15 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, April 13

Apr 12 2019, 5:09 pm

Let’s get the weekend party started this Saturday by heading out to any one of these wonderful events that are taking palce around Calgary.

It’s sure to be an absolute delight!

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Calgary Babes Who Brunch

What: Each Babes Who Brunch event is led by a fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story. There are also brunch time eats and sips, and all the inspiration and insight you need to get a grip on your goals and kick-start your hustle long after.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 200-808 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

Record Store Day 2019

What: On Saturday, April 13, vinyl record enthusiasts are invited to celebrate independent record stores all over the world as part of Record Store Day. Here in Calgary, vinyl collectors can look forward to parties, in-store performances, and special releases from bands old and new. This year vinyl collectors can look for releases from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Cage The Elephant, PUP, The Drums, and more. A full list of North American exclusive releases can be found here.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Times vary by store
Where: Record stores throughout the city
Admission: Free

Poutine With Purpose 2019

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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: Friday, April 12 to Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants across Calgary
More Info: Online

Curated Market

What: Check out 70 handmade makers, designers and curators, at Curated Market. Plus enjoy live entertainment and food trucks.

When: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Bowness Community Hall – 7904 43rd Avenue NW
Admission: $4 at the door, 12 and under are free.

A Doll’s House: Wild Rose

What: Nora, a married women, lacks self-fulfilment in a male-dominated world. But determining her destiny disrupts society’s foundation. But 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

Alpenglow Festival 2019


Banff Gondola (jesstoomer/Instagram)

What: The festival invites photographers, star-gazers, and sunset chasers alike up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a view of Alberta’s most beautiful skies. The events run from 4 to 8 pm on the observation deck, where attendees will be able to enjoy special cocktails, smores, and live entertainment during the natural light show.

When: Fridays and Saturdays from now to April 13, 2019
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff
Tickets: Available online, $58, or $64 at the gate. $49 admission after 5 pm

Avenue Q

What: Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Presented by Front Row Centre Players.

When: Now to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Little Modern Pop Up 

What: A modern and local pop up market, bringing amazing small and locally owned shops to the suburbs of Calgary.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: ATCO Park Commons Building – 5302 Forand St SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Law Day

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What: Celebrate this national event that commemorates the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Go through mock trials, courthouse tours public speaking and trail contests in order to learn and educate everyone more about the legal profession.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Calgary Courts Centre – 601- 5 Street SW
Admission: Free

Supertrain 2019

What: Canada’s largest model train show is back for another year. This year’s event features 60,000 sq. ft. of operating layout, exhibitions, railroad artists, hobby shops, model manufactures, demonstrations, a Thomas Play Area, LEGO trains, food trucks, and more.

When: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Admission: $15, children 15 years and under free

2019 Picture this…film festival

What: Picture this…film festival is an international disability film festival. Enjoy a celebration of films by and/or about people with disabilities from around the world. Everyone is welcome and popcorn is free.

When: Now to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Calgary Scope Society – 219-18 Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: $5-$10

Hawksley Workman with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

What: Two-time JUNO Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman performs his unique blend of anthemic folk and cabaret pop with the Calgary Philharmonic.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

Butterfield Acres Easter Hunts

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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 13 and 14, 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

PetSmart Pet Easter Photos

What: With Easter right around the corner, Canadian pet parents can bring their favourite four-legged friends to participating PetSmart locations for an adorable Easter-themed photo shoot. Pet parents will receive a free digital photo from PetSmart and can also take photos with their own mobile device. Don’t forget the bunny ears.

When: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14
Time: Photos begin at 12 pm
Where: At participating PetSmart stores
Price: FREE

Saskatoon Farm Spring Market 

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Spring market (matkovskaphoto/Instagram)

What: Meet unique local vendors, surround yourself with amazing farm atmosphere, and enjoy amazing plant selections and delicious food.

When: April 13 and April 14, 2019
Time: 9 to 5 pm
Where: Saskatoon Farm – 80181 338 Ave East, Foothills
Admission: Free

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