21 things to do in Calgary this week: April 3 to 9

Apr 3 2017, 6:32 pm

A crazy week of weather means you need some fun things to do to keep occupied. From an all age easter hunt with sweet prizes to The Calgary Woman’s Show at BMO this weekend.


  • 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

Taking Flight Festival

  • What: UofC’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is excited to present the 2017 Taking Flight festival. For over a decade Taking Flight has celebrated the creativity and emerging talents of our students, undergraduate and graduate alike, by showcasing their broad range of projects across the performing arts. In addition to our regular Drama performances, this years festival has expanded to include an interdisciplinary performance, the popular [email protected]Noon and [email protected] events, as well as several Music concerts.
  • Where: University of Calgary
  • When: March 27 to April 8
  • Cost: Admission varies per event

Vintage Antique Sale

  • What: Find yourself a coveted, one-of-a-kind treasure vintage sale put on by the Heirloom Program at Heritage Park. Twice a year they clean out their storage room and sell the unique items that are no longer needed for programming to help raise funds for other park initiatives. Antique furniture, old fashioned toys, classic jewelry and precious china, you never know what sort of gem you may just stumble upon from the past!
  • When: April 1 to 9
  • Where: Heritage Park, Celebration Tent – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Cost: suggested donation of $2

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

Calgary International Beer Fest launch

  • What: Head to Craft Beer Market and sample ‘The Lion, the Wit, & the Wardrobe’ Wit beer they brewed as part of the Be the Brewer Contest. Celebrate the winners of the label and ad design contests, sharing highlights of the upcoming festival, giving out great prizes, and more! Try the beer that will be served at exclusive locations across Alberta.
  • Where: CRAFT Beer Market – 345 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, 4 April

Dinner and A Movie

  • 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
  • When:
    • April 4 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • April 19 – Canadian Fan Favourite
  • Cost: $42.95/ per person or $8 for film only


  • What:Maybe it was once ‘Only in Dreams’ but now, seeing Weezer can be a reality! One of our favourite 90s bands return with a new album Feels like Summer and are on the road hitting our city soon. With Special Guests The Trews and The Flatliners!
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • When: April 5
  • Cost: $70

Winter workshops

Geometric Terrariums

  • Where: Roosevelt – 933 17 Avenue SW
  • When: April 5
  • Cost: $80

Terrarium Workshop Evening: By Forage + Design Creations

  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10 Avenue SE
  • When: April 6
  • Cost: $60

Big Rock Craft Beer Calgary Brewing Course

  • What: Calling all beer lovers! With the guidance and assistance from professional brewmasters, Alan Yule and Neil Bamford, you will get an opportunity to learn and participate in the beer brewing process from start to finish in this 2.5-hour workshop. Eight weeks later you are invited to return to pick up your craft beer creation!
  • Where: Heritage Park, Celebration Tent – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: April 6
  • Cost: $95


  • What: You’ve probably had this song stuck in your head at some point this summer. Snakehips’ “All My Friends” is only one of the tracks that put this duo on the map! Check out their show this month for a sensual take on old school R & B and hip hop.
  • Where: The Palace Theatre, 219 8th Avenue SW
  • When: April 6 at 8 pm
  • Cost: Available online at $30. 18+

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

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

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

The Calgary Woman’s Show

  • What: Grab the ladies and head to the BMO Centre for another year of The Calgary Women’s Show, aka the ultimate girls day out! The show will feature two days of special appearances from Jason Thompson and Gina Tognoni, along with two fashion shows, drink samples in the Wine Garden, boutique shopping, educational seminars and so much more! Proceeds from the event will be going to support Alberta Guide Dogs, as they are this year’s charity of choice.
  • Where: The BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: April 8 to 9
  • Cost: Day Pass – $40, 2-day Pass – $20

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

Spring Music Series: Aaron Pollock

  • What: Aaron Pollock picked up a violin at age 6 and has never looked back! A native Calgarian, Aaron is currently working on his passion for music in the country music industry with John Mayer influenced guitar riffs and a baritone voice such as Josh Turner’s. See him perform at the Kokanee Kabin at Lake Louise, while celebrating the last few runs of the season.
  • Where: Lake Louise – 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise Alberta
  • When: April 8 and 9
  • Cost: Included in lift ticket

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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