What: Get ready for spring by coming out and celebrating the change of the season, while supporting your favourite local artists and makers! You never know what gem you’ll find that will make for a little Easter magic.
When: Saturday, March 10
Time: 10 am
Where: Foothills Centennial Centre #4 – 204 Community Way Okotoks
What: There is something surreal about stargazing at the top of a mountain. Glide up to the brand-new observation deck of the Banff Gondola summit and discover star clusters, galaxies, the Milky Way, Mars, and the Moon with two professional guides from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. If it turns out to be a cloudy evening, the astronomers will take you inside the terminal where you will continue to learn about these celestial objects. *Dress in winter appropriate clothing and expect cold temperatures and wind!*
Where: Banff Gondola – 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff AB
When: Fridays and Saturdays until March 9
Cost: Free with regular admission to the Gondola, $62 for Adults and $31 for Children
What: Get inspired as you stroll through beautiful photographs taken by the famous and fascinating Frida Kahlo. There are more than 240 pieces that were kept in her home, ‘The Blue House,” for over 50 years under her estate. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the woman behind the artist; her origins, her roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her fragile health, her political tendencies, and her special relationship with photography. This is the first time this exhibition has ever been presented in Canada!
When: February 3 to May 21, 2018
Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Zenstone Coffee offers popular latte art workshops for beginners (@zenstone.coffee/Instagram)
What: Are you a coffee or a tea person? Regardless of your personal preference, these warm and cozy beverages play an important role in both our social and individual lives. This art exhibit will examine these various routines, rituals, and relationships centred around coffee and tea, while showcasing beautiful ceramics made by five Alberta-based artists.
Image: Washington Husky Men’s Basketball / Facebook
What: Consisting of three events – a three-point shooting competition, a slam dunk contest, and a celebrity game – this exciting event is celebrating everything to do with basketball while raising money for Mary’s Meals. It’s their goal to raise $18,206 which would provide a daily meal for 1,138 students in Malawi Africa. Let’s play some ball and help them blow their goal out of the water!
When: Saturday, March 10
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: SAIT – 1301 16th Avenue NW
Hit the Slopes
What: Our mountainous backyard is just waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some spring shredding in, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer.
What: Until March 25, every weekend Banff’s Sulphur Mountain invites you to join them for Family Weekends, which includes epic views, a scavenger hunt, Sugar Shack Maple Toffee, Storytelling, Stargazing, and a Winter Wonderland with fire pits, a carved ice throne, and a massive glass bear. Experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains in a mountaintop family adventure!