May – June - July 2013
AERO SPACE MUSEUM OF CALGARY
Razzama Jazz Spring Fling Dance and Social, May 26!
Bring your dancing shoes and join us for an afternoon of live jazz music and beverages. This all-ages event is included with admission to the museum on this date.
For more information: 403-250-3752, http://www.asmac.ab.ca/
BOW HABITAT STATION
Trout Pond Fishing Season, May 15 – Oct. 31
Discover the lure of fishing in the heart of Calgary! Catch and release fishing in the Trout Pond May 15 to October 31. Don’t have your own gear? Not a problem! Fishing rod rentals are available in the Discovery Centre for $5. Plus, join us Saturday July 13 to celebrate Alberta’s Free Fishing Weekend with FREE outdoor family fun from 10 am to 4 pm. Learn the tips and tools of fishing at outdoor investigation stations. The experience will leave you hooked!
For more information: 403-297-6561, www.bowhabitat.alberta.ca
Cinemagic 3D in the Showtime Theatre!
2013 Grandstand Show, Century Two: A celebration of the amazing cultural community that exists in Calgary, July 5 – 14
· Bollywood starring Raghav – 2011 Juno nominated, Calgary artist whose unique fusion of hip-hop, R&B and Bollywood
· Chinese Community – Ballet dancers called Flag Circus from Beijing will perform on lighted globes, accompanied by Calgary Opera’s Michelle Minke singing Puccini’s “O Mio Bambino Caro”
· The First Nations of Alberta – World Champion Hoop Dancer Dallas Arcand and the Calgary Philharmonic Assistant Concertmaster perform to a special classical and indigenous arrangement
· Alberta Ballet (Love Lies Bleeding performance feature, the internationally acclaimed co-production with Sir Elton John)
· Destroyer – Canada’s premier KISS cover band and Marc Martel – known worldwide for his legendary Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury
Show Your Love For Mom, May 12!
Mom’s are king in the animal kingdom! Celebrate with our zoo mom’s and yours by coming to our Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12th. Treat your special mom or grandmother to a well-deserved brunch filled with gourmet foods, fresh flowers just for mom, and homemade gifts made at one of our kids craft tables. Plus, your zoo admission is included for the entire day! Three seating’s available (9am, 11:30am or 2pm) and must be pre-booked!
For more information: 403-232-9300, http://www.calgaryzoo.com/
CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Canada Day Celebration – Around the World in Sport, July 1
Come celebrate Canada Day at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. It's our 2nd birthday since opening at Canada Olympic Park, so admission is only $2! Children will receive a PassSport to track their progress through fun activity stations for a chance to win a prize. There also will be food, beverages and face painting. Our 40,000 square foot facility has more than 50 hands-on interactive exhibits including sport challenges, touch-screen sport lessons, mini-theatres, 3D simulations and more. Open 10am – 5pm.
For more information: 403-776-1040, http://www.sportshall.ca/
Mountie Day at Fort Calgary, May 20
You are invited to join Fort Calgary on Victoria Day to commemorate the formation of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) by Sir John A. Macdonald in 1873. To celebrate the 140th birthday of the formation of the NWMP - who later grew and evolved into Canada's world-renowned RCMP. Celebrate by getting your face painted, finding a balloon animal, and making your own Mountie craft to take home. Join RCMP veterans for the official cake cutting at noon – and don’t forget your camera for pictures in a Mountie uniform! Learn all about the NWMP Great March West and how the NWMP were instrumental in the birth of Calgary.
For more information: 403-290-1875, www.fortcalgary.com
M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician, May 25 - August 18
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Alberta
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous and recognized artists. Images of his work are reproduced and enjoyed by millions of people around the world, yet few have a sense of the depth of the artist’s career, or of the intricacies of the original artworks when viewed in person.
Experience 54 incredible works selected from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, only at Glenbow this summer.
For more information: 403-268-4100, http://www.glenbow.org/
HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE
NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
The New NMC
THE MILITARY MUSEUMS
Open House, June 2!
· May 13 to July 17, 2013, Seeing Soldiering: In Theatre With Those Who Serve by Althea Thauberger is an artistic look at how the soldier’s life is perceived.
· June 25 to December 1, 2013, Defending a Nation: Canada and the Korean War details an important but often overlooked part of Canadian history.
WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park
Double the Rush for One Low Price
Experience the rush of your life with an Adrenaline Combo. Make your way down the legendary Olympic track in a bobsleigh piloted by a professional driver, hitting speeds of 120 km/hour and experiencing 5G forces. The thrill lasts 60 seconds but the story lasts forever. Then get big air as you soar from Canada Olympic Park’s ski jump tower on North America’s fastest zipline! Riders fly down in a comfortable harness, reaching speeds between 120 and 140 km/h. The ski jump tower provides a zipline that is 500 metres long with a vertical drop of more than 100 metres.
For more information: 403-247-5452, http://www.winsportcanada.ca/