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21 things to do in Calgary this weekend: May 13 and 14

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DH Calgary Staff May 12, 2017 9:06 am 774

No matter what you’re in the mood for, there are lots of things happening around Calgary this weekend.

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Canmore Uncorked

  • What: Eat, drink and eat some more at this annual award winning, 12-day food festival, held in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
  • Where: Various locations in and around Canmore
  • When: May 3 -14
  • Cost: Prices may vary

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.

Rock of Ages

  • 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
  • Cost: $75

Youth Singers of Calgary #IAmMusic

  • What: What does it mean to be a young, Canadian artist in the digital age? During this commemorative show for Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Youth Singers of Calgary will put their voices together and answer this question in a performance that represents their long, proud history as an ambassador of true Canadian Spirit.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: May 13
  • Cost: $20-$34

CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale

  • What: The annual CBC book sale is happening right now. You can use cash, credit and debit for your  
  • Where: Calgary Curling Club – 720 3 Street NW
  • When: May 12 to 14

Calgary Stampeders Fanfest

  • What: A pancake breakfast, on-field games, and the chance to interact with Stampeders players and staff are all available at this free event to help get Stamps fans excited to kick off another great football season. This party will be happening rain or shine, nothing can scare off Stamps fans from this great time.
  • When: May 13 from 8:30am to 1pm
  • Where: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW

Watch The Lego Movie’ 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 ‘The Lego Movie.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, May 6 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Westwinds Family Fun Day

  • What: Part of the Canada 150 celebration, the annual Westwinds Family Fun Day is a great chance to bring a picnic to Park 96 for free musical entertainment by four different Westwind choirs and five concert bands.
  • When: May 13 from 12 to 5 pm
  • Where: 14660 Parkland Boulevard SE

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

Spring workshops

Edible Planters

  • Where: South Health Campus – 4448 Front Street & The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Avenue SE
  • When: May 10 and 13
  • Cost: $50

Willow Park Village Presents: Maker’s Watercolour Pillowcases

  • Where: Willow Park Village
  • When: May 13
  • Cost: $25

The Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC

  • 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
  • When: May 26-June 4
  • Cost: $25

Sugar Cube Pop-up at Greater Goods

  • What: Nothing say’s “Thank you Mom,” better than surprising her with her favourite sweet treat. Be sure to check out the Sugar Cube pop-up happening on May 13th and get your mom the gift of candy.
  • Where: Greater Goods – #8 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: May 13

Yeezy Yoga

  • What: Yoga, Kanye and brunch, is there any better combination you can think of for a Saturday morning sweat sesh? Join Jameson’s 17th Ave as they transform their pub into a candle-lit yoga studio and do their downward dog to smooth beats by Kanye West. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious brunch paired with a Velvet Fog Beermosa!
  • Where: Jameson’s Pubs – 1230 17 Avenue SW
  • When: May 13, 2017
  • Cost: $20-$33

Youth Singers of Calgary #IAmMusic

  • What: What does it mean to be a young, Canadian artist in the digital age? During this commemorative show for Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Youth Singers of Calgary will put their voices together and answer this question in a performance that represents their long, proud history as an ambassador of true Canadian Spirit.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: May 13
  • Cost: $20-$34

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy

  • 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.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until June 4, 2017
  • Cost: Adults $29.95

Watch ‘Heidi’ 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 ‘Heidi.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, May 13 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Model Milk’s summery Southern BBQ Sunday suppers

  • 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.
  • Where: 308 17 Avenue SW
  • When: Every Sunday until September 3

Stars on Ice

  • What: Four-time World Champion Kurt Browning, 2014 Olympic Silver Medallist Patrick Chan, and two-time Olympic Silver Medallist Elvis Stojko will headline Canada’s premier figure skating tour in this season’s all-new show. Joining the trio will be more of Canada’s skating superstars including Olympic Bronze medallist Jeffrey Buttle, reigning two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond and more!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Sunday, May 14
  • Cost: From $25

Core Fitness: HIGH Fitness

  • What: Now that the snow is gone, it’s about time to get working on that bikini bod for summer! Join the CORE in Downtown Calgary, every Sunday of the month for a free high intensity group hit workout class and have some fun with your weekend sweat.
  • When: Every Sunday in May
  • Where: COREshopping – 317 7 Avenue SW
  • Cost: FREE

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.
  • Ten Foot Henry
  • Alforno Bakery and Café
  • Phil and Sebastians on 8th Avenue SW
  • OEB Breakfast Co. on 5th Avenue SW
  • Bridgette Bar
  • Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge
  • Vendome
  • Monki
  • Anju
  • Charbar
  • Native Tongues Taqueria
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