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

Aug 5 2016, 2:59 pm

Happy Friday!

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

Calgary Night Market 2016

Featuring a variety of ethnic street foods, local vendors, buskers, and entertainment, the Calgary Night Market has everything from jewelry to clothes, to household items. The market is happening on the first and last Fridays of the month until September 9. Admission to the Night Market is free.

When: Friday, August 5 from 4 to 10 pm
Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2nd Street SW
Event page: facebook.com

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

Calgary Fringe Festival

Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals. The first Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and has grown into one of the biggest arts festivals in the world.

Where: Various locations in Inglewood – check online
When: July 29 to August 6

Expo Latino

Western Canada’s largest latin festival. Celebrating it’s 19th anniversary. Creating experiences of discovery and learning through the celebration of people, music and dance.

Where: Price’s Island Park – 689 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7
Time: 6:30 to 11 pm Friday; 12:30 to 11:30 pm Saturday; 12:30 to 9 pm Sunday

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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