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! Every Thursday through Sunday from June 1 – October 1 you can expect food truck eats, music, performances, art and much much more!
What: UTOPIA is a research and exhibition project that aims to engage in a larger discussion on how our communities are formed, while also encouraging a dialogue on topics such as Nationalism, state-making, inclusion etc. Be sure t o check it out soon, as it ends in July!
What: The ultimate refresher in the midst of a prairie heat wave!
Tips: Make sure that you have enough life jackets for your entire group, book your raft ahead of time, park a vehicle at the beginning and the end of your route and check weather advisories before heading out.
What: Theatre Calgary is bringing As you like it outside starting Tuesday, June 20, as it begins its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. Performances are pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: June 20 to August 217, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
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.
What: Sled Island is back and this year will be bigger than ever. For those who don’t know, this is a local 5-day music and arts show that brings together bands, comedians, filmmakers, artists and a whole lot of fans to create one large community. Check out the various locations for different performances and shows happening throughout the week!
Where: Various Venues
When: June 21 – 25
Cost: $125 – $225 depending on the type of tickets you purchase. See all rates here!
What: Widely-produced in the US for over two years including a Broadway production directed by David Schwimmer, Sex with Strangers makes its Canadian debut. In a story about a growing connection between a blogger and a book writer both with literary ambitions aiming to do all they can to succeed, this love story explores their burning desires, secret agendas, and the powers and struggles created by our digital-dominated world.
Where: Motel Theatre, Arts Commons- 205 8 Avenue SE
What: If you’re a motocross fan this is an event you won’t want to miss! Watch over 264 global motocross athletes compete in this event, while checking out the various vendors, beer gardens so much more.
Where: Wild Rose MX Park
When: June 23 -24
Cost: Admission is FREE, but parking is $5 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday
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
What: A new park is being built in Eau Claire and the developers are inviting you to come see it virtually before it’s done. Concord Pacific has created a 360° glimpse into West Eau Claire Park which will allow you to see key park vantage points along the Bow River and adjacent to the Peace Bridge. The first 400 guests will receive a free pair of VR goggles so visitors can see the future of the space for themselves via Concord360.com.
Where: The Concord Presentation Centre – 1 Avenue and 6 Street SW
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
What: Marking the 30 anniversary of Stage One supporting theatrical creation, development, and production of one-act plays, you can catch local talent with up to three shows debuting per week at Lunchbox Theatre.
Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 9 Avenue SE
When: On Fridays and Saturdays from June 9 to June 24
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 ‘The Muppet Movie.’
What: Come celebrate modern art and the opening of a new exhibition at the Banff Centre! This exhibition aims to focus on our perceptions of reality and how it affects our relationships and our present.
Where: Walter Phillips Gallery – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
What: For many years, Model Milk has offered their wildly popular Sunday Supper every week, serving a casual three course family-style meal instead of their regular menu. The meal incorporates a few appetizer plates, two meat proteins, multiple sides, and a sweet finish, all of which can be enjoyed in the comfortable atmosphere that Model Milk provides.
What: For 10 years Burton Cummings made his career as the former lead singer and keyboardist for the well-known Canadian rock band “The Guess Who.” Now flying solo he is coming to Calgary to rock the Grey Eagle Event Centre. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!
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.