23 things to do in Calgary this week: March 13 to 19

Mar 13 2017, 11:20 pm

It’s finally warmer outside, making it the perfect week to get out and do something.

From a big 4 game homestand for the Flames to plays and concerts, there’s lots to keep you occupied.

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Yoga at the GRAND

  • What: Make the most of your Monday and take some time to just breath, while enjoying a relaxing yoga class at Theatre Junction during your lunch hour!
  • Where: Theatre Junction Grand – 608 1 Street SW
  • When: Every Monday at 12:15 pm
  • Cost: $10 Drop-in

The Urban Jungle Book

  • What: Michael is a foster kid with a vivid imagination. Whenever the world gets a bit much for him, he retreats into the amazing world inside his head, and the people in his life become the characters from his favourite story – The Jungle Book. But when Michael’s real father comes back to claim him, his world is turned upside down and he must find the courage to live in the real world and find the true meaning of family. The Urban Jungle Book is recommended for ages six and up.
  • Where: Storybook Theatre – Beddington Heights Theatre  – 375 Bermuda Drive NW
  • When: Now until March 18
  • Cost: $22.05

Run 5-8K with The Outsiders Run Club

  • What: Is running a marathon or just simply getting back into shape one of your new year’s resolutions this year? Tackle this goal once and for all and join the Outsiders Running Club. There is no charge, just bring yourself and your running shoes and join Joanna Magnik of The Sweat Style for a 5-8K run every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm!
  • Where: East Village Riverwalk plaza – 618 Confluence Way SE
  • When: Every Tuesday
  • Cost: FREE

Tuesday night Jazz at Betty Lou’s Library

  • What: Calgary’s new cocktail joint has announced Jazz Tuesdays for the month of March. Enjoy handcrafted drinks, swinging jazz with the Speakeasy Jazz Trio featuring Jeff Sulima, (drums) Mark DeJong (sax) and Steve Fletcher (keys), and a new spot that will take some detective work to get into.
  • Where: Betty Lou’s Library – Speakeasies – 908 17 Avenue SW
  • When: Every Tuesday in March – 8pm start

Art + Wine Workshop: Colour Play With Artist Kayla Alty

  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10th Avenue SE
  • When: March 14
  • Cost: $100/person

Watercolor Pillowcases

  • Where: National on 8th
  • When: March 14
  • Cost: $60

Check out some live Music on Music Mile

  • What: 2016 was the year of music here in Calgary, and the music industry in our city is now booming as a result. Spend date night at one of the many venues on YYC’s Music Mile, between Inglewood and East Village, and be entertained by some of our city’s best local talent at a live show, while enjoying a few drinks with your significant other. See the list of venues and performances here!
  • Where: Music Mile – between Inglewood and East Village
  • Cost: FREE

Handcrafted: A Kick Off to St. Patrick’s Day Brewmaster’s Dinner

  • What: Get the party started early for St. Paddy’s Day this year at the Big Rock Brewery Brewmaster’s Dinner at Gasoline Alley. Enjoy a four-course Irish-fusion dinner, each paired with a fitting Big Rock Brew all curated by Big Rock’s Brewmaster Paul Gautreau. After dinner guests will be entertained by a surprise musical performance that will toast to the occasion!
  • Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: March 16
  • Cost: $119 per person or $850 for a table of 8

A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • What: Based on the bestselling novel by the author of The Kite Runner, this hauntingly beautiful story reveals the strength of the human spirit. In war-torn Afghanistan, two women are brought together by fate and cruelty. Together they will forge an unlikely friendship that leads to an act of unbreakable love.
  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 220 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Now until April 1
  • Cost: $55 – $106

Learn to Ski/Snowboard at Never Ever Days

  • What: Is learning to ski/ snowboard something that has always been on your bucket list, but never gets ticked off? Skiing/ snowboarding can be a large investment and be a bit intimidating for those who haven’t been shredding POW since you were 5 years old. For only in the Never Ever Day’s ultimate beginners package you can rent all the equipment that you need, along with a beginner lift ticket and a lesson all included for only $25 on select days at resorts across Canada. This is the perfect opportunity to see if the sport is right for you!
  • Where: Over 70 participating resorts across Canada
  • When: Throughout the 2016/17 Season
  • Cost: $25

String Garden – Kokedama Workshop

  • Where: 934 17th Avenue SW
  • When: March 16
  • Cost: $85

Alice in Wonderland

  • What: Jump down the rabbit hole with Alice and relive her magical adventures with Mr. Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts in this beautiful rendition of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic. Choreographed by Edmund Stripe, The Alberta Ballet does a spectacular job of reenacting even the best moments of Alice’s endeavors in Wonderland through colourful sets, costumes and innovative technology, giving life to moments such as when she grows and shrinks from simply eating a biscuit. This show is great for a family night out and will entertain those of all ages. However, don’t be late!
  • Where: Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: March 16 to 18
  • Cost: $29

