11 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 2:30 am

Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary this weekend, August 4 to 7. For a complete list of events, check out the Calgary Buzz event calendar.

Calgary Fringe Festival

  • What: Fringes are uncensored, non-juried shows, there are roughly 26 productions creating more than 160 performances over the 9 days. There are a wide variety of shows including imrov, dance, theater, film, and more.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Friday, July 31 to Saturday, August 8, 2015
  • Cost: Depends
  • Website: calgaryfringe.ca

Rise Against with special guest Killswitch Engage and Letlive

  • What: Listen to the band Rise Against and specials guests.
  • Where: Big four- 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
  • When: Tuesday, August 4 at 7p.m.
  • Cost: $62 and up depending on seating
  • Website: riseagainst.com

Shakespeare By The Bow

  • What: Shakespeare by the bow is an fantastic way to spend an evening. You will be watching recently graduated post-secondary actors and actresses from across Alberta perform live theater.
  • Where: Princess Island Park – 27 Prince’s Island Park (along the path)
  • When: Tuesday, August 4 to Friday, August 7 at 7p.m.
  • Website: theatrecalgary.com

Afrikadey! Festival

  • What: Creative works of African cultures is shared by the Arts & Culture Society. This week long celebration of music, food, dance, film and visual arts of Africa. The main event will be occurring on outside music show on Prince’s Island Park- 698 Eau Claire Ave. SW, Calgary.
  • where: Various locations
  • when: Wednesday, August 5 to Saturday, August 8
  • cost: Varies
  • Website:afrikadey.com

#iamdowntown for Pop-Picnics

  • What: Want to go for a picnic? Well these picnics all have different themes, and pop up at different locations. Picnics always host a food vender, entertainment, and games. This week the theme will be Tropical Carnival Picnic.
  • Where: Suncor Energy Centre- 6th ave between Centre and 1st Street SW
  • When: Wednesday, August 5 from noon to 1p.m.
  • Website: calgarydowntown.com

Downtown Street Piano series

  • What: For 4 years, Downtown Calgary has commissioned outdoor street pianos to encourage people to play and listen to music. There are now two pianos, the Woodlands piano located on 3rd street and 6th Avenue SW and the new one, Wee Little piano which features a book exchange, located on 8th ave & Centre Street SW. There will be different artists performing on these pianos on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This week there will be a Jazz performance on the Woodlands piano by Andrea Petrity.
  • Where: Woodlands-Corner of 6th ave and 3rd Street SW, Calgary
  • When: Thursday, August 6 from noon to 1p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: calgarydowntown.com

The return of Drive-In movies at Deerfoot mall

  • What: Wednesday nights just got a little more fun thanks to the return of an old-school classic event, a Drive-In Movie series. This wednesday it’s Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • When: Every Wednesday at sunset
  • Where: Deerfoot Mall- 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
  • Cost: Free

Captain Cruises

  • What: Ride on Calgary’s only paddlewheel boat while listening to Jazz music and observing the gorgeous Rocky Mountains and views of Glenmore. Sample gourmet hors d’oeuvres and taste a selection of beer & wines. Remember to dress business casual for the event. Complimentary parking at the S.S. Moyie Dock.
  • Where: The S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler, Heritage Park- 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
  • When: Thursday, August 6 and also on August 13, 20, 27
  • Cost: $74.95 plus GST
  • Website: heritagepark.ca

Fishing Season at Bow Habitat Station

  • What: Learn how to catch and release fish at this little pond by fishery.
  • Where: 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
  • When: All of August Tuesday to Sundays from 10a.m to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free but you have to bring your own gear or you can rent
  • Website: aep.alberta.ca

Historic Walks presented by Calgary Ghost Tours

  • What: Walk along the towers of Downtown Calgary and explore the Ghostly Haunts of the different buildings.
  • Where: Starts outside of the Calgary Tower near Ruth and Chris’ entrance
  • When: Friday, August 7 at 1p.m.
  • Website: calgaryghosttours.com

Flames Central: Chasing Summer After Party

  • What: 2 nights of pumping music, featuring VINAI with Sunseekerz and Audyohead on Friday and DVBBS with Ezz & Hiz Cuzzin and Energy on Saturday, presented by UnionElectronic and Ink Promotions.
  • Where: Flames Central- 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
  • When: Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 at 10p.m.
  • Cost: $25 to $30 (Must be 18 and over)
  • Website: flamescentral.com
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