16 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, August 4

Aug 2 2019, 6:17 pm

Today is basically a second Saturday given the holiday Monday we’re all looking forward to, so sleep in, stay up late, and check out these great events!

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Calgary Fringe Festival

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Calgary Fringe Festival / Facebook

What: A plethora of uncensored, non-juried¬†theatre¬†performances happening all around the city. The Calgary Fringe will host a combination of local, national, and international productions ‚Äď 26 altogether ‚Äď for a total of over 160 performances over nine days.

When: August 2 to August 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various theatres around the city
Tickets: Online

Okotoks Dawgs vs Swift Current 57s

What:¬†Western Major Baseball League’s¬†Okotoks Dawgs take on the Swift Current 57s at Seaman Stadium.

When: August 2 to 4, 2019
Time: 7:05 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2:05 pm (Sunday)
Where:¬†Seaman Stadium ‚Äď ¬†2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
Tickets: Online

Chasing Summer 2019 Official After Party

What: The official after-party of Chasing Summer 2019 features headliner KSHMR along with Flatland Funk, Magic & Johnson, B2B, and Marc Thomas.

When: August 4, 2019
Time: Doors 10 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Alley Katz 4th Annual Show & Shine

What: Check out a wide variety of pre-1980 hot rods, muscle cars, antiques, motorcycles, and special interest vehicles at Alley Katz 4th Annual Show & Shine. Plus there will be a model car contest, pin-up girl contest, and trunk swap meet.

When: August 4, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association Р5600 Centre Street North, Calgary
Admission: Free

Alacrity Improv in Alberta 114

What:¬†Alacrity Improv is celebrating everything Calgary at the Calgary Fringe Festival, in honour of Alberta’s 114th birthday. The improvisers will use audience stories of coming to Calgary to create a new, inter-woven narrative.

When: Various dates from August 3 to August 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: ArtPoint Gallery Р1038 Р17 Ave SE Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tour de Bowness

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What: Get a taste of what the Tour de France is like at the 18th Annual Tour de Bowness. For three days you will have the opportunity to watch cyclists from various viewpoints throughout the city as they compete for a variety of titles and prizes. This event started in 2001 and is now the largest amateur bike race in the province. The Tour de Bowness will be adding hand cycling to the event in 2019, and stick around on Monday to enjoy the Tour de Bowness Street Festival put on by the Bowness BRZ.

When: August 3 to 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free to watch

Canmore Folk Music Festival

What: Alberta’s longest-running folk music festival is back. Taking place over three days of the Heritage Day long weekend in August, the festival features over individual acts or performers, family-friendly site, a free downtown concert on festival Friday evening, a kids’ area jammed with crafts, puppets, music, storytelling, and a climbing wall.

When: August 3 to 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Centennial Park ‚Äď 5 Avenue, Canmore
Tickets: Online

Chasing Summer

What: Chasing Summer 2019, Western Canada’s largest EDM festival, is headlined by The Chainsmokers and Above & Beyond. Other performers include Steve Aoki, Alesso, and more.

When: August 3 and 4, 2019
Time: 1 pm to 11 pm
Where:¬†Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds ‚Äď 1001 Barlow Trail SE
Tickets: Online

Marcus Ryan РWalk This Qué

What: Award-winning storyteller Marcus Ryan has toured the world and performed in 43 countries. His show Walk This Qué tells the story of how in 2017 he walked from France to Spain to perform a stand-up show. Part of Calgary Fringe Festival.

When: August 2 to August 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar 909 Р10 Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Film Through the Decades Historic Calgary Week Screening Series

What: Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers presents Film Through the Decades Historic Calgary Week Screening Series. Enjoy films like Jaws, Back to the Future, and WALL-E.

When: Now to August 4, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Monday to Thursday), 9 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Memorial Park Library Р1221 2 St. SW, Calgary; Central Memorial Park Р1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Bluesfest

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What: The 15th annual Calgary Bluesfest features a full week of Blues workshops, concerts, and special events that culminate in four days and nights of non-stop music on MainStage followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series

When: Now until August 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

A Play About a Dragon by Steph DeFerie

What:¬†A hilarious and zany adventure¬†about improbable heroes and even unlikelier villains from Calgary Young People’s Theatre.¬†Calgary Young People’s Theatre provides performance opportunities for youth through classes, camps, classes, and productions.

When: Now to August 4, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 2 pm (Friday to Sunday)
Where: West Village Theatre Р2007 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

East Village Hive Tour with MOB Honey

What:¬†Learn all about urban beekeeping with MOB HONEY’s workshops at The Hive in East Village. You’ll get a tour of the five beehives behind the EV Experience Centre and get up close and personal with thousands of honey bees who live there. Children aged four and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

When: August 4, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1 to 3 pm
Where: East Village Experience Centre Р553 Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Sunday Funday at East Village

What: A quick game of giant Jenga? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Come find EV’s EAST Crew, who will be set up on the island every Sunday with games and activities for a perfect day at the park. First-come, first-served. Honour system applies.

When: Every Sunday to September 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where:¬†St. Patrick‚Äôs Island ‚Äď 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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 ‚Äst1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Brutal Tour

What:¬†Contemporary Calgary and Cynthia Klaassen lead a walking tour of downtown Calgary’s Brutalist architecture buildings. Explore the¬†premiere Brutalist architecture sites of the 60s and early 70s.

When: August 4, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Meet at Brotherhood of Mankind Statue Р1st Street and 6th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15, children under 12 are free