What: For 50 years, the Royal Canadian Family Circus has been providing lively entertainment and spectacular shows to multiple generations of family’s. Whether or not your Grandma saw this circus as a kid, or this is the first time for everyone in your family, you’re bound to be awed by the gravity-defying performances and have a magical time under the big top!
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
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!
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.
What: Spend an evening transported back to an era of hard rock, emotional guitar solos and hair that reached exponential heights, the good ol’ 80s! This lively musical captures the beauty and innocence of small town love, while integrating the influences of classic Rock and Roll in that era. The music line-up is littered with famous songs by Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Journey, Bon Jovi and more, that will have you to singing and dancing along throughout the show!
Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Avenue SE
When: April 21 to June 25 – occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
What: Have you heard? The 80’s rock band, Def Leppard is doing a 2017 World Tour and they are making a stop in Calgary! Be sure to get ready for a head banging time as you sing the night away to all of their classics!
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
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
What: Get ready to laugh until you cry at the 17th annual FunnyFest! This is an event that is put on but hundreds of volunteers to bring laughter to the city of Calgary in a variety of ways. This is a great way to switch up date night or have a FUNny night out with friends!
What: The Calgary Humane Society is hosting Dog Jog, their annual fundraiser run/walk and festival. Funds raised at Dog Jog will be used to find loving forever families for thousands of animals each year. Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks or a refreshing beer Village Brewery in the all-age food and beverage garden called the Mutt & Mingle.
Where: South Glenmore Park – 8415 24 Street SW
When: Saturday, June 3 from 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: The festival is free to attend, Registration starts at $25
What: Calling all Trekkies! Having opened on February 4, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will be at TELUS Spark until June 4, 2017. Upon entering the exhibit, you’ll become a Starfleet Academy cadet recruit.
What: Get your stomachs ready, there is a foodie scavenger hunt in town! Get a team of two together, solve clues and be lead 40 of the best culinary delights that our city has to offer! The race will begin at Eight Ounce Coffee and end at 5pm at the Tool Shed Brewing Company as everyone arrives with full tummies and ready for a beer.
What: Get away for a weekend as you recharge and rejuvenate on this 3 night retreat. With over 15 years of experience instructor, Saraf Harvie will be leading many of the sessions such as asana yoga, Pranayama Meditation and self-guided hiking tours.
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 ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.’
What: For many years, Model Milk has offered their wildly popular Sunday Supper every week, serving a casual three course family-style meal instead of their regular menu. The meal incorporates a few appetizer plates, two meat proteins, multiple sides, and a sweet finish, all of which can be enjoyed in the comfortable atmosphere that Model Milk provides.
What: It’s that time of year again where 4th street is overcome by one of Calgary’s largest and favourite street festivals! There will be hundreds of local makers, artists and food vendors for you to try, along with 6 stages with over 30 different performances happening throughout the day. There will also be a kids area set up with a ton of fun activities that they will be sure to enjoy. Kick festival season off with a bang with this fun and magical event!
Where: 4 Street between 13 and Elbow Dive SW
When: June 4 from 10am to 6pm
Go for brunch!
You can never go wrong with Sunday brunch, or rather brunch on any day of the week! It makes for a great date or if you looking for a place to catch up with old friends that won’t break the bank after the holidays. Bonding over benny is a real thing! Here are a few spots that are either new to Calgary’s brunch scene or are not your classic brunch spots that you have been to millions of times before.