5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, March 16

Mar 17 2017, 1:01 am

Our wonderful winter warm up is finally here! There’s lots happening in the city today and outdoor activities for you to enjoy once again.

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

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

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

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy

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

String Garden – Kokedama Workshop

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

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
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