17 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:17 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between April 1 to 3.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Bad Jews

  • What: After the death of their grandfather, three cousins are forced to move in together. Watch as the grieving family have ferocious brawls over religious tradition and family legacy.
  • Where: Theatre Calgary – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until April 10
  • Cost: $45 – $125

Romeo and Juliet

  • What: The Alberta Ballet pairs up with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to capture the tragic tale of Shakespeare’s starcrossed renaissance lovers with astonishing grace and heartbreaking intimacy.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Now until Saturday, April 2
  • Cost: $29 – $120

Taking Flight: Festival of Student Work

  • What: The School of Creative and Performing Arts is displaying work conceived, directed, produced, and performed by graduate and undergraduate students. See a wide range of dramatic material and approaches to theatrical performance.
  • Where: Reeve Theatre – 210 University Court NW
  • When: Now until Saturday, April 2
  • Cost: $10 single day tickets; $20 festival pass

Calgary Hitmen vs Red Deer Rebels

  • What: Playoff games continue in the Hitmen’s battle against the Rebels, but now at the Corral because of JUNOS here this weekend.
  • Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE
  • When: Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Fresh Notes Festival

  • What: This is the second year that Fresh Notes is back in Calgary. Canada’s funniest musical comedians are coming together and collaborating with Improv groups from the city.
  • Where: Cafe Koi – 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Friday April 1 to Saturday April 2, shows at 8 and 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Taste of Bragg Creek 2016

  • What: A collection of restaurateurs, and food and wine merchants, will put their best dishes on display on one evening to create and share delectable and unique local foods.
  • When: Friday, April 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Various venues in Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Price: Subject to merchant

Calgary Baby and Tot Show

  • What: Local and national exhibitors showcase the latest in technology, apparel, furniture, products and toys to assist parents and caregivers every step of the way.
  • When: Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. and
    Sunday, April 3 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • Price: $12

JUNO Week in Calgary

A weekend of celebrations leading up to JUNO Award night on April 3.

  • What: JUNO Cup
  • Where: Max Bell Arena – 1001 Barlow Trail SE
  • When: Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20
  • What: JUNOfest
  • Where: Multiple venues
  • When: Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • What: JUNO FanFare
  • Where: Chinook Centre
  • When: Saturday, April 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
  • What: JUNO Songwriters’ Circle
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, April 3 from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $27.10 to $52.39
  • What: Public Red Carpet
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Sunday, April 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Calgary International Salsa Congress

  • What: Watch a theatre-style production featuring some of the best salsa dancers in the world, local professionals, performers from all over North America. There are also dance workshops available to sign up for.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Calgary – 700 Centre Street SE
  • When: April 1 to 3
  • Cost: Varies

Mariana’s Trench

  • When: Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE, Calgary
  • Cost: $49.50 and up.

Fitness at the CORE

  • What: Closed on Sunday mornings, the CORE is hosting a free Zumba class before their stores open.
  • Where: CORE Shopping Centre
  • When: Sundays: April 2 to May 1 from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: Free

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)
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