Easter Eggstravaganza, Jamaican soul food, free live music in Calgary this weekend
A bouncy castle, an award-winning play, free live performances and Easter fun for the whole family
It's that time again — time to put the worries and troubles of your week aside and start planning your weekend.
These are five things you won't want to miss, as highlighted by the Homestretch's Susan Holz.
1. Family friendly Easter fun
The Calgary Zoo is holding its Easter Eggstravaganza with bunny races, face painting and a scavenger hunt.
For those looking for something a bit more educational, celebrate the arrival of spring with Telus Spark's Spring Sparktacular.
Build your own tiny, mossy ecosystem, unleash your inner engineer by designing a device to protect a fragile egg from a fall, or maybe just show off your best chicken dance moves on the dance floor.
This weekend is your chance to sample some of Calgary's best soul food and Jamaican music, hosted by the Jamaican Canadian Association of Alberta.
Make sure your kids don't miss the bouncy castle and face painting on site.
When: Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. at Thorncliffe Community Centre
3. In On It
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, In On It opens this weekend, telling three separate but interrelated stories.
Follow the narratives of two aspiring playwrights, a man facing death and a couple struggling to make their relationship work.
When: Now until Saturday at Lunchbox Theatre. See full schedule for details
In celebration of the Juno Awards coming to Calgary next weekend, Kensington BRZ will host an entirely free Music and Culture Week.
Film screenings, live performances and free Easter chocolate are just a few of the things you won't want to miss.
When: Thursday through Sunday. See the full schedule for details