16 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, April 20

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Celebrate the long weekend by checking out any one of these great events taking place throughout the city this Saturday, April 20.

Just take a look below for some serious inspiration!

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Wolf On The Ringstrasse

What: In Austria, 1895, the caustic composer Hugo Wolf pens his famous opera, Der Corregidor. Plagued by the spectre of his adolescent rivalry with school fellow Gustav Mahler, and manically consumed by a need to generate a work equal to those of the dead master Wagner, Wolf retreats, penniless and wretched, to the mountains and the childhood home of the wife of his most devoted patron, Herr Heinrich Köchert. Presented by Spirit Fire Theatre and Pumphouse Theatre.

When: Various dates from Friday, April 19 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (and 2 pm on April 20)
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Easter at the Market

What: Hop on over to the Calgary Farmers’ Market for Easter fun! Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, decorate Easter cookies, and give a donation to the Calgary Food Bank to ensure that no one goes hungry this Easter. There is no better way to put a little spring in your step and enjoy some quality time with the whole family. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce for your Easter feast!

When: Now to Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Catch the Easter Bunny at Lake Louise

What: The Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance at Lake Louise over the Easter long weekend. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny and Griff the Grizzly as they make their way around the lodge and base area handing out Easter Eggs and posing for photos between 11 am and 2 pm.

When: April 19 to April 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Lake Louise – 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise Alberta
More Info: Online

Metric with July Talk

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July Talk / Facebook

What: Two Canadian rock bands in one, what more could you ask for? The Torontonians’ performance in Calgary will be one of twelve Canadian shows they are playing this spring.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $54 online

Vaisakhi Mela

What: Celebrate the Indian New Year with this cultural event open for everyone, featuring dances, entertainment, food, and more.

When: April 20 to 21, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Genesis Centre Feature Gymnasium – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Admission: Free

Marda Egg Fest

What: The Easter Bunny is coming to Marda Loop to hide chocolates all around for your little bunnies to find. Bring your baskets down to Marda Loop for one of their most popular free family events.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Marda Loop – 33rd Avenue SW
Admission: Free

Calgary Roughnecks vs Saskatchewan Rush

What: The Calgary Roughnecks takes on the Saskatchewan Rush in NLL action.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Butterfield Acres Easter Hunts

What: Starting in one of the barns, the kids listen to the Legend of the Easter Bunny. Then it’s off with their baskets to do his bidding with a special hunt. When the children find the items the Easter Bunny needs, they’ll send them down the tunnels to the Easter Bunny’s Secret Workshop where he’ll magically turn them into Easter Eggs. Advance tickets required.

When: April 20 and 21, 2019
Time: Various time slots between 10:20 and 1:40 pm
Where: Butterfield Acres – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Cost: Adults $14.99, children $12.99

Taste of Jamaica 2019

What: A showcase of Jamaican culture to answer many questions about the mystique of Jamaica. Enjoy food, music, dance and a Come to Jamaica zone. There will be prizes, a Kidz Zone with activities for the young children and tweens, and more.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 12 to 8 pm
Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association – 5600 Centre Street, North Calgary
TicketsOnline

The 420 Music and Arts Festival

What: Enjoy a three-day celebration featuring performers and Rock n’ Roll Bands surrounding the culture that is 420, along with eclectic art, makers, and many other local vendors and enthusiasts.

When: Now to April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: County Line Saloon – 1825 50 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Poutine With Purpose 2019

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@poutinewithpurpose/Instagram

What: The annual community event invites customers to try some of Calgary’s top restaurants’ poutines while supporting Mealshare to end youth hunger. This year there are dozens of eateries participating, and some even have vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan poutine options for patrons to try. Last year, Poutine With Purpose sold 13,000 poutines helping 13,000 youth in need.

When: Now to Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants across Calgary
More Info: Online

Wintersleep

What: Halifax rockers Wintersleep perform at The Palace Theatre with guests Partner and The Northern Coast.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Comedy Night at Citizen Brewing Company

What: Citizen Brewing Company presents Citizen Comedy Night with performances by Sterling Scott, Justin Nichol, Lisa Baker, and Chris Gordon.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Citizen Brewing Co. – 227 35 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Calgary International Auto & Truck Show

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Calgary International Auto & Truck Show / Facebook

What: The Calgary International Auto and Truck Show is one of the largest exhibitions of new cars and trucks in Western Canada. Get up close and personal with the best new vehicles from your favourite brands, plus enjoy special events and chance to win prizes.

When: Now to Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Performing Arts Festival

What: The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is an integral part of the Calgary arts community, encouraging classical and contemporary music and speech arts performance among amateur students of all ages and skill levels. Featuring 12,000 performers in 19 categories over 21 days.

When: Now to May 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Easter Tea

What: A delicious high tea experience in the stunning dining room of the home now known as the “Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women.” Enjoy a tray of tasty sandwiches and treats along with freshly brewed tea or lemonade.

When: Now to April 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve your spot, $29.95 for Adults, $20.95 for Children (under 12)

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