19 things to do in Calgary this week: April 10 to 16

Apr 10 2017, 7:21 pm

A crazy week of weather means you need some fun things to do to keep occupied. From testing out your sitcom knowledge to getting in a free workout with a ballet barre class there’s plenty to do this week.


  • What: This is no ordinary Easter egg hunt! For two weeks, the CORE will be hosting a mall-wide Easter egg hunt, for Adults. Inside each egg, you will find exciting vouchers for gift cards, baskets, and swag from the CORE retailers. Stay tuned on Instagram and Twitter to find clues as to where the Easter Bunny is hiding the eggs!
  • Where: COREShopping – 333 7 Avenue SW
  • When: April 3 to 15

Yoga at the GRAND

  • What: Make the most of your Monday and take some time to just breath, while enjoying a relaxing yoga class at Theatre Junction during your lunch hour!
  • Where: Theatre Junction Grand – 608 1 Street SW
  • When: Every Monday at 12:15 pm
  • Cost: $10 Drop-in

Paint Party

  • What: Eat, drink and paint with Christi Tims, as you learn how to paint the iconic ‘sugar bull.’ Christi will guide you in the initial outline and then it is up to your creativity as to how you decorate your masterpiece.
  • Where: Blanco – 723 17 Avenue SW
  • When: April 10
  • Cost: $40 – includes a complimentary drink and all supplies.

Trivia Night: Grey’s Anatomy

  • What: Gather the squad together, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. All those years of being a faithful follower, 13 years to be exact, will finally pay off as you’re asked to test your Grey’s Anatomy knowledge. Head to WURST on Tuesday night and bring home the prize. Mother will be so proud.
  • Where: WURST – 2437 4 Street SW Calgary
  • When: Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm
  • Cost: $20 (includes a drink)

Run 5-8K with The Outsiders Run Club

  • What: Is running a marathon or just simply getting back into shape one of your new year’s resolutions this year? Tackle this goal once and for all and join the Outsiders Running Club. There is no charge, just bring yourself and your running shoes and join Joanna Magnik of The Sweat Style for a 5-8K run every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm!
  • Where: East Village Riverwalk plaza – 618 Confluence Way SE
  • When: Every Tuesday
  • Cost: FREE

Winter workshops

Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewelry

  • Where: The Bourbon Room – National on Tenth – 341 10 Avenue SW
  • When: April 12
  • Cost: $60

Intro to Watercolour Workshop at Greater Goods

  • Where: Greater Goods – 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: April 19
  • Cost: $80/ person

Heart and Swirl Painting Workshops

  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10 Avenue SE
  • When:
  • April 12 – “Bloom” with Kyla Alty
  • April 19 – Abstract Stripes with Jill Paddock
  • April 26 – “Bloom” with Kyla Alty
  • Cost: $100

Adults Only Nights: The Final Frontier

  • What: In honour of the Comic Expo beginning soon, Telus Spark has an unreal experience planned for this month’s Adults Only Night! Celebrate the cultural impact of Star Trek as part of their Starfleet Academy Experience. This popular TV show inspired many people to look up in wonder what was beyond our vast universe and that in it’s self is an impact worth celebrating.
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: April 13
  • Cost: $35

Craving Kensington

  • What: This March, Calgary Food Tours is bringing back everyone’s favourite, Craving Kensington. On this 3-hour walking-tour, you will eat your way through this inner city village at some of the foodie hotspots, while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area! Bon appétit!
  • Where: Meet at Pulcinella Ristorante – 1147 Kensington Crescent NW
  • When: Thursday’s in March to November 2017
  • Cost: $115

Check out some live Music on Music Mile

  • What: 2016 was the year of music here in Calgary, and the music industry in our city is now booming as a result. Spend date night at one of the many venues on YYC’s Music Mile, between Inglewood and East Village, and be entertained by some of our city’s best local talent at a live show, while enjoying a few drinks with your significant other. See the list of venues and performances here!
  • Where: Music Mile – between Inglewood and East Village
  • Cost: FREE


  • What: It’s not common to see political and hilarious used to describe something in the same sentence, but in this instance, it’s more than appropriate. Laugh until you cry as 1979 Prime Minister Joe Clark, decides whether or not he should put his first budget before parliament, as everyone, including his wife, Brian Mulroney, Pierre Trudeau advise him not too, in this riveting, hilarious political comedy.
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 8 Avenue SE
  • When: April 4 to 22
  • Cost: $25 -$72

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy

  • What: Calling all Trekkies! Having opened on February 4, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will be at TELUS Spark until June 4, 2017. Upon entering the exhibit, you’ll become a Starfleet Academy cadet recruit.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until June 4, 2017
  • Cost: Adults $29.95

Go skating outdoors

  • What: Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!
  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

Taste of Jamaica

  • What: Transport into the world of truly authentic Jamaican culture for a night at this event brought to you by the Jamaican Canadian Association of Alberta. Taste classic Jamaican dishes, while watching live entertainment by local artists and performers, while learning about the rich culture that produced Bob Marley, Usain Bolt and other notable figures throughout history. If you haven’t tried it before, be sure to try the Grapenut ice cream – you won’t regret it!
  • Where: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association – 5600 Centre Street N
  • When: April 15
  • Cost: $5

Legendary Easter Hunt

  • What: This is an event that kids look forward too, year after year! The Children will have the opportunity to hear the Easter Bunny tell his magical tale and then the children will be off to hunt down their eggs. There will be a variety of different stations and activities for kids to interact with, including a photo-shoot area where you could win $100 credit towards your day camp fees when you post your photo on Facebook!
  • Where: Butterfield Acres – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
  • When: April 8,9,14,15
  • Cost: Adult – $15, Children – $13

Deep Sea Adventures of Alvin Sputnik

  • What: Join Tim Watts in his multi-award winning, micro-epic puppet show that explores the next and oldest frontier, the deep blue sea, in a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world.
  • Where: The Banff Centre, The Margaret Greenham Theater – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff AB
  • When: April 15
  • Cost: $12

Mayday Parade – A Lesson In Romantics – 10th Anniversary Tour

  • What: Mayday Parade is an American Rockband from Tallahassee, Florida. If you grew up in the 90’s you may remember their famous album A Lesson in Romantics, and their most recent release, ‘Monsters in the Closet.’ Join them as they rock the stage at Mac Hall and play all of their classics!
  • Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: April 15
  • Cost: $30

Ballet Barre Class in the CORE

  • What: Courtesy of Lolë Calgary, the Core will be hosting free ballet barre classes every Sunday in April at 11am, taught by H/W School of Ballet. Bring your water bottle, yoga mat and towel, and prepare to sculpt and tone that beach bod for summer!
  • Where: COREshopping – 317 7 Avenue SW
  • When: Every Sunday in April beginning April 2
  • Cost: FREE
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