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

Jul 16 2019, 4:13 pm

Live music, free movie screenings, and a deep dive into history are just a few of the things you can check out around Calgary this Wednesday, July 17.

Music in the Plaza

What: Each Wednesday evening throughout July and August, rain or shine, Heritage Town Square plays host to a wide range of the best performing talent you’ll find anywhere. From roots and country to blues and swing, this line-up of free concerts offers something for everybody. Each week starts with a rising star of tomorrow from the Stampede Talent Search topped off by a featured act guaranteed to delight.

When Wednesday evenings until August 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Heritage Town Square, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive NE
Admission: Free

Lawn Chair Theatre

What: Bring your lawn chair, enjoy great snacks and live entertainment for the entire family. This event is free and is open to all ages. Registration is not required.

When: July 17, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Address: Kenneth D. Taylor School – CBE – 30 Evanscove Cir NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

They Live

What: Escape Film Festival presents They Live at Globe Cinema. A drifter, played by Canadian professional wrestling star, Rowdy Roddy Piper, discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

When: July 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Joy Formidable with guests Boniface and Dead Friends

What: London, England-based alternative rockers The Joy Formidable perform at Commonwealth Bar & Stage with guests Boniface and Dead Friends.

When: July 17, 2019
Times: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Archaeology in the Park: Finding the Pioneers

What: Calgary’s Euro-Canadian history dates back 142 years to where Fish Creek flows into the Bow River, and archaeological evidence discovered in the park offers a unique glimpse of life on the western prairie for pioneers and cowboys. Climb aboard the minibus to learn about archaeology in the park on a scenic tour exploring the creation of our community.

When: July 17, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park – 15975 Bow Bottom Tr. SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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