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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 24

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 24, 2017 1:00 am 135

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 24 to 27
  • 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 27, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
  • Cost: Free

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

GlobalFest

Celebrate the different cultures of the world that make up Calgary, with a multicultural marketplace and fireworks show put on by various countries each night.

  • Where: Elliston Park – 1827 68 Street SE
  • When: August 15-26
  • Cost: $20-$90

Harvest Dinner at Bow Valley Ranche

The third annual Harvest Dinner takes place at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant in Fish Creek Park on Thursday. The evening features a fresh, local and sustainable menu from chef Jenny Kang, boasting freshly grown produce from the restaurants 20 foot on-sight garden. The event is already sold out but you can be added to the waitlist by calling 403.476.1310.

  • Where: Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant in Fish Creek Park
  • When: Thursday, August 24

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