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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 9

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 09, 2018 5:00 am 312

The best thing about four-day work weeks is that the weekend is back again before you even know it.

It might not be Friday quite yet, but Thursdays really are just as good when you take into account all the awesome stuff you can do around the city today!

Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

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Adults Only Night: Through the Haze (Myths and Science behind Cannabis)

What: Cannabis is a smoking topic right now. Come out to learn all about THC, how it’s used medicinally, the social implications around the new legal changes, and why the heck cannabis gives you the munchies.

When: Thursday, August 9

Time: 6 to 10 pm

Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Tickets: Online, $26

Go Shopping at the East Village Junction Pop-Up Retail Park

What: In only one year, this colourful container lot has turned into a popular Calgary mainstay. Located behind the King Edward Hotel, this is a unique destination that features local retail shops, workshops, music, art, and, of course, YYC Food Trucks. Shop for vintage goods at Prairie Bazaar, treats for your doggo at Bark YYC, get yourself a bike at Rath Bicycle or some nuts snacks from Going Nuts. You won’t want to miss out on the fun summer festivities that they have planned at this hip community gathering space this summer.

When: May 18 to September 3

Where: 430 8th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Calgary Fringe Festival

What: A plethora of uncensored, non-juried theatre performances happening all around the city. This iconic festival was started in Scotland in 1947 and has grown to become one of the most popular art festivals in the world. Anything goes at this one.

When: August 3 to 11

Time: Various times

Where: Various theatres around the city

CostOnline, $55 to $200

Shakespeare by the Bow

What: Your favourite outdoor theatre is back for yet another summer of dramatic and comedic performances. Watch as they perform a light-hearted take on the tumultuous friendship between Proteus and Valentine in Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona.”

When: June 29 to August 19

Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 7 pm; Sunday, 2 pm and 7 pm

Where: Prince’s Island Park

Admission: Pay what you can

Take advantage of Calgary’s bumping patio scene

What: Take a break from the heat and have an ice-cold bevy on one of Calgary’s best patios. From rooftops to hidden gardens, there are plenty of spots to choose from that will have the vibe and ambiance you’re looking for. Check out some of Calgary’s best rooftop patios here.

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