5 Things To Do: July 29 to August 2

This week has perfect date nights and fun for the whole family!

Pour some sugar

Legendary British rock ā€˜nā€™ roll icons Def Leppard take the stage at Rogers Place on July 29.

Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave NW, 780-414-5483, rogersplace.com

Quench your thirst in the park

Thirsty Thursdays are date nights in Snow Valley’s Aerial Park. Harness up for a climbing challenge or just chill down by the creek or up in the chateau with some barbecue and microbrews (every Thursday until September 26, 18+ after 6 pm).

Snow Valley Aerial Park, 13204 Rainbow Valley Rd, 780-434-3991, snowvalley.ca

Bust some myths

Explore over 60 artifacts from more than 700 experiments conducted on the TV show MythBusters, then solve myths saved specifically for this exhibition at the Telus World of Science, until September 2.

Telus World of Science, 11211 142 St NW, 780-451-3344, telusworldofscience.ca

Open up to some (free) comedy

David Dempsey hosts an open mic night, where jokes are born, live and possibly die, all in one short set, July 31 at the Grindstone Theatre. It’s a free show, and you can even sign up for a spot!

Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Ave, 780-244-9076, grindstonetheatre.ca

Follow a four act, two location opera

Mercury Opera presents Carmen, the groundbreaking production that immerses its audience in two contrasting locations, the Commodore Restaurant and neighbouring Casa Pedro (Chez Pierre Cabaret), and follows Carmen the seductress through El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. The 18+ show runs August 1 to 15.

Commodore Restaurant – 10712 Jasper Ave, 780-423-3954, mercuryopera.com

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