13 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, March 24

Mar 23 2019, 2:02 am

You’ve got one last chance to live it up this weekend, and lucky for you there are plenty of great events to check out this Sunday, March 24.

So, what’s it gonna be?

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Great Canadian Sugar Rush Festival 2019

What: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is hosting its first ever Great Canadian Sugar Rush Festival to celebrate the start of the Canadian Maple Season. Included in the festivities will be a tooth-melting amount of maple syrup taffy, outdoor activities, and even a maple-inspired cocktail bar for the adults in attendance.

Attendees will be able to partake in a dog sleigh display, wagons rides, a skating party, an ice-chipping station, a beavertail contest, and enjoy the warmth of a bonfire while listening to live music. Outdoor activities will include snowshoe tours, fat biking, mountain yoga, and stargazing.

When: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: A full schedule of events can be found here
Where: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge — 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis
Registration: Prices vary per event, register online

The Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

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What: Western Canada’s largest showcase of outdoor gear and adventure travel experiences. There will be over 200 exhibitors, along with presentations, demos, and more.

When: Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: BMO Centre – Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $8, children 11 and under free

YYC French Film Festival 

What: Calgary’s First French Film Festival, presented by Alliance Française Calgary and La Cité des Rocheuses. Discover four popular French movies: Le Grand Bain by Gilles Lellouche, Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti by Edouard Deluc, Monsieur & Madame Adelman by Nicolas Bedos, and Retour en Bourgogne by Cédric Klapisch.

When: Saturday, March 23 to Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: La Cite Des Rocheuses – 4800 Richard Rd SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday Opera Brunch – Rigoletto

What: Sunday Opera Brunch offers an intimate setting to hear opera selections performed by cast members of upcoming productions. Enjoy a delicious buffet at the Calgary Petroleum Club, while enjoying beautiful singing.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 11:30 am
Where: Calgary Petroleum Club – 319 5th Avenue S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

BBQ Class – Beer & BBQ

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What: Award-winning Pitmaster, Kris Valckx, will cover four recipes that will focus on how to get even more beer into your BBQing. The class will focus on complimenting flavours, using four beers in four courses. All recipes below will incorporate some Common Crown beer in unique and creative ways.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Common Crown Brewing – 943 – 28 St. NE, Calgary
Register: Online, $125

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: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Winsport Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Ghost River Theatre’s GIANT is the amazing story of professional wrestler André the Giant, told from the perspective of the one person he left behind. Packed with captivating imagery, animated objects, and the raw spectacle of a wrestling match, GIANT features a cast of five women telling the story of one of the most recognizable and beloved public figures ever.

When: Now to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1st Street S.W, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Movie Night at Burwood Distillery – Cocktail

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What: Enjoy a classic movie at Burwood with cocktails and bites in hand.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Burwood Distillery – 4127 6 St NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Krista Muir

What: Krista Muir was the inaugural artist-in-residence at Fisch Haus in 2016 and FL!GHT Gallery @ Blue Star in 2017. Other projects include composing the score for interactive operetta Kit Operette, Chanson-O-Gramme custom love song project, and a mini album of original bilingual lullabies A Pocket Full of Lullabies. She’s joined in concert by Ashley Velvet, Wyatt Louis and more guests

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: County Line Saloon – 1825 50 Street S.E., Calgary
Admission: $10

Granary Road Latin Festival

What: Calgary and Southern Alberta’s newest Latin Festival. Granary Road will be featuring outdoor activities, crafts for the kids, unique vendors and special performances.

When: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Granary Road – 226066 112th St W MD of Foothills, Calgary
Admission: Free

Drink and Draw Vol.2

What: Zero Issue Brewing opens up their space up to artists of all mediums and experience levels. Not sure where to start or what to do? That’s just fine because there will be materials and mentor’s here working and willing to share supplies, advice and probably a beer or two.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Where: Zero Issue Brewing – 4210 12 St NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Red Deer Taboo Show

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What: The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show features entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and live demonstrations.

When: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Westerner Park – 4847A 19 Street, Red Deer
Tickets: Online, $15

Come From Away

What: The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

When: Now to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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