27 minutes | May 8, 2019
Ep 54: The Haps for May 8 to 14
Thursday, May 9 CJF J-Talk : Covering Alberta and the West-Election 2019 $130 - With a federal election approaching, editors of five Canadian news organizations discuss their strategies for covering Western Canada. What are the challenges of reporting on key issues and of overcoming perceptions of unbalanced coverage? And does their coverage play a role in the growing sense of political alienation among some Westerners? Join this special dinner salon event featuring an intimate discussion with Kenton Boston, vice-president of news and information, Western Canada, for Corus Entertainment; Lucinda Chodan, vice-president of editorial for Postmedia; David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail; Irene Gentle, editor of the Toronto Star; and David Skok; editor-in-chief and CEO of The Logic. Ssubiopoly (not a spelling error) $100 - We will be transforming the lush tropical Devonian Gardens into a life-sized Monopoly Board where you will play on a LIFE SIZED SSUBIOPOLY board. If you land on go you enter the Money Vault and see how much you can catch! Chance and Community Chest will task you to interact with other groups on the board. GO TO JAIL! See what happens. | Ssubi Foundation is a Canadian charity that provides poverty relief to underprivileged Ugandan kids and their families. Friday, May 10 Fort Calgary Black & White Movie Nights $15 - Join Fort Calgary in the Burnswest Theatre for a night at the movies! Grab snacks and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated theatre. Doors open at 6:15 PM, so come early to reserve your seat and take a look at Fort Calgary’s Interpretive Centre. The movie will start at 7:00 PM. About the movie: King Kong is a 1933 American monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, and stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong. The film tells the story of a film crew that visits a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star (Wray). He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. Surfing Underground, Stokley Towles As part of the Watershed+ Dynamic Environment Lab, artist Stokley Towles has spent the past year shadowing and interviewing City of Calgary Water Services crew members who repair our water and drainage systems. Join Stokley for his new solo performance, Surfing Underground, that weaves together the social landscape and culture of construction work, extreme weather, and the unpredictable nature of the public. Thing Big: A Night Out With Your Brain The Anxious Brain: How do we know when we’ve crossed the line from managing our anxiety to being overwhelmed by it? Join Think Big host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education as they explore this question and share the latest research and treatments for anxiety disorders. Calgary WordCamp Friday and Saturday $50 / $10 KidsCamp - WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. Revv52 – LEGACY Friday and Saturday Revv52 is a Calgary-based pop choir founded in 1952 to perform in honour of the Queen’s coronation in 1953. The LEGACY playlist contains Rock, Pop, Gospel, Spiritual and R&B hits. Artists like David Bowie, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, The Staple Singers, Alanis Morissette, The Beatles, Hozier, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Queen, Lighthouse, Jefferson Airplane, Meat Loaf and more. Jurassic Quest Friday to Sunday - BE WARNED, pricing is stupidly in USD Jurassic Quest is America’s largest Dinosaur event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs with over 80 true-to-life size dinosaur exhibits. Saturday, May 11 Calgary Stampeders Fanfest Fanfest is held annually at McMahon Stadium and serves as the unofficial kickoff to the upcoming football season. The day starts at 9 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast and a live band in the East parking lot, located across from the Ticket Office and Stamps Store. Once the gates open at 10 a.m., there will be interactive inflatables, partner activations and games on the field including the Mayfair Diagnostics Combine Zone. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Stamps players and coaches from the 2018 Grey Cup Championship team, get autographs and pose for a photo with the Grey Cup! Moments Fest V Moments Fest returns with its 5th instalment featuring bands from all over Western Canada; this year we welcome artists who have performed in the past 5 years. Also you can't forget the resident house band, locals No More Moments. Line Up: No More Moments/ Dead Quiet/ Downway/ DETHGOD/ Youngbloods/ CHEAP BEER/ The 21st Agenda/ HAAZE/ Julius Sumner Miller/ Sanity In Numbers/ Less Miserable/ The Galacticas/ River Jacks/ After The Prophet/ Widow's Peak/ Apprentice/ PROHIBITOR/ HARSH/ Chained by Mind/ Nuclear Oath/ The Ringwalds/ BAD ACTION HERO/ Shark Weak/ The Corey Hotline/ A Nobodies Achievement/ Misery Tomb/ ChaosBeing/ Terminal Human Condition/ Jezus Chrysler/ Party At The Moon Tower/ Mandible Klaw/Row of Giants/Iron Tusk/Human Stain Sunday, May 12 Survival Plant Walk: Edworthy Park Explore the edible, medicinal, and practical functions of Calgary plant life, and how they could aid in survival situations. Discover the abundance of plant allies that grow in our own backyards and the urban spaces we occupy. Learn about positive identification, conservation, ethical harvesting, and wilderness safety. We show plants used in first-aid, as well as what plants are used for shelters, insulation, hygiene, water filtration, medicine, fire starter, food, and more. Topics shift with what is available on site and in season. PWYW, $10-$20 Tuesday, May 14 The business of cannabis $35 - The Calgary Chamber of Commerce is bringing together an industry expert panel consisting of a producer, a retailer, and a legal expert to dive deep into what is working in the industry and what future growth will look like. Join us as we discuss this young and innovative industry.
