5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, December 5

Dec 4 2018, 5:40 pm

We’ve got plenty of wonderful events to check out around Calgary this Wednesday — just the pick-me-up you need this frigid week!

Get out there and try something new at any one of these events.

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Calgary Fringe 2019 Lottery Draw

What: Grab a front-row seat as Calgary Fringe holds their 2019 lottery draw at Village Brewery, hosted by The Kinkonauts. Each artist drawn receives a spot in the 2019 Calgary Fringe Festival, along with more than $8,000 in infrastructure support, including technicians, lighting and staging. Doors open at 6:30 pm, draw kicks off at 7 pm Stick around afterward to grab a beer with fellow theatre folks and the Calgary Fringe team.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Village Brewery – 5000 12A Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, register by emailing [email protected]


What: Discover “Au revoir là-haut”, an amazing French dramatic comedy by Albert Dupontel adapted from Pierre Lemaître’s masterpiece. You will dive into a very unique atmosphere, between grotesque and beauty. This movie is the adaptation of Pierre Lemaître’s novel, winner of the prix Goncourt in 2013. Movie in French with English subtitles.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Alliance Française Calgary – 350 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

University of Calgary Students’ Union StressLess Week 2018

What: The University of Calgary Students’ Union has put together a whole host of events to help students reduce stress. Pet Therapy, yoga, cookie decorating and more.

When: Monday, December 3 to Friday, December 7, 2018

  • SU Spa Day: Monday, 11 am to 1 pm — MacHall Courtyard
  • Pet Therapy: Monday 1:30 to 3 pm, Tuesday 2:30 to 4 pm, and Friday noon to 1:30 pm — That Empty Space
  • Yoga: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 am to 2 pm — That Empty Space
  • Terrarium Workshop: Wednesday, 11 am to 1 pm — MacHall Courtyard
  • Workshop with Lucy Dunne: Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm — That Empty Space
  • Cookie Decorating and Card Making: Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm — MacHall Courtyard
  • “Are You Game?” Carnival: Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm — MacHall North Courtyard

Where: University of Calgary – 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Inspire: Ray Price, Sunterra

What: Join The Calgary Chamber of Commerce for the third event in their Inspire: Leadership series as Ray Price, President, Sunterra, shares Sunterra’s story on global growth while continuing to support the local Calgary community. Following Ray’s presentation, Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Brand and Communications at Shaw Communications, will sit down with Ray to further the conversation and talk about business issues facing all industries.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 4:30 to 7 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20-$120

Women’s Networking Event

What: This Mommy Connections Calgary event is open to women who are small business owners, women in business, women working from home and women who have started, or are just looking to start their own business (open to any woman who is working and wants to make connections with other working women).

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Kilkenny Irish Pub – 3630 Brentwood Road Northwest #500, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5

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