15 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, April 28

Apr 26 2019, 11:57 pm

It’s the last Sunday of the entire month, which means it’s your last chance to check out a few of these fabulous events taking place around the city!

Don’t let the day off go to waste, people!

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Augmented Reality Experience at The CORE 2019

What: An augmented reality exhibit is open at Calgary’s The CORE Shopping Centre, in partnership with UK-based technology provider INDE. Attendees will stand on a platform in front of a gigantic screen, which will show them standing alongside everything from whales to giraffes to dinosaurs. Three different experiences will be available to try out, — Air, Land, and Sea; Arctic Explorer; and Back to the Jurassic — with each providing a different setting along with different animals to encounter.

When: Now to April 30, 2019
Time: The CORE’s hours
Where: The CORE Shopping Centre — 333 – 7th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

Double Bill

What: Double Bill is two shows in one. Start with MAGNETIKAE, a flamenco tale on an ice floe by Montreal’s acclaimed company La Otra Orilla. Then finish off withLovestruck by DJD – try to keep up with Cupid’s arrow as it ricochets on a bizarre and whimsical flight.

When: Now to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12 Avenue SE

Canmore Uncorked

What: Eat, drink and eat some more at this annual award-winning food festival, held in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the best Canmore has to offer, delight in sampling new flavours and old favourites as our Canmore chefs tempt you with their creativity and inspire you with amazing food combinations.

When: Now to Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in and around Canmore
TicketsOnline, prices may vary

Spring Food Truck Frenzy 2019

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What: Join YYCFoodTrucks for their Spring Food Truck Frenzy, with over 16 food trucks, live music, DJs and more.

When: April 27 to 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: East Village C-Square – 7th Avenue and 4th Street SE
Admission: $5, free for seniors and children under 14

Calgary Performing Arts Festival

What: The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is an integral part of the Calgary arts community, encouraging classical and contemporary music and speech arts performance among amateur students of all ages and skill levels. Featuring 12,000 performers in 19 categories over 21 days.

When: Now to May 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Calgary Pet Expo

What: Calgary Pet Expo is a two day consumer tradeshow that is open to the public. At the show you will find hundreds of pets, pet products, service providers, entertainers, clubs and organizations that cater to pets. The show strives to include all types of pets, anything from dogs & cats, to reptiles and other small caged exotics. All of these animals can be seen on-site during the show for you to interact with.

When: April 27 and 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Voices from the North

What: Presented in collaboration with Wordfest, this concert presents three brothers from northern Alberta – a composer, an author, and a playwright – sharing the stage for the first time. Giller-winning author Will Ferguson shares images and stories of growing up in northern Alberta. Leacock medal winner Ian Ferguson reads from his memoir Village of the Small Houses. And composer Sean Ferguson, Professor of Composition and former Dean of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, curates a concert of works with special significance for his musical development, including a new work for chamber ensemble.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church – 1121 14 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo 2019

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The Goonies (Calgary Expo 2019/Twitter)

What: The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (aka Calgary Expo) is a four-day pop-culture convention held in annually each spring at Stampede Park. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, check out panels and workshops, meet their favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay. This year’s special guests include the stars of Back to the Future, The Goonies, Rose McIver and more.

When: Now to Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: Thursday: 4 to 9 pm, Friday: Noon to 8 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Stampede Corral — Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $20 to $50 for single day tickets, or $110 for a four-day pass. VIP packages are also available

Cinematic Sundays at Glenbow Museum

What: A curated series of afternoon film screenings celebrating the world of art, style and fashion on the big screen. Bar service is offered during the films and you can purchase a snack too

When: April 28, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Ave SW
Admission: $10, $8 for members. Entrance to the museum not included.

Springfree Movie Sunday

What: Hop on over to Springfree for a free movie afternoon. Lounge on the trampolines to watch the movie Wings. Popcorn, juice and coloring pages provided. All families and ages welcome.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Where: Springfree Trampoline Calgary – 6999 11 Street Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

KaursVote – Sikh Women in Politics 

What: A panel conversation with Sikh women working in the backrooms of politics as campaign managers, advisors, and staffers, across the political spectrum and levels of government. Hear about the challenges and successes that Sikh women face in politics, and how the Sikh community can better support women in the political space. This event is part of Sikh Heritage Month.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Address: The Genesis Centre – 1000 Voices Room – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard Northeast #10, Calgary
Tickets: Online

WERK Drag Brunch 2.0

What: WERK presents another round of Drag Brunch at National on 17th. Featuring some of Calgary and Vancouver’s top drag talent, hosted Mr. Terri Stevens Misty Meadows.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: Doors 10 am, event 11 am to 3 pm
Where: National on 17th – 550 17th Ave SW, Calgary

Being an Entrepreneur in YYC

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Calgary skyline (kyleestrella/Instagram)

What: Listen to local entrepreneurs who are passionate about sharing their experience in the business world. Learn how they grew their businesses, social media marketing, how funding works, what expansions they have planned, challenges and achievements they have had along the way. Presented by Bumble Bizz.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – The Treehouse – 1721 29 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

2019 Calgary Police Half Marathon

What: The 39th annual Calgary Police Half Marathon features a half marathon, 10K run, 5K run and walk, or the family-friendly Rookies and Legends indoor 1K. Proceeds raised from the race, through sponsorship, corporate, and individual pledges are critical funds that support six youth-based programs that work with the Foundation’s exclusive partner – the Calgary Police Service.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary
Register: Online

Waiting for Godot at The Grand

What: Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic masterpiece. Waiting for Godot is one of the most iconic and significant plays of the 20th century. Drawing endless interpretations, it crackles with deadpan wit and linguistic invention, as well as offering compelling glimpses into our existential absurdity. Presented by Black Radish Theatre.

When: Now to Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Grand – 608 1 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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