12 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, May 27

May 26 2018, 4:59 am

Just because it’s Sunday doesn’t mean that the weekend is entirely over! (Unless, of course, you’re reading this at exactly 11:59 pm.)

Make the most of the work-free time you have left by checking out any of these great events that are going on around town — we’re sure you won’t regret it!

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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

East Village Junction Opening Weekend 

  • What: In only one year this colourful container lot has turned into a popular Calgary mainstay. Located behind the King Edward Hotel, this is a unique destination that features local retail shops, workshops, music, art, and, of course, YYC Food Trucks. You won’t want to miss out on the fun summer festivities that they have planned at this hip community gathering space.
  • When: May 18 to September 3
  • Where: 430 8th Avenue SE

Experience the Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for a beautiful 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

Take an Iconic Glacier Adventure

  • What: Depending on the level of adventure you’re looking for, experiencing the glaciers in the heart of the Icefields Parkway is a must-see on the bucket list. Head out for an unforgettable experience on a massive Ice Explorer where you will have the opportunity to walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. If you’re a thrill seeker you can your adventure up a notch by taking a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge. Don’t forget your camera — this is a moment you’ll want to capture!
  • Where: Located on the boundary of Jasper and Banff National Parks – P.O. Box 1140
    Banff, Alberta
  • Admission: Online, Adult $31 and Children (6 to 15) $16 for the skywalk, $99 and $49.50 for the full glacier experience.

Check out a Board Game Cafe 

  • What: Board game cafes make a great first date, as there are lots of icebreaker opportunities to make it very obvious if there will be a second date in the cards. Alternatively, it’s a fun way to hang out with friends and spice up the usual catch-up coffee affair. Plus, there is nothing wrong with some healthy competition!
  • Where:
    • Hexagon Board Game Cafe – #200 1140 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
    • Boxcar Board Game Cafe – 1215 1st Street SW, Calgary

Festival of Quilts: “Quilts in Living Colour”

  • What: Get ready for the 23rd annual Festival of Quilts, Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show. Be sure to check out the Merchants Wall, Community Showcase, and the Iron Quilt Challenges. There will also be a Gala Dinner hosted at Gasoline Alley to celebrate this long lost craft while enjoying entertainment by Gloria Loughman.
  • When: May 26 to 27
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Regular admission to the park (Gala, $74.99 per person)

HER Gathering 1: Write Your Vision

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  • What: Calgary is full of some fiercely ambitious women who are absolutely killing it! It’s now their dream to inspire the next generation of women to do the same. Ladies 14 to 18 are encouraged to join the lady bosses who founded Crave Cupcakes and Dote Magazine for a visual writing workshop followed by a cupcake decorating class. We can assure you this event will be stunning, Instaworthy, and truly inspirational!
  • When: Sunday, May 27
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 7D Kitchen at Crave Kensington – 1107 Kensington Road NW
  • Tickets: Apply online by May 4. Only eight participants will be chosen

Barre and Brunch 

  • What: Enjoy a 50-minute barre class with Barre Belle and afterward enjoy a delicious brunch buffet, paired with bubbles of course. First we barre then we brunch — simple!
  • When: Sunday, May 27
  • Time: 10 am
  • Where: Trolley 5 Atrium – 728 17th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Asparagus Festival 

  • What: Due to extreme hail and other contributing factors this festival had to be put on hold for a few years — but it’s back and larger than ever! Visit this real working asparagus farm, experience their story firsthand, enjoy a fully narrated wagon ride, watch the harvest in action, and even get the opportunity to pick some asparagus for yourselves. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop their Country Store and the artisan market village while saying hello to all the farm animals and joining in on the many festivities happening throughout the day!
  • When: May 27, June 3 and June 10
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 1465 Twp. Road 352
  • Admission: $5, kids 5 and under are free

Free fitness classes at the CORE: Bootcamp

  • What: For the month of May, start your Sunday off right with a free boot camp class courtesy of Caron Anderson at the CORE. Time to get started on your summer bod!
  • When: Every Sunday in April
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Dome Tower – 333, 7th Avenue SW
  • Cost: FREE

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 its 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

Head to the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

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Woman swimming (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
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