April in Calgary

Spiderman Expo goer at Calgary Comic Expo
Spiderman Expo goer at Calgary Comic Expo
Things to do

April in Calgary

20+ things to do this April in Calgary

Spring into April and check out all of the great things to see and do in Calgary this month.

Alchemy Festival of Student Work

Enjoy a celebration of student work in music, drama, dance, and interdisciplinary performance at the Alchemy Festival of Student Work, from the talented students at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.

Where: University of Calgary

When: March 22 – April 11

Century Downs Racetrack & Casino

Century Downs Racetrack & Casino

Century Downs 3rd Anniversary Party

Celebrate Century Downs’ 3rd Anniversary and enter to win a trip for two to Nashville, Tennessee, for a private performance with country music superstar Dierks Bentley.

Where: Century Downs Racetrack & Casino

When: April 1

Miss Caledonia

Chase the Hollywood dream with Peggy Ann Douglas on her quest to claim the Miss Caledonia tiara. Noon and evening performances are available for this pageant material production of Miss Caledonia at Lunchbox Theatre.

Where: Lunchbox Theatre

When: April 2-21

Selkirke Grill at Heritage Park

Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park

Dinner & A Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

Pair a movie themed three-course dinner at the Selkirk Grille before watching Slumdog Millionaire on the big screen in Gasoline Alley. A cash bar and popcorn will be available for purchase for Dinner & a Movie at Heritage Park.

Where: Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park

When: April 3

Glory

In 1933, four friends set out to prove to Canada that hockey isn’t just a sport for men. Alberta Theatre Projects brings the glory of women’s hockey to the stage with an uplifting dance extravaganza set to jazz music of the Great Depression.

Where: Martha Cohen Theatre

When: April 3-21

Calgary International Salsa Congress

The Calgary International Salsa Congress showcases some of the best salsa dancers in the world, local professionals, and troupes from all over North America. Learn some new steps during daytime workshops, watch nightly salsa showcases, and finish the night with exciting dance parties.

Where: Hyatt Regency Calgary

When: April 5-8

Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre

Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre

NMC Presents: Sue Foley

Canadian blues guitarist Sue Foley comes to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, for a special performance from her first solo album in 10 years, The Ice Queen.

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: April 6

The Little Vegan Spring Market

Spring into the season with The Little Vegan Spring Market, featuring vegan friendly vendors from food to fashion. This family friendly event is free to attend.

Where: Marda Loop Community Association

When: April 7

My Favourite Things! Celebrating the Music of Julie Andrews

Celebrate the best musical moments from the career of Julie Andrews, with vocalist Diane Penning. My Favourite Things! Celebrating the Music of Julie Andrews, features timeless classics from The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Cinderella.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: April 6-7

Che Malambo

Argentinian percussion and dance group Che Malambo comes to Jack Singer Concert Hall for a unique interpretation of the Argentinian Cowboy life of the Gaucho.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: April 10

The Price is Right Live!

Come on down to The Price is Right Live! and play games from television’s longest running and most popular game show. Play games and win prizes at this hit interactive stage show at the Grey Eagle Event Centre.

Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre

When: April 14-15

Calgary Woman’s Show

The Calgary Woman’s Show features over 300 exhibits, celebrity guests, samples, free swag, fashion shows, entertainment, and fashion, beauty, and boutique shopping.

Where: BMO Centre

When: April 14-15

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

Films from around the world come to the 15th Calgary Underground Film Festival, featuring 30 feature films from major studios and indie filmmakers you won’t find anywhere else.

Where: Globe Cinema

When: April 16-22

WordFest: Sane Takes on an Insane World

Groundbreaking thinking from some of Canada’s most provocative writers come to Sane Takes on an Insane World for new ideas on current events, at this new festival from WordFest.

Where: Various Venues

When: April 16-23

Dinner & A Movie: Titanic

Pair a movie themed three-course dinner at the Selkirk Grille before watching Titanic on the big screen in Gasoline Alley. A cash bar and popcorn will be available for purchase for Dinner & a Movie at Heritage Park.

Where: Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park

When: April 17

The Secret Garden

The beloved children’s book comes to life at Theatre Calgary in a stunning Broadway style musical production of The Secret Garden. This family friendly production closes out the 50th anniversary season of Theatre Calgary.

Where: Max Bell Theatre

When: April 17 – May 19

Calgary Poutine Week

Poutine with purpose and enjoy unique poutine creations from local restaurants to provide a meal for someone in need. In 2017, Calgary Poutine Week sold 8,000 poutines, providing 8,000 youth with a free meal.

Where: Various locations

When: April 20-28

Ellen-Inspired Heads Up! Tournament

Win VIP tickets and a meet & greet with Ellen Degeneres at the CORE Shopping Centre by participating in a Heads Up! Tournament. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.

Where: CORE Shopping Centre

When: April 21

That’s My Jam: Adele to Pharrell

Guest vocalists and the Jeans ‘n Classics band join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for music from today’s biggest stars, including Adele, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: April 21

Standing at the Water’s Edge with marine biologist and photographer Christina Mittermeier

Photo journalist and marine biologist Christina Mittermeier brings her unique perspective on the power of water, to create and destroy, in this engaging presentation from Arts Commons and National Geographic Live!

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: April 22-23

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Lisa Fischer is a Grammy Award winning artist who has been featured in 20 Feet from Stardom and been the backup singer for great like Sting, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. Her original material blends together jazz, progressive rock, and psychadelic soul with African, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean rhtyhms for an exciting live experience.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: April 26

Calgary Comic Expo

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is a four-day pop-culture convention, featuring hundreds of vendors, exhibitors, panels, workshops, and celebrity panelists. The 2018 Expo features special appearances by the stars of Jurassic Park and Back to the Future.

Where: Calgary Stampede Park

When: April 26-29

Gerry Dee Live!

One of Canada’s most popular comedians, Gerry Dee Live! brings the standup comedian, bestselling author, and star of the CBC sitcom mr. d, to Calgary for a night of laughs at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium.

Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium

When: April 27

Market Collective

Market Collective

Market Collective

Join Market Collective for the first market of 2018, showcasing the work of local artists, artisans, musicians, and food vendors, at the beautiful Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre.

Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

When: April 27-29

Nifty Fifty’s Ford Club’s Spring Thaw

Hot rods, classics, custom builds, muscle cars, and antiques comes to Heritage Park for the Nifty Fifty’s Ford Club’s Spring Thaw classic car show. This family friendly event is free to attend and will be accepting donations to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

Where: Heritage Park

When: April 29