19 things to do in Calgary this week: May 1 to 7

May 1 2017, 9:21 pm

A new week and so much more to see and do in Calgary. Taco Fiesta in town along with Beerfest, plays, free workouts and more!

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YYC Taco Fiesta

  • What: Participating eateries will offer either individual tacos for $4 to $6, or a larger taco platter that will be anywhere from $12 to $18. YYC Taco Fiesta aims to mobilize the taco-loving community and get people into restaurants to purchase these special dishes. Partial proceeds from the taco sales (15%) will be donated to the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Kids Up Front. At the end of the festival on May 5 there will be a Cinco De Mayo bash at an unnamed surprise location – we’ll keep you updated as details come.
  • Where: Over 25 participating restaurant in Calgary and the surrounding area
  • When: Friday, April 28 to Sunday, May 7

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

Alberta Theatre Projects Spring Block Party and BBQ

  • What: It’s BBQ season! Join Alberta Theatre Projects as they fire up the BBQ and celebrate the launch of their 2017-18 season lineup with free hamburgers, live music entertainment, behind the scenes theatre tours and more!
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 215 8 Avenue SE
  • When: May 2
  • Cost: FREE

Canmore Uncorked

  • What: eat, drink and eat some more at this annual award winning, 12-day food festival, held in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
  • Where: Various locations in and around Canmore
  • When: May 3 -14
  • Cost: Prices may vary

Archie Party

  • What: Calling all Riverdale fans! Come celebrate the ending of the first of many seasons of this Archie Comic adapted sitcom at Tubby Dog. Dress up like your favourite character and enjoy Jughead-style burger specials, jellybeans, boozy milkshakes, diner style fries, banana splits and more!
  • Where: Tubby Dog – 103 1022 17 Avenue SW
  • When: May 4

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.

Spring workshop – Flower Crowns

  • Where: Craft Beer Market – 345 10 Avenue SW
  • When: May 7
  • Cost: $50

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

Bike To Work Day

  • What: As Calgary begins to embrace it’s shiny new bike lanes, cycling is becoming more of a priority in many Calgarians every day lives. Come together with like-minded Calgarians to celebrate this low-cost, socially responsible way of getting around and help to encourage others to join this green bandwagon.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – Centre Court and North Plaza – 200 Barclay Road SW
  • When: May 5, 2017
  • 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

Alberta Ballet Presents: Our Canada

  • What: Come and celebrate both Canada’s 150th Birthday and Alberta Ballet’s 50th Birthday in this beautiful ballet married to the music of Canadian Legend, Gordon Lightfoot. You will be transported on a journey through our province and country as the secrets of our nation are portrayed through a series of visual poems and intimate duets.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: May 4 – 6
  • Cost: $29 and up

Calgary International Beerfest

  • What: If you’re a beer drinker then you absolutely can’t miss out on this festival! You will have the opportunity to sample more than 500 different types of beers from all over the world, while becoming more educated on the craft. You will also receive a sample festival mug to take home as a souvenir!
  • Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: May 5-6
  • Cost: Prices vary

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

Jane’s Walk

  • What: Celebrate your neighborhood in the 9th annual Jane’s Walk on May 5-7. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and create new friendships, while learning funny, informative and exploratory facts about your neighborhood, while sharing with others the unique knowledge that you know. Everyone should be an expert on the place where they live!
  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: May 5-7
  • Cost: FREE

Market Collective

  • What: Shop all of your favourite local artists, makers and brands at the May Edition of Market Collective. Also, don’t forget to check out the delicious Food Truck Rally that will be happening outside on 1st Street SW, there will be over 10 of Calgary’s best food trucks for you to choose from each day!
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1 Street SE
  • When: May 5-7
  • Cost: $5

The Alberta Dames Modern Vintage Market

  • What: If you’re looking to venture out of the city a for a small adventure, chck out this amazing local market. There will be a ton unique artists and vendors from around the area, along with food vendors and bakers. From Quilts to mis-matched socks, to soaps and body care products – you’ll find it all at this little country market.
  • Where: Crossfield Community Centre – 900 Mountain Avenue, Crossfield AB
  • When: May 6
  • Cost: $5 admission, Children 12 and under are free

Calgary Bike Swap

  • What: Both of the founders of the Calgary Bike Swap, Christ and Laura Grant, have a personal connection to biking and feel that biking is extremely empowering for people. So whether you’re looking to make a few dollars on your bike, or looking to find yourself a new set of wheels to get around this summer, they will ensure that you leave with a guaranteed smile on your face!
  • Where: City Centre Parkade – 340 10 Avenue SW
  • When: May 6
  • Cost: $2 admission

Watch The Lego 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 Lego Movie.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, May 6 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Core Fitness: HIGH Fitness

  • What: Now that the snow is gone, it’s about time to get working on that bikini bod for summer! Join the CORE in Downtown Calgary, every Sunday of the month for a free high intensity group hit workout class and have some fun with your weekend sweat.
  • When: Every Sunday in May
  • Where: COREshopping – 317 7 Avenue SW
  • Cost: FREE
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