21 things to do in Calgary this weekend: March 13 to 15

Mar 12 2020, 10:45 am

With coronavirus on the rise, Alberta Health Services is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.

Get this weekend going in the right direction by heading out to any one of these great events taking place in or around Calgary!

Friday, March 13

Actually

What: Actually, written by Anna Ziegler and directed by Jenna Rodgers, examines the issue of consent while touching on sub-themes of race, gender, and privilege on a university campus. The award-winning play focuses on two characters and their respective points of view in the same situation. Amber comes from a comfortable, well-off Jewish family; Tom is a young African American man who was raised in poverty and is the first in his family to attend university.

When: Now until March 15, 2020
Time: Showtimes start at either 2 or 7:30 pm based on date
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre — 215 – 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Prices vary based on seat, available online

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert 2020

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert (Calgaryphil.com)

What: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Sirius Black, and the massively misunderstood Hippogriff, Buckbeak, will be seen on the screen at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for three shows this winter, accompanied by a full orchestra that will bring the iconic soundtrack to life.

When: March 12, 13, and 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14th Avenue NW
Tickets: Start at $53, available online

Calgary Roughnecks vs Saskatchewan Rush St Patrick’s Day Party

What: The Calgary Roughnecks take on the Saskatchewan Rush in a St Patrick’s Day celebration.

When: March 13, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tubing at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park

What: Acura Tube Park at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park is described as one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Tubers can also check out the food truck and enjoy the convenience of washrooms on site.

When: Fridays until Sundays throughout the winter season. Special times are offered during the holidays and on long weekends.
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – Acura Tube Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Admission Info: Online

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lots of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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

Saturday, March 14

Crescent Heights Community Potluck

What: Crescent Heights Community Association presents a free potluck for members of the community.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: Noon to 2 pm
Where: Crescent Heights Community Association — 1101 2nd Street NW
Admission: Free

Keep ’em Rolling Roller Nights

What: Keep ’em Rolling hosts roller skate nights at Hounsfield/Briar Hill Community Hall, featuring skate music provided by DJ Plasma. All skates must have toe stops or jam plugs to prevent damage to the floor.

When: March 14 and 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Hounsfield/Briar Hill Community Hall — 1928 14 Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: $10, $20 for a family (max of four), additional family members $5. Skate rentals $2, email [email protected] for sizing and availability.

Bob Saget with Guests

What: America’s iconic comic, TV personality, and actor Bob Saget (Full HouseAmerica’s Funniest Home Videos) is performing a stand-up show at Jack Singer Concert Hall on Saturday, March 14 with special guests.

Sagat’s stand-up comedy career spans more than 30 years, and his 2014 stand-up special That’s What I’m Talkin’ About was even nominated for a Grammy. In January 2016, Saget starred as Pastor Greg in the Tony-nominated play Hand To God, which showed on Broadway for nine weeks. His first book, Dirty Daddy, became a New York Times best-seller.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall — 225 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $46.41 — available via Art Commons

Calgary Flames vs the Winnepeg Jets 

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What: It’ll be a battle of the Prairies when the Jets come to town to end of the Flames’ five game homestand.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Mystery Town Tours

What: Mystery Town Tours operates just like the escape rooms that we all know and love (though sometimes really, really hate), but the twist is that you’re not actually trying to escape anything. You’ll actually be following clues throughout the town, receiving information via phone, and replying with your answers to the mysteries presented throughout the day. And it could be a full day, at that, as tours can range from 90 minutes to a full afternoon of adventuring around the town.

When: Available for registration now
Time: One to five hours
Where: Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Edmonton, and Fort McMurray in Alberta, and Vancouver and Victoria in BC
Tickets: Ranges from $49 to $99 per group, with groups ranging from two to four people

Alpenglow Festival 2020

What: The festival invites photographers, star-gazers, and sunset chasers alike up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a view of Alberta’s most beautiful skies. The events run from 4 to 8 pm on the observation deck, where attendees will be able to enjoy special cocktails, smores, and live entertainment during the natural light show.

When: Fridays and Saturdays from now to April 4, 2020
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff
Tickets: Available online for as low as $56, $64 at the gate.

Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

What: Check out 60 local farms, food-makers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, kids arts and cultural activities, and more every Saturday at the Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE.

When: Every Saturday, year-round
Time: 10 am to 1 pm (Now until to May 2020)
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday, March 15

Calgary Hitmen vs Red Deer Rebels

What: It’s the Hitmen vs the Rebels in Calgary this Sunday afternoon.

When: March 15, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Kananaskis Country Snowshoe tour

What: Taking groups of adventurers out into the cold via moonlight (and headlamps), the tour will show snowshoers a side of Kananaskis Country that they may have never seen before. Hiking through Kananaskis forest and under a star-filled sky, attendees will ultimately end up in an open meadow to enjoy the cosmos. Bringing a tripod and a camera is encouraged for anyone hoping to get that priceless photo, and anyone will be able to take a look through the supplied telescope to get a closer look at the twinkling lights.

When: Select days throughout the year
Time: From 7 to 9 pm
Where: Kananaskis Village Center — 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Cres
Tickets: $75 for adults, $55 for youth aged 13 to 17. Available online

Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo

What: 2020 marks the eighth year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk. The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months and visitors get to experience the fun. This program allows visitors to get an up close look at the group of King Penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins, and is subject to weather conditions.

When: Now to March 31, 2020 (weather permitting)
Time: 11 am daily
Where: The Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary
More Info: Online

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. Enjoy 16 bites and treats as various Alberta ranchers explain what it takes to bring their products to the market. Sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 510, 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
Tickets: Online, $55

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Farmers’ Market

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What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewellery, art, and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 – 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Granary Road Public Market

What: Granary Road Public Market is open year-round and offers fresh produce, artisan cheeses, pizza, tacos, handcrafted home goods, and more.

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
Admission: Free

Sunday Fundays at Devonian Gardens

What: Enjoy family-friendly events at Devonian Gardens including painting, puzzles, and learning about nature.

When: Sundays
Time: Noon
Where: Devonian Gardens — CORE Shopping Centre, 333 7 Avenue SW 4th floor, Calgary
Admission: Free