Only one more day until the best long weekend of the summer!
Plenty of events to check out while keeping you outside in the sun on this fine, last Thursday of July.
Stop by on your lunch hour, or look for it evenings and weekends through the summer to enjoy free live entertainment. Today’s feature artist is Aaron Pollock. Pollock is a country artist from Calgary who brings together John Mayer-influenced guitar playing with a baritone voice reminiscent of Josh Turner.
Where: Stephen Avenue Summer Stage – Centre Street & 8th Avenue SE
When: Thursday, July 28 from 12 to 1 pm
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, July 28 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm
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
See the Western Major Baseball League Okotoks Dawgs get up to bat at home four times this week.
Where: Seaman Stadium – 2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
When: Thursday, July 28 at 7:05 pm vs Fort McMurray Giants
The Calgary Turkish Festival will feature Turkish art, folk dance, music, and gourmet food. Visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage, and cuisine (including sumptuous kebabs and mouth-watering pastries).
When: Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31
Where: Eau Claire Festival Plaza – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Price: Free admission