May 07

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of May 7, 2022

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The weather is warm and the patios are bustling. If you find yourself downtown this week for a drink in the sun, try to check out some of these great events!

May 8 - 12, 2018

Chris Stockton

Following the final show of our season we will once again present the work of an aspiring, up and coming young director. The Emerging Director’s Showcase is a unique opportunity for Lunchbox Theatre to provide mentorship to an emerging Calgary artist, and for our audiences to have the opportunity to see the work of a Calgary’s next great director.

Lunchbox Theatre
Tues - Sat @ Noon
Fri @ 6pm


May 12 - June 16, 2022

The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria\’s Jubilee, and American performer Anne Moses needs the help of the World\’s Greatest Detective. But the simple case of a missing brother quickly leads to extraordinary inventions, robbery, and murder. Directed by former Vertigo Artistic Director Mark Bellamy, Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this Canadian Premiere.


WE LOVE 2 DANCE - 80S & 90S
May 11 & 12, 2018

We invite you to ‘Party like it’s 1999’ with Dutch Mastermixer and radio sensation Ben Liebrand!

Come ready to dance and enjoy exclusive access to see one of the world’s greatest mix artists, who recently received a lifetime achievement award during the 2017 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Ben will be spinning the ‘wheels of steel’, celebrating music from the 80’s & 90’s. You’ll experience first-hand why Ben has inspired an entire generation of DJs around the globe.


May 13, 2022

To celebrate Mother’s Day we’re serving $10 bottomless mimosas and 1/2 priced brunch for mom! Our gorgeous outdoor patio will also be offering signature cocktails perfect for sharing.



The Market on Stephen Avenue
Starts May 15, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Market on Stephen Avenue is back for it’s 3rd year! Join us on Stephen Avenue from 1st SE to 2nd Street SW from 10:00am til 4:00PM on selected Tuesdays.

May 18 - 20, 2018

Otafest is an all-ages, 3-day Japanese animation festival featuring anime screenings, a large exhibitor hall, community-run panels, cosplay contests, gaming, and much more!

Calgary International Children’s Festival
May 23 - 26, 2018

Discover a World of Wonders on May 23-26th with 10 exciting shows featuring the best in performing arts for young audiences.

Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work
May 25 - June 9

Come and be a part of the process of creation. Attend the free workshop readings and help us shape the new plays that will grace the Lunchbox stage in years to come


View more events

If you want to see more events happening this week and the weeks to come, visit our Event Calendar.

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