20 things to do in Calgary this week: March 25 to 28

Mar 19 2019, 5:23 am

Time flies when you’re having fun! Fill the last week of March with these 20 Calgary events happening Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28, including Marianas Trench, Kinky Boots, and more.

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

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Monday, March 25

Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings

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What: The Flames face off with the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

PechaKucha Night Calgary #36: ?! (Interrobang)

What: What questions do PKNYYC’s next ten speakers need to exclaim?! What keeps them curious?! What do they need to let out?! Find out at PechaKucha Night Calgary #36.

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9 Avenue Southeast #161, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $13

Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam ft. Johnny McRae

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. The sign-up sheet for both the open mic and the slam will be released at 7:00 pm, and the show will start at 7:30 pm.

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 cash at door, on a sliding scale for those who identify as low income or students

YYC Free Market and SOS Open Mic Jam

What: Crescent Heights Community Association hosts the YYC Free Market and SOS Open Mic Jam at the hall on March 25. Give what you can to the YYC Free Market, take what you need, and leave no trace. SOS Open Mic Jam is a platform for hobbies and professional musicians to try out new material and jam together. Bring your instruments and talent.

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Crescent Heights Community Association – 1101 2 ST NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Marianas Trench

What: Vancouver pop-rockers Marianas Trench bring their Suspending Gravity Tour to Calgary with special guests Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine.

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, March 26

Calgary Hitmen vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

What: Calgary Hitmen face off with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in Game 3 of the WHL Playoffs’ first round.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Stampede Corral
Tickets: Online

Calgary Tower 802 Challenge 2019

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Calgary Tower (r.classen/Shutterstock)

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 26, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Where: Calgary Tower – 101 9th Avenue SW
Cost: $10

Behind Enemy Lines: Marthe Cohn Story

What: Marthe Cohn was born in France, in 1920. As the Nazi occupation escalated, her sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the south of France. At the age of 24, she joined the Intelligence Service of the French Army. Utilizing her perfect German accent and Aryan looks, Marthe posed as a German nurse desperately trying to attain word of a fictional fiancé. She travelled the countryside and approached troops sympathetic to her plight, thereby obtaining vital information about troop movements for the Allied commanders. When at age 80, Marthe was awarded France’s highest military honour, the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honour), not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman faced death daily to defeat the Nazi Empire.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

How to Talk about Politics Panel

What: The Women’s Centre is hosting a panel for women in Calgary to learn about interpersonal communication tools and tactics for meaningful conversations. Experienced advocates, debaters and decision makers will share what’s worked for them in the quest to connect with unlikely allies. Panellists will share stories and answer questions about how to talk about politics in Alberta. This event is free and open to anyone who identifies as a woman. Snacks will be provided.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Women’s Centre of Calgary 39 – 4 St NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Kinky Boots

What:  The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola, and together they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, March 27

Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars

What: Calgary Flames take on the Dallas Stars at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Movies That Matter

What: Movies That Matter is a monthly series of documentary film premieres at the University of Calgary, co-presented by the University of Calgary Film Society and the Department of Communication and Culture. The series strives to be timely and provocative, allowing viewers to delve into some important issues relevant in our society today. Each screening will include a post-screening discussion, featuring the director of the film itself and/or someone from the community at large known for their expertise or insightful views on the film subject.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Gallery Hall of the Taylor Family Digital Library – University of Calgary
Admission: Free for students with ID and community by donation

Colin James

What: Canadian rock and blues legend Colin James brings his Miles To Go Tour to Calgary with special guest Marty O’Reilly.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Gateway Market

What: The Gateway Market showcases some of Calgary’s favourite artisans. Check out art, crochet, apparel and more.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 7 pm
Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bogart Creek

What: The launch of Bogart Creek by Derek Evernden. Collecting the best of Bogart Creek, Derek Evernden’s single-panel comics of absurd and dark humour. Similar in style to The Far Side, Bogart Creek is a perfect book for bathroom reading, filled with laugh out loud jokes featuring nods at well known cultural and topical icons.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW #100, Calgary
Admission: Free

Thursday, March 28

The Rock-A-Palooza Gem & Mineral Show 2019

Precious Gems (Anna Soelberg/Shutterstock)

Precious Gems (Anna Soelberg/Shutterstock)

What: Silver Cove is partnering with Spruce Meadows Congress Hall to present Rock-A-Palooza Gem & Mineral Show. Family friendly and free admission

When: Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Spruce Meadows Congress Hall – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, De Winton
Admission: Free

Calgary Story Slam: Beware

What: Calgarians take the stage and tell stories of miscommunication in a dynamic competition to find the master storyteller. Stories are (mostly) true, first-person narratives about things that have happened and are five minutes long.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub – 728 17th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: $5

Calgary Hitmen vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

What: Calgary Hitmen face off with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in Game 4 of the WHL Playoffs’ first round.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Stampede Corral
Tickets: Online

Secret Cinema with Village Ice Cream

What: The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is partnering with Village Ice Cream for a special pop-up edition of Secret Cinema. Head to Village Ice Cream’s Victoria Park location for a surprise screening of a 16mm film from the archive, plus popcorn and ice cream for sale.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Village Ice Cream – 431 10 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

2019 AUArts SA Spring Show + Sale – First Night Fundraiser

What: The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association Spring Show + Sale is a public art market that showcases student work from the university’s departments including Painting, Drawing, Glass, Jewellery + Metals, Fibre, Printmaking, Sculpture, Media Arts, Photography, Ceramics, and Design. All proceeds support the ACAD student body. Attendees can purchase a variety of original artwork in advance, meet the artists face-to-face and enjoy libations and nosh from Concorde Entertainment Group’s Bridgette Bar and National Beer Hall and Village Brewery.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Alberta University of the Arts – 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $25