15 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:12 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between March 11 to 13.

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


Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven

  • What: Bliss plays Piano Concert No. 2 as well as Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. 
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: March 11 and 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

The Fight or Flight Response

  • What: Theatre meets martial arts: A young man begs his friend to be his corner man in his first professional fight
  • Where: Joyce Doolittle Theatre, Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
  • When: Now until March 19 – Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Calgary Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show

  • What: Silver Cove presents the 2016 Calgary Gem Show running in March.
  • Where: 4207 41 Avenue SW
  • When: March 11 to 13; Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

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: Saturday, March 12
  • Where: Rotary Performing Arts Centre – 3 Elma Street E, Okotoks
  • Tickets: Available online

Pop Up Saturdays!

  • What: Just along 17th Avenue there will be vendors selling handmade, local items, every Saturday.
  • Where: Fallen Angels Creations – 827 17 Avenue SW
  • When: Now until Saturday March 28 – noon to 5 p.m.

Playing Our City

  • What: Calgarians working with professional musicians to “play” the environment and create a unique and stunning piece of music
  • Where: Central Library – 616 McLeod Trail South, Calgary
  • When Saturday, March 11 – 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Calgary Hitmen vs. Edmonton Oil Kings

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Edmonton Oil Kings.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

16th Annual FunnyFest Talent Search

  • What: Eight participants host a two hour show to get a spot in June’s 16th annual FunnyFest.
  • Where: Nicastro’s Pub – 2820 Centre Street NE
  • When Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

Boutique Wedding Market

  • What: Wedding expo of Calgary’s most creative artists and vendors.
  • Where: The Commons – 1204 20 Avenue SE
  • When: March 12 and 13 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $5

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: Now until Sunday, March 13
  • Cost: Varies



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 Sunday, March 13
  • Cost: Varies

The Paper Bag Princess: a musical

  • What: Meant for anyone ages six 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: Now until Saturday, March 19
  • Cost: $21 for adults, and $16 for children

Homestyle Breakfast Buffet

  • What: Savour all of your breakfast favourites
  • Where: Heritage Park at Wainwright Hotel – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Sundays only until May – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $18 for adults, $11 for children (under 12), Children 2 and under free

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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