5 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, August 20

Aug 17 2018, 7:15 pm

Monday’s are the perfect time to start the week off on the right track, and there’s no easier way to do that than by getting out into the city and attending something fun!

Have your pick of any one of these great events going on around town.

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What: Celebrate a variety of international cultures that represent Calgary’s cultural diversity and arts excellence, with a multicultural marketplace, live entertainment, and a spectacular firework show put on by a different country each night.

When: August 16 to 25

Time: 6 to 11 pm

Where: Elliston Park – 1827 68th Street SE

Cost: Online, $20

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

What: Have you heard their collaborative album, “No Mercy in this Land?” If not, you’re going to want to check it out. This show will be one for the storybooks!

When: Monday, August 20

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $40 to $156

Grab a cocktail on one of Calgary’s notorious patios

What: Take a break from the heat and have an ice-cold bevy on one of Calgary’s best patios. From rooftops to hidden gardens, there are plenty of spots to choose from that will have the vibe and ambience you’re looking for. Check out some of Calgary’s best rooftop patios here.

Rent a bike and go on a river adventure

What: Grab your squad, get yourself some wheels, and put those bike paths to good use — all while seeing the city from a different perspective.

Where: Rent bikes at these locations: Rath Bicycle and Bike and Brew

Hang out with the Pandas

What: The long wait is finally over. The Calgary Zoo has officially welcomed four pandas (two adults and two cubs), into their newly built habitat, The Panda Passage. These furry black and white friends are charming and have a ton to teach us in the five years that they will be with us before returning to China.

Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE

Admission: Regular admission to the zoo

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