10 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, March 16

Mar 15 2019, 7:33 pm

We’ve finally made it to the weekend, and whether you’re planning to sleep in to make up for the hour lost in Daylight Savings, or hit some green parties, we’ve got you covered.

Just take a look below for a list of events that will be sure to get the party started this Saturday!

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Shamrocks & Shenanigans

What: Jump into your St. Paddy’s suit and celebrate the day at Heritage Park. Sip on one of Big Rock’s finest brews as you enjoy a culinary experience that pays homage to the very best from the Emerald Isle. There will also be live entertainment provided by the authentic Celtic band, Cabot’s Crossing, that’ll have you dancing the night away well on into the morning – Irish style!

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online, $69.95

The Black and White Ball

What: Party with Decidedly Jazz at their annual fundraiser, The Black and White Ball. This black and white affair will have you dancing the night away to the sounds of the famous local band, Penguins on Broadway.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Fairmont Palliser – 133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $125

Calgary Babes Who Brunch

What: Each Babes Who Brunch event is led by a fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story. There are also brunch time eats and sips, and all the inspiration and insight you need to get a grip on your goals and kick-start your hustle long after.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 200-808 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

Calgary Roughnecks vs Colorado Mammoth

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Image: Calgary Roughnecks / Twitter

What: The Calgary Roughnecks take on the Colorado Mammoth in National Lacross League action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Birnton Theatricals presents [title of show]

What: Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre — a uniquely American art form — and to the joy of collaboration. 

When: Now to Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 – 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Puppy Yoga with Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation

What: Join yoga instructor Shelley Bishop as she guides attendees through a gentle and restorative all-levels class with puppies. Adoptable puppies get much-needed socialization and all proceeds go to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation. Please bring your own mat.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 10 to 11 am
Where: Chasin’ Tails – 2309 Centre Avenue, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

Next Big Thing

What: The third annual Next Big Thing is an entrepreneur-focused educational conference for small business owners featuring industry experts. Sessions include digital marketing, problem-solving, finance, pitching the press, branding and industry trends and networking sessions.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 802 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $149

Cocktails & Couture

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What: An evening of haute couture and elevated cocktails at Glenbow Museum. Sugar Water Pop Up Bar has created unique, Dior-inspired handcrafted cocktails just for the occasion, and host Kyo-Jean Chung will share the process behind his bespoke approach to cocktails. Then you can enjoy an intimate guided tour of Calgary’s first major international fashion exhibition, Christian Dior.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50

Winter Festival

What: Kincora Community Association’s Winter Festival features Horse-drawn sleigh rides (1 to 3 pm), free skate and helmet rental, and food and refreshments on site.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Kincora Community Association
Admission: Free


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