Trust 17th Avenue Calgary to make every season a whole lot better with their fun and exciting events. And this hip hood of town is now sprucing up our spring. ICYMI, The Ave is currently hosting its “Business is Blooming” event calendar which spotlights each of the avenue’s four pillars – Eat, Play, Shop and Explore.
Whether you’re looking for the latest culinary delights, hunting for unique finds or simply looking for a fun night out, 17th Avenue Calgary has got you covered.
From special deals and drag brunches to live music events and bingo nights to an epic scavenger hunt, here is everything you can enjoy at Calgary’s 17th Avenue this month:
Now – Sunday, May 14th
You can win weekly prizes simply for fave spots on 17th Avenue Calgary and completing missions. These missions include digging into drink and food specials, snapping pictures of BUMP murals, bringing your pooch onto pet-friendly patios and more. All you have to do is download the GooseChase App and search up 17th Ave to take part.
Eating, shopping, playing, exploring – everything is better and more lively with live music. And you’ll find bangin’ music every weekend until May 14th.
The Mash: Every Friday, 7 PM – 9 PM
Whiskey Rose: Every Friday and Saturday, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
FREE PINBALL (AND MORE) AT PINBAR
This laid-back haunt is a go-to for fun hangouts. And they are making these hangouts even more fun for spring with their $6 Tallboys, half-price wings and FREE Pinball.
When: Every Wednesday, 5 PM onwards
SATURDAY KARAOKE AT TEXAS LOUNGE
We dare you to find a more fun combo than drinking and singing. And you can voice your fave songs at the Texas Lounge Karaoke.
When: Every Saturday, 9 PM onwards
STAFF PARTY AT PIGEONHOLE
We know a good deal when we see one and this is it. Pigeonhole is letting you join the “staff party” and get 25% off their entire menu.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 2 PM – 5 PM
PUNK ROCK BINGO AT SHIP AND ANCHOR
There’s more Bingo fun coming your way, only this time with a fun twist, a cool, casual setting and electric music. Join the mayhem at Ship & Anchor’s Punk Rock Bingo for “good times and sweet prizes.”
When: Every Tuesday, 8 PM onwards
VITAMIN & SUPPLEMENT SALE AT PRIMECARE
If you’ve been meaning to stock up on your vitamin and supplement cabinet, now is the time to do that. The popular PrimeCare Pharmacy is running a 20% sale on vitamins and supplements from May 7 until May 13
WINE SALE AT MODEL MILK
As if their cool rustic vibes and drool-worthy and creative menu offerings aren’t reason enough, Model Milk now has half-price wine bottles.
When: Every Sunday
SUNDAY FUNDAY AT WHISKEY ROSE
This Nashville-inspired saloon might be a relatively new addition to The Ave but they sure have won hearts with their epic entertainment and fab deals. Like their $5 tailgate burgers, $4 Sunday spirits and $5 everything else on Sundays. Sweeeet!
When: Every Sunday
Friday, April 28th
COSTUME PARTY AT WHISKEY ROSE
And talking of fab events at Whiskey Rose, here’s another one for you. The saloon is hosting a ‘halfway to Halloween’ costume party this weekend. So, costume up!
When: Friday, April 28th
Saturday, April 29th
SATURDAY SHOWCASE AT SHIP AND ANCHOR
Yes, they have more to entice us than just Punk Bingo. The pub is also hosting its Saturday showcase – Brother Bicker Band, with guest, Erwin Vesper. And there’s no cover.
When: Saturday, April 29th from 2 PM – 5 PM
PAINT TO LEARN AT PAINT UR ART OUT
Here’s one for the art enthusiasts – Paint Ur Art Out is hosting a beginners’ session to learn to paint with alcohol ink. You will learn different techniques and create 4-5 pieces of art simply by going with the flow and having a good time.
When: Saturday, April 29th from PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday, April 30
SUNDAY BINGO AT TEXAS LOUNGE
There’s no beating Texas Lounge when it comes to exciting entertainment. And their Sunday Bingo is one of them. Gay or not, it’s definitely an event you’d want to attend.
When: Sunday, April 30 from 3 PM onwards
DRAG BRUNCH AT MAVEN
Delicious food, lip-smacking cocktails, glittering costumes and stunning performances by Queen Angelina Starchild and her team. Maven’s Drag Brunch has got it all. And for anyone looking to up their brunch experience, this is the place to be.
When: Sunday, April 30th from 4 PM – 7 PM
Monday, May 1st
ROOKIE CHALLENGE AT LEAGUE YYC
Living your fitness goals has never been more rewarding. Starting May 1st, League YYC kick off its Rookie Challenge. Attend 20 classes for just $99 in May and be entered for the chance to win 6 months of unlimited HIIT, Spin and Yoga.
When: Monday, May 1st
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS AT SHIP AND ANCHOR
Here’s yet another gem from the watering hole that aces the casual sports pub game like a boss. The pub will host a Dungeons and Dragons game for beginners on the first Monday of each month. If you’ve ever wondered what the game is all about or how to play it, this is your chance to learn it all.
When: 5 pm onwards
MOTHER’S DAY SALE AT OASIS WELLNESS CENTRE
There is no better gift than the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation. Be it for the mom figures in your life or yourself, Oasis’ offers are not to be missed. The wellness centre has three different packages on offer which include massages, pedis and more.
When: May 1st – May 14th
Tuesday, May 2nd
MACARON 101 AT OLLIA MACARON AND TEA
This is your chance to learn the craft of macaronage, indulge in a few yourself and take home some of these sweet treats along with one of Ollia’s popular tea. Yes, the boutique macaron patisserie is hosting a baking class and sharing expert tips and tricks.
When: 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 6th
PAINT FOR FUN AT PAINT UR ART OUT
If you’re more of an art enjoyer than a learner, this fun class of painting with acrylics is for you. Paint a soothing dragonfly scenery while enjoying some light snacks and refreshments.
When: 1 PM – 3:30 PM
MADE BY MARCUS WORKSHOP
Makers of one of the most creamy and delish ice creams are sharing inside secrets on how to make great ice cream. And you can get in on the secret and make some icy treats yourself at this fun workshop. Plus, you get to take home pints for a discount.
When: 1 PM – 6 PM
There you have it folks! All the fun and exciting events you can enjoy at 17th Avenue Calgary this spring. Let’s eat, shop, play and explore our way through spring.
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