15 things to do in Calgary this week: July 11 to 17

Jul 12 2016, 6:34 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between July 4 to 10.

Shakespeare by the Bow: Hamlet

  • What: Theatre Calgary’s Production of Hamlet comes to Prince’s Island Park. No need to buy tickets for the show, just arrive early to grab a seat and bring a blanket with you if you’d like. The show runs on donations, so pay what you’d like when the collection hat makes it’s way through the crowd. Find showtimes online.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: Now until Sunday, August 21 (Excluding Mondays)
  • Cost: Pay What You Will

Calgary Stampede

  • What: The Greatest Outdoor Show in the world celebrates it’s 104th year in Calgary. Bring the kids, take the girlfriend or wonder solo, this is a right of passage if you’re in Calgary from July 8 to 17 this year. Sneak-a-peak is on July 7.
  • When: July 8 to 17
  • Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Price: Park admission is $18. Tickets can be purchased online here
See also

Check out Studio Bell

  • What: Studio Bell is officially open and now you can check it out. The facility includes 22,000-square-feet of exhibition space, a 300-seat performance hall, as well as recording and broadcast facilities.
  • Where: National Music Centre – 134 11th Avenue SE
  • When: Open from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Cost: $18 (Adults) $14 (Seniors/Students)

Something Old, Something New: 125 Years of Wedding Fashion

  • What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
  • Where: Lougheed House – 707 13th Avenue SW
  • When: Now until October 2
  • Cost: Regular admission $8.50

Okotoks Dawgs Games

  • What: See the Western Major Baseball League Okotoks Dawgs for a special weekday edition.
  • Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
  • When: 
    • Tuesday, July 12 at 7:05 pm vs Lethbridge Bulls
    • Saturday, July 16 at 7:05 pm vs Yorkton Cardinals
    • Sunday, June 17 at 2:05 pm vs Yorkton Cardinals

Wagonstage Children’s Theatre at the Calgary Zoo

  • What:  Enjoy two 20 minute shows performed by Drama students from Wagonstage Children’s Theatre. Hippo Needs a Bath is performed in the green space between the Kitamba Café and the Rhino enclosure and The Dinosaur Club, No Babies Allowed! takes place in the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Now until Friday, August 19
  • Cost: Regular admission to the Zoo

Lunchtime Pop-Up Picnics

  • What: A Pop-Up Picnic is a lunch hour (Noon to 1pm) event hosted by Downtown Calgary in various locations around the downtown core. They’ll provide the tables, chairs, entertainment and all you have to do is bring your lunch and some friends. Each picnic will have a unique theme – this week’s being ‘Shakespear on the Bow’ and will be held at a different location each week.
  • Where: J. Bowlen Park – 620 7th Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, July 13 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Cost: Free

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

  • What: Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.
  • Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
  • When: Thursday, July 14 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Adults Only Night at TELUS Spark

  • What: Get hands-on with science while indulging in the adult juice. Enjoy free reign in the galleries, a fully licensed bar, and tunes all night long. This week’s theme is ‘Stampede Scientist.’
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St Georges Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, July 14 6 to 10 pm
  • Cost: $19.95

Zac Brown Band

  • What: JEKYLL + HYDE, the latest album from three-time Grammy Award-winners Zac Brown Band, was their third Number 1 debut on Billboard’s 200 charts. Playing a wide range of instruments including the fiddle, the mandolin, and the banjo in a blend of soul, bluegrass, country, and reggae, the multi-instrumental band have a total of 14 (and counting) #1 hit radio singles and have sold more than seven million albums.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Thursday, July 14
  • Tickets: From $59.99, available online 

Lady Antebellum

  • What: These Grammy Award-winners were the first in CMA Award history to receive Single of the Year for two consecutive years. Originally formed in Nashville, Lady Antebellum released their sixth studio effort, 747, in 2014 to critical praise for successfully venturing into poppier territory.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, July 15
  • Tickets: From $49.99, available online

Oxford Stomp 2016

  • What: Calgary’s 28th annual Oxford Stomp returns with the Stampede this July.Get ready to hear performances by Don Henley, Serena Ryder, Matthew Good, and Vertical Horizon, all in the name of a good cause. Tickets are on sale now online.
  • When: Friday, July 15 from 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE
  • Website: oxfordstomp.com

Jeff Dunham

  • What: Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has been called the “most popular comedian in the United States” — not far of a stretch for someone whose videos have received almost a billion YouTube views and whose Comedy Central specials have been some of their highest-ever rated.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: July 17, 2016
  • Tickets: From $49.00, available online

If you’ll be in Banff during the week:

A Night at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

  • What: Every Thursday night in downtown Banff for 14 weeks, two identical shows per night will be shown featuring four unique film programs rotating each week.
  • Where: Lux Cinema – 229 Bear Street, Banff
  • When: Thursday, June 16 to Thursday, September 8. Shows at 7 and 9:30 pm
  • Cost: $12 can purchase online

Party with Buffy Sainte-Marie and Dan Mangan

  • What: Celebrate arts and creativity with us, at this free summer concert featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dan Mangan, and Seckou Keita.
  • Where: Shaw Amphitheatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
  • When: July 16 at 4 pm
  • Cost: Free
DH Calgary StaffDH Calgary Staff

+ Listed
+ Stampede