Looking for something to do with the kids? April is full of theatre and performing arts in Calgary – there are all kinds of great shows and musical performances to enjoy with the whole family, plus Calgary’s usual selection of great festivals, trade shows, and more!
Calgary Baby & Tot Show: for Bump, Baby & Beyond
April 2 & 3; BMO Centre, Stampede Park; calgarybabyshow.com
Local and national exhibitors will showcase the latest in technology, apparel, furniture, products and toys. Interactive workshops and seminars from leading authorities will be available to provide you with insight and presentations. Parented play areas, arts & crafts, and entertainment for the whole family! For more information, to purchase tickets online and save, and to download the show guide, visit the website.
Bert Church Live Theatre in Airdrie Presents, Prairie Mountain Fiddlers
April 2; Bert Church Live Theatre in Airdrie; ticketpro.ca
This will be a foot-stomping, toe-tapping afternoon full of good old-time fiddle music! To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Meet & Eat at The Square
April 6 to June 29; 555 Strathcona Blvd SW; facebook.com/StrathconaSquareShoppingCentre
Meet & Eat at the Square is back! We are bringing the most delicious Food Trucks in Calgary to Strathcona Square for Spring & Summer! Food Trucks will be on site every Wednesday & Saturday, May through June from 11:30am-2:00pm. Calgary’s culinary travelling cuisine offer ethnic, styles, pricing and flavors that you have to come experience for yourself. Come to Strathcona Square every Wednesday & Saturday, May through June, to expand your tastebuds with some of Calgary’s BEST Food Trucks!
Family Fun Days at Aggie Days
April 9 & 10; Stampede Park, Agrium Western Event Center; ag.calgarystampede.com/events/aggie-days
Enjoy interactive agriculture activities including cow milking, sheep shearing, livestock auctioneering, an amazing corn maze and meet a variety of farm animals and more! For more information, visit the website.
Loose Moose Theatre for Kids Presents, Sherlock Junior
April 9 to May 1; Crossroads Market – 235, 26 Avenue SE; loosemoose.com
Shows are on Saturdays at 1pm and on Sundays at 1pm & 3pm. Loose Theatre For Kids Presents, Sherlock Junior. To purchase tickets and for more information, call 403-265-5682 or visit the website.
Bert Church Live Theatre in Airdrie Presents, DuffleBag Theatre: The 3 Musketeers.
April 17; Bert Church Live Theatre in Airdrie; ticketpro.ca
Actors retell the original adaptations of select fairy tales and Shakespearean classics with humor and a twist! To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Calgary Performing Arts Festival
April 18 to May 7; Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts at MRU; cpafestival.ca
The Calgary Performing Arts Festival is one of the largest performing arts events in Calgary, and one of the largest amateur competitive festivals in North America! For more information, performance times and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
April 22 to April 24; 161, 115 – 9 Avenue SE; vertigotheatre.com/the-adventures-of-robin-hood/
Check website for showtimes. In a forest somewhere near you, there is a band of brothers seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, justice-fighting machines. Nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forest, but one thing is for sure, no rogue is safe! (Nor the piggy banks of rich folks). Internationally-acclaimed Visible Fictions returns to Calgary following a nearly soldout production of Jason and the Argonauts (2013). Be prepared to unleash your imagination in this updated take on the classic Robin Hood tale. Recommended for Ages 7+
StoryBook Theatre Presents, Goodnight Moon, the Musical
April 22 to May 7; 375 Bermuda Drive NW; storybooktheatre.org
StoryBook is excited to be bringing everyone’s favorite bedtime book vibrantly alive on stage in a full-length new musical. Watch as Bunny’s room magically comes alive as he dances and sings his way to sweet dreams through nursery rhyme scenes with dancing bears with chairs, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow Jumping Over the Moon and even a trip through the night sky with dancing constellations. Recommended for ages 3 and up. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
YYC’s Largest Used Kids Sale (TTMAC Sale)
April 30; 7904, 43 Avenue NW; ttmac.org/sale
You do not want to miss Calgary’s largest sale of quality-used kids clothes, toys and gear! Arrive early for the best selection!