11 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, May 11

May 12 2018, 2:35 am

It’s finally the best day of the week!

Spend your big day off this Saturday by checking out any of these awesome events going on around the city. Don’t let a moment go to waste!

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X Warrior Challenge 

  • What: If running isn’t your thing, step it up a notch with some jumping, climbing, crawling — you know, the works!
  • When: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 8 am
  • Where: Stampede Park — 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Admission: Online, $29 to $119

Darkness into Light 

  • What: Run into the sunrise to support Pieta House Ireland and the local charity Distress Centre Calgary. Join the international movement!
  • When: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 5 am
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • Register: Online, $40

2018 Stars on Ice Tour 


Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir/Olympics.ca

  • What: We cheered them on in South Korea a few short months ago as they won their medals, and now you can cheer them on in person! Come see everyone’s favourite couple on ice, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, along with Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, and so many more. There will be magic on the ice that night, we can guarantee it!
  • When: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $12 to $46

Youth Singers Of Calgary In Lights On Broadway

  • What: Come on down The Great White Way! The Youth Singers of Calgary presents all the Broadway hits you’ve ever wanted to do in one show, including music from over a 100 years. There will be 250 young singers and dancers in a clever storyline that will reveal how we process life through theatre!
  • When: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $20 to $43

Dogfest Spring Fling

  • What: Attention dog parents! If you have a sociable pooch — big or small — this is the perfect chance for them to meet another friendly canine, and for you to spoil them rotten with new toys, treats, and accessories from local vendors. Also, if you’ve ever dreamed of having a portrait created of you and your beloved pup, now’s the chance! Portraits are available for $15.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Triwood Arena – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
  • Admission: Free, you can register you and your pup here

Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem

  • What: When Annie Oakley’s brother goes missing there is only one pair of detectives right for the job. Follow along as Sherlock and Watson work to solve the mystery and end up in some unplanned situations involving inventions, robbery, and murder.
  • When: May 12 to June 10
  • Time: Varies per day
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 161, 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Contact the ticket office at 403-221-3708

Go on a Helicopter Tour


Image: Valhalla Helicopters Inc.

  • What: If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime then it’s time you see the Alberta landscape from a completely different view – the air! Grab a few friends and take a ride in a state-of-the-art helicopter for incredible views of the city and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
  • Where: Takes off from the Springbank Airport or Drumheller Airport – 402 Otter Bay
  • When: Year-round
  • Cost: Between $400 to $1,6000, for up to three passengers

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!

Dust off your road bike

  • It looks like Calgary has seen the last of the snow, for the next five months at least – fingers crossed! So it’s the perfect time to get out your road bike and head down to the river for some beautiful views and a great afternoon of adventures, exploring Calgary’s bike paths.

Head to the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

  • What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. This spa is meant to provide relaxation and the opportunity to discover clarity in the midst of the mountains.
  • Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Greater Goods Monthly Pop-up Series: Essentials By Nature

  • What: Come shop the all-natural, preservative-free skin care products from Essentials by Nature throughout the month of May at Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar, located in the heart of Bridgeland. You’ll be supporting a local —and extremely talented — small business while purchasing products that are good for you, your home, and the environment.
  • Where: Greater Goods – #8 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: The entire month of May
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