Events in Calgary: March 10 – 12, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities

1. Alice’s Wonderland

Alice’s Wonderland is an adaptation of the novel and stories by Lewis Carrol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice is a 12 year old girl who, while sitting with her sister, falls asleep and enters a wonderland of fanciful characters each adding their own humor and dimension to the adventure. Through all the absurdity and whimsy, Alice learns a great deal about life and growing up in a precarious world. Details

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March 9 – 18, 2017

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The West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary

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$18.50 – $24.95

 

2. The Urban Jungle Book

Michael is a foster child with a vivid imagination. Whenever the world gets a bit much for him, he retreats into the amazing world inside his head, and the people in his life become the characters from his favourite story – The Jungle Book. Details

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March 3 to 18, 2017

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StoryBook Theatre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

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$16 – $21

 

3. Princess Confidential

It’s a dark and stormy night when a mysterious stranger darkens Detective Reid Simon’s doorway. She claims she’s a Princess, but she doesn’t remember her castle, her kingdom or even her own name. Time is running out. Can Detective Simon help this forgetful femme fatale by solving the case? Details

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March 3 – 12, 2017

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RPAC Theatre, 3 Elma Street East
Okotoks

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$15 Adults and $10 Children

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II. Live Music

1. Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro became an overnight viral YouTube star with his energetic, complex, and melodic ukulele renditions. This Hawaiian virtuoso has since gone on to collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma, Ziggy Marley, Lyle Lovett, and more, taking this seemingly simple instrument to new heights and sharing his passion and positivity at 140 shows a year. Details

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
205 8 Ave SE Calgary

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$29-$59 + charges

 

2. The Leahys

The Leahys is a Canadian powerhouse of six musical siblings who have been playing together their entire lives. This family of instrumentalists, singers and dancers brings a rare level of originality and musicianship to the stage. This originality includes music that The Leahys writes, arranges, and produces. Known for their unique blend of musical styles and genres, their repertoire is more distinct than ever. Details

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Bert Church Live Theatre
1000 East Lake Blvd NE, Airdrie

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$40.95 – $103.95

 

3. Antigona

The story of Sophocles’ classic play Antigone resonates with the roots of flamenco, which is based not in any one culture or region, but on the strength of family. Noche Flamenca’s Artistic Director Martín Santangelo was inspired to create a flamenco interpretation focusing on her humanity and her quest to bury her brother, regardless of the circumstances. The mission of Noche Flamenca is to create a diverse theatrical body of performance through song, music and dance that expresses a rigorous, spell-binding aesthetic in the form of flamenco. Details

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Bella Concert Hall
4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W., Calgary

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$44 – $69+ charges

 

4. The Second City Guide to the Symphony

This one-of-a kind comedy revue meets orchestral music event has garnered rave reviews. Pairing popular classical works including Mozart and Wagner alongside the hilarious comedy talents of The Second City comedy troupe, this concert provides a wry look at the classical world’s musicians, composers, traditions and history and celebrates symphonic music with a smile. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

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$20.00 – $80.00 + charges.

 

5. Through the Decades

Travel musically through the decades with the talented performers in the FRC community and be the first to learn our 2017-18 season! Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 06:30 PM

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Alexandra Dance Hall
Alexandra Centre Society – 922 – 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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Dinner & Show — $35

 

6. Choralfest Jazz Spotlight Concert 2017

 
Featuring performances by Toronto’s HEATHER BAMBRICK (Female Vocalist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards), renowned Edmonton based ensemble FORM, and Calgary’s outstanding BISHOP CARROLL VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Wine-Oh’s Bistro and Cellar – 811 1 Street SW, Calgary

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$15.00

 

7. Arts in Motion

Join us for Alberta’s winterguard and drum line championships – Arts in Motion 2017 will be bigger and better than ever with a full day of events on Stampede Park!Following the event at 9:30 PM there will be a special Stampede Showband Alumni gathering at Vagabond, just across the street from Stampede Park. All alumni are invited to attend, even if you can’t make the day’s earlier events! Details

