13 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, March 2

Mar 2 2019, 3:24 am

There’s no time to waste, Calgary, because the weekend is back and it is fleeting!

Make the most of this Saturday at any one of these great events.

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Calgary Maple Festival

What: This annual winter festival will take you through the history of the Sugar Shack – a French Canadian tradition – while showcasing Alberta’s Francophone, Metis and First Nations’ heritage. For its 17th edition, the event will expand within Heritage Park to be bigger and better than ever, providing ample entertainment for visitors of all ages. The two-day festival will feature several folk musicians and dance performances, the opportunity to visit an authentic replica of an early 20th-century sugar shack, a sugar shack brunch, many delectable local products at the new Maple Market, and a tasting of succulent maple taffy on snow.

When: Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert 2019

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert (CineConcerts/Facebook)

What: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dobby the house elf, and the famous, dreamy wizard-celebrity-turned Defense Against The Dark Arts Instructor Gilderoy Lockhart will be seen on the screen at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre for two shows this winter, accompanied by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra that will bring John Williams’ iconic soundtrack to life.

When: Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14th Avenue NW
Tickets: Start at $43, available online

Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild

What: The Flames face off with Minnesota Wild on March 2 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Plus Jarome Iginla’s #12 will be retired in a ceremony before the game.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Number retirement ceremony at 6:30 pm, game at 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bottlescrew Bill’s 25th Annual Beerfest

What: Bottlescrew Bill’s 25th Annual Beerfest features over 30 breweries and over 80 varieties of beer. Proceeds from this event go to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Bottlescrew Bill’s – Pub 140 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $30

Cabin Fever

What: Cabin Fever is Permaculture Calgary Guild annual winter celebration, education and social event. Take part in hands-on workshops, listen to interesting talks, enjoy the mini-market, local beer, cider, healthy food, and more.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 12:45 to 10:45 pm
Where: Sunalta Community Centre – 1627 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50

Parkour Combat Archery

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Strike Combat Archery/Facebook

What: Strike Combat Archery has partnered up with Calgary’s own Breathe Parkour Calgary to create Parkourbat Archery. Parkourbat Archery brings all the fun of parkour and mixes in a few bows and arrows. The event will be held at Breathe Parkour Calgary but hosted by Strike Combat Archery, ensuring for a heart-pounding evening.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Breathe Parkour Calgary — 131 – 10550 42nd Street SE
Tickets: Price TBA

Big Rock Brewery Tour

What: Touring Big Rock Brewery to gain insight into the process from the top of a barley bin to the bottom of a pint glass. All tours are hosted by a trained beerologist, and before you head home, you’ll experience a Big Rock tasting session where you get to sample the latest and greatest on tap.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 12:30 and 3 pm
Where: Big Rock Brewery – 5555 76 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

Crescent Heights Community Show & Tell

What: A showcase of talents, skills, hobbies and interests in the Crescent Heights neighbourhood.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Crescent Heights Community Association – 1101 2 Street NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Carnaval de Barranquilla / Colombian Carnival

What: Carnaval de Barranquila is a night to commemorate on the of the biggest carnivals in the world. Enjoy Carnival music, midnight entertainment, live DJ, and more.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Tropicalyyc – 1424 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

The Philosopher Kings

What: The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian airwaves by storm during the 1990s, best known for their 1994 hit single, Charms. The Juno award-winning band is touring in support of their latest album, Return of the Kings.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 1000, 11500 – 35 Street SE Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Home + Garden Show

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Garden show

What: Discover the latest in home decor, design, and more at the Calgary Home + Garden Show. Plus see HGTV Canada’s Todd Talbot & Carson Arthur LIVE on the Home + Garden Stage.

When: Now to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way, Calgary
Tickets: Online

YYC Food & Drink Experience

What: For 10 days, enjoy offerings from more than 50 of Calgary’s favourite restaurants, featuring multi-course prix fixe value-priced menus, along with optional Wines of British Columbia pairings. Plus there will be one-of-a-kind chef collaborations, international chef exchanges, intimate winemaker’s dinners, brunches and other delectable culinary events.

When: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2019

What: The top 24 men and 24 ladies in the world will compete at the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships, held at the Olympic Oval (located on the University of Calgary campus).

When: Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 12 to 4:30 pm
Where: Olympic Oval – 288 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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