25 minutes | May 1, 2019
Ep 53: The Haps for May 1 to 7
Wednesday, May 1 RESET Society Book Sale Through to Sunday“RESET began in 1989 when our Founder opened her home to women wanting to leave the sex trade. Together, they created the ‘Corner Club,’ a group who supported and educated each other through cooking, making crafts, by writing and publishing their stories in Cry of the Streets, and by helping others at risk of sexual exploitation.” Proceeds of the Annual Book Drive & Sale support RESET Society programs including housing, life-skills curriculum, education, employment training and community support. Over 850 women plus their children have benefited from these programs and now knowing that there is a way out from sexual exploitation and trafficking. Thursday, May 2 Children’s Art Exhibition Through to May 16 “Join us for our 32nd Annual Exhibition of Children’s Art from North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres. Celebrate the sculpture, painting, drawing and mixed media artworks created by young artists, aged 3-17. Everyone welcome! Exhibit runs from May 2 - May 16, 2019.” North Mount Pleasant: “At North Mount Pleasant, our specialty is ceramics. In fact, this facility contains over a dozen kilns including electric, gas and salt, and wood-fired.” Friday, May 3 Most Imaginary Worlds Friday and SaturdayCreated by Inside Out Theatre's Point of View Ensemble Presented by Quest Theatre: A mysterious man lives on a bus, serving ice-cream and wisdom… A star gazing mermaid floats in the ocean… A fearsome pirate Captain can’t get her crew to follow her orders… A student discovers she can control time after an eye-popping chemistry class explosion… These fantastic characters and more are waiting to be discovered in Inside Out Theatre’s Most Imaginary Worlds. With magical worlds coming to us right from the sparkling, vibrant universe of imaginations of Calgary children with disabilities, Most Imaginary Worlds presents stories of hope, gems of hilarity, battles with equality, and triumphs of the human spirit. Created by Inside Out’s Point of View Ensemble, Most Imaginary Worlds plays with the Social Model of Disability, which says that “disability” is caused by the way society is organized rather than by a person’s difference. By imagining with young collaborators worlds free of these barriers Inside Out has created on-stage worlds and stories built for their happiness and designed for their success. CHROMA – A Free Public Art Installation Through to June 16From Global News: “Inspired by the colours of spring, the installation will be located in Southcentre’s Centre Court and will be home to innovative displays that range from multidimensional, to interactive, to thought provoking in nature.” Artists displayed: Peaseblossoms Michelle Hoogveld Tyler Lemermeyer Maria Dina Galura Rei Duncan Rhys Farrell Rachael Meckling Caine Chow Jane’s Walk Through to SundaySince 2007, Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours. There are nearly 70 walks listed for this year so far, including an architectural history of Calgary’s downtown libraries, a sunset hike with your dog at Fish Creek Park, and a Sunnyside garage art tour. Saturday, April 27 World Ukulele Day On Saturday, May 4, celebrate World Play Your Ukulele Day with a massive ukulele jam. All ages and stages welcome. Bring your ukulele. Limited library ukuleles provided. In partnership with Calgary Association of Life Long Learners. Calgary Bike Swap $2 - Alberta Bike Swap strives to create a safe atmosphere where you can sell, donate, or buy a bike. Join us this year for Calgary Bike Swap at the City Centre Parkade May 4, 2019. Drop off: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Buy: 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm Donate: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Free Comic Book Day Free Comics! Every shop has their own rules and selections so your mileage may vary. The six Calgary shops officially participating: Another Dimension Comics Redd Skull Comics Comic - Kazi :”We are proud to welcome the Calgary Ghostbusters to our FCBD to raise donations for the Alberta Children's Hospital. Free photo op. Support them by purchasing their club stickers, patches and buttons.” Alpha Comics Words and Pictures Imaginary Wars Gaming & Hobbies The Hush Gala $200 - “Our guests will fully embrace the Roaring 20's, prohibition atmosphere, where they can enjoy a champagne reception, time honoured chef created gourmet food stations, exciting entertainment and the opportunity to bid on fabulous live and silent auction items.” Ticket includes: Champagne reception, gourmet food stations, one 'Bootlegger' option. All proceeds go towards the Cerebral Palsy Association. Sunday, April 28 Calgary Music Collectors Show A show for music collectors, including vinyl, CD & DVD, Memorabilia, Music books, Sheet music, apparel, and more. Admission is $10 for admission from 9:30am or $5 after 11am. National Geographic Live: Adventures Among Orangutans Sunday and Monday $47-$90: Biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott and wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman have been using innovative techniques and new technologies to gain a closer look at one of the most iconic, yet least understood of the world’s primates, the Orangutan. Get a glimpse into the secret world of these intelligent, unique, and resourceful primates through the eyes of two experts who have dedicated their life’s work to studying, protecting, and sharing their love of these amazing animals. Outdoor Yoga Every Sunday through October Outdoor Yoga for Everyone! Join us every Sunday at 1pm in SW Calgary's Stanley Park for some yoga in the sun from May-October. Classes are for all levels - everyone is welcome (kids too!) - pay what you want - no sign up needed, just show up! Practice in the grass or bring your mat/blanket. Outro music is Change by The Paint. This recording is believed to be in the public domain.
25 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Ep 52: The Haps for Apr 24 to 30
Thursday, April 25 Product Hunt YYC “Product Hunt YYC surfaces the best new products, being built in Calgary. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and talk about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations built in Calgary.” Friday, April 26 POW! Parade of Wonders The 2019 POW! Parade of Wonders will take place on April 26, 2019 on Stephen Avenue, from 8th Street to Olympic Plaza, starting at 10:30 a.m. Over 4,000 cosplayers are expected to take part alongside Calgary Expo special guests for over 15,000 spectators. Discomfort Lab Through to Sunday, April 28 In 2017, Swallow-a-Bicycle ran a performance incubator called Discomfort Lab, as a way of testing our company's mandate of supporting work which engages in 'productive discomfort'. We gave artists space, money, and time. We endeavoured to hold space for uncomfortable conversations. The overwhelming feedback we got from Calgary's performance community was: YES TO THIS. MORE DISCOMFORT PLEASE. Content warnings include: audience participation, nudity, coarse language, descriptions of violence, sexual assault, overdose, death, HIV/AIDS Raw Voices A spoken word, comedy and music show that happens the last Friday of every month at Locos Lounge. $5 2019 Fabric and Yarn Sale Friday and Saturday Hosted by the UJAMAA GRANDMAS - “Each spring, UJAMAA GRANDMAS puts out a call for stash raids of unused fabric, yarn, notions, embellishments, patterns, books and machines. And donations pour in from individuals and local businesses. Hundreds of volunteer hours go into sorting, organizing, displaying the donations and then the doors open and we all stand back in awe.”UJAMAA GRANDMAS is a group of over 500 Calgary women that is part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, working to address the consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic upon families and communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Saturday, April 27 Calgary Doll Club Annual Show & Sale Dolls of all shapes & sizes, teddy bears big and small, Barbie, fashion dolls and scale miniatures from antique to modern. Also toys, doll accessories, clothing, hand knits, furniture, patterns and supplies. Admission is $5.00, kids 12 and under Free. Calgary Old-Time Experience Square Dance $20 - “No experience needed to have a great time at Calgary's only LIVE MUSIC square dance event. Adults and teens welcome to an old-time social in the Irish Cultural Centre's iconic dance hall. It's an evening of squares, circles, longways and more, taught on the spot with caller Leslie Gotfrit, to the driving tunes of a Southern style string band. This is about fun and laughter, not fancy foot work, a high energy dance party where two left feet won't hold anyone back.” Calgary Pet Expo Saturday and Sunday Pet Expo is a 2-day consumer tradeshow that is open to the public. At the show you will find hundreds of pets, pet products, service providers, entertainers, clubs and organizations that cater to pets. The show strives to include all types of pets, anything from dogs & cats, to reptiles and other small caged exotics. Sunday, April 28 Calgary Jazz Orchestra presents Music of Louis Armstrong and Maria Schneider The opening set presents the music of Maria Schneider, an American composer and jazz orchestra leader who has won 5 Grammy awards and has had 12 nominations. The CJO had the honour of performing with Maria in 2012 and this time, being led by Artistic Director Johnny Summers, the jazz orchestra will perform the rich, contemporary music that takes you to another place. The second set presents the music of Louis Armstrong featuring Al Muirhead with 2 of the tracks from the Hot Five and Hot Seven Sessions. The remainder of the set is based on the era when Louis toured with his “All-Stars” with songs such as Everybody Loves My Baby, West End Blues and When It’s Sleepy Time Down South - music that will keep your feet tapping and your soul grinning. Cinematic Sundays at Glenbow Join us for Cinematic Sundays - A curated series of afternoon film screenings. See these fantastic films celebrating the world of art, style and fashion on the big screen! Bar service is offered during the films and you can purchase a snack too – make sure you try the decadent baked goods of Calgary bakery Soy Milk & Vinegar. Kusama: Infinity explores contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s — where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention — and concludes with the international fame she finally achieved within the art world, in spite of her battles with sexism, racism, and mental illness. Monday, April 29 Podcast Live! Uncovering the Truth with David Ridgen Award-winning filmmaker and writer, David Ridgen, hosts the true crime podcast, "Someone Knows Something". Trained as a documentary storyteller, and using his investigative skills as a journalist, Ridgen has created Canada's most popular and well-crafted podcast. He is now expanding into areas of long form and serial TV drama, which continues the narrative of exploring cold cases. Chris Hadfield: Where we’re going next Canada's most renowned astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, will be hitting the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing in his "Exploration: Where We're Going Next" tour. The tour will see the heavily decorated astronaut, engineer and pilot discussing the history and future of space exploration. $60 or less. Outro music is Shut Up and Kiss Me by Overnight Lows. This recording is believed to be in the public domain.
24 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Ep 51: The Haps for Apr 17 to 23
This episode brought to you by Sadie! Wednesday, April 17 Calgary International Auto & Truck Show It’s an auto and truck show. $12.50 Thursday, April 18 Motherfuckers Album Release The Motherf*ckers Punk East vs Punk West split LP Release Party featuring the return of Crystal Mess! Edmonton street punk sensation Reifer Madness Local punk rockers CHEAP BEER and Calgary's latest punk rock super group No Brainer! $12 Three Generations of Experimental Poetry Featuring Bill Bissett, Derek Beaulieu, and Kevin Stebner An exceptional event with three acclaimed experimental poets representing three generations of artistic achievement. 420 Music and Arts Festival Through Saturday the 420th Lots of weed and music at the TnC but, most importantly, also a pinball tournament at PinBar where you can watch (and smell) Tony break Lent on Saturday afternoon. Friday, April 19 Scorpio’s Inconceivable Live Read and Season Launch “On April 19th, at the Toolshed Brewery, Scorpio Theatre proudly presents a night of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… and your first glimpse at our epic upcoming 20th season.For this year’s epic fundraiser, we’re presenting a live, interactive reading of a classic film about princesses, brides, and the overlap between them at the Tool Shed Brewery, and YOU could be part of the show! We’re raffling off key parts – from an Impressive Clergyman or a man named Max who’s good with Miracles – to the titular princess and her true love. Be part of the fun! Or take revenge on one of the actors by ousting them from their role – no one is safe when fighting a land war in Asia.” Saturday, 4/20 Casually Dope: Reactor Improv Festival Casually Dope (Baltimore) is a unique troupe representing the underrepresented in improv. With their mix of high-energy, hip hop-inspired improv, they create characters you’ll never forget, and leave you as satisfied as your mama’s sweet potato pie. These powerful performers are committed to intersectional improv and use the stories of their community to make you laugh and create a show like no other. Casually Dope has appeared at the Black and Funny Festival (Minneapolis) and Combustion Festival (Toronto). $16 Heavy Metal at Vern’s Dead Asylum, plus Hammerdrone, Burning Effigy, Blackest Sin, and Brain Stem. Taste of Jamaica A showcase of Jamaica and Jamaican culture. Music, arts, dance, language and food from the beautiful island of Jamaica presented to the Canadian audience. Vaisakhi Mela Saturday and Sunday The 8th Annual Sikh and Hindu harvest festival. This will be an open celebration and all are welcome. The organizers’ mission is to encourage all recognized Multicultural associations representing their country to participate in the event through songs, dances or any other performances or activities. Monday, April 22 