Events in Calgary: March 17 – 19, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Alice’s Wonderland

– Alberta Ballet. Tumble down the rabbit hole and enjoy every minute of Edmund Stripe’s critically-lauded, delightfully fun Alice in Wonderland. Follow Lewis Carroll’s timeless heroine into a world of clog dancing, flowers coming to life and rabbits that are perpetually late. Alice entertains the whole family as she weaves her way through our decadent Wonderland. Details

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March 16 to 18 2017

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium,
1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

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$24.00 – $124.00

 

2. Festival of Animated Objects

Breathing life into the inanimate and giving expression to the inert, the Festival of Animated Objects brings world-class artists to engage and entertain audiences of all ages through the innovative and sophisticated art of storytelling through mask, puppetry and animated objects. Details

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March 16 to 18 2017

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Various Venues – Calgary

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Free and ticketed events

 

3. Creating Newspaper Marionettes

What can you do with piles of newspaper, spools of string and rolls of masking tape? Make a puppet of course! Believing that limitations are the source of ingenuity Ali will coach participants on how to make something wonderful from old news. – Ages 10+ Adults welcome Details

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 10AM – 12:00 PM

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Warehouse 534, 534 9 Av SE, Upstairs
Calgary

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$15

 

4. Paper Folded Birds

This month WP Puppet Theatre is joining the Festival Of Animated Objects with a free drop-by puppet making workshop! Cut, fold, colour and glue! It’s that easy to make your own feathered friend puppet with fun paper sculpture techniques. Celebrate real or imaginary birds that can sing, squawk or flap their wings. Materials and tools supplied. Details

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 12:00 PM -5:00 PM

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Arts Learning Centre, across from the cafe in the Arts Commons

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Free

 

5. Canada 150: Stories that Transform a Nation

Join TALES Calgary for our concert “Canada 150: Stories that Transform a Nation” where we’ll celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial in the oral storytelling tradition. Storytellers, poets and musicians will present stories and songs about our nation’s history and diversity. Details

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

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Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Kensington Close NW
Calgary

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Single tickets: $15, Family: $40

 

6. Symphonic Sorcery: The Music of Harry Potter

Relive the intrigue, magic and wonder of the first six Harry Potter stories… all on the wings of music. Enjoy the magical compositions of John Williams and Nicholas Hooper as they create a world filled with witches, wizards, warlocks and muggles, hosted by a delightful old wizard who guides you through Harry’s thrilling years at Hogwarts Academy. Details

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 3:00 PM

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

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$35 – $40 + charges

 

7. 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

 

9. 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

 

10. Free Community Day

Glenbow, with generous support from Chevron Canada, presents our fourth annual Free Community Day. For one day only, regular admission will be waived as we invite Calgary to come celebrate our Spring exhibition season. We can’t wait to see you. Details

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Sunday March 19, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary

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Free

 

II. Live Music

1. Avital meets Avital

Avital meets Avital is a dialogue between two musicians who come from different worlds but share a common richness of musical heritage. GRAMMY®-nominee mandolinist, Avi Avital, comes from a classical tradition whilst award-winning bass virtuoso and oud player, Omer Avital, is an acclaimed jazz performer and composer. Details

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Mount Royal University Conservatory – 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W., Calgary

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$44 – $69+ charges

 

2. Ashley MacIsaac & Members of The Barra MacNeils

Cape Breton’s Celtic sensation Ashley MacIsaac and members of The Barra MacNeils join forces with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for Calgary’s hottest party. Eastern Canada meets West in this all-star spectacle featuring traditional Irish dancing and some sizzling fiddling from the Orchestra’s Assistant Concertmaster Donovan Seidle. Details

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Friday, March 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall

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$25.00 – $85.00 + charges.

 

3. Tanya Tucker

A defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent. Details

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 9:00 PM

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Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 1000, 11500 – 35 Street SE, Calgary

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$61.95 – $72.45

 

4. When East Meets West

Celebrate Canada’s 150 th with the coming together of eastern and western music brought to you by the professional Chinese zither (GuZheng) player Vicky Su from the Alberta Chinese Zither Association, along with a collection of talented young musicians. These musicians all come from different ethnic backgrounds and have come together to perform both eastern and western musical pieces to celebrate the birthday of our multi-cultural country. Details

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 7:30PM

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Bella Concert Hall , 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary

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$20.00 – $80.00 + charges.

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

2017 Music Festivals in Alberta

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Gracie

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. Assassinating Thomson

Award- winning and critically acclaimed Visually Impaired visual artist Bruce Horak lives with 9% of his vision and has, over the last two years, painted a series over 400 unique portraits which attempt to capture the way that he sees, aptly named The Way I See It. Details

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March 14 to 18, 2017

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The Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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$20

 

4. 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

 

5. 4th Annual Variety Show to Conquer Cancer

Some of Calgary’s best known comedic talent will take the stage for the 4th Annual Variety Show to Conquer Cancer to benefit the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer, and the Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors. It’s hilarious fun to raise money to support clinical trials and research at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Join us and stand-up comedian Trent McClellan, Improv artists Andrew Phung and Renee Amber, magician Carisa Hendrix, musical guest, Bitch Motel, puppeteer Jennifer Lynn Bain, and your hosts Barry Piercey and Rob Stefaniuk. Details

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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The Loose Moose Theatre, SW Entrance at Crossroads Market

