5 things to do in Calgary today: Tuesday, December 3

Dec 2 2019, 3:30 pm

It’s finally December, which means that we can all start celebrating the most magical month of the year at any of these great events!

Sounds of the Season with Calgary Philharmonic

What: Calgary Philharmonic gets festive with a series of Sounds of the Season concerts. Enjoy a selection of sacred and secular holiday favourites with friends and family.

When: December 3, 18, and 19
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Magnolia Banquet Hall (December 3), Grace Presbyterian Church (December 18 and 19)
Tickets: Online

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Open daily until mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free. Skates are also available to rent

Evening Birds

What: Canadian singer songwriter Kendall Rodney Bilan performs his alternative folk project Evening Birds at Ironwood Stage & Grill on December 3.

When: December 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Ironwood Stage & Grill – 1229-9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: $15

Much Ado About Nothing

What: DIY Theatre presents a production of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Caleb Gordon.

When: Now until December 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 2:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Motel Theatre — 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Christmas Star: An Astronomer’s Perspective

What: Roland Dechesne of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will lead attendees at Central Library through various potential astronomical interpretations of The Christmas Star.

When: December 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Central Library — 800 3 Street SE, Calgary
Register: Online, free