Calgary Underground Film Festival Through Sunday April 28 Calgary Underground Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts - CUFF brings Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres. $150 full pass, $40 5-film pack, individual tix. Tuesday, April 15 Protospace Weekly Meet and Geek Repeats every Tuesday until the end of time Protospace is Calgary's original, community-based, member-driven maker space, offering access to work shop space, education, community, and shared tools for your projects. Meet and Geek is their weekly open house where the public can check out the space, meet the members and perhaps burn something with a laser. AMHA Floorball Happening Tuesdays and Thursdays until June 13 “After a great turn-out and excellent feedback from our 2018 trial weekend, AMHA will be running a Spring FLOORBALL League - open to everyone, not just members! If you could share this amongst your members/communities that would be much appreciated! Floorball will run in a game only style Tuesdays and Thursdays at GENESIS PLACE from 5:00-9: 00 PM, April 23rd to June 13th, 2019. Did you know that NHL stars such as Henrik and Daniel Sedin grew up playing Floorball, the European version of floor hockey? We've got some information and videos on the website: https://www.airdriehockey.com/whatisfloorball”
24 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
The haps for Apr 10 to 16
Thursday, April 11 The Politics of Genocide Dr. Tim Gallimore, former Spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), will discuss genocide ideology and genocide denial as part of part of Rwanda’s official commemoration of the 1994 genocide on April 7th. The Rwanda genocide is one of the most horrifyingly tragic and shocking massacres in history. However, what made this genocide so horrifying is not only the magnitude in which lives were lost but the roles the international community, media, and government played in this injustice. Friday, April 12 Calgary Poutine Week Through April 20"OH MY CURD we sold 11,000 poutines during Poutine With Purpose Week breaking last year’s record by 3,000! Wow. That helps 11,000 youth in need through Mealshare - good job Calgary!" Top sellers last year: TheGuildCalgary with 949 Mill Street with 416 Ship and Anchor with 349 Saturday, April 13 Everything You Need to Know About Alberta Politics Alberta politics is strange. Or is it? We’ve only changed provincial governments four times since becoming a province in 1905, we’ve been the birthplace of many parties (like Social Credit) and our voting habits don’t often seem to have much of a relationship to what’s going on in the rest of the country. The course will cover everything you need to know to easily follow provincial politics in Alberta. What powers do provincial governments actually have? What is the relationship between Alberta's government, municipalities and the federal government? Why do Albertans vote the way they do? Other topics include, provincial sales tax, Daylight Saving Time, equalization, and energy policy. By completion of this course, successful students will be able to: Identify the most important issues in Alberta provincial politics, some historical and more background in nature, some more topical. Discuss Alberta provincial politics. Paul Fairie has been a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary in political science since 2010. Paul is also a data scientist at Centrality Data Science in Calgary, and a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail where he tries to make political science research accessible to the general public. Calgary Law Day Learn about Alberta’s law system with mock trials (our fave: Batman v. Robin), a public speaking competition, high school mock trial tournament with guided tours and free consultations all day. Oh yeah, and storybook cosplay. The Great Dash Rabbit Race “The Great Dash is all about solving clues, taking on challenges and having a fun packed adventure! You might have to decorate a cake, solve a puzzle, build a birdhouse, design a wall tile, ride an innertube, figure out a brain teaser or even eat a local delicacy. You never know WHAT challenges and competitions will await you, but you’re guaranteed that you will have a great time completing them! “Family Great Dash teams for the Rabbit Race on April 13th can be made up of 2 to 6 participants. Each team must have at least 1 adult, at least 1 child 5+ and 1 licensed driver. Hike with Slow And Steady Hikers After attending Bear Day in the morning at Canmore Nordic Centre (9am-10:30am), we will drive into Canmore and hike around some of the Riverside Trails in Canmore. Bear Day To coincide with bears’ emergence from their winter dens, Alberta Parks and WildSmart are once again hosting Bear Day at Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park’s Day Lodge. This event is a celebration and welcoming of grizzly bears back on the landscape for another year. It’s also a great opportunity for the public to learn more about our area’s grizzly bears and serves as a reminder that it’s time once again to be bear aware. Indoor and outdoor activities include bear spray demonstrations, safety talks, a bear trapping demonstration, and a scavenger hunt for the kids! Learn how to camp safely in bear country, and view grizzly bear and other wildlife displays. Back by popular demand, we will have a hike for families to learn the ins and outs of being “bear aware” on the trail in a fun and interactive way (registration required). SUPERTRAIN Featuring over 60,000 square feet of Operating Model Railroad Layouts, Displays, Lionel, Lego Trains, Thomas and Friends, Garden Railroads, Photo Exhibits, Merchandise for Sale, Live Demos and Clinics Sunday, April 14 Come Try Ringette Ages 4-13, any skating ability welcome – Participants will be lead through various on-ice drills and games that are suitable to all skill levels. We will have great Volunteers on and off the Ice answering your questions and helping out those new ringette stars! Poutine Week Photo Walk Are you looking to get out and experience the city from behind your lens? Looking to meet other creators, make some new friends, and people to collaborate with, same interest for photography and videography? Or perhaps you want to add some beautiful photos to your portfolio, or B-Roll footage for your YouTube Video? Whether you’re a Professional, Amateur, YouTuber, or Instagrammer, you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the opportunity to ask questions, get help with learning more about your camera in a fun and relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Whether you’re shooting a DSLR, Point and Shoot or Film camera, you’ll leave with some great photos and video. Hosted by J. Dirom. Free. Monday, April 15 DemoCamp DemoCamp is a collaborative event that brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors to showcase the best up-and-coming tech products in our province. The rules for DemoCamp are simple: Ten companies will be given 7 minutes to demo their real, working products, followed by 5 minutes for questions. No slides are allowed. Tuesday, April 16 Electron Synth Night A monthly (no regular night) for local synth enthusiasts. Gear is brought, many boops are had.
