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81 things to do in Calgary this March

Kristy Archibald Feb 28, 2018 4:33 pm 757

‘Tis the month of a brand new season and we simply cannot contain our excitement! Winter is fun, but it’s time to move on to a new phase, raise the temperature here in the city, and welcome the fresh bloom in our gardens – it’s about time, don’t you agree?

With March comes two major holidays that are both cause for celebration. First up, get ready to raise a green beer, tap your toes, and party like the Irish. You can bet there are many a green shindig happening all over the city, so you’ll have no excuse not to head out to join in on the shenanigans!

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Next up, Easter! Brunches, high tea, exclusive feasts, and more, there are plenty of festivities to get the whole family preoccupied and keep the spirit of the Easter Bunny alive!

In-between these grand holidays there are so many cultural events, great performances, foodie experiences, and outdoor activities that will surely fill everyone’s schedules this month.

We have put together a list of 81 exciting events happening in and around the city this month that you simply can’t miss out on!

Get Outdoors


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Hit the Slopes

  • What: Our mountainous backyard is just waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some spring shredding in, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer.
  • Check the websites for Sunshine, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise to check hours of operation and trail conditions

Stargazing at the Banff Gondola

  • What: There is something surreal about stargazing at the top of a mountain. Glide up to the brand-new observation deck of the Banff Gondola summit and discover star clusters, galaxies, the Milky Way, Mars, and the Moon with two professional guides from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. If it turns out to be a cloudy evening, the astronomers will take you inside the terminal where you will continue to learn about these celestial objects. *Dress in winter appropriate clothing and expect cold temperatures and wind!*
  • Where: Banff Gondola100 Mountain Avenue, Banff AB
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays until March 9
  • Cost: Free with regular admission to the Gondola, $62 for Adults and $31 for Children 

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

  • What: Skate amidst the beauty of downtown Calgary at everyone’s favourite outdoor rink.
  • When: Now to mid-March
  • Time: weather dependent, from 10 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free

Toonie Day

  • What: Ski Mt. Norquay for only $2 on March 7 – yes, that is less than a cup of coffee! If you thought this deal couldn’t get any better, think again. Not only do you ski for $2, but your money is also donated to a local charity at the end of the season. Help them beat their $20,000 total from last year!
  • When: Wednesday, March 7
  • Time: All day long
  • Where: Mt. Norquay – 1520 Banff, AB
  • Admission: $2

Go Snowshoeing

  • Take in the crisp outdoor air and the picturesque views as you march your way through the many trails in and around the Calgary area – plus, it’s a great workout! If you’re are more of an inner city roamer, check out Fish Creek Park Or Nose Hill for some fantastic trails closer to home. If you’re interested in taking a drive out to the Rockies, Canmore, Bragg Creek, and Banff all boast unreal trail paths that lead to some magical destinations. Be sure to check trail reports before heading out, and dress for the weather!

Cross Country Skiing

  • What: Cross Country Skiing can be wildly underestimated as a sport, but it is really a great workout and can be a great way to be active while enjoying the beauty of a snow-covered landscape. The best part is that you don’t even have to go very far from Calgary for a snowy cross-country skiing adventure.
  • Where: Check out one of the many popular cross-country skiing areas within the city, such as Fish Creek Park, Confederation Golf Course, Lakeview Golf Course, or South Glenmore Park. If you are interested in travelling a little bit further, check out areas just outside of the city limits, such as West Bragg Creek, Ribbon Creek, Canmore Nordic Centre, Mt. Shark Trails, or Sandy McNabb. Explore more great cross-country skiing locations within the city and outside Calgary here.

Get Active

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • Admission: Free!

Dance to the Music Dance Workshop

  • What: Dance to the soundtrack that will move you towards a spirited expression or soulful reflection with DJD co-founder Michele Moss!
  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
  • Where: Decidedly Jazz Dance Works – 111 12th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online $25

Ride, Restore, Refresh 

  • What: A brew is always better when you’ve earned it! Hop on the bike (SPIN) or reset your intentions on the mat (YOGA). Afterwards, treat yourself to a delicious bevy from Wild Rose Brewery. This will give you the refresh you need and deserve post sweat!
  • When: Wednesday, March 7
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Movement U – 16 4th Street NE
  • Cost: Regular drop-in, $23

