5 things to do in Calgary today: Tuesday, August 16

Aug 16 2016, 1:49 pm

Olympic coverage is continuing around the city and a special screening of events is taking place downtown. Check out what else is happening in and around Calgary!

Stephen Avenue Summer Stage featuring Copperhead

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 Copperhead. The Calgary based 4-piece have garnered comparisons to Cat Power and Anna Calvi and won the 2014 Calgary Folk Festival songwriting contest.

Where: Stephen Avenue Summer Stage – Centre Street & 8th Avenue SE
When: Tuesday, August 16 from 12 to 1 pm

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: August 16 from 9 am – 6 pm

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’s annual fireworks festival is back. The event, which runs from August 15 to 27, will include several pyromusical shows, as well as cultural music, a human rights forum, a night market and even a citizenship ceremony.

Where: Elliston Park in East Calgary (main gate at the corner of 17th [International] Avenue and 60th Street SE).
When: August 15 to 27 from 6 to 11:30 p.m. every night.
No entry after 9:15 p.m.
Tickets: Available at online or at Calgary Co-op Customer Service Offices and Marlborough Mall.

Tuesday movie night

Because who buys full price tickets anymore? Save those scene points and get in on Cineplex’s Tuesday deal.

Where: All Cineplex movie theatres
When: Tuesday, August 16
Cost: $8.25 and up for 3D (Tuesday General Prices)