21 things to do in Calgary this week: May 29 to June 4, 2017

May 29 2017, 5:30 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 a foodie style amazing race, there’s 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

The Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC

  • What: For 50 years, the Royal Canadian Family Circus has been providing lively entertainment and spectacular shows to multiple generations of family’s. Whether or not your Grandma saw this circus as a kid, or this is the first time for everyone in your family, you’re bound to be awed by the gravity-defying performances and have a magical time under the big top!
  • Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • When: May 26-June 4
  • Cost: $25

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

Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017

  • What: The world famous country music power couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are coming to Calgary to reenact the first ever tour the two did together back in 2000! Whether you’re a long-time fan, or newly hooked, these country superstars will not disappoint as they perform all of your favourite hits from over the years. Don’t forget your BBQ stained shirt!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: June 2
  • Cost: $149

Dean Brody’s Beautiful Freak Show Tour

  • What: Get your boots stompin’ for Alberta’s very own Dean Brody! Spend the night dancing and two stepping as Brody celebrates the kick off of his newest Album “Beautiful Freakshow.”
  • Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE
  • When: June 3
  • Cost: $39-$69

Def Leppard

  • What: Have you heard? The 80’s rock band, Def Leppard is doing a 2017 World Tour and they are making a stop in Calgary! Be sure to get ready for a head banging time as you sing the night away to all of their classics!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: June 3
  • Cost: $45-$139

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

Calgary Night Market

  • What: Spend your Friday or Saturday evening shopping your favourite local makers, while munching on delicious eats and listening live entertainment.
  • When: June 2-3
  • Where: Southcentre Mall Parking Lot – 100 Anderson Road SE
  • Cost: FREE

Sharing Dance Day

  • What: Join the nation’s largest dance party and celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday! This groovy event is being organized by Canada’s National Ballet School and will include presentations of their 2017 choreography, free open dance classes, family activities and more. There will be a videographer at the event to capture all of the special moments throughout the day. They are also offering FREE dance rehearsals leading up to the event – see schedule here!
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • When: June 2
  • Cost: 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.

June workshops

Create Your Own Beeswax Products

  • Where: Gasoline Alley Museum Classroom, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Way SW
  • When: June 1
  • Cost: $40

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

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

Culinary Race

  • What: Get your stomachs ready, there is a foodie scavenger hunt in town! Get a team of two together, solve clues and be lead 40 of the best culinary delights that our city has to offer! The race will begin at Eight Ounce Coffee and end at 5pm at the Tool Shed Brewing Company as everyone arrives with full tummies and ready for a beer.
  • Where: 8 Ounce Calgary
  • When: June 3
  • Cost: $40 Individual, $65 teams of two

Yoga Mountain Adventure Retreat

  • What: Get away for a weekend as you recharge and rejuvenate on this 3 night retreat. With over 15 years of experience instructor, Saraf Harvie will be leading many of the sessions such as asana yoga, Pranayama Meditation and self-guided hiking tours.
  • Where: 1 Shark Road – 35km South of Canmore
  • When: June 1 – 4
  • Cost: Starting at $935

Watch ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ 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 ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, June 3 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

The 29th Annual Lilac Festival

  • What: It’s that time of year again where 4th street is overcome by one of Calgary’s largest and favourite street festivals! There will be hundreds of local makers, artists and food vendors for you to try, along with 6 stages with over 30 different performances happening throughout the day. There will also be a kids area set up with a ton of fun activities that they will be sure to enjoy. Kick festival season off with a bang with this fun and magical event!
  • Where: 4 Street between 13 and Elbow Dive SW
  • When: June 4
  • Cost: FREE

World Partnership Walk Calgary

  • What: Walk to raise money for the Aga Khan Foundation to help them fight against global poverty.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park
  • When: June 4

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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