10 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, May 18

May 11 2019, 2:20 am

Turn this Saturday into one you’ll never forget by getting the gang together and heading into Calgary to enjoy any one of these events!

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Meet the Baby ‘Roos at Cobb’s Adventure Park 2019

What: Cobb’s Adventure Park in Calgary is giving visitors the chance to be the first to meet, pet, and hold their adorable brand new baby kangaroos and wallabies. The park offers a wide variety of rides, games, and activities for all ages with a kangaroo petting zoo, climbing wall, bouncy houses, pedal carts, tractor rides, giant slides, archery tag, and much more. You can even book a kangaroo visit for your birthday party, classroom, or office during their offseason. For $250/hour they bring two baby joeys and three sugar gliders to your birthday party, classroom, or office.

When: May 18 to May 26, 2019
Time: 11 to 5 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park, Calgary
Cost: $18 general admission, kids under 3 free!

Heritage Park Opening Weekend

What: Come celebrate the first long weekend of the summer at the opening of Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Enjoy a different experience every day. Take a tour back in time on a horse-drawn wagon ride, play traditional Aboriginal games in the First Nations’ Encampment and pick up a freshly baked cheese bun from the Alberta Bakery. Plus S.S. Moyie paddle wheeler will once again sail the Glenmore Reservoir this summer, which means the return of the much-loved Captain’s Cruises.

When: Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: Regular park admission

Free Yoga Class in Central Library

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Yoga meditation woman pose with seven chakras, aura, spiritual and Yin Yang symbols / Shutterstock

What: Join Yoga with Rowena for Slow & Gentle free yoga classes in Central Library Calgary. Attendees will focus on building strength and confidence within ourselves through each asana and through each movement of our breaths.

When: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Central Library – 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
Register: Online, Free

Calgary Otafest 2019

What: The three-day long, all ages festival will bring the best in Japanese animation to Calgary’s Telus Convention Centre, including cosplay contests, community-run panels, voice actors, and much more. Special guests will include James Landino, Rusty Meeks, and Wendee Lee, to name only a few.

When: Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19, 2018
Time: A full schedule can be found here
Where: Telus Convention Centre – 120 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online or at the door, $55 to $60

Clear the Rack at Nordstrom Rack

What: Nordstrom Rack is having a massive ‘Clear the Rack’ event. Here you’ll be able to shop for clothing, shoes, beauty, and accessories from top designers like Nike, Ted Baker London, Steve Madden, Cole Haan, and more at unbeatable prices. During the massive sale, customers will receive an extra 25% off all clearance items or ‘red tag’ items. As the clearance section is already 40-60% off the retail price, customers will save up to 75% off during the event.

When: May 17 to May 20, 2019
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Monday, 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Nordstrom Rack Deerfoot Meadows: 33 Heritage Meadows Way SE, Calgary; Nordstrom Rack South Edmonton Common: 1910 102nd St NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Serbian Fest

What: Experience Serbian culture with dances, sports, heritage, food, and much more.

When: May 18 to 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Serbian Orthodox Church – 16025-243rd Avenue E
Admission: $5, children nine and under free

Grand Opening Weekend at Calaway Park

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Image: Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park will be kicking off its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food and more.

When: May 18 to 20, 2019, then open every Friday and Saturday until June 16. Then open daily from Monday, June 18 to Monday, September 2. Then every Friday and Saturday from September 7 to October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14.
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

Cavalry FC vs FC Edmonton

What: Cavalry FC take on FC Edmonton in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Authentically Indigenous Spring Craft Show and Market

What: Markets like this offer a unique shopping experience featuring over 30 Indigenous artists and vendors stretching from Calgary to the Treaty 7 area of Southern Alberta. The premise of this market is simple: Everyday people, making amazing things!

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Kerby Centre — 1133 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Cost: Adults: $2, Kids under 12: Free!

Menopause the Musical

What: Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra… come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined. The All-Star Canadian cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkle, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more.

When: Now to Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday)
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lost of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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