5 things to do in Calgary today: Tuesday, July 23

Jul 23 2019, 12:19 am

There’s plenty of great events going on around Calgary to check out this Tuesday, July 23 — all you need to do is get out there!

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2019 Free Garden Festival

What: Celebrate summer and meet your neighbours at the 2019 Free Garden Festival at Lougheed House. Enjoy free live outdoor concerts, beer garden, tours, DJ, games, dog pawrades, theatre, music, dancing, and more.

When: July 23, July 24, July 25 and July 27, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm (Tuesday and Thursday), 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Wednesday), 10:30 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Lougheed House – 707 – 13 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunnyside Open Stage

What: Every Tuesday features an Open Mic Jam with 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 welcomes all kinds of performances: music, dance, theatre, spoken word, poetry and placemaking, green initiative, and more.

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

Italy Coast to Coast – Pisa

What: Chef Glen Manzer will design a four-course menu inspired from Pisa. Each ticket includes a glass of prosecco, a four-course plated dinner inspired by each city, gratuity, and tax. Attendees can choose to include wine pairings for each course, picked from the region to complement each dish.

When: July 23, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Cibo 17th Ave – 1012 17 Ave SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

Citizen Sessions: Benjamin Longman

What: The Citizen Sessions are a weekly live music series held in the Citizen Brewing Company taproom. This week’s feature is Benjamin Longman, an English singer, songwriter, musician, and photographer, now based in Calgary.

When: July 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Citizen Brewing Company – 227 35th Ave. N.E, Calgary
Admission: Free

A Reading: Tess Liem with guests

What: An evening with Tess Liem, a queer writer living in Montreal (Tiotia:ke, the traditional territory of the Mohawk nation) as she reads from her recent book, Obits. She will be joined by Joshua Whitehead, Neil Surkan, and Madelaine Caritas Longman.

When: July 23, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW # 100, Calgary
Admission: Free

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