5 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, August 12

Aug 12 2016, 3:16 pm

Happy Friday!

The end of the work week is here and there is finally some sunshine to enjoy! Here are some awesome events to help kick start your weekend fun.

CBC’s coverage Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Stephen Avenue Walk

Canada’s Olympic Network, CBC/Radio-Canada is providing free viewing spaces where Canadians can gather together to watch Team Canada compete against the best in the world.

Where: Stephen Avenue Walk – 8th Avenue between Centre Street and 1st Street SE
When: Friday, August 12 from 9 am to 6 pm

Taste of Calgary

Calgary’s beloved outdoor food fiesta returns to the city in 2016, bringing with it a smorgasbord of globally-inspired cuisine and beverages. Attendees to the Taste of Calgary will be able to sample a variety of dishes, shop at some of the most interesting marketplace vendors in the city, and enjoy a wide range of entertainment.

When: August 11 to 14 from 11 am to 10 pm daily
Where: Eau Claire Festival Plaza – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Price: Free admission / Taste tickets $1

Shakespeare by the Bow: Hamlet

Theatre Calgary is bringing Hamlet outside as it shows its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. It is a pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed event, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult. All funds go towards the Shakespeare by the Bow program providing mentorship and support for Alberta’s emerging theatre artists.

Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Now until August 21, every day except Mondays; performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
More info: Theatre Calgary’s website

Hey, Pretty Woman!

A spoof on the hugely popular movie released in 1990. This telling the romantic tale will have some new twists and turns and, of course, laughter. Set to music from the late 80`s and early 90`s sure to bring back a memory or two. Hey, Pretty Woman! is a romantic comedy about how the most unlikely of matches can wind up falling in love… but no one ever said it would easy!

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Westbrook Mall, 1002 37 Street SW
When: July 1 to September 4
Cost: From $67.95 (includes dinner)

If you’ll be in Banff during the week:

Jazz Club

What: Emerging musicians from The Banff Centre’s acclaimed Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music, perform with their internationally acclaimed mentors in late night jam sessions.

Where: The Club, Theatre Complex – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
When: August 4 to 19 at 8 pm (excluding Saturday to Monday)

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