10 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, April 21

Apr 20 2018, 7:29 pm

Forget Friday, It’s way better to get down on a Saturday.

There’s plenty of time to sleep in, and you can stay out as late as you want! All this makes an ideal day for getting out into the city and trying out something fun.

Here’s a little list we put together to guide you in the right direction. Enjoy!

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The 420 Music and Arts Festival

  • What: Enjoy a three-day celebration featuring performers and Rock n’ Roll Bands surrounding the culture that is 4/20, along with eclectic art, makers, and many other local vendors and enthusiasts.
  • When: April 20 to 22
  • Where: Distortion – 3828 Macleod Trail SW
  • Tickets: Online, $69

Whales Tohora

  • What: Coming all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been travelling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks it’s final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean; the whale. The exhibit shows everything from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.
  • When: January 20 to June 20
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

  • What: Get inspired as you stroll through beautiful photographs taken by the famous and fascinating Frida Kahlo. There are more than 240 pieces that were kept in her home, ‘The Blue House,” for over 50 years under her estate. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the woman behind the artist; her origins, her roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her fragile health, her political tendencies, and her special relationship with photography. This is the first time this exhibition has ever been presented in Canada!
  • When: February 3 to May 21, 2018
  • Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
  • Admission: Regular admission

YYC Poutine Week


Fable Diner/La Poutine Week

  • What: It’s baaaaack! Calgary Poutine week takes over the minds, hearts, and stomachs of YYC for seven days of the year every April. During this week you can indulge in your favourite all Canadian fry and gravy combination guilt free, as each poutine sold will provide a free meal to someone in need through Mealshare. In 2017, 8,000 poutines were consumed, which resulted in 8,000 youth receiving a free meal. Doubling that shouldn’t be a problem, right Calgary?
  • When: April 20 to 28
  • Where: See participating restaurants here!

Spring Food Truck Frenzy 2018 



  • What: Spring is back and so are the food trucks! Join YYCFoodTrucks for their first event of the year, kicking off yet another summer full of great food, music, community, and fun-filled events.
  • When: April 21 to 22
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: East Village C-Square
  • Admission: $5, Kids under 12 FREE

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for a beautiful snowy view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
  • Tickets: Adult $62, child $31

A Conversation with Ellen Degeneres 

  • What: She’s the funniest, kindest, most genuine person on TV and she’s coming to Calgary! Put on you dancing shoes and prepare to laugh harder than you have in your entire life.
  • When: Saturday, April 21
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where:  Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $157 to $314

Check out the Ryan and Amy show at Twisted Element


The Ryan and Amy Show (Eventbrite)

  • What: This hilarious duo is headed from Vancouver all the way out to Calgary for a night of sketches, laughs, and funny videos.
  • When: Saturday, April 21
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Twisted Element – 1006 11th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Available online, $15

Law Day 2018

  • What: Have you ever been curious about what happens behind the scenes at the Calgary Courts Centre? On Law Day you’ll have the opportunity to experience live mock trails, get a free 20-minute legal consultation, take a courthouse tour, look at a display of confiscated items, and more! Law day is held every spring across Canada to commemorate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • When: Saturday, April 21
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Calgary Courts Centre – 601, 5th Street SW
  • Admission: FREE for all ages

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • Admission: Free!
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