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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, July 21

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DH Calgary Staff Jul 21, 2016 1:20 am

The sun is finally out! Enjoy all that Thursday has to give with the Folk Festival starting and Bill Dowey singing the Blues on Stephen Avenue.

Lots out events to check out while keeping you outside in the sun.

Blue on the Avenue

Blues singer Bill Dowey is gracing downtown Calgary with some afternoon music. A powerful and heartfelt voice, a searing slide guitar tone, and a tour bus full of experience makes Bill Dowey one of the most convincing and dedicated blues artists in Canada.

Where: Stephen Avenue Summer Stage – Centre Street & 8th Avenue SE
When: Thursday, July 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

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, July 14 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Hamlet – A Ghost Story

What: Theatre Calgary’s Production of Hamlet takes a small hiatus from Prince’s Island Park and moves to St. Patrick’s Island for the week. No need to buy tickets for the show, just arrive early to grab a seat and bring a blanket with you if you’d like. The show runs on donations, so pay what you’d like when the collection hat makes it’s way through the crowd. Find showtimes online.

Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
When: Tuesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 24 at 9:30 pm
Cost: Pay What You Will

Folk Music Festival

The 37th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival will have 76 icons and upstarts from 16 countries performing on 8 stages during the 3 day festival. 2016 performers include The New Pornographers, Cat Power, Braids, Lord Huron, Oyster Band and many more.

Where: Prince’s Island Park – 689 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Thursday July 21 to Sunday, July 24
Cost: Single day tickets from $60 to $75. Click here to buy online

Smoking Aces at The Blues Can

Smoking Aces are a Calgary based 4 piece Chicago style blues band. Led by British singer, song writer and bass player John White.

Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
When: Thursday, July 21 at 8:30 pm
Cost: No cover

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