Check out Yoga at Movement U

  • What: Head to Movement U for a music-infused candlelit experience that features intentional standing + flow sequences meant to restore the body, reconnect the mind and rejuvenate the soul through deep stretching and disciplined movements. This is a great way to complete your workout regime while working on challenging your balance, strength, and flexibility.
  • When: Beginning Wednesday, March 7
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Movement U – 16 4th Street NE
  • Tickets: Regular drop-in, $23

St. Patrick’s Road Race 

  • What: Dress up and have fun as you join 1,000 of your fellow Calgary runners in a race that will test your post-winter fitness abilities. This run will go to support the Calgary Road Runners and the Canadian Diabetes Association as it celebrates it’s 31st year running – literally. After the race you will can enjoy some delicious Irish stew and take your chance at winning your weight in Village Beer!
  • When: Sunday, March 11
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: 5111 21st Street SW
  • Registration: Online, $55 (for both 5K and 10K)

March Markets


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Downtown Easter Market

  • What: Fill your baskets with local treats, art and fashion at this exciting Downtown Easter-themed Market.
  • When: Wednesday, March 14
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Gulf Canada Square – 401 9th Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE

Okotoks Spring Market 

  • What: Get ready for Spring by coming out and celebrating the change of the season, while supporting your favourite local artists and makers! You never know what gem you’ll find that will make for a little Easter magic.
  • When: Saturday, March 10
  • Time: 10 am
  • Where: Foothills Centennial Centre #4 – 204 Community Way Okotoks
  • Admission: FREE

Village Ice Cream – Plant Pop-Ups! 

  • What: For the entire month of March Calgary’s favourite ice creamery will be partnering with various companies with a green thumb to feature their pop-ups.
    • Victoria Park x Plant
    • Britannia x Kokedema
    • Garrison x Succulent by Nature
  • When: The entire month of March
  • Where: All Village Ice Cream Locations

March Workshops

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Black and White Cake Decorating 

  • When: Thursday, March 1
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Crave Cookies and Cupcakes – 1107 Kensington Road NW
  • Cost: Online, $125 per person

Paint the Sky with Artist Jill Paddock 

  • When: Friday, March 2
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: BMO Centre – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Tickets: Online, $100

Terrarium Workshop 

  • When: Tuesday, March 6
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: 137 Mahogany Plaza SE
  • Tickets: Online, $60

Beer 101: The Semantics of Craft and Why it Doesn’t Matter

  • When: Tuesday, March 6
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Gravity Coffee – 909 10th Street SE
  • Admission: FREE

Drop of Gratitude Bracelet Making Workshop

  • When: Thursday, March 8
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $60

Beginner Embroidery Workshop by Bella Love Designs

  • When: Friday, March 8
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $60

Home Espresso Essentials 

  • When: Monday, March 12
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 618 Confluence Way SW
  • Tickets: Online, $125

Whitespace Writers Weekly Write-In


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  • What: Looking for some inspiration, a place to write that isn’t your kitchen table, or simply some guidance on a writing project? For only $5 you can join White Space Writers every Tuesday morning and receive a work space, unlimited coffee, accessibility to writing resources (aka they will look over a piece you’re working on), and a writing prompt – if that’s what you’re interested in. Plus, you might even make a new creative friend or three, which is priceless!
  • When: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 9 am to noon
  • Where: Loft 112 – 535 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: $5

Macaron 101 

  • What: Ever wonder how to make a French macaron? Look no further. Everyone’s favourite macaron shop, Ollia, hosts Macaron Baking Classes, offering exclusive lessons on how to properly engage in some macaronage, get the perfect shell, and create various flavours. Bon appetite!
  • When: March 6, 13, 20, 21, 27 and 28
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Ollia Macaron and Tea – 810c 16th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Call to reserve your spot, $100

Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewellery 

  • When: Wednesday, March 21
  • Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Cibo – 1012 17th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $54 – $60

Wreath Making Workshop 

  • When: Thursday, March 29
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: 942 17th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $75 to $125

Festivals and Other Events


The Banff Gondola

Whales Tohora

  • What: Travelling all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been travelling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks it’s final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean; the whale. The exhibit shows everything from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.
  • When: January 20 to June 20
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

