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Things to Do in Calgary

Panda-monium: Meet the Calgary Zoo’s Newest Residents

By RACHAEL FREY 

Photo by Silvia Pikal.

What’s black and white and cute all over? The Calgary Zoo’s four new residents, of course! The giant panda breeding pair Da Mao and Er Shun have arrived at the Zoo with their two little bundles of joy, twin cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue. (more…)

15 things to do in Calgary in May

By RACHAEL FREY and SILVIA PIKAL

Photo courtesy Alberta Beer Festivals.

Calgary International Beer Fest

From May 4-5, sample some of the 500 beers onsite, take part in beer seminars, vote for the best and more. (more…)

15 things to do in Calgary in April

By RACHAEL FREY

Glory 

Photo by Erin Wallace, courtesy Alberta Theatre Projects.

If you think hockey and dance don’t go together, give this uplifting story a chance to change your mind. Told through music and dance inspired by the jazz age, it’s the story of four friends in the Depression era who set out to prove hockey isn’t just for men. Catch it playing from April 3 – 21. (more…)

3 high notes at the National Music Centre

By SILVIA PIKAL

Journey behind Alberta’s music festivals

Photo by Gabriella Gut.

Every year thousands of Calgarians flock to local music festivals, or make the pilgrimage to cities and towns across Alberta, to celebrate genres spanning hip hop, folk, blues and more. Festival Alberta at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), takes a look at the history and impact of Alberta’s music festivals.

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15 things to do in Calgary in March

By RACHAEL FREY

Paw Patrol Live

Photo illustration courtesy Nickelodeon.

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Calgary restaurants: 4 new and noteworthy things

By Silvia Pikal

February 15, 2018

Read the latest in our bi-monthly food and drink series, which rounds up eats, drinks and food news!

Elwood and the Rabbit opens in Bridgeland

Photo by What’s Good Photography, courtesy Elwood and the Rabbit.


If the name Elwood and the Rabbit makes you think of an imaginary rabbit named Harvey, you’re not alone. We promise. (more…)

10 different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Calgary

By SILVIA PIKAL

Paint and sip

Flex those creative muscles for this special edition of paint night at Vin Gogh Paint & Sip Studio. You’ll be greeted with a charcuterie board and a glass of bubbles, followed by appetizers and a flatbread pizza with wine or beer. An artist provides step-by-step guidance and in just two hours, you will complete your very own joined canvas painting with that special someone.

Learn about the birds and the bees at the Calgary Zoo

At this adults-only event at the Calgary Zoo, you’ll delight in picking up facts about courtship, mating and reproduction in the animal kingdom, while digging into a romantic dinner and being serenaded by wandering violinists.

Penguins at the Calgary Zoo. Photo by Rachael Frey.

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Calgary restaurants: 5 new and noteworthy things

By SILVIA PIKAL

January 19, 2018

This is part of our bi-monthly food and drink series, which rounds up eats, drinks and food news!

Bar Annabelle now open on Stephen Avenue

Photo by Jasmine Croteau.

Bar Annabelle’s pink doorway with gold script draws you inside to a tiny but welcoming space. The wine bar opened in December 2017 right next door to sister restaurant Blink on Stephen Avenue, and offers a unique drinks list and tapas menu. The cozy bar is accented by pink, from the light fixtures to the distinctive Kat Marks price point and bill markers complete with Bar Annabelle’s logo. (more…)

7 things to do in Calgary this week: Jan 15 to 21

By SILVIA PIKAL

Photo by Jason Dziver.

TRY A NEW RESTAURANT 

Make a fun New Year’s resolution to try a new restaurant! Check out our Top 12 Where to Dine Awards winners, or one of Where Calgary’s Top 5 Steakhouses!

PAINT AND SIP

On January 16, come to Vin Gogh Paint and Sip’s studio for discounted Tuesdays. You will get a canvas, easel, paint, brushes, apron and a glass of wine (or beer, coffee or tea). An artist provides step-by-step guidance and in just two hours, you will complete your own “red skies” painting. Must be 18 years of age or older. (more…)

15 things to do in Calgary in January

By MICHAELA RITCHIE and SILVIA PIKAL

Acura Tube Park

January is the perfect month to experience the joy of sliding down a snowy hill on a snow tube. The Acura Tube Park at WinSport is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and features 12 lanes. The park is open every weekend in January, and some select evenings too.

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6 holiday films screening in Calgary

By SILVIA PIKAL and MICHAELA RITCHIE

There are many classic festive flicks screening in Calgary until Christmas, and some are free! Check out our list of movies, all of which have been previously viewed and loved by us in the past and are often part of our holiday season traditions. (more…)

6 things to do in Calgary this week: Dec 18 – 24

By SILVIA PIKAL

Photo by Silvia Pikal.

A LIFE-SIZE GINGERBREAD HOUSE 

If you’ve been hoping to see what a giant gingerbread house looks like, you’re in luck. The Fairmont Palliser is displaying a life-size one in its main lobby. You can even step inside the house with a cash or non-perishable food donation, benefiting the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre and Calgary Food Bank. The giant donation box was so full of non-perishable goods last weekend, it had to be emptied! Help Fairmont Palliser fill it up again until January 2.

Main Lobby, Fairmont Palliser, 133 – 9 Ave SW, Fairmont.com/Palliser-Calgary (more…)