13 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, March 9

Mar 8 2019, 8:24 pm

Make the most of this weekend by getting the party started ASAP at any one of these wonderful events going on around town.

We’re sure you won’t regret it!

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SODO Grand Opening Weekend

What: Calgary’s newest rental building, SODO Residences, offers exactly 305 urban, one and two-bedroom apartments south of Downtown Calgary starting at $1,425 per month. SODO’s grand opening weekend is taking place on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 – visit to find out how you can get up to two months free rent and a $1,000 move-in bonus!

When: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: 620 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Register: [email protected]

Peggy Baker Dance Projects: who we are in the dark

What: Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark is a contemporary dance performance. Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy and Juno award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, are joined on stage by seven dancers in a work that explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Eric Harvie Theatre – Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

Artifact Small Format Film Festival

What: The Artifact Small Format Film Festival (formerly the $100 Film Festival) is Calgary’s only celluloid-based film festival. Over the years, Artifact has expanded to include the popular Film/Music Explosion!, commission projects, and various partnerships.

When: Now to Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1 St SW, Calgary
Price: Varies

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 (Except for March 8)
Time: 5 to 7:30 pm on March 7, March 14 and March 21. 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm all other dates.
Where: Winsport Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Brahms vs Radiohead

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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

What: Conductor Steve Hackman combines Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, first performed in 1882, and Radiohead’s album OK Computer, released over a century later in 1997. This concert features vocalists, Kéren Tayar, Will Post, and Andrew Lipke.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall — 225 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Roughnecks vs Toronto Rock

What: The Calgary Roughnecks take on the Toronto Rock in NLL action at Scotiabank Saddledome

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
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: Now to Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Taste of Congo Presents: Bridging the Gap

What: An interactive family friendly event to explore the connection between Calgary’s Afro-Canadian community and the first inhabitants of this land through food, music, dance, an African style market and storytelling. In honour of Black History Month.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: The Village – 4039 Brentwood Road Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pour Sportsmanship Latte Art Competition

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What: The Calgary coffee community comes together for the Pour Sportsmanship Latte Art Competition. Guest judges from local roasteries will decide whose latte art reigns supreme. Spectators are welcome but must register to attend. There will be beer, coffee, and snacks throughout the night, plus a live music and an emcee.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Eight Ounce Coffee Supply – 1-4005 9 Street Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Ticket to Love

What: Patti is a Calgary flight attendant who has been unlucky in love. A chance encounter at a hockey game leads to a first date. But the game of love is not without penalties. Is it going to be a game misconduct or a come from behind victory? This romantic comedy by Cowtown Opera Company uses the greatest hits in opera to tell a tale of modern love.

When: Friday, March 8, Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Studio Theatre, cSPACE – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Meeting Points: Music of France, England and the US

What: GRAMMY-award winning saxophonist Timothy McAllister and pianist Liz Ames present Meeting Points: Music of France, England and the United States. The program highlights the diversity and intriguing overlaps of music styles found among 20th century icons and today’s most exciting composers.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Eckhardt Gramatté Hall – Rozsa Centre – 206 University Ct NW, Calgary
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 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

International Women’s Day Weekend with The Torchettes

What: The National Music Centre and The Torchettes are teaming up to bring together a heavyweight roster of local ladies in honour of International Women’s Day Weekend. The day will include live performances by locals musicians, the largest female choir collective in Alberta’s ‘herstory’ performing a song of sisterhood by The Torchettes, a temporary photo exhibition from The Ten Percent project, a marketplace with female artisans and entrepreneurs, and more.

When: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: National Music Centre – 850 – 4 Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Included with regular admission

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