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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 17

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 17, 2017 1:00 am 130

There’s lots happening in the city today from a pop up retail market in East Village to the Reggae Festival in town.

Get out and enjoy Thursday, it’s bound to be fun.

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Container Pop-Up Retail Park in East Village

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! Every Thursday through Sunday from June 1 – October 1 you can expect food truck eats, music, performances, art and much much more!

  • Where: EV Junction – 439 8 Avenue SE
  • When: August 17 to 20
  • Cost: FREE

As you like it – Shakespeare by the Bow

Theatre Calgary is bringing As you like it outside starting Tuesday, June 20, as it begins its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. Performances are pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult.

  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: June 20 to August 217, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
  • Cost: Free

The Phantom of the Opera – Broadway Across Canada

It’s your opportunity to see your favourite Broadway Musical, Phantom of the Opera right here in YYC!

  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Street NW
  • When: August 9-20
  • Cost: $35-$140

Check out the #IAMDOWNTOWN Summer Stage

Spend your lunch hour listening to some of Calgary’s best local talent on this outdoor stage on Stephen Avenue. From DJs, to Dance Troupes, to live bands, to Comedians, you will always be pleasantly surprised by the live performances set to play this stage this summer.

  • Where: Stephen Avenue – between Street and 1 Street SE
  • When: July 13 – August 30
  • Cost: FREE

Reggae Festival 

Calling all “Rastafarians,” Calgarian’s who share the same love for Caribbean culture and Reggae music. Described as more of an experience than merely a performance, this year’s Reggae Fest is focused on celebrating 150 years of the uniting cultures in Canada AKA the ‘Golden era of Canadian Reggae.’

  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • When: August 17 – 19
  • Cost: $35 – $45

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