25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: April 19 to 21

Apr 11 2019, 11:25 pm

Time flies when you’re having fun! Here are 30 great events to check out in Calgary on Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21. Easter, Metric and July Talk, and more!

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Friday, April 19

Wolf On The Ringstrasse

What: In Austria, 1895, the caustic composer Hugo Wolf pens his famous opera, Der Corregidor. Plagued by the spectre of his adolescent rivalry with school fellow Gustav Mahler, and manically consumed by a need to generate a work equal to those of the dead master Wagner, Wolf retreats, penniless and wretched, to the mountains and the childhood home of the wife of his most devoted patron, Herr Heinrich Köchert. Presented by Spirit Fire Theatre and Pumphouse Theatre.

When: Various dates from Friday, April 19 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (and 2 pm on April 20)
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Easter at the Market

What: Hop on over to the Calgary Farmers Market for Easter fun! Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, decorate Easter cookies, and give a donation to the Calgary Food Bank to ensure that no one goes hungry this Easter. There is no better way to put a little spring in your step and enjoy some quality time with the whole family. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce for your Easter feast!

When: Now to Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

The Crystal Method

The Crystal Method / Facebook

What: The Crystal Method perform at Commonwealth Bar & Stage with Kali Yuga and The Genesa Project.

When: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage 731 10 Ave SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

Catch the Easter Bunny at Lake Louise

What: The Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance at Lake Louise over the Easter long weekend. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny and Griff the Grizzly as they make their way around the lodge and base area handing out Easter Eggs and posing for photos between 11 am and 2 pm

When: April 19 to April 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Lake Louise – 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise Alberta
More Info: Online

NSD Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs at Calaway Park

What: National Service Dogs’ Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs (and some treats for kids too) is a family event that includes your furry baby. Each year, thousands of plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden over a defined area of a local park. Each egg contains a dog treat and a sticker, representing a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes. Registrants receive two egg cartons, giving them the opportunity to collect up to 24 eggs.

All monies raised (family registration fee is $25) support NSD’s award-winning Certified Service Dogs for Autism, Certified Service Dogs for PTSD and Canine Assisted Intervention programs.

When: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: Registration 9 am, hunt at 10 am
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Register: Online, $30

Saturday, April 20

Metric with July Talk

Image: July Talk / Facebook

What: Two Canadian rock bands in one, what more could you ask for? The Torontonians’ performance in Calgary will be one of twelve Canadian shows they are playing this spring.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $54 online

Vaisakhi Mela

What: Celebrate the Indian New Year with this cultural event open for everyone, featuring dances, entertainment, food, and more.

When: April 20 to 21, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Genesis Centre Feature Gymnasium – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Admission: Free

Marda Egg Fest

What: The Easter Bunny is coming to Marda Loop to hide chocolates all around for your little bunnies to find. Bring your baskets down to Marda Loop for one of their most popular free family events.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Marda Loop – 33rd Avenue SW
Admission: Free

Calgary Roughnecks vs Saskatchewan Rush

What: The Calgary Roughnecks takes on the Saskatchewan Rush in NLL action.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Butterfield Acres Easter Hunts

What: Starting in one of the barns, the kids listen to the Legend of the Easter Bunny. Then it’s off with their baskets to do his bidding with a special hunt. When the children find the items the Easter Bunny needs, they’ll send them down the tunnels to the Easter Bunny’s Secret Workshop where he’ll magically turn them into Easter Eggs. Advance tickets required.

When: April 20 and 21, 2019
Time: Various time slots between 10:20 and 1:40 pm
Where: Butterfield Acres – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Cost: Adults $14.99, children $12.99

Taste of Jamaica 2019

What: A showcase of Jamaican culture to answer many questions about the mystique of Jamaica. Enjoy food, music, dance and a Come to Jamaica zone. There will be prizes, a Kidz Zone with activities for the young children and tweens, and more.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 12 to 8 pm
Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association – 5600 Centre Street, North Calgary
Tickets: Online

The 420 Music and Arts Festival

What: Enjoy a three-day celebration featuring performers and Rock n’ Roll Bands surrounding the culture that is 420, along with eclectic art, makers, and many other local vendors and enthusiasts.

