20 things to do in Calgary this week: March 11 to 14

Mar 5 2019, 3:31 am

Winter is winding down, but the fun is just getting started! Here are 20 fun Calgary events happening Monday, March 11 to Thursday, March 14, including Studio Bell $10 Date Night, Lynyrd Skynyrd with Randy Bachman, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Monday, March 11

Wild Seas, Secret Shores with photographer Thomas Peschak

What: A Founding Member of the Manta Trust, a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and the former Director of Conservation of the Save Our Seas Foundation, Peschak has dedicated his career to documenting the beauty and fragility of the world’s oceans, islands, and coasts. He is a twelve-time winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, has published several books, and gave a TED Talk on seascapes and hidden ecosystems in 2015.

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Buckcherry with Joyous Wolf and The Path Less Traveled

What: Anaheim rockers Buckcherry bring their Warpaint Tour to The Palace Theatre with special guests Joyous Wolf and The Path Less Traveled.

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Just For Laughs Comedy Showcase

What: Some of Calgary’s best and brightest rising comedy stars will be performing for talent scouts from the world’s best comedy festival. Support local comics vying to represent Calgary at this year’s festival in Montreal.

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $10

The Office Trivia


The Office/Facebook

What: Tipsy Trivia YYC presents 50 questions all about The Office. Test your knowledge about Dunder Mifflin for your chance to win prizes.

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Hudsons Canadas Pub – Shawnessey – 16061 Macleod Trail Southeastm Calgary
Tickets: Online

Women Outside – Connecting Outdoor Women in YYC

What: An evening of discussion and connection for women passionate about enjoying outdoor spaces in and around Calgary. Hosted as a part of Women’s Centre of Calgary’s Women and Environment Discussion series, Women Outside will feature presentations from women in Calgary’s outdoor community.

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Women’s Centre of Calgary – 39 – 4 St NE, Calgary
Register: Online, Free

Tuesday, March 12

Studio Bell $10 Date Night 2019

studio Bell

Studio Bell (Neil Zeller)

What: Visitors will be able to explore interactive activities, Canadian music memorabilia, and a new temporary exhibit that celebrates many of Canada’s favourite musicians. Those who attend the date night will also save 15% off food and drinks at the King Eddy (just show them your admission tickets), along with an optional public tour at an additional $7 each.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Available online, $10

justREEL – Namrud (Troublemaker)

What: Marda Loop Justice Film Festival presents Namrud (Troublemaker). Jowan Safadi, born as Palestinian in the State of Israel, is a famous musician and a true free spirit. With his band Fish Samak, he delivers songs ranging from the political and social to the emotional and philosophical. Gathering a huge fan-community in the Arabic world., Jowan is unafraid to speak his mind or tackle taboo subjects.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: River Park Auditorium – 3818 14A Street SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Calgary Flames vs New Jersey Devils

What: Calgary Flames hit the ice against the New Jersey Devils at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Print(ed) Word: The Salon Series

What: This free event is the first of 12 in a series of talks to take place each month. Every month, a different artist-writer pair and their collaborative artist books included in Print(ed) Word, on permanent display at Calgary’s new Central Library will be highlighted.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Central Library – Level 4 – Simons-Harvie Community Reading Room – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Downtown Market

What: Stroll through your favourite local makers, artists and producers at the monthly Downtown Market series.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square – 401 9th Avenue SW
Admission: FREE

Wednesday, March 13

Lynyrd Skynyrd with Randy Bachman

What: The band recognized for “Sweet Home Alabama” will be bringing their farewell tour through YYC in 2019. Their stop in Calgary will also feature Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman, known for hits like “Takin’ Care of Business” and “These Eyes.”

