5 Things To Do In Calgary This Week: July 20 to 24

Take Harley Davidson’s first electric motorcycle for a spin, observe the Milky Way and make berry jam.

Try Harley-Davidson's prototype electric motorcycle at Kane's Harley-Davidson in Inglewood.


Preserve your fruit to enjoy in the winter

Berry season is here and instead of just stocking your freezer with enough fruit to get you through the winter, learn how to can and preserve. On Tuesday, July 21, Poppy Innovations hosts a canning and preserving course. For $50, students learn how to can and preserve berries. You’ll go home with modern recipes as well as everything you’ve made during the course. 

South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen, 4448 Front St. S.E., poppyinnovations.ca 

Listen to the music of Fleetwood Mac 

Stage West offers mid-week entertainment with its current show Rumours and Dreams: A Look Back at Fleetwood Mac. This show pays tribute to the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, one of the best-selling bands in history; the band has sold more than 100 million albums. The show’s directors Howard Pechet and Randy Johnson capture the popularity of rock music in the 1960s and 1970s and the people who contributed to its success. The show runs Tuesdays through Sundays. 

Stage West Calgary, 727 42 Ave. S.E., 403-243-6642, stagewestcalgary.com 

Get your tarp and lawn chairs out of storage

Folk Fest starts this Thursday, and if you haven’t bought your tickets yet and have finally decided you do want to go, you can still get your tickets. And don’t just attend during the weekend and miss out on Thursday’s headliners. Thursday evening sees big names like Patrick Watson, John Butler Trio, Shakey Graves and local band Reuben and the Dark perform. 

Prince’s Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Ave. S.W., 403-233-0904, calgaryfolkfest.com

Observe the night sky through a telescope

If the recent revelation of what Pluto looks like has you rediscovering your love for space, this is the week to take action and learn a little more about our solar system. The University of Calgary’s Rothney Astrophysical Observatory hosts Milky Way Nights three nights this week. Drive out to Priddis on either Thursday, July 23, Friday or Saturday and observe the night sky through the centre’s telescope. There are also astronomers at the event to answer your questions. The event costs $20 per car and runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, ucalgary.ca 

Test ride the first electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Harley-Davidson recently revealed Project LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle. This week, it’s coming to Calgary. From Friday, July 24 until Sunday, July 26, the public is invited to test ride Harley-Davidson’s prototype electric motorcycle. While the bike isn’t for sale yet, motorcycle lovers will be able to offer feedback after their ride and help shape this new motorcycle. (Last year, more than 6,000 tried the demo as it toured across the USA.) 

Even if you’ve never been on a motorcycle before and don’t have a motorcycle license, you’re still invited to come to this event. You’ll also be able to take part in Project LiveWire but will do it through a simulated riding experience. Registration is required

Kane’s Harley-Davidson, 914 11 St. S.E., 403-269-8577, harley-davidson.com

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