21 things to do in Calgary this week: June 5 to 11

Jun 5 2017, 10:16 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 night markets and comedy around the city, this week will be great!

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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

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!
  • Where: EV Junction – 439 8 Avenue SE
  • When: June 1 – October 1
  • Cost: FREE

YYC Beer Week

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

FunnyFest – Calgary Comedy Festival

  • What: Get ready to laugh until you cry at the 17th annual FunnyFest! This is an event that is put on but hundreds of volunteers to bring laughter to the city of Calgary in a variety of ways. This is a great way to switch up date night or have a FUNny night out with friends!
  • Where: Various Venues
  • When: June 1 -11
  • Cost: $15-$80

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

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

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

Baby Got Basque

  • What: Transport yourself to a traditional tapas bar in Spain! You will spend an evening consuming unlimited amounts of authentic Spanish tapas and drinks while learning about the food and the regions they come from.
  • Where: Ox Bar de Tapas – 528 17 Avenue SW
  • When: June 6
  • Cost: $75/ person

Kensington Foodie Festival

  • What: Tantalize your taste buds at the 1st annual Kensington Foodie Festival. There will be a variety of food-related events happening at different bars and restaurants throughout the neighborhood, between June 7 – 11. Be sure to check it out!
  • Where: Kensington Road and 10 Street
  • When: June 7 – 11
  • Cost: Varies depending on event

Adults Only Night: #Throwbackthursday

  • What: It’s Thursday, which means most people who are social savvy are trained to look back at past events in their lives and more often than not post about it. #YOLO Come see what Telus Spark’s idea of #ThrowbackThursday may be!
  • Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: June 8
  • Cost: Regular admission to Telus Spark

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

Moving Mountains

  • What: Come dressed to the nines to this exciting gala in the mountains in support of Kids Up Front! With your ticket you will receive a signature welcome cocktail, 2 drink tickets, a gourmet family style dinner and the opportunity to participate in fun events happening all night long. Party for a good cause!
  • Where: 810 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore
  • When: June 9
  • Cost: $150

Performance in the Park

  • What: Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with Hedley and Walk off the Earth in their highly anticipated performances outdoors in Banff National Park. There will also be a variety of other entertainment acts happening throughout the weekend that are great for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to come prepared for the weather as the show will go on, rain or shine!
  • Where: Cascade Gardens at the Parks Canada Administrative Building –
  • When: June 9
  • Cost: $35

Inglewood Night Market

  • What: Calgary’s favourite night market is back! Check out the first market of the summer on June 9th and enjoy a ton of live entertainment, food trucks, a wine patio and more, while shopping some of Calgary’s best local makers and artists!
  • Where: Between 9 Avenue and 10 Street SE
    When: June 9
  • Cost: FREE

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 ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ 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 ‘A Dog’s Purpose.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, June 10 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Drowning Girls – Vertigo Theatre

  • What: Based on a true serial murder case known as ‘The Brides in the Bath’ that was committed By George Joseph Smith in England between 1912 to 1914, this lyrical production of the story of three murdered wives is breathtaking. The three-character cast delves into each of the wive’s stories from their devotion to their husband to their last breaths.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Playing until June 11
  • Tickets: At Vertigo Theatre; $66

YYC Girl Gang Presents: High Tea with Guest Speaker

  • What: Join the #bossbabes of Calgary at YYC Girl Gang’s 2nd annual High Tea at Azuridge Estate. Sip on delicious tea and finger sandwiches, while you get hear Chantel from Kitatude talk all about social media and curating a following for your business. This is a great networking event to go to if you are looking to expand your community and support other #girlbosses like yourself!
  • Where: Azuridge Estate Hotel – 1780 272 Street West Priddis
  • When: June 11
  • Cost: $65

Puppies and Prosecco

  • What: Puppies and Prosecco, there is no better combination! Attend a private group training class for you and your pup on the patio of Vin Room Mission, led by the Dogma Behaviour & Education Centre. You will receive 2 glasses of wine or Prosecco and house made treats for your furry friend throughout the evening.
  • Where: Vin Room Mission – 2310 – 4 Street SW
  • When: June 11
  • Cost: $40
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