What to do this weekend in Calgary

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The weather is expected to warm up for Mother’s Day weekend, giving Calgarians the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and attend one of the many events the city has to offer.

Inglewood Night Market

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The Inglewood Night Market returns for the season Friday, promising 135 vendors, live music and a beer garden. The all-ages market is also a pet-friendly event, with three vendors specializing in pets.

Or: 10th Avenue and 10th Street SE

When: Friday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Stars on ice

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Stars on Ice presents the performances of the best skaters in the world. The show celebrates talent, passion and artistry, and there are ticket options for meet and greets, Q&As and the opportunity to watch the skaters warm up.

Or: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $45-150+

The Men’s Expo

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Despite the event title, everyone is welcome at the Men’s Expo. It is a trade show showcasing sports, wellness, fashion, automobiles and much more. There will also be live wrestling matches and beer and liquor samplings. $1 from every ticket sold goes to prostate cancer research.

Or: BMO Center, Hall F

When: Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: $10

Calgary is hosting a big book sale

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The Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend. The event is so popular that you have to make an appointment to attend the first two days. More than 175,000 books will be on sale, most costing less than $5.

Or: Calgary Curling Club

When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with appointment. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., without appointment

Cost: Friday and Saturday: $5. Sunday: $3. Fees added to purchase at checkout.

Otafest Festival

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Otafest is a celebration of Japanese anime and pop culture, and is so popular that Saturday is already sold out. There are still tickets available for Friday and Sunday. The festival will feature anime screenings, cosplay contests, special guest performances and much more.

Or: Calgary Telus Convention Center and Marriott Downtown Hotel

When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight. Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cost: Youth: $16.73. Adult: $48.20. Children under 5 years old: free

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