Social Events in Calgary, Canada This Week

Let’s explore social events in Calgary, ab happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Calgary where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Calgary

Brazilian Fiesta

Brazilian Fiesta

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Rio Bar & Grill

Brazilian Night is bringing this time the heat straight from Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil to Calgary.
You don’t wanna miss it!

Salsa Workshop 7:30pm – 8pm
Samba de Gafieira 8:30pm – 9pm
Samba-Reggae Dance 9:15pm – 9:45pm

Brazilian party time 7:30 until 10:30, and then you can continue the party with Latino night until 2am.
This party promises a super entertaining moment which will take yo(…)

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Tech Opportunity Fest – Networking, Workshops, Conferences & Community Fair

Tech Opportunity Fest - Networking, Workshops, Conferences & Community Fair

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Platform Calgary

**Make sure you got a ticket for one or both days **[HERE](https://www.tickettailor.com/events/calgaryux/1233455)**. Without this ticket you won’t be able to attend the event!**

This event is free for future entrepreneurs, job seekers, career changers, students, and newcomers. Join in for a two-day adventure as you journey toward your future in Calgary’s tech ecosystem.

Friday May 24th 4 PM to 8(…)

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Network Mondays, A great way to start your week…

Network Mondays, A great way to start your week...

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Jamesons Pubs

We’re back at Jameson’s for the great food and service and a great location in the back corner. Come and discover what many of your NW business colleagues are doing.(…)

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Calgary VMUG Presents – VUG/VMUG Veeam Event

Calgary VMUG Presents - VUG/VMUG Veeam Event

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Platform Calgary

***What:*** Calgary VMUG Presents – VUG/VMUG Veeam Event

***Where:*** Platform Calgary, East Annex Room – 407, 9th Ave SE Calgary Alberta

***When:*** May 22nd, 2024 @ 11:00AM to 5:00PM MST

***Agenda:***
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Introductions.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Object First – Geoff Burke
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Wasabi – Rob Low
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Veeam – Matt Crape
2:00 (…)

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May 2024 Meetup – Microlearning pilot – An Introduction to Data Analytics

May 2024 Meetup - Microlearning pilot - An Introduction to Data Analytics

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Platform Calgary

**We are delighted to host the “An Introduction to Data Analytics” Microlearning course, presented by Andrei Gavrilov.**

**\*\*THIS IS A PILOT OF THE MICROLEARNING PROGRAM BEING ROLLED OUT IN 2024. USE THE DISCOUNT CODE “PILOT2024” TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE TICKET ($25 VALUE). TO QUALIFY FOR A CREDENTIAL, YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A SHORT ASSESSMENT AFTER THE LEARNING SESSION\*\***

Data is Informatio(…)

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Tolstoy

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Central Library

“It is as if I had been going downhill while I imagined I was going up. And that is really what it was. I was going up in public opinion, but to the same extent life was ebbing away from me. And now it is all done and there is only death.”

The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a novella that remains relevant today, exploring questions surrounding the human condition and authenticity. The novella was writte(…)

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Calgary s Great Cheezboiger Debate: Patio Cheeseboigers! 3

Calgary s Great Cheezboiger Debate: Patio Cheeseboigers! 3

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Mr. Schnapps Pub & Grill

Patio Patio…
Where s their damn patio?
Shirley not that coat check out front….
(I wondered why a coat check had picnic tables)

So….ya…we re going to their patio…
Seating for…..6…maybe 8….
10 ifn we share chairs again…
Sign up and be the first there…
Latecomers will be seated inside in “Smoker s Alley”….
Yes smokers are quite welcome at mr schnapps …patrons are handed free (…)

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International meetings Calgary !

International meetings Calgary !

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: LOCAL Public Eatery 8th Avenue

Make international friends & speak languages (local language included).
The languages spoken may vary based on the participants. Local language and English are always available options.

👉🍺🥤 You are asked to order a drink directly upon arrival to participate. 🚫 Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Thanks in advance for your respect towards the welcoming bars.

🔔📲💬 Follow our events on T(…)

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Tech Opportunity Fest – Networking, Workshops, Conferences & Community Fair

Tech Opportunity Fest - Networking, Workshops, Conferences & Community Fair

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Platform Calgary

This event is free for future entrepreneurs, job seekers, career changers, students, and newcomers. On May 24 & 25, join us for a two-day adventure as you journey toward your future in Calgary’s tech ecosystem.

**Get your ticket for one or both days here:**
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/calgaryux/1233455

Tech Opportunity Fest aims to create an inclusive environment where attendees can expl(…)

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Tech Opportunity Fest

Tech Opportunity Fest

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Platform Calgary

For May CivicTechYYC is working with our community to bring an event for future entrepreneurs, job seekers, career changers, students, and newcomers.

Join in for a two-day adventure as you journey toward your future in Calgary’s tech ecosystem.
Friday May 24th 5:30pm to 8pm & Saturday May 25th 8am to 2pm

Get your ticket for one or both days here:
[https://www.tickettailor.com/events/calgaryux/12(…)

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Japanese English Language Exchange program

Japanese English Language Exchange program

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Calgary Japanese Community Association

There is Japanese and English Exchange program happening at Calgary Japanese community Association every 2nd and 4th Fridays!
Lets join and lean Japanese/teach English!

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Project-based Mini-Hackathon!

Project-based Mini-Hackathon!

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Central Library

Hi all,

Once a month we hold a “mini-hackathon” where we code from 10 AM to about 4:00 PM at which point we do a little show-and-tell where you are welcome to demo what you did that day (totally optional). It is a loosely structured event where we break off into groups and you can work on your own project, or hop into someone else’s!

