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23 distanced activities in Calgary this week: April 5th-11

If you choose to attend events outside of your home, adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including appropriate physical distancing, wearing masks, and frequent hand washing, as recommended by health officials. If you are sick, please stay home.

There’s plenty to do in Calgary this week, whether you’re visiting a market, attending a virtual event from the comfort of your own couch, or trying something completely new.

The weather looks like it will be anywhere from double digit temperatures to thunderstorms. That is why we have grouped a large number of activities in the city, regardless of the forecast.

Grab a family member or cohort friend, mask up, and have some fun this week, Calgary.

The Kensington Market

What: Support local businesses and celebrate the arrival of spring with this monthly market that features wonderfully unique finds from a variety of vendors.

When: 10th of April
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The car park next to Kensington Tim Hortons (1204 Kensington Road NW)
Costs: Varies depending on the purchase

Find hidden Easter eggs in Deerfoot City

What: Visit Guest Services at Deerfoot City Food Lodge to receive the Easter Hunting Card or download a digital copy. Find the Easter egg installations in outdoor locations around the venue and win a $ 250 gift card to a Deerfoot City dealer of your choice.

When: Now through April 11th
Where: Deerfoot City (901 64th Avenue NE)
Costs: Free

Spark Science from Home

What: The TELUS Spark Science Center offers a variety of fun and educational options online, from virtual programs and home dome films to cereal science and a collection of experiments and activities.

When: The programming varies, find out more on their website
Where: From the comfort of your home
Costs: Varies depending on the program

Take a stroll through the Devonian Gardens

What: Feel like you are in a tropical paradise in downtown Calgary at Devonian Gardens. Stroll the promenade, admire the plants and ponds, and grab a bite at the food court.

When: Every day
Time: Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fourth floor of the CORE Mall (400-317 7th Avenue SW)
Costs: Free

Visit the National Music Center’s Amplify platform

What: Amplify serves as an extension of the NMC’s on-site programming via an online hub detailing the sounds and stories of music in Canada. Take a virtual tour of the museum, browse through articles from the extensive collection of historical musical instruments, devices and memorabilia and learn more about the power of music for healing and wellbeing.

When: At any time
Where: Online, from the comfort of your home
Costs: Free

Wordfest’s Imagine On Air broadcast channel

What: Wordfest’s Broadcasting Channel has “the best writers, greatest thinkers, and sparkling creators” gathered in one virtual place to pique your curiosity. Join these great minds for a live chat and get inspired.

When: April 6th, 8th, 15th, 20th, 22nd and 29th and May 4th
Time: 19 o’clock
Where: Broadcast on wordfest.com
Costs: Free

Intersection market

What: This is not your traditional farmers market. In addition to fresh produce and local dishes, buyers will find comics, jewelry, vintage items, a hair salon, and much more at the Crossroads Market.

When: Weekly from Friday to Sunday
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1235 26th Avenue SE
Costs: Varies depending on the purchase

Look at the high park

What: The High Park offers views of the city center, adorable fairy lights, colorful picnic tables and funny signs to take pictures of – on a parking garage in the Beltline. Take a spring picnic six stories above street level and snap some cool photos while you’re at it.

When: Open daily
Time: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: The top level of Center City Parkade at 340 10th Avenue SW
Costs: Free

Heritage Park Ghost Tours

What: Visit Heritage Park after dark for a guided ghost tour of the deserted streets of its historic village. Hear creepy stories and learn a little about Calgary’s haunted past on a 90-minute walking tour that covers approximately 2 km of the park.

When: April 8, 15, 22 and 29 and May 6
Time: Two tours every evening, starting at 7pm and 7.30pm
Where: Heritage Park Historic Village (1900 Heritage Drive SW)
Costs: $ 22.95

The barn meetings with Drew Gregory

What: Catch Alberta country star Drew Gregory with special guest Brandon Lorenzo at this hotel’s live concert, where guests can watch the concert from their own private hotel balcony overlooking the interior atrium of Delta Calgary South.

When: 9th April
Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Delta Calgary South (227 Southland Drive SE)
Costs: Ticket packages start at USD 50 per person (including concert and hotel rooms, based on quad occupancy).

Watch a tournament at Calgary’s Curling Canada Bubble

What: In Calgary, the Curling Canada curling bubble is currently taking place in the city. Three more events will take place at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Center through May. The men’s curling world championship tournament 2021 is now open. So be sure to follow the action on TSN.