When: Now to April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: County Line Saloon – 1825 50 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Poutine With Purpose 2019

Poutine With Purpose


What: The annual community event invites customers to try some of Calgary’s top restaurants’ poutines while supporting Mealshare to end youth hunger. This year there are dozens of eateries participating, and some even have vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan poutine options for patrons to try. Last year, Poutine With Purpose sold 13,000 poutines helping 13,000 youth in need.

When: Now to Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Participating restaurants across Calgary
More Info: Online


What: Halifax rockers Wintersleep perform at The Palace Theatre with guests Partner and The Northern Coast.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Comedy Night at Citizen Brewing Company

What: Citizen Brewing Company presents Citizen Comedy Night with performances by Sterling Scott, Justin Nichol, Lisa Baker, and Chris Gordon.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Citizen Brewing Co. – 227 35 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday, April 21

Cardboard Box Downhill Derby

What: Get creative with cardboard for the annual Cardboard Box Downhill Derby – Easter Sunday Edition. Using only cardboard, string, tape and glue, prove your cardboard carpentry by building the fastest sled in town! Prizes will be given for top three times and the best three designs. Get your teams of 1-4 people together and challenge your neighbors and friends to out-design, out-wit and out-sled your creation.

When: April 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Lake Louise – 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise Alberta
Admission: Free

Calgary International Auto & Truck Show

Calgary International Auto & Truck Show / Facebook

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

Easter Sunday Brunch at Post Hotel & Spa

What:  Post Hotel & Spa’s Easter Sunday Brunch offers a wide variety of homemade baked goods, salads, seafood, cured meats and pâtés, chef’s carving station with Alberta beef and fresh fish and an assortment of our pastry chef’s delicious desserts.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 11:30 am and 2 pm
Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
Reservations: Call 403 522 3989 or 800 661 1586

Calgary Performing Arts Festival

What: The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is an integral part of the Calgary arts community, encouraging classical and contemporary music and speech arts performance among amateur students of all ages and skill levels. Featuring 12,000 performers in 19 categories over 21 days.

When: Now to May 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Mount Royal University – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Easter Tea

What: A delicious high tea experience in the stunning dining room of the home now known as the “Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women.” Enjoy a tray of tasty sandwiches and treats along with freshly brewed tea or lemonade.

When: Now to April 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve your spot, $29.95 for Adults, $20.95 for Children (under 12)

Ace of Wands with Hermitess and Lashes

What: Toronto’s Ace of Wands performs at King Eddy YYC with Alberta-based Hermitess and Lashes.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: King Eddy – 438 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Easter Brunch at Fort Calgary

What: Celebrate Easter with an award-winning Sunday Brunch at Fort Calgary featuring made to order omelettes station, pasta station, eggs benedict, sausages, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, cheese platter, meat platter and many more chef’s selections of hot and cold items. Fort Calgary Brunch also offers complimentary admission to the historic museum.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: Seatings at 9:30 am, 11:15 am and 1 pm
Address: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Create – Calgary Children’s Festival Lineup Announcement

What: Create – Calgary’s New Children’s Festival is an interactive, multidisciplinary festival for families that provides audiences chances to experience fine arts and explore the process of creation. Join them for their line-up announcement which will also feature performances by local artists.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW #100, Calgary
Admission: Free

Beer & Yoga at Zero Issue Brewing

Craft beers and woman doing yoga (MaxyM/Dean Drobot/Shutterstock)

Craft beers and woman doing yoga (MaxyM/Dean Drobot/Shutterstock)

What: Katia from Black Dog Yoga. She is back hosting another hour of bending and stretching with beer at Zero Issue Brewing.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Zero Issue Brewing – 4210 12 St NE, Calgary
Admission: $20, includes a sleeve of beer for during or after yoga. Email [email protected] to save a spot.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at The Rec Room Calgary

What: Want to feel like a kid again? Join The Rec Room at their Adult Easter Egg Hunt. There’s over $500 in prizes to be found, with complimentary coffee/hot chocolate and every egg is a winner.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: The Rec Room Calgary – 1180 – 901 64 Avenue NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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