Family Weekends at the Banff Gondola: Wonder of Winter

  • What:  Until March 25, every weekend Banff’s Sulphur Mountain invites you to join them for Family Weekends, which includes epic views, a scavenger hunt, Sugar Shack Maple Toffee, Storytelling, Stargazing and Winter Wonderland with fire pits, a carved ice throne and massive glass bear.Experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains in a mountaintop family adventure!
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays until March 25
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Banff Gondola – Sulphur Mountain, 100 Mountain Avenue
  • Admission: Free with regular admission to the Gondola, $62 for Adults and $31 for Children

Full Moon Party

  • What: There is no better night for an impromptu celebration! Cuddle up by the campfire, dance the night away, and enjoy cozy hot chocolate on Centre Street. The entire street will be transformed into a midnight carnival, including music, beautiful lights, bubbles, giant games, and more! This is a family friendly event and expressive costumes are encouraged.
  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Centre Street and 9th Avenue NE

The Calgary Home + Garden Show

  • What: Spring is around the corner, so it’s time to get inspired! Get tips for your next renovation, explore the Tiny Home Village, or create a masterpiece to adorn your walls at a workshop with Heart and Swirl. Also, don’t miss exciting presentations by HGTV stars Todd Talbot Carson Arthur and Tiffany Pratt.
  • When: March 1 to 4
  • Time:
    • Thursday: Noon to 9 pm
    • Friday: Noon to 9 pm
    • Saturday: 10 am to 9 am
    • Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: BMO Centre – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Tickets: Online, $16

PAW Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue

  • What: PAW Patrol is all the rage right now with the littles so why not make their dreams come true and let them see it in person! Prepare for non-stop laugher as you follow along on the great adventure as the pups save the day once again.
  • When: March 2 to 4
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $17 to $89

CIFF Presents: Oscar Red Carpet

  • What: Come dressed for a red carpet affair to celebrate Hollywood’s best while raising money for the Calgary International Film Festival. There is no better excuse to get spiffied up! If you can’t make it, you can catch the Oscars on CTV.
  • When: Sunday, March 4
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $85

National Geographic Live – Wild Life with Photographer Bertie Gregory

  • What: From camping with wolves on Vancouver’s coastal beaches to filming leopards on the streets of Mumbai, it’s safe to say Bertie Gregory has truly seen it all from the lens of his camera. Bertie’s passion for the wild world is contagious and reflected in each one of his photographs! Join him for a day as he invites you along on his adventures and inspires you to get involved in protecting his wild friends.
  • When: March 4 and 5
  • Time:
    • March 4: 2 pm
    • March 5: 7 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 208 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $45 to $88

Dinner and a Movie at Heritage Park 

  • What: Take an old-time spin on the traditional date go-to! Enjoy a three-course meal before heading over to Gasoline Alley for a classic flick.
  • When:
    • March 6: Jurassic Park
    • March 20: Jaws
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $44.95 per person

Adults Only Night: Games We Play

  • What: Life is one huge game! But what are the laws of chance and why do we get so involved? Listen up, all you competitive people! Come explore the background of gaming and even play a few games for yourself at this month’s Adults Only Night.
  • When: Thursday, March 8
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

Music Video Dance Party!

  • What: Dance to some of the best music videos of the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s – aka all the best genres of music – at the Rec Room!
  • When: Saturday, March 10
  • Time: 10 pm to 1 am
  • Where: The Rec Room Calgary – 1180, 901 64th Avenue NE
  • Cost: FREE

Basketball Bonanza

  • What: Consisting of three events, a three point shooting competition, a slam dunk contest, and a celebrity game, this exciting event is celebrating everything to do with basketball, while raising money for Mary’s Meals. It’s their goal to raise $18,206 which would provide a daily meal for 1,138 students in Malawi Africa. Let’s play some ball and help them blow their goal out of the water!
  • When: Saturday, March 10
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: SAIT – 1301 16th Avenue NW
  • Admission: FREE

Women’s Day Dinner Party and Fashion Show presented by the Wednesday Room

  • What: Come celebrate Women’s Day with some of Calgary biggest female movers and shakers. Start the night off with a red carpet by Avenue Magazine, sip on hand-crafted cocktails, and enjoy a screening of an exciting fashion film presented by CANIFFF. You’ll then enjoy a delicious three-course meal prepared by Chef Derek Wilkins accompanied by Veuve Clicquot bubbles as you take in a fashion show featuring some of the largest local designers and boutiques.
  • When: Sunday, March 11
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Wednesday Room – 100, 118 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $95

