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ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS Calgary Body, Soul & Spirit Expo – April 8 to 10: Exhibitors, lectures and workshops. Venue is Grey Eagle Event Centre (Glenmore Tr. And 37 St., S.W.); free parking. www.bodysoulspiritexpo.


Calgary Body, Soul & Spirit Expo – April 8 to 10: Exhibitors, lectures and workshops. Venue is Grey Eagle Event Centre (Glenmore Tr. And 37 St., S.W.); free parking.

Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show – April 9 & 10: A celebration of gardening with speakers and exhibits. Venue is Spruce Meadows. Info and tickets at

National Geographic Live Series – April 11 and 12: Extreme Planet (featuring photographer Cartsen Peter). Venue is Arts Commons (205 – 8 Ave., S.E., downtown). Phone: 403-294-9494

Calgary Stampede March Events – April 15 & 17: Calgary Woman's Show; April 26: California Wine Fair Event. Further details on these events from (event calendar link.)

Calgary Doll Club Spring Sale – April 16: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (admission $5 per person with hourly door prizes). Venue is Acadia Recreation Complex. Information: 403-242-9230

Calgary Cat Assoc. Spring 2016 Show – April 16 & 17: Sat. – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sun. – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Venue is Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Dr., S.E.). Free parking; info from or call 403-651-5922.

Heritage Park Speaking of the Past Talk – April 19: Votes for Women! Historian Susan Reckseidler will relate stories behind this 1916 moment in history. 2:00 p.m. Free with admission to Gasoline Alley or an annual pass. 1900 Heritage Drive S.W. Phone: 403-268-8500

Calgary Pet Expo – April 25 & 26: Pets, pet products, service providers plus clubs and organizations pertaining to pets. Outdoor demo ring both days. Venue is Spruce Meadows.

Chinook Country Historical Society Monthly Program – April 26: 125 Years of the Ranchmen's Club (1891 to 2016) – presented by club historian/archivist Jennifer Cook Bobrovitz. Venue is the Ranchmen's Club at 710 – 13 Ave. S.W. Free program; 7:30 p.m. Phone: 403-261-4667

Broadway Across Canada – April 26 – 29: Annie. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets: 1-866-532-7469

City of Calgary P.U.P.P.Y Event – April 30: Great event to learn about the importance of picking up after your pet. Environmental educators will share info about dog waste, health risks, proper disposal methods and community peace officers will answer questions about the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. Supplies will be available for community residents and volunteers who want to “pitch in and pick up.” At the Auburn Bay off-leash area (55 Auburn Bay Dr., S.E.). 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Full details about this and other scheduled P.U.P.P.Y. Events over the spring and summer at

Calgary Assoc. of Lifelong Learners – ongoing: A member-led group open to individuals 45+. Activities include a CALL Cafe, a lecture series and interest groups.

Calgary Seniors' Outdoor Clubs – Ongoing: Seniors 55+ meet weekly year ‘round for hikes, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the foothills/mountain parks west of Calgary; also hikes on Calgary's walking paths. Phone 403-288-7551 or see

Conversation/Social Group for people with speech disabilities – ongoing weekly on Mon.: An opportunity to meet with other people who have the same issues as you in a friendly setting; have fun and learn how to improve your speech/self-confidence. No fee and you can attend on a self-referral basis. Coffee/tea available. 1:30-3:00 p.m. Heart & Stroke Fund Offices (119 – 14 St., N.W.). Group does not meet on stat holidays falling on Mondays. Call: 403-289-7520

Calgary Farmer's Market – Ongoing Fri., Sat. & Sun.: 75-plus permanent vendors. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 510-77 Ave., S.E. (just off of Blackfoot Trail and Heritage Drive S.E.). Further info: 403-240-9113

Seniors Alpine Ski Club – Ongoing Year Round: 55+ and a downhill skiing enthusiast? This club offers affordable prices for ski tours, ski days, a newsletter plus year-round social functions. Further info: 403-288-8889

Calgary Community Libraries – Ongoing Year Round: The 18 community libraries in the city offer great book clubs, family history coaching sessions, 50+ Coffee and Conversation programs and presentations like those on e-books etc. Go to or call 403-260-2620.


