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25 Things To Do in Calgary in December

By MICHAELA RITCHIE

A Tribe Called Red will bring their revolutionary sound to The Palace Theatre Dec. 1. (Photo by Matt Barnes.)

For some of you, Christmas has been top of mind for the past several months—but now that we’re just weeks away, the rest of us can no longer deny: ’tis the season! To help get you and yours’ in a festive mood, here are 25 of our favourite local celebrations and holiday traditions that you can take part in to count down the days until Christmas!

(If Christmas just isn’t your cup of holiday cheer, never fear! We threw in a couple of chilly activities, sans festivities, down below for getting out around town and making the most of our city at this jolly time of year—so keep scrolling, and get ready to bundle up!) (more…)

Hot Date: Canada’s Walk of Fame Offers Top Concerts

K’Naan performs with Sarah McLachlan as part of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival (photo by Patrick Hoelck)

SEPTEMBER 19 TO 23  This country has a long list of people who have made positive contributions to our national culture. Think: Michael J. Fox, Joni Mitchell, Christopher Plummer and many more. Canada’s Walk of Fame honours these influential artists in granite along King Street West. Leading up to the presentation of this year’s Walk of Fame inductees is a series of must-see concerts by the
likes of Randy Bachman, Jann Arden, Johnny Reid, and a special joint performance by Sarah McLachlan and K’Naan. Various venues, $49.50 to $173; click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Weekend Roundup: March 9 to 11

Friday: The piano at Hugh's Room is sure to get a workout

Friday, March 9
Be at Hugh’s Room when an all-star cast of musicians perform the work of songwriting great Randy Newman. The wit and lyrical brilliance that infused songs by Etta James, Tom Jones and Joe Cocker will be in full force at this tribute.

It’s bound to be an evening chocful of blonde hair and pink accessories at the Lower Ossington Theatre when Legally Blonde: The Musical struts onstage. You’ll cheer as Elle Woods, sorority-girl extraordinaire, enrolls in law school and silences naysayers.

Ballet Jorgen unites the lyricism and innovation of ballet throughout the ages in this weekend’s production of classical and contemporary ballet. This two-show run by one of Canada’s leading modern dance companies is sure to inspire and delight as it glides across the Betty Oliphant Theatre stage. (more…)