15 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, April 7

Apr 3 2019, 8:20 pm

Send the weekend off with a fond farewell by making the most of this Sunday, April 6 at any one of these wonderful events!

We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

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Make It! Calgary

What: Over 100 of your favourite Makies (and some brand new ones, too) are bringing their beautiful handmade goodies back to Deerfoot City for Make It! Calgary’s spring show. Stock up on accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food, baby/kid items, and lots of other beautifully crafted goods.

When: April 5 to April 7
Time: Various times
Where: Deerfoot City – 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Admission: $5, children 12 and under are free

Cochon555 Culinary Weekend

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What: Happening from April 5­ to 7, this aptly named event (cochon is French for “pig”) is a celebration of the whole culinary community, from the farmers and chefs to the diners themselves. Cochon555 was created back in 2008 in response to a lack of education around traditional heritage-breed pigs. From long-table collaborative dinners with international guest chefs to breathtaking brunches and outstanding local wines and spirits, prepare yourself for the ultimate culinary weekend.

When: Friday, April 5­ to Sunday, April 7
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Sustainable Fashion Show & Market

What: An evening of sustainable fashion, shopping and fun. Prairie Bazaar is rounding up some of Calgary’s best consignment, handmade and vintage businesses for a collective fashion show and market. There will be refreshments, complimentary Jelly Modern Doughnuts, and a killer photo booth. There will be photographers on site to capture the event.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Crescent Heights Community Association – 1101 2 Street Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Aggie Days – Family Days

What: Aggie Days’ Family Days are a free educational experience for families. Come and see real farm animals, and find out where your food comes from. Plus take in a Stock Dog Competition on Saturday and an Extreme Cowboy Race on Sunday.

When: April 6 to 7, 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre at the Stampede Park
Admission: Free, food bank donations appreciated

The Calgary Woman’s Show

What: Experience more than 300 exhibits featuring local and national fashion retailers, artisans, entrepreneurs, health and wellness experts, pet products, food and wine, and more. There will also be two stages with non-stop entertainment, including twice daily fashion shows, guest speakers, live music and more.

When: April 6 to 7, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
Tickets: Online, $12, children 12 and under are free. Save $3 when you purchase online

Goat Yoga at Granary Road Market 2019

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Goat yoga (granaryroad/Instagram)

What: Goat yoga is on offer at Granary Road Market this spring, bringing together a day at the petting zoo with a seriously stretchy workout.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
Tickets: Call 403-453-7623 to reserve a class, $20

Sikh Heritage Month

What: In honour of Sikh Heritage Month, The Military Museums will be hosting an exhibit highlighting Sikh Military involvement from Saragarhi to present day in the atrium until April 30. Opening night on April 7 at 5 pm features light snacks and refreshments followed by a lecture and panel discussion at 6 pm.

When: Opening night on April 7, 2019. Exhibition runs from now to April 30, 2019
Time: 5 pm opening night reception.
Where: The Military Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free on April 6 and 7, 2019

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

Onesie Run

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Onesie Run / Facebook

What: Throw on your onesie and join head out for a 1 km or 5 km walk, jog or run in support of the Calgary Humane Society. Free yoga warm-up and cool-off sessions.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 9 am check-in
Where: 510, 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
Register: Online. Children under 18 and dogs are free

Fantastic Firebird

What: The Calgary Civic Symphony presents a concert featuring the Firebird Suite. Krzysztof Jablonski performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other guest artists include the Rocky Mountain Taiko Drums led by Paula Midori in a Canadian work by Rolf Bloom.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewelry, art and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 77 Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Garden Journaling

What: This Calgary Horticultural Society session will allow students to explore examples of different garden and nature journals and provide several opportunities to practice observing garden plants and micro-climates. Garden tips and ideas for each season will also be discussed.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Calgary Horticultural Society – 208 – 50th Avenue S.W., Calgary
Register: Online. Cost: $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

Fauré: Requiem

What: The Calgary Men’s Chorus, Mount Royal Kantorei, and St. Mary’s University Choir bring over 150 voices together to this intimate piece of death, light and salvation. The choirs are joined by soloists Melissa Jackson and Nicholas Allen, and the Kantorei Academy Strings. Each choir will perform some of their own material before uniting for the renowned Requiem.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Mt Royal University Bella Concert Hall – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Book Club

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What: The book club provides attendees with a monthly dose of literary discussion and meaningful conversations. This month’s selection is Michelle Obama’s “Becoming.” Reading the book is encouraged, but not required. A complimentary Barre + Express class at will kick things off at 5 pm.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: Barre West – 7337 Macleod Trail #420 Calgary
Tickets: Online

A Doll’s House: Wild Rose

What: Nora, a married woman, lacks self-fulfilment in a male-dominated world. But determining her destiny disrupts society’s foundation. What happens when our Nora finds herself in present-day Alberta? Does she face a similar dilemma? How have her options changed? And more importantly, does she choose a new beginning?

When: Now to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Motel Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

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