5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, March 13

Mar 12 2019, 6:04 pm

You’ve got a choice of everything from cheap skiing to ghost tours to live music, so there are no excuses not to live it up this Wednesday!

Here’s our list of the best events to check out this March 13.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd with Randy Bachman

What: The band recognized for “Sweet Home Alabama” will be bringing their farewell tour through YYC in 2019. Their stop in Calgary will also feature Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman, known for hits like “Takin’ Care of Business” and “These Eyes.”

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $59 online

Heritage Park Ghost Tours 2019

What: Curious Calgarians will have a chance to learn about the ghostly figures that haunt their city by taking a Heritage Park Ghost Tour this spring. Each tour is 90 minutes long and will take attendees through the alleyways and streets of the Historical Village and verse them in various spooky stories that will make their skin crawl. They depart from Gasoline Alley at 7 and 7:30 pm, though the truly terrified would be wise to choose the earlier, brighter tour.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10 for the adult tours, and March 27, April 3, and April 10 for the family tours
Time: Tours begin at 7 and 7:30 pm for adults, 6 pm for families
Where: Gasoline Alley Lobby, Heritage Park—1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: $19.95 for family tours, $23 for adult tours, available at heritagepark.ca
Length: Adult tours: three km in 90 minutes. Family tours: two km in 60 minutes

Sunmi: The 1st World Tour Warning

What: Female Korean pop star Sunmi will be visiting eight cities across the United States and Canada with a series of mini-concerts to meet her North American fans. The 26-year-old artist made her debut more than 10 years ago as a member of Wonder Girls. She made her solo debut in 2013 and her first EP, Full Moon, was released by JYP Entertainment. Her most popular songs include Full Moon, 24 Hours, and her most well-known song, Gashina.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre — 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online starting Monday, February 4 from $65 to $179

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: Wednesday, March 13 to Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE; Royal Canadian Legion #1

Mount Norquay Cool2CarPool Days

What: The hill’s new Cool2CarPool Day introduces a new pay structure, with each carload costing just $50 — which means that if you can fit five friends into a five-seat sedan, you’re all riding for $10. That price will drop even lower if any of your pals (or their parents) happen to drive a minivan.

Anyone who takes the free shuttle in from Banff will also get to hit the slopes for just $10, though it’s encouraged to start the day early as space is limited. If you happen to scrounge up a bit more than a purple while hunting down cash in the couch, the mountain will also be accepting cash donations that go towards local charities within the Bow Valley and Calgary area, and $2 from every lift ticket will be automatically donated.

When: March 13 and April 10, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Mount Norquay Scenic Drive, Banff
Tickets: $50 per carload, or $10 per person if you take the shuttle from Banff

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