When: April 2nd to 11th (Men’s Curling World Championship), April 14th to 18th (Grand Slam of Curling) and April 30th to May 9th (Women’s World Curling Championship)
Time: Broadcast schedule available here
Where: Broadcast on TSN and Sportsnet

Zombie Scavenger Hunt

What: Test your survivability after a zombie apocalypse in this scavenger hunt game that will take you around the city. Players have 60 minutes to gather supplies to survive during the interactive game that invites participants to complete challenges and answer key questions.

When: Every day
Time: One hour of your choice between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Calgary
Costs: $ 29.30 per team (up to 10 people)

Youth singer: Hearts Out at Home

What: Youth Singers of Calgary brings the party to you. Your entire household can take part in this virtual celebration that includes a custom dinner box, photo booth props, party favors, entertainment (including music trivia questions and long singing lyrics), and an online silent auction.

When: 10th of April
Time: 6:30 in the evening
Where: Your House
Costs: Tickets start at $ 55 per person

Celebrate Alberta Ag with Olds College

What: Celebrate Alberta farming and the important role it plays in our world. This livestream show features a performance by country legend Corb Lund. It also shows the hands-on programming and student experience of the Old College, and celebrates agricultural partners.

When: 9th April
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Online, streamed live from the Olds College campus
Costs: Free

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: The Calgary Farmers’ Market offers farm-fresh produce, hot and delicious baked goods, and locally made handicrafts. Pet products, coffee and tea, and flowers can also be purchased.

When: Weekly Thursday through Sunday
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 510 77th Avenue SE
Costs: Varies depending on the purchase

Check out a sculpture covered in flowers and snakes in this Inglewood window

What: While we wait for the Esker Foundation’s main gallery to reopen, the project room window brings some art into our lives while providing a concept for thought. Visible from the street, “The Garden” is a clay sculpture that combines elements of nature with the human form and was created by ceramic artist Yvonne Kustec.

When: Now through June 6th
Where: The Esker Foundation project room window (1011 9th Avenue SE)
Costs: Free

Explore fandoms and win prizes during the Calgary Library’s four-month reading challenge and the Calgary Expo

What: The Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo have teamed up to host a reading challenge. Over the next few months, children and adults alike can take on both the reading and creative challenges to win one of 25 prizes.

When: Now through May 15th
Where: Somewhere
Costs: Free with your Calgary Library ID

Glenbow from home

What: Take a virtual tour of Glenbow’s extensive collection and galleries with changing exhibits and allow yourself to be cultivated without leaving home.

When: At any time
Where: Online, available from Glenbow’s website
Costs: Free

“Escape from the Alternate Dimension” in this 90s-themed virtual escape room

What: In this virtual escape room, the players are transported with a time machine into a parallel universe of the 90s. A live adventure guide will host the experience and serve your group based on the ages of the players. This makes this a suitable activity for everyone – whether or not you were alive in the 90s.

When: Every day
Time: Start times are staggered throughout the day, usually between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. (players have 60 minutes to win the game).
Where: From the comfort of your home
Costs: 25 USD per person

Tee off on one of the world’s best golf courses at the Hotel Arts Golf Studios

What: Choose from simulations of more than 20 of the world’s best golf courses, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont, and Valderrama, and start at your private golf studio in downtown Calgary. Players can enjoy their own stocked carts of food and drink service from the Hotel Arts’ Clubhouse during the game.

When: Open daily
Time: Book time slots of one, two, three or four hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Arts
Costs: From $ 50 for 55 minutes

Snap photos in PARK PARK

What: PARK PARK took a municipal parking lot in Inglewood and turned it into a modern game room. Visitors will find life-size symbols of a tree, phone, picnic table, bicycle, book, and more. Each of these colorful icons also has a useful built-in function related to what they represent. Take a look at these curiosities and be amazed.

When: Open daily
Where: CPA Lot 43 (880 11th Street SE)
Costs: Free

Chef + Winemaker Dinner Series

What: Book your table now for a four-course menu and a wine combination with the Chef + Winemaker Dinner Series. Choose from two different dates, with one evening offering a Thai-inspired menu and the other offering an Italian-inspired menu.

When: April 9 (Thai menu) and April 23 (Italian menu)
Time: 6:30 in the evening
Where: City & Country Urban Winery
Costs: $ 80.59

Watch a music edition of The Paper Bag Princess

What: StoryBook Theater presents the story of The Paper Bag Princess as an online production and musical. Based on Robert Munsch’s book, this follows the story of a princess who sets out to fight a dragon after it destroyed her kingdom and kidnapped her prince.

When: Weekends from April 9th ​​to 25th
Time: You have the choice between several time windows per day
Costs: The display codes are $ 32 each

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