Things To Do

8 things to do this week in Calgary (March 23-27)

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Happy Sunday, everybody! We hope that you have had a safe and fun weekend, and are adequately prepared for this week! Sure, you might have all the groceries you need, but what are you going to do in your spare time? Well, folks, that’s where we enter the arena.

Here are 8 things to do this week in Calgary.

Explore the cosmos

There’s a lot more in this big old universe that just the earth. Remind yourself of your place on the cosmic scale by exploring NASA’s entire media library, which they’ve just released to the public for free. Photos, video, audio… heck, maybe you’re the person that gets inspiration from spooky space sounds, we don’t know.

Ride a rollercoaster besides the rollercoaster of life

Disney might have shut their parks for the foreseeable future, but we also live in the future. Confused? That’s us telling you that you can ride any number of Disney parks from home, for free. Check out their catalogue for 360-degree videos online, and torture yourself by getting ‘It’s a small world after all’ stuck on loop in your head.

Go Shopping

Not in person, of course. However, a lot of independent businesses are going to be under pretty intense financial stress for a while. If you’ve got some spending money, support them. Order takeout/delivery, buy that shirt off Etsy, get a book delivered from a local store… whatever it is, your extra buck or two is more important than ever.

Go down the rabbit hole

Have you ever heard of the Internet Archive? Well, it’s a website that strives to do just that. Public domain movies, books, and other content can all be found here. Plus, they’ve got a catalogue of over 418 billion different webpages. Think of it as exploring another kind of cosmos.

Play some flash games

But not just any video games… flash games! You know, those games that got you in trouble every single time you stepped into the computer lab at school? Ok, maybe’s that was just us, but still. So far, 38,000 games and growing are free to access.

Or, go one step further

By checking out an in-browser emulator that gives you access to a wide variety of Nintendo and other older games. Pokemon, Sonic, Mario Bros. are all on here, often with multiple generations represented. Just be careful, you don’t want to get too invested in this.

Paint Something!

How adorable would this be? Instead of sending your friend/family member a good morning text during social isolation, you send them an authentic, one-off postcard. And, you don’t even need to have a Windows laptop from 2003 to use the original MS Paint. Score!

Listen to the radio

Here’s some old-timey fun for ya with a modern twist. Round up the grandkids on FaceTime, turn on your old radio, then plug in whatever adapter is necessary to listen to the radio off your laptop. And when we say the radio we mean it- every public radio station on earth is on this website.

As always folks, we’re devoted to finding you stuff to do this week in Calgary. Even if it means foregoing most of the regular stuff we would recommend. We hope these are some fun at-home substitutions, though!

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