Hairspray, March 19 to 24 at The Jubilee

Wullie MacCrimmon

Curling takes an intriguing turn in Alberta Theatre Projects’ second production of the season, which runs from February 20 to March 10. Set in the 1930s, the Canadian play sees shoemaker Wullie MacCrimmon go up against the devil in a Black Bonspiel curling match.

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Festival of Animated Objects

Back from March 8 to 24, the Festival of Animated Objects showcases mask and puppet arts through performances, talks, workshops and films. This year’s events include a family-friendly robot puppet workshop, the opening reception of a stop-motion puppetry showcase and a screening of animated shorts at Nanton’s Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre.

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SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond

Escape to outer space at Telus Spark’s latest exhibition, which is on now until October 2024. The immersive experience envelopes guests in breathtaking space imagery, exploring the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Saturn’s rings, the Artemis missions and more. Access to the exhibit is included with general admission and memberships.

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National Geographic Live – Lindsay Zanno: T. rex Rises

National Geographic Live casts a spotlight on some of the most interesting explorers, scientists, photographers and filmmakers in the world as they share their research and experiences with live audiences at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

The latest edition, on March 10 features paleontologist Dr. Lindsay Zanno, whose work is focused around Cretaceous dinosaurs. This is your chance to learn more about the evolution of the Tyrannosaurus rex and Cretaceous climate change.

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Travel back to 1960s Baltimore this month at Broadway Across Canada’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray. Songs like “Good Morning Baltimore and “You Can’t Stop the Beat” will have you dancing in your seat as you follow Tracy Turnblad’s journey to get on The Corny Collins Show. Catch one of the eight Calgary performances from March 19 to 24

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YYC Pickleball

Calling all pickleball fans! There’s a new spot to get your fill of this low-impact sport that’s having a major resurgence. YYC Pickleball’s large northeast facility is home to seven pickleball courts where you can take classes, participate in tournaments, drop-in for open play or book a court to play with friends. Paddle and ball rentals are available.

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Food and Drink Experiences

YYC Food & Drink Experience, March 15 to 31 at various locations

Taste the City

The newly launched and locally created Taste the City app helps you discover and explore local restaurants with its self-guided restaurant tasting tours. Once you book a timed tour, you’re sent digital directions on where to dine and when to walk to the next spot. Try three or four-stop tours that take you to restaurants in areas like Stephen Avenue, 17th Avenue or Inglewood.

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Kick off the month with some vino at Winefest. On March 1 and 2, the BMO Centre will be filled with vendors offering a huge range of drinks from red wine, to port, to dessert wines, as well as sweet and savoury hors d’oeuvres.

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Le Petit Chef

The star of Calgary’s newest dining experience is a six-centimetre chef who makes a big impression. Staged at Bistro Novelle Restaurant at The Dorian hotel, Le Petit Chef features an animated table show (done using 3D video projection) with a mini chef character preparing a four-course meal. At the end of each course’s video, you receive a real plate of food. The multi-course meal includes caprese salad di burrata, seafood bisque, AAA Alberta beef striploin and crème brûlée (vegetarian and children’s menus are also available).

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Bottlescrew Bill’s 29th Annual Beerfest

This event on March 2 , brings together more than 30 breweries and features over 80 beers to try. The basic $40 pass includes 15 beer sampling tickets, which can be exchanged for 2- to 4-ounce samples of any beer. If you run out too quickly, extra sample tickets can be purchased for just $2. Proceeds benefit the Mustard Seed Street Ministry. To date, the event has raised more than $50,000.

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Chardonnay with a Cube of Ice at Park by Sidewalk Citizen

Park by Sidewalk Citizen has launched its latest Salon Series event — Chardonnay with a Cube of Ice. The event, which runs on Sundays, honours women in science by bringing in a guest speaker for a night of hard science, hard liquor, and hardcore dancing. Currently, Dr. Elise Fear, Professor and Associate Head – Research in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary is slated for March.

Tickets are $50 and include the guest speaker’s talk, finger food, and, of course, a dance party by DJ PCA at the end. Each event allows for up to 50 people and tickets can be purchased via the link in their Instagram or through the “Salons” tab on their website, where you can find other exciting events just like these hosted at Park by Sidewalk Citizen.

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YYC Food & Drink Experience

This festival casts a spotlight on Calgary’s exciting dining scene. From March 15 to 31, dozens of Calgary restaurants are offering special multi-course, prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch and/or dinner that showcase the city’s culinary talent. You can also check out special events like a five-course Indian-Mexican dinner pop-up at Fonda Fora, a Dalmore whisky experience at Hawthorn and more.

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St. Patrick’s Day Events

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a weekend, there are far too many events to list, but here are some of our favourites.

The Original St. Patrick’s Day Road Race 2024 

This outdoor road race has been going strong for more than three decades, and you can take part in this year’s edition on March 17th. Don some green running gear and choose between a 5K or 10K run that starts and ends at Central Memorial High School. The race supports Calgary Road Runners and Diabetes Canada. Visit for more information on the race and how to register.

St. Paddy’s Day Beer & Whiskey Tasting

What’s St. Paddy’s Day without beer and whiskey? We don’t want to find out. On March 15, Co-op Wine & Spirits will host an exclusive St. Patrick’s Day Irish beer and whisky tasting event from 7 to 9 p.m. at two of its locations — Beddington and Oakridge.

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Live Music at Whiskey Rose

On March 17, Whiskey Rose will feature The Dust Collectors and Cabot’s Crossing for a combination of alternative folk and traditional Celtic music from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are available through Showpass.

Dueling Pianos

On Saturday, March 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. two pianists will compete on the keys, performing new and old Irish hits at Millican Ogden Community Association Hall.

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James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend at the James Joyce Irish Pub, which will have live music Fraid Knot and a full Irish menu, which of course includes green beers. VIP tickets are available, giving you the right to skip the line and be entered for door prizes.

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Hidden Spot Entertainment’s Lucky Charms Showdown

On March 15, Hidden Spot Entertainment and Arcade Bar bar will host a flurry of St. Patrick’s Day mini games and events for those aged 25 and up. There will be prizes for best costume and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance through eventbrite.