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16 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, March 23

DH Calgary Staff Mar 22, 2019 5:00 am

Make this March 23 one to remember!

Live your very best Saturday life at any one of these wonderful events taking place around Calgary.

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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
Tickets: Online, $8, children 11 and under free

Shaun Majumder

What: Shaun is best known for his starring role in the hit Canadian series This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Proven in both comedy and drama, Shaun has held a series regular role on NBC’s The Firm and starred as Detective Vik Mahajan in the critically acclaimed crime drama Detroit 1-8-7 on ABC. He’s also received critical praise for his feature-length documentary Every Word Is Absolutely True on HBO.

When: Now to Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Laugh Shop – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Invisible Vegan

What: VegFest Calgary presents the Calgary premiere for The Invisible Vegan, a 90-minute independent documentary that explores issues of food justice and accessibility through an African-American lens. Filmmaker Jasmine Leyva investigates the health and wellness possibilities enabled by a plant-based lifestyle through recounting personal experiences, interviewing experts, and compiling research on such topics as dietary racism, food history, and plant-based nutrition. 

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Globe Theatre – 617 8 Ave SW Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

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

Salon Series: A Stylish Session with Leah Van Loon

What: An evening of intimate and insightful discussion about all things Dior, fashion and style, hosted by Calgary-based professional stylist Leah Van Loon. Gain insight into the world of haute couture fashion and learn about what goes on behind the scenes of the most famous fashion houses of Paris! The evening will include insider style advice and a guided tour of the Dior exhibit, as well as light refreshments.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue Southeast Calgary
Tickets: Online

Water 101

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What: Curious about water? Where does it come from – how do we protect this precious resource? Join Green Calgary for this family-friendly workshop exploring watersheds and water conservation. Suitable for ages five and up, registration is required, and donations are accepted at the door.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Green Calgary Association – #100, 301 – 14 Street Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

McKenzie Towne Council Home & Garden Show

What: Talk to the experts about remodelling, refreshing, and renewing your home and garden and get all the inspiration you need! MTC will be showcasing dozens of businesses under one roof with innovative products and services in home improvement and design. Plus there will be a kids zone and food trucks.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: McKenzie Towne Hall – 40 McKenzie Towne Boulevard Southeast Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

PBR Monster Energy Tour

What: Professional Bull Riding comes to Calgary on Stop No. 3 on the 2019 PBR Monster Energy Tour at the Nutrien Western Event Centre.

When: Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre – Calgary Stampede 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Coming Out Monologues, YYC

What: The Coming Out Monologues, YYC are a celebration of community that bring a diverse selection of spoken word, movement, and musical pieces to the stage every season. Featuring celebrity guest hosts and stories from LGBTQ+ refugee newcomers to Canada, in partnership with The Centre for Newcomers. Plus enjoy concession offerings, a photo booth and Coming Out Monologues, YYC swag.

When: Now to Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 8 to 10:30 pm
Where: New Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Mom Community Market

What: The Mothering Vine in association with Mommy Connections Calgary presents The Mom Community Market, sponsored by Global Equity Law. This market is full of products, services and businesses by Moms FOR Moms. Meet over 30 local vendors with incredible businesses.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Acadia Recreation Complex – 240 90 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5

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

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

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
TicketsOnline, $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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