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Saturday March 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM– 9:00 PM

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Stampede Park – Corral and Boyce Theatre, Calgary

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$10 – $20

 

8. John Wort Hannam

John Wort Hannam John is a wonderful singer known for his unique take on the simple day-to-day dramas of common folk. With a keen eye for the quirky, this storyteller shares the personal and the profound. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Crescent Heights Community Hall – 1101 – 2nd Street NW, Calgary

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$25

 

9. Jazz in the Woods

Tyler Hornby B3 Trio will be bringing the groove to the third instalment of our Jazz in the Woods series. Featuring Steve Fletcher on B3 organ and Aaron Young on guitar in addition to Hornby on drums, the music for this trio is filled with hard-core swing and funk grooves. Details

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM -9:00 PM

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Triwood Community Centre – Charleswood Hall
2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW, Calgary

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Adults: $15, Kids: $5

 

10. Ice and Fire

Spiritus will be accompanied by a string ensemble as it tackles works like Raminsch’s Ice & Fire, Ryan’s Valediction, Tavener’s The Tyger, Esenvalds’ Rivers of Light, and the world premiere of Braden’s The Ice Seasons. Details

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 3:00 PM

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Bella Concert Hall , 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary

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$20 – $30

For Food events, Nightlife/Club concerts and events, see section VI.

 

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Gracie – Enbridge New Canadian Play

Gracie’s world is full of faith and family, but as a fifteen year-old girl born into in a polygamous community, she feels increasing pressure to conform. Will she dare to take the leap and step into the outside world? In this stunning new show for one actress, we see the world through Gracie’s eyes. A gripping and tender story about growing up unusual. Details

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February 28 – March 18, 2017

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Martha Cohen Theatre – Arts Commons, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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$25 – $72

 

2. 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. Details

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March 7 – April 1, 2017

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Max Bell Theatre in the Arts Commons

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$35.00 – $117 + charges

 

3. To The Pain That Lingers | Virginie Brunelle

 
Virginie Brunelle is an exciting young choreographer at the forefront of the Montreal dance scene. In À La Douleur Que J’ai, she offers a poetic work that is sometimes romantic, sometimes crude, but always informed by her ongoing investigation of human relations. Brunelle explores our connection to each other and the link that can never be truly broke. Details

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March 8 – 11, 2017 | 08:00 PM

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Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1st St. SW, Calgary

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$20 – $45

 

4. Derek Selinger’s “The Gift”

“The Gift “is the essence of the art of magic and illusion played out in a two-hour feature-length theatrical performance through the talents of award-winning illusionist and master magician Derek Selinger. Experience the art of altered perception through the lens of Derek’s unique talent that will not only leave you mystified and entertained, but also inspired and uplifted by the magic of life itself. Details

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Friday, March 10, 2016 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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Jack Singer Concert Hall
205 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

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$32.75 – $102.75

 

5. It’s Only A Play

A celebration of theatre at its best! Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally, last seen on Broadway in 2015, It’s Only a Play details the opening night anxiety of a new Broadway play. With the playwright’s career hanging in the balance, a group of insiders have staked themselves out in an upstairs bedroom to await the reviews while the party of the year rages on downstairs. Alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender – and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage! Details

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March 10 – March 18, 2017

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Joyce Doolittle Theatre
Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

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$42.5 – $55 +charges

 

6. The Big Snooze Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Calgary, 1942. An oil tycoon hires Dick Savage, Private Eye & Caterer, to get back a piece of stolen art. But mix in mysterious mistress, jealous wife, Dick’s secretary, along with olive oil, blackmail & espionage & the result is murder most foul! With quotes from 1940’s films such as ‘The Big Sleep’, ‘Casablanca’, & ‘The Maltese Falcon’. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 6:00 PM- 10:30 PM

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Century Downs Racetrack & Casino,
260 Century Downs Drive, Rocky View County

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$65.00

 

7. MADbeatz – Music. Art. Dance.

MADbeatz – MUSIC. ART. DANCE.
– a festival presentation by Three Left Feet

Join us for full evening showcase of rhythm and movement featuring local and international performers. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM – Midnight
10:00PM Dance Party

