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5 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, June 24

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DH Calgary Staff Jun 24, 2016 3:00 am

We are feeling the sunny, Friday vibes.

It’s officially patio season, Calgary. But if you’re not into hitting up the patios, or if you want to just mix things up this fine Friday, check out these events in the city.

The Paul DesLauriers Band

Montreal’s Award-winning power trio are coming to Calgary June 24. The group recently released Relentless, a genuine blues-rock escapade featuring 10 new songs encompassing their most original and powerful work to date

Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
When: Friday, June 24 at 9 pm
Cost: $15. Call 403-262-2666 to make reservation

Josh Ritter

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter describes Sermon on the Rocks, his eighth studio album, as “messianic oracular honky tonk”. The record is a departure from predecessor The Beast In Its Tracks and is loaded with potential hit singles like “Getting Ready to Get Down” and “See Me Around”.

When: Friday, June 24 at 7 pm
Where: Knox United Church – 506 4th Street SW
Cost: Available online for $35. All ages

Calgary Night Market 2016

Featuring a variety of ethnic street foods, local vendors, buskers, and entertainment, the Calgary Night Market has everything from jewelry to clothes, to household items. The market is happening on the first and last Fridays of the month until September 9. Admission to the Night Market is free.

When: Now until September 9 from 4 to 10 pm
Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2nd Street SW
Event page: facebook.com

Lukes Drug Mart Sled Island

Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of over 250 bands, comedians, filmmakers and artists as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 35 venues, transforming the city into an arts lover’s paradise that has earned rave reviews from artists, fans and media from across the globe.

Where: Various venue. Click here for more information.
When: Wednesday, June 22 to Sunday, June 26

IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

The IGNITE! Festival presents exciting work from new voices. Emerging artists in all fields get the opportunity to present their work to Calgary audiences. Some of the fields showcased are the Dance Series, the Interdisciplinary Series, the Improv Series, the Readings Series and more.

Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
When: Now until June 26
Cost: $15. Can purchase tickets online.


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