5 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, March 17

Mar 17 2017, 4:36 pm

Happy Friday Calgary! You’ve made it to the weekend so whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s something for you to do today.

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Festival of Animated Objects

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 

Curated Market

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

Star Treck: The Starfleet Academy

Calling all Treckkies! 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

Alice in Wonderland

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

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

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: Friday, March 17 at 7:00pm vs. Dallas
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