Jane's Walk 2017

May, Friday 05

05:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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Jane's Walk 2017

Jane's Walk: Downtown Calgary

May 5 -7, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Jane's Walk festival in Calgary. In the past decade, over 250 volunteers have led over 200 distinct walks in 88 Calgary and nearby neighbourhoods. These citizen-led walking tours were inspired by urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs to get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with their neighbours.

While Jane's Walk's mission is to develop urban literacy and a community-based approach to city building, it's also about creating a space to share beyond just the physical space. For many, the observations, reflections, imaginations, histories, personal memories and intimate connections are most important in understanding what "makes a city a great place to live". As Jacobs wrote in her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, "cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody."

With at least 65 events currently scheduled across Calgary, there is surely a walking tour to be found in or near your neighbourhood or one that you would like to know more about. Over the course of the festival, you can find at least 11 walks occurring within the downtown and area from one hour to two hours.

May 5

+15 Skywalk from SAIT to Udderly Amazing (1.5 hours)

Downtown Alley Tour (1 hour)


May 6

Bow River Baseball (2 hours)

Uncovering the +15 Network (1 hour)

From "Vandal-Proof" to Brilliance: The Changing Role of Architecture in Calgary (2 hours)

Skate the City (1 hour)

Calgary Chinatown Mural Tour (1.5 hours)


May 7

Cities 101: Theory and Practise (1.5 hours)

Dérive Calgary: an experimental urban cultural walk (1 hour)

Eat and drink your way down the cycle-track network (2.5) hours

The Calgary that could have been (2 hours)

If you would like more information on the Jane's Walks happening downtown Calgary and surrounding or would like to plan and lead your own Jane's Walk, be sure to visit janeswalk.org

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Shakespeare by the Bow

June 24, 2017

This summer, follow our brave heroine Rosalind, and her cousin Celia, as they escape the rigid rules... Read More

Prince's Island Park - 698 Eau Claire Ave SW

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Art & Galleries

TWIST - Factory of Kisses and Doves

June 24, 2017

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is pleased to present TWIST (Factory of Kisses and Doves) by Leigh... Read More

Arts Commons - 205 8 Avenue SW

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Stage & Screen

Globe Cinema Showtimes

June 24, 2017

“The Bad Batch” Rated: 14A Fri-Sun & Weds-Thurs Eve 7:00 “Dopesick: Fentanyl’s Deadly Gr... Read More

Globe Cinema - 617 8 Ave SW

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Sounds & Vibrations

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival 2017

June 24, 2017

Sled Island is an annual five-day music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, that brings together ... Read More

05:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Various Venues

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Sports & Outdoor

One Walk to Conquer Cancer

June 24, 2017

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer™ is one of Canada's life-changing cancer fundraising experiences. Every ye... Read More

06:30 am - 07:00 pm

Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW

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Stage & Screen

Sex with Strangers

June 24, 2017

Attic Players presents the Canadian Premiere of Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers How far will you... Read More

07:30 pm - 07:30 am

Motel Theatre in the Arts Commons 225 8th Ave SE

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Stage & Screen

In & Out of Love: A Listening Party to Watch

June 24, 2017

Ever make a mistake in love? Ever been to a wedding and wondered if the two people getting married a... Read More

08:00 pm -

Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons - 2nd Floor, 215 8th Avenue S.E.

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Festivals & Fanfare

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 24, 2017

To Celebrate the first week of Summer, Concord Pacific invites you to the Concord Presentation Centr... Read More

11:00 am - 04:00 pm

The Concord Presentation Centre - 700 1st Avenue SW

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Summer Solstice Celebration

June 24, 2017

To Celebrate the first week of Summer, Concord Pacific invites you to the Concord Presentation Centr... Read More

11:00 am - 04:00 pm

The Concord Presentation Centre - 700 1st Avenue SW

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The SUNCOR Stage One Festival of New Work

June 24, 2017

Celebrate 30 years of Playwriting history! Next June marks the 30th ANNIVERSARY OF STAGE ONE! Fo... Read More

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Ave SE Calgary

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Art & Galleries

Utopia Factory

June 24, 2017

Utopia Factory is a sesquicentennial exhibition in three parts, each exploring architectural monumen... Read More

12:00 pm - 06:00 pm

117 8 Avenue SW

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Festivals & Fanfare

Ten Page Henry: A Bike Game - Presented as part of Sled Island

June 24, 2017

Ten Page Henry: A Bike Game is a free narrative treasure hunt created by Calgary-based artist collec... Read More

All Day Event

Starting at Fairmont Palliser Hotel (133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3)

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First Flip Pancake Breakfast 2017

July 6, 2017

FIRST FLIP PANCAKE BREAKFAST 2017 Calgary's First Pancake Breakfast of the Stampede season right on... Read More

07:30 am - 10:30 am

8th avenue between Centre Street & 1st Street SE Near the Telus Convention Centre

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Ten Page Henry: A Bike Game - Presented as part of Sled Island

June 25, 2017

Ten Page Henry: A Bike Game is a free narrative treasure hunt created by Calgary-based artist collec... Read More

All Day Event

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Otafest 2017

June 30 - July 2, 2017

Otafest is an annual conference for anime enthusiasts. We act as a creative outlet for fans, an occa... Read More

All Day Event

Calgary Telus Convention Centre

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