26 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
The haps for Apr 3 to 9
Wednesday, April 3 Augmented Reality Experience at The CORE Through all of April Presented in partnership with INDE, a UK-based technology provider, the experience will blend Augmented Reality (AR) characters with real-life people, creating the illusion of real interactions on a large screen. Shoppers will appear on the screen next to the AR animals, creating uniquely memorable moments and photo/video opportunities. Shoppers of all ages will get up close and personal with characters such as polar bears, penguins, and a T-Rex by interacting with three different experiences including: Air, Land & Sea; Arctic Explorer; Back to the Jurassic. Thursday, April 4 Heritage Matters: The How-To's of Heritage Conservation Hear about heritage-friendly remodeling, renovation, and rehabilitation projects from architects, conservation specialists, and homeowners. From developing the concept to executing the details, learn DIY tips and tricks to help you preserve the character of your heritage home. Presentation will be followed with an opportunity for questions and answers. Refreshments provided. In partnership with the Calgary Heritage Authority. First Thursday at Glenbow Museum On the First Thursday of every month, Glenbow is open late and admission is free from 5-9pm thanks to support from Servus Credit Union. April Member Talk at CalHort Tall, mid-height or dwarf, or solid, scented or unscented, in pinks, peaches even blues, sweet peas offer a range of characteristics to delight in your garden. Known for being one of the first seeds to plant in the ground in the spring, did you know sweet peas can be successfully planted in containers? Friday, April 5 FIRST Robotics Competition Continues on Saturday The highest level of robotics competition offered by FIRST. High-school students team up with the world’s best technology companies to build the most impressive robots you’ve ever seen. Built from scratch in only 6 weeks, these 5 foot tall, 140 pound robots compete in high intensity robo-sports. With bragging rights at stake for schools and the companies that support them, robotics takes on a pro-sports experience. Watch the best of the best in robotics come out to play. Local teams competing: ‘Alberta Tech Alliance’ and ‘Swat Bots’, sponsored by Alberta Tech Alliance Association. Spectators are welcome to come catch the live action 9:00am to 6:00pm Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th. Collection: RESET Society of Calgary Book Sale Continues through most of April Volunteers needed to collect and sort books. If you want to get involved, email: email@example.com. They also welcome donations to support meals for the Volunteers or baking and snacks. Book sale is May 1 - May 5. Saturday, April 6 Where in the World is Llisa Bastard A popup landscape photo exhibition related to Llisa Bastard’s annual print scavenger hunt. “Three years ago I began a project called "Where in the World is Llisa Bastard" in which a small print would be hidden somewhere in a city park or on a hiking trail. If you've been following along with the project, you'll already know how it works. A piece of trivia about the area the print was hidden in is posted to social media. One part educational, one part geocache, the first person to correctly decipher the location based on the information provided, and explore the area thoroughly enough to locate the print is invited to keep the print as a prize. It's an incentive for people to learn more about the areas we recreate in, but more importantly, to go outside and explore it for themselves. Those who learn about and experience the natural world we live in, are more likely recognise the importance of protecting it.” Astrophysics on the Cutting Edge We want to pay homage to the intrepid space traveler Yuri Gagarin as we approach the 58th anniversary of his historic journey into space. Discoveries in physics are occurring at an incredible pace. University of Calgary students will speak on the latest, fastest, smallest and most fascinating new research in physics. The RASC Calgary Centre will present a What's Up in the Sky Tonight and if the skies are clear, the telescopes will be operating. The open house will feature access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre. You will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions. In the sky – A new moon will provide dark sky conditions to observe the spectacular Orion nebula in the southern sky. Prairie Mountain Fiddlers Back by popular demand! This will be a foot-stomping, toe-tapping afternoon full of good old-time fiddle music. The Prairie Mountain Fiddlers play for the people and for their love of music. Calgary Trivia Night with AB Guide Dogs Teams compete to be the 2019 Calgary trivia champs. There will be lots of door prizes, a silent auction, a simple cash bar and several of our puppies-in-training will be on hand for a cuddle or two! Sunday, April 7 Ecstatic Dance at Esker Foundation When was the last time you gave yourself permission to just dance without judgement, expectation, or wanting to look a certain way? Ecstatic Dance creates a setting for you to let go of your daily structured movement patterning, and let your body speak through dance. Accompanied by a wide variety of music and a carefully structured setlist, let yourself be swept away by the rhythms and melodies. Let your body take control, rather than the expectations of your mind. This is a safe space to explore how free-form dance and movement can open us to different layers within ourselves and each other. Come connect, dance, move, and play! Tuesday, April 9 Colossal Calgary Playdate Play builds the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Come prepared to play with your baby or toddler at the biggest and best playdate ever. Event repeats at multiple branches through April. Outro music is Gameshow Brazz by John Bartmann. This recording is believed to be in the public domain.
27 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
The haps for Mar 27 to Apr 2
Thursday, March 28 Rock-A-Palooza Gem and Mineral Show Continues through Sunday Features a hands on, all-ages event dedicated to gemstones, home décor, gemstone jewelry, loose facets, mineral specimens, fossils, crystals, beads, cabochons “and more”. On Friday @ 5:30pm - Junior Geologist Tour: an educational tour for kids, focusing on topics like fossils, the rock cycle, and different types of rock. A tour guide will answer questions and provide an in depth look at world of gems and minerals. Friday, March 29 Calgary Night Market A night time of fun shopping with friends and family. We are a culturally diverse market that sell handmade and local goods. Come down and enjoy our live market on friday nights! Hellzapoppin Freak Show + Forbidden Dimension & KV Raucous Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows with performances using the human anatomy and death defying stunts of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain. This Vaudeville Freak Show of wonder features LIVE stunts of mind over matter like: Fire Eating * Fire Breathing * The Bed of Nails * The Human Block-head * The Razor Sharp Machete Walk * Acrobatic Stunts * Glass Eating * Sword Swallowing * Knife Throwing & Archery using human targets * Illusion's like the Chinese Blade Box of Death * Human Oddities & Curiosities such as a real-live half-man who walks on his bare hands on broken shards of glass and much more. Bury The Wren: An AR/VR/Carbon Reality Experience Additional events on Mon & Tues, Apr 1 & 2 This is a one-on-one performance. Bury the Wren is being presented as a CFREB approved research project. The research component is anonymous, and participation includes videography of each performance and surveys completed during your time slot. Attendees may opt out of the research component at any time before, during, or after the performance. Saturday, March 30 Rogers Insurance Run for L'arche Charity Run for the L'Arche Community. 