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15 things to do in Calgary this week

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DH Calgary Staff Mar 14, 2016 2:57 pm

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between March 14 and 20.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Calgary Flames vs. St. Louis Blues

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Monday March 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Tuesday Team Trivia

  • What: Test out your quizmaster skills and play team trivia. Every week a team will win cool stuff sponsored by Wild Rose Brewery.
  • Where: The Kings Head Pub – 15, 9116 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Every Tuesday – 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Free to play

Coming Out Monologues

  • What: Celebrating it’s seventh year in Calgary, the Coming out Monologues is one of the most profound, hilarious, and impactful events on Calgary’s LGBTQA+ calendar.
  • Where: John Dutton Theatre (in Calgary Central Library) – 616 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: March 16 at 18 at 7:30p.m.
  • Cost: $15; 3 day pass $30

Late Night at the Plaza

  • What: A festival showcasing many short films from Calgary and area filmmakers. Also includes live bands, comedy sketches, audience participation games, beer, and popcorn!
  • Where: Plaza theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW
  • When: March 16 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Tickets available on website

Rush Hour – Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor

  • What: Watch and listen as 21-year-old pianist Conrad Tao performs Grieg’s acclaimed Piano Concerto – a work that elevated Norway to global classical recognition.
  • Where: Calgary Philharmonic – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: March 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 to $35

Concert: Return to Grace

  • What: Watch Elvis’s legacy in music presented from a fan’s point of view. His music and lifetime unfolds onstage as tribute artist Steve Michaels transforms into the King of Rock and Roll.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: March 17 to 20
  • Cost: Varies

Old Man and the River

  • What: A great option for families with kids three to eight years old. This magical tale of friendship is preformed entirely without words and set to a musical score.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: March 18 to 20
  • Cost: $20

Sammy Jean and The Samsonites

  • What: Bourbon Room Presents Sammy Jean and The Samsonites in Calgary. Enjoy Live soul night with doors opening at 8 p.m. and show starting at 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bourbon Room at National on 10th – #210, 341 10th Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

Family Favourites at Cineplex

  • What: The Games Maker is this weeks feature family film at Cineplex.
  • Where: Sunridge Spectrum, Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatre Chinook and SilverCity Cross Iron Mills
  • When: March 19 at 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $2.99

Improv Games

  • What: This fun twist on The Hunger Games will have teams (tributes) take the stage in “Capitol-themed” costumes and plenty of cutthroat competition. The Improv Games will host teams from Calgary and surrounding areas.
  • Where: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Avenue SE
  • When: March 19 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Rogers Hometown Hockey

  • What: Ron MacLean is hosting the broadcast of the Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens game on Sunday night. Join in on the weekend outdoor hockey festival with free activities, live music, a chance to meet NHL Alumni; fun for all ages.
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
  • When: March 19 at noon to March 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free!

Calgary Unplugged

  • What: The City of Calgary is holding a ‘Lights Out’ party for Earth Hour. Turn off your lights and electronics and join the Earth Hour procession beginning at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy free hot chocolate, bike-powered music and lights and more.
  • Where: St. Patrick’s Island, Confluence Plaza – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Saturday, March 19 – 7 to 9:30 p.m
  • Cost: Free!

The Paper Bag Princess: a musical

  • What: Meant for anyone ages six and up, this fantastical play will take you on a journey with a feisty princess and her hapless prince, based on a Robert Munsch children’s story book.
  • Where: Beddington Heights Theatre  – 375 Bermuda Drive NW
  • When: Now until March 19
  • Cost: $21 for adults, and $16 for children

Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: Grab an entry form from one of the participating merchants and find the 12 Easter Eggs that are hidden around Strathcona Square. When you’ve found all the Easter Eggs, hand your entry form back to a merchant & then be entered to win a prize package worth $350. 
  • Where: Strathcona Square Shopping Centre – 555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
  • When: Now until March 20
  • Cost: Free!

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)

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