Events in Calgary: March 31 to April 2, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities

1. Spring Fiesta Weekend

Come out and enjoy the spring skiing and boarding, with the added bonus of a DJ playing your favorite music, chill out in the Finish Line Lounge with some food and beverage while listening to those chilled out vibes. For the children (and some of you kidults !!) we will have a face painter and balloon artist. Details

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Saturday, April 01 to Sunday, April 02, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Nakiska Ski Area – 2 Mt Allan Dr, Kananaskis Country

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Regular Admission

 

2. $5 Laser Tag

Come celebrate Laser City’s Grand Opening with $5 games of Laser Tag! That’s right – just $5 per person per game for live laser tag action! Details

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Fridays to Sundays | April 1 to 9, 2017

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Laser City, #125 572 Aero Drive NE
Calgary

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$5 per player per game

 

3. The Three Musketeers

D’Artagnan longs to join the King’s Musketeers. But will his sharp sword and quick wit let him survive Paris’ treacherous labyrinth of gossip, slander, intrigue and duels? When the favour for the Queen’s handmaiden brings d’Artagnan afoul of the powerful Cardinal, the daring youth befriends three Musketeers. Together, they fight to defend the Queens honour and save the lady that D’Artagnan loves – but an intriguing woman know as “milady” has other plans. Details

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March 23 – April 8, 2017

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

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$25 – $35

 

4. Spring Rally in the Alley

Put yourself in the driver’s seat and get set for fun and excitement! Get your team together for a rally like no other. Build your own racer and watch it go. Take a Selfie dressed in historic racing gear. Join the pit crew and get your car back on track. Experience all the fun and fill up on games, crafts and activities. Enter to win our grand champion prize basket and more!! Details

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March 24 – April 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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Gasoline Alley Museum, Calgary

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Regular Admission
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II. Live Music

1. Lisa LeBlanc with special guest

Lisa LeBlanc came blazing out of her quiet francophone New Brunswick hometown (pop. 51) on an incandescent trail of banjo notes. Armed with fiery Acadian charm and a voice that sounds like it should belong to a road-seasoned veteran twice her age, at just 22 Leblanc became a bona-fide superstar in francophone Canada with her eponymous 2012 debut album.Details

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary

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$25.00

 

2. Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite

A rare meeting of musical minds, Hall of Famers Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite come to Calgary to share the stage for a stripped down tour of American roots music – an electric journey through rock, blues and folk from two of music’s most legendary bandleaders. Details

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Friday, March 31, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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

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$29-$69 + charges

 

3. Locomotive Ghost “Into the Glow” Album

Locomotive Ghost recently recorded their fourth full-length release, “Into the Glow”, with award-winning producers Russell Broom and Spencer Cheyne. The group supported the project with a successful crowdfunding campaign in the spring of 2016. “Into the Glow” melds earnest expression with contemporary folk music stylings and relatable indie-pop hooks. Details

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Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 11: PM

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Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave SE
Calgary

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$25.00

 

4. The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer

Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers evoke much more than just grisly nautical imagery. Armed with an arsenal of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and a road-worn Telecaster, the duo kick out raw and primal blues in the tradition of a ‘decades-deep blues style’ (Scott Brown, What’s up Yukon), while infusing the genre with a jolt of renewed energy. Details

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Friday, March 31, 2017 | 9:00 PM

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Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7 Avenue SE, Calgary

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$22.00 – $27.00

 

5. Land’s End Competition

Land’s End Competition and Workshop for Emerging Composers:
Land’s End Ensemble continues to celebrate 20 seasons of new music-making with the 17th edition of our Composers Competition! Join us for a behind-the-scenes look as we dissect and perform new works by three of Canada’s most exciting young composers. Throughout the evening, the composers will break down and discuss their works with the musicians, the audience, and a curated panel of judges. We invite you to put your ears and imaginations to work in voting for the Audience Prize at the end of the night. This event is presented in partnership with the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. Details

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Friday March 31st, 2017 | 7:30 PM -10:00 PM

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Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 206 University Court NW, Calgary

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Free

 

6. Sir James Galway & Friends

Globally renowned as “The man with the golden flute”! A flawless interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway has also crested the popular music charts, his appeal transcends musical boundaries. Hugely influential, with over 30 million recordings sold worldwide, his legendary expressive style spans an extensive range of genres. Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall

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$55.00 + charges.

 

7. Prairie Mountain Fiddlers

This will be a foot-stomping, toe-tapping afternoon full of good old-time fiddle music. This group plays for the people and for their love of the music. It is just good old fashioned fun! Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 02:30 PM

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

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$16

 

8.Instrumental Society of Calgary Concert

To help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the ISC presents Calgary’s brilliant Neil Cockburn and the ISC Virtuosi, 16 of Calgary’s finest musicians, all conducted by Rolf Bertsch, in this programme of works for winds featuring a brand new Canadian work especially composed for the occasion, Schafer’s youthful and exuberant harpsichord concerto and Richard Strauss’ powerful and most substantial work for winds. Details

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Sunday, April 02, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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

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$44 – $69+ charges

 

9. New Orford String Quartet

Four like-minded musicians formed the New Orford String Quartet five years ago with the goal of developing a new model for a touring string quartet. Their concept – to bring four elite orchestral leaders together on a regular basis over many years to perform chamber music at the highest level – has resulted in a quartet that maintains a remarkably fresh perspective while bringing a palpable sense of joy to each performance. The Quartet is joined by international soloists Cho-Liang Lin and Orion Weiss for a performance of Chausson’s Concerto for Piano, Violin & String Quartet. Details

