Apr 16

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of April 16, 2018

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This week is all about enjoying and indulging – catch the coolest films at CUFF, eat all the poutine you possibly can and give back to the community! Head downtown for all this and more. 

CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
April 16 – 22, 2018

15 years after the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) first launched, Western Canada’s biggest genre festival presents its boldest and most eclectic lineup yet.

“I remember the day we started this festival and our vision was to grow within our means, screen provocative, boundary-pushing independent film, build a solid community, and to really make sure we were creating a festival as fans, for fans,” said Co-Founder & Festival Director Brenda Lieberman.

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CALGARY NIGHT MARKET
April 20, 2018

Our last indoor night market in downtown Calgary! Catch us this summer for our summer events.

Join us for our last show and buy some amazing one of a kind made goods from our awesome vendors. Shop to over 40+ vendors and food trucks and more..

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CALGARY POUTINE WEEK
April 20 – 28, 2018

Poutine Week is the 7 days of the year you can eat poutine GUILT FREE! Why? Every poutine sold during Poutine Week in any of the participating restaurants provides a free meal to someone in need thanks to our partner, Canadian non profit Mealshare. Poutine with purpose.

No tickets are necessary – just visit the website and find a list of downtown restaurants you want to try!

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CLIMB FOR WILDERNESS
April 20 – 28, 2018

Climb for Wilderness 2018 is your chance to climb the Bow, one of Calgary’s most spectacular skyscrapers. Whether you’re a committed climber, looking for a family activity or just a fun Saturday with friends, Calgary’s biggest Earth Day event is for you! Admission starts at $75 for adults and $40 for kids 15 years and under. All proceeds go towards the conservation charity Alberta Wilderness Association and can be raised through fundraising.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
April – May 2018

DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN
April 25, 2018

In celebration of Canada\’s Best Spring Skiing, Banff Sunshine is bringing the snow to Downtown Calgary.

Yes, you’re right! We will dump three tonnes of “Canada’s Best Snow” on Stephen Avenue.

POW! PARADE OF WONDERS
April 27, 2018

The 2018 POW! Parade of Wonders will take place on April 27, 2018 on Stephen Avenue, from 8th Street to Olympic Plaza, starting at 10:30 a.m. Over 2,000 cosplayers are expected to take part alongside Calgary Expo special guests for over 15,000 spectators. Pre-registration is encouraged, and is available now!

JANE’S WALK
May 4-6, 2018

Jane’s Walks are free, locally-led walking tours inspired by legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods.Walks can focus on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, and on almost any topic you can think of. Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now. Anyone can lead a walk–because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!

OTAFEST
May 18 – 20, 2018

Otafest is an all-ages, 3-day Japanese animation festival featuring anime screenings, a large exhibitor hall, community-run panels, cosplay contests, gaming, and much more! Each year, Otafest also brings you voice actors as well as musical and industry guests to host panels, autograph signings, and meet & greets!

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If you want to see more events happening this week and the weeks to come, visit our Event Calendar.

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