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Kensington

10 Must-Visit Places in Kensington

By MICHAELA RITCHIE

Calgary’s vibrant Kensington neighbourhood is known for its eclectic shopping, artisanal dining scene, and prolific street festivals. (Photo by Jason Dziver.)

Kensington maintains a charming, bohemian vibe while also hosting some of Calgary’s best restaurants and boutiques. The pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood is easily reached from downtown by foot or the CTrain’s Sunnyside station while bustling street festivals occur at all times of the year. (more…)

Shop ’til You Drop: Calgary’s Top Retail Neighbourhoods

By MICHAELA RITCHIE

Light up your day with a visit to the vibrant and artsy Kensington neighbourhood. (Photo by Jason Dziver)

Calgary is home to a cornucopia of centrally located shopping, but to the unfamiliar eye, this variety can look more imposing than inviting. Each of the following Calgary neighbourhoods have a unique personality—which one is right for your one-stop shopping needs? (more…)

3 Things To Do Tonight In Calgary

Sloan plays their 1994 classic album Twice Removed in order (with other songs) tonight at Republik.

3. Catch a Jupiter Comedy stand-up performance at 8 pm at the Oak Tree Tavern. No cover at the door. Get there early, and enjoy a pint from local Village Brewery on the patio—one of our picks for Calgary’s best new patios.

2. Check out Legend of A Warrior, a documentary by Calgary director Corey Lee about reconnecting with his estranged father (martial arts legend Frank Lee). The film plays at the Plaza Theatre in Kensington at 7 pm and 8:45 pm.

1. Sloan plays the Republik on their Twice Removed tour. Celebrate the release of the deluxe triple-vinyl edition of Twice Removed, the band’s critically acclaimed and universally loved second album released in 1994. Tickets are $22 and available at Prime Box Office. Doors open at 8 pm for this 18-plus show. – Adele Brunnhofer

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…)