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25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: March 29 to 31

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Daniel Chai Mar 29, 2019 5:00 am

Say so long to March with a full weekend of events! Here are 25 things to do around Calgary on Friday, March 29, Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31. Calgary Night Market, Public Roller Skate Party, and more.

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

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Friday, March 29

2019 AUArts SA Spring Show + Sale

What: Check out what Calgary’s emerging artists have created during the school year at the bi-annual Show + Sale presented by the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association – AUArts SA. This unique public art market invites you to view and purchase over 3000 pieces of handmade works. Whatever your preferred form, you’ll find it here: paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, ceramics, glass, fibre, jewellery, sculpture and more.

When: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm (Friday), 12 to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Alberta University of the Arts – 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: By Donation

Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

What: Calgary Flames take on the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome as they gear up for the NHL playoffs.

When: Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Calgary Night Market 2019

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What: The market will offer attendees a chance to shop local vendors, enjoy a live DJ, partake in some games, and most importantly, get in on some tasty grub. According to the Calgary Night Market Facebook event, attendees will have their pick of Yummy Churros, The Dumpling Hero, and Vietnamese street foods.

When: Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market — 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
Admission: Free!

Rigoletto Taste of the Opera

What: Explore opera from the page to the stage with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring opera to life. Featuring lively discussions with key members of cast and crew of upcoming productions, Taste of the Opera events are held on select Friday evenings prior to each production. Enjoy food samples from the region in which the opera takes place, and mingle with other opera lovers – whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned fan.

When: Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, panel 7 pm
Where: Mamdani Opera Centre – 1315 7th Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: $30– buy online

Crossroads Market

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

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

Saturday, March 30

The Little Vegan Spring Market 2019

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The Little Vegan Market

What: The market will have a full line-up of vegan-friendly businesses selling their products – whether you’re purchasing for yourself or for a friend, there’s plenty to browse, and it’s all 100% vegan. Browse the market to see all the delicious things that can be made without the use of meat, dairy, or any other animal products, and the cruelty-free wares don’t stop at the food (though there will be plenty of that). Possible purchases will also include beauty products, housewares, and more.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Marda Loop Communities Association – 3130 16th Street SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Roughnecks vs San Diego Seals

What: The Calgary Roughnecks face off with the San Diego Seals in NLL action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Lindsay Kay

What: Lindsay Kay will be back in her hometown of Calgary to perform music from her new album For the Feminine, by the Feminine. The album, which explores themes of consent, toxic masculinity, reclaiming feminine power, and more, has been widely received and critically acclaimed. Featuring special guest Amy Nelson.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm
Where: New Central Public Library – 800 3 Street SE Calgary
Tickets: Online, $35

Public Roller Skate Party with Calgary Roller Skate

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Woman roller skating (Giovanni Love/Shutterstock)

What: Lights, music, and a 15,000 sq.ft. of beautiful wood floor to get your skate on. There will be a family skate, followed by a night skate with a DJ. Roller skates and inline skates are welcome. Skate rentals available on a first come first serve basis for $5, and you are welcome to bring your own quads or inline skates.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Family Skate), 9 to 11 (Night Skate)
Where: JVC Centre – #130, 10 Smed Lane S.E, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Jon Bryant

What: Current CBC Radio Top 20 multi-instrumentalist Jon Bryant creates dreamy folk built on subtle grooves and shimmering vocals to pack an emotional punch. Halifax-born Bryant explores the conundrum of connection on his forthcoming full-length debut for Cult Classic.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Late Late Breakfast Show presents Born to Fun

What: Born to Fun is the story of Canada’s most prolific fictional underground folk-rock songwriter, Sprice Bringsteen, told as autobiography by the legend himself. Told in the format of a sketch comedy show – sketches, songs, nostalgic montages, and mind-melting guitar solos – Born to Fun is a love letter to love, letters, music, comedy, Spruce, and growing up in Canada. Right on!

When: Now to Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Birds And Stone Theatre – 204 16 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Charity Fashion Show: Gender X Fashion

What: The UCalgary Fashion Network presents its second-annual Charity Fashion Show: Gender Diversity in Fashion, in partnership with the University of Calgary Students Union and Suit Up!. Enjoy an evening of creativity, innovation, and conversation and explore gender fluidity and the boundaries of its expression in fashion. Featuring local designers, brands, and stylists from Calgary, and a special performance from YYC Vogue Community.

All proceeds will be donated to the Calgary Queer Arts Society, a charitable organization that uses storytelling mediums to humanize social justice issues through a queer lens, and provides opportunities for learning, community, and celebration in Calgary and Alberta.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, University of Calgary
Tickets: Online

Avenue Q

What: Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Presented by Front Row Centre Players.