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$30

 

6. 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

 

7. Beauty Love Truth w/James Jordan

The Kinkonauts present Beauty Love Truth, a show where guest artists inspire improvised scenes. Our guest this week: James Jordan, Magician! Details

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Rose Room – The Alexandra Centre, 922 9th Ave SE
Calgary

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General: $10, Students: $5

 

8. 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. Spring Welcome

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 16 – 19, 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 Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, March 13, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Boston Bruins on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Dallas Stars on Friday, March 17, 2017 | 07:00 PM
vs Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 07:30 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary

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3. Calgary Hitmen

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vs. Kootenay Ice on Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary

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4. Hard Knocks Fighting Championship HK54

Hard Knocks Fighting Championship is a premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, showcasing the world’s elite, up and coming athletes on a global stage, from right here in Calgary.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM

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Winsport Markin MacPhail Centre
88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary

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V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Week Day Events

Trout Unlimited Canada Calgary Conservation Dinner and Auction: The fun-filled evening will feature an outstanding array of trips, art, services and merchandise and provides the financial foundation for Trout Unlimited Canada’s work in stream restoration, scientific research and education. Details

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM @ Hyatt Regency Calgary | $300

Janet Melrose Garden Talk – Growing Great Soil. Details

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March 15, 2017 | 6:30 to 8:30 PM @ West Hillhurst Community League, 1940 6th Avenue NW, Calgary | $10

 

Making Waves Fundraising Gala: Join us for a special evening featuring a cocktail hour where you can mingle with local Olympians, silent auction, followed by dinner and keynote presentation from Olympic Gold Medalist, London 2012 Chef de Mission, Rio 2016 CBC Broadcast Team Member and Special Olympics Canada Board of Directors member, Mark Tewksbury. Details

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM @ Charbar, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary | $175

 

R&R Care: 5th Anniversary & Open House: Join us in celebrating 5 years of service with R&R. We will have prizes, snacks, refreshments, live music and of course – birthday cake! Learn about the services we offer and how you can become involved in making a difference in your community. Details

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Drop in anytime between 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ R& R Care, 15403 93 Ave, Calgary | Free

 

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 18 – 19, 2017

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

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Free!

 

3. Curated. Spring Market

80 fabulous vendors selling handmade and curators of vintage. Furniture, home decor, jewelry, accessories, repurposed, upcycled, clothing, sweets and so much more. PLUS a mini market of mini makers, all under the age of 18, in our Lemonade Stand by Curated section.Details

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Friday, March 17, 2017 | 5:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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Bowness Community Association – 7904 43rd Ave NW, Calgary

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Market Eve: $11.00
Public Market: $4 at the door

 

4. St. Patrick’s Day at the Market

Join us for a toe-tapping good time on St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy performances by the Coshquin School of Irish Dance, decorate a shamrock kids’ craft, snap a ‘Blarney Stone’ selfie, and a chance to win Market Bucks too!! Details

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Friday, March 17, 2017 | 10:00AM-3:00PM

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Calgary Farmers Market, 510-77th Ave SE

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Free

 

5. Prana Yoga Festival

Our community of yogis is hungry for growth and connection, and the Prana Yoga Festival is finally here to serve that. Welcoming yogis from beginner to experienced instructor, this will be a weekend full of inspiration, motivation, and too much fun. Prana includes a variety of classes from yoga, meditation, nutrition, movement, and lifestyle delivered by industry experts, a lounge to help foster connection, and a marketplace where our amazing partners will be welcomed to come display and sell to our yogis. Details

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March 17 – 19, 2017

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Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary

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$90 – $120

 

6. Calgary International Auto & Truck Show

The 2017 Calgary International Auto & Truck Show features the latest and greatest from the automotive industry. Come get an up close and personal look at some of the most incredible cars, trucks, vans, and more in the world. Details

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March 16 – 19 2017

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Calgary International Auto & Truck Show – BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary

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$10 – $38

 

7. Calgary Bike and Multi-Sport Show

The Calgary Bike and Multi-Sport Show is a consumer trade show involving everything bike and multi-sport focused! It you’re interested in the latest gear, events, races or training, this show is for you! There will be something for everyone at this show, from racers to kids to bike commuters. Details

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March 18, 19 2017 | 10:00 AM – 04:0o PM

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Big Four Building, 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary

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$5 – $10

8. St. Patrick’s Dinner

Kick-off St. Patrick’s Day at the Big Rock Brewery Brewmaster’s Dinner. Spend a fun and entertaining night at Calgary’s Heritage Park, enjoying food and music in a historic atmosphere. This dinner, served in four courses features innovative craft beer with Heritage Park’s Irish-fusion culinary delights. Following dinner is a spectacular musical performance by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ashley MacIsaac! Details

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6:00-11:00 PM

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Gasoline Alley – Heritage Park Historical Village
1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary

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$119/person

 

9. Wine Stage

Sexy, stylish and sophisticated, Wine Stage celebrates its 18th year as Calgary’s premier wine and food event. At this dramatic fundraiser for One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, guests will savour the world’s finest wines from the city’s best wine merchants, expertly paired with the succulent culinary creations of Calgary’s most celebrated restaurants. Details

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM -10:00 PM

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Gasoline Alley Grand Exhibit Hall, Heritage Park 1900 Heritage Drive SW

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$125.00 – $155.00

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