20 things to do in Calgary this week: July 15 to 18

Jul 2 2019, 1:40 am

July is half over, but the fun has just begun! Here are 20 great events happening in Calgary from Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18, including Zumba and Yoga in the Park, Lawn Chair Theatre, and more!

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

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Monday, July 15

Rotary Park and Bella White

What: Rotary Park is back in Calgary with the full line up for one night only at Ironwood Stage and Grill. Toronto based guitarist Jason Jones will be joining the crew on bender. Bella White will be opening up the night with her hot string band.

When: July 15, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Ironwood Stage & Grill – 1229-9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: $15

Heritage Park Summer Season

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Heritage Park Historical Village (Bernard Spragg. NZ/flickr)

What: Enjoy a different experience every day at Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Take a tour back in time on a horse-drawn wagon ride, play traditional Aboriginal games in the First Nations’ Encampment and pick up a freshly baked cheese bun from the Alberta Bakery. Plus S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler will once again sail the Glenmore Reservoir this summer, which means the return of the much-loved Captain’s Cruises.

When: Daily
Time: Various times
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Expressions featuring Krystyna Lenek

What: A spoken word night at Koi hosted by Expressions. Featuring Krystyna Lenek, a local writer who explores mental health, sexuality and identity through her poetry and prose. She was awarded first place in April’s Poetry Battles, a month-long competition in search of the most innovative poet. Co-hosted by Selina Clary & Cobra Collins.

When: July 15, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Koi – 1011 1st St SW #100, Calgary
More Info: Online

Calgary Fire Week in the Park

What: Calgary Parks presents Calgary Fire Week in the Park. Connect with local firefighters and learn important tips on how to prevent fires and stay safe. Fun giveaways for kids available while quantities last.

When: July 15 to July 18, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

Rob & Eric’s Acoustic Punk Rock Sing-a-long at The Ship & Anchor

What: Annex Ale Project and the Ship & Anchor present another summer of Rob & Eric’s Acoustic Punk Rock Sing-A-long. Sing along to all of your favourite punk rock hits.

When: Every Monday until August 26, 2019 (no show on August 5)
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 16

Zumba and Yoga in the Park

What: Get outside and enjoy Zumba and Yoga classes at South Glenmore Park every Tuesday. Please bring your own water bottle, mat and insect repellent.

When: Every Tuesday until August 20, 2019
Time: 6:55 to 7:55 pm (Zumba) 8:05 to 9:05 pm (Yoga)
Where: South Glenmore Park – 24 St SW, Calgary
Admission: $10, debit or credit only

C-Square Tuesday Market

What: Find over 25 local vendors at the C-Square Tuesday Market, who will offer everything from produce, meats, breads, pastries, art, fashion, gadgets, health and wellness products, and more.

When: July 16, July 30, August 13 and August 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Address: Celebration Square – 7 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Shakespeare by the Bow – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

What: This summer, come together with the Calgary community to celebrate and support Alberta’s emerging artists in a gorgeous natural setting. One of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows four young lovers and a group of six amateur actors through the forest as they are influenced and manipulated by a band of forest-dwelling fairies. Join theatre: Calgary in Prince’s Island Park for this thrilling chase of love, identity and confusion.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Prince’s Island Park
Admission: Pay what you can

Sunnyside Open Stage

What: SOS Tuesdays are back for the summer in Sunnyside! Every Tuesday features an Open Mic Jam to entertain, inspire, and support the talent of local artists and neighbours. Warm up your vocal chords, grab your favourite instrument, or just come by to enjoy the night. SOS Tuesdays are hosted by Eugene Saunders and guests, and welcomes all kinds of performances: Music, Dance, Theatre, Spoken Word, Poetry and placemaking, green initiative and anything else the community might offer.

When: Every Tuesday until August 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: containR – 1020 2 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Okotoks Dawgs vs Medicine Hat Mavericks

What: Okotoks Dawgs take on the Medicine Hat Mavericks in Western Major Baseball League action.

When: July 16 and 17, 2019
Time: 7:05 pm
Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, July 17

Music in the Plaza

What: Each Wednesday evening throughout July and August, rain or shine, Heritage Town Square plays host to a wide range of the best performing talent you’ll find anywhere. From roots and country to blues and swing, this line-up of free concerts offers something for everybody. Each week starts with a rising star of tomorrow from the Stampede Talent Search topped off by a featured act guaranteed to delight.

When Wednesday evenings until August 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Heritage Town Square, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive NE
Admission: Free

Lawn Chair Theatre

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What: Bring your lawn chair, enjoy great snacks and live entertainment for the entire family. This event is free and is open to all ages. Registration is not required.

When: July 17, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Address: Kenneth D. Taylor School – CBE – 30 Evanscove Cir NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

They Live

What: Escape Film Festival presents They Live at Globe Cinema. A drifter, played by Canadian professional wrestling star, Rowdy Roddy Piper, discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

When: July 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Joy Formidable with guests Boniface and Dead Friends

What: London, England-based alternative rockers The Joy Formidable perform at Commonwealth Bar & Stage with guests Boniface and Dead Friends.

When: July 17, 2019
Times: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Archaeology in the Park: Finding the Pioneers

What: Calgary’s Euro-Canadian history dates back 142 years to where Fish Creek flows into the Bow River, and archaeological evidence discovered in the park offers a unique glimpse of life on the western prairie for pioneers and cowboys. Climb aboard the minibus to learn about archaeology in the park on a scenic tour exploring the creation of our community.

When: July 17, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park – 15975 Bow Bottom Tr. SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, July 18

Cochrane Street Market

What: The Cochrane Farmers’ Market in partnership with the Historic Downtown Cochrane businesses invite you to experience a unique shopping experience in Historic Downtown Cochrane. Enjoy Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market vendors, artisans, food trucks, live music, buskers, as well as late night shopping and dining at local businesses.

When: July 18, August 15, and September 12, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Address: Historic Downtown Cochrane – 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue West on 1st Street West
Admission: Free

Calgary Stampeders vs Toronto Argonauts

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Candice Ward / Calgary Stampeders

What: The Calgary Stampeders take on the Toronto Argonauts at McMahon Stadium on July 18

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

The Offspring

What: Come out and play! Punk rockers The Offspring perform at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on July 18.

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Why We Tell Stories

What: In this fully captioned spoken word multimedia show, Miranda Krogstad uses her individual experience to point out the commonality between all of us, through personal stories on the universal themes of love, loss, humour, self-expression, and more. Heart-warming, hopeful, and vulnerable, Why We Tell Stories is an appeal to acceptance and diversity.

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cocktails & Cave

What: An evening filled with incredible artwork and elevated cocktails. Sugar Water Bar, known for serving thoughtfully-crafted cocktails in uncommon spaces, have created a unique cocktail experience inspired by Glenbow’s exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. Sugar Water will share the process behind their approach to bespoke cocktails, followed by an intimate guided tour of this exciting exhibition. Ticket includes two cocktails and a tour. No minors.

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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