5 things to do in Calgary today: Tuesday, August 20

Aug 20 2019, 5:00 pm

We can already tell that this tuesday is going to be a good one given the sheer number of amazing events to ckech out this August 20!

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Wetland Bug Safari

What: The interactive sessions hosted by Calgary Parks will explore swimming, flying and crawling creatures using hands-on activities. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

When: August 20, August 22, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Ralph Klein Park – 12350 84 St, Calgary
Admission: Free

Zumba and Yoga in the Park

What: Get outside and enjoy Zumba and Yoga classes at South Glenmore Park every Tuesday. Please bring your own water bottle, mat and insect repellent.

When: Every Tuesday until August 20, 2019
Time: 6:55 to 7:55 pm (Zumba) 8:05 to 9:05 pm (Yoga)
Where: South Glenmore Park – 24 St SW, Calgary
Admission: $10, debit or credit only

Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. The sign-up sheet for both the open mic and the slam will be released at 7 pm, and the show will start at 7:30 pm.

When: August 20, 2019
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 cash at door, on a sliding scale for those who identify as low income or students

Sunnyside Open Stage

What: SOS Tuesdays are back for the summer in Sunnyside! Every Tuesday features an Open Mic Jam to entertain, inspire, and support the talent of local artists and neighbours. Warm-up your vocal cords, grab your favourite instrument, or just come by to enjoy the night. SOS Tuesdays are hosted by Eugene Saunders and guests and welcome all kinds of performances: Music, Dance, Theatre, Spoken Word, Poetry and placemaking, green initiative, and anything else the community might offer.

When: Every Tuesday until August 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: ContainR – 1020 2 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

GlobalFest – China

What: Celebrate a variety of international cultures that represent Calgary’s cultural diversity and arts excellence, with a multicultural marketplace, live entertainment, and a spectacular firework show put on by a different country each night. August 20 features fireworks by China.

When: August 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Elliston Park – 1827 68th Street SE

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