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17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: April 15 to 17

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DH Calgary Staff Apr 15, 2016 2:13 pm

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between April 15 to 17.

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

PianoMan Live Blues Happy Hour

  • What: Skip rush hour and grab a drink after work while listening to blues music Carla Olive 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: Friday, April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Koi Presents: Ann Taylor and Galactic Funk

  • What: Enjoy the energy and rhythm of live music at Cafe Koi. This week musician Ann Taylor takes the stage with DJ Galactic Funk finishing off the night
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 100, 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

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: Now to Saturday April 16
  • Cost: $45 or $27 for students and artists under 30

Calgary Underground Film Festival 2016

  • What: 30 feature films will be shown at this year’s festival along with their Saturday morning all-you-can-eat cereal cartoon party, and CUFFcade a selection of the best new local and Canadian independent videogames.
  • When: Now until April 17
  • Where: The Globe Cinema – 617 8th Avenue SW
  • Cost: $8 – $12

Dreams of Broadway

  • What: A musical evening featuring 31 songs spanning 80 years of musical theatre.
  • Where: The Wright Theatre at Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
  • When: Friday April 15 to Sunday April 17
  • Cost: $25

Canmore Uncorked 2016

  • What: A 12 day food and drink-focused festival, giving attendees the opportunity to celebrate Canmore’s remarkable and ever-expanding dining scene. Head to Canmore this weekend for your last chance to indulge in some amazing eats.
  • Where: Various locations in Canmore
  • When: Now until Sunday April 17
  • Cost: Ticket prices vary, please check website.

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: Friday April 15 to Saturday April 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

Calgary Women’s Show

  • What: Over 300 Exhibits, samples & tastings, free swag, fashion shows and non-stop entertainment. Not just a show for women, a great time for the whole family.
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When:
    • Saturday April 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
    • Sunday April 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $9 – $16

Supertrain 2016

  • What: Featuring over 60,000 square feet of Operating Model Railroad Layouts, Displays, Lionel, Lego Trains, Thomas and Friends, Garden Railroads, Photo Exhibits, Merchandise for Sale, Live Demos and Clinics.
  • Where: Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
  • When: Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 for youth, $10 for adults

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.

Cineplex Family Favourites

  • What: The whole family can head down to participating Cineplex theatres every Saturdays throughout April and May for a screening of popular family films. Saturday, April 16 they’ll be showing Rio.
  • Where:

    • Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas – 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
    • Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas – #400, 2555-32nd Street NE
    • Scotiabank Theatre Chinook – 6455 Macleod Trail SW
  • When: Saturday, April 16
  • Cost: $2.99

Homestyle Breakfast Buffet

  • What: Enjoy comforting homestyle food at the Wainwright Hotel. Step into the past, and savour all of your breakfast favourites.
  • Where: Heritage Park
  • When: Now until May 1 on Sundays only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $11 kids; $18 adults

Weekend Brunch

  • What: Self proclaimed as the hangover cure, head to National on 17th, National on 10th or National Westhills for your weekend brunch fix.
  • Where:
    • National on 17th – 550 17th Avenue SW
    • National on 10th – #210 341 10th Avenue SW
    • National Westhills – 180 Stewart Green SW
  • When: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fitness at the CORE

  • What: Closed on Sunday mornings, 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

Candlelight Yoga

  • What: Take part in one hour of yoga and one hour of self-development, while you explore the mind-body connection. Take a notebook, a yoga mat and some water with you. The yoga practice will be beginner/intermediate level.
  • Where: 2501 Alyth Road SE – Studio Bay 3
  • When: Sunday, April 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $37.71

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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