From Calgary International Beerfest to Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary Spring 2018, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.
1. Calgary International Beerfest
May 4th from 3pm-10pm and May 5th from 2pm-10pm
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW
Calling all beer lovers : The 2018 Calgary International Beerfest returns to YYC on May 4th and 5th. As Western Canada’s largest beer festival, prepare to get educated on all things beer related while sampling hundreds of premium beers, both domestic and international. Meet new people, sample delicious foods, enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment, and most importantly have a great time. Use promo code BEER20 to receive a 20% discount on tickets.
2. Barre West Grand Opening Party
May 5th from 830am-1pm
Barre West, #420 7337 Macleod Tr
On May 5th, Barre West will be celebrating the opening of their flagship studio with an awesome party. Join in for bubbles, classes by donation and a pop-up shop starring some of your favourite local vendors like Hemm, Tits By T, Go At Things, Juice Because and The Gut Lab. 100% of class proceeds this day go to support the Women In Need Society so make those plans and reserve your spot now.
3. Mother’s Day Brunch
May 5th from 10am – 12pm
Calcutta Cricket Club, 340 17 Ave SW
Join The Ace Class at Calcutta Cricket Club on May 5th for the first edition of their Mother’s Day brunch featuring Jessica Janzen, Jodi Tilley, and Kristin Hallett. These incredible women will be sharing an intimate dialogue as they interview one another on all the things being a mom entails. From the lows to the highs, at the end of the day, it’s all worth it with the rewards of motherhood. As part of the programming, there will also be music starring the melodic vocals of Lynn Maric, Miranda Krogstad with YYSpeak and live sketches by Rachael Meckling for purchase.
4. Splash of Red Masquerade
May 5th from 7pm-1159pm
Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Ave SW
Do some good in your ‘hood all while having an incredible night out. On May 5th, you’re invited to join HIV Community Link for the Splash of Red Masquerade as they transform the Fairmont Palliser for the evening. Enjoy masquerade magic complemented by live music, drag shows & amazing entertainment from Bass Bus as you help raise awareness for important issues surrounding HIV. Come dressed in a Splash of Red, masques are encouraged.
5. Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary Spring 2018
May 6th from 10am-5pm
Ross Glen Hall – Mount Royal University, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW
Etsy: Made in Canada hosts their inaugural Spring market this Sunday. Come shop from 46 amazing vendors including Ambrosial Cheesecake, Dixie and Twine, Friday Sock Co, Oxeye Floral Co, Stevie and Bean, The Lonely Avocado, and more. Family Squeezed Lemonade, Family Dogs, and Sticky Ricky’s will be on site serving up some good eats too. Admission is $3 (cash only) for adults and 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the ARF Alberta – Animal Rescue Foundation.
BONUS: Heart and Solar – Ride for Charity
May 6th from 230pm-4pm
YYC Cycle – Kensington, 1117 Kensington Rd NW
This Sunday, come ride for a good cause at YYC Cycle. Heart and Solar will be hosting a ride to raise funds and awareness for their Glamorgan Project – supporting Horizon Housing’s mission to reduce homelessness in Calgary. Seats will go fast so sign up ASAP.