What: Travel to the African savannah to marvel at the jumping gazelles, swooping birds, majestic lions and more in the Broadway musical. Listen to the unforgettable songs, like “The Circle of Life”, and the incredible vocalists and musicians producing them.
What: Calgary’s most appetizing outdoor festivals is coming back for it’s 19th year at Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza. Exotic global cuisine such as Cajun, Caribbean, East Indian and Mediterranean will be present for you to experiment and enjoy.
What: Prepare for one of the most beloved meteor showers of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. Go anywhere on the outskirts of the city, to watch the preseids meteor shower, tonight there should be little obstruction from the moon. The perseids tend to strengthen as late night deepens into midnight and produce the most meteors during dawn.
When: Thursday, August 13
Where: Anywhere outside the city and away from light
What: The public has an opportunity to observe the dark night sky with University of Calgary researchers, and these three nights will have close to a new moon for better viewing of a planetary nebula, globular clusters and distant galaxies. Watch for weather forecasts before you attend.
Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
When: drop in on Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Free but do ask for a donation to RAO educational programming