5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, April 19

Apr 19 2017, 4:16 pm

Alright, you’ve made it halfway to the weekend. Now it’s time to get over the hump!

Here are a handful of things happening around town today that’ll help get you one step closer to the weekend.

Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

Help change the Flames’ luck by catching a playoff game at the dome tonight. Be part of the CofRed, drink those dome beers and enjoy the atmosphere.

  • Where: The Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Wednesday, April 19 at 8 pm vs. Anaheim

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy

Calling all Trekkies! Having opened on February 4, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will be at TELUS Spark until June 4, 2017. Upon entering the exhibit, you’ll become a Starfleet Academy cadet recruit.

  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until June 4, 2017
  • Cost: Adults $29.95

420 Music & Arts Festival and Expo

Big Rock Brewery & Metalheads United are hosting this years 420 Music and Arts Fest and Expo. Enjoy three days of rad music, eclectic art, food trucks, and many other vendors & enthusiasts.

  • Where: Distortion Live Music Venue – 3828 Macleod Trail S
  • When: Wednesday, April 19 to Saturday, April 22
  • Cost: Single day passes $20-$30

The 17th Annual Underground Film Festival

Support your local independent filmmakers as they defy convention in all genres, at the 14th annual Calgary Underground Film Festival. All screenings after 3PM are licensed (18+), which means you can drink beer during the film but no minors are allowed in.

  • Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW
  • When: April 17 – 23
  • Cost: $120 pass, $10 single ticket

Dinner and A Movie

This classic date night standby just got a whole lot more fun, with Heritage Park’s Dinner and a Movie series. Munch on a tasty 3-course meal at the Selkirk Grille Restaurant before heading over to Gasoline Alley for a timeless classic film. There you will find a cash bar and old-fashioned popcorn to snack on during the movie!

  • Where: Heritage Park, Celebration Tent – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When:
    • April 4 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • April 19 – Canadian Fan Favourite
  • Cost: $42.95/ per person or $8 for film only

National Canadian Film Day: Angry Inuk

April 19th is National Canadian Film day, and to celebrate the Glenbow is inviting you to join them in a free screening of the Angry Inuk. Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, this film features the journey of a tech-savy generation armed with social media, as they campaign and challenge the long-established perceptions of seal hunting.

  • Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Ave SW
  • When: April 19
  • Cost: FREE
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