5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, July 18

Jul 17 2018, 11:39 pm

We’ve finally made it to Hump Day!

We get it, the week after Stampede always seems to drag on forever after hanging up that cowboy hat — but take solace in knowing that we’re halfway to the weekend already.

Until then, we’ve put together a list showcasing a few fun things to do around Calgary to make the day go by just that much faster!

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YYC Girl Gang Presents: Working with Influencers 

What: Join local blogger and Influencer Sam from Sugar and Sam and learn how to build an influencer strategy the fits your brand. Come ready to network with local boss babes as you enjoy a sit down plated meal and awesome swag bags — as usual!

When: Wednesday, July 18

Time: 6:30 to 9 pm

Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub – 728 17th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $55

Music in the Plaza

What: From folk to funk to Country to Celtic, enjoy weekly live entertainment in the Heritage Town Square every Wednesday. Each performance begins with an up-and-coming star from the Stampede Talent Search, followed by some of the best performers in the city. Come for the music, stay for dinner! See full artist lineup here.

When Wednesday evenings from July 4 to August 29

Time: 6 to 8 pm

Where: Heritage Town Square, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive NE

Admission: Free with park admission

Macaron 101

What: Ever wondered how to make a French macaron? Look no further. Everyone’s favourite macaron shop, Ollia, hosts Macaron Baking Classes, offering exclusive lessons on how to properly engage in some macaronage, get the perfect shell, and create a variety of flavours. Bon appetite!

When: Tuesday, July 17

Time: 6 pm

Where: Ollia Macaron and Tea – 810c 16th Avenue SW

Tickets: Call to reserve your spot, $100

Les Miserables

What:  Follow along as this timeless classic comes to life on stage, featuring well-known tunes, “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” and more. Prepare to be dazzled as this epic, uplifting Broadway show goes through the social injustices of 19th-century France, the historical effects of the French Revolution, and the importance of love and compassion, just how Victor Hugo originally wanted.

When: July 17 to 22

Time: Varies by performance

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Admission: Ticketmaster, $45 to $201

Check out Phase 2 of the Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. Opened in March, the spa has taken the last month off to add some new exciting additions to its facilities for summer. Come out for a relaxing experience and the opportunity to discover clarity in the midst of the mountains.

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

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