Well Calgary, the forecast might not be so hot this weekend, but we’re still looking forward to it! Great concerts, a little arts and culture, and heck, maybe even an outdoor option or two for the truly devoted among us. Let’s see what’s out there.

Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.

CHARLOTTE CARDIN

Charlotte Cardin just got the nod as the most-nominated artist at this year’s Junos, winning Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Naturally, tickets have sold out, but keep your eyes peeled if any become available!

When: Friday, June 17th
Where: 10524 Jasper Avenue

THE CRYSTAL METHOD

Yup, a truly legendary name in the electronic music world is part of the concerts coming to Calgary this weekend. Relive (or embody) the 90s rave vibe on a Thursday night.

When: Friday, June 17th
Where: 10030 – 102 Street
Cost: $20+

OCEAN ALLEY

A lil pseudo-surf/psych rock sounds like a great late springtime option! This band is perhaps best known for their hit song ‘Confidence’, but we can attest he rest of their stuff is just as good!

When: Saturday, June 18th
Where: 6240 99 Street NW
Cost: $25+

MAKE THE MOST OF A RAINY DAY

Looking for some rainy day options in general? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, with some of our absolute top picks for both around the city and in the comfort of your own home.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

CHECK OUT THE DUNVEGAN GARDEN CENTRE

This week get your flower fix at the Dunvegan Garden Centre! Located just southwest of Calgary at Granary Road, this larger-than-life greenhouse carries both indoor and outdoor plants, landscaping supplies, gardening tools, and a ton more.

Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Cost: FREE

PLAY IN THE QUANTUM SANDBOX

The first of its kind in Canada, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery has opened a brand new exhibit that will take you to a whole new dimension. This week, check it out and say bon voyage to reality.

When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: $26+

CHECK OUT THE GLENBOW MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY EXHIBIT

Take a leisurely walk and support talented artists. This week, check out Calgary’s FREE Glenbow Museum popup exhibition space at the Edison for Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors, a commemorative photography exhibit that you won’t want to miss.

Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE

OR WALK YOUR WAY THROUGH CONTEMPORARY CALGARY

Already checked out the Glenbow’s new space? This week you can also 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 Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA

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HIT UP THE FABULOUS SUN N’ SIPS PATIO POP-UP

We’ve waited all year, and finally – patio season is upon us! Not sure where to go? How about Rümi’s tasty Sun n’ Sips Patio pop-up! This unique series will take place at the ATCO Park and will feature delish food and bevvys by our friends at the Blue Flame Kitchen,  live music from local musicians from Prophets of Music, and outdoor activities and games for that extra round of fun. You can even snag their VIP outdoor living room space for up to six. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Saturday, June 18th
Where:  5302 Forand Street SW

CELEBRATING LIFE

Celebrating Life Vigil invites all Calgarians to be part of a special gathering taking place at the historic Union Cemetery. These activities will be focused around honouring the lives of members lost. The event draws inspiration from cultural traditions such as the Mexican Dia de Muertos and the experience of Equinox Vigil. Celebrating Life offers a place of remembrance alongside a vibrant collection of joyful activities and presentations.

When: Saturday, June 18
Where: Erlton Street & 32 Avenue SW

Those are our picks this weekend, Calgary!