15 things to do in Calgary this week: April 25 to May 1

Dec 19 2017, 11:23 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between April 25 and May 1.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Night Yoga

  • What: Drop in classes for $10. Classes fill up fast, early registration is encouraged.
  • Where: Regenerate Mind and Body – 4103 Centre Street NW
  • When: Monday, April 25 and Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Farmers Market on Stephen Avenue

  • What: Every second Tuesday of the month, over 40 vendors will setup shop for the farmers market coming to Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary.
  • Where: On 8th Avenue between 1st Street SE and 1st Street SW
  • When: Tuesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trivia Night: The Office Edition

  • What: Trivia and Games Night at Wurst happens every last Tuesday of the month. This months theme is The Office. Grab your friends and find out who knows the most about Michael Scott.
  • Where: Wurst – 2437 4th Street SW
  • When: Tuesday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $21.80

Weekly Drop-In Figure Drawing & Painting Class

  • What: The class alternates between traditional life drawing sessions with a nude model and vogue style figure painting sessions with a semi-nude or model in costume. This weeks class will be doing figure painting.
  • Where: Swinton’s Art Supply, Instruction & Framing  – 7160 Fisher Street SE
  • When: Tuesday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $12

Stand Up Comedy Workshop

  • What: A 6 week workshop that is perfect for any person interested in stand up comedy and/or applying proven stand up comedy techniques to your personal and business life.
  • Where: FunnyFest Office – Crowchild Trail & 33 Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, April 26 to Tuesday, May 31
  • Cost: $389


  • What: Broadway across Canada brings Annie to Calgary. The Tony Award winning original is directed by orginal lyricist, and director Martin Charnin.
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Tuesday, April 26 to Friday, April 29
  • Cost: $40 – $95

Pop Up Poetry Readings

  • What: Pop Up Poetry Readings have been hitting Calgary in April in celebration of National Poetry Month. Catch the last one this Wednesday.
  • Where: Bankers Hall – 315 8th Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, April 27 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Wine and Art Wednesdays

  • What: Enjoy some appetizers and drinks in the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery for a local arts & culture experience. Stay longer and enjoy a full sit-down menu by award winning CHEF BAR and 1/2 priced wine by the bottle.
  • Where: Gerry Thomas Art Gallery – 602 11th Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, April 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Comic Vision Calgary 2016

  • What: This annual fundraising event features six shows across Canada, bringing together some of the best comedians in the country to raise money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
  • Where: Theatre Junction – 608 1st Street SW
  • When: Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $125

She Skirts, He Flirts: Speed Dating

  • What: The night will start with a mystery ice breaker activity followed by Speed Dating and end with socializing over cocktails. For women ages 25 to 37 and Men 27 to 37.
  • Where: Double Zero Core Restaurant – Suite 100, 751 4th Street SW
  • When: Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $39

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016

  • What: At the Expo you can visit hundreds of vendor booths and exhibits, attend workshops, and panels featuring iconic artists and stars, grab new art from world-class creators, and even meet your favourite heroes for a photo or autograph.
  • Where: Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • When: Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1
  • Cost: Varies

Blackheart Burlesque

  • What: The SuicideGirls, an online community that celebrates beauty and culture from all around the world, presents Blackheart Burlesque. They’re taking classic burlesque and giving it a geek makeover. Star Wars and Zelda characters along with many others will all be at the show.
  • Where: Flames Central – 219 8th Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m
  • Cost: $32.50 – $132.50

YYC Taco Fiesta 2016

  • What: Combining food and charity, YYC Taco Fiesta, a six day long festival celebrating tacos, makes its debut in Calgary this year.
  • When: Friday, April 29 through to Thursday, May 5
  • Where: Various venues throughout the city (click here for participating restaurants)

16th Annual FunnyFest Talent Search

  • What: Be part of the judging as audience reaction and laughter is needed. Watch round 5 of the talent search that will be showcased at the 16th annual FunnyFest Calgary comedy festival from June 2 to 12.
  • Where: Nicastro’s Showroom – 2820 Centre Street N
  • When: Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

Comic STRIP: Calgary Comic Expo After Party

  • What: The infamous contortionist performer, Visha Loo will be hosting the third annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo After Party. An evening of burlesque, music, comedy, magic all inspired by our favourite comic and entertainment related film, television, and art. Event is for adults only.
  • Where: The Blind Monk – 918 12th Avenue Sw
  • When: Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20
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