5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, April 17

Apr 17 2019, 12:38 am

Get this Wednesday, April 17 well underway by heading out into the city and checking out any one of these wonderful events.

We’re sure you’ll find something suitable for you!

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Calgary International Auto & Truck Show

What: The Calgary International Auto and Truck Show is one of the largest exhibitions of new cars and trucks in Western Canada. Get up close and personal with the best new vehicles from your favourite brands, plus enjoy special events and chance to win prizes.

When: Wednesday, April 17 to Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Science in the Cinema presents: The Big Sick

What: Join the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health for a free screening of ‘The Big Sick’, the next movie in their Science in the Cinema series. ‘The Big Sick’ is a cross-cultural romantic comedy based on the real-life story of Kumail Nanjiani, whose then ex-girlfriend was placed in a medically induced coma while doctors tried to diagnose her illness. After the movie, McCaig Institute researcher Dr. Marvin Fritzler, MD, PhD, will discuss the difficulties of diagnosing autoimmune and rheumatic illnesses.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, screening 6:30 pm
Where: The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Admission: Free, plus free small popcorn

Reactor Improv Festival 2019

What: Reactor Improv Festival is a celebration of improvised theatre – the only one of its kind in Calgary. The festival aims to showcase diverse talent, fresh acts, and the best in unscripted theatre. Featuring four days of energy-packed, artistically-charged performances with guests from across North America.

When: Wednesdays, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Alexandra Centre on Wednesday and Thursday, Festival Hall on Friday and Saturday
Tickets: Online

Lea Salonga – The Human Heart Tour

What: Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Disney’s Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honour of “Disney Legend” in 2011.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Tickets: Online

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