**We are going to be back in the Central Library at the Incept(…)

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Spring Singing Social with Rhythm of the Rockies

Spring Singing Social with Rhythm of the Rockies

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: ATCO Performing Arts Centre

Join us for an unforgettable evening on Tuesday, May 21st from 7:00-10:00 PM!
Our chorus embraces diversity and inclusivity, welcoming singers from all walks of life – regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, religion, or gender identity. We invite cis and trans women, as well as non-binary individuals comfortable in a space centered on women’s experiences.
Whether you’re a seasoned vocalist or (…)

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Open Mic & Jam at Y Not Today

Open Mic & Jam at Y Not Today

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Y Not Today. Bingsu & Bubble tea

**Let’s party to celebrate everyone who attended any of our 6-Week Intensive Guitar Courses**, which will be wrapped up on the second Saturday of May! 🎉

We’ll give you a chance to grab the mic and take the stage, or jam along with a few others in a super casual environment while sipping some yummy bubble tea that our amazing venue Y Not Today offers! 🎤🎶

It’s a family-friendly event, so bring (…)

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Andrew’s $15 Scrimmage

Andrew's $15 Scrimmage

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Calgary Central Sportsplex unit 8 – 401 33rd St. NE Calgary, Alberta T2A 7R3 Canada

non contact scrimmage

bring a black and a white shirt for making teams ( no grey)

$15 can be paid cash or credit and debit can be paid at the desk

cancellations within 3 hours and no shows are expected to pay(…)

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Exploring Human Design, with Billie from Raven Magik

Exploring Human Design, with Billie from Raven Magik

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: As Above Shop

What is Human Design? And how can it bring a more fulfilling and aligned experience into your everyday life?

Exploring Human Design will help you find these answers through your own HD Bodygraph. Each month we will dive into one of the nine centers and discuss what it means for you personally and how you can utilize your unique energetic expression to its full potential.

In-person at As Above Sh(…)

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FREE: Direct your self-talk, create your personal vision, transform your life

FREE: Direct your self-talk, create your personal vision, transform your life

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Memorial Park Library

Come to this FREE 1.5-hour workshop for our group, designed to give everyone in the room the courage and tools to grow and overcome any lingering longing and discontent. **Valda Harris, a Life Mastery Coach and Consultant**, will ask us to think about how we talk to ourselves and how internal stories direct what we focus on day to day. Each of us will explore how we view health, love and relations(…)

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Calgary Gay Men’s Nature Walk in Nose Hill Park

Calgary Gay Men's Nature Walk in Nose Hill Park

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Nose Hill Parking Lot

**Nose Hill Park Weekly Hike: Building Friendships in Nature**

Join our regular Saturday hikes through the scenic Nose Hill Park. These gatherings are more than just walks; they’re a chance to form lasting friendships with other gay men in Calgary who appreciate nature’s tranquility and the joy of exploration.

**Who We Are** We’re a community focused on gay, bi, queer/questioning, and trans men,(…)

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Hey Are you in your 20’s and don’t know where to start with investing?

Hey Are you in your 20's and don't know where to start with investing?

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: undefined

Are you a woman in your 20s looking to delve into the world of investing but unsure where to start? Whether you’re interested in stocks, bonds, real estate, or other avenues, this conversation will provide a platform to ask questions, share experiences, and gain insights from fellow peers. Join us in empowering women to take control of their financial futures by learning the fundamentals of invest(…)

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YYC Bitcoin Only

YYC Bitcoin Only

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Hudsons Canada’s Pub

Join us with an evening of networking with fellow bitcoiners.

Be sure to check out our free resource page at yycbitcoin.com.(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Calgary, you can try out Visitcalgary.com, Avenuecalgary.com, or Todocanada.ca.

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Connect With Calgary’s Top Tech Companies and Immigrant Talent.

 Connect With Calgary's Top Tech Companies and Immigrant Talent.

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

Only a very limited number of tickets left. So purchase your ticket very fast before they are all gone and also make sure you have a ticket first before signing up for this event in the attendee list . They will not let you in without a ticket. Thanks.

Click at https://techmosaic.immigranttechies.ca/#register and then click on the ” Register” button on the screen to purchase your ticket.

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Art Gallery Spring/Summer Exhibitions Launch : Opening Reception

Art Gallery Spring/Summer Exhibitions Launch : Opening Reception

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

Join me to celebrate at the opening reception on:
Friday 24 May, 6-8 pm, all welcome.

Deanna Bowen: Black Drones in the Hive
Curated by Crystal Mowry

Organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Circulated in partnership with the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.

In the Project Space:

Deanna Bowen: Black Drones in the Hive

May 25 – August 25, 2024

For more than twenty years, Deanna Bowen’s

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May 2024 Brunch

May 2024 Brunch

◦ When: Sunday, May 26th

Our brunch will be at one of the cutest bakery and coffee shop in Calgary. The place is very nice and has a fantastic brunch menu: Omelettes, eight different Bennies, Chicken and Waffle poutine and others. The coffee is superb, and you could also go shopping at the bakery. Parking is available at the front.

PLEASE BE ADVISED TO BE ON TIME!! The coffee shop does not take reservations, and it wil

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InterNations Calgary Get Together @ the Office!

InterNations Calgary Get Together @ the Office!

◦ When: Thursday, May 30th

◦ Where: The Office Restaurant and Bar

Lets check out a new hip downtown place! 🙂

Remember the Metropolitan Grill? Such a nice place, right downtown on 8th Ave SW. Well, its not there anymore, but its been replaced with… The Office!

The Office is a brand new California/ Cabo themed restaurant and bar that looks wonderful, and is busy with people checking out the newest spot on the block.. so lets join them!

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