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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, May 23

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DH Calgary Staff May 23, 2019 5:00 am

It feels like the week is simply flying by, so you’d better make the most of this Thursday while you still have the chance!

Check out any of these great events to make some memories this May 23.

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Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

What: The 55th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier. It starts and finishes at iconic Stampede Park and winds through a scenic course in the heart of Calgary.

When: May 23 to 26 (Calgary Marathon Race Weekend), May 26 (Marathon)
Time: Various times
Where: All race-day activities will start and finish in Stampede Park
Register: Online

Calgary Story Slam: Malice

What: Calgarians take the stage and tell stories of miscommunication in a dynamic competition to find the master storyteller. Stories are (mostly) true, first-person narratives about things that have happened and are five minutes long.

When: Monthly – Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub – 728 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $5

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

Alexander Keith’s Lobster Boil

What: Rodney Oyster House’s Annual Maritime Lobster Boil with Alexander Keith’s. Ticket includes a welcome pint of Keith’s, a 1.25lb lobster flown in live from Misty Harbour, New Brunswick, Corn on the Cob, Potato Salad and Home Made Apple Pie, along with live music, new friends and messy hands. This is a shared family style dining experience.

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Rodney’s Oyster House – 355 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Big Rock Craft Beer Calgary Brewing Workshop

What: During this hands-on, 2½-hour session, you’ll earn amateur brewmaster status as you mill, mash, sparge, boil, cool, pitch, ferment and package your way to hand-crafted beer greatness with the expertise of a Calgary brewery. A small snack and samples of the type of beer that you are brewing will be provided at the event. Eight weeks later, you’re invited to return to Heritage Park and pick up a bottle of your very own craft beer creation. Led by professional brewmaster Alan Yule.

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village — 1900 Heritage Drive SW Calgary
RegisterOnline, $95

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