Spring Comic and Toy Expo


Image: Marvel Comics

  • What: Welcome to the land of toys, games, and eclectic fun! Enjoy role-play games, dress up and try your luck in the costume contest, look at new comics, experience artist alley, and so much more!
  • When: Sunday, March 11
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Red & White Club – 1833 Crowchild Trail NW
  • Admission: $5 (Children 12 and under are FREE)

The Black and White Ball

  • What: Teleport back to the roaring ’20s and party with Decidedly Jazz at their annual fundraiser, The Black and White Ball! This black and white affair will have you dancing the night away to the sounds of the famous local band, Penguins on Broadway, and other dazzling musical performances, while you check out the silent auction or bid on balloons full of magical surprises. Don’t be fooled by the name, this is no average party. Prepare yourself for a wild night, great dance moves, and amazing fashion – in all forms. There ain’t no party quite like a Decidedly Jazz party!
  • When: SaturdayMarch 17
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Fairmont Palliser – 133 9th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $120

Happy St. Patrick’s Day at the Market 

  • What: Get your toes a-tappin’ with live entertainment all day long at the Calgary Farmers Market. Then use your deductive skills to guess how many coins are in the pot of gold to win $100 in Market Bucks. It’ll be a “top of the morning” that you won’t want to miss!
  • When: Saturday, March 17
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

  • What: Jump into your St. Paddy’s suit and celebrate the day at Heritage Park! Sip on one of Big Rock’s finest brews as you enjoy a culinary experience that pays homage to the very best from the Emerald Isle. There will also be live entertainment provided by the authentic Celtic band, Cabot’s Crossing, that’ll have you dancing the night away well on into the morning – Irish style!
  • When: Saturday, March 17
  • Time: 6 to 11 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $64.95

2018 Spring Fashion Show at Hudson’s Bay Downtown

  • What: Join Hudson’s Bay for their Spring Fashion Show in partnership with MODE Models and Oliver & Bonacini. The show begins at the Hudson Event Space and will showcase some of the most exciting trends of the season as you sip on cocktails and munch on tasty canapés. When the show ends, follow the models through the historic grand stairwell to the third floor of Hudson’s Bay, where the party will continue and you’ll have the opportunity to do some exclusive shopping to get ready for the season.
  • When: Wednesday, March 21
  • Time: 6:30 to 7 pm
  • Where: Hudson’s Bay Calgary Downtown – 200 8th Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE

An Evening with Michelle Obama

  • What: At this exclusive event you will get the opportunity to learn more about the former First Lady, what motivates her, how she transformed the position of the First Lady, and how she prioritizes being a role model and champion for women, families, and young people around the world!
  • When: Friday, March 23
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Calgary Stampede Corral – Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $210 to $420

Shop Western Canada’s First ever Saks Fifth Avenue Store

  • What: If you’re in the mood to shop, you’ve come to the right place! As of February 22, the first Saks in Western Canada will be opening in Chinook Centre just in time for the new spring arrivals. Happy Shopping!
  • When: Now open!
  • Where: Chinook Centre – 6455 Macleod Trail SW

Easter at the Market 

  • What: Hop on over to the Calgary Farmers Market for a full day of Easter fun! Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, decorate Easter cookies, and give a donation to the Calgary Food Bank to ensure that no one goes hungry this Easter. There is no better way to put a little spring in your step and enjoy some quality time with the whole family. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce for your Easter feast!
  • When: March 30 and 31
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

Food and Drink Festivities

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Two Penny Chinese 

  • What: Between February 16 and March 2 you will receive a little red envelope every time you dine at Two Penny. Every envelope will contain a a little treat, but every day there will be a larger prize to be won. A few prizes that are up for grabs are gift certificates from Village Ice Cream, a mani-pedi from Beach Beauty, the 5-tree patch from TreeEra, a staycation at Hotel Arts, Flames Tickets, and more!
  • When: February 16 to March 2
  • Where: Two Penny Restaurant and Bar – 1213 1st Street SW

Grab a “Holi Pyre” From Calcutta Cricket Club

  • What: “Holi” is a Hindu festival is traditionally celebrated in Nepal and India to kick off the beginning of spring. It’s often associated with throwing multicoloured powder into the streets! In lieu of this colourful festival, Calcutta Cricket Club is releasing a fun new cocktail to celebrate, available between March 1 to 8 for $10.
  • When: March 1 to 8
  • Where: Calcutta Cricket Club – 340 17th Avenue SW
  • Cost: $10


