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21 things to do in Calgary this week: June 26 to July 2

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DH Calgary Staff Jun 26, 2017 4:38 am 1,438

A new week and so much more to see and do in Calgary.

From fitness classes to get you into shape for summer 2017 to Shakespeare by the Bow, this week has something for everyone.

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Flight School Monday – Germany and Austria

  • What: Wine and cheese, yes please! Join wine steward, Kevin Schorath for an evening as he takes you through specific and unique flights of wine from both Germany and Austria and teaches you how to pair them with cheese and charcuterie.
  • Where: Vin Room Mission – 2310 4 Street SW
  • When: June 26
  • Cost: $50

FREE Lunchtime Barre, HIIT and Yoga Classes

  • What: On every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday join Barre Body Studio, Live YYC and Lululemon Ambassador Stef Rizvi for free classes of HIIT Barre and Yoga at 12pm sharp in front of the EV Experience Centre. There is no better way to spend your lunch hour!
  • Where: East Village Experience Centre – 553 RiverFront Avenue SE
  • When: Various Dates
  • Cost: FREE

River Forth Dining Car Lunch

  • What: Launching this June is a unique gourmet dining experience at Heritage Park that is a different alternative to a traditional restaurant! The 1929 “River Forth CP Rail Car” has been fully restored to its original beauty as a dining car so you can go back in time and experience what it would have been like to travel across Canada by train in the early 1900’s.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: June – August

As you like it – Shakespeare by the Bow

  • What: Theatre Calgary is bringing As you like it outside starting Tuesday, June 20, as it begins its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. Performances are pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: June 20 to August 217, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
  • Cost: Free

$5 Class Week at DJD

  • What: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is offering a week of dance classes for only $5 per class! This is a great opportunity to try out a style you have never done before, try dance classes for the first time or come out of retirement and get your groove back on.
  • Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 111 12 Avenue SW
  • When: June 27 – 29
  • Cost: $5/ per class

Movement U New RowBody Classes 

  • What: RowBody is the newest addition to the work out selection offered at Movement U and soon to be your new little secret as to where you got those killer washboard abs. As with all programs at the studio, music is the backbone to this heart-pounding, 45-minute cardio workout that focuses on full body strength training and is split between the rower and floor exercises. This workout will target and tone over 80% of the muscles in your body, giving you the results that you have been looking for!
  • Where: 16 4 Street NE
  • When: Runs at various times throughout the week. Register online or through your MindBody App. See the full schedule here
  • Cost: RowBody is included in the price of all of the class packages available at Movement U along with Row, Spin and HIIT.

Workshop: Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewelry

  • Where: Cibo – 1012 17 Avenue SW
  • When: June 27
  • Cost: $50

Put the “Her” in Heritage

  • What: The Window Galleries present three new exhibits that focus on the alternative narratives of those whose voice was excluded from the first 150 years of our nation.
  • Where: Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)
  • When: June 5 – August 28
  • Cost: Free

Utopia Factory

  • What: UTOPIA is a research and exhibition project that aims to engage in a larger discussion on how our communities are formed, while also encouraging a dialogue on topics such as Nationalism, state-making, inclusion etc. Be sure t o check it out soon, as it ends in July!
  • Where: 117 8 Avenue SW
  • When: March – July
  • Cost: FREE

The Stridents – TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

  • What: This multidisciplinary installation will intrigue your senses and your mind. Andrea Roberts brings together sound using early recording techniques, vocal incantation, and drones mixed with groupings of prints and sculptures to explore feminist resistance in the context of neoliberal capitalism.
  • Where: TRUCK Main Space – 2009 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Opening reception is on June 2 at 8pm. Runs June 2 to July 15
  • Tickets: Free

Craving Kensington

  • What: This March, Calgary Food Tours is bringing back everyone’s favourite, Craving Kensington. On this 3-hour walking-tour, you will eat your way through this inner city village at some of the foodie hotspots, while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area! Bon appétit!
  • Where: Meet at Pulcinella Ristorante – 1147 Kensington Crescent NW
  • When: Thursdays
  • Cost: $115

EV Junction Pop-Up Retail Park

  • What: New to the East Village this summer, this Pop-Up retail park offers Calgarians a place to shop, eat and play. Be sure to check out all 12 retailers located in 12 x 12 shipping containers, along with food trucks, live music and more! Every Thursday through Sunday from June 1 – October 1 you can expect food truck eats, music, performances, art and much much more!
  • Where: EV Junction – 439 8 Avenue SE
  • When: June 29 to July 2
  • Cost: FREE

Granary Road Farmers Market Grand Opening

  • What: There is a new farmers market in town that includes a learning park, a public market, The Loft Kitchen and a bakery that will fill the market with the aroma of freshly baked treats each morning.
  • Where: Granary Road – 226034 112 Street W MD of Foothills
  • When: June 29
  • Cost: Free admission

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders

  • What: Cheer on our Stamps as they make their way to the Grey Cup! Regular season has already begun, head to a game in town this Thursday while you enjoy the sun.
  • Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
  • When: June 29 vs Ottawa at 7pm

Calgary Tower stair climb

  • What:  Time for you to be the king of the castle, or at least the tower. On Friday, June 30 celebrate Canada 150 and the Calgary Tower’s 49th grand-opening birthday by taking the 802 stair challenge, helping you hit your target while giving you a killer workout.
  • When: Friday, June 30 from 2 to 6 pm
  • Cost:
    • Single climb: Adult $15, Senior $12, Child $6
    • Multi climb: Adult $18, Senior $15, Child $9
  • Who: Ages 8 and up

Check out some live Music on Music Mile

  • What: 2016 was the year of music here in Calgary, and the music industry in our city is now booming as a result. Spend date night at one of the many venues on YYC’s Music Mile, between Inglewood and East Village, and be entertained by some of our city’s best local talent at a live show, while enjoying a few drinks with your significant other. See the list of venues and performances here!
  • Where: Music Mile – between Inglewood and East Village
  • Cost: FREE

Canada Day at RiverFront Avenue

  • What: Come celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with city-wide activities!
  • Where: Riverfront Avenue W
  • When: July 1
  • Cost: Free

Watch ‘Back to the Future’ in theatres for only $2.99

  • What: Cineplex Family Favourites are the perfect day to take your little one or your big ones to the movies on the cheap. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children with this week’s movie being ‘Back to the Future.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, July 1 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Music on the Island

  • Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Every Saturday from June 10 – July 29
  • Cost: Free

Tea on the Verandah

  • What: Pinkies up! Enjoy high tea on the front porch of Heritage Park’s newest exhibit the “Famous 5 Centre for Women.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Saturdays and Sundays from June 3 to September 4
  • Cost: Adults – $21.95 +gst, Child (Under 12) – $15.95 +gst

Outdoor Games Station

  • What: Bocce, ladder golf and so much more! Both big kids (adults) and little kids are welcome.
  • Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Every Sunday from June 18 to July 30
  • Cost: First come first served
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