19 things to do in Calgary this week: April 24 to 30

Apr 24 2017, 6:11 am

A new week and so much more to see and do in Calgary. From Poutine week and $5 dance workshops, you can have your cake and eat it too.

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$5 Class Week At Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

  • What: Are you looking to try something new or just switch up your workout routine? Try a variety of different dance styles for only $5 during DJD’s $5 class week and decipher which styles you may want to pursue during their next dance season.
  • Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12 Avenue SE
  • When: April 24-28
  • Cost: $5

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

Spring workshop

Henna Workshop

  • Where: Sonoma – 120, 801 6 Street SW
  • When: April 24
  • Cost: $70

An Evening With Jackson Browne

  • What: Since beginning his Career in the mid-60’s, launching 14 albums and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, Jackson Browne has had one unbelievable career. Join him and Greg Leisz for an evening oh good ol’ Rock and Roll on the Jack Singer Concert Stage, as he reminisces all of his favourite hits!
  • Where: Jacksinger Concert Hall at Arts Commons – 208 8 Avenue SW
  • When: April 25
  • Cost: $52.75 – $102.75

The Gospel Side of Elvis

  • What: Little do people know, but Elvis loved to jam out to more than just Rock and Roll in his day. He idolized The Blackwood Family, the first family of Gospel Music, and aspired to sing with them someday. Although he didn’t get the opportunity, The Blackwood Quartet did play at Elvis’s funeral and is keeping his memory alive by putting on this tour honouring the king of Rock and Roll himself.
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 * Avenue SE
  • When: April 25
  • Cost: $47.75

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

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

Calgary Poutine Week

  • 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.
  • Where: Various restaurants around town
  • When: April 21 to 29

Jimmy Eat World

  • What: Come see another legend from the 90’s, Jimmy Eat World, as they make their way around the globe on their tour to promote their most recent album, Integrity Blues!
  • Where: The Palace Theater – 219 – 8th Avenue SW
  • When: April 28
  • Cost: $35

YYC Taco Fiesta

  • What: YYC Taco Fiesta is a new taco festival that runs at the end of April and into May. Participating eateries (which are to be announced) will offer either individual tacos for $4 to $6, or a larger taco platter that will be anywhere from $12 to $18. YYC Taco Fiesta aims to mobilize the taco-loving community and get people into restaurants to purchase these special dishes. Partial proceeds from the taco sales (15%) will be donated to the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Kids Up Front.
  • Where: Over 30 participating restaurant in Calgary and the surrounding area
  • When: Friday, April 28 to Friday, May 5

8th Annual Calgary Vegan Bake Sale

  • What: Try some amazing vegan treats, while supporting two amazing charities making a huge different here in Calgary, the Free Spirit Sanctuary and the Alice Sanctuary. 100% of the proceeds will be given to both of these charities.
  • Where: Community Natural Foods – Chinook Station Market, 202 – 61st Avenue SW
  • When: April 29
  • Cost: 100% of proceeds will be donated to Free Spirit Sanctuary and The Alice Sanctuary.

Bikinis for Breast Cancer

  • What: Ski in your bikini top in an “S” formation down the hill as you raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. There are some very exciting prizes to be won, so competition to raise the most amount of money will be high!
  • Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort – 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise
  • Alberta
  • When: April 29
  • Cost: All participants will be eligible for 20% off lift passes

Cheer on the Roughnecks

  • What: It’s been a good season for the Calgary Roughnecks, so come and join them for their last few games of the season!
  • When:
    • Saturday, April 8 at 7 pm vs. Buffalo
    • Saturday, April 29 at 7 pm vs. Saskatchewan
  • Where: The Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise

What ‘Sing’ in theatres for only $2.99

  • What: Cineplex Family Favourites are the perfect day to take your little one or your big ones to the movies on the cheap. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children with this week’s movie being ‘Sing.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, April 29 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

  • What: As Cinderella always said, ‘if you keep believing, the dream you wish will come true.” Well, wish no longer, as Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is coming to town! Be swept away in this enchanting Broadway musical that features an incredible orchestra, a pumpkin, a glass slipper and a twist that will leave you in awe.
  • Where: Sait Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: April 25 to 30
  • Cost: $30-$120

Rockies 2.0: Magazine Launch

  • What: Celebrate the launch of volume 2 of the Canadian Rockies Annual Magazine with a live performance from Shred Kelly and brews from the Banff Avenue Brewing Co. Be sure to be on time, as the first 100 people through the door will receive a very exciting swag bag and a free copy of the magazine!
  • Where: Park Distillery Restaurant and Bar
  • When: April 30
  • Cost: $15 online or $20 at the door

International Jazz Day

  • What: April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), so be prepared to enjoy a variety events happening around Calgary throughout the month. April 30th is International Jazz Day, that also marks the official end to JAM. Check out the many FREE events happening around the city celebrating this fun and wonderful music genre!
  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: April 30
  • Cost: FREE

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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