Well, hey there, YYC! We hope that you all enjoyed your extra long, extra special weekend but now it’s time to get back into the swing of things! Tuesday is coming in hot and with it, another 4 days where we want you to stay entertained having fun and exploring the city. Not sure where to go or what to get up to? Why not catch a movie, get some fresh air, or support local? Here are 10 socially distant things to check out this week in Calgary!
From vintage classics to new school cool, Motor Nights: A Series of Drive-In Events will be bringing you everything you want in a night at the movies- nostalgia, excitement, and a sense of community in a year when we could all use it the most. The entire thing kicks off this Thursday with a double feature 4 nights in a row. Roll up at 6:00 for a family-friendly flick or at 9:30 for a more ‘adult’ film.
Where: 43080 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane, AB
When: Thursday, May 27th and Friday, May 28th
Times: 7 pm and 10 pm (Thursday) 7 pm and 10:30 pm Friday
Miss live music? So do we! That’s why this week you need to check out the 2021 TD Jazz YYC Festival. Much like last year, this time around the organization is going digital, featuring Q and A’s and performances online until May 27th. You won’t want to miss this, friends!
When: Until Thursday, May 27
Where: Online above
Time: Various times
It’s all about perspective! This week, check out one or all 40 of the incredible movies featured in the 23 annual FairyTales Queer Film Festival. Through the eyes of the cast, director and writer, the hope is that you walk away with a new way of thinking, feeling, and empathizing with the LGBTQ community.
Date: Friday, May 21-30, 2021
Location: Online above
Time: Times Vary
Cost: $9.99 – $200
It’s time, Calgary! With a focus on health and attentiveness, Heritage Park is finally open for the season. This summer all 127 acres of the park will be accessible, including its brand new Prospect Ridge area which features old-timey staples like a giant working water wheel and a replica of Turner Valley’s Dingman Number 1 Discovery Well. Check it out, YYC, and have fun!
Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
In a city where the winter was long, dull, and cold we think that come mid-may you should treat yourself to a little colour therapy. The best place to do that? Well, a garden of course! Hit the link above for just 10 of the most beautiful gardens you can check out in Calgary and the surrounding areas.
Leo and Lizzy Martinez have BIG dreams and as you’ll find out in this adorable live production by the cast of StoryBook Theatre, they’re ready to take on the world. This week, The Smartest Girl In The World, a heartwarming play that delves deep into the family dynamic, redemption and personal drive, while also entertaining the audience with incredible performances, beautiful sets and amazing writing.
Date: Until, Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Location: Online at link above
‘Tis the season for flowers, succulents, and green thumbs! Located just southwest of Calgary at Granary Road, Dunvegan Gardens carries both indoor and outdoor plants, landscaping supplies, gardening tools, and a ton more. This week check them out and breathe a little life back into your home!
When: Monday, Thursday and Friday
Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Pop-ups… pop-ups everywhere, but who’s complaining? This week save yourself the hassle of making dinner and support local by checking out one of Calgary’s newest tasty but temporary spots. From sammies to falafel, desserts, and burgers, this city practical has it all. Check out the link above for just one of our favourites.
After years of promises, teasers and talks, the cast of one of our generation’s most iconic TV shows will be back together again, at a time when, honestly, we need it the most. Friends is back and you can finally watch it on CRAVE this Thursday, May 27th
When: Thursday, May 27th
Where: Crave TV
We think that it’s safe to say that a lot of you are ready to stretch your legs and get back outside. One of the best ways to break a sweat and work those calves? By taking a leisurely ride on a two-wheeler, of course! Check out the link above for the 10 best places for a bike ride in and around Calgary!
Ah, there you have it, friends! 10 VERY exciting things to do in Calgary this week. What will you do this time around!? Let us know and don’t forget to have fun out there!