21 things to do in Calgary this week: March 27 to April 2

Mar 27 2017, 9:59 pm


It’s finally warmer outside, making it the perfect week to get out and do something. If you want to stay indoors, the Flames are back at the dome this week making their playoff push.

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

Music Movie Mondays

  • What: If you’re a Pink Floyd fan – this free March event is definitely for you. The Blues Can will be screening Pink Floyd’s The Wall, while you sit back and relax with some appetizers, drinks and popcorn. You won’t want to miss out on this unique and interactive evening.
  • Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE
  • When: March 27 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
  • Cost: Free

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Will we make it to the playoff’s 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. Cheat weekend!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When:
    • Monday, March 27 at 7:00pm vs. Colorado
    • Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00pm vs. LA
    • Friday, March 31 at 7:00pm vs. San Jose
    • Sunday, April 2 at 7:30pm vs. Anaheim

Taking Flight Festival

  • What: UofC’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is excited to present the 2017 Taking Flight festival. For over a decade Taking Flight has celebrated the creativity and emerging talents of our students, undergraduate and graduate alike, by showcasing their broad range of projects across the performing arts. In addition to our regular Drama performances, this years festival has expanded to include an interdisciplinary performance, the popular [email protected]Noon and [email protected] events, as well as several Music concerts.
  • Where: University of Calgary
  • When: March 27 to April 8
  • Cost: Admission varies per event

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

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

  • What: The Hitmen have worked hard this season! Come show them some love and cheer them on as they push through during the playoffs.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When:
    • Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm vs. Regina
    • Thursday, March 30 at 7pm vs. Regina

FunnyFest COMEDY WORKSHOP Dress Rehearsal

  • What: With Stu Hughes, MC, and a fantastic headliner – you can spend your night laughing as you watch students preform in a comedy workshop. This free event is a great way for you and some loved ones to let loose and have fun this month.
  • Where: Buffalo Bob’s Showroom – 3715 51 Street SW
  • When: March 28 at 8pm
  • Cost: Free

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

Winter workshops

Macaron 101 Baking Class

  • Where: Ollia Macarons and Tea – 810C 16th Avenue SW
  • When: March 21 and 28
  • Cost: $100/person

Macrame Plant Hanger with Lune Obvallata

  • Where: Greater Goods – 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: March 29
  • Cost: $65


  • What: Spend an evening at the theatre and dive into this powerful and entertaining story that document’s Canada in a position of acute political reflection in an increasingly polarized landscape. This is a personal documentary for Annabel Soutar, and it will leave you only wanting more!
  • Where: Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1st Street SW
  • When: March 29 to April 1
  • Cost: $45

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

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite

  • What: A rare meeting of musical minds, Hall of Famers Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite come to Calgary to share the stage for a stripped down tour of American roots music – an electric journey through rock, blues and folk from two of music’s most legendary bandleaders.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Friday March 31 at 8pm
  • Cost: $29.00 – $69.00

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

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

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

Calgary Civic Symphony Rising Stars

  • What: The Calgary Civic Symphony continues to showcase the brightest of Calgary’s young musical talents, the winners of the 2017 Calgary Concerto Competition (C3):  Angela Ryu, violin (17 years), Jessica Ma, piano (14 years), Joan Herget, cello (15 years) and Joshua Wong, piano (13 years).
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $15 – $21

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