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $59 online

Heritage Park Ghost Tours 2019

What: Curious Calgarians will have a chance to learn about the ghostly figures that haunt their city by taking a Heritage Park Ghost Tour this spring. Each tour is 90 minutes long and will take attendees through the alleyways and streets of the Historical Village and verse them in various spooky stories that will make their skin crawl. They depart from Gasoline Alley at 7 and 7:30 pm, though the truly terrified would be wise to choose the earlier, brighter tour.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10 for the adult tours, and March 27, April 3, and April 10 for the family tours
Time: Tours begin at 7 and 7:30 pm for adults, 6 pm for families
Where: Gasoline Alley Lobby, Heritage Park—1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: $19.95 for family tours, $23 for adult tours, available at heritagepark.ca
Length: Adult tours: three km in 90 minutes. Family tours: two km in 60 minutes

Sunmi: The 1st World Tour Warning


Sunmi (1theK)/Youtube

What: Female Korean pop star Sunmi will be visiting eight cities across the United States and Canada with a series of mini-concerts to meet her North American fans. The 26-year-old artist made her debut more than 10 years ago as a member of Wonder Girls. She made her solo debut in 2013 and her first EP, Full Moon, was released by JYP Entertainment. Her most popular songs include Full Moon, 24 Hours, and her most well-known song, Gashina.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre — 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online starting Monday, February 4 from $65 to $179

Festival of Animated Objects

What: From puppet shows to film screenings, gallery exhibitions to workshops, from March 13 – 17, 2019 Calgary will come alive with original creations, mythical creatures, and curious beasts, objects and gadgets, and thingamajigs beguiled by puppet-masters and artists alike to stir your imagination.

When: Wednesday, March 13 to Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE; Royal Canadian Legion #1

Mount Norquay Cool2CarPool Days

What: The hill’s new Cool2CarPool Day introduces a new pay structure, with each carload costing just $50 — which means that if you can fit five friends into a five-seat sedan, you’re all riding for $10. That price will drop even lower if any of your pals (or their parents) happen to drive a minivan.

Anyone who takes the free shuttle in from Banff will also get to hit the slopes for just $10, though it’s encouraged to start the day early as space is limited. If you happen to scrounge up a bit more than a purple while hunting down cash in the couch, the mountain will also be accepting cash donations that go towards local charities within the Bow Valley and Calgary area, and $2 from every lift ticket will be automatically donated.

When: March 13 and April 10, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Mount Norquay Scenic Drive, Banff
Tickets: $50 per carload, or $10 per person if you take the shuttle from Banff

Thursday, March 14

CIRCUS! After Dark at Telus Spark

What:  Do you have the courage to risk the high wire? Want to test out your skills as an acrobat? As the lights go down, come see a darker side of circus. With no children around, Telus Spark brings out more involved challenges, invite innovative collaborators from the community and turn up the excitement.

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $26

Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin (Facebook / Delhi 2 Dublin)

What: Vancouver-based “Subcontinental Pop” band Delhi 2 Dublin perform at Commonwealth Bar & Stage with special guests.

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Night Tubing at Canada Olympic Park 

What: For the remainder of this winter season, the Acura Tube Park will be open on select nights from 5 to 7:30 pm, allowing business-hour-workers the chance to go for a few slides — without the hassle of the crowded slopes on the weekend. If not night tubing, the park is also open on most weekend days from 10 am to 1 pm or 2 to 5 pm.

When: Thursday to Sundays in March
Time: 5 to 7:30 pm on March 7, 14 and 21. 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm all other dates.
Where: Winsport Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Social-Lite Social Media Meetup

What: Join Social-lite YYC after work to learn from one another at a meet-up discussing social trends, best practices, case studies, and more in the field of social media. Bring your questions and expertise and gain insights from industry peers.

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: MarketBar, Sunterra Market, Keynote – 200 12 Avenue Southeast Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

The Hangar Flight Museum – Monthly Movie Night

What: The Hangar Flight Museum hosts movie nights the second Thursday of each month. This month’s film is Flyboys, the adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French Military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots.

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Hangar Flight Museum – 4629 McCall Way N.E., Calgary
Admission: By donation

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