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