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Evergreen Community SPACES
#2 – 1709 8 Avenue NE, Calgary

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$35

 

8. Rabindranath Tagore’s Shyama

Adaptation of Tagore’s popular dance-drama SHYAMA through Indian semi-classical and folk dance styles. Live english subtitles will be available. Details

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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Greek Hellenic Community of Calgary
1 Tamarac Cres SW, Calgary

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$10 – $25

 

9. Our Man in Havana

Jim Wormold is a British expatriate living in 1950’s Cuba and is struggling to pay for his daughter’s extravagant lifestyle. When the British Secret Service offers him a plum position as their “man in Havana”, he literally can’t afford to say no. There’s just one problem: he doesn’t know anything! Former Vertigo Artistic Director Mark Bellamy returns to direct this hilarious, fast-paced romp through the world of espionage. Details

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March 11 – April 9, 2017

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Playhouse – Vertigo Theatre
115 – 9th Ave SE, Calgary

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$29 – $61

 

10. Crime Does Not Pay

Recognized internationally for work that is incisive, heartwrenching and darkly funny, Calgarians David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor have spun a true story into a brand-new musical that will plant gorgeous songs and explosive ideas in your head. Details

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March 2 – 11, 2017

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Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary

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$25.00

 

11. Loose Moose Theatre Events

@ Loose Moose Theatre Company, 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary – Tickets :$12 – $15

 

Gorilla Theatre

Improvised comedy deluxe!

Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 | 08:00 PM –Details

 

IV. Sports, & Related events

1. Winter Farewell

Competitions in this Tournament range in height from 0.70m to 1.40m. Experience competition up-close and in the indoor comfort of the Equi-Plex. Details

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March 9 -12, 2017

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Spruce Meadows18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

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Free

 

2. Calgary Flames

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vs. Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, March 13, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary

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3. Calgary Hitmen

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vs.Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday, March 10, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 04:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary

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4. St Patrick’s Day Run

Join us for our 10th Annual Legacy St Patrick Race in support of Family Mental Health of First Responders and Military Personnel.

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March 11, 2017

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Eau Claire Market Calgary

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V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. CPAWS Wild Soiree 2017

We are celebrating 50 years of conservation of some of the most cherished places in the province, and Canada is turning 150. We’ve lined up some famous and beloved Albertans for the occasion, including father and son outdoor adventurers and authors, Ben and Will Gadd. Alberta singer/songwriter and storyteller John Wort Hannam and guests will provide the music for the evening. It promises to be a fun night that celebrates the successes of the people who helped CPAWS preserve the special places all Albertans cherish. Details

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Macdonald Hall, SAIT – 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary

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$125

 

2. Spring Fishing Classic

Bass Pro Shops’ Spring Fishing Classic offers sportsmen and women, kids, and families interested in fishing the opportunity to enjoy 17 days filled with the latest fishing gear, tips, outdoor celebrities, giveaways, and more. This weekend we’ve got a full house for you! Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Pro Wes David (who you may have seen on Fishing the Wild West TV) and his fishing partner and Bass Pro Shops Pro Chuck MacPherson, will join us at our 25,000 Gallon Freshwater Fish Tank to talk all things FISHING! The great thing about our tank demos is that they can show you exactly how the fish will react to their choice lures and techniques! Details

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March 10th-12th “Local Pro Weekend”

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Bass Pro Shops, 1122-261055 CrossIron Blvd, Rocky View

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Free!

VanArts Info Session: Come and join us to hear about our one-year professional diplomas in Animation, Game Art, Visual Effects, Photography, Web Development, Broadcasting and Acting, and see how graduates from VanArts are finding great success in their own careers! on Wednesday, March 8th – 6:30pm to 8pm (Doors Open 6:00pm) @ Quickdraw Animation Society – 2011 10th AVE SW, Calgary

3. Holi Hungama 2017

Holi is an Indian spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the Colours of Unity & Love – an opportunity to forget all negativity and indulge in some great fun. It is traditionally celebrated in very high spirits of fun and love.Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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The Magnolia Banquet Hall – 900 – 5075 Falconridge Blvd. N.E., Calgary

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$45 – $65

Full Moon Bike Ride! – Eau Claire Plaza, Barclay Parade SW on Saturday, March 11 | 8:00 PM

4. Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo

The Red & White Calgary Comic & Toy Expo offers comics, toys, manga, original artwork, role-playing games and much, much more! Details

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 10AM – 5PM.

