Happy Friday Eve party people. We hope that you’ve all had a workweek worth celebrating because there are a ton of new and exciting events and activities happening in and around the city this time around. As usual, for those of you who might not know where to start, we’ve put together a list of 10 things to do in and around Calgary this week.
Featuring world-class performers from So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent, the Calgary International Salsa Congress is back and bigger than ever after a 3-year hiatus. This weekend, settle in for incredible presentations, social dancing, and workshops with the industry’s best.
When: Thursday, March 31st – April 3rd
Where: 700 Centre St S, Calgary
Ready, set – eat! This Friday, until April 30th, Calgarians can visit one of the many restaurants participating in the first-ever Filipino Restaurant month – a celebration of traditional food and local businesses. In addition to this, customers will also be entered to win gift cards AND a trip, so check out the link above for more info and enjoy!
When: Friday, April 1st – 30th
Where: See above
It’s going to be a cloudy weekend– but it’s not all bad! No matter what mother nature throws our way over the next few days, Fairmont’s Tipsy Parrot Pop-up will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacay with boozy sips, Caribbean snacks, and themed decor! Check it out and enjoy.
When: Tuesdays – Saturdays
Where: Boulevard-level Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Grab a drink in incognito mode! This weekend, indulge in delightful cocktails and maybe a bite or two – but in total secret. From Coca-Cola cooler doors to bookcases, check out the link above for our fave hidden bars and speakeasies.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
Only two weeks to go, folks! This weekend, gaze upwards and inwards during Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition a celebration of one of the most famous Renaissance painters in history. From Melbourne and Frankfurt to Vancouver and Montreal, this incredible event has already brought the art of Michelangelo closer to audiences all over the world, and now, it’s Calgary’s turn.
When: Until April 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Looking to save a little money – but still want to have fun? Calgary’s iconic National Music Centre has shifted to a pay-what-you-can admission model for weekend guests! In addition to exploring five floors of exhibitions, you can catch regular weekend performances – it’s all included with the admission of your choosing. Check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: Pay what you can
Back and bigger than ever, Calgary’s Big Winter Classic returns for two more weekends this April. Check out bands, drink local beer, and support local artists at various venues throughout the city!
When: March 31st – April 2nd | April 8th – 9th
Where: See calendar above
Art, local support, and $10 admission? Yes, please! This weekend, check out Contemporary Calgary for a new season of unique pieces, storytelling, and community.
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA
The first of its kind in Canada, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery has opened a brand new exhibit that will take you to a whole new dimension. Check it out and say bon voyage to reality – but beware, you might not want to come back!
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that Sundays are tough – so waking up before noon should be celebrated! This Sunday, grab your best pals and stumble into one of Calgary’s best brunch spots for a delicious hangover meal. Check out the link above for some of our favorites.
Well, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Enjoy!