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Calgary Events

6 things to do in Calgary this week: Nov 20 to 26

By SILVIA PIKAL

SPEEDY GONZALES LUNCH SPECIAL

Everyday between 11 am to 3 pm, enjoy two classic tacos and a mini guacamole at Anejo for $13. Add a margarita for $6.

Anejo, 2116 – 4 St SW, anejo.ca (more…)

11 Remembrance Day Services in Calgary

By MICHAELA RITCHIE and SILVIA PIKAL

The Field of Crosses stands watch over Memorial Drive each year from Nov. 1-11. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Legacy Project.)

November 11 marks the advent of a time-honoured tradition of reverence and memoriam for people all across Canada, and the world. Our city’s veterans and military personnel host a swath of fine services, concerts, and parades to pay their respects and memorialize their fellow Canadian troops. If you’re looking for the perfect way to remember our fallen soldiers and give thanks for the freedoms you enjoy because of their sacrifice, here is our guide to some of Calgary’s most popular Remembrance Day gatherings. (more…)

7 things to do in Calgary this week: November 6 to 12

By SILVIA PIKAL

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE

Mireya Mayor—primatologist, explorer and National Geographic Channel wildlife correspondent—is sharing her adventures from all over the globe on November 6. Through stories, photos and film clips, she’ll take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look at life in the field, including her discovery of a new species of lemur while on expedition in Madagascar.

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 – 8 Ave SE, artscommons.ca  (more…)

20 Things To Do in Calgary in November

By MICHAELA RITCHIE and SILVIA PIKAL

Corb Lund comes to Calgary on Nov. 2. (Photo courtesy of Corb Lund.)

Just because the weather is quickly taking a turn for the worst here in Calgary, doesn’t mean you and yours have to be stuck inside this month! Here’s our recommendations for getting out around town and making the most of what Calgary has to offer in November: (more…)

4 Must-See Films at Calgary International Film Festival

By SILVIA PIKAL AND MICHAELA RITCHIE

With more than 200 features and short films being screened from Canada and 40 other countries, there’s plenty of choice at the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). Here are four must-see films playing until the festival’s last evening on October 1. (more…)

30+ Things to Do This July

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Yahoo—it’s Stampede time! That’s not all that’s happening in Calgary, though. From star-gazing to show-jumping, here’s more than 30 events and activities to keep you busy all July.
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Escape to Calgary and Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

Aug. 5, 2016
By Naomi Witherick

Fancy a taste of the city during your mountain vacation? Calgary is a dynamic and friendly urban oasis at the foot of the Canadian Rockies.

Canadian Rockies, Calgary, places to stay

Why Calgary?

Just an hour and a half from Banff, Calgary is right on your doorstep if you’re staying in the national park. If you’re flying through Calgary International Airport, the city a great place to explore before or after your time in the mountains.

From historic sites to urban glitz, the city is pocketed with eclectic districts. Sample the unique shops, funky bistros and buzzing nightlife in Kensington Village, Stephen Ave Downtown Pedestrian Mall, Inglewood and 17th Avenue SW. With endless bike and walking paths (many along the Bow and Elbow Rivers), it’s very safe and child-friendly. (more…)

Discover the Calgary Folk Music Festival

The crowd at The Calgary Folk Music Festival. Photo: Lynne Hawrelko.

One of Calgary’s most beloved summer events, The Calgary Folk Music Festival, runs Thursday through Sunday at Prince’s Island Park. Music fans and families flock to the city’s large urban park to enjoy the warm weather, take in music and comedy performances on seven stages, sip suds in the beer garden and savour the tastes of numerous food kiosks. The festival’s Johanna Schwartz gives Where Calgary the inside scoop on what 2012 festival attendees absolutely must see.

Twilight Stage programming
On Friday and Saturday night our Local 501 Stage 4 becomes the Twilight Stage, where the vibe is an up close and personal dance party. On Friday it’s funk night with Blitz the Ambassador, Shad and Melvin Gibbs Elevated Entity. On Saturday (more…)

Hot Date: Kensington’s Sun and Salsa Festival

Kensington Road during the festival. Photo: Kensington BRZ.

This Sunday, Kensington brings heat to the street for its fun outdoor Sun and Salsa Festival. Attendees are invited to wander the neighbourhood’s many shops and boutiques while sampling over 25 salsas lovingly prepared by a variety of the area’s businesses. (more…)

Calgary Easter Events Round-Up

The Easter Bunny is ready to shower Calgary with treats as venues throughout the city host exciting Easter-themed activities. Here are some ways to spend your Easter.

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Calgary’s historic village, Heritage Park, is hosting an Easter brunch on April 8. The fun, family event will be held at the elegant Wainwright Hotel. Following brunch, there will be an Easter scavenger hunt and traditional Easter egg decorating in the upper hotel. Tickets: $27.95 adults, $14.95 children 11 and under, call 403-268-8500. 1900 Heritage Dr SW

Butterfield Acres, just northwest of Calgary, will host its Great Legendary East Egg Hunt on March 25. The legendary tale of the Easter Bunny will be told with a special Easter hunt and plenty of tasty treats to follow. Admission: $13.99 adults, $10.99 children. 254077 Rocky Ridge Rd (more…)

Calgary: Canada’s 2012 Cultural Capital

Calgary's own Old Trout Puppet Workshop, courtesy Calgary 2012.

The federal government has designated Calgary a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2012. During the year, Calgary 2012, an independent nonprofit organization, will fund arts community initiatives ranging from dance and music to theatre, gallery exhibits and literary readings as well as artist in residence positions. This extensive list of programs and events is intended to honour the city’s past, present and future while boosting its cultural identity.

Full programming details are available at www.calgary2012.com. The Calgary 2012 opening ceremony happens Apr. 7 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall (201 8 Ave. SE). Call 403-294-9494 for tickets.

Return of the Green Space: 5 Outdoor Hot Spots in Calgary this Spring

Calgary’s parks emerge from winter.

As Calgary’s diverse parks emerge from winter, these green spaces offer numerous recreational, learning and volunteer activities. The following events and attractions will get you out from underneath those winter blues and into Calgary’s famous sunshine. (more…)