5 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, March 24

Mar 24 2017, 4:31 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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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton’s country music career has taken many twists and turns, but it was really launched when he released his first solo song “What Are You Listening To?” in October of 2013. Ever since Stapleton has swept award shows and played sold out stadiums with other country music legends. His sound is not your typical country twang, but it will be sure to get your toes tapping when he plays the Saddledome on March 24!

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: March 24
  • Cost: $36-$70

Russian Masters: Tchaikosky and Prokofiev

Konstantin Shamray, an Internationally Acclaimed piano Performer, will blow you away with his dazzling performance as he brings to life Prokofiev’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 4.

  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: March 24 and 25
  • Cost: Varies depending on seats

Market Collective

Everyone’s favourite local market is back for yet another month! Sip on delicious beverages, while munching on delectable bites and shopping a whole slew of local brands, artists, and makers. They have everything from clothing designers to home decor to photography artists available all weekend at the market. Also, don’t forget to participate in their famous photo booth! What will their theme be for this month?

  • Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 – 1 Street SW
  • When: March 24, 25 and 26
  • Cost: $5 for the weekend. Kids under 12 are FREE

Drawn to Nature Workshop

Tap into the creative side of your brain and learn how to draw still-life pictures with the Walter-Philips Gallery. During the after hours of the Banff Park Museum, you will be taught by gallery members and artists, to increase your observational and drawing skills within a cultural platform in the museum. Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome and all the materials will be provided.

  • Where: Banff Park Museum National Historic Site – 91 Banff Avenue, Banff Avenue
  • When: March 24
  • Cost: FREE