16 things to do in Calgary this weekend: March 23 to 25

Mar 22 2018, 6:26 pm

Okay, we know, it might not actually feel like the first weekend of spring with all the wintery chaos that Mother Nature has thrown at us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your days off!

There’s plenty going on around the city to take your mind off those soggy boots, and we may even see a bit of sun as we get further into the weekend – fingers crossed, of course.

Here’s a few suggestions for getting out there and living your very best Calgary life!

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Friday, March 23

March Madness

  • What: Looking for a spot to catch the games with all the basketball fanatics? National on 10th will have EVERY game up on the big screens. So come grab a beer and cheer on your favourite players!
  • When: March 11 to April 2
  • Time: Varies depending on the game
  • Where: National on 10 – 341 10th Avenue SW

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

  • What: Get inspired as you stroll through beautiful photographs taken by the famous and fascinating Frida Kahlo. There are more than 240 pieces that were kept in her home, ‘The Blue House,” for over 50 years under her estate. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the woman behind the artist; her origins, her roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her fragile health, her political tendencies, and her special relationship with photography. This is the first time this exhibition has ever been presented in Canada!
  • When: February 3 to May 21, 2018
  • Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
  • Admission: Regular admission

An Evening with Michelle Obama


Michelle Obama/Shutterstock

  • What: At this exclusive event you will get the opportunity to learn more about the former First Lady, what motivates her, how she transformed the position of the First Lady, and how she prioritizes being a role model and champion for women, families, and young people around the world!
  • When: Friday, March 23
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Calgary Stampede Corral – Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $210 to $420

Family Weekends at the Banff Gondola: Wonder of Winter

  • What:  Until March 25, every weekend Banff’s Sulphur Mountain invites you to join them for Family Weekends, which includes epic views, a scavenger hunt, Sugar Shack Maple Toffee, Storytelling, Stargazing and Winter Wonderland with fire pits, a carved ice throne and massive glass bear.Experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains in a mountaintop family adventure!
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays until March 25
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Banff Gondola – Sulphur Mountain, 100 Mountain Avenue
  • Admission: Free with regular admission to the Gondola, $62 for Adults and $31 for Children

Will Sparks with guest Junior

  • When: Friday, March 23
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Village Ice Cream – Plant Pop-Ups!

  • What: For the entire month of March Calgary’s favourite ice creamery will be partnering with various companies with a green thumb to feature their pop-ups.
    • Victoria Park x Plant
    • Britannia x Kokedema
    • Garrison x Succulent by Nature
  • When: The entire month of March
  • Where: All Village Ice Cream Locations

Saturday, March 24

Shop Western Canada’s First ever Saks Fifth Avenue Store

  • What: If you’re in the mood to shop, you’ve come to the right place! As of February 22, the first Saks in Western Canada will be opening in Chinook Centre – just in time for the new spring arrivals. Happy shopping!
  • When: Now open!
  • Where: Chinook Centre – 6455 Macleod Trail SW

Watch the Calgary Roughnecks Play Toronto Rock

  • What: The Roughnecks killed it last Saturday. Come cheer them on as they do it all over again this weekend!
  • When: Saturday, March 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $23 to $64

Whales Tohora


Killer Whales/Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

  • What: Travelling all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been travelling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks it’s final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean; the whale. The exhibit shows everything from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.
  • When: January 20 to June 20
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

2018 Alberta Natural Championships

  • What: These people have fine-tuned their bodies and they’re ready to compete on the Grey Eagle Event Centre stage.
    • First half: Bodybuilding at 9 am
    • Second half: Bikini & Physique at 5 pm
  • When: Saturday, March 24
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $50

PBR: Monster Energy Tour

  • When: Saturday, March 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre – 2500 Stampede Trail SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $25 to 80

Sunday, March 25

Bite into a Croissant from Butter Block

  • What: Calgary’s newest bakery on the block is now open and serving buttery croissants like it’s their day job – surprise, it actually is their day job! Located in the historical Devenish Building, these guys are serving up small batch pastries, from pretzels to scones. Prepare for a carb overload that is truly delicious and not regrettable in the slightest. Pop by for a visit and #treatyourself!
  • When: Now Open!
  • Where: Suite 111, 908 17th Avenue SW

Stargazing at the Banff Gondola


Stars in the night sky (Mia Kramer/MOA)

  • What: There is something surreal about stargazing at the top of a mountain. Glide up to the brand-new observation deck of the Banff Gondola summit and discover star clusters, galaxies, the Milky Way, Mars, and the Moon, or head out during the day for a breath-taking view of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Where: Banff Gondola – 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff AB
  • Cost: $62 for Adults and $31 for Children 

Free Fitness Classes at the CORE: Yoga 

  • What: For the month of March get re-balanced and start your Sunday off right with a free yoga class courtesy of Lolë, Calgary at the CORE.
  • When: Every Sunday in March
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Dome Tower – 333, 7th Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE

Hit the Slopes

  • What: Our mountainous backyard is just waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some spring shredding in, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer.
  • Check the websites for SunshineMount Norquay and Lake Louise to find the hours of operation and trail conditions

The Shakespeare Company Presents: King Lear 

  • What: Starring one of Calgary’s most renowned actors, Stephen Hair, this productions brings a a Shakespeare classic to life! With life hanging by a thread, watch how an aging king resolves to divide his kingdom between his daughters and, in return, reveals the core to his own humanity.
  • When: March 15 to 31
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $35
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