1km fun run, 5 miler, Half Marathon. L’Arche Calgary is a charity that helps and supports people with developmental disabilities. L'Arche has five group homes in Calgary, a Supported Independent Living Program and a Day Program. They support adults with developmental disabilities and have been operating since 1973. Earth Hour 2019: Calgary Unplugged An Earth Hour party. There will be a DJ dance party, activities, fire pits and games. The event will be from 7:00-9:30 at Confluence Plaza. From 8:30-9:30 a number of iconic buildings will turn off their lights across the city. At 8:00 there will be a bike brewery tour departing to Ol' Beautiful and Cabin microbreweries. Learn to Showshoe If you want to start snowshoeing and don't know where to begin, this 45 minute drop-in session just might be the beginning of a lifetime of adventure and exploring. No need to register or sign up. Just come in to our store on clinic day! Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Show Under the artistic direction of Ballet Master, Mykola Kanevets, the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company maintains a strong reputation as a successful and accomplished leader in Ukrainian dance the world over. Rich in intensity, energy and spirit, Cheremosh takes audiences on a colourful and exhilarating journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. From beginning to end this two-act dance spectacular with 44 amazing dancers is sure to entertain. Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold. Monday, April 1 AI and the Complexity Frontier In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and University of Waterloo Professor, explores how computers help us solve increasingly complex puzzles, and asks which challenges, if any, only a human brain will be equipped to tackle. Riverview Artists Spring Show & Sale Continues through Friday The Riverview Artists are a group of 12 local Calgary artists and was first organized in 1987. Exhibits feature approximately 80 paintings per show and the group plans about 7 events each year. The variety of styles and techniques are diverse so that each show provides a new look at the unique artistic directions being pursued by each of the artists. Tuesday, April 2 Simple Seasonal Suppers Prepare a simple dinner while learning all about seasonal eating in Alberta! This session will focus on how to incorporate spring produce like rhubarb, asparagus and radish into seasonally inspired dinners that can be made any day of the week. Later This Month - April 13 & 14 Cabin Party Ditch the kids and relive all the nostalgia of your childhood Camp experiences with a day of fun activities and an evening of partying with your friends. And the best part, all the proceeds go directly to helping young adult cancer survivors make the rest of their life, the best of their life! Activities incl. Locked room, high ropes course, giant swing, extreme bocce, catapults, yoga, bonfire, zipline, and more. Outro music is Great Camp Meetin' Day by Noble Sissle. Recording is believed to be in the public domain.
27 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
The haps for Mar 20 to 27
Wednesday, March 20 THE SHADOW OF GOLD - FILM SCREENING AND Q&A The Shadow of Gold documentary is a global investigation of the ultimate talisman of wealth, beauty and power. Filmed in China, Peru, Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Shadow of Gold reveals the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment and conflicts. TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE Join us for some pre-meeting conversation and Mark's famous chili at 6 pm. The meeting kicks off at 6:30 with a great big introduction to Toastmasters. Participate as much or as little as you wish. 21ST ANNUAL YOUTH HIRING FAIR Calgary’s only hiring fair exclusively for youth ages 15 - 24 providing an opportunity for young people to meet with a variety of recruiters from a wide range of industries all under one roof. Job opportunities range from part-time, full-time, career and seasonal opportunities. There is no cost to youth. Employers will be accepting resumes and conducting on the spot interviews. Thursday, March 21 LEARN TO STORYTELL Build confidence. Be creative. Overcome public speaking nerves. No experience necessary! This interactive, hands-on workshop will teach you: -How to craft stories -How to use your voice to engage an audience -Public speaking skills (Storytelling is public speaking on steroids!) -Are you nervous to get in front of a crowd? -Have you wanted to tell a story at the slam, but never got up the nerve? -Do you want to improve your public presentation skills? Grow your storytelling skills! Become a better presenter! Saturday, March 23 FABRIC & BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER We have over 1000 books for sale, with a wide selection of fiction from best-selling authors such as John Grisham, Tom Clancy, J.K. Rowling, and Nora Roberts. Our non-fiction sections include biographies, memoirs, recipe books, history, music, and religion. For children and young adults there is a large variety of fiction and educational resources. Includes fabric 1 metre or longer, quilting fabric, yarn, knitting needles, patterns, sewing notions and thread. METIS FEST 2019 On Saturday March 23rd The Métis Nation of Alberta is throwing a party near you! Bring your family and friends to Métis Fest from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm for a free province-wide showcase of Métis culture, talent, and history! Come for the jigging and fiddling, stay for the stew and bannock. Share in the heritage and pride of the Métis people. Each region will have its own unique flavour and feel, but at each event you can expect, jigging contest, showcases of jigging and fiddling, stew and bannock, live music and jam session. BEAUMONT CIRCUS BLOCK PARTY Portable fire receptacle: we will provide hot drinks, marshmallows, and cooking sticks. Bring lawn chairs & Hot dogs. Local historic tour. All ages family-friendly, weather-appropriate fun at 4 Street and 15 Avenue NE. Sunday, March 24 CRUCIFIXUS: SACREN CHORAL WORKS BY LOTTI & BACH The Calgary Bach Choir perform J.S. Bach’s Cantata 12 & 146 and Lotti’s Missa Sancti Christophori. Adults/Seniors $20; students free. Monday, March 25 PECHAKUCHA: INTERROBANG "?!" -- Interrobang -- it's the punctuation mark that combines the function of a question and an exclamation. Essentially, a shouted question. "You call that a hat‽" What questions do PKNYYC's next ten speakers need to exclaim‽ What keeps them curious‽ What do they need to let out‽ Tuesday, March 26 BEHIND ENEMY LINES WITH MARTHE COHN Marthe Cohn, was born in Metz, France in 1920. She was a beautiful, young woman living across the German border in France, when Hitler rose to power. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe's sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the South of France. Marthe chose to fight back, and joined the intelligence service of the First French Army. Utilizing her perfect German accent and Aryan appearance, Marthe posed as a German nurse desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé. She traveled the countryside and approached troops sympathetic to her plight, thereby obtaining critical information for the Allied commanders. Outro music is Dead Men Talk Too Much ft. Texture by First Place Science Project & p.WRECKS. Used under license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US.