When: Friday, March 29 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Kokanee Retro Weekend in Fernie, BC 2019

What: Fernie is hosting a Kokanee Retro Weekend, inviting skiers and snowboarders alike out to the mountain in their freshest 70s and 80s threads. One-piece ski suits, spandex, neon colours, and headbands are all welcome for the fun, which will feature DJs blasting throwback tunes and Kokanee beer on tap. Beer gardens are open from 1 to 6 pm, plaza entertainment will run from 3 to 6 pm, and the entire night will end off with a Hot Tub Time Machine Party at The Griz Bar from 9 pm to midnight.

Any Calgarians that are planning to make the three-hour drive out to Fernie for the festivities should keep in mind that it is BC, so the after-hours party at Griz Bar will only be available for those who are 19 and older. Cover for the party and plaza events is free, though a ticket up the slopes will cost adults $110 for the full day.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: All day
Where: Fernie Alpine Resort
Tickets: Full day lift tickets are $110 for adults, cover to the retro parties is free of charge

“The Three Little Pigs and B.B. Wolfe”: A free Eco-Inspired Musical Theatre Performance for Families 

What: A slapstick musical theatre romp for young audiences by award-winning Alberta playwright, Jana O’Connor. B.B. Wolfe is a climate scientist, tasked with getting three stuck in their ways little pigs to think and act with stewardship in mind while learning to embrace energy-efficient building practices for a changing climate.

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: Evergreen Community Spaces – #2, 1709 8 Avenue NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Sunday, March 31

The Rock-A-Palooza Gem & Mineral Show 2019

Precious Gems (Anna Soelberg/Shutterstock)

Precious Gems (Anna Soelberg/Shutterstock)

What: Silver Cove is partnering with Spruce Meadows Congress Hall to present Rock-A-Palooza Gem & Mineral Show. Family friendly and free admission

When: Now to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Spruce Meadows Congress Hall – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, De Winton
Admission: Free

Night Tubing at Canada Olympic Park 

What: For the remainder of this winter season, the Acura Tube Park will be open on select nights from 5 to 7:30 pm, allowing business-hour-workers the chance to go for a few slides — without the hassle of the crowded slopes on the weekend. If not night tubing, the park is also open on most weekend days from 10 am to 1 pm or 2 to 5 pm.

When: Thursday to Sundays in March
Time: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Winsport Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

We Matter: Open House & Community Art Project

What: In support and celebration of Queer and Trans Students, GSAs and Trans Day of Visibility, Skipping Stone Foundation will be hosting an open house and community art project. The afternoon will be full of food, drink, art, fun and lots of community and chosen families. As part of the event, there will be a ‘Community Art Project’, in which everyone who attends will be encouraged to fill a small canvas with words and images of affirmation, support or expression.

When: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Skipping Stone Foundation – 201 108 13th Ave NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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
TicketsOnline, $55

The Wedding Study Market + Open House

What: Browse beautiful displays for inspiration, shop The Wedding Study’s market of amazing wedding (and non wedding) retail, pick-up a copy of Dote Magazine and snap a pic with The Local Booth on their famous blue couch.

When: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Wedding Study – 409 11 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch

What: The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch features over 35 vendors under one roof over one counter. Crafts, food vendors, and more.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Fridays), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Where: Symons Valley Ranch – 14555 Symons Valley Road
Admission: Free

Sun’s Out Guns Out Rail Jam

What: Wrap up WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park’s winter season by showing off your jaw-dropping skills and win some amazing prizes. Featuring five categories of competition.

When: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW Suite 140, Calgary,
Register: Online. $20 in advance. $25 at the door

Nerd Night March

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What: Nerd Night features a variety of board games, D&D and video games. The end of the night features a door prize draw, plus there will be a Hitman challenge throughout the night with the winner receiving a choice of gaming card.

When: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Tungsten Tavern – 5421 11st NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Roar: Exploring Queer History and Gender Identity

What: Calgary’s queer history, historical and contemporary gender roles, and feminine identity will be creatively explored and celebrated at Lougheed House in Roar: Exploring Queer History and Gender Identity, an 11-week festival comprised of two museum exhibits and 11 immersive programs and parties.

When: Now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Lougheed House – 707 – 13 Avenue SW, Calgary
More InfoOnline

Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolffe Mystery

What: Eleven years ago, wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Herold tossed her only son Paul onto the streets to fend for himself. Now, realizing the error of her ways, she has come looking for one last chance to make amends…only to find he’s been accused of murder! Mrs. Herold needs help, the kind that only detective Nero Wolfe and his stalwart assistant, Archie Goodwin, can provide. Adapted by Joseph Goodrich, presented by Vertigo Theatre.

When: Now to April 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Playhouse – 115 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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