20 things to do in Calgary this week: April 1 to 4

Mar 29 2019, 5:31 am

It’s a brand new month with brand new events to enjoy! Here are 20 fun things to do in Calgary from Monday, April 1 to Thursday, April 4. There’s an Augmented Reality Experience, Cowboys Wing Off, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Monday, April 1

Augmented Reality Experience at The CORE 2019

What: An augmented reality exhibit is soon to open at Calgary’s The CORE Shopping Centre, in partnership with UK-based technology provider INDE. Attendees will stand on a platform in front of a gigantic screen, which will show them standing alongside everything from whales to giraffes to dinosaurs. Three different experiences will be available to try out, — Air, Land, and Sea; Arctic Explorer; and Back to the Jurassic — with each providing a different setting along with different animals to encounter.

When: April 1 to 30, 2019
Time: The CORE’s hours
Where: The CORE Shopping Centre — 333 – 7th Avenue SW
Admission: FREE!

Brewster Banff Gondola


Banff Gondola (jesstoomer/Instagram)

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until April 18, 2019.
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Dungeons & Dragons at the Ship

What: Learn all about Dungeons & Dragons on the first Monday of the month at The Ship & Anchor. These nights are specifically designed for anyone who has no experience with the world of ‘tabletop role-playing games’ such as D&D, Pathfinder, or any of the others out there. The evening will begin with a first-come-first-served selection of a character to play, followed by a quick Q&A, then diving right into the adventure.

When: The first Monday of every month – April 1
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Sign-up: email [email protected]

Drop-in Figure And Still Life Drawing

What: Head to Motion Gallery for  drop in figure and still life drawing. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own supplies and a drink.

When: Every Monday
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Motion Gallery – 2001 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Fooled You at Kensington Wine Market

What: Can you tell the difference between different brown spirits? Can you spot the difference between a whisky and a rum, a cognac and an Armagnac? Kensington Wine Market is aiming to fool you, with this assorted brown spirits tasting.

When: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Kensington Wine Market – 1257 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $35

Tuesday, April 2

Dinner & a Movie at Heritage Park – Emma

What: You can’t beat a classic with a classic! This ain’t no typical ‘dinner and a movie,’ as Heritage Park brings it up a notch with their delicious, themed three-course dinner in the Selkirk Grille Restaurant, before presenting a timeless classic film that will truly bring you back to a wonderful time in history.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Cost: $44/person or $8 for movie only

Calgary Public Libary Book Truck at Auburn House

Calgary Public Library / Facebook

What: Calgary Public Libary Book Truck drops by the Auburn House. There will be approximately 1500 items available; child and adult books and videos can be signed out and returned at this mobile CPL location.

When: Tuesday, April 2, April 16 and April 30, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Auburn House – 200 Auburn Bay Blvd SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Jazz Tuesdays with Jason Valleau and Sheldon Valleau

What: On the first Tuesday of every month, #YYC musician Jason Valleau presents sweet jazz stylings with fellow local faves. This week, Jason is joined by his brother Sheldon Valleau on baritone ukulele, plus jazz pals Steve Pineo Music and Cédric Blary.

When: The first Tuesday of every month – April 2
Time: 7 pm
Where: King Eddy YYC – 438 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

YYC World Autism Awareness Day

What: Autism Aspergers Friendship Society Of Calgary, Autism Calgary Association , Allies for Autism, and the Calgary Autism Community Network are hosting a fun-filled World Autism Awareness Day celebration at the Eau Claire Market to raise awareness and acceptance, not just for kids but also adults on the Autism Spectrum. There will be entertainment, food vendors, bouncy house, AAFS Movie Project , a photo booth, and more.  Wear gold colours as a representation of Autism Acceptance.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Women in PR Cocktails & PR Conversations – Calgary

What: The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (Women in PR Canada) mark Equal Pay Day at their Cocktails & PR Conversations event in Calgary. Hosted by Talia Beckett-Davis, President, Women in PR Canada; Owner, Pink Pearl PR.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Bank & Baron P.U.B – 125 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $35-$55

