25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: March 1 to 3

Feb 27 2019, 10:45 pm

Welcome to March, everyone! Get your Calgary weekend going with these 25 events happening on Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3. Glow Party, Maple Festival, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Friday, March 1

Taggart and Torrens Podcast Live

What: Jeremy Taggert was the drummer of the Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace for 21 years. Johnathan Torrens is best known to TV audiences as J-Roc the would-be rapper on Trailer Park Boys. Together, Jer and Jono form TAGGART & TORRENS, a podcast and live touring celebration of Canadian culture through a cocktail of fond reminiscences and ridiculous party games that get the audience playing and laughing along.

When: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert 2019

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert (CineConcerts/Facebook)

What: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dobby the house elf, and the famous, dreamy wizard-celebrity-turned Defense Against The Dark Arts Instructor Gilderoy Lockhart will be seen on the screen at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre for two shows this winter, accompanied by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra that will bring John Williams’ iconic soundtrack to life.

When: Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14th Avenue NW
Tickets: Start at $43, available online

What’s up with Bow Habitat Station

What: Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre to discover the wildlife that make their home right here in Calgary! Join in a large group activity at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm to discover how wildlife has adapted to city life with special guests from Alberta Parks. Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will be hosting an investigation station all about some furry and feathered friends you might find in our city. Hands-on activities are designed for learners ages two and up.

When: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station – 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
Admission: All activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission.

Calgary Hitmen vs Brandon Wheat Kings

What: The Calgary Hitmen take on the Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Mini Film Fest with Q&A and Social

What: 2BlocksNorth Productions presents an evening of short films followed by filmmaker Q&A and social. There will also be live entertainment, bites and drinks.

When: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers – 100, 1725 – 10 Avenue SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Glow Party 2019 Pt. 2

What: Get Ready for the biggest Glow Party to hit Calgary. Dance all night long with complimentary glow sticks and glow wear.

When: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Knoxville’s Tavern – 840 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Saturday, March 2

Parkour Combat Archery

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Strike Combat Archery/Facebook

What: Strike Combat Archery has partnered up with Calgary’s own Breathe Parkour Calgary to create Parkourbat Archery. Parkourbat Archery brings all the fun of parkour and mixes in a few bows and arrows. The event will be held at Breathe Parkour Calgary but hosted by Strike Combat Archery, ensuring for a heart-pounding evening.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Breathe Parkour Calgary — 131 – 10550 42nd Street SE
Tickets: Price TBA

Big Rock Brewery Tour

What: Touring Big Rock Brewery to gain insight into the process from the top of a barley bin to the bottom of a pint glass. All tours are hosted by a trained beerologist, and before you head home, you’ll experience a Big Rock tasting session where you get to sample the latest and greatest on tap.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 12:30 and 3 pm
Where: Big Rock Brewery – 5555 76 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

Crescent Heights Community Show & Tell

What: A showcase of talents, skills, hobbies and interests in the Crescent Heights neighbourhood.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Crescent Heights Community Association – 1101 2 ST NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Maple Festival

What: This annual winter festival will take you through the history of the Sugar Shack – a French Canadian tradition – while showcasing Alberta’s Francophone, Metis and First Nations’ heritage. For its 17th edition, the event will expand within Heritage Park to be bigger and better than ever, providing ample entertainment for visitors of all ages. The two-day festival will feature several folk musicians and dance performances, the opportunity to visit an authentic replica of an early 20th-century sugar shack, a sugar shack brunch, many delectable local products at the new Maple Market, and a tasting of succulent maple taffy on snow.

