Dog Jog, June 1. Photo: Derrick Woo

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – #2B

The latest Vertigo Theatre production offers a fresh spin on the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, with a modern revamp set in 2021. This marks the Canadian premiere of Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – #2B, a mystery following Ms. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson as they set out to catch a murderer in London.

Catch a performance at The Playhouse until June 9.

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Beaches the Musical

The bestselling book, Beaches, by Iris Rainer Dart was made into a movie starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey in the ‘80s. And now Dart is back with a brand new musical based on the same novel. The world premiere is on at Theatre Calgary until June 16. It’s a bit of a coup for the city and if you’re a musical fan — or a fan of the original chick-lit novel — you won’t want to miss it.

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Violins of Hope

A new featured exhibition at the National Music Centre at Studio Bell, Violins of Hope features restored string instruments from Holocaust victims and survivors, as well as stories and historical imagery. In addition to visiting the exhibition itself, which runs until June 16, guests can attend a live performance where some of the instruments will be used. There will be a performance with composer and singer Lenka Lichtenberg, Drew Jurecka and Rebekah Wolkstein on June 2.

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Dog Jog

Dog Jog, a fundraising walk/run event that aims to help stop animal cruelty, is a great way to get some exercise, give back and have some fun with your pooch. On June 1, complete a five-kilometre walk or run in North Glenmore Park, then check out activities like a dog-friendly beer garden, an agility course, food trucks and more at the outdoor festival.

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Calgary Ukrainian Festival

Ukrainian food, arts and culture will be on full display during the Calgary Ukrainian Festival at the Acadia Recreation Complex. On June 1 and 2 expect to see dance performances, arts and crafts, activities for children and more.

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Calgary Stampeders Home Opener

Cheer on the Canadian Football League home-team as the Stamps face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at McMahon Stadium in the home opener on June 7.

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Spruce Meadows Tournaments

The 2024 tournament season kicks off at Spruce Meadows this month, and this is your chance to see some of the top equestrian show jumpers in the world. In June, there are three tournaments: The Continental from June 6 to 9, the National from June 12 to 16 (which will also feature live concerts with George Canyon, Jess Moskaluke and Steven Lee Olsen on two days) and the Pan American from June 26 to 30.

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Inglewood Night Market

The Inglewood Night Market is back in action, taking over the popular inner-city neighbourhood’s 10th Ave. and 10th Street — near Lina’s Italian Market, The Nash and Cold Garden. With more than 100 local artisans, makers and vintage and collectible vendors, plus live music and a beer garden, this summer tradition is a great way to spend an evening. This summer’s dates include June 7, July 12, August 9, September 6 and September 13.

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Market Collective

One of Calgary’s most popular markets is hitting a big milestone this month as it celebrates its 16th anniversary. Now taking place at Contemporary Calgary, the market invites you to swing by over two weekends (June 7 to 9 and June 14 to 16) to shop from more than 90 local makers offering everything from cider, to skincare, to coffee mugs. You can also expect an outdoor lounge, an audio-visual installation experience, food trucks and more. Entry is $7 or free for children 12 and under.

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Wild After Hours: Zoo Brew

Stroll through a kids-free zoo with a beer in hand while you enjoy gourmet tastings from chef-attended food stations. Tickets include after-hours entry to the zoo; drink samples from more than 30 brewers and distillers such as Wild Rose, Annex Ale, Village and Wild Life Distillery; a keepsake tasting mug and entry to the after-party.

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Jimbo’s Drag Circus World Tour

Since competing on the first season of Canada’s Drag Race in 2020, Jimbo has become a veritable drag icon. Described as “the weirdest show on earth” this comedy event includes outrageous characters and adult humour that hits Calgary’s Arts Commons on June 8 as part of a 57-city world tour.

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Spruce Meadows Tournament, June 6-9

Sled Island

Sled Island, one of Calgary’s most popular festivals, returns with an impressive lineup this month from June 19 to 23. Along with tons of musical artists and bands, the festival also includes a poster show, comedy performances, an all-day Sled Alley party, a drag brunch, a wrap-up pig roast and more. For some Scenester picks on what to see, plus an interview with festival guest curators Show Me the Body, turn to page 16.

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Punk Rock Flea Market YYC

Don’t miss the first edition of the newly launched Punk Rock Flea Market YYC, which promises plenty of “weird and wonderful items” at the Inglewood Community Association Hall on June 22. Shoppers can expect more than 40 vendors offering art, ceramics, records and more. Entry is free.

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One — World Goes Bollywood

The 13th Annual One — World Goes Bollywood put on by Sparq Productions showcases circus, tribal belly dance, hip hop, salsa and, of course, Bollywood performances. The show, at the Jack Singer on June 22 melds dance forms across cultures and genres for an unforgettable evening. The event also raises money for the Canadian Transplant Association in support of organ and tissue donation awareness.

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Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Back for a 26th year, the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival — Alberta’s longest-running queer film festival — returns from June 27 to 30 with several film screenings over four days. This year, guests can also check out an arts exhibition and makers’ market during the festivities.

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