Calgary Events to Check Out This Weekend

See a movie at the Calgary Underground Film Festival, shop for a new painting at a fine art show and more.

Movie still from Flipside, which is screening at the Calgary Underground Film Festival. Still courtesy of Calgary Underground Film Festival.

Calgary Underground Film Festival

When: April 18 to 28

One of Calgary’s most anticipated film events, the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) features a range of genres including horror, comedy, sci-fi and fantasy. This year, the festival has been extended to 11 days, making it the longest CUFF to date, showcasing 47 feature films and 37 short films.

Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave. S.W.,


Palette Fine Art Show and Sale

When: April 19 to 20

The Calgary Community Painters Society is featuring nearly 60 local artists at this fine art show and sale. Shop for a new painting for your home, watch live artist demos, enter the door prize draw and more.

Triwood Community Hall, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.,


Made With Love – Banff Food and Cocktail Festival

When: April 19 to May 4, 2024

This mountain culinary festival features more than 20 Banff restaurants (including Farm & Fire, Hello Sunshine and Nourish Bistro) offering special drink and food pairings during the two-week event. There are also a number of noteworthy events — attend the cocktail competition on Bear Street on April 19 and 20 or try your hand at bartending classes on May 3.

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