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15 things to do in Calgary this week

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DH Calgary Staff Mar 07, 2016 12:42 pm

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between March 7 and 13.

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

Toonie Skate

  • What: Join the University of Calgary Food Bank and skate the Oval for just a toonie when you bring along a non-perishable food item. Enter for your chance to win monthly prizes valued at $225 and a Grand Prize pack worth $500 from the Olympic Oval.
  • Where: The Olympic Oval – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: Monday, March 7 from 6 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $2

Rage Yoga

  • What: For all who want the benefits of yoga but never quite fit in conventional classes, Rage Yoga involves stretching, positional exercises and bad humour.
  • Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9 Avenue SW
  • When: Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $12 drop-in, limited $2 mat rentals

Free pancakes at IHOP

  • What: In commemoration of National Pancake Day, head over to IHOP to get a free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes.
  • Where: IHOP – 500-70 Shawville Boulevard
  • When: Tuesday, March 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m
  • Cost: FREE!

Marda Loop Justice Film Fest’s I Am A Girl

  • What: Being born a girl means that you are more likely to be subjected to violence, poverty, disease, and disadvantage. I Am A Girl reveals what it means to grow up as a female in the 21st century.
  • Where: River Park Church – 3818 14A Street SW
  • When: Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

Dinner & A Movie At Heritage Park

  • What: Swap your night in with a three-course dinner and feast your eyes on the big screen.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Tuesday, March 8
  • Price: $31 to $50 per person, buy online or call 403-268-8607 for more information

WowFest Magic Arts Festival

  • What: WowFest Magic Arts Festival aims to bring that special feeling of wonder to both adults and children alike with its series of hour-long shows.
  • When: Tuesday, March 8 and Saturday, March 12
  • Where: Lantern Church – 1401 10 Ave SE; Cardel Theatre – 180 Quarry Park Blvd; Rotary Performing Arts Centre – 3 Elma St E, Okotoks
  • Tickets: Available online

Battle French vs Quebec Cheese!

  • What: Watch a fromage filled face-off where two of Janice Beaton Fine cheese cheesemongers will choose their favourite regional representatives. During the event you will get to learn about and try the cheese from Quebec and France while drinking Quebec beer and French Cider.
  • Where: Janice Beaton Fine Cheese – 1017 16 Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, March 9 from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $55

Calgary Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show

  • What: Silver Cove presents the 2016 Calgary Gem Show running in March.
  • Where: 4207-41 Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 13; Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Adults Only Night: Urban Survival

  • What: A catastrophe struck and you can no longer rely on modern day comforts, what do you do? That’s right, no smart phone, no computer, no microwave. Where would you start with a survival plan? How would you meet your basic needs?
  • Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, March 10 from 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Big Rock Brewga: Yoga & Beer

  • What: Ideal for those who want to explore yoga, only with the added benefit of local craft beers.
  • Where: Big Rock Brewery – 5555 76 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

The Big Taste Calgary

  • What: For 10 days, Calgary’s finest foodies come to downtown in celebration of world-class cuisine. Participating restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus, giving Calgarians the chance to try the best each restaurant.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until Sunday, March 13
  • Cost: Varies

Canmore Winter Festival: World Cup Edition

  • What: Celebrate the season and a popular community tradition for more than 20 years at the Canmore Winter Festival. A total of two World Cup events will be a part of the carnival along with 45 days of non-stop fun including events like, snow sculpting, ice carving, and Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt races.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until March 13
  • Cost: Varies

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 Blvd 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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