19 things to do in Calgary this weekend: June 3 and 4

Jun 2 2017, 11:16 pm

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

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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: Weekends June 1 – October 1
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

Calgary Humane Society’s Dog Jog

  • What: The Calgary Humane Society is hosting Dog Jog, their annual fundraiser run/walk and festival. Funds raised at Dog Jog will be used to find loving forever families for thousands of animals each year. Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks or a refreshing beer Village Brewery in the all-age food and beverage garden called the Mutt & Mingle.
  • Where: South Glenmore Park – 8415 24 Street SW
  • When: Saturday, June 3 from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Cost: The festival is free to attend, Registration starts at $25

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

POPERA! – Calgary Civic Symphony

  • What: Ending its 41st season on a high note, the Calgary Civic Symphony brings back the popular POPERA show full of lively operatic classics by Mozart, Sondheim, Bernstein and more.
  • Where: Jack Singer Hall, Arts Commons- 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: June 4 from 2:30-4:30pm
  • Tickets: At Arts Commons; $18-$25

Model Milk’s summery Southern BBQ Sunday suppers

  • 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.
  • Where: 308 17 Avenue SW
  • When: Every Sunday until September 3

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 from 10am to 2pm

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 from 10am to 6pm
  • Cost: FREE

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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