What: Support your local independent filmmakers as they defy convention in all genres, at the 14th annual Calgary Underground Film Festival. All screenings after 3PM are licensed (18+), which means you can drink beer during the film but no minors are allowed in.
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 3-course meal at the Selkirk Grille Restaurant before heading over to Gasoline Alley for a timeless 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
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
What: April 19th is National Canadian Film day, and to celebrate the Glenbow is inviting you to join them in a free screening of the Angry Inuk. Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, this film features the journey of a tech-savy generation armed with social media, as they campaign and challenge the long-established perceptions of seal hunting.
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
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
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.
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.
What: Head to the National Music Centre (NMC) for the second installment of their new nighttime series on Friday, April 21. The night will feature a fresh roster of DJs, along with more games and good times geared towards music fans 18 years of age and older. This is not your typical night at the museum. We’ll be turning down the lights, turning up the tunes, and inviting you to explore five floors of exhibitions and interactives.
Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre – 850 4 Street SE
What: Brunching for a good cause, there is no better way to spend your Saturday! Try a variety of delicious brunch dishes (yes, they have benny), as DJ Geoff Brown spins old hip hop and soul music in the background at this charity event in support of the Pet Access League Society (PALS) Calgary. There will also be an exciting silent auction featuring a variety of local YYC products and brands, such as Rumble Boxing, Local Laundry, Lace Brick Design, Bark Shop and more.
Where: Roosevelt Eatery – 933 17th Avenue SW
When: April 22
Cost: $33 – includes brunch, 1 mimosa and up to $15 off your first Uber ride
What: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is keeping David Bowie’s memory alive with this tribute to the legend himself. Join them for an evening of symphonic rock that outlines five decades of Bowie’s iconic classics, such as Space Oddity, Let’s Dance, Rebel Rebel and many many more.
What: If you’re a foodie, this is an event you will want to write down on your calendar. Join YYCFoodTrucks for their first event of the year, kicking off yet another summer full of great food, music, community and fun-filled events.
What: It’s baaaaack! Calgary Poutine week takes over the minds, hearts, and stomachs of YYC from April 21 to 29 this year, and the best part is, when you eat poutine sold as part of Calgary Poutine Week, you are helping get a meal to someone in need. Poutine Week is partnered with Mealshare, the non-profit that basically is a one-for-one donation based model that lets restaurants feed customers and kids in need.
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!