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Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium, 1833 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

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$5

 

5. Beauty and the Bizarre

When Anand Varma takes a photograph of a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar from the inside, he doesn’t want to you to be disgusted. He wants you to be astonished. After all, he’s devoted years of his life to perfecting his techniques to create dramatic, bizarre—and beautiful—images of the miniature world around us. Through these truly unique images, he reveals the secret life cycle of the honeybee, captures the lightning-fast behaviours of hummingbirds, and offers a rare glimpse at our world’s small wonders.Details

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Sunday, March 12, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Monday, March 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

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$44.00 – $89.00

 

6. Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience

Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to life-long fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.. Details

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February 4-June 4, 2017 | Telus Spark Hours

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TELUS Spark, 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary

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General Admission

VI. Food Events/ Sunday Brunches & Night Life Events

1. The Big Taste

Feast on avant-garde cuisine, tasting menus and buffets, and sip BC VQA wines between bites. Three-course lunches and dinners, and five course gourmet dinners are on the menu and yours to experience. Details

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March 3 – 12, 2017

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Various Restaurants, Downtown Calgary

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$15& up

 

2.Adults Only Night: The Human Age

Humans have had an impact on geology, and there’s a movement to name the current geological age after us – “The Anthropocene.” Come explore the impacts we have made on geology and the environment, and what we’re trying to do about it. Details

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 6:00 PM -10:00 PM

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Telus Spark, 220 St. George’s Drive NE Calgary

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Regular Admission

 

3. Food & Wine Pairing

Let us take you on a journey, with an overview of beginner wine education. We learn about their unique aromas, food pairings and help you develop a profile of your wine palette accompanied by food pairings.. Details

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | 6:30 PM -9:30 PM

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The Bro’kin Yolk
#130, 12580 Symons Valley Road NW, Calgary

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$45 per person

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4. KFC Cooking School

KFC Canada is opening its doors and letting customers behind the counter with the world’s first KFC Cooking School. Students have the chance to attend one hour classes where they’ll learn how to cook KFC’s finger lickin’ good chicken. The class, led by a real KFC cook, will teach you to make your very own bucket of the Colonel’s best. Details

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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KFC Calgary, 5012-16 Ave. NW, Calgary

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$5

 

5. Club/Nightlife Events

 

March 9, 2017

Valley with The Young @ The Gateway

The Flat Whites @ The Blues Can

Big Little Lions, Over the Moon @ The Ironwood Stage & Grill

Ladies First! | Showcase vol. 66 @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage

March 10, 2017

Borgeous – Electric Disco @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Troy Turner @ The Blues Can

Tim Buckley Band @ The Ironwood Stage & Grill

Prime Time Big Band Brunch @ Ironwood Stage and Grill

Port Juvee SXSW kick-off w/ Bad Animal and guests @ The Palomino

Bad Company UK Loadstar DC Breaks – Ram Records 25 Years @ Distortion

Rocky Mountain Angels, The Betrayers, Counterfeit Jeans, Dane @ Nite Owl

The Jon Day Trio + Johnny Summers @ Lolita’s Lounge | 07:00 PM, tickets at the door
Canada Loves Dilla Tour w/ DJ Spinna + Illa J (live) @ The Hifi Club

The Dreadnoughts w/ K-Man & The 45s @ The Dickens

March 11, 2017

Illy @ The Gateway

Troy Turner @ The Blues Can

Michael Jerome Brown @ The Ironwood Stage & Grill

No Problem, Gawker and Torture Team @ The Palomino

Tommy Kruise @ The Hifi Club

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