Beerfest, disaster preparedness, love and longing: Calgary entertainment picks for the weekend

Chamber music and beer drinking don't have much in common, except they're just two of the things you can enjoy in the city.

500 types of beer to sample, music to buy or enjoy and more

The beerfest is only one of many options for fun stuff to do around Calgary this weekend. (GoodOldFridge/YouTube)

Spring is in full swing and you might be looking for entertainment options for the weekend, so The Homestretch's Tracy Fuller has you covered.

Love and longing

Calgary's Spiritus Chamber Choir is wrapping up its season with a lovely concert called Old, New, Borrowed & Blue.

It's all about love and longing and features a world premiere work by Canadian composer Laura Hawley.

Old, New, Borrowed & Blue gets under way Sunday at 3 p.m. at Christ Church in Elbow Park.

Information including tickets can be found right here.


The Calgary International Beerfest could not have picked a better weekend. Yes, it's that time again. More than 500 different types of beer will be on site and you can taste them all. There are pairing sessions where you taste beer and cheese at the same time, or beer and chocolate — you get the idea — as well as are seminars from Beer University to Beer Culture to Alberta Beer Girls.

There will also be awards, with 30 categories to choose from.

It's an 18+ event, so no kiddies allowed and please plan your ride in advance.

Beerfest runs Friday and Saturday at the BMO Centre/Stampede Park. Here are all the details you'll need.

Disaster Alley

If you want to get outside, Disaster Alley is taking over McMahon Stadium on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

It's about preparing your family for emergencies like floods, power outages and severe weather events.

It's a serious but fun family event and you get to climb on a fire truck.

Here's some more information.

Music lovers rejoice

The Calgary Music Collectors Show is back. You can find a little of everything, including vinyl records like LPs, 45s, 78s and rare issues. There's also memorabilia, posters, swag, collectibles, music books and a lot more.

It all happens Sunday starting at 10 a.m. at the Acadia Recreation Complex. Here's more information.