Disney on Ice comes to Calgary March 24 2016
Leap day is over and spring has almost sprung! We’ve rounded up 31 things to do in Calgary (one for each day of the month) during the month of March:
Learn how the body moves at Body Worlds: Vital | Through May 31; Sun – Fri: 10 am – 4 pm; Sat: 10 am – 5 pm | $24.95 adults; $22.95 seniors; $20.95 youth; $17.95 child; includes admission to all exhibits at Telus Spark | Telus Spark, 220 St. George’s Dr NE | 403-817-6800 | www.sparkscience.ca
One of the world’s most groundbreaking travelling exhibitions is at Calgary’s science centre. The exhibition includes real human bodies that have been donated to science and preserved through a complex plastination process that preserves the structures in incredible detail. The bodies are displayed in dynamic poses that make the connection between body and movement. This in-depth exhibition is designed to inspire visitors to learn more about healthy living and disease prevention.
Travel back in time at Herein We Dwell: Unexpected Images of Calgary in the 1890s | Through May 29 | Wed – Fri 11 am – 4 pm; Sat – Sun 10 am – 4 pm; Closed Mon – Tue | $5 – $8.50 | Lougheed House, 707 – 13 Ave SW | 403-244-6333 | www.lougheedhouse.com
View a collection of vintage photographs that show what life in Calgary was like in the 1890s, the century in which the 125 year-old Lougheed House mansion was built.
Watch a thief seek revenge at Cockroach | March 1 – March 19 | Shows Tue – Sat at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2 pm; No show on Mon | $30 – $57 | Arts Commons, Martha Cohen Theatre, 205 – 8 Ave SE | 403-294-9494 | www.atplive.com
This play is based on the dark comedy novel by Rawi Hage. A treacherous lying thief is trying to survive in Montreal when he plots revenge on a man who hurt the love of his life.
Party like Jay Gatsby at The Prohibition | March 3 | 6 pm | $75 | Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, 15979 Bow Bottom Tr SE | 403-476-1310 | www.bvrrestaurant.com
Dress up in your best 1920s garb and enjoy a delicious three course meal at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant’s The Prohibition, a themed dinner theatre event.
Watch a children’s cartoon classic with Storybook Theatre | March 4 – March 19 | $16.00 – $22 | Storybook Theatre, 375 Bermuda Drive NE | 403-216-0808 | www.storybooktheatre.org
The Robert Munsch classic The Paper Bag Princess is coming to the stage! First published in 1980, this story has captivated the hearts of many as it follows Elizabeth, the young princess, who must save her prince after he is taken by the dragon.
Groove to Aretha and Marvin alongside the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra | March 4 – March 5 | 8 pm | $25 – $85 | Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 – 8 Ave SE | 403-571-0849 | www.calgaryphil.com
Join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Broadway vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Darius De Haas as they celebrate the music of the 1960s and 1970s.
Take a bite of Calgary’s dining scene at The Big Taste | March 4 – March 13 | Times vary | $15 – $25 for a 3 course lunch; $25 – $35 for a 3 course dinner; $65 for a 5 course dinner| Various locations | www.calgarydowntown.com
Foodies will flock downtown for specially priced set menus full of delicious cuisine put forth by some of Calgary’s best chefs and restaurants.
Munch on some sugar snow candy at the Calgary Maple Festival Des Sucres | March 6 | 10:30 am – 4 pm | $8 – $30 | Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. SW | 403-268-8500 | www.heritagepark.ca
Heritage Park and the Association Canadienne-Française de l’Alberta are putting on this new, sweet event that celebrates francophone music, culture, and food. Be sure not to leave without visiting the sugar market and trying the maple candy!
Take the kids to the silly and fun The Great Big Show | March 6 | 1 pm | $20 – $30 |Southern Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 – 14 Ave NW | 1-855-985-5500 | www.ticketmaster.ca
Beloved children’s TV characters max & Ruby, The Backyardigans, and The Little Charmers perform original, interactive songs.
Visit Glenbow for FREE on First Thursday Night | March 3 | 5 – 9 pm | Free | Glenbow Museum, 130 – 9 Ave SE | 403-268-4100 | www.glenbow.org
Enjoy free admission to Glenbow the first Thursday of every month. Current exhibitions include Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven and Kaleidoscopic Animalia.
