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Calgary: Weekend Round-Up

Jun 17 – 19

It’s Father’s Day this weekend, and there’s no shortage of activities throughout the city to help you celebrate with your Dad.

Friday, June 17

June being our rainiest month, it’s surprising to see that the sun is still shining. Cross your fingers that the weather holds up, and head out to 17th Avenue or downtown’s Stephen Avenue for a night out on one of their patios.

If you’re in the mood for art and culture, The New Gallery opens it’s new exhibit Indian Circumvented today. This First Nations installation by Natalie Ball chronologically combines collections of dominant narratives, hidden tribal stories, individual experiences and oral history.

Saturday June 18

Check out Calgary’s Greek Festival— A celebration of Hellenic culture with dancing, singing and Greek food and drink, with underlying themes of generosity, education and sharing. Tickets are $5 at the door. Visit www.calgaryhellnic.com for more information.

At Herringer Kiss Gallery Ancora opens. Check out landscape images from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Italy, France and USA by international photographer David Burdeny. The images were shot with an 8″ x 10″ view camera and printed onto plexiglass.

Sunday, June 19

Fuel-up at Heritage Park’s Father’s Day Brunch. The menu includes a carving station with maple brown sugar glazed valbella gammon ham, slow roasted strip loin of Alberta beef, buttermilk flapjacks, cinnamon French toast and waffles, spinach and chorizo eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, a gourmet omelet station, baby shrimp, smoked salmon, fresh baked goods from The Alberta Bakery, French pastries, fresh fruit, berries and more all in the mezzanine of the Gasoline Alley Museum. Afterward explore one of the largest public collections of antique trucks and oil and gas related artifacts in the world. Call 403-268-8501 to reserve.

It’s Super Hero Day at the Calgary Zoo! Dress up and join your fellow Super Heroes in a rescue mission and training camp and become a member of the Zooper Hero League! Before you Zoom around the Zoo in your superhero costume, enjoy a Father’s Day Brunch and craft table where kids can make a surprise gift for their dad. Visit www.calgaryzoo.org for tickets and more information.

If your dad likes stomach flipping, tipsy-turvy, hanging upside down rides, bring him to Rad Dad Day at Calaway Park where he’ll get in free today.

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