21 things to do in Calgary this week: June 19 to 25

Jun 20 2017, 12:53 am

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 Shakespeare by the Bow, 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

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

As you like it – Shakespeare by the Bow

  • What: Theatre Calgary is bringing As you like it outside starting Tuesday, June 20, as it begins its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. Performances are pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: June 20 to August 217, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
  • Cost: Free

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

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

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

Sled Island 2017

  • What: Sled Island is back and this year will be bigger than ever. For those who don’t know, this is a local 5-day music and arts show that brings together bands, comedians, filmmakers, artists and a whole lot of fans to create one large community. Check out the various locations for different performances and shows happening throughout the week!
  • Where: Various Venues
  • When: June 21 – 25
  • Cost: $125 – $225 depending on the type of tickets you purchase. See all rates here!

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 22 to 25
  • Cost: FREE

Ryan Adams

  • What: Ryan Adams is no longer with Mandy Moore, has released a new album called “Prisoner” and is going on tour to celebrate – how things change in a year! Join him for a night of rock and roll as he reminisces his hits and introduces you to his new music.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: June 22
  • Cost: $37-$62

Cool Choir Rocks the Jube – Canada’s 150th Anniversary Gig!

  • What: Come see this very special performance by Cool Choir, Calgary largest adult rock and pop choir in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday!
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: June 23
  • Cost: $25-$35

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

TEDxYYC 2017 – Intersect

  • What: This year’s TEDxYYC theme is “intersect” and will feature big thinkers, action takers, courageous innovators and more! Come be inspired and see what some of Calgary’s movers and shakers are up too.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, June 23
  • Cost: $82.50 – $97.50

5th Annual Red Bull Rocks & Logs EnduroCross

  • What: If you’re a motocross fan this is an event you won’t want to miss! Watch over 264 global motocross athletes compete in this event, while checking out the various vendors, beer gardens so much more.
  • Where: Wild Rose MX Park
  • When: June 23 -24
  • Cost: Admission is FREE, but parking is $5 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday

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 ‘The Muppet Movie’ 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 ‘The Muppet Movie.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, June 24 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Opening Reception: for the time being 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

  • What: Come celebrate modern art and the opening of a new exhibition at the Banff Centre! This exhibition aims to focus on our perceptions of reality and how it affects our relationships and our present.
  • Where: Walter Phillips Gallery – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
  • When: June 24
  • Cost: FREE

June workshop – making Terrariums

  • What: Make beautiful terrariums you’ll be proud to give, and your staff, friends or clients will be appreciative to get.
  • Where: Voltage Garage – 2101 – 34th Avenue SW
  • When: June 25
  • Cost: $55

1st Annual Alberta Oyster Festival

  • What: Think you’re the fastest shucker in Alberta? Compete in the Expert Shucking Competition and win a trip to Toronto to compete in the Ontario Oyster Festival.
  • Where: 355 – 10 Avenue SW
  • When: June 25
  • Cost: $25 – includes 2 drink tickets and 1 food ticket

Burton Cummings and Band

  • What: For 10 years Burton Cummings made his career as the former lead singer and keyboardist for the well-known Canadian rock band “The Guess Who.” Now flying solo he is coming to Calgary to rock the Grey Eagle Event Centre. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • When: June 25
  • Cost: $62-$95
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