Events in Calgary: April 14 to 17, 2017

What’s On in and around Calgary this Easter weekend: Good Friday, April 13 – Easter Monday, April 17, 2017.

 

I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Young King Arthur

A boy named Arthur will sit on the throne,
But first he must take the sword from the stone. The Loose Moose Theatre Company makes going to theatre an experience that is truly magical for children 4 – 10 years old, as well as fun and entertaining for parents. Details

April 08 to 30, 2017

Loose Moose Theatre – 1235 – 26th Avenue SE

$14

2. Legendary Easter Hunt

We’ll start off in the Birthday Barn listening to the Legend of the Easter Bunny! (hmmmm…what’s the Legend????) Once we hear what the Easter Bunny needs each of the children to do (he really appreciates their help!), then it’s off with our baskets to do his bidding with a special hunt! Details

April 8, 9, 14 & 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 1:40 PM

Butterfield Acres Farm, 254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary

$12.99 to $14.99

3. Easter Eggstravaganza

Hop, bounce or dash down to the Calgary Zoo for family fun at Easter Eggstravaganza. Spring is finally here and the animals are ready to welcome you to the Zoo for another great Easter event. Kids of all ages will love the face painting, sweet treats, bunny races, fun crafts and more! Details

April 14 – 15, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Calgary Zoo.

Regular Admission

4. Family Easter Egg Hunt

An event for the whole family which includes an Easter Egg Hunt with almost half a ton of chocolate Easter eggs, activities, face painting and Butterfield Acres petting corral Details

Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM

East Lake Park, 720 East Lake Blvd, Airdrie

donation for the Food Bank

5. Easter Photo & Fun Event

Easter Egg Hunts, Crafts and photo with Easter Bunny. Details

April 14 to 16, 2017

Bass Pro Shops, #112 261-055 Crossiron Blvd, Rockyview

Free Admission

6. Easter at the Market

Hop on over to the main stage and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and decorate an Easter cookie too. Details

April 14 & 15, 2017

Calgary Farmers Market, 510-77th AVE SE, Calgary

Free

7. Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Rabbits!

Make a mouth-moving puppet from sponge foam and create your own talking rabbit! Every rabbit puppet hops in to say a line of a narrative poem or story all together. Details

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM -3:00 PM

St. Matthew’s United Church, 2035 26a St SW, Calgary

$10/person

8. Easter in Kensington

 
Head to Kensington for an afternoon of Easter activities. Pick up your Easter map at the Kensington hub tent in front of the Plaza Theatre, and spend the day exploring the neighbourhood in search of Easter treats at participating Kensington businesses. Petting Zoo and pictures with the Easter bunny. Details

Sunday, April 16 | 12:00 Noon-4PM

Kensington, 1133 Kensington Rd NW

Free

II. Live Music

1. Concert on Week days

Westwinds Jazz Concert: Shake off those winter blues and “jazz” up your springtime with an evening of jazz! Westwinds Music Society present it’s Spring Jazz Concert.Details

Monday April 10, 2017 | 7:00 -9:00 PM @ Ironwood Stage & Grill | $15.00

2. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. Details

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

$49 – $150

3. Dariush Live In Concert

For one night only, Dariush will perform many mega hits from his highly celebrated career at the prestigious Jack Singer Concert Hall. This spectacular show will feature a cast of renowned musicians in an evening that guests are sure to remember for years to come. Details

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 09:00 PM

Arts Commons, Calgary

$57.75 – $127.75

4. San Fermin

with guest, Low Roar. San Fermin’s music verges on indescribable, with songs flowing together as movements in a baroque orchestral piece, with flashes of electro-pop and rock, and vocals that alternate between a smooth baritone and soaring soprano. Details

Monday, April 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary

$25.00 – $100.00

rockstar

April 12: HOPSIN with Token – Borderline Tour @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage

April 13: Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds – The Final Performances @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

April 14: SUM 41 and PAPA ROACH @ Grey Eagle Event Centre

April 15: Mayday Parade: A Lesson In Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour @ The MacEwan Hall Ballroom

For Food events, Nightlife/Club concerts and events, see section VI.

2017 Music Festivals in Alberta

Live Music & Concerts in April

Performing Arts & Theatre in Calgary in April

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Calgary Underground Film Festival

CUFF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts – we bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres. Details

Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary

$8 to $12

2. 1979 – Enbridge New Canadian Play

This hilarious battle of wits is based on true events. The year is 1979, and our hero is Prime Minister Joe Clark: young, idealistic, and stubborn. He’s in his office, deciding if he should put his first budget before Parliament. He knows that if he does he could lose everything. Everyone begs him not to do it: his wife, his colleagues… Brian Mulroney, Pierre Trudeau… They tell him he should pull some strings, make some deals. Compromise. Details

April 4 – April 22, 2017

Martha Cohen Theatre – Arts Commons

$25 – $72

3. The Golden Penis

 
Cloudsway Dance Theatre is set to debut with a bang: The Golden Penis is a highly physical new piece examining the male dominated structures of power and privilege. The performance weaves story, myth, and lived experience to provide a male outlook on contemporary masculinity. Using equal parts sensitivity and fearlessness to unravel some of the myths, ideologies, and practices of being part of the patriarchy. Details