Wednesday, April 3

Calgary Peace Prize 2019

What: Under the patronage of Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Calgary Peace Prize recognizes outstanding individuals from the global community who work towards making the world a more just, safer and less violent place. Mount Royal University will recognize his Excellency, Anote Tong for his diligent advocacy of global climate justice and peace.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Jack Singer Main Lobby, Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Heritage Park Ghost Tours 2019

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Heritage Park/Facebook

What: Curious Calgarians will have a chance to learn about the ghostly figures that haunt their city by taking a Heritage Park Ghost Tour this spring. Each tour is 90 minutes long and will take attendees through the alleyways and streets of the Historical Village and verse them in various spooky stories that will make their skin crawl. They depart from Gasoline Alley at 7 and 7:30 pm, though the truly terrified would be wise to choose the earlier, brighter tour.

When: April 3 and April 10 for both the family and adult tours
Time: Tours begin at 7 and 7:30 pm for adults, 6 pm for families
Where: Gasoline Alley Lobby, Heritage Park—1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: $19.95 for family tours, $23 for adult tours, available at heritagepark.ca
Length: Adult tours: three km in 90 minutes. Family tours: two km in 60 minutes

Doc Soup: The Panama Papers

What: Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. The Panama Papers is a feature documentary that charts the story of the massive data leak that exposed the largest global corruption scandal in history. 

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Zero Waste Meetup

What: Join Plastic-Free YYC for a special Zero Waste Meet-up for those who are interested in living a low- or zero-waste lifestyle. Enjoy a coffee or a drink and chat about the zero waste lifestyle.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant – 834 11th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Pass Me By

What: The book launch of Pass Me By Kyle Simmers and Ryan Danny Owen. Pass Me By is a queer rural tragedy in the form of a five book series following Ed, a reserved man dealing with dementia in a small Northern Canadian Town. As Ed’s memory declines he loses touch with the present and revisits a past he chose to forget.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW # 100, Calgary
Admission: Free

Thursday, April 4

3rd Annual Cowboys Wing Off

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Chicken wings/Shutterstock

What: Presented by Cowboys & Sportsnet 960 The Fan, this event asks attendees to taste over 25 different varieties of wings from local Calgary pubs and restaurants in order to choose the best one. Voting categories include Most Unique, Best Salt & Pepper, Best Hot Wings, and Best Honey Garlic to name a few. The results of the votes will be posted on the Sportsnet website after being tallied. Tickets include bottomless wings, and the best part? Proceeds raised go directly to KidSport Calgary.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
Where: Cowboys Dance Hall – 421 12 Ave SE
Price: $25-$50; buy online

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – April 4, 2019
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

The Art of Leadership for Women – Calgary

What: The Art of Leadership for Women focuses on the topics and trends most critical to women leaders. This unique one-day conference features a remarkable collection of world leaders, business icons and bestselling authors. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn improved ways of harnessing their individual strengths, elevating their skills, and leveraging their value in order to rapidly advance into significant leadership roles.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre – 120 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Aggie Days 2019 | Feed Your Mind

What: Aggie Days | Feed Your Mind presents an evening of food, fun and learning, just for adults. The 18+ event features all of the animals and exhibits, plus samples of local foods, cooking demonstrations, and food-related fun and games. Tickets include a selection of food samples, plus one drink.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre – Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20 plus gst

Heritage Matters: The How-To’s of Heritage Conservation

What: Not sure where to begin with renovations to your heritage home? Join Calgary Heritage Authority on April 4 for Heritage Matters: The How-To’s of Heritage Conservation. Hear about heritage-friendly remodeling, renovation, and rehabilitation projects from architects, conservation specialists, and homeowners. From developing the concept to executing the details, learn DIY tips and tricks to help you preserve the character of your heritage home. Presentation will be followed with an opportunity for questions and answers.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
TicketsOnline, Free

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