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)
What: Ever wondered 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 a variety of flavours. Bon appetite!
When: April 3, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25
Time: 6 pm
Where: Ollia Macaron and Tea – 810c 16th Avenue SW
What: This classic date night standby just got a whole lot more fun, with Heritage Park’s Dinner and a Movie series. Munch on a tasty three-course meal at the Selkirk Grille Restaurant before heading over to Gasoline Alley for a classic film. There you will find a cash bar and old-fashioned popcorn to snack on during the movie!
Where: Heritage Park, Celebration Tent – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
It looks like Calgary has seen the last of the snow, for the next five months at least – fingers crossed! So it’s the perfect time to get out your road bike and head down to the river for some beautiful views and a great afternoon of adventures, exploring Calgary’s bike paths.
What: XO is located in the heart of one of Calgary’s newest communities, Auburn Bay. Paying tribute to the old fashioned ice cream parlours and mom-and-pop shops, they have aimed to create an ice cream experience with flavours that are both nostalgic and creative, sparking memories across generations – past, present, and future!
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!
What: Shop over 135 of your favourite local artists, makers, and more at Make It’s spring show. Arrive home with a one-of-a-kind treasure that was made by a small business and holds the memories of an amazing afternoon at the market. Shopping local is a two-way street!
When: April 6 to 8
Friday: 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Big Four Building – 1901 Big Four Trail SE
Admission: $6 at the door, kids 12 and under are FREE
What: This enchanting performance brings to life one of the most beloved actresses in film and broadway history! Relive the special moments of The Sounds of Music, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Cinderella and more.
When: April 6 and 7
Time: 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
What: One of the city’s favourite markets is bringing some of the very best small businesses to you – right in the suburbs! Join them for a day of craft beer, food trucks, live music, and some of the best shopping you’ll find in Calgary. !
When: Saturday, April 7
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Caravel Craft Brewery – 12, 10221 15th Street NE
Admission: $5 per person, kids 14 and under are FREE
What: Looking for a quick escape from the every day grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. This spa is meant to provide relaxation and give you the opportunity to discover clarity in the midst of the mountains.
Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis
Hit the slopes for spring skiing
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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.
What: Coming 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.
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
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.