20 things to do in Calgary this week: April 22 to 25

Apr 11 2019, 11:34 pm

April is just flying by! Make the most of it with these 15 Calgary events to check out from Monday, April 22 to Thursday, April 25. Taking Back Sunday, Calgary Expo, and more.

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

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Monday, April 22

Calgary Underground Film Festival

What: The annual CUFF returns for one week, bringing films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts – they bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres.

When: April 22 to 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8th Avenue SW
More Info: Online

Augmented Reality Experience at The CORE 2019

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Augmented reality at the CORE (INDE)

What: An augmented reality exhibit is 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: Now to April 30, 2019
Time: The CORE’s hours
Where: The CORE Shopping Centre — 333 – 7th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

Seed Saving 101

What: Join Janet Melrose, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, as she shares insight on planning now to save seeds from gardens this year. She’ll show attendees which to sow and where, how to mature plants; harvesting techniques and how to store seeds over the winter.

When: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Natural Foods 1304 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Book Talk with “Tuesdays with Jack” author Pauline Daniel

What: “Baby Boomer Bubba” and author Pauline Daniel will be sharing anecdotes from her book “Tuesdays with Jack: a grandmother’s love and a little boy’s brilliance” during her tour of Calgary. The book is about the joy of becoming a first time grandparent.

When: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Owl’s Nest Books and owlets – 815A 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Pisces Pet Emporium Kids Day: Jungle Jam!

What: Join Pisces for their second Kids Day of the year, the Exo Terra Jungle Jam. The Jungle Jam will include a coloring contest, goody bags, store tours, and the opportunity to meet some Pisces reptiles and amphibians. Children must be under parental supervision at all times, and coloring contest ballots must be filled out by an adult.

When: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Pisces Pet Emporium – 4921 Skyline Way NE, Calgary
Admission: Free. Minimum $2 donation to Calgary Food Bank is required to participate in the Kids Day store tour

Tuesday, April 23

Game of Thrones Trivia Night

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Game of Thrones/IMDb

What: Test your knowledge of Game of Thrones seasons 1-7 at Wurst’s Trivia Night. Chance to win prizes, plus enjoy live music and food and drink specials. Sign up with a team of 4-6 people and or come on down and meet some new friends.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: WURST- 2437 4 Street Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

Fashion Revolution Week YYC

What: Join the Revolution and ask brands #Whomademyclothes? There are events each night, so get involved in the discussion and play your part in creating a more sustainable fashion industry.

When: Now to Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
More Info: Online

Beau’s Brewmaster’s Dinner

What: Join CRAFT Beer Market – Southcentre for the next installment of their Brewmaster’s Dinner with Beau’s. Enjoy a four-course meal, expertly paired with four beers, along with a welcome beer and amuse.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market – Southcentre – 100 Anderson Road Southeast. Calgary
Tickets: Online , $60

Billy Elliot The Musical

What: This Tony Award-winning musical is set in working-class England. Young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves for ballet slippers, but his widowed father cannot understand his passion. A celebration of Calgary’s local talent, this rendition of Billy Elliot The Musical will be choreographed by former Alberta Ballet principal dancer Yukichi Hattori, helmed by Artistic Director Stafford Arima, and will feature the best and brightest of Calgary’s dance community.

When: Now to May 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray

What: East Coast Music Awards winners Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray perform at Hickey’s Pub. Sponsored by Prairie Mountain Fiddlers.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Hickey’s Pub at Irish Cultural Society – 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, April 24

Taking Back Sunday

What: Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday celebrate 20 years of music with special guests The Maine.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Movies That Matter

What: Movies That Matter is a monthly series of documentary film premieres at the University of Calgary, co-presented by the University of Calgary Film Society and the Department of Communication and Culture. The series strives to be timely and provocative, allowing viewers to delve into some important issues relevant in our society today. Each screening will include a post-screening discussion, featuring the director of the film itself and/or someone from the community at large known for their expertise or insightful views on the film subject.

When: The last Wednesday of every month – April 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Gallery Hall of the Taylor Family Digital Library – University of Calgary
Admission: Free for students with ID and community by donation

Indoor Pop Up Patio Pawty

Portuguese Water Dog / Shutterstock

What: Enjoy a three-course food and wine pairing dinner with your pooch at VR Wine. Ticket price includes dinner, wine pairings, treats for your pooch and a gift bag worth $60.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: VR Wine – 8561 8A Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Art Baby Art Film: Kusama: Infinity

What: Join Glenbow Museum for Art Baby Art Films – a curated series of morning film screenings for adults with small children (ages two and under). Kusama: Infinity explores contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s — where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention — and concludes with the international fame she finally achieved within the art world, in spite of her battles with sexism, racism, and mental illness.

When: Wednesdays, April 24, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Vlad Caamano

What: In 2016, Vlad was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety and was honored at JFL. In 2017 Vlad made his late-night standup debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed again at the prestigious Just for Laughs Gala hosted by Lilly Singh. Vlad has been seen on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Marvel’s Runaways, and NBC’s Superstore.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rec Room Calgary – 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, April 25

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo 2019


The Goonies (Calgary Expo 2019/Twitter)

What: The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (aka Calgary Expo) is a four-day pop-culture convention held in annually each spring at Stampede Park. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, check out panels and workshops, meet their favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay. This year’s special guests include the stars of Back to the Future, The Goonies, Rose McIver and more.

When: Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: Thursday: 4 to 9 pm, Friday: Noon to 8 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Stampede Corral — Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $20 to $50 for single day tickets, or $110 for a four-day pass. VIP packages are also available

Ariana Grande – Edmonton concert

What: International pop star Ariana Grande is back on the road for her biggest tour yet and stops at Rogers Place on April 25, 2019. Grande is on tour supporting her latest album Sweetener.

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogers Place – 10220 104 Ave NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Found Footage Festival: Volume 9

What: The world premiere of Found Footage Festival: Volume 9. Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) are back with an all-new guided tour through their latest VHS finds, including the 1987 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant, a mysterious tape labeled “bonion sergery”, home movies taken at a Canadian hose factory, and a fitness video called Jugglercise.

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Master’s Academy & College 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands

What: Join Master’s Academy & College for the second annual Battle of the Bands competition. Students will be competing in solo and band categories for cash and prizes.

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Master’s Academy & College – 4414 Crowchild Trail Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wordfest Presents Sharanpal Ruprai 

What: Join Wordfest for an evening with Sharanpal Ruprai, author of Seva for a sizzling event featuring their second book of poetry, Pressure Cooker Love Bomb. This event includes an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor – 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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