Another weekend is behind us, but a new month and some incredible events are ahead. From festivals, experiences and immersive exhibits – here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week! You’re in for a good!

Alberta Ballet

The ballet is back and this week Calgarians can enjoy a production of Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring at the Jubilee Auditorium. This beautiful show will delight audiences of all ages with enchanting music, stunning costumes, and talent. Don’t miss it!

When: Thursday, May 2nd-4th, 2024
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Cost: $51+

International Jazz Days Festival

This week, celebrate incredible music at the International Jazz Days Festival. After all, what’s better than supporting incredible talent from all over the country while having a few drinks?

When: Until  May 1st, 2024
Where: Various destinations
Time: See times above
Cost: Varies

Sponsored pick: Moxy Hotel

Moxy Hotel is opening its first location in Western Canada and it’s one of the most unique experiences in Banff. The new and improved space pays homage to the old Voyager Inn, built in 1964, with bold mid-century design, psychedelic textiles, expansive rundle stone walls, and the iconic Bar Moxy where you can get a free cocktail when you check in! This party hotel has everything you need for a good time, with year-round hot tubs, ping-pong tables, and the lobby Bar Moxy for unwinding with friends, both old and new.

When: Opening spring 2024
Where: 555 Banff Avenue

Glenbow at the Edison

Described as a reimagining of ancient African kingdoms,’ Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships 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. Check it out at the Glenbow at the Edison.

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

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

Journey to the 80s

This week, Calgarians are also encouraged to enjoy a lively musical Inspired by the 80s! For more information or to get your tickets now, check out the link above!

When: All April long
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary, AB
Cost: $75+

Esker Foundation

Never been to the Esker Foundation Modern Art Gallery? You are in for a treat! This week, check out locally sourced pieces and incredible exhibits all for free!

Where: The Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Ave SE 4th floor, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7
Cost: FREE

La Pizza Week

We hope you’re hungry, Calgary! La Pizza Week is back and like so many years prior, foodies will be encouraged to get cheesy at restaurants all over the country. From coast to coast, ovens will be hot and toppings will be plenty. Check out the link above to see the local restaurants participating in this year’s event!

When: Wednesday, May 1st – 7th, 2024
Where: See link above
Cost: Prices vary

Banff Food and Cocktail Festival

Featuring 25 of the area’s best local restaurants and bars, the MADE WITH LOVE festival has returned. From competitions to pairings, it’s going to be an incredible time. Don’t miss it!

When: April 19th – May 4th, 2024
Various locations, Banff, AB

Contemporary Calgary 

This week, wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10.

When: Open Wednesdays to Sundays
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10+

Whew, there you have it, friends, 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first?! Let us know – and enjoy!