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8 Things To Do At Home And Around Calgary This Weekend (May 22-24)

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Happy Friday Eve, friends! Thanks to May long weekend, this one kind of came a sooner than we were expecting, but we certainly are not complaining! The city has continued to reopen stores, shops, and attractions which means there is a lot more to do this time around, but please remember to be mindful, safe, and clean! Here are 8 things to do this weekend at home or around Calgary.

HIT THE MUSEUM

It’s dino time, folks! The Royal Tyrrell Museum is opening its doors this Friday! Of course, there will be some new restrictions and social distancing measures in place, but you’ll learn a thing or two, and it will get you out of the house!

When: Grand re-opening Friday, May 22nd
Where: 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $8 +

ORDER IN SOME COMFORT FOOD

This weekend is going to be pretty gloomy, folks. Comfort yourself with a piping bowl of ramen from one of these Calgary restaurants offering delivery! Happy Slurping!

TAKE A DANCE CLASS TAUGHT BY BRITNEY SPEARS’ CHOREOGRAPHER

The real-life choreographer that worked with queen Britney Jean Spears will be teaching a live online dance class out of his studio in LA! The class is open to everyone, no matter the skill level, so there’s really no excuse to miss it!

When: Saturday, May 23rd
Where: Easter time zone (here) Western time zone (here)
Time: 10 am – 12 pm ET
Cost: $15+

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VISIT THE CALGARY ZOO

The Calgary Zoo will take a huge step in reopening this weekend! Due to precautionary measures, all indoor habitats will be closed, but there will still be a ton to see and do!

When: Saturday, May 23rd
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 9:30 am
Cost: $19.95

HAVE COBBS ADVENTURE PARK BRING YOU BABY ROOS!

Cobb’s adventure park is offering an overwhelmingly adorable experience. This weekend, book a kangaroo drive by, which also includes a visit from 4 of their precious little sugar gliders.

Where: Book online here
Cost: $100 +

ATTEND A VIRTUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Last (ish) call, Calgary! The 2020 TD JazzYYC International Jazz Festival ends Wednesday, May 27th, and trust us, you don’t want to miss it! The event, which is hosted by Tim Tamashiro, features incredible musicians from all over the world who perform incredible 60-minute sets live online.

When: Until May 27th
Where: Online here
Time: See times here
Cost: Free

TREAT YOURSELF TO AN ONLINE SHOPPING SPREE

Go on, you deserve it! With so many Canadian retailers offering flash sales through their websites, you can shop till your thumbs cramp, guilt-free!

DOCUMENT YOUR COVID EXPERIENCE FOR THE GLENBOW

Do you have a story to tell? The Glenbow Museum wants to hear from you! Dear Glenbow is a project encouraging Calgarians to write a letter to them detailing your experience during the COVID pandemic in the hopes of inspiring future artists and exhibits at the museum.

When: Until Friday, July 31st
Where: See recipient address and email here

Wheww. There ya have it, Calgary. Wowza, there’s a heck of a lot of things to do out there this weekend. Stay sane, stay busy, and enjoy yourselves!

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