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April 2, 2017 | 7 PM
April 3, 2017 | 8 PM

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Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, Calgary

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$35 to $45

 

10. Calgary Civic Symphony

The Calgary Civic Symphony continues to showcase the brightest of Calgary’s young musical talents, the winners of the 2017 Calgary Concerto Competition (C3): Angela Ryu, violin (17 years), Jessica Ma, piano (14 years), Joan Herget, cello (15 years) and Joshua Wong, piano (13 years). Details

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Sunday, April 02, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, Calgary

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$15.00 – $21.00

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

2017 Music Festivals in Alberta

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Calgary Opera Presents Turandot

Revel in Princess Turandot’s defiance, as she sentences potential suitors who can’t answer her three riddles to death. She meets her match when confronted by the clever Prince Calaf who tries to melt her icy heart with a game of his own. Details

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April 1, 5, 7 | 7:30 PM

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Southern Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

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$36.00 – $164.00

 

2. Girl Crush

One sunny, summer day, Sharron Matthews stood on a beach in Ontario and suddenly she found herself struck by a controversial idea that changed her life…forever. The Calgary premiere of award winning, world acclaimed cabaret artist Sharron Matthews, Girl Crush is a comic and moving musical tale that weaves Sharron’s singular re-imaginings of the diverse music of artists. Details

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March 20 – April 8, 2017

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Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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$25 Adult
$20 Student & Senior

 

3. 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

 

4. The Watershed | Porte Parole

In this sprawling political story – Annabel Soutar’s most personal documentary to date – a Montreal theatre artist leads her own family on a cross-country journey to investigate the forces shaping the future of our natural resources. Encountering leading freshwater scientists, government officials, activists and business leaders along the way, The Watershed captures Canada in a moment of acute political reflection in an increasingly polarized landscape. Details

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March 29 – April 1, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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

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$20 to $45

 

5. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

J. Pierrepont Finch is a window-washer with lots of dreams and some shady schemes, ready to make his ascent up the corporate ladder. Clever, calculating, and charismatic, Finch catapults himself from mailroom to boardroom, catching the eye of Rosemary Pilkington, an equally driven and opportunistic employee, on the way up. Slapstick gags, sharp wit, and show-stopping tunes come together in a musical extravaganza that cements this show’s place as a golden oldie. Details

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March 24 – April 06, 2017

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Front Row Centre Players
Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary

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$17 to $25

 

6. Funnyfest Talent Search

Funnyfest Talent Search and Comedy Workshop Graduates Compete: The 100 minute show Features: A great headline comic each week with 6 to 8 Competitors & Master of Ceremonies Comedian, Come watch the excitement and LAUGH as competitors compete to be one of the funniest and earn a chance to perform at the 17th annual FUNNYFEST Calgary Comedy Festival 2017. Details

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Saturdays, March 25, April 1,8,15,22 & May 6 | 7:00 PM

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North On Centre Pub Showroom (formerly NICASTRO’s), 2820 Centre Street N, Calgary

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$19

 

7. 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

 

8. Taking Flight 2017

UCalgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is excited to present the 2017 Taking Flight festival! For over a decade Taking Flight has celebrated the creativity and emerging talents of our students, undergraduate and graduate alike, by showcasing their broad range of projects across the performing arts. Details

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March 27 – April 5, 2017

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Various Venues, U of C

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Free & Ticketed events

IV. Sports, & Related events

1. Calgary Hitmen

2017 WHL Playoffs

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vs Regina Pats on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM
vs Regina Pats on Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary

 

2. Calgary Flames

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vs Colorado on Monday, March 27, 2017 | 7 PM
vs Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, March 27, 2017 | 7 PM
vs San Jose Sharks on Friday, March 31, 2017 | 7 PM
vs Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Annual Spring Craft Sale

The Bowness Community Association will be hosting its Annual Spring Craft Sale. Please come out and show your support of the many local crafters and artists in attendance. Details

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Saturday April 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Avenue NW
Calgary

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Free!

 

2. Airdrie Women’s Show “Just For Her”!

This premier 2 day event has something for everyone. With 40+ vendors, you’ll find personal service options, shop fashion, cosmetics and jewellery and have access to trending presentations and experiences. From healthy meals to finding your style, advice for work/life balance, starting a business, getting political to painting for inner peace. Details

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Airdrie Town & Country Centre
275 Jensen Drive NE Airdrie

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$5/day or $7 for weekend pass

 

3. Vintage & Antiques Sale

Unique and one-of-a-kind items are awaiting you at Calgary’s top historical shopping destination. The Heritage Park Vintage & Antiques Sale has something for everyone! Twice a year, the coveted Heirloom Program storage rooms are emptied out and items not required for Park programming are placed on sale to help us raise funds for ongoing restoration and education programs. Whether you are looking for furniture, toys, china or jewellery, you’re sure to find that perfect treasure from the past. Details

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April 1 – 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Celebration Tent, Heritage Park

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Free

 

4. Learn Traditional Healing

Participants are introduced to core shamanism and initiated into the classic shamanic journey for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, healing, problem solving, and restoring spiritual power & health. Details

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April 1 & 2, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Springbank Equestrian Society Hall, 25 Robinson Rd. Calgary

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$295

 

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