U of C School of Creative and Performing Arts – Thru April: A great variety of concerts, student recitals, ensembles, dance and quartets etc. Phone: 403-220-5313 or see

Calgary Folk Club – April 1: David Roth (Illinois) with guests The Young Novelists; April 15: Trout Fishing in America (Arkansas) with guests The Doll Sisters (Alberta.) Venue is Dalhousie Community Centre (5432 Dalhart Rd., N.W.) Tickets at the door or on the website

BD & P World Music Series - April 6: Zap Mama and Niyaz Venue is Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons (205 – 8 Ave., S.E., downtown.) Box Office: 403-294-9494

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – April 6: Video Games Live – Bonus Round! (note venue for this concert at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium); April 8 & 9: The Kings of Swing; April 15: Calgary Phil Presents – Turtle Island Quartet Plays Hendrix; April 21: Calgary Phil Presents --Les Violins du Roy; April 23: Ode to Joy – Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; April 28: From the Podium Lecture – When Hector Met Harry – The Revolutionary Symphonie Fantastique; April 29: Symphonie Fantastique. All concerts excepting one on April 6 at Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-571-0849

Classical Guitar Society – April 9: Ekachai Jearakul. Venue is Knox Presbyterian Church (3704 – 37 St. N.W.). Tickets 587-435-7170

Calgary Pro Musica – April 10 & 11: Masters Series – Jerusalem Quartet; April 30: Horizons Series – Man with A Movie Camera (Voxare String Quartet). Both concerts at Rosza Centre, U of C. Tickets: 403-244-8277

TD Jazz Series – April 14: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Venue is Arts Commons. Tickets: 403-294-9494

Noteworthy Nights Dinner and Music Series –April 15: Jazz It Up! Featuring Jim Hutchison Jazz Works. Cocktails 6:00 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. and concert 8:00 p.m. Venue is Heritage Park. Phone 403-268-8500

Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music – April 16: The Thirty-Two Piano Sonatas of Beethoven. Venue is Christ Church Elbow Park. Tickets: 403-240-4174

Calgary Opera – April 16, 20 & 22: The Magic Flute. Venue is Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets: 403-262-7286

Calgary Civic Symphony – April 17: Youthful Brilliance (pre-concert recital 2 p.m. with concert at 2:30 p.m.; featuring the winner of the 2016 Calgary Concerto Competition. Venue is Arts Commons. Tickets: 403-294-9494

Spiritus Chamber Choir – April 30: Moments of Water. Venue is Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 St., S.W.). 8 p.m. Box Office: 403-922-7021

Festival Chorus – April 30: War & Peace (with Festival Orchestra and vocal soloists from Calgary Opera's Emerging Artist Program). Venue is Knox United Church (506 – 4 St. S.W.)

Calgary Girl's Choir – May 1: Celebrate; 2:00 p.m. concert at Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-9494

Music at Noon Series – Wednesdays Throughout the Year: Music at Noon is presented by The Pro Arts Society. Concerts from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at Cathedral of the Redeemer (7th Avenue and First Street S.E. across from Olympic Plaza). Bring lunch & enjoy music in the midst of the day. Concerts are free; donations gratefully accepted. Call: 403-269-1904


Alberta Theatre Projects – April 5 to 23: Buyer & Cellar. Performances at Arts Commons in the Marthe Cohen Theatres space (205 – 8 Ave., S.E., downtown). Box Office: 403-294-9494

U of C School of Creative and Performing Arts - Ends April 9: Taking Flight – A Festival of Student Work (venue is Reeve Theatre on the University of Calgary campus). Info: 403-220-5313

Lunchbox Theatre – Ending April 9: In On It. 160 – 9 Ave. S.E. (1st floor of Tower Centre). Performances Mon. to Sat. 12:10 p.m. plus Thurs. and Fri. at 6:10 p.m. Box Office: 403-265-4292

Stagewest Calgary – Ending April 17: Suite Surrender; April 22 to June 26: Young Frankenstein – A Musical by Mel Brooks. 727- 42 Ave. S.E. Tickets: 403-243-6642

Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Ending April 24: Star Warz – A Galactic Rock Comedy; April 29 to June 26: Michael Jackson Back from the Future.1002 - 37 Street S.W. Box Office: 403-249-7799

Annie the Musical – April 26 to 29: Performances at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Venue is Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets: 1-888-532-7469

Theatre Calgary – April 26 to May 22: The Light in the Piazza. Performances at Arts Commons. Box Office: 403-294-7447


Glenbow Museum – Thru April and Ending May 22: Kaleidoscopic Animilia. Downtown at 130 – 9 Ave. S.E. Call: 403-268-4100

Lougheed House Exhibit – Thru April and Ending May 29: Then & Now Photography Exhibit (exhibit running as part of the 2016 Exposure Photography Festival). 707 – 13 Ave. S.W. Info: 403-244-6333

U of C Nickle Gallery – Ending April 9: New Maps of Paradise and Series: Laura Vickerson – The Between. Closed Sundays. First two levels of the Taylor Family Digital Library on campus; 401 – University Court N.W. Phone: 403-210-6201


Alberta Ballet – March 31 to April 2: Romeo & Juliet; performances at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets: 403-245-4549



Bert Church Live Theatre – April 2: Prairie Mountain Fiddlers (2:30 p.m.); April 8: Lisa Brokop – The Patsy Cline Project (7:30 p.m.); April 16: David Myles (7:30 p.m.).1010 East Lake Blvd. N.E. Box Office: 403-948-8824

