Another long weekend has come and gone, but the fun has only begun! From exhibits to games, there are a ton of neat things to do in and around the city this time around. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things happening in Calgary this week.
HIT THE NICKELBACK EXHIBIT
Costumes, photos and behind-the-scenes footage! The National Music Centre presents its highly anticipated Nickelback exhibit! Featuring instruments and other items that belong to Canada’s best-selling rock group, fans are going to love it!
When: Until February 2024
Where: 850 4 St. SE, Calgary, AB
CHECK OUT THIS IMMERSIVE VIDEO INSTALLATION THE ESKER FOUNDATION
Ragnar Kjartansson’s immersive video installation “The Visitors” documents an epic single-take musical performance featuring eight musicians performing a folk music opus of repetition and cannon blasts. You won’t want to miss this unique and thought-provoking experience that explores the intertwining of pathos, joy, and communal emotion.
When: Until April 30, 2023
Where: The Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Ave SE 4th floor, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7
CHECK OUT SPARK AFTER DARK
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They say you’re supposed to learn one new thing every day, but we think that you should do it with a drink in your hand! The best place to do that? Telus Spark! This April, check out their many exhibits, then, hang by the bar and vibe to some music, or get interactive with this month’s “adult” display at Spark After dark!
When: Thursday, April 14th, 2023
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 5 PM – 10 PM
CHECK OUT THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST POP-UP
Described as an “escape room, a theatre show and an adventure all blended into one,” this event will challenge its guests to solve riddles and play games in an effort to lift an awful curse. The best part? You’ll be encouraged to do it all with a drink in your hand.
When: Until May 21st, 2023
Where: 14th AVE NE, Calgary, Alberta
GRAB ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT EVENT
Got an itch that only street food can scratch? This week, stop by The Halal Guys in Calgary for a food-forward event where guests will be encouraged to seriously indulge in falafel, rice and gyro – but hurry! You’ll only have a few days to get into it.
When: Until April 20th, 2023
Where: 923 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
VISIT GLENBOW MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY GALLERY
Looking for something FREE and fun? This week – for the last time – you can check out Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy at the Edison. Featuring a 25-metre hand-drawn animation strip, this exciting exhibit brings together martial arts characters and techniques with the social and political realities of present-day Hong Kong.
When: Until April 16th, 2023
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
CATCH A FLAMES GAME
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Toss on a jersey grab a pocket dog and a beer and cheer the Flames to victory when they take on the San Jose Sharks this week. For tickets head to the link above – we have a feeling that it’ll be a good one.
When: Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Time: 7 pm
EXPLORE HERITAGE PARK’S NEWEST EXHIBIT
Meant to “tell the diverse stories of the Chinese community in early Western Canadian history,” Heritage Park’s newest exhibit We Were Here: Stories of Early Chinatown features art, photos and so much more. Check it out and enjoy!
When: Until April 30th, 2023
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
GO FOR A WINTER WALK
We’re all in need of some fresh air! From hidden tree-covered gems to stunning skyline views, there are some beautiful places to take a winter walk in Calgary this month. Check out the link above for just a few of them.
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH FILIPINO RESTAURANT MONTH
Another week is here, and our appetite is running wild. This time around check out one of the many restaurants participating during the second annual Filipino Restaurant Month – a delicious celebration of traditional food and local businesses.
When: Until April 30th
Where: See above
There you have it, folks. 10 events happening in Calgary this week. Now get out and enjoy yourselves! You deserve to have some fun!
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