April 13 to 16, 2017

The West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary

$25

4. The Western Canadian Comedy Show

We are bringing this new and unique Comedy & Music tour ft non other then Broken Lizards own Erik Stolhanske aka Rabbit from “Super Troopers, Beer Fest, Club Dread” along with Spencer Rice from the famous Canadian comedy television show “Kenny vs Spenny” and to top it off we have Sunnyvale Trailer Parks own Sam“The Caveman”Losco & Tyrone aka T from the hit Canadian comedy television show the “Trailer Park Boys” + joining them on tour is comedian Tom Garland and Rude Dowg! Details

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail S, Calgary

$15.00 – $20.00

5. Sextet by Morris Panych

Six musicians are trapped in a motel during a snowstorm. Let the sexual games begin! From the brilliant mind of Canada’s favorite playwright, Morris Panych, comes this dark new comedy about the musicality of love, lust, and full moons. Details

April 6 to 15, 2017

The Big Secret Theatre – 240 9th Ave SE, Calgary

$21

6. Funnyfest Talent Search

Funnyfest Talent Search and Comedy Workshop Graduates Compete: The 100 minute show Features: A great headline comic each week with 6 to 8 Competitors & Master of Ceremonies Comedian, Come watch the excitement and LAUGH as competitors compete to be one of the funniest and earn a chance to perform at the 17th annual FUNNYFEST Calgary Comedy Festival 2017. Details

Saturdays, 25, April 8,15,22 & May 6 | 7:00 PM

North On Centre Pub Showroom (formerly NICASTRO’s), 2820 Centre Street N, Calgary

$19

7. Reactor Improv Festival

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the company, and members of the original cast will migrate back to their Calgary roots to perform in this monumental event. This three-night extravaganza will feature performances from all generations of Kinkonauts, along with a very special guest appearance from the prestigious Paper Street Theatre in Victoria.
Details

April 13 to 15, 2017

The Rose Room, 922 9 Ave SE, Calgary

$10

IV. Sports

Calgary Flames

Play Offs.

Easter Monday, April 17th, 2017 | 08:00 PM

Scotiabank Saddledome, ​Calgary

Tickets

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross

Come and join our outdoor Way of the Cross this year! People of all faith traditions are warmly welcome. The Way of the Cross is more than a personal journey. Jesus lived and died so that we might have life in abundance. When we reflect on the passion of Jesus, we become more sensitive to the struggles and suffering of others, both here and around the world. Details

Good Friday, April 14th, 2017 | 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219-18th Ave SW, ​Calgary

Free

2. Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs

National Service Dogs’ Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs is a family event that includes your furry baby. Getting its start in Oakville, Ont. in 1998, the event quickly became NSD’s largest and most anticipated event. All monies raised support NSD’s award-winning Certified Service Dog programs. Details

April 14, 2017 | 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd 33, Calgary

$25 per dog

3. Annual Vaisakhi Mela

This year we are celebrating Vaisakhi Mela along with celebrations of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s 350​ Birth Jayanti and Canada’s 150 Birthday Celebrations. Event Hightlights: Various types of stalls, Booths of Businesses, Electronics, TV Media, Educational Booths, Non Profit Organizations, Clothing, Jewellery Items, Make up , Weight loss, Nutrition products, Hair Products & Lots of other Games & Activities.Details

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Genesis Centre Feature Gymnasium- 7555 Falconridge Blvd Northeast, Calgary

Free

4. Taste of Jamaica

 
This festival has been going for more than 20 years as the Jamaican Canadian Association Alberta shares the rich, warm Jamaican culture with Albertans. A showcase of Jamaican culture – music, dance, food, and more. Activities for the entire family and an opportunity to learn more about the rich culture that produced, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Louise Bennett, Usian Bolt, Marcus Garvey and many more stalwarts. Details

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre, 5600 Centre Street N, Calgary

$5 to $35

5. Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience

Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to life-long fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.. Details

February 4-June 4, 2017 | Telus Spark Hours

TELUS Spark, 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary

General Admission

VI. Food Events/ Sunday Brunch & Night Life Events

1. Adults Only Night: The Final Frontier

It’s almost Comic Expo and we’ve got the awesome Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience exhibit – what better time to celebrate the cultural impact of Star Trek? And we can’t forget the stars themselves, that have inspired so many humans looking up in wonder. What might be out there, that we might now see in the hubble deep field? Will we ever boldly go there?. Details

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 10 PM

TELUS Spark, 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary

General Admission

2. Club/Nightlife Events

Jazz YYC Jazz appreciation month events – throughout April @ Various Venues.

April 13, 2017

Blank Banshee @ Hifi Club

Ian Tyson @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Striker @ Dickens

Du-Rite Aces @ The Blues Can

April 14, 2017

Little Scream @ Commonwealth Bar and Stage

Fleetmac Wood presents Rumours Rave @ Broken City

Plaguebringer EP Release Party @ Dickens

Elephante @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Ron Burke & Alittle Voodoo @ The Blues Can

The New Electric and Courage My Love with guests Hello Moth @ The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club

April 15, 2017

 

The Mutiny Tour feat The Librarian + dBridge @ The Hifi Club

All Neil All Night @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Machine Gun Kelly @ The Palace Theatre

April 16, 2017

Honeymoon Suite @ Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Sin & Gin Soiree Cabaret – Looney Tooney @ Vern’s Tavern

Ghost Bath Starmouner Tour with Astronoid @ Distortion Live

Gary Martin\’s Sunday Night Chicago Blues Jam @ The Blues Can

April 17, 2017

John Rutherford Solo @ The Blues Can

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