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15 things to do in Calgary this week: April 18 to 24

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DH Calgary Staff Apr 18, 2016 3:21 pm

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between April 18 and April 24.

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

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: Now until Friday, April 22
  • Cost: varies

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: Now until Saturday, April 23
  • Cost: $7.50 – $23

King Kirby

  • What: The play follows the life and creative work of the famous comic book artist, Jack Kirby, who alongside Stan Lee, helped birth Marvel Comics. A post show talkback will be held on Tuesday after the performance.
  • Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
  • When: Now until Saturday, April 23
  • Cost: $15-$20

PUSH Emerging Artists’ Exhibition 2016

  • What: University of Calgary’s Bachelor of Fine Arts students present the 6th annual PUSH show. This exhibition PUSH-es this generations new and innovative artists into the public sphere.
  • Where: Contemporary Gallery, Exhibition C2 City Hall – 800 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Now until Sunday April 24
  • Cost: Free

Beer and Pizza Tasting

  • What: Six pizza’s from Brooklyn Pizzeria & Taps paired with six beers fromBIG ROCK BREWERY.
  • Where: Brooklyn Pizzeria & Taps – 412-8888 Country Hills Boulevard NW
  • When: Monday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $35

Laid off Calgary support group

  • What: A peer support group which runs every Tuesday for Calgarians. The 90 minute meeting is hosted in a private meeting room and is available for weekly facilitated sharing and discussion. For more information contact Bianca at [email protected]
  • Where: Alexander Calhoun Library – 3223 14th Street SW
  • When: Tuesday, April 19 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Art!Flicks presents “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

  • What: A free film series that aims at starting conversations through screening thought-provoking movies and documentaries that focus on visual arts, dance, and more. This weeks screening will be She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.
  • Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Dinner & A movie at Heritage Park

  • What: Swap your night in with a three-course dinner and feast your eyes on the big screen.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Tuesday, April 19
  • Cost: $31 to $50 per person, buy online or call 403-268-8607 for more information

The complete works of William Shakespeare

  • What: Watch 37 plays in 97 minutes.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Wednesday April 20 to Sunday April 24
  • Cost: $25 to $30

Maker YYC Workshop – Watercolour Pillowcases

  • What: Paint and decorate your very own pillowcase at Maker YYC’s workshop. You’ll also get a pillow, brushes, and a variety of beautiful watercolour paints.
  • Where: 80th and Ivy Modern Kitchen – 1127 17 Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, April 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $40

Earth Day Campus Clean Up

  • What: In collaboration with Earth Day, University of Calgary is looking to make their campus a better place to learn, work, live and play. If you’d like to lend a helping hand, contact Laryssa Vachon for more details. [email protected]
  • Where: University of Calgary – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Motionball Gala

  • What: A night to raise funds and awareness about Special Olympics Canada. This year’s IGNITE Gala theme focuses on how sport and Special Olympics has ignited the passion of athletes.
  • Where: TELUS Spark Central – 220 St Georges Drive NE
  • When: Friday, April 22 at 9 p.m. (VIP reception at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Cost: $150 (use this link to get a $25 discount on gala tickets)

The Vixens of Vintage Market Calgary

  • What: A public market with all things vintage inspired. The Vixens of Vintage Market only takes place three times a year so make sure you get your ticket soon.
  • Where: Bowness Community Connection – 7904 43rd Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, April 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $11.20

YYC Food Trucks Spring Frenzy 2016

  • What: CSquare in Calgary’s East Village will be taken over by YYC’s annual food truck festival. Over 15 food trucks are participating this year.
  • Where: CSquare – 4th Street and 7th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 Entry (free for kids under 12)

Opera Gala

  • What: A elegant night of fundraising for the Calgary Opera. Dinner will be served on the main stage immersed in the setting their final mainstage production – The Magic Flute.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 
    1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $500

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