Thursday already? It’s been a crazy one, but it looks like we made it! 2 days of freedom and fun are just around the corner and unlike last weekend, this one will be sunny and bright. The only problem that most of you will have now is trying to figure out how to spend it! Lucky for you guys, that’s what we’re here for! Here are 10 socially distant things to do this time around 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 weekend with a double feature 4 nights in a row. Roll up at 7:00 for a family-friendly flick or at 10:30 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
Last chance, Calgary! This weekend, 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: Until Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Online above
Time: Times Vary
Cost: $9.99 – $200
Miss live theatre? So do we! This weekend, check out The Smartest Girl In The World, a heartwarming play about complex family dynamics, redemption and personal drive with incredible performances, beautiful sets and amazing writing by the folks at Calgary’s StoryBook Theatre.
Date: Until, Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Location: Online at link above
Individuality makes the world go round. This weekend, mask up and check out one of Calgary’s best vintage stores for something truly unique for you, a friend or a family member. Hit the link above for just 15 of our favourites in Calgary!
Don’t do what we always do and miss wiggling that green thumb of yours this spring! 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: Thursday – Monday
Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
It’s here, our little lobsters! 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 now!
We love the holidays but there’s one that really has our heart. This Friday, May 28th, it’s International Burger Day and to honour such an occasion we’ve put together a list of the 16 best burgers you can find in Calgary. Check out the link above for our favourites!
When: Friday, May 28th
Sure, when you’re craving something frosty and delish, you could just go to your local convenience or grocery store and just buy a litre of vanilla, but is that worth the drive? Instead, why not visit one of the cities top-notch shops and really melt into the spirit of the season by checking out one of the 10 best ice cream shops in Calgary, all of which are linked above!
Organized by Parks Calgary in cooperation with PlayCityYYC will challenge those looking to get out and about to a game of wit, speed, and problem-solving. This weekend, every Saturday, take part in a city wide-scavenger hunt that will have you racing for clues, exploring the city, and hopefully, winning some killer prizes1
When: Every Saturday
Last weekend’s weather was definitely not ideal. Luckily this time around the sun will be out and the flowers will be in full bloom. After a dull, grey May, why not 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.
Aright, friends, there you have it. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! Remember, be safe, have fun and enjoy yourselves!