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#YYC Weekend Scoop – Top Things to do in Calgary Aug 21-23

With just a couple of valuable weekends left this summer in Calgary, we’ve got to take advantage of everything going down in YYC.

Here’s the scoop on whats going down in and around the inner city this weekend.

1.  Globalfest – Globalfest is back to light up the night sky over southeast Calgary Thursday, with the Chinese pyrotechnics team that performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games set to kick off the five-day fireworks spectacular.  China is joined by the Philippines, Spain and the U.S — and each is importing some three tonnes of explosives for their individual shows.

Competitors are judged on the quality of the display, the brilliance of colours used, synchronization to music, as well as scope and originality.

More details are available here;

2. Carifest – Carifest is an annual festival held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that showcases the arts and culture of the Caribbean.   Going down at Shaw Millenium Park, The Sunshine Fest is the outdoor park event that is the climax to the Carifest festivities. The event features a mainstage where various artists engage the audience with their musical magic. Patrons can relax in the sun and get a bite to eat at the various Caribbean inspired food services located around the park.

The event also features an arts and crafts market area where attendees will be enlightened as to the various product offerings that are available locally. There is also a youth area that provides entertainment for children of all ages. This is truly a fun-filled family event for all to enjoy.

Details available here;

3.  Opera in the Village – If you can get tickets, there’s still a chance to catch the August 22 show of this year’s Opera in the Village, Gilbert & Sullivan’s, The Mikado, an operetta that’s easily accessible for all audiences.

The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), the ninth of 14 extremely popular comic operas by the team of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert, is one of the most popular musical theatre pieces in history. Opening on March 14, 1885 at the Savoy Theatre in London, England, it ran for 672 performances, and has since been translated into numerous languages, and is the most frequently performed Savoy opera (now considered a predecessor to the modern musical).

Details available here;

4. East Village Calgary – In Calgary’s East Village there are a few cool things going on.  Saturday morning you can join Studio Revolution Fitness for a FREE island Surfset circuit at St.Patrick’s island’s Confluence Plaza. Packed with a live DJ and Cru Juice, this workout is one you don’t want to miss!  Learn more about Studio Revolution Fitness on 17th Ave here.

Then you can head back to St Patrick’s Island Sunday afternoon to take in #50DaysYYC.  Performers Chelsea Whyte, Lucas Chaisson, and Souls in Rythm will be performing in St. Patick’s Island on Sunday from 12:15pm to 4:00pm.  More details on #50DaysYYC are available here.


Take it all in before summer comes to an end folks!

Aug 21, 2015

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