Calgary Stampeders vs. B.C. Lions at McMahon Stadium (Friday, June 28)
The Dudes provide the halftime entertainment for the Stamps’ first game of the season. If you’re on Twitter, you can request songs from the band using the hashtag #thedudesrockhalftime.
Cyclepalooza (Opening Friday, June 28)
All events are a go for the fest that celebrates life on two wheels. The first event (for those who want to hear about the City’s long-term bike strategy, anyway) is a Sustainability Breakfast presented by the City of Calgary at 7:30 a.m. at BikeBike. Late-riders can kick off their fest with the Bike Prom starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Good Life with music by Teledrome (hear their song “Dial Tone” above), Mark Mills and DJ Sean of Hot Mess. Or you can take MEC’s free bike maintenance course at 7:30 p.m. (which might come in handy for the rest of the fest). See the full schedule at Cyclepalooza’s website; for a few suggestions, check out Swerve’s gallery.
Beyond Human at Telus Spark (Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30)
This month’s special event weekend brings in Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine, First Robotics Canada, Gypsy Rose Tattoo and Piercing and Alberta Artificial Limb Inc. to talk about how humans are improving and adapting the human body. Find out how close you are to your dream of becoming the Six Million Dollar Man (or Woman).
Canada One at Spruce Meadows (Until Sunday, June 30)
If you’re looking for a thrifty entertainment option, it’s hard to beat Spruce Meadows. Regular admission is $5, but this weekend’s tournament is free and there’s show jumping all weekend. Check out the schedule on Spruce Meadows’ website.
Les Misérables at Jubilee Auditorium (Ongoing)
If you’re in the dark about one of the most popular musicals of all time, Swerve has you covered with a Poseur’s Guide. There are still tickets available for shows this weekend.
Flood Relief Entertainment Options
Swerve has a list of events to check out over the coming weeks that have part or all of their proceeds going towards flood relief. If they go ahead on Saturday (it should be confirmed later in the day), Chris Griffin’s comedy shows at the Epcor Centre will benefit the flood relief efforts. Find out more about the comedian in Swerve’s arts all star.
It’s also the Canada Day long weekend (which is why I included the best Canadian rock song of all time above). Swerve has a list of red-and-white celebrations for you to check out. —Jon Roe