17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: April 1 and 2

Mar 31 2017, 9:59 pm

No matter what you’re in the mood for, there are lots of things happening around Calgary this weekend.

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Coors Light’s Apres Ski Party Featuring Classified

  • What: Celebrate spring skiing with Coors Light and Classified at Sunshine Village on the weekend of April 1st. Spend the morning skiing and then head to the Mad Trappers Stage for an unbelievable performance by Classified and you will have the chance to win a trip for 2 to the Coors Light Snowbombing on April 6 to 10!
  • Where: Sunshine Village
  • When: April 1 and 2
  • Cost: Free for all mountain guests

Bozo Cup

  • What: Come celebrate the life of Alberta’s legendary alpine ski racer, Rob Bosinger (aka Bozo) at the 12th annual Rob Bosinger Memorial Weekend at Mt. Norquay in Banff. Continue his incredible legacy by participating in two races, the Bozocup and Kindercup to win $10,000 in cash and prizes. Don’t miss this day filled with wacky costumes, great views and a famous after party, featuring beer and an incredible silent auction!
  • Where: Mt. Norquay
  • When: April 1


  • What: Spend an evening at the theatre and dive into this powerful and entertaining story that document’s Canada in a position of acute political reflection in an increasingly polarized landscape. This is a personal documentary for Annabel Soutar, and it will leave you only wanting more!
  • Where: Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1st Street SW
  • When: March 29 to April 1
  • Cost: $45

Nevruz Festival

  • What: Celebrate spring at the Nevruz Festival bringing together 10 diverse cultures. Enjoy arts & crafts, a food court, cultural fashion show, Kids Fun & More!
  • Where: Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
  • When: Saturday, April 1 from 11 am to 8 pm

Go skating outdoors

  • What: Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!
  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

Ballet Barre Class in the CORE

  • What: Courtesy of Lolë Calgary, the Core will be hosting free ballet barre classes every Sunday in April at 11am, taught by H/W School of Ballet. Bring your water bottle, yoga mat and towel, and prepare to sculpt and tone that beach bod for summer!
  • Where: COREshopping – 317 7 Avenue SW
  • When: Every Sunday in April beginning April 2
  • Cost: FREE

Vintage Antique Sale

  • What: Find yourself a coveted, one-of-a-kind treasure vintage sale put on by the Heirloom Program at Heritage Park. Twice a year they clean out their storage room and sell the unique items that are no longer needed for programming to help raise funds for other park initiatives. Antique furniture, old fashioned toys, classic jewelry and precious china, you never know what sort of gem you may just stumble upon from the past!
  • When: April 1 to 9
  • Where: Heritage Park, Celebration Tent – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Cost: suggested donation of $2

Check out WinSport’s Acura Tube Park

  • What: Calgary’s only tube park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and it opens for the season on Saturday, December 17. The park is located on the main hill, which allows tubers to take advantage of the washrooms, eateries, retail store and other amenities located in the Frank King Day Lodge. It features 10 lanes, each of which are 200 metres in length.
  • Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

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

Taking Flight Festival

  • What: UofC’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is excited to present the 2017 Taking Flight festival. For over a decade Taking Flight has celebrated the creativity and emerging talents of our students, undergraduate and graduate alike, by showcasing their broad range of projects across the performing arts. In addition to our regular Drama performances, this years festival has expanded to include an interdisciplinary performance, the popular [email protected]Noon and [email protected] events, as well as several Music concerts.
  • Where: University of Calgary
  • When: March 27 to April 8
  • Cost: Admission varies per event

An Evening with Jonathan Goldstein

  • What: A frequent contributor to This American Life, a columnist for the National Post and found of the podcast with Gimlet Media, “Heavyweight,” Jonathan Goldstein is nothing short of great stories, unique perspectives, and awkward humor.
  • Where: The Banff Centre, The Margaret Greenham Theater – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff AB
  • When: April 1
  • Cost: $32

A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • What: Based on the bestselling novel by the author of The Kite Runner, this hauntingly beautiful story reveals the strength of the human spirit. In war-torn Afghanistan, two women are brought together by fate and cruelty. Together they will forge an unlikely friendship that leads to an act of unbreakable love.
  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 220 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Now until April 1
  • Cost: $55 – $106

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

Cowtown Opera

  • What: Cowtown Opera presents Guilty Pleasures at MRU Conservatory’s Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. Calgary’s favourite English-language opera company invites you to laugh at their musical parody of the ABC show The Bachelor, then sing-a-long to hits from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, The Lion King and more! Bring the whole family to experience all the magic of Disney… with all the comforts of home.
  • Where: Mount Royal University Conservatory – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
  • When: Sunday, April 2 from 2 to 5 pm
  • Cost: $40 to $70

Calgary Civic Symphony Rising Stars

  • What: The Calgary Civic Symphony continues to showcase the brightest of Calgary’s young musical talents, the winners of the 2017 Calgary Concerto Competition (C3):  Angela Ryu, violin (17 years), Jessica Ma, piano (14 years), Joan Herget, cello (15 years) and Joshua Wong, piano (13 years).
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $15 – $21

Cheer on the Flames

  • What: The Flames need your support now more than ever, as they play the last few games of the season and waiver on the cusp of the playoffs. Let’s bring on the red mile shall we!
  • Where: The Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 pm vs. Anaheim

Go for brunch!

  • You can never go wrong with Sunday brunch, or rather brunch on any day of the week! It makes for a great date or if you looking for a place to catch up with old friends that won’t break the bank after the holidays. Bonding over benny is a real thing! Here are a few spots that are either new to Calgary’s brunch scene or are not your classic brunch spots that you have been to millions of times before.
  • Ten Foot Henry
  • Alforno Bakery and Café
  • Phil and Sebastians on 8th Avenue SW
  • OEB Breakfast Co. on 5th Avenue SW
  • Bridgette Bar
  • Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge
  • Vendome
  • Monki
  • Anju
  • Charbar
  • Native Tongues Taqueria
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