27 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
The haps for Mar 13 to 19
Wednesday, March 13 FRAUD DETECTION & PREVENTION Have you ever been a victim of fraud? With advances in technology, a growing social media presence and the Internet as a central part of our lives, fraudulent activities are increasing in number and complexity. What you'll learn: - Common types of fraud - How to reduce the occurrence of identity theft - What to do if you are a victim of fraud FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED OBJECTS Continues through Sunday Every 2 years the Festival of Animated Objects awakens the inanimate and giving expression to the inert. From puppet shows to film screenings, gallery exhibitions to workshops, from March 13 – 17, 2019 Calgary will come alive with original creations, mythical creatures, and curious beasts, objects and gadgets, and thingamajigs beguiled by puppet-masters and artists alike to stir your imagination. Thursday, March 14 ADULTS ONLY NIGHT @ TELUS SPARK: CIRCUS! AFTER DARK Step right up, the circus is in town! Discover the science under the big top. Explore the magnificent secrets behind mind-boggling acts, death-defying stunts and impossible feats. With over 20 exhibits, CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top is packed with interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy. Unleash your inner child and relive those fond circus memories. PI DAY I can’t find any events to speak of. But you should go eat pie. Blackfoot Diner has the best homemade pies. There’s also Pie Cloud in Marda Loop, which I’ve never been to but I hear is lovely. And Blaze Pizza will be offering $3.14 pizza pies. Saturday, March 16 SEEDY SATURDAY Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. As large commercial seed companies consolidate and only offer more hybrids and patented varieties, we are increasingly losing the regionally adapted collections that have developed in our unique prairie climate. The event will have displays by: • Local seed savers • Prairie seed companies • Native plant collectors • Conservation groups • Community gardeners • Organic growers • Permaculture groups NATIONAL SHARING DANCE (REHEARSAL) Each year, a team of passionate Canadian choreographers create a piece of choreography that embodies a thoughtful theme. This year’s choreography explores how our familial, cultural and community roots influence our identity. More rehearsals in Calgary: Mar 23, April 13, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1. COCKTAILS & COUTURE Join us for an evening of haute couture and elevated cocktails. Sugar Water Pop Up Bar has created unique, Dior-inspired handcrafted cocktails just for the occasion, and host Kyo-Jean Chung will share the process behind his bespoke approach to cocktails. Then you can enjoy an intimate guided tour of Calgary's first major international fashion exhibition, Christian Dior. NEXT BIG THING Join us at the third annual Next Big Thing for an entrepreneur-focused educational conference for small business owners featuring industry experts. This affordable one-day event is created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Sessions include digital marketing, problem-solving, finance, pitching the press, branding and industry trends and networking sessions. CALGARY INNOVATION CHALLENGE The Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for students aged 13-18 to collaborate in groups of 2 to 5 to come up with innovative solutions to issues facing Calgarians under the broad theme of Mental Health with potential integration of six subject areas: integration of refugees, youth homelessness, active living, community engagement, education and engaging people with disabilities. Participants must incorporate technological elements by creating products such as websites or apps and presenting their final projects to a panel of judges composed of industry professionals. Sunday, March 17 EARTH SCIENCE FOR SOCIETY This is a free, family-friendly event and you are all invited to visit our four themed pavilions including Energy for Us, Resources and You, One Dynamic Earth and Our Future! ESfS showcases hands-on, interactive exhibits demonstrating the importance of the Earth Sciences in our everyday lives. During the event, geoscience volunteers actively guide youth groups and junior high school students through the exhibits, providing opportunities to learn about Earth Sciences and about potential career opportunities. Monday, March 18 NALOXONE TRAINING Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid (such as fentanyl) overdose, so long as it is given right away and followed up by emergency medical care. In other words: if you’re having an OD from opioid (such as fentanyl), naloxone can save your life. Naloxone kits are light and portable; they can be easily stored in a purse or backpack. In this training, a registered harm reduction nurse will provide instruction on how to give naloxone to those who are overdosing. Tuesday, March 19 "WHAT HAS SPACE BROUGHT US?" Some people believe that taxpayers’ dollars should not be spent on space exploration when we have more pressing social problems on Earth. In fact, investment in space has brought many advances to society. Dr. Robert Thirsk will highlight some of its scientific, technological and medical benefits. He will also describe how the view of Earth from space impacts our perceptions of social priorities. Outro music is Monkeys have arrived by Daddy Scrabble. Used under license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US.)
25 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
The haps for Mar 6 to 12
Wednesday, March 6 PET A PUPPY DAY Come relieve some of that stress with the friendly and soft dogs that volunteer with PALS. They are professional day makers and SAITSA is bringing them to the Library to help make your day! Pet a Puppy will be in the Library from 11:30-12:30 on the first Wednesday of the month - make sure to mark your calendar so you can see these helpful stress busters once a month. STRANDED: WATER VALLEY INFO SESSION Have you been thinking about signing up for Stranded Water Valley 2019, but have some questions? Come visit us on March 6 for an information session! RSVP to Landon@KidsUpFront.com! Thursday, March 7 THUNDERTHONGS Do you often reminisce for the glory days of GLOW, Hair bands, WWE, arcades, neon? Get ready for Calgary’s nonstop fan fueled thrill ride! A night of dance, battles, and dance battles!! A smash hit from go - each night the earth will shake when the most powerful, unstoppable forces clash for the ultimate title of GOGO CHAMPION, carried by an epic soundtrack from the 70s, 80s, 90s. GLENBOW MUSEUM FIRST THURSDAY Free Admission from 5pm - 9pm on the first Thursday of every month. Presented by Servus Credit Union. Friday, March 8 SHE'S GOT GAME (INTL WOMEN'S DAY) A ladies only event held every other Friday night. A game guru will be available to show games or give suggestions. Additional Women's Day Events: Westbrook Mall Military Museums Women & Wealth Gala McDougall Centre KEH PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR BUYING EVENT Continues on Saturday KEH Camera will be in Calgary on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, and they want to buy your used photography equipment. Get Paid on the SPOT for your Used Photography Gear. Saturday, March 9 FLAMENCO TABLAO VII Join Salero Caló Flamenco group for an intimate Flamenco performance of song, music and dance at Junction Stage and Bar. In this special performance Traditional Flamenco meets Nouveau Flamenco by bringing together members of Salero Caló and La Mosca along with artists from the Flamenco community. Come and enjoy this Spanish cultural evening while sipping on a glass of wine, savouring a tapa or delighting in a pre-show dinner to complete your cultural experience. CANNABIS & HEMP EXPO Continues on Sunday With the advancement of legalization, the Cannabis & Hemp Expo is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding industry. Join industry leaders from across Canada in an interactive forum educating on the latest technology, research and benefits of cannabis. Don’t miss comprehensive networking opportunities while exploring industry related exhibits as we build the foundation for the future of Cannabis in Canada. $15. $5 off early bird, but then there are "convenience" fees. LEARN TO BEEKEEP: LEVEL ONE BEEKEEPING CERTIFICATE Class is on Saturday AND Sunday ABC Bees is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate on March 9-10, 2019 for hobby beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. The 16 hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. The course is taught by Eliese Watson, Founder of ABC Bees and advocate for urban beekeeping across Canada. Sunday, March 10 COFFEES AND CAMERAS PHOTO WORKSHOP Join us for a special Coffees & Cameras Workshop at the new Central Library. Meeting at Luke's Coffee in the Central library for a morning coffee or drink of choice, we'll then head into the library for before-hours access to shoot the incredible architecture in the building while the library remains closed to the public. A coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) is included! WRESTLEMANIA @ BEAR & KILT Bear and Kilt shows all Wrestlemania events. No cover. Sunday special: $12 - two piece fish and chips with a pint. Tuesday, March 12 DOWNTOWN EASTER MARKET Join us on the main floor where we have been having a monthly Market since Feb 2018. It is free to attend and perfect for those that work or live downtown! We will have local producers( food), art, fashion and health & wellness. It is perfect for all your Market needs and to find that special Easter gift or meal item. Outro Music is Free Happy Birthday by Mark Humble. Used under license CC BY 3.0. Thanks Mark!