See some new Calgary talent at the RCM Pop Up Concert | March 7 | 12 pm – 1 pm | Free | Suncor Energy Building, Main Lobby, 111 – 5 Ave SW | www.calgarydowntown.com
Out Loud YYC and the Royal Conservatory have teamed up to present RCM Pop Ups, a concert series showcasing some of Calgary’s budding talent in anticipation of the 45th Annual JUNO Awards in April.
Have the ‘Time of Your Life’ at Heritage Park | March 8 | Dinner reservations between 5 pm – 6:45 pm | $42.95 | Heritage park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW | 403-268-8500 | www.heritagepark.ca
Heritage Park hosts Dinner and a Movie, a fun, themed night out where guests enjoy a three-course dinner at Selkirk Grille Restaurant followed by a screening of Dirty Dancing in Gasoline Alley.
Prepare for zombie apocalypse at TELUS Spark | March 10 | 6 pm – 10 pm | $19.95 | Telus Spark, 220 St. George’s Dr NE |403-817-6800 | www.sparkscience.ca
What would happen if disaster struck and you could no longer rely on modern technology? Put down your smartphone and draw up a survival plan to figure out what basic necessities would be crucial. Music and a licensed cash bar accompany the evening.
See Nova Scotian comic Nikki Payne at Yuk Yuk’s |March 10 7 pm; March 11 7 pm, 10 pm; March 12 7 pm, 10 pm | $14.95 | Yuk Yuk’s, 218- 18 Ave SE | 403-258-2028 |www.yukyuks.com
This funny gal from Nova Scotia is known for her sharp tongue and trademark lisp, which have won her multiple Canadian Comedy Awards.
Meet the artist behind the art at .ko:n.fe.rō art gallery | March 11 | 7 – 10 pm | Free | 3635 Manchester Rd SE | 403-815-1912 | www.konferoart.com
Join .ko:n.fe.rō gallery at their exhibition and sale that celebrates their artists by displaying their work without a label so that the art can be enjoyed aesthetically.
Start your St. Patrick’s Day Party early at The Green Tie Affair | March 12 | 6:30 pm | $55 for members; $65 for non-members | Irish Cultural Society, 6452 – 35 Ave NW | 403-288-8641
The Irish Cultural Society is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a special edition of their annual Green Tie Affair. Cocktails, dinner, and a dance will all be part of the evening, as well as an Irish dance performance and a special guest speaker.
Plan a Pinterest-worthy wedding at the Boutique Wedding Market | March 12 & March 13 | 10:30 am – 5 pm | $5 | The Savile Room at The Commons, 1204 – 20 Ave SE | www.boutiqueweddingmarket.ca
Calling all brides and grooms to be! This two-day wedding expo will showcase some of Calgary’s most creative artists and vendors for the modern couple. Vendors include Paper Doll Events, Melanie Dawne Photography, and Little Me Paper Co.
Get spooked at the Turn of the Screw | March 12 – April 10 | Tue – Fri 7:30 pm; Saturday 2 pm &7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm |$25.00 – $59.00 |Vertigo Theatre, 161, 115 – 9 Ave SE | 403-221-3708 | www.vertigotheatre.com
Vertigo Theatre presents this chilling performance of Henry James’ classic horror novel. A young governess is caring for two orphans in a lonely English manor when she starts to see ghosts. Are they real, or in her imagination?
Bring the little ones to see their favourite rabbit | March 13 | 3 pm | $20 – $40 | Southern Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 – 14 Ave NW | 1-855-985-5500 | www.calgaryphil.com
As part of their Symphony for Kids series, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music and narration from Beatrix Potter’s beloved tales of Peter Rabbit and friends. Pre-concert entertainment will be provided by Dixieland band The Dixie Knights.
Rock out to female rock legends at the Queens of Sheba concert | March 14 | 7:30 pm | $85 – $135 | Southern Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 – 14 Ave NW | 1-855-985-5500 | www.ticketmaster.ca
Rock on! Influential female-fronted band HEART teams up with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to deliver the Queens of Sheba tour, guaranteed to make you sing out loud.
