28 things to do in Calgary this week: April 2 to 8

Mar 31 2018, 7:55 pm

The first week after a long weekend is always a bit of struggle, we feel you!

However, with all the exciting events happening this week and spring (finally) beginning to peek through, you’ll simply be too busy to even notice.

Work off that Easter ham with a workout class, create a new piece of art to liven up your home, or plan a date night out and hit up one of the many performances happening around the city.

Here is a list we compiled of 28 things to you simply can’t miss this week!

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Monday, April 2

Easter Tea


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  • What: Enjoy a delicious high tea experience in the stunning dining room of the home now known as the “Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women.” From clotted cream and buttermilk scones to ham, brie, and apple finger sandwiches, prepare to leave full from these tasty bites.
  • When: March 31, April 1 and 2
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve your spot, $28.95 for Adults, $20.95 for Children (under 12)

Strongest Self Challenge

  • What: Kick-start spring by getting into a solid fitness routine, AKA: Let’s get that beach bod ready! Take five classes in a week or 20 class in April and be entered to win some very exciting prizes.
  • When: April 1 to 30
  • Where: Barre West – 420, 7337 Macleod Trail SW
  • Cost: Online, $69

Reel Time Film Screening: Faces Places 

  • What: Faces Places is a film written by an 80-year-old and a 34-year-old as a visual record of their road trip and everyone they meet along the way.
  • When: Monday, April 2
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Lux Cinema Banff – 229 Bear Street
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Tuesday, April 3

Macaron 101 


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  • 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: April 3, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Ollia Macaron and Tea – 810c 16th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Call to reserve your spot, $100

Dinner and a Movie: Slumdog Millionaire 

  • What: This classic date night standby just got a whole lot more fun, with Heritage Park’s Dinner and a Movie series. Munch on a tasty three-course meal at the Selkirk Grille Restaurant before heading over to Gasoline Alley for a classic film. There you will find a cash bar and old-fashioned popcorn to snack on during the movie!
  • Where: Heritage Park, Celebration Tent – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Tuesday, April 3
  • Cost: $44.95/ per person or $8 for film only

Trailer Park Boy – A F#cked Up Evening With 

  • When: Tuesday, April 3
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39 to $130

Watch the Calgary Flames Play the Arizona Coyotes 

  • What: Cheer on the Flames in their last few home games of the season!
  • When:Tuesday, April 3
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $25 to $148

Wednesday, April 4

Hydrangeas Paint Night 

  • What: Get your creative juices flowing at this flowery paint night!
  • When: Wednesday, April 4
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Boston Pizza – 12286 Symons Valley Road NW
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Dust off your road bike


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  • It looks like Calgary has seen the last of the snow, for the next five months at least – fingers crossed! So it’s the perfect time to get out your road bike and head down to the river for some beautiful views and a great afternoon of adventures, exploring Calgary’s bike paths.

Check out Calgary’s Newest Ice Creamery

  • What: XO is located in the heart of one of Calgary’s newest communities, Auburn Bay. Paying tribute to the old fashioned ice cream parlours and mom-and-pop shops, they have aimed to create an ice cream experience with flavours that are both nostalgic and creative, sparking memories across generations – past, present, and future!
  • Where: 808, 100 Auburn Meadows Drive SE

Thursday, April 5

First Free Thursday at the Glenbow

  • What: Grab your crew and stroll through your favourite downtown art expo for FREE on the first Thursday of every month. This is the perfect opportunity to check out the latest exciting exhibits that are currently set up at the Glenbow, like Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, Black Gold Tapestry, Eye of the Needle, and more!
  • When: Thursday, April 5
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

WISE Movie Night Fundraiser 

  • What: If you have never seen “Hidden Figures,” then you are in for a treat! Get inspired by these three steadfast, driven women as you raise money for the SAIT Women in Science and Engineering club.
  • When: Thursday, April 5
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Stan Grad Building – 1301 16th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: FREE

Art of the European Hand-Tie

  • When: Thursday, April 12
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: 924 17th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $75

Friday, April 6

Make It!

  • What: Shop over 135 of your favourite local artists, makers, and more at Make It’s spring show. Arrive home with a one-of-a-kind treasure that was made by a small business and holds the memories of an amazing afternoon at the market. Shopping local is a two-way street!
  • When: April 6 to 8
  • Time:
    • Friday: 11 am to 9 pm
    • Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
    • Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Big Four Building – 1901 Big Four Trail SE
  • Admission: $6 at the door, kids 12 and under are FREE

My Favourite Things! Celebrating the music of Julie Andrews 

  • What: This enchanting performance brings to life one of the most beloved actresses in film and broadway history! Relive the special moments of The Sounds of Music, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Cinderella and more.
  • When: April 6 and 7
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $25 to $85

Saturday, April 7

Little Modern Pop Up 

  • What: One of the city’s favourite markets is bringing some of the very best small businesses to you – right in the suburbs! Join them for a day of craft beer, food trucks, live music, and some of the best shopping you’ll find in Calgary. !
  • When: Saturday, April 7
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Caravel Craft Brewery – 12, 10221 15th Street NE
  • Admission: $5 per person, kids 14 and under are FREE

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • Admission: Free!

Watch the Calgary Flames play the Vegas Golden Knights


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  • What: Cheer on the Flames in their last few games of the season!
  • When: Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm vs the Vegas Golden Knights
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $40 to $222

Sunday, April 8

Free fitness classes at the CORE: Yoga 

  • What: Get re-balanced and start your Sunday off right with a free bootcamp class curtesy of Caron Anderson at the CORE. Time to get your summer bod started!
  • When: Every Sunday in April
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Dome Tower – 333, 7th Avenue SW
  • Cost: FREE

Rod Stewart 

  • When: Sunday, April 8
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $49 to $249

Any Day of the Week

Head to the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

  • What: Looking for a quick escape from the every day grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. This spa is meant to provide relaxation and give you the opportunity to discover clarity in the midst of the mountains.
  • Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Hit the slopes for spring skiing


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  • What: Our mountainous backyard is just waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some spring shredding in, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer.
  • Check the websites for Sunshine, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise to find the hours of operation and trail conditions

March Madness

  • What: Looking for a spot to catch the games with all the basketball fanatics? National on 10th will have EVERY game up on the big screens. So come grab a beer and cheer on your favourite players!
  • When: March 11 to April 2
  • Time: Varies depending on the game
  • Where: National on 10 – 341 10th Avenue SW

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for a beautiful snowy view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
  • Tickets: Adult $62, child $31

Whales Tohora

  • What: Coming all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been travelling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks it’s final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean; the whale. The exhibit shows everything from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.
  • When: January 20 to June 20
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

  • What: Get inspired as you stroll through beautiful photographs taken by the famous and fascinating Frida Kahlo. There are more than 240 pieces that were kept in her home, ‘The Blue House,” for over 50 years under her estate. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the woman behind the artist; her origins, her roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her fragile health, her political tendencies, and her special relationship with photography. This is the first time this exhibition has ever been presented in Canada!
  • When: February 3 to May 21, 2018
  • Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
  • Admission: Regular admission
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