32 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
The haps for Feb 28 to Mar 5
Wednesday, Feb 27 PHILOSOPHERS' CAFE Presented as part of Bright Side Festival. U of C philosophers Dr. Tinu Ruparell, Dr. David Dick, and Dr. Chris Framarin in conversation on the topic of optimism in today's world. Featuring musique éclectique from the Penny Sanborn Trio. Thursday, Feb 28 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IN CONCERT This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Friday, Mar 1 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT MT. NORQUAY Park Ride and Jam Session, sponsored by RIDE, who will be on-site with swag. Some regional team riders will be here to offer stoke and pointers. Free but lift ticket required. A DEEP DIVE INTO THE MARIANAS WEB The full title is actually A Deep Dive into the Marianas Web: Surveillance, Information, and Mythologies of the Dark Web. This event will showcase the winners of our student essay contest on the pros and cons of social media, and feature a public lecture by Dr. Rob Gehl, University of Utah, who will present his paper, “A Deep Dive into the Marianas Web: Surveillance, Information, and Mythologies of the Dark Web,” and a paper by doctoral candidate, Safaneh Neyshabouri on "#Resistance on Social Media: From Toppling Governments to Everyday Life." MARDI GRAS Mardi Gras is officially next Tueday, but up here, weekends are the MG winner. Fri, Mar 1 - Cajun buffet, Zydeco from Kimberlites, Dance performances, and a DJ to keep it rocking. Benefits some lung cancer awareness association. Fri & Sat, Mar 1 & 2 - Bookers is hosting a MG party featuring $8 hurricanes, dancers, a magician, a stilt walker, and apparently someone will be named the Mardi Gras King. Live band. JG n the District. Saturday, Mar 2 JORY KINJO & THE RELAYS A night of Ska, Reggae & Rocksteady music for your dancehall enjoyment! YBand TBA, but I'll be cranking out all the old Relays hits and choice covers from years past. More details to come as they unfold. $20. Call for a table! ST. PATRICK'S USED TOY & KIDS' CLOTHING SALE Admission $1.00 (children and seniors FREE). Strollers welcome after 11am. A JOURNEY THROUGH GENOCIDE: A READING Raffy Boudjikanian reads from his book, Journey Through Genocide: Stories of Survivors and the Dead (Dundurn Press 2018). He will be joined for the reading by Taylor Lambert. Darfuri refugee camps in Chad Kigali in Rwanda, and the ruins of ancient villages in Turkey — all visited by genocide, all still reeling in its wake. In Journey through Genocide, Raffy Boudjikanian travels to communities that have survived genocide to understand the legacy of this most terrible of crimes against humanity. INTERNATIONAL SUPPER YYC Visualized as a potluck of countries, International Supper YYC is an interactive experience in culture and diversity. This community event is an opportunity to taste food from other countries, see multicultural fashion, and dance to music from around the world. Each country will be represented by a group of people and what they bring to the table, whether its a simple dessert or an extravagant delicacy. 25TH ANNUAL BEERFEST AT BOTTLESCREW BILL'S 30+Breweries 80+Beers. Tix are $30. CALGARY MAPLE FESTIVAL DES SUCRES Continues on Sunday Le Festival des Sucres de Calgary est produit par l'Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta, régionale de Calgary (ACFA Calgary), une organisation à but non lucratif dont le mandat est de promouvoir les intérêts et assurer le développement global de la communauté Francophone. Existant depuis 2002, le Festival des Sucres de Calgary est un événement annuel d'hiver qui célèbre depuis 2016 les cultures canadienne-française, métisse et des premières nations, leurs traditions et leurs histoires. Tout en offrant une expérience culturelle mémorable en français. The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres is produced by the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta, Calgary chapter (ACFA Calgary), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote the interests and ensure the holistic development of the Francophone community. Inaugurated in 2002, the Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres de Calgary is an annual winter event held since 2016 at Heritage Park and celebrates the French Canadian, Métis and First Nations cultures, their traditions and stories, while offering a memorable cultural experience in French. Sunday, Mar 3 SUNDAY FUNDAY CALGARY HITMEN Vs Kooteany ICE. $15 for Adults; $10 for kids. Featuring face painters, concourse activities, giveaways and post game family skate. Calgary's newest podcast, by journalist Tyler Lambert, is The Calgarian. Go check it out. Outro music is I Apologize (Medley) by Teddy Brown. Used under license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
26 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
The haps for Feb 20 to 26
Wednesday, February 20 PLACEMAKING TALK WITH LEONARD BRODY With the Rivers District master plan complete, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation’s 20-year vision for east Victoria Park will result in