Celebrate The King at Return to Grace | March 17, 7:30 pm; March 18, 7:30 pm; March 19, 2 pm & 8 pm; March 20, 2 pm | $30 – $100 | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 – 14 Ave NW | 1-855-985-5500 |www.ticketmaster.ca
This heartfelt tribute to Elvis Presley will consist of over 30 dancers, singers, and musicians on stage to perform the classic hits.
Meet a bestselling author presented by Wordfest | March 15 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm | $15 | Calgary Central Library, 616 Macleod Tr SE | 403-260-2600| www.wordfest.com | Join Owl’s Nest Books, the Calgary Public Library, and Wordfest for an evening with Yann Martel, Canadian author of bestselling Life of Pi, in celebration of his latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal. This suspenseful story is a quest for meaning through three different individuals and their families.
Witness a whimsical puppet play with Vertigo Theatre | March 18, 7 pm; March 19, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm; March 20, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm | $20 |Vertigo Theatre, 161, 115 – 9 Ave SE | 403-221-3708 | www.vertigotheatre.com
Vertigo Theatre presents Old Man River, a puppetry piece that follows a grumpy old man who lives in a little house down by the river. One day, a magical creature leaps into his world and turns it upside down!
Shop for local goods at Market Collective | March 18, 4 pm – 9 pm; March 19, 10 am – 6 pm; March 20, 10 am – 6 pm | $5 | Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 – 1 St SW | www.marketcollective.ca
Head to Market Collective and shop for artisanal, local products including candles, clothing, bath and beauty products, and artwork. Delicious food vendors and live music will also be available all weekend.
Continue the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a traditional event at Heritage Park | March 19 | 6 pm | $79.95 |Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. SW | 403-268-8500 | www.heritagepark.ca
Heritage Park invites you to join them in celebrating St. Patrick’s day with a traditional feast complete with Guinness and Onion soup and spring leg of lamb. Fiddler’s Green, a fantastic Irish band, will perform, and a thrilling performance by the M.J.P. Academy of Irish Dance will take place.
Plan for adventure at the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show | March 19, 10 am – 6 pm; March 20, 10 am – 5 pm | $8 | BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE | 905-477-2677 | www.outdooradventureshow.ca
Over 300 exhibitors showcasing everything one could need for outdoor adventure and travel including clothes and equipment. Special guests and demos will occur.
See all your favourite Disney stars on ice | March 24- March 29 | $30 – $70 | Stampede Corral, 10 Corral Trail SE | 1-855-985-5500 | www.ticketmaster.ca
Join your favourite Disney princesses and princes from Tangled, Snow White, The Princess and the Frog, and more on their adventures, as costumed skaters perform stunts on ice.
Hunt for some chocolate eggs at the Calgary Zoo | March 25 – March 26 | 9 am – 3 pm | $16.95 – $24.95 | The Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE | 403-232-9300 | www.calgaryzoo.com
The Calgary Zoo has partnered with Cococo Chocolatiers for a wonderful Easter event for the whole family! Kids of all ages will love the sweet treats, fun crafts, bunny races, and face painting. Don’t forget to visit the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit, which is included with admission.
Boogie to the Bee Gees from Down Under | March 27 | 7 pm | $39.50 – $62.48 | Grey Eagle Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr SW | 403-385-3777 | www.greyeagleresortandcasino.ca
For fifteen years, The Australian Bee Gees’ multi-media show has electrified audiences with a contemporary perspective that celebrates the love of music of the Brothers Gibb.
Witness a Shakespearean classic tragedy | March 30 – April 16 | $30 | Vertigo Theatre, 161, 115 – 9 Ave SE | 403-221-3708 | www.vertigotheatre.com
The Shakespeare Company performs Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays of betrayal, love, and bloodshed.
Get spicy at the Calgary International Salsa Congress | March 31, 9:30 pm – 1:30 am; April 1, 6:30 pm – 3 am; April 2, 10 am – 3 am; April 3, 10 am – 11 pm | $25.00 – $250.00 | Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre St S | 403-717-1234 | www.calgarysalsacongress.com
It’s the dance show that sizzles! Watch the theatre-style productions featuring some of the best salsa dancers from around the world, including local professionals, and then try some of your own moves out on the dance floor at nightly parties.