When: Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild

What: The Flames face off with Minnesota Wild on March 2 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Plus Jarome Iginla’s #12 will be retired in a ceremony before the game.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Number retirement ceremony at 6:30 pm, game at 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bottlescrew Bill’s 25th Annual Beerfest

What: Bottlescrew Bill’s 25th Annual Beerfest features over 30 breweries and over 80 varieties of beer. Proceeds from this event go to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Bottlescrew Bill’s – Pub 140 10th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $30

Cabin Fever

What: Cabin Fever is Permaculture Calgary Guild annual winter celebration, education and social event. Take part in hands-on workshops, listen to interesting talks, enjoy the mini-market, local beer, cider, healthy food, and more.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 12:45 to 10:45 pm
Where: Sunalta Community Centre – 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50

Carnaval de Barranquilla / Colombian Carnival

What: Carnaval de Barranquila is a night to commemorate on the of the biggest carnivals in the world. Enjoy Carnival music, midnight entertainment, live DJ, and more.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Tropicalyyc – 1424 17th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert 2019

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert (CineConcerts/Facebook)

What: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dobby the house elf, and the famous, dreamy wizard-celebrity-turned Defense Against The Dark Arts Instructor Gilderoy Lockhart will be seen on the screen at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre for two shows this winter, accompanied by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra that will bring John Williams’ iconic soundtrack to life.

When: Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14th Avenue NW
Tickets: Start at $43, available online

The Philosopher Kings

What: The Philosopher Kings took the Canadian airwaves by storm during the 1990s, best known for their 1994 hit single, Charms. The Juno award-winning band is touring in support of their latest album, Return of the Kings.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 1000, 11500 – 35 Street SE Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday, March 3

Calgary Home + Garden Show

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What: Discover the latest in home decor, design, and more at the Calgary Home + Garden Show. Plus see HGTV Canada’s Todd Talbot & Carson Arthur LIVE on the Home + Garden Stage.

When: Now to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way, Calgary
Tickets: Online

YYC Food & Drink Experience

What: For 10 days, enjoy offerings from more than 50 of Calgary’s favourite restaurants, featuring multi-course prix fixe value-priced menus, along with optional Wines of British Columbia pairings. Plus there will be one-of-a-kind chef collaborations, international chef exchanges, intimate winemaker’s dinners, brunches and other delectable culinary events.

When: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships 2019

What: The top 24 men and 24 ladies in the world will compete at the ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships, held at the Olympic Oval (located on the University of Calgary campus).

When: Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 12 to 4:30 pm
Where: Olympic Oval – 288 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sashay Sunday Bingo & Drag Show

What: The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook Arch and The Texas Lounge are teaming up for Drag Bingo followed by an amazing Drag Show. Money raised and/or donated will go to support the chosen charities for Reign 42: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Alberta & NWT Chapter, The SHARP Foundation, Inn from the Cold and HIV Community Link.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Bingo at 4 pm, Drag Show at 7 pm
Where: The Texas Lounge – 308 B 17th Ave SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Community Day at Glenbow Museum

What: Glenbow, with support from Chevron Canada, presents their sixth annual Community Day, an event where everyone is invited to come together and visit Glenbow for free.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 – 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Monthly Life Drawing Session at the inkUbator

What: Instructor Carol-Ann incorporates mindfulness practice into learning how to draw the human form in a studio environment. Take part in a monthly life drawing session with a nude model. Bring your own supplies (sketch paper and drawing implements) – or first-timers can borrow them.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: The INKubator – Art, Science and Socialpreneurial Playground – 5111 Northland Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Free Brewery Tours at Red Bison Brewery

What: The tour starts off with an explanation of Red Bison’s name and why founder Steve started the brewery. Attendees will then see the homebrew system Steve used to brew beer on the balcony of his downtown Calgary condo, and talk about malt and how each of the flavours impact our recipes. After this, it’s a walk through our process for brew day and the fermentation process. Once the tour is complete, guests will be able to buy flights to try out beer and the kitchen is also open.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 1 pm
Where: Red Bison Brewery – 111, 3016 10 Ave NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Clutch

What: Frederick-based rock metal band Clutch bring their Book Of Bad Decisions Tour to Calgary with guests Big Business and The Inspector Cluzo. This event is all ages.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Hitmen vs Kooteney Ice

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Calgary Saddledome / Shutterstock

What: Calgary Hitmen face off with the Kooteney Ice at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Luca Lush

What: New York-based DJ, producer and remixer Luca Lush brings the Another Life Tour to Calgary with support by Silkq, Jams and Hontis.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Doors 9:30 pm
Where: The Hifi Club – 219 10th Avenue SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

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