21 things to do in Calgary this week: June 12 to 18

Jun 12 2017, 10:58 pm

A new week and so much more to see and do in Calgary.

From fitness classes to get you into shape for summer 2017 to the Calgary Zoo’s first Adult Night, this week has something for everyone.

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FREE Lunchtime Barre, HIIT and Yoga Classes

  • What: On every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday join Barre Body Studio, Live YYC and Lululemon Ambassador Stef Rizvi for free classes of HIIT Barre and Yoga at 12pm sharp in front of the EV Experience Centre. There is no better way to spend your lunch hour!
  • Where: East Village Experience Centre – 553 RiverFront Avenue SE
  • When: Various Dates
  • Cost: FREE

Mill Street Summer Block Party Block Party

  • What: Kick off the summer with Mill Street Brew Pub’s first ever Summer Block Party! When you get to the event you will receive a passport to try each of the stations that will have samples of their summer beers, spirits, wine and bits from their kitchen. You will also get a pair of festive sunglasses to take home with you – how fun!
  • Where: Mill Street Brewpub – 219 17 Avenue SW
  • When: June 13
  • Cost: $22

Pops in the Park

  • What: Round up your friends and family to welcome summer with this annual evening of popular classics and mouth-watering western barbeque. Taking place in the spacious event tent at Heritage Park, there’s no need to bring along chairs or cushions. This fun casual event includes a lively program of classical, Broadway and film favourites.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: June 14 and 15 at 6:30pm
  • Cost: $30 to $70

Fashion Forward YYC

  • What: See some of the season’s hottest looks from local designers at the 4th annual Fashion Forward fashion show in support of HomeFront Calgary. HomeFront works with a holistic approach to free families from domestic chains and support them in creating a happy and healthy future. Let fashion move them forward!
  • Where: McArther Fine Furniture – 67 Glenbrook Place SW
  • When: June 15
  • Cost: $150

Utopia Factory

  • What: UTOPIA is a research and exhibition project that aims to engage in a larger discussion on how our communities are formed, while also encouraging a dialogue on topics such as Nationalism, state-making, inclusion etc. Be sure t o check it out soon, as it ends in July!
  • Where: 117 8 Avenue SW
  • When: March – July
  • Cost: FREE

80s Rock #throwbackthursday HIIT class at MovementU

  • What: Join HIIT instructor, Luke Leimenstoll for 50 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training to the beat of your favourite 80’s hits! This class will get you moving as you sculpt, tone and shape those muscles into shape for summer. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite 80’s gear!
  • Where: MovementU – #16 4 Street NE
  • When: June 15
  • Cost: regular drop-in fee

Rock of Ages

  • What: Spend an evening transported back to an era of hard rock, emotional guitar solos and hair that reached exponential heights, the good ol’ 80s! This lively musical captures the beauty and innocence of small town love, while integrating the influences of classic Rock and Roll in that era. The music line-up is littered with famous songs by Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Journey, Bon Jovi and more, that will have you to singing and dancing along throughout the show!
  • Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Avenue SE
  • When: Daily (except Mondays) Until June 25
  • Cost: $75

River Forth Dining Car Lunch

  • What: Launching this June is a unique gourmet dining experience at Heritage Park that is a different alternative to a traditional restaurant! The 1929 “River Forth CP Rail Car” has been fully restored to its original beauty as a dining car so you can go back in time and experience what it would have been like to travel across Canada by train in the early 1900’s.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: June – August

The Stridents – TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

  • What: This multidisciplinary installation will intrigue your senses and your mind. Andrea Roberts brings together sound using early recording techniques, vocal incantation, and drones mixed with groupings of prints and sculptures to explore feminist resistance in the context of neoliberal capitalism.
  • Where: TRUCK Main Space – 2009 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Opening reception is on June 2 at 8pm. Runs June 2 to July 15
  • Tickets: Free

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: Thursdays
  • Cost: $115

EV Junction Pop-Up Retail Park

  • What: New to the East Village this summer, this Pop-Up retail park offers Calgarians a place to shop, eat and play. Be sure to check out all 12 retailers located in 12 x 12 shipping containers, along with food trucks, live music and more! Every Thursday through Sunday from June 1 – October 1 you can expect food truck eats, music, performances, art and much much more!
  • Where: EV Junction – 439 8 Avenue SE
  • When: June 15 to 18
  • Cost: FREE

Adult’s only Night at The Zoo

  • What: Rediscover the Canadian Wilds, with a drink in your hand. Experience the most original after hours event this summer with proceeds going to conservation – they’re whooping it up for the whooping crane. Enjoy wine and beer tasting, live music, good food, interactive presentations, and more!
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 210 St. Georges Dr NE
  • When: June 15 from 6:30 to 10pm
  • Cost: $45

Curated Summer Market #YYC

  • What: Come support Calgary’s budding entrepreneurs at this makers market on June 16th! This is a great spot to look for any birthday gifts you still haven’t found or even a gift for your pops for this fathers day.
  • Where: 7904-43 Avenue NW
  • When: June 16
  • Cost: $4 admission

Vintage with Flair – A Country Garden Party!

  • What: Nestled in the woods, this market has some great hidden gems to offer! Shop a curated selection of curated vintage, upcycled and hand designed products while you enjoy the scenery that this small, yet mighty village has to offer.
  • Where: The Bragg Creek Community Centre – 23 White Avenue, Bragg Creek
  • When: June 16-17
  • Cost: $4

Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars to Star Trek

  • What: Star Wars and Star Trek fans unite! Led by guest orchestra conductor, John Morris Russell this unbelievable performance aims at giving an orchestral salute to these two Hollywood classics. The performance will be presented alongside spectacular astronomy images courtesy of renowned American astronomer Dr. José Salgado.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: June 16 – 17
  • Cost: $25-$85

Movement U New RowBody Classes 

  • What: RowBody is the newest addition to the work out selection offered at Movement U and soon to be your new little secret as to where you got those killer washboard abs. As with all programs at the studio, music is the backbone to this heart-pounding, 45-minute cardio workout that focuses on full body strength training and is split between the rower and floor exercises. This workout will target and tone over 80% of the muscles in your body, giving you the results that you have been looking for!
  • Where: 16 4 Street NE
  • When: Runs at various times throughout the week. Register online or through your MindBody App. See the full schedule here
  • Cost: RowBody is included in the price of all of the class packages available at Movement U along with Row, Spin and HIIT.

The Suncor Stage One Festival of New Work

  • What: Marking the 30 anniversary of Stage One supporting theatrical creation, development, and production of one-act plays, you can catch local talent with up to three shows debuting per week at Lunchbox Theatre.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 9 Avenue SE
  • When: On Fridays and Saturdays from June 9 to June 24
  • Tickets: Free admission

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

Watch ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ 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 ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, June 17 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

TELUS Spark’s 50th Birthday Bash on Neighbor Day

  • What: Telus Spark is turning 50 and they want you to join them in the celebrations! Conveniently the event lands right on Neighbor Day, so that gives you all the more reason to celebrate. There will be a ton of fun happening throughout the day for all ages, such as bouncy castles, live entertainment, face painting arts and crafts, The Horizon Dome Show and more!
  • Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: June 17
  • Cost: Admission for donation

Mountain Top Yoga

  • What: Join a Lululemon ambassador for a one-hour Ashtanga yoga session at the to of the new Banff Gondola Summit. Talk about yoga with a view!
  • Where: Citizenship Pavilion, level 4 of the new Banff Gondola summit
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: $62 (Gondola Admission)
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