5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, April 18

Apr 18 2019, 12:48 am

Thursdays aren’t usually such cause for celebration, but when you’re looking at a stat holiday Friday, you KNOW that the party is starting early.

Check out any of these Calgary events to do just that this April 18!

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Brewster Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until April 18, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Easter at the Market

What: Hop on over to the Calgary Farmers Market for Easter fun! Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, decorate Easter cookies, and give a donation to the Calgary Food Bank to ensure that no one goes hungry this Easter. There is no better way to put a little spring in your step and enjoy some quality time with the whole family. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce for your Easter feast!

When: April 18, April 19 and April 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

The 420 Music and Arts Festival

What: Enjoy a three-day celebration featuring performers and Rock n’ Roll Bands surrounding the culture that is 420, along with eclectic art, makers, and many other local vendors and enthusiasts.

When: April 18 to 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: County Line Saloon – 1825 50 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

8 Bit: The Video Game Dance Show

What: Audiences are taken on a wild ride through iconic video games from Pong to Mario to Fortnite. Expect something for everyone as the break-neck physical comedy is woven together with heartfelt messages of overcoming adversity, anger management, and teamwork. The good, the bad, and the ugly parts of the gamer community is highlighted as the duo sensitively address violence and sexism in video games within this captivating story. Presented by Cloudsway Dance Theatre.

When: Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

AC/DC – Back in Black

What: An album born from grief, members of AC/DC began working on the guitar riffs just days after lead singer Bon Scott’s funeral. The band ended up creating one of the best-selling albums of all time. Hear every note and rhythm perfectly recreated by Classic Albums Live!

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Tickets: Online

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