11 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, March 17

Mar 15 2019, 7:33 pm

Celebrate this St. Paddy’s Day by checking out any one of these wonderful events going on around Calgary today, Sunday, March 17!

We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

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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 SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Paper Street 2019

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Green beer for St. Patrick’s Day/Shutterstock

What: The party is expected to host over 1,000 people, feature club anthems, top 40, hip hop, house, and mashup music, and have professional photographers and videographers in attendance to capture all of the magic.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 10 pm to 3 am
Where: Paper Street — 630 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $10+

St. Patrick’s Road Race

What: Dress up and have fun as you join fellow Calgary runners in a race that will test your post-winter fitness abilities. This run will go to support the Calgary Road Runners and the Canadian Diabetes Association.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 9 am
Where: Central Memorial High School – 5111 21st Street SW, Calgary
Registration: Online

Sashay Sunday Bingo & Drag Show

What: The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook Arch and The Texas Lounge are teaming up for Drag Bingo followed by an amazing Drag Show. Money raised and/or donated will go to support the chosen charities for Reign 42: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Alberta & NWT Chapter, The SHARP Foundation, Inn from the Cold and HIV Community Link.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: Bingo at 4 pm, Drag Show at 7 pm
Where: The Texas Lounge – 308 B 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Festival of Animated Objects

What: From puppet shows to film screenings, gallery exhibitions to workshops, from March 13 – 17, 2019 Calgary will come alive with original creations, mythical creatures, and curious beasts, objects and gadgets, and thingamajigs beguiled by puppet-masters and artists alike to stir your imagination.

When: Now to Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE; Royal Canadian Legion #1

Happy St. Patrick’s Day at the Market 

What: Get your toes a-tappin’ with live entertainment all day long at the Calgary Farmers’ Market. Enjoy live entertainment, Luck-o-the-Irish games, balloons and more.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Corb Lund: Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Fundraiser

What: Corb Lund has been named Roots Artist of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association five years in a row. He has picked up JUNO awards, and countless CCMA and WCMA award nominations. He has also been nominated in the US for an “Americana” award in 2010.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Eric Harvie Theatre – Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

Calgary Hitmen

What: The Hitmen wrap up their WHL regular season against the Edmonton Oil Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dark Phoenix Calgary Comics and Graphic Novel Sale

What: Check out over 80,000 comics including 12,000 new comics and 8,000 graphic novels at Dark Phoenix Calgary Comics and Graphic Novel Sale.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Best Western Village Park Inn – 1804 Crowchild Trl NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

We Are Curators – Curate YYC Social

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What: All Calgary content creators are invited to Bridgette Bar for an afternoon of networking and discussion on content creation and social media in Calgary (and a cocktail, or two). Curate YYC is a brand-new Calgary-based community that is working to connect local content creators with each other.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Bridgette Bar – 739 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

A Celtic Celebration with Heather Rankin

What: Heather Rankin, of the legendary Rankin family, is a groundbreaking force in Celtic music. She lends her award-winning vocals to Celtic classics, while the Calgary Fiddlers and dancers from the Casey O’Laughlin Academy of Irish Dance will have you hornpiping down the aisles in this St. Patrick’s Day special.

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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