15 things to do in Calgary this week: June 20 to 26

Jun 20 2016, 4:55 pm

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between June 20 to 26

Shakespeare by the Bow: Hamlet

  • What: Theatre Calgary’s Production of Hamlet comes to Prince’s Island Park. 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: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, June 21 to Sunday, August 21
  • Cost: Pay What You Will

Heritage Park River Forth Dining Car

  • What: Indulge in a 2-hour dining experience offered Tuesday afternoons at Heritage Park. Journey back in time and savour a taste of the golden age of luxury rail travel aboard the River Forth dining car.
  • Where: Heritage Park –
  • When: Tuesday, June 21 from 11 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: Table of two $129.90 + GST

Carol Burnett

  • What: Hosted by NorthWest Comedy and Just For Laughs, comedian and award winning actress, Carol Burnett is coming to Calgary. Burnett will share clips and moments from her career as well as engage in a question and answer period with the audience.
  • When: Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium –  1415 14 Ave NW
  • Tickets: Available online from $69.50 to $125. All ages.

Tiger Army

  • What: 90’s band, Tiger Army is playing in Calgary this week. The Cali punk rockers have released five studio albums over the years, with their latest release, V•••–, out this year.
  • When: Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 4630 MacLoed Trail, Calgary
  • Tickets: Available online at $30. 18+

2016 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

  • What: Presenting exciting work from new voices, emerging artists in all fields will get the opportunity to present their work to Calgary audiences.
  • Where: West Village Theatre & The Pumphouse Theatres
  • When: Tuesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 26
  • Cost: Festival passes $30 and up online

Pop-Up Picnics

  • What: A Pop-Up Picnic is a lunch hour (Noon to 1pm) event hosted by Downtown Calgary in various locations around the downtown core. They’ll provide the tables, chairs, entertainment and all you have to do is bring your lunch and some friends. Each picnic will have a unique theme – this week’s being ‘Magic’ and will be held at a different location each week.
  • Where: Harley Hotchkiss Park – 611 4 Street SW
  • When: Wednesday, June 22  from 12 to 1 pm
  • Cost: Free

Okotoks Dawgs Games

  • What: See the Western Major Baseball League Okotoks Dawgs for a special weekday edition. The Dawgs are playing a total of 15 games in June.
  • Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
  • When: 
    • Wednesday, June 22 at 7:05 pm vs Brooks Bombers

Lukes Drug Mart Sled Island

  • What: Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of over 250 bands, comedians, filmmakers and artists as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 35 venues, transforming the city into an arts lover’s paradise that has earned rave reviews from artists, fans and media from across the globe.
  • Where: Lukes Drug Mart – 112 4th Street NE
  • When: Wednesday, June 22 to Sunday, June 26

2016 Launch Market

  • What: Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market for their first market of the year! 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, June 23 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Wagonstage Children’s Theatre at the Calgary Zoo

  • What:  Enjoy two 20 minute shows performed by Drama students from Wagonstage Children’s Theatre. Hippo Needs a Bath is performed in the green space between the Kitamba Café and the Rhino enclosure and The Dinosaur Club, No Babies Allowed! takes place in the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Thursday, June 23 to Friday, August 19
  • Cost: Regular admission to the Zoo

The Paul DesLauriers Band

  • What: Montreal’s Award-winning power trio are coming to Calgary June 24. The group recently released Relentless, a genuine blues-rock escapade featuring 10 new songs encompassing their most original and powerful work to date
  • Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, June 24 at 9 pm
  • Cost: $10 presale or $15 day of show. Call 403-262-2666 to make reservation

Josh Ritter

  • What: Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter describes Sermon on the Rocks, his eighth studio album, as “messianic oracular honky tonk”. The record is a departure from predecessor The Beast In Its Tracks and is loaded with potential hit singles like “Getting Ready to Get Down” and “See Me Around”.
  • When: Friday, June 24 at 7 pm
  • Where: Knox United Church – 506 4th Street SW
  • Cost: Available online for $35. All ages

WBFF World Beauty Fitness and Fashion Inc

  • What: Witness the top fitness models and, arguably, one of the best: Three-time Undefeated WBFF Pro Diva Fitness Model World Champion Miryah Jade Scott in Calgary.
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, June 25
  • Cost: $44.75 – $97.25

Suncor Stage One Festival

  • What: Nine scripts were selected for this year’s festival out of 100 which were submitted. Through the Suncor Stage One Festival, Lunchbox Theatre has become Canada’s leading development source and producer of one-act plays. At the end of each season, Lunchbox Theatre holds a series of staged readings of new works and invites audience members to give feedback during a discussion period.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Saturday, June 25
  • Cost: Free

If you’ll be in Banff during the week:

A Night at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

  • What: Every Thursday night in downtown Banff for 14 weeks, two identical shows per night will be shown featuring four unique film programs rotating each week.
  • Where: Lux Cinema – 229 Bear Street, Banff
  • When: Thursday, June 16 to Thursday, September 8. Shows at 7 and 9:30 pm
  • Cost: $12 can puchase online
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