5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, June 16

Jun 16 2016, 5:49 am

Just because it’s Thursday doesn’t mean you can’t start your weekend fun early. Check out these events around Calgary today.

6th Annual Pig & Pinot Festival

  • What: Food prepared by chefs from the following restaurants: Anju, Great Events Catering, MADE Foods, Notable, Ox and Angela, Pampa, Red Tree, Swine & Sow, Symons Valley Road House, Tango Bistro, The Cookbook Co. Cooks and Yellow Door Bistro in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels. Five boutique wine stores will provide the perfect pinot pairing for the dish along with raffle prizes, live music and a Cappuccino King coffee cart.
  • Where: Hotel Arts – 119 12th Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, June 16 from 7 to 10 pm
  • Cost: $130

Adults only Night: Energy Series

  • What: A night of exploration and fun for adults only! There’s about 100 Watts per square meter of solar energy striking the planet every day. Fine out what you could do with that power if you could harvest just a fraction of it, while sipping on some wine.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St Georges Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Cost: $20+

Jazz YYC Summer Festival

  • What: The MainStage at the Ironwood Stage and Grill kicks off with trumpet player Jens Lindemann’s quartet featuring pianist Tommy Banks.
  • Where: Ironwood Stage and Grill – 1229 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, June 16

Michael Jackson’s Back from the Future

  • What: Doc and Marty need to travel back through time to meet a Mega-Popstar-Icon because the fate of the future may lie in his sequined-gloved hand.
  • Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre – 1002 37th Street SW
  • When: Now until June 26
  • Cost: $67 and up

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 be purchased online
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