Things to Do in Calgary During the May Long Weekend

Watching an online play and going to a drive-in movie are just some of the things you can do over the long weekend in Calgary.

May long weekend will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Check out these Calgary events happening this weekend.


Watch StoryBook Theatre’s newest production, The Smartest Girl in the World

StoryBook Theatre is launching its newest online production over the May long weekend. Starting on May 21, you can watch The Smartest Girl in the World, which follows a pair of siblings who want to win a local TV quiz show while examining family bonds and facing life’s challenges. Tickets are available for $32 per viewing code and the show runs at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


Try Calgary’s newest vegan pop-up


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Garbanzo’s is a new plant-based pop-up that will be setting up shop at Shelter cocktail bar starting on May 22. Expect a variety of plant-based dishes available for takeaway including falafel and pita, a spring herb hummus bowl, a toasted tahini bowl and more.

Shelter, 1210 1 St SW., garbanzosyyc


Tune in for a live reading of a play called What’s Your Deal?

Alberta Theatre Projects is hosting an online play workshop reading of Andrea Scott’s production called What’s Your Deal on May 21. The play explores topics like grief, race and the value of human life through the story of Winsome, a Black woman whose son goes missing in Ontario. Tickets are $10 and you can add a three-course meal from Deane House to go along with the show.


Watch a movie from your car at the Grey Eagle Drive In

Grey Eagle Drive In. Photograph by Courtney Smith.

The Grey Eagle Drive In is a new drive-in movie experience at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on the Tsuut’ina Nation. Over the May long weekend, the theatre is showing eight films ranging from Raya and the Last Dragon to Scarface that you can watch with your household from your car. Tickets are $40 and you can also purchase food and drinks prior to the event so they can be delivered directly to your car.

3777 Grey Eagle Dr., 403-543-1509,

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