7 ways you can truly nerd out in Calgary while celebrating Pi Day 2019

Mar 13 2019, 9:28 pm

Some people decide to celebrate Pi Day (that is, March 14, or 3/14) by eating some delicious pie, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, we’re of the mind that the celebrations should last all day… and there’s only so much pie you can fit in your belly.

Take this 2019 Pi Day to the next level by planning some seriously nerdy things to do after, before, or during that pie feast.

Here are a few great spots around Calgary to let your inner geek shine!

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Play some board games

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Hexagon Board Game Cafe

What: Grab the crew and gather round for a battle of wits at one of Calgary’s favourite board game cafes. They have over 600 board games to choose from, so you’ll definitely find something fun.

Hours: 8 am to 11 pm

Where: 1140 Kensington Rd NW #200, Calgary

Cost: $2.50 per hour per person

Boxcar Board Game Cafe

What: One of Calgary’s more stylish cafes, Boxcar offers over 350 board games for visitors to choose from.

Hours: 11 am to 11 pm

Where: 100, 1215 1st Street SW, Calgary

Cost: $5 all day Monday through Thursday

Check out the arcade

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The Rec Room

Deerfoot City Rec Room Calgary

What: Try your hand at some games at Calgary’s biggest arcade, including ping pong, pool, air hockey, and an augmented reality climbing wall.

Hours: Open at 11 am, closed at midnight on Sunday through Thursday, 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Adults only after 10 pm

Where: Deerfoot City – 1108, 901 64th Avenue NE


What: If you’re looking for something a little more old-school, try checking out the newly opened Pin-Bar. A beautiful mixture of arcade, sandwich shop, and bar, this place is seriously fun.

Hours: 11 am to 1 am

Where: 501 17th Avenue SW

Eat some delicious pies

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Obviously a must-do on Pi Day, so check out our list of the 10 best places in Calgary to get baked goods to find the pie shop that is perfect for you!

And, if you’re into a pie of a slightly different variety…

Enjoy $3.14 Blaze Pizza

What: Blaze Pizza is offering an awesome discount on their pizzas for Pi Day, and with two locations in Calgary it is a no-brainer to check out.

Where: Sunridge Mall: 2618 32nd Street NE; 4th Street: 2032 4th Street SW

Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

Science it up

Circus! Science Under the Big Top 2019

What: Circus! Science Under the Big Top was opened on Saturday, February 2, inviting Calgarians and visitors alike into the world of performers, puzzles, and amazing acrobatics.

From the physics of the high wire to the science of sword swallowing, attendees will be able to both see the spectacles unfold before their eyes and get a deeper understanding of the science at work behind the daring feats.

When: February 2 to June 9, 2019

Time: Regular Telus Spark hours of 10 am to 4 pm, Elastic Acrobatics and the High Wire are open from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where: Telus Spark — 220 St Georges Drive NE

Tickets: $26, available online

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