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15 things to do in Calgary this week: April 11 to 14

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DH Calgary Staff Apr 11, 2016 3:15 pm

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between April 11 and April 17.

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

National Geographic Live: Extreme Planet

  • What: Photographer, Carsten Peter, takes you on an electrifying journey into some of our planet’s most extreme environments. He has rappelled into active volcanoes and chased monster storms in Tornado Alley, capturing dramatic images of places few humans have dared to go.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $29.00 – $69.00

Everything New is Old Again

  • What: The Young Canadians are taking current hits and twisting them into the musical styles from the last two decades.
  • Where: Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW
  • When: Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $30

Tim William’s Solo Show

  • What: Tim’s live solo shows (he also works with his band, the Electro-Fires) are a trip down the river of North American music…blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments.
  • Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Monday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Underground Film Festival 2016

  • What: The Calgary Underground Film Festival, or CUFF, will be showing 30 feature films at this year’s festival. It’s the 13th year the festival has been going on in Calgary and the not-for-profit organization is known for programming films that defy convention.
  • Where: The Globe Cinema – 617 8th Avenue SW
  • When: April 11 to 17
  • Cost: $8 – $12

Star Wars – A Galactic Rock Comedy

  • What: The Jubilations Theatre presents Star Wars: A Galactic Rock Comedy. Be transported to a galaxy far, far away with the iconic Star Wars cast singing 70’s and 80’s rock tunes. The ticket price includes dinner and assigned seats. Call 403-349-7799
  • Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre – 1002 37th Street SW
  • When: Now until April 24
  • Cost: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday $67.95
    Friday and Saturday $77.95.

Theatre Junction Grand’s Concord Floral

  • What: Concord Floral is a place where teens can go and be themselves not to mention it’s a million-square foot greenhouse in a suburb of the city. In the play, ten young adults flee to the greenhouse when a plauge visits their neighbourhood.
  • Where: Theatre Junction Grand – 608 1st Street SW
  • When: Wednesday April 13 to Saturday April 16
  • Cost: $45 or $27 for students and artists under 30

Koi Presents: Sarah Pearson

  • What: Enjoy the energy and rhythm of live music at Cafe Koi. This week musician Sarah Pearson takes the stage.
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 100, 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m.

The View from Behind Bars with Piper Kerman

  • What: Best selling author of Orange Is the New Black and inspiration for the Netflix show of the same name, Piper Kerman is coming to Calgary to talk about her journey. The night is about finding another chance and emphasizes the need for reform and restoration.
  • Where: Calgary Telus Convention Centre – 120 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, April 14 from 6 – 10 p.m.
    6 – 8 p.m. Doors Open & Silent Auction
    7 – 8:30 p.m. Presentation
  • Cost: $53.60 – $106.60

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

  • What: On a rare tour for and Canadian appearance, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra leave New York. Get lost in a powerful, orchestral jazz experience.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $29 to $79

PianoMan Live Blues Happy Hour

  • What: Skip rush hour and grab a drink after work while listening to blues music. Peter Fischer will keep you entertained while you catch up with your friends and start the weekend off right.
  • Where: Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Calgary Poutine Week

  • What: Select restaurants around YYC will feature poutines for a cause. For every poutine you buy and enjoy during Poutine Week one free meal will go to someone in need with partnership from local non profit Mealshare.
  • Where: Participating restaurants
  • When: April 15 to 23
  • Cost: $7.50 – $23

The Calgary Opera – The Magic Flute

  • What: Listen to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s tale of love and the triumph of virtue.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Saturday, April 16 to Friday, April 22
  • Cost: varies

eWaste round up

  • What: Recycle your electronics this weekend at Market on Macleod to celebrate Earth Day. Become a part of Alberta’s eWaste solution by recycling your obsolete electronics. Bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Calgary Food Bank. For more information email [email protected]ca
  • Where: The Market on Macleod – 7711 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fitness at the CORE

  • What: The mall is closed on Sunday mornings so the CORE is hosting a free Zumba class before their stores open.
  • Where: CORE Shopping Centre
  • When: Sundays until May 1 from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: Free

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)

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