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $130

Alt-Berta Calgary

This week, check out Alt-Berta Calgary. Featuring music, art, and music, this exciting festival is affordable and will celebrate community and creativity. Don’t miss it!

When: Until May 27th, 2024
Where: Various locations
Cost: $10+

There you have it, folks. 10 events happening in Calgary this week. Now get out and enjoy yourselves! You deserve to have some fun!