  • What: Take an exciting road trip and enjoy the best food, wine, and cinema that Jasper has to offer at The Canadian Rockies Food Food Film Festival. Embrace your love for the culinary arts as you spend two nights eating your heart out amidst the beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
  • When: March 2 to 4
  • Time 5 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Old Lodge Road, Jasper
  • Tickets: Online, $449

The Big Taste Foodie Festival

  • What: Calling all foodies! Calgary’s biggest food festival is returning and we simply cannot wait. There will be more than 85 restaurants around Calgary participating all offering set gourmet lunches and dinners at various price points. Come eat drink and enjoy some of the best eats that Calgary has to offer!
  • When: March 2 to 11
  • Where: See participating restaurants here.
  • Cost: Varies per event

Festival des Sucres 

  • What: Celebrate Canada’s signature sweet treat in all its various forms!  This annual festival is meant to not only be tasty, but also to celebrate the French Canadian, Metis, and First Nations cultures, traditions, and stories. Plus, who doesn’t love a classic cabane sucre!
  • When: March 3 to 4
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $10 to $15

Roasterie Tour

  • What: Come on down to your favourite caffeine joint, Phil and Sebastian, and learn the ins and outs of how your morning coffee is created. In 20 minutes you’ll learn how their vintage retro-fitted roaster works, get insider information on their operations, and gain knowledge on their green coffee sourcing strategies.
  • When: Wednesday, March 7
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – Simmons Building and Roasterie – 618 Confluence Way SE
  • Admission: FREE, register here.

Calgary Maple Festival Traditional Breakfast 

  • What: Join Heritage Park for a traditional breakfast infused with maple syrup goodness to kick off this sweet Canadian festival in the Celebration Tent.
  • When: March 3 to 4
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets:
    • Adults – $18.95 + GST
    • Children (under 12) – $11.50 + GST
    • Children 2 and under – Free

Trolley 5 X Bomber Brewing Collaboration Launch Party

  • What: Come celebrate the newest collaboration brew of Trolley 5 and Bomber Brewing, Over the Mountain Dry Hopped Kolsch, while also enjoying the tap take over by Bomber Brewing. This is a one-night opportunity to enjoy eight Bomber Brews on tap. You’ll also enjoy music and entertainment by Flatline Phoenix.
  • When: Tuesday, March 6
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Trolley 5 – 728 17th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $5

Easter Tea

  • What: Enjoy a delicious high tea experience in the stunning dining room of the home now known as the “Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women.” From clotted cream and buttermilk scones to ham, brie, and apple finger sandwiches, prepare to leave full from these tasty bites.
  • When: March 31, April 1 and 2
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve your spot, $28.95 for Adults, $20.95 for Children (under 12)

Bite into a Croissant from Butter Block

  • What: Calgary’s newest bakery on the block is now open and serving buttery croissants like it’s their day job – surprise, it actually is their day job! Located in the historical Devenish Building, these guys are serving up small batch pastries, from pretzels to scones. Prepare for a carb overload that is truly delicious and not regrettable in the slightest. Pop by for a visit and #treatyourself!
  • When: Now Open!
  • Where: Suite 111, 908 17th Avenue SW

Concerts and Performances

Theory of a Deadman 

  • When: Thursday, March 3
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39 to $49

Roy Book Binder 

  • When: March 2 and 3
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $43


  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Ellen Doty 

  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Bella Concert Hall – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Brantley Gilbert: The Ones That Like Me Tour 

  • When: Thursday, March 8
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $49 to $237

Alan Doyle

  • When: Friday, March 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $29 to $97

Busty and the Bass

  • When: Friday, March 9
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Gateway (SAIT) – 1301 16th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $14.50

Johnny Reid 

  • When: Saturday, March 10
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $50+

Sanatana – Divination Tour

  • When: Saturday, March 10
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39 to $277

LIGHTS: We Were Here Tour

  • When: Tuesday, March 27
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Harlequin & Lee Aaron 

  • When: Thursday, March 29
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39 to $49

Letterkenny LIVE! 

