Two weeks ago we posted a round-up of flood relief concerts and events happening in and around Calgary. Turns out that Calgarians are a charitable and social bunch (which we never doubted for a minute), and events are still being planned. Here’s an updated list.
Flood Relief Concert at Ceili’s Southland, 9737 Macleod Tr. S. (Thursday, July 11) This event promises that it will be more than just the booze that’s making you feel warm and fuzzy. Tickets include an evening of live music plus a burger and beer. On the roster is Lone Wolf Lives, Clay Pigeon, Georgia Sound, Hachiman and The B-Sides. Tickets are $20, show at 8 p.m.
BigYYC at Commonwealth Bar & Stage, 731 10th Ave. S.W. (Friday, July 12) BigYYC will be an entire day of music, art, comedy, dance and so much more. With four performances taking place simultaneously (on differently levels and stages at the venue), it will be a wonderful little sampler of all the great things Calgary’s arts and culture scene has to offer. Better yet, proceeds from the event will benefit the Calgary Arts Development’s Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild fund. Tickets are $35 – $45.
Find five more BigYYC facts from Swerve’s July 5th issue here.
Show Our Spirit at Ralph Klein Park (Monday, July 15) Local band Go For the Eyes is set to headline this show, which will include a silent auction that is already loaded with awesome items including a guitar, signed Sarah McLachlan swag and COBS bread for a year (to name only a few). The event will run from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or online.
Gallery Fundraiser at Gerry Thomas Gallery, 602 11th Ave. S.W. (Friday, July 26) With live music, tapas and a silent auction, all in support of the Calgary Arts Development’s Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild fund. Entrance to the event by donation ($10 minimum).
Color Me Rad 5K at Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W. (Saturday, Aug. 3) Due to flooding, the June 29th event was postponed to August 3rd. The 5K race that sees runners pummeled with flying paint is sold out, but an online campaign has sprung up to raise money for the Red Cross relief efforts. And color-loving folk who missed out on registration can still take part in Color Me Rad by joining the Color Bomb Squad, which throws paint from the sidelines. —Kerianne Sproule
Do you know of an event that we missed? Add them in the comment section below to let us and others know!