Deerfoot Drive-In: Back to the Future at Deerfoot Mall (Wednesday, Aug. 27)
The final drive-in of the season is a good one. The classic sci-fi adventure will be augmented with an arcade and a themed photo booth. And there’s a 24-foot inflatable slide. It’ll be fun, now that rain seems to be completely out of the forecast.
Gay History Walk starting at Memorial Park Library (Wednesday, Aug. 27)
Pride continues with Outlink’s LGBTQ* Library re-launch on Tuesday, a screening of Secretary on Wednesday, a picnic on Thursday and a gay history walk presented by the Calgary Gay History project. Kevin Allen leads a walk through downtown and discusses the gay history behind locations like the Epcor Centre, the Glenbow, the Cecil Hotel and the location of the “dawn of the formal gay community in Calgary,” as Allen told Swerve in the five facts from Friday’s magazine, Club Carousel. The walk is free; check out pridecalgary.ca for a full list of events.
Alley Party presented by Theatre Junction and The HiFi Club at Theatre Junction Grand (Thursday, Aug. 28)
Thee Mike B headlines the HiFi curated DJs spinning Theatre Junction’s alley for their annual fundraiser. Get in to the outdoor party with a donation to the theatre company. The full list of participating DJs is on Facebook.
Randy Bachman and Fred Turner at Shaw Millennium Park (Thursday, Aug. 28)
The core of Bachman Turner Overdrive plays a free show presented by music streaming service Rdio. The concert runs in conjunction with the Shaw Charity Classic Champions Tour golf tournament which runs this weekend at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club and features PGA pros Fred Couples, Bill Haas and Rocco Mediate. Unfortunately, if you didn’t claim a ticket already, the site’s saying it’s completely filled up.
Milky Way Nights at Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (Thursday, Aug. 28 to Saturday, Aug. 30)
The moon kindly gets out of the way for three nights at the end of the month so that you can see all the other cool star stuff in the sky that usually gets obscured by the luminous body. You can get in and use their telescopes for a donation to the Observatory. —Jon Roe