5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, March 6

Mar 6 2019, 2:52 am

We’re halfway through the work week, which means we’re that much closer to the weekend!

Celebrate by checking out any one of these wonderful events this Wednesday.

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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: March 6, 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

Doc Soup: Bathtubs over Broadway

What: Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. When he started as a comedy writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a cache of vintage record albums that would change his life forever.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

What: Canada’s Sports Hall Of Fame opens their doors on the first Wednesday of every month with free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speakers series. Plus enjoy the Design Canada Documentary at 6:30 pm.

When: Wednesday, March 6, April 1, May 1, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Eileen Myles

What: An evening with renowned poet, novelist, public talker, and journalist, Eileen Myles. They will be presenting their latest poetry book called, Evolution, which has been called, “Chicken soup for the queer soul” by Ashley Tomaszewski of the Literati Bookstore. They will also be presenting their book, Afterglow: A Dog Memoir, about their relationship with their pit bull named Rosie. This event includes an on-stage interview and audience Q&A, followed by a book signing. Cash bar available.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library – 2nd Floor 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts

What: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut, self-titled album, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts perform at The Palace Theatre with guest Mike Plume. The JUNO Award-winning band, whose present-day lineup features Bentall and Legendary Hearts Mike Crozier, Jack Guppy, Colin Nairne, and Dave Reimer, released the platinum-selling album in June 1988.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $30

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