5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, July 27

Jul 27 2016, 8:25 pm

It’s hump day! Which means you’re halfway to the weekend, a long weekend that is!

Here are a few things happening around town today that will help you get back into the groove.

Wagonstage Children’s Theatre at the Calgary Zoo

Enjoy two 20 minute shows performed by Drama students from Wagonstage Children’s Theatre. Hippo Needs a Bath is performed in the green space between the Kitamba Café and the Rhino enclosure and The Dinosaur Club, No Babies Allowed! takes place in the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
When: Wednesday through Sunday until Friday, August 19
Cost: Regular admission to the Zoo

Concrete Sonata

A wonderful piano concert at the Woodlands Piano Downtown Calgary. Performing will be 2009 Laureate, American-Swiss pianist Gilles Vonsatte.

Where: Woodlands Piano – 332 6th Avenue SW
When: Wednesday, July 27 from 12 to 1 pm

Lunchtime Pop-Up Picnics

A Pop-Up Picnic is a lunch hour (Noon to 1pm) event hosted by Downtown Calgary in various locations around the downtown core. They’ll provide the tables, chairs, entertainment and all you have to do is bring your lunch and some friends. Each picnic will have a unique theme – this week’s being ‘Shakespeare by the Bow’ and will be held at a different location each week.

Where: Harley Hotchkiss Gardens – 611 4th Street SW
When: Wednesday, July 27 from 12 to 1 pm
Cost: Free

Okotoks Dawgs Games

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: Wednesday, July 27 at 7:05 pm vs Fort McMurray Giants

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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