Well, well, well, if it isn’t our favourite day of the week! From pop-ups to markets, there is plenty happening in and around the city, but if you’re not sure how to kick things off, here are 10 wonderfully exciting things to do this weekend in Calgary!

The Calgary Underground Film Festival

It’s here! Calgary’s Underground Film Festival returns this weekend with incredible films, impressive writing, and local love. Until April 28th catch one or ALL of their featured projects and enjoy!

When: Thursday, April 18th – 28th, 2024
Where: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Cost: $10+

Jurassic Quest

Looking for something to do on Friday? Featuring animatronic creatures, fossils and fun – North America’s best and “most realistic” dinosaur expo, Jurassic Quest, is back!

When: Friday, April 19th – 21st, 2024
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Cost: $28+


Sponsored Pick: PetFest at Spruce Meadows

PetFest at Spruce Meadows is happening this weekend, and it’s going to be a blast! They’ve got everything from adorable corgi races to impressive working dog demonstrations, and with over 60 vendors, there’s something for every pet lover. Plus, they’ll have some furry friends up for adoption if you’re looking to add a new adorable member to your family!

When: April 19–21, 2024
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Cost: $10 general admission, $5 for children & seniors

The Plaza Theatre – Pulp Fiction

Love film?! Check out The Plaza Theatre’s first-ever retrospective series featuring the work of director, screenwriter, producer and cinematographer, Quentin Tarantino. Interested? This weekend, enjoy Pulp Fiction and then come back for Kill Bill Volume I.

When: Friday, April 21st and 24th, 2024
Where: The Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW
Cost: $10+

SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond

Aptly named SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond, the science centre’s newest exhibit will feature beautiful effects and stunning visuals. From the Apollo 11 lunar landing to constellations, attendees are in for an immersive experience that will feel as though they’re exploring star clusters and planets – a dream of any jr. astronomer.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary

Glenbow at the Edison

This weekend, visit Glenbow at the Edison in Calgary for an incredible exhibit built entirely out of LEGO entitled: Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships. Described as a reimagining of ancient African kingdoms,’ this important display features four major works that explore the mysterious 14th-century sea voyage of Mansa Abu Bakr II, predecessor of Mansa Musa, ruler of the medieval empire of Mali.

When: Until May 19th, 2024
Where: 150 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

Filipino Restaurant Month

Meant to showcase the unique variety of Filipino food, the third annual Filipino Restaurant Month is back and you won’t want to miss out. For all participating locations, hit the link above.

When: Until April 30th, 2024
Where: See restaurants above
Cost: Varies

Tori Kelly

Live music? What better way to celebrate another weekend? On April 21st, check out Tori Kelly at MacEwan Hall! Tickets are still available at the link above. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $39+

Candlelight Concert

Featuring talented musicians and hundreds of brightly lit wicks, Calgarians can enjoy a Candlelight tribute to Queen this Friday. Interested? Get your tickets now and enjoy. It’s going to be magical.

When: Friday, April 19th, 2024
Where: 1009 15 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Time: 7:15 pm
Cost: $49+

Films at the Fort

Pop some corn! Films at the Fort is back with a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This weekend, catch The Matrix! For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Various dates in April
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12


Lace up your dancing shoes! This Friday, check out Commonwealth for their big TTPD listening party. Featuring bangers, deep cuts and, of course, tracks from her 11th album, you’re in for quite the experience.

When: Friday, April 19th, 2024
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage, 731 10 Ave SW
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $15.91+

There you have it, folks. 10 events happening in Calgary this weekend. Now get out and enjoy yourselves! You deserve to have some fun!