VIRGIN Radio Events

  • Advanced Screening: Ready Player One

    Scotiabank Chinook Theatre - Calgary
    From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

    The film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But people have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday died, he left his immense fortune, and total control of the OASIS, to the first person to win three keys, unlocking the door to a digital Easter egg he hid somewhere in his seemingly infinite creation. His challenge launched a game that gripped the entire world, but after five years the scoreboard remained tauntingly empty...until now.

    An unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan)—under his avatar name, Parzival—finally conquers the first contest, instantly becoming a celebrity...and a target. Ruthless corporate mogul Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) proves he will stop at nothing to beat Wade and take over the OASIS, and suddenly the virtual stakes are all-too-real. Ultimately realizing he cannot win alone, Wade joins forces with his friends—now the High Five (Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki). Together, they are hurled into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.
  • Advance Screening Passes: A QUIET PLACE

    Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas - Calgary
    In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.
  • Ellen DeGeneres

    Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary
    All Ages
    Starting at $99, plus service charges.
  • Kids Help Phone Walk So Kids Can Talk

    Festival Market Eau Claire Plaza - Calgary
    What if you always had someone in your corner, someone who was there for you no matter what? No young person can achieve well-being alone. Walk so Kids Can Talk.

    - Unite with thousands of Canadians for a fun 5K walk
    - Sign up as an individual or a team with family, friends or co-workers
    - Earn rewards. The more you raise, the more you earn

    About Kids Help Phone

    Kids Help Phone has been a trusted source of support for over 28 years. As a charity, we rely on donations and funds raised from the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO to help us continue to be there for youth, whenever, however and wherever they need us. We’re free, anonymous, confidential, and just a click or call away.
    Register. Fundraise. Donate.
  • Funny 1060AM Comedy Series: Kevin Hart

    Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary
    The Irresponsible Tour
    All Ages!
    Starting at $35, plus service charges.
  • MS Bike - Airdrie to Olds

    Airdrie to Olds
    The MS Bike tour is a pledge-based fundraising event hosted by the MS Society of Canada, that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country, all while raising money to fund MS research, and other programs to assist those affected by multiple sclerosis. The Johnson MS Bike, held annually, takes place between Airdrie and Olds, Alberta. Cyclists start in the City of Airdrie, ride to Fairview Colony, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury and then to Olds. The participants stay overnight in Olds, after enjoying the afternoon relaxing in the beer gardens, have a buffet dinner and dance to a live band at the Indoor beer gardens. On the second day cyclists ride their bicycles back through Didsbury, Carstairs, Crossfield, Jensen’s Farm, and then finish in Airdrie.
  • GlobalFest

    Elliston Park - Calgary
    Thursday, August 16: Ukraine
    Saturday, August 18: Spain
    Tuesday, August 21: Philippines
    Thursday, August 23: China
    Saturday, August 25: Finale

    All Ages.
    Starting at $10.00, plus service charges.