21 things to do in Calgary this week: May 15 to 21, 2017

May 15 2017, 5:25 pm

A new week and so much more to see and do in Calgary. From fitness classes to get you into shape for summer to catching a concert with the CPO, there’s something in it for you.

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The Market on Stephen Ave

  • What: The Market returns to Stephen Ave with up to 60 vendors selling fresh produce, breads, pastries, spices, sauces, jewelry, and more.
  • Where: Stephen Ave between 1st Street E and 2nd Street W
  • When: Tuesday, May 16

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

Everclear, Vertical Horizon and Fastball

  • What: If you’re craving a serious blast from the past to kick off the summer, you’ll find it in the music of Everclear as they celebrate the 20 anniversary of So Much For The Afterglow (right?!) with a tour alongside equally as nostalgic guests Vertical Horizon and Fastball.
  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage
  • When: Tuesday May 16 at 7 pm
  • Cost Tickets available online at $155 to $450

 Crazy for You

  • What: Follow along a young banker as he is sent to the small town of Deadrock to foreclose a rundown theatre, little does he know this is an experience that will change his life forever. As you sit in the theatre you will be swept away by the hilarious antics, musical spirit, high-energy dance numbers, all paired with old-fashioned classics that complement the storyline of this lively show!
  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 240 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Until May 20
  • Cost: $59-$136

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

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 – Geometric Terrariums

  • Where: Wurst – 2437 4 Street SW
  • When: May 16
  • Cost: $70

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

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


  • What: Prophecies, ambition, murder, madness. The Shakespeare Company brings Macbeth to Calgary.
  • Where: Studio at Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until May 27 – evenings at 7 pm, 2:30 pm matinees on May 20, 21, 27

Good Food and Wine Festival

  • What: In support of The Alex Community Food Centre, Cibo and Willow Park Wines and Spirits are hosting the Good Food and Wine Festival that will feature delicious food from some of Calgary’s top chefs and top-shelf wine pairings
  • Where: Cibo – 1012 17 Avenue SW
  • When: May 18
  • Cost: $80

Single Onion #141

  • What: Happening 10 times per year, the Single Onion is a free to attend poetry event. This month, the Single Onion is presenting the work of award-winning Edmonton poet Lisa Martin.
  • When: May 18 from 7 to 9pm
  • Where: 1302 4 Street SW

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Original Film with Orchestra

  • What: The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever! Relive the magic on the big screen with the original great adventure…Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’ epic score performed live alongside the film by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: 
    • Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm
    • Saturday, May 20 at 2pm
  • Cost: $20-$80

Expo at the Museum: Future Heros

  • What: The Military Museums is hosting heros (and villains) of sci fi, pop culture, and Canadian history. This one day event will showcase a variety of geek culture icons from Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo, and many more. Game with your friends, get a photo with a Storm Trooper, catch a panel presentation, hunt for Pokemon, have a piece of birthday cake to celebrate your fandom’s anniversary, and shop the vendors.
  • Where: The Military Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
  • When: Saturday, May 20
  • Cost: Adults $15; seniors, students and youth $5

Banff Centre Children’s Festival

  • What: Spend a day adventuring into the world of art and imagination through fun-filled activities and live shows. This festival is aimed at fostering imagination in children of all ages, while exploring Canada’s diverse cultural communities through dance, music, storytelling, circus school and more!
  • Where: Banff Centre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
  • When: May 20
  • Cost: Varies depending on event


  • What: NeedToBreathe is an American Christian Rock band, from Seneca, South Carolina. Join them on their tour across North America as they work to promote their new music single and video, HARDLove.
  • When: May 20
  • Where: Mac Hall – 250 University Drive NW
  • Cost: $36

Calaway Park Opening Weekend

  • What Everyone’s favourite outdoor theme park is finally opening for the summer and kicking off its 36th season of family fun!
  • Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
  • When: May 20-22
  • Cost: Regular park admission

Heritage Park Opening Weekend

  • What: Come celebrate the first long weekend of the summer at the opening of Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, ride the antique midway and feast on a freshly baked cheese bun and help them kick off their 53rd summer season.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: May 20-22
  • Cost: Regular park admission

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

Watch ‘Storks’ 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 ‘Storks.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, May 20 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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