Another weekend has come and gone, but we’ve got another roundup of comedy shows, festivals, and concerts coming in hot. Ready to kick things off? Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this week.

Mirror Mirror

We’re down to the wire, Calgary! This week let your imagination run wild at, ‘Mirror Mirror,’ which has been extended for a second time. Surrounded by colour and whimsical images, this immersive experience is not one to be missed.

When: Until May 26th, 2024
6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary
Cost: $16+

Chris Griffin & Efthimios Nasiopoulos at the Laugh Shop

Canada’s Efthimios Nasiopoulos and dynamic storyteller, Chris Griffin will hit Calgary this week for a hilarious show at the Laugh Shop. Because the only thing better than one comedian is two!

When: Thursday May 16th-18th, 2024
5940 Blackfoot Trl SE, Calgary
Cost: $21+

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

Calgary Reads Big Book Sale

A 10-day event, the Big Book Sale will take the Calgary Curling Club and you will not want to miss it. From horror to romance, over 175,000 gently used novels will be available for less than $5.

When: Friday, May 10th – 20th, 2024
Where: Calgary Curling Club, 720 3rd Street NW
Cost: Event fee $5+

DJ Paul

In the mood for some live music? On May 17th, check out DJ Paul at the Back Alley. Tickets are still available at the link above.

When: Friday, May 17th 2024
Where: The Back Alley – 4630 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB
Time: 9 pm
Cost: $37+

Contemporary Calgary 

Feeling artsy? This week, between Wednesday and Sunday, wander 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


Fun for the whole family! Cineplex Canada’s Family Favourites deal is back and every Friday this May you can enjoy a popular title for just $3.99. This week check out Illumination’s Migration.

When: Friday, May 17th, 2024
Where:  See Cineplex locations near you above
Cost: $3.99+

Glow Garden Pop-up Centre

Shop until you drop! The Glow Garden pop-up is an annual wholesale shopping event, beloved by Calgary plant enthusiasts and admirers! Check it out and enjoy.

When: Open now
Cost: Free

Alt-Berta Calgary

This weekend, 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: Friday, May 17th-27th, 2024
Where: Various locations
Cost: $10+

Nikka Yuko Garden

They’re back! This weekend, visit the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, one of the most beautiful places in not just Alberta, but all of North America. There is so much to see!

When: Open now
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Cost: $13.50+

Whew, there you have it! 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first?! Let us know – and enjoy!