What’s Up This Week: April 29th-May 3rd

From Chris Hadfield to the Calgary International Beerfest, here's what's up this week in Calgary.
From Chris Hadfield to the Calgary International Beerfest, here’s what’s up this week in Calgary.
1. Chris Hadfield Presents Exploration: Where We’re Going Next

April 29th, Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm
Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue SE
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Yes, it’s true – Canada’s most renowned astronaut is coming to Calgary. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, hear what Chris has to say about history and the future of space exploration.

2. Soiree & Harvest in the Valley
May 1st at 5pm
Fish Creek Provincial Park
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Bring your date to enjoy this unique experience under the night sky. Prepare to be dazzled by one of Canada’s best outdoor dinner events as you’re served an elegant 4 course meal and tasty libations. This culinary experience is expertly crafted by Chef Daryl Kerr alongside Chef Jenny Kang of Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant.


3. Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle & The Drum

May 1st-4th at 7:30pm with an additional Saturday matinee at 2pm
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW
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Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum. This is a passion-filled collaboration between Canadian singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, and Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître.

The Fiddle and the Drum passionately express Mitchell’s lifelong concern with the issues of conflict, violence and humanity’s continuing devastation of the environment. Alberta Ballet dancers depict the famous characters from Mitchell’s  work. The portrait ballet series continues to grow and today includes other noteworthy artists, including k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot and The Tragically Hip.

4. Around the Mediterranean
May 2nd from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau, #103 227 10 St NW
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Take a seat “Around the Mediterranean” and get ready to roll up your sleeves and create classic dishes inspired by flavours of the Mediterranean coast. This class includes a recipe booklet, a three course meal with wine sampling, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home.

5. Calgary International Beerfest
May 3rd from 3pm-10pm and May 4th from 2pm-10pm
BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE
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Come celebrate all things beer at The Calgary International Beerfest. Delight in the experience of one of Canada’s largest beer festivals as you sample over 700 beers from more than 200 breweries. Participate in the Brew Master Seminars, sample the chocolate and cheese pairings in the Cooking with Beer Seminars, taste delicious food from some of the city’s best restaurants, take in all the fantastic entertainment and explore a weekend of fun. There’s bound to be something for everyone.

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