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17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: April 22 to 24

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DH Calgary Staff Apr 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between April 22 to 24.

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

Just Jazz Presents Althea Cunningham Duo

  • What: A smooth tribute to India Arie, experience the brilliance of her artistry. Soul, jazz and some R&B. Booking seats in advance is highly recommended.
  • Where: Lolita’s Lounge – 1413 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, April 22 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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

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

Oliver Twist

  • What: Oliver the musical is being presented by the Painted Fish Theatre Company. Watch the Dickens classic of a young orphan boy who pickpockets his way through London.
  • When: April 22 to May 8
  • Where: La Cite Des Rocheuses Theatre – 4800 Richmond Road SW
  • Cost: $ 24.50 (adults); $19.50 (youth under 18)

Climb and run for wilderness Calgary

  • What: The Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Calgary Tower are hosting the Towerrunning World Association (TWA) race this Saturday, as part of the AWA’s annual Earth Day celebration.
  • Where: Calgary Tower – 101 9th Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Cost: Free for supporters and onlookers.

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 23 they’ll be showing The Croods.
  • 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 23
  • Cost: $2.99

Kawa Saturday Sessions

  • What: Everyone is welcome to hang at Kawa for a Jazz Jam afternoon. Co-hosted with Jazz YYC this week’s performance is by Michelle Gregoire.
  • Where: Kawa Espresso Bar – 1333 8th Street SW
  • When: Saturday, April 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Obviously Improv

  • What: Obviously Improv is showing love to their women in improv this week with: Ladyprov.
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m.

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

The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • What: Robin Hood will be coming to Calgary’s Vertigo Theatre this weekend with his band of brothers. They will rob from the rich and give to the poor in their quest for equality.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24
  • Cost: $20

The complete works of William Shakespeare

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

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)

Calgary Performing Arts Festival

  • What: Bringing the best of amateur performance to Mount Royal University, The Calgary Performing Arts Festival will give 10,000 young performers the chance to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships.
  • Where: Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts at Mount Royal University
  • When: Now until May 7
  • More: cpafestival.ca

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)

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles

  • What: A tribute concert that has been called the next best thing to seeing The Beatles. Let yourself be transported back to a time when all you needed was love.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $50 – $88 (plus service charge)

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: Now to May 1 from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: Free

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