5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 11

Aug 11 2016, 7:15 am

Only one more day until the weekend, let’s hope for some good weather!

Plenty of events worth checking out today to keep you busy and entertained until the weekend.

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: Thursday, August 11 from 9 am to 6 pm

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.

Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
When: Thursday, August 11 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Adults Only Night at TELUS Spark

Get hands-on with science while indulging in the adult juice. Enjoy free reign in the galleries, a fully licensed bar, and tunes all night long. This week’s theme is ‘Extreme Limits’ in conjunction with the Rio Summer Olympics.

Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St Georges Drive NE
When: Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 10 pm
Cost: $19.95

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

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