Summer has finally arrived, Calgary, so get out and explore the city while it’s bright, warm and colourful!

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

May 31st from 3-10pm & June 1st from 2-10pm
The Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
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If you didn’t get enough beer at the Calgary International Beerfest earlier in May, no sweat. With over 500 beers from over 100 breweries, Edmonton Craft Beer Festival will be well worth the short 2.5-hour drive.

CSSC Beach Volleyball Tournament

June 1st from 9am-6:30pm
Marda Loop Community Association, 3130 16 St SW or Parkdale Community Association, 3512 5 Ave NW
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Co-ed beach volleyball is back! Expect on-site beer gardens, prize giveaways, music pumping and fun, semi-competitive games happening all day long.

Cheese Making

June 1st from 10:30am-1pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Milks, starters, coagulants and salt – get the basics and understand how to transform these ingredients into complex, edible delights. Throw on that apron as you learn how to make ricotta, creme fraiche, cultured butter, mozzarella and paneer with your very own hands.

King Dylan Album Release

June 1st at 9pm
The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE
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Enjoy music from Orbit The Fox, Hayden Funk and none other than King Dylan this Saturday. International award-winning artist King Dylan is releasing his new album In The Darkness, We Can Shine on vinyl and is throwing a major release party right here in YYC.

The 4th Street Lilac Festival

June 2nd from 10am-6pm
13th Avenue & Elbow Drive SW
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Get outside and enjoy this one-day free event as you wander through booths with handmade goods, yummy treats, promoting local businesses and charitable organizations. Get ready for entertainment, free samples, beer gardens, music and so much more.

Curing | Smoking | Brining | Grilling – The Fundamentals

June 2nd from 10:30am-2pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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This 3.5-hour workshop will provide you with all the necessary tools to master your grilling and smoking experiments, teach you the difference between hot and cold smoke as well as educate you on various woods and spices for different flavours.

A Celebration of Beaujolais

June 5th from 6:30-9pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Enjoy a night out with an interactive demonstration dinner beautifully paired with wines from Artisans of the Terroir Originels of Beaujolais alongside guest speaker and winemaker Elie Gauthier, the youngest son of Laurent Gauthier, a founding member of Terroir Originels.

Guys Night Out

June 6th from 6-9pm
gravitypope, 1126 17 Avenue SW
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Cannibale will be serving up beard trims to all the lucky gents while they sip away on local beer and browse the best men’s attire in the city at gravitypope. Shopping, beard trims and beer to drink all in one location? Guys, this is shopping at its finest.

From New Delhi with Love

June 6th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Learn how to cook all your Eastern Indian favourites like lamb curry, tandoori and vegetable pakoras with unique blends of spices and herbs. Walk away from this event with a recipe booklet, customized kitchen utensil and full belly from a three-course meal with wine pairings.

Latin Friday Dance Party 

June 7th at 9pm
The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE
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Enjoy a night out dancing this weekend for free! This no cover, 18+ event will have you trying out the salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, vallenato, Cuban, cumbia and so much more to Calgary’s finest Latin band, Klave and DJ Henry.

CSSC Yard Games Tournament

June 8th from 10am-6:30pm
Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 St SW
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Grab a partner or fly solo and get paired up with a cool new friend to join in on the yard game festivities as you battle other two-person teams at cornhole, KanJam, over-sized beer pong, beersbee and spikeball.

Gluten-Free Baking

June 8th from 10:30am-1:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Those with gluten allergies, intolerances, sensitivities or simply dislikes – worry no more! Breads, cookies, cakes and beautiful desserts are all within reach for you again. With simple ingredients and minimal substitutes, this class is packed with techniques, resources and recipes that are virtually endless.

YYC BrunchFest

June 8-9 from 11am-7pm
Bridgeland Community Association, 917 Centre St NE
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Your dreams have come true, Calgary: ALL-DAY BRUNCH. For only $5 admission, you can enjoy food trucks, cocktails, live music, a string quartet and a multitude of Calgary’s finest food vendors all in one place.

A Wok Through Asia

June 8th from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Enjoy a fun three-hour cooking class as you explore the bold, intense flavours of Asia. This hands-on workshop will get you trying new techniques in no time. On the menu: Gado gado,  sate fish curry and paratha bread, babi kecap with Balinese spices and Singapore exotic fruit salad.

Air Guitar Championships 

June 8th at 8pm
The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE
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Calling all Calgary Air Guitar Shredders – this is your chance to be YYC’s best. Create a persona, pick a 60-second song clip and sign up at http://airguitarcanada.org/calgary/  for your chance to win a trip to Toronto for the Air Guitar Canada Nationals and compete for the Canadian championship!
Best of Brunch

June 9th from 10:30am-1:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Not only indulge in your favourite meal of the day, but learn how to make it like a pro so you can recreate the magic at home. Start the day with mimosas and learn an eggs Benedict secret twist along with the recipe for savoury tarts that will make your mouth water.

