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10 things to do in Calgary this week

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 10, 2015 10:18 am

Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary this weekend, August 10 to 14. For a complete list of events, check out the Calgary Buzz event calendar.

Disney’s The Lion King Calgary 2015 at Southern Jubilee Auditorium

  • 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.
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium- 1415, 14 Avenue NW Calgary
  • When: August 11 to September 6, Tuesday to Saturday 7:30p.m. and Sunday 6:30. Matinee Performances Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1p.m..
  • Cost: $40 to $110

Alberta Handball Association 2015: World Championships

  • What: 2015 World Handball Championships to be held in Calgary with Canada and 26 other nations.
  • Where: Depends on the day, check here.
  • When: Tuesday, August 11 to Friday, August 21
  • cost: Varies
  • Website: worldhandball2015.com/landing/

The return of Drive-In movies at Deerfoot mall

  • What: Wednesday nights just got a little more fun thanks to the return of an old-school classic event, a Drive-In Movie series.
  • When: Every Wednesday at sunset
  • Where: Deerfoot Mall- 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
  • Cost: Free

Foo Fighters

  • What: Foo Fighters is ready for its biggest ever North American tour to date featuring the release of the band’s most ambitious album.
  • When: Thursday, August 13
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Tickets: On sale via www.livenation.com

Taste of Calgary

  • 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.
  • Where: Eau Claire, Calgary
  • When: Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16
  • Cost: Free and Sampling tickets are $1
  • Website: tasteofcalgary.com

Preseids Meteor Shower

  • 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
  • Website: Visit this site for more information.

Milky Way Nights

  • 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
  • Website: ucalgary.ca/rao

Calgary Reggae Festaval

  •  What: Music will be ringing everywhere for this years Reggae fest. There will also be a kids zone set up where they can play games, batter up, make crafts, have their face painted and play sports.
  • Where: Depends on the day you attend
  • When: Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15
  • Cost: Varies
  • Website: reggaefest.ca

Music & Market Square

  • What: Every Thursday expect to see an event here. There are always fun things to do such as dance, meet new people and, of course, eat and drink.
  • Where: ContainR Park in Sunnyside
  • When: Every Thursday, August 6, 13, and 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Pay what you can, proceeds go to the artists

Opera in the Village

  • What: Performances from The Mikado and The Scorpions’ Sting: an Egyptian Myth will take place in a 900 seat open air tent. There will be free activities like movie nights, roving performers and more.
  • Where: East Village
  • When: Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 22
  • Cost: Depends on day

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