19 things to do in Calgary this week: May 8 to 14, 2017

May 8 2017, 5:24 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 eating out for a great cause, this week is all about being better!

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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

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

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: April 21 to June 25 – occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Cost: $75

Tonight for Tomorrow Mealshare event

  • What: If there’s one day you should go out to eat next month, it’s Wednesday, May 10. Why? Well, for one, it’s hump day, and secondly, it’s Mealshare’s second annual Tonight for Tomorrow fundraiser. Over 16 Calgary restaurants have partnered with the non-profit charity and agreed to donate one dollar to Mealshare for every dollar spent on food on this day.
  • Where: Participating restaurants around Calgary
  • When: Wednesday, May 10 (some lunch, mostly dinner)

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.

Master Chocolat Pop-up at Greater Goods

  • What: If anyone knows chocolate, it’s Bernard Callebaut, Calgary’s famous Chocolatier! Either make a day of it and bring your bring your mum to shop his new chocolate collection while also browsing all of the neat local goodies found at Greater Goods, or bring her home a delicious treat that shows how much you love her on this special weekend!
  • Where: Greater Goods – #8 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: May 12

Spring workshops

Italian Cooking Class

  • Where: 529 17 Avenue SW
  • When: May 8
  • Cost: $60 per person or $120 per couple

Edible Planters

  • Where: South Health Campus – 4448 Front Street & The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Avenue SE
  • When: May 10 and 13
  • Cost: $50

Willow Park Village Presents: Maker’s Watercolour Pillowcases

  • Where: Willow Park Village
  • When: May 13
  • Cost: $25

Adults Only Night: Hack Your Brain

  • What: In partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Telus Spark presents an Adults Only Night that explores anything and everything related to your brain. Is it possible to “hack your brain” or outsmart it? You’ll find out at this month’s event!
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: May 11
  • Cost: $19.95

Girls Nite Out in Inglewood

  • What: Grab your girlfriends and head to Calgary’s Historic Inglewood for a night full of shopping at your favourite local boutiques. Each shop will all include their own in-store specials and unique events!
  • Where: Various locations around Inglewood
  • When: May 11

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

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

Sugar Cube Pop-up at Greater Goods

  • What: Nothing say’s “Thank you Mom,” better than surprising her with her favourite sweet treat. Be sure to check out the Sugar Cube pop-up happening on May 13th and get your mom the gift of candy.
  • Where: Greater Goods – #8 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: May 13

Yeezy Yoga

  • What: Yoga, Kanye and brunch, is there any better combination you can think of for a Saturday morning sweat sesh? Join Jameson’s 17th Ave as they transform their pub into a candle-lit yoga studio and do their downward dog to smooth beats by Kanye West. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious brunch paired with a Velvet Fog Beermosa!
  • Where: Jameson’s Pubs – 1230 17 Avenue SW
  • When: May 13, 2017
  • Cost: $20-$33

Youth Singers of Calgary #IAmMusic

  • What: What does it mean to be a young, Canadian artist in the digital age? During this commemorative show for Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Youth Singers of Calgary will put their voices together and answer this question in a performance that represents their long, proud history as an ambassador of true Canadian Spirit.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: May 13
  • Cost: $20-$34

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 ‘Heidi’ 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 ‘Heidi.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, May 13 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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