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17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: June 17 to 19

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DH Calgary Staff Jun 17, 2016 6:47 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between June 17 to 19.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Terence Jack at Wine Oh’s

  • What: Vancouver alt-folk musician Terence Jack performs at Wine Oh’s along with Shiloh Lindsey and The Shiv Shanks.
  • Where: Wine Oh’s -811 1st Street SW
  • When: Friday, June 17 at 9 pm
  • Cost: $15

Suncor Stage One Festival

  • What: Nine scripts were selected for this year’s festival out of 100 which were submitted. Through the Suncor Stage One Festival, Lunchbox Theatre has become Canada’s leading development source and producer of one-act plays. At the end of each season, Lunchbox Theatre holds a series of staged readings of new works and invites audience members to give feedback during a discussion period.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until June 25
  • Cost: Free

Jazz YYC Summer Festival

  • What: Jazz has taken over the city. Check out weekend shows at Ironwood Stage and Grill and other venues in town. Acts like Hugh Fraser’s VEJI big band, Marianne Trudel from Montreal and more!
  • Where: Various venues. Click here for more
  • When: Now until Monday, June 20

Picnic in Vic Park

  • What: Haultain Park is gearing up to host a convoy of Calgary’s most beloved food trucks, when Picnic in Vic Park returns to the city for another year. Running over three consecutive days there will be 15 plus food trucks, live music from BassBus, giveaways, cold beer from Village Brewery, and a stack of things to see and do.
  • When: Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19, from 11 am to 7 pm (all three days)
  • Where: Haultain Park – 225 13th Avenue SW
  • Cost: $5 entry (free for kids under 14)

Okotoks Dawgs Games

  • What: See the Western Major Baseball League Okotoks Dawgs bat up a storm against three different opponents this weekend.
  • Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
  • When: 
    • Friday, June 17 at 7:05 pm vs Lethbridge Bulls
    • Saturday, June 18 at 7:05 pm vs Medicine Hat Mavericks
    • Sunday, June 19 at 2:05 pm vs Brooks Bombers
  • Cost: $15 and up

Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Jersey Lily

  • What: SherlockHolmes helps legendary Victorian actress Lillie Langtry get her letters back after she is threatened with blackmail over private correspondence with the Prince of Wales.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, June 17 at and Saturday June 18
  • Cost: $20 (Students with ID) $59 regular admission

Neighbour Day 2016

  • What: Neighbour Day is an opportunity for neighbours to come together in the form of a front yard barbecue, garden party or picnic. A great way to meet your neighbours and you can request for the Mayor to be there as well!
    clean-up or afternoon tea in a local park to celebrate our strong community spirit in Calgary.
  • Where: Neighbourhoods around Calgary. Sign up to register your neighbourhood.
  • When: Saturday, June 18

Framed on Fifth Neighbour Day Festival

  • What: Artist Holly McWilliams is bringing her new art show Gravity to Calgary’s Framed on Fifth this June, and will be showcased at the gallery’s Neighbours Day festival.
  • Where: Framed on Fifth – 1207 5th Avenue NW
  • When: Saturday, June 18

Grand opening of The Alberta Tennis Centre

  • What: Check out the newest and best tennis centre in Canada with the opening of the Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre. This $10 million dollar facility has 13 courts, a fitness centre, viewing area and cafe.
  • Where: Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre – 265 90th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, June 18 at 11:30 am

Train Day

  • What: Have the best day with dad or friends on ‘trainist weekend of the year.’ See model train displays, children’s train rides, short Aspen crossing railway tours and more.
  • Where: Highway #24. Box 30 Mossleigh, AB
  • When: Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19
  • Cost: $25 (Adults) $15 (Children)

YYC Lobsterfest 2016

  • What: The second annual YYC Lobsterfest is coming to town June 18 and 19 at Market on Macleod. Treat your dad or yourself to one fresh lobster, plus a side dish, and your own personal bib (adults need them too for lobster). A cash bar will be set up for purchasing beer and wine with proceeds from the event going to the Calgary Firefighters Burn Unit.
  • Where: Market on Macleod – 7711 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19
  • Cost: $35

Blues Jam Extraordinaire at The Blues Can

  • What: Calgary’s Finest Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam hosted by Tim Williams.
  • Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, June 18 from 3-7 p.m.

Doug Paddock Trio at Cafe Koi

  • What: Enjoy the sounds of the Doug Paddock Trio. Doug Paddock on Drums
    Brendan Rothwell playing Bass and Sam Glanville playing the Piano.
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m.

Of Montreal

  • What: American alternative rock band Of Montreal have been around since the late 90’s. Many band members and 13 albums later, the band is back on the road touring their 2015 release Aureate Gloom.
  • When: Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Flames Central, 219 8th Ave SW, Calgary
  • Tickets: Available online at $30. 18+

Rad Dad Day at Calaway Park

  • What: Celebrate dad’s day at Calaway Park. Great weather and dad or grandfather get in free with a kid.
  • Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
  • When: Sunday, June 19 from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Cost: Regular admission – Dad’s and Grandpa’s free when with a child

Something Old, Something New: 125 Years of Wedding Fashion

  • What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
  • Where: Lougheed House – 707 13th Avenue SW
  • When: Now until October 2
  • Cost: Regular admission $8.50

Banff Marathon

  • What: Participants will start in the town of Banff, then make their way through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway. Choose between a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K run all finishing in Banff’s downtown Central Park.
  • Where: Banff, Alberta
  • When: Sunday, June 19
  • Cost: $65 and up

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