Johnston Canyon Ice Walk

  • What: The National Geographic Traveller Magazine named Banff one of it’s “Best of the World” destinations for 2017, making us Albertans very proud of our hidden little secret, that is no longer very hidden. With your free 2017 Park Pass, head up to Banff for a day trip or a weekend get away and check out some of the beauty it has to offer. This Ice Walk is located only a few minutes away from the Town of Banff, and will take you take you through the frozen waterfalls of Johnston’s Canyon and is a breathtaking experience that you that will leave you in awe of nature’s capacities. Be sure to dress in proper winter gear – it will be a bit chilly!
  • Where: Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff
  • Cost: Adult (13 and up) $68, Child (8-12) $42

Curated Market

  • What: Shop the latest and the greatest gems from local artists and makers at this two-day market. Here you will find unique little treasures to decorate your life, that are made with love and the passion of a small business owner. It doesn’t get much better than that!
  • Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43 Avenue NW
  • When: March 17 and 18
  • Cost: $4

Drake Yoga and Brunch

  • What: Find your zen while listening to Canada’s greatest. Take part in a Drake themed yoga and brunch at Commonwealth on Saturday. After an hour long vinyasa class led by our resident yogi Bronwyn Hendry stay for a custom brunch crafted by Chef Pigot from Home and Away.
  • Where: Commonwealth Night Club – 731 10 Avenue Southwest
  • When: Sat, March 18 from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Cost: $20-$33

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Will we make it to the playoffs or not? Who knows! Regardless, come cheer on the Flames in a sea of red, while consuming dome beers and delicious pizza, nachos, and hotdogs. Homestand week, we’re with you Flames.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When:
    • Monday, March 13 at 7:00pm vs. Pittsburg
    • Wednesday, March 15 at 700pm vs. Boston
    • Friday, March 17 at 7:00pm vs. Dallas
    • Sunday, March 19 at 7:30pm vs. LA

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy

  • What: Calling all Trekkies! Having opened on February 4, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will be at TELUS Spark until June 4, 2017. Upon entering the exhibit, you’ll become a Starfleet Academy cadet recruit.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until June 4, 2017
  • Cost: Adults $29.95

Craving Kensington

  • What: This March, Calgary Food Tours is bringing back everyone’s favourite, Craving Kensington. On this 3-hour walking-tour, you will eat your way through this inner city village at some of the foodie hotspots, while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area! Bon appétit!
  • Where: Meet at Pulcinella Ristorante – 1147 Kensington Crescent NW
  • When: Thursday’s in March to November 2017
  • Cost: $115

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

  • What: The Hitmen have worked hard this season! Come show them some love and cheer them on in their four home games this March.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Saturday, March 18 at 7:00pm vs. Cranbrook

Tanya Tucker

  • What: You may know her from her very first hits, Delta Dawn and What’s Your Momma’s Name, as Tanya Tucker has been lighting up the stage since the early 70’s. Join her for and evening and relive all her old hits and the memories attached to them. It will be a night that will take you back in time, while you create new memories with this country music legend!
  • Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 11500 – 35 Street SE
  • When: March 18
  • Cost: $60-$70

Go skating outdoors

  • What: Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!
  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

Check out WinSport’s Acura Tube Park

  • What: Calgary’s only tube park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and it opens for the season on Saturday, December 17. The park is located on the main hill, which allows tubers to take advantage of the washrooms, eateries, retail store and other amenities located in the Frank King Day Lodge. It features 10 lanes, each of which are 200 metres in length.
  • Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Festival of Animated Objects

  • What: Animated objects, also known as puppets, have the ability to capture an audience in all it’s emotions, making them laugh until they cry. Enjoy this 2-week long festival full of various shows happening around the city, along with all ages events, fun workshops, and shows that narrate different stories and adventures, while bringing to light the life of a puppet.
  • Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: March 16-19
  • Cost: Free-$40 

Dog Sledding in Canmore

One of the most ancient, and still very practical, means of transportation in frigid climates, dog sledding is an activity Canada is famous for. Luckily for us, a short drive away in Canmore there are three different companies that offer dog sledding tours in the scenic Rocky Mountains.

Howling Dog Tours, Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions, and Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours all offer incredible, personalized experiences. Try out a tour this winter and take part in a long standing Canadian tradition.

They can be reached by phone at:

Go Curling outside

  • Where: St Patricks Island has set up a curling lane for public use so everyone can try their hand at the game. You can play in teams, as pairs, or even make up your own rules (just don’t tell anyone)
  • Where: St Patricks Island – 430 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Daily 9am to 7pm until the end of March
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