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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 4

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 04, 2016 1:45 am

Only one more day until the weekend, this short week has flown by!

Plenty of events worth checking out today to keep you busy and entertained until the weekend.

Calgary Fringe Festival

Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals. The first Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and has grown into one of the biggest arts festivals in the world.

Where: Various locations in Inglewood – check online
When: July 29 to August 6

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.

Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
When: Thursday, August 4 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

IP ‘YAY’ Day at National

In honour of #IPADay, National is having 12 of the finest North American IPA’s take over their taps. Featured IPAs will be offered on two different flights of 6 – try them all to experience some of the freshest, hoppiest IPAs around!

Where: National on 17 – 550 17th Avenue SW
When: Thursday, August 4 all day
Cost: Pre-set flights for $12

Shakespeare by the Bow: Hamlet

Theatre Calgary is bringing Hamlet outside as it shows its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. It is a pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed event, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult. All funds go towards the Shakespeare by the Bow program providing mentorship and support for Alberta’s emerging theatre artists.

Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Now until August 21, every day except Mondays; performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
More info: Theatre Calgary’s website

Calgary Stampeders Game

Watch as our CFL pride and joy take on their neighbours from the east, the Saskatchewan Roughriders on for a Thursday night showdown

Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
When: Thursday, August 4 at 8 pm


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