What: Theatre Calgary’s Production of Hamlet comes to Prince’s Island Park. No need to buy tickets for the show, just arrive early to grab a seat and bring a blanket with you if you’d like. The show runs on donations, so pay what you’d like when the collection hat makes it’s way through the crowd. Find showtimes online.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Now until Sunday, August 21 (Excluding Mondays)
What: The Greatest Outdoor Show in the world celebrates it’s 104th year in Calgary. Bring the kids, take the girlfriend or wonder solo, this is a right of passage if you’re in Calgary from July 8 to 17 this year. Sneak-a-peak is on July 7.
When: July 8 to 17
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Price: Park admission is $18. Tickets can be purchased online here
What: Studio Bell is officially open and now you can check it out. The facility includes 22,000-square-feet of exhibition space, a 300-seat performance hall, as well as recording and broadcast facilities.
What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
What: Enjoy two 20 minute shows performed by Drama students from Wagonstage Children’s Theatre. Hippo Needs a Bath is performed in the green space between the Kitamba Café and the Rhino enclosure and The Dinosaur Club, No Babies Allowed! takes place in the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
What: A Pop-Up Picnic is a lunch hour (Noon to 1pm) event hosted by Downtown Calgary in various locations around the downtown core. They’ll provide the tables, chairs, entertainment and all you have to do is bring your lunch and some friends. Each picnic will have a unique theme – this week’s being ‘Shakespear on the Bow’ and will be held at a different location each week.
What: Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
What: JEKYLL + HYDE, the latest album from three-time Grammy Award-winners Zac Brown Band, was their third Number 1 debut on Billboard’s 200 charts. Playing a wide range of instruments including the fiddle, the mandolin, and the banjo in a blend of soul, bluegrass, country, and reggae, the multi-instrumental band have a total of 14 (and counting) #1 hit radio singles and have sold more than seven million albums.
What: These Grammy Award-winners were the first in CMA Award history to receive Single of the Year for two consecutive years. Originally formed in Nashville, Lady Antebellum released their sixth studio effort, 747, in 2014 to critical praise for successfully venturing into poppier territory.
What: Calgary’s 28th annual Oxford Stomp returns with the Stampede this July.Get ready to hear performances by Don Henley, Serena Ryder, Matthew Good, and Vertical Horizon, all in the name of a good cause. Tickets are on sale now online.
What: Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has been called the “most popular comedian in the United States” — not far of a stretch for someone whose videos have received almost a billion YouTube views and whose Comedy Central specials have been some of their highest-ever rated.