15 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 11:10 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 29 and March 4.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Happenings 3

  • What: Join Arts Commons for a free party, where there will be free screenings of art appreciation, performances, and several art installations.
  • Where:  Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Monday, February 29 at  6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

  • What: During February, participating Calgary cafes and restaurants craft some of the best and unique hot chocolates to support Calgary Meals on Wheels.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until Monday, February 29
  • Cost: Prices vary

Exposure Photography Festival 2016

  • What: In a world of camera phones and Instagram, the art of photography has fallen by the wayside. The Exposure Photography Festival hopes to help change that.
  • When: Now until Monday, February 29
  • Where: Various venues

Doc Soup 2016

  • What: Critically acclaimed documentaries from around the globe are set to be screened during Doc Soup, Presented by the International Film Festival.
  • Where: Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire – 200 Barclay Parade SW
    Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, March 2; April 6
  • Cost: $15

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

  • What: Celebrating their 90th world tour anniversary, The Harlem Globetrotters bring some basketball wizardry for the whole family.
  • Where: Scoticabank Saddledome
  • When: Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $23 to $150


  • What: The award-winning Snakeskin, is Benoît Lachambre’s multimedia, poly-sensorial performance.
  • Where: Theatre Junction Grand – 608 1 Street SW
  • When: Wednesday, March 2 to March 5
  • Cost: $27 for students and artists under 30/ $45 for general

WowFest Magic Arts Festival

  • What: WowFest Magic Arts Festival aims to bring that special feeling of wonder to both adults and children alike with its series of hour-long shows that kick off on March 2 in Calgary.
  • When: Wednesday, March 2, March 8, and March 12
  • Where: Lantern Church – 1401 10 Ave SE; Cardel Theatre – 180 Quarry Park Blvd; Rotary Performing Arts Centre – 3 Elma St E, Okotoks
  • Tickets: Available online

Fondue Class for Two

  • What: Janice of Janice Beaton Fine Cheese will be sharing her classic recipe plus two favourite twists on traditional Swiss Fondue. You will get to try and taste all three recipes as well as drink some delicious wine.
  • Where: Wednesday, March 2 from 6:15 to 8 p.m.
  • When: Janice Beaton Fine Cheese – 1017 16 Avenue SW
  • Cost: $80

Free First Thursday Nights at the Glenbow

  • What: Free admission to the Glenbow Museum every first Thursday of the month.
  • Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, March 3 from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Love Her

  • What: The Love Her gala in Calgary raises money for Ovarian Cancer Canada. It’s an evening of fashion and honouring the women in our lives.
  • Where: Hotel Arts -119 12 Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $125

The Big Taste Calgary

  • What: For 10 days, Calgary’s finest foodies come to downtown in celebration of world-class cuisine. Participating restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus, giving Calgarians the chance to try the best each restaurant.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 13
  • Cost: Varies

Barn Dance

  • What: Join in the fun at the Barn Dance presented by The Calgary Fiddlers Association and learn a few new dances while you’re at it.
  • Where: Thorncliffe-Greenview Community Hall – 5600 Centre Street N
  • When: Friday, March 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $60 for families

The Paper Bag Princess: a musical

  • What: Meant for anyone ages 6 and up this fantastical play will take you on a journey with a feisty princess and her hapless prince, based on a Robert Munsch children’s story book.
  • Where: Beddington Heights Theatre  – 375 Bermuda Drive NW
  • When: Friday, March 4 to Saturday March 19
  • Cost: $21 for adults, and $16 for children

Canmore Winter Festival: World Cup Edition

  • What: Celebrate the season and a popular community tradition for more than 20 years at the Canmore Winter Festival. A total of two World Cup events will be a part of the carnival along with 45 days of non-stop fun including events like, snow sculpting, ice carving, and Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt races.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until March 13
  • Cost: Varies

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)
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