A Twist on Sushi

June 9th from 5-8pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Now, sushi doesn’t have to mean raw fish here; we are making contemporary sushi – Alberta style.
This class will teach you the fundamental techniques of making sushi and cooking and seasoning the rice with an array of local ingredients that will spark the artistic side within you. On the menu: braised pulled pork rolls, creative salads and grilled vegetables with a personalized array of nigiri and original dips.

ACE Coffee Talks Calgary: How to Create a Soul-Driven Life

June 11th from 7:30-9am
ATB Financial (Stephen Avenue), 102 8 Ave SW
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Prepare for a mini-meditation led by Barre West, toast and coffee from Monogram to fuel your day and an empowered talk to fuel your soul. Get ready for a morning equipped with helpful and practical tools, tips and techniques.

ACE Wellness Series Vol 02: Health & Habits

June 11th from 6-8pm
The Loft by The Ace Class, 405 11 Ave SE
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Each week, you’ll be empowered with thoughtful discussions led by leaders from the community. This week, the focus is: food is power. Add a little mindfulness to your diet and learn to cultivate a nutritious lifestyle that works for you.

Trivia Night: The Office Vol. 2

June 11th from 7-9pm
Wurst, 2437 4 Street Southwest
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Brush up on your favourite office family because we’re bringing back The Office trivia night! Teams will go through 4-5 rounds of questions with the top teams being chosen based on the highest score and move into a head-to-head showdown of who knows Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight and the whole gang best.

Cocina Mexicana Cooking Class

June 12th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Learn the secrets behind true guacamole and pico de gallo recipes as you learn from Calgary’s best. Put your hands on fresh authentic Mexican dishes such as picadillo, mole poblano con pollo and so much more while you attend the event and then again later on with the take-home recipe book.

Summer Season Launch: Via Ferrata & Cliffhouse Bistro

Starting June 14th
Norquay, Mount Norquay Road, Banff, AB T1L 1B4
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June 14th marks the beginning of the Via Ferrata & Cliffhouse Bistro Season! Italian for “iron road”, Via Ferrata is an assisted climbing experience along four breathtaking routes on the cliffs above Mt Norquay. Climb ladders, cross suspension bridges, and marvel at the grandeur of the mountain vistas that surround you. With the retro-cool look of a European chalet, complete with mid-century modern décor and uninterrupted views over the town of Banff, we think this might be one of the best mountain-gazing lunch venues in the Canadian Rockies.

The ACE Brunch 

June 15th from 10am-12pm
Murrieta’s Bar & Grill, 200-808 1 Street SW
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This tasty brunch features Laura Incognito, Founder and Owner of Little Tucker. While her company focuses on fuelling your body, Laura is going far beyond that to prove that chasing your dreams is 100% achievable, you just have to be willing to put in the work.

An Evening with Molly Bloom Presented by ACE

June 16th from 6-9pm
Hotel Arts, 119 12 Avenue SW
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From becoming a millionaire to breaking the bank and losing it all, Molly Bloom is no stranger to having the cards stacked in someone else’s favour. Come hear what she has to say over canapés and cocktails at the cash bar.

Gutter King 

June 20th at 9pm
The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE
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Celebrate the last day of spring in style with Gutter King. Join the band as they embark on their spring 2019 tour with support from Stasis.

Chef’s Table: Alberta Summer Feast

June 22nd from 6:30-9pm
Calgary Downtown Learning Centre, Main Floor, 909 – 11 Avenue SW
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Enjoy a delicious meal made with ingredients founds right here in Alberta. At this special chef’s table dinner, you’ll enjoy some of Alberta’s finest produce with a farm-to-table meal made with ingredients like Saskatoon berries, Fairwinds Farms goat cheese and, of course, Alberta beef.

3D Tinder AKA Speed Dating (Singles 25+)

June 26th from 7-9pm
Bourbon Room in National on 10th, 341 10 Ave SW
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20 single women, 20 single men, one room. Each date lasts 3-4 minutes with the women staying in the same seat while the men rotate.  Put down your phone and join us for 3D Tinder this June.

Art Battle

June 26th at 7pm
The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE
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Get ready for an evening of live competitive painting right here in Calgary. Watch as artists have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, battling the clock and each other. The winner will be determined by vote with all artwork available via silent auction following the competition.
Cardi Barre

June 29th from 1-3pm
Commonwealth Bar & Stage, 731 10 Ave SW
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After an hour-long Cardi B-themed barre class, you’ll be seriously hungry, so stay for brunch from Beet Root Nutrition. Barre class will run from 1-2pm and brunch will be served from 2pm onwards while you shop the marketplace and stay for a few bevies.

Around the Mediterranean

June 29th from 6-9pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Roll up your sleeves and get ready to create classic dishes inspired by flavours of the Mediterranean coast that are surprisingly easy to make. Enjoy a three-course meal with wine sampling and take home a recipe booklet plus a customized kitchen utensil to recreate in your own domain.

What a month, Calgary! Grab your date and enjoy what our city has to offer – date night style.

 

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