What to do from June 10 to 16 in Calgary

A packed crowd at Surge home game at WinSport Event Centre. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

Is the first half of the work week bogging you down? Shake it off with Punk Rock Bingo, a free event held every Tuesday at the Ship and Anchor. What better way to shake off the week’s blues than with a Barnacle Lager, bingo, prizes, and a thrashin’ soundtrack? Host-with-the-most Darren Ollinger makes the whole thing feel like a professional wrestling match, only with bingo daubers instead of suplexes.

If you’re not in rough shape the day after, wander over to the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer over your lunch break. Every Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m., ProArts hosts a free concert in this beautiful space, and this week, you can catch The Woodshed, a modern folk duo comprised of Jon Wort Hannam and T. Buckley, as featured in the April issue of The Scene.

The Blues Brothers come to life — kind of — this Thursday at the Grey Eagle Event Centre. Ontario-based musicians Chris and Geoff Dahl step into the sunglasses of Jake and Elwood Blues for this two-hour concert. With The Rockin’ Royals band backing them, the brothers will perform hits by The Blues Brothers, The Isley Brothers, Sam and Dave, James Brown, and Ray Charles.

After several years on hiatus from producing live events, Calgary ReggaeFest roars to life this Saturday with Sunny Souljam, a one-day music party at Container Park in Kensington. This show features performances from Ambelique and the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Glen Washington, Mexican reggae godfathers Antidoping, a raging dancefloor, and tons of food trucks.

The good times in the sun don’t stop there. Heritage Park’s Children’s Festival takes place all weekend. The young and the young-at-heart can let their imaginations run wild as the event features puppet theatre, play areas, a market, face painting, live music, sweet treats, crafts, and family games.

If you’re looking for a great way to spend Father’s Day, look no further than Wings and Wheels at The Hanger Flight Museum, sponsored by De Havilland Canada. The event features tours inside the aircraft, a vehicle show and shine, and helicopter rides from LR Helicopters all weekend.

Market Collective is back for another weekend of locally crafted goods, programs, art installations, food trucks, and more. If you missed it last week, what are you waiting for? We love that this event is being held in Contemporary Calgary, which is doing so much for the local arts and music communities. 

Wrap up the weekend by cheering on some electrifying basketball at WinSport Event Centre on Sunday. The Calgary Surge plays the Brampton Honey Badgers at 3 pm before hitting the road for a series of games. This is your last chance to catch a Surge home game until mid-July, so don’t miss out!

Pick up a copy of The Scene for more events and things to do around the city.