Airdrie Home & Lifestyle Show – April 23 & 24: 200+ exhibitors. Presented by the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce. Admission $5 per person; free parking. Venue is Genesis Place (800 East Lake Blvd.). Phone: 403-948-4412


Banff Centre Events – April 1: The Lemon Bucket Orchestra; April 4: Real Time Film Screening – Rams; April 8: Banff Centre Talk – Lawrence Hill; April 10: Quantic – Tropical Elevation World Tour; April 13: Banff Centre Talk – Frontline with Curtis Gillespie and Michelle Nijhuis; April 17: Matthew Barber and Jill Barber In Concert; April 20: Banff Centre Talk – Frontline with Curtis Gillespie and Chris Turner; April 22: Banff Centre Talk – Frontline with Wade Davis; April 26: Film screening – Elder In The Making April 28: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff (featuring Bow Valley Chorus and Elmer Iseler Singers); April 29: Layten Kramer Release Party; April 30: The Banff Human Library (1:00 p.m.) and Banff Mountain and Book Film Festival Screening (7:30 p.m.) Phone: 1-800-413-8368

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies – Thru April and Ending May 8: Two exhibits – Rocky Mountain Winter Wonderland and A Few of My Favorites – Vi Stanford.111 Bear St. Phone: 403-762-2291.


Let's Dance Big Band Saturday Night Event – April 2: Featuring the music of The Valley Winds Big Band and Midnight Blue Jazz Band. Venue is Coast Hotel (511 Bow Valley Tr.). See

Canmore Uncorked Food & Drink Festival – April 6 to 17: Twelve days of special set-price menus from many restaurants, culinary events plus cooking classes etc.


Cochrane Music Society 3rd Annual Jazz Nite – April 2: The society's Riverside Jazz will be joined by Razzama Jazz Big Band and Jazz-nicks for an evening of music. Venue is Killarney's Cochrane at the Cochrane Golf Course; 7:00 p.m. and $10 door fee per person.

Cochrane Trade Show – April 30 and May 1: Local exhibitors as well as entertainment. Sponsored by the Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce. Venue is Spray Lake Sawmills Family Recreation Centre (free parking). Admission $2 per person (family passes also available). Phone: 403-932-0320

High River

Museum of the Highwood – Thru April and Ending May 23: Exhibit titled On Location – Film in the Foothills. 406 – 1 St., S.W. Phone: 403-652-7156

27th Annual High River Trade Fair – April 22 & 23: Sponsored by the High River Chamber of Commerce. Showcasing local businesses and services. Venue is Bob Snodgrass Rec Complex (228 – 12 Ave., S.E.)


Galt Museum and Archives Exhibits – Thru April and Ending May 23: Fire & EMS. 502 – 1 Street S. Info: 403-320-3898

Galt Museum and Archives - 1st and 3rd Wed. Monthly: Seniors Program with lectures, behind-the-scene tours etc. 502 – 1 Street S. Info: 403-320-3898

Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra – April 2: Kaffee Konzert (featuring Musaeus String Quartet and classic desserts); April 24 & 25: Carmina Burana (featuring Chinook Chamber Singers, LCI Singers, U of L Singers plus Vax Musica). Info: 403-328-6808

Medicine Hat

Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Art Gallery – Ending April 16: Two exhibits – Dean Smale – The Unseen and Virginia Mak & Colin Smith – Outside In. 401 – First St., S.E. Phone: 403-502-8777

Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Exhibitions – Thru April and Ending May 14: Countryman (painter David Symons). 401 – First St., S.E. Phone: 403-502-8777

Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Concerts/Presentations – April 1: The Once In Concert (an evening with this Newfoundland-based band); April 13: Guy Davis In Concert. 401 – First St., S.E. Phone: 403-502-8777


Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce Trade and Lifestyle Show – April 15 and 16: Venue is Okotoks Rec Centre; $2 per person admission/$5 per family admission. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 403-938-2848

Okotoks Art Gallery – Ending April 30: Two exhibits – Watermarks, The Rivers of Alberta (artist Elisa Sereno-Janz) and Procession West (artists Robert S. Michiel and Robert S. Pohl.) In the museum/archives area and ending April 30th – The 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote. 49 North Railway St. Phone: 403-938-8969

Red Deer

Central Alberta Quilters Guild 25th Annual Quilt Show - April l and 2: Fri.10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m./Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Venue is Westerner Park, Parkland Pavilion, 19th St. Admission $10.00 and six-years and under $2.00. The Lending Cupboard will provide a wheelchair if needed. Call: 403-343-0117 or

RDC Big Band Concert – April 8: A night of musical memories of past performances from over 30 years (featured will be some guest performers). 7:30 p.m. at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. Phone: 403-342-3516