15 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 11:16 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between March 28 and April 3.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Monday Night Jazz Series – Brad Turner

  • What: Two time JUNO Award-winner Brad Turner will be joined by the UCalgary Jazz Orchestra.
  • Where: University Theatre – 230 University Court Northwest, University Way NW
  • When: Monday, March 28 from 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 Adults; $18 Students and Seniors

Crash Test Comedy

  • What: Stand up comedy at Vern’s on 8th. There are still a few spots open for you to show off your skills. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
  • Where: Vern’s – 622 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $5

Taking Flight: Festival of Student Work

  • What: The School of Creative and Performing Arts is displaying work conceived, directed, produced, and performed by graduate and undergraduate students. See a wide range of dramatic material and approaches to theatrical performance.
  • Where: Reeve Theatre – 210 University Court NW
  • When: Tuesday, March 29 to Saturday, April 2
  • Cost: $10 single day tickets; $20 festival pass

Canadian Quiz Night

  • What: Head to National on 17th for their first ever Quiz Night! Test out your Canadian Music Trivia skills in honour of the JUNO’s being held in Calgary.
  • Where: National on 17th – 550 17th Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: free to play!


  • What: In an adapted version of Shakespeare’s famously cursed play Macbeth, you’ll experience all the ambition, murder and madness of the original play.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Wednesday, March 30 to Monday, April 16
  • Cost: $30-35

JUNO Week in Calgary

A week of celebrations leading up to JUNO Award night on April 3.

  • What: JUNO Cup Jam
  • Where: Flames Central – 219 8th Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $25
  • What: JUNO Cup
  • Where: Max Bell Arena – 1001 Barlow Trail SE
  • When: Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20
  • What: JUNOfest
  • Where: Multiple venues
  • When: Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • What: JUNO FanFare
  • Where: Chinook Centre
  • When: Saturday, April 2 from noon to 3 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet

  • What: The Alberta Ballet pairs up with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to capture the tragic tale of Shakespeare’s starcrossed renaissance lovers with astonishing grace and heartbreaking intimacy.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 2
  • Cost: $29 – $120

Taste of Bragg Creek 2016

  • What: A collection of restaurateurs, and food and wine merchants, will put their best dishes on display on one evening to create and share delectable and unique local foods.
  • When: Friday, April 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Various venues in Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Price: Subject to merchant

Calgary Hitmen vs Red Deer Rebels

  • What: Follow the Hitmen through the WHL playoffs.
  • When: Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Cost: Varies

Fresh Notes Festival

  • What: This is the second year that Fresh Notes is back in Calgary. Canada’s funniest musical comedians are coming together and collaborating with Improv groups from the city.
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 1011 1 Street SW
  • When: Friday April 1 to Saturday April 2, shows at 8 and 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Calgary International Salsa Congress

  • What: Watch a theatre-style production featuring some of the best salsa dancers in the world, local professionals, preformers from all over North America. There are also dance workshops available to sign up for.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Calgary – 700 Centre Street SE
  • When: April 1 to 3
  • Cost: Varies
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