20 things to do in Calgary this week: March 18 to 21

Mar 12 2019, 6:59 pm

So long winter and hello spring! Here are 20 great Calgary events happening Monday, March 18 to Thursday, March 21, including Calgary Flames, Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko, and more.

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

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Monday, March 18

Faces of Humanity: Meet the Stories Behind the Numbers

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What: Join the Canadian Red Cross at a free, multimedia exhibits to take a look into complex humanitarian responses, the humanitarian workers who are providing aid, and the people who are impacted. Faces of Humanity: Meet the Stories Behind the Numbers, is a campaign to shine a light on not only silent emergencies that are impacting millions of people around the world, but to share the stories of the people who are impacted and how they are working to realize their dreams despite the odds against them.

When: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: All day
Where: Calgary Public Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB
Admission: Free

Earth Science for Society Exhibition

What: Explore hands-on, interactive exhibits demonstrating the importance of the Earth Sciences in our everyday lives. During the event, geoscience volunteers actively guide attendees through the exhibits, providing opportunities to learn about Earth Sciences and about potential career opportunities.

When: Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Big Four Building – Stampede Park, Calgary
Admission: Free

SYNC: Tour at the Edison

What: Computer Science and Software Engineering students are invited to join the Hunter Hub and CoDesign Factory for an evening of networking, information, and beer. There will also be a panel discussion on Scaling and Exiting a Calgary-based Tech Company. Panellists will include James Lochrie, Evan Hu, Alice Reimer, and Patrick Lor.

When: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 3 to 7:30 pm
Where: The Edison – 150 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tim Leacock & Kit Johnson

What: An evening of live music with Tim Leacock & Kit Johnson at The Blues Can.

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

2019 Sport Management Society Speaker Series with Craig Button & Jermain Franklin

What: Join Sport Management Society for food, drinks, industry insights and networking. Keynote speakers Craig Button and Jermain Franklin, as well as the panellists, will share details on how to make it in the sports management industry and what a day in the life looks like. There will also be door prizes and drink specials.

When: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Upper Deck Public House – 1104 6 Avenue Southwest #201, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Tuesday, March 19

Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets

What: The Flames hit the ice versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dinner & a Movie at Heritage Park: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

What: You can’t beat a classic with a classic! This ain’t no typical ‘dinner and a movie,’ as Heritage Park brings it up a notch with their delicious, themed three-course dinner in the Selkirk Grille Restaurant, before presenting Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Cost: $44/person or $8 for movie only

Calgary Tower 802 Challenge 2019

What: The 802 Challenge is back in Calgary for the third year in a row, offering Calgarians the chance to brave the 802 steps that climb up one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Operating on Tuesdays throughout the month of March, the challenge runs from 4 to 7 pm and charges participants $10 a head for a try. Not a bad deal, seeing as usual admission to the Calgary Tower will run you $18, and that’s without the workout. Advance registration is not required, though your best pair of running shoes is definitely recommended.

When: Tuesdays, March 19 and March 26
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Where: Calgary Tower – 101 9th Avenue SW
Cost: $10

Peep Show by Janet Wang

What: TRUCK Contemporary Art and Calgary Public Library present Peep Show by Janet Wang, an ode to the online spectacle, as well as an ode to the site in which it is situated.

When: Now to Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: All day
Where: Calgary Public Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB
Admission: Free

Nat King Cole 100th Birthday Celebration

What: The National Music Centre presents Jens Lindemann and Matt Catingub with an all-star big band. This international jazz supergroup will perform the music of one of the greatest entertainers in history, Nat King Cole, on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Performance Hall, Studio Bell – 850 4 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $45

Wednesday, March 20

City of Calgary Youth Hiring Fair 2019


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What: The city will be hosting a hiring fair for job-seekers aged 15 to 24 in the Big Four building in Stampede Park. Dress to impress, bring a pen in case you have to complete any forms, and be ready to provide plenty of copies of your resume. Some of the employers present will be hiring from different people of minimum ages.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: TBA
Where: Big Four Building, Stampede Park – 1801 Big Four Trail SE
Admission: Free

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, 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

Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolffe Mystery

What: Eleven years ago, wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Herold tossed her only son Paul onto the streets to fend for himself. Now, realizing the error of her ways, she has come looking for one last chance to make amends…only to find he’s been accused of murder! Mrs. Herold needs help, the kind that only detective Nero Wolfe and his stalwart assistant, Archie Goodwin, can provide. Adapted by Joseph Goodrich, presented by Vertigo Theatre.

When: Now to April 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Playhouse – 115 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

An Epic Adventure on the Great Divide Trail

What: An evening of stories, photos, videos and hiking advice with the first person to yoyo thru-hike the Great Divide Trail. In 2017 Dan Durston and his wife, T, hiked over 2200km to complete the first yo-yo of the GDT (Waterton to Kakwa and back). At this event, Dan will be telling the story of that trip including tales of the never-ending spring snowpack, close calls with wildlife, the remarkable wildflowers of the high Rockies alpine, and how their trip was nearly cut short by one of the most damaging fire seasons in recent history.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub – 728 17th Ave SW, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $5-$15

Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko

What: Kansas City rappers Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko team up for a show at Marquee Beer Market & Stage.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail S, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $40-$50

Thursday, March 21

Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators

What: The Flames take on the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Night Tubing at Canada Olympic Park 

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Tubing at WinSport (jr_reporteryyc/Instagram)

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 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

Dick Lit’s Trivia Night #15: Kevin Kent

What: Join Wordfest for the 15th Edition of Calgary’s most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick. Trivia questions are loosely inspired by the month’s featured author, and knife connoisseur, Kevin Kent. But familiarity with Kent’s work is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor – 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Shaun Majumder

What: Shaun is best known for his starring role in the hit Canadian series This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Proven in both comedy and drama, Shaun has held a series regular role on NBC’s The Firm and starred as Detective Vik Mahajan in the critically acclaimed crime drama Detroit 1-8-7 on ABC. He’s also received critical praise for his feature-length documentary Every Word Is Absolutely True on HBO.

When: Thursday, March 21 to Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Laugh Shop – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

F*ckUp Nights 2019

What: Some of Calgary’s most influential business leaders will be taking to the stage in Calgary to explain some of their biggest screw ups and how they learned from their mistakes.

Join Rocky Mountain Soap Co.’s Karina Birch, Budo Brothers’ Erik Allan and Kyle Mahadeo, ZKO Oil Industries’ Zane Novak, and Rockwood Custom Homes’ Allison Grafton at the first ever F*ckUp Night to learn from all their mess ups!

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: The Commons — 1206 20th Avenue SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $40 to $65