  • When: Friday, March 30
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $29 to $79


  • When: Saturday, March 31
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $50

Art and Culture

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First Free Thursday at the Glenbow

  • What: Grab your crew and stroll through your favourite downtown art expo for FREE on the first Thursday of every month. This is the perfect opportunity to check out the latest exciting exhibits that are currently set up at the Glenbow, like Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, Black Gold Tapestry, Eye of the Needle and more!
  • When: Thursday, March 1
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE


  • What: This captivating show beautifully tells the story of the unlikely romance between a beekeeper and a physicist, and was a hit on Broadway. Check it our right here in Calgary!
  • When: February 27 to March 17
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $25 to $75

Uncommon Blends 

  • What: Are you a coffee or a tea person? Regardless of your personal preference, these warm and cozy beverages play an important role in both our social and individual lives. This art exhibit will examine these various routines, rituals, and relationships centred around coffee and tea, while showcasing beautiful ceramics made by five Alberta-based artists.
  • When: January 20 to March 17
  • Time:
    • Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
    • Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29th Avenue SW

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

  • What: Get inspired as you stroll through beautiful photographs taken by the famous and fascinating Frida Kahlo. There are more than 240 pieces that were kept in her home, ‘The Blue House,” for over 50 years under her estate. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the woman behind the artist; her origins, her roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her fragile health, her political tendencies, and her special relationship with photography. This is the first time this exhibition has ever been presented in Canada!
  • When: February 3 to May 21, 2018
  • Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
  • Admission: Regular admission

Alberta Ballet Presents: Cinderella 

  • What: This enchanting production of everyone’s favourite love story was imagined by artistic director Christopher Anderson and inspired by the 1697 version by Charles Perrault. You can expect to be transported into the world of hilarious evil step-sisters, a magical fairy-godmother, true love, and a special pair of slippers that change the world of one very special girl. Be prepared to be swept off your feet!
  • When: March 14 to 17
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $34 to $123

Rock-A-Palooza Gem and Mineral Show 

  • What: Calling all rock lovers! Come discover the beauty of the underworld made beneath our soil! Here you can find everything from Jewlery Designers, Palentologists ready to teach you some fun rock facts (unfortunately, it’s not Ross Geller), items to spice up your home, and so much more. Your treasure hunt awaits!
  • When: March 15 to 18
  • Time:
    • Thursday to Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
    • Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Spruce Meadows
  • Admission: FREE

The Shakespeare Company Presents: King Lear 

  • What: Starring one of Calgary’s most renowned actors, Stephen Hair, this productions brings a a Shakespeare classic to life! With life hanging by a thread, watch how an aging king resolves to divide his kingdom between his daughters and, in return, reveals the core to his own humanity.
  • When: March 15 to 31
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Sporting Events

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

  • What: Come show the Hitmen some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup.
  • When:
    • Saturday, March 3 at 7 pm vs Regina Pats
    • Sunday, March 4 at 4 pm vs Red Deer Rebels
    • Wednesday, March 14 at 7 pm vs Kootenay Ice
    • Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm vs Edmonton Oil Kings
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster 

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Cheer on the Flames in a sea of red all the way to the Red Mile!
  • When:
    • Friday, March 2 at 7 pm vs The New York Rangers
    • Sunday March 11 at 5 pm vs The New York Islanders
    • Tuesday, March 13 at 7 pm vs The Edmonton Oilers
    • Friday, March 16 at 7 pm vs San Jose Sharks
    • Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm vs Anaheim Ducks
    • Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm vs Columbus Blue Jackets
    • Saturday, March 31 at 8 pm vs Edmonton Oilers
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster

Cheer on the Calgary Roughnecks

  • What: Come see the Calgary roughnecks kill it on the field this year.
  • When:
    • Saturday, March 17 at 7 pm vs Rochester Knighthawks
    • Saturday, March 24 vs Toronto Rock
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary

2018 Alberta Natural Championships

  • What: These people have fine-tuned their bodies and they’re ready to compete on the Grey Eagle Event Centre stage.
    • First half: Bodybuilding at 9 am
    • Second half: Bikini & Physique at 5 pm
  • When: Saturday, March 24
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $50

2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series 

  • When: March 16 to 17
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre – 2500 Stampede Trail SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $14 to $26

PBR: Monster Energy Tour

  • When: Saturday, March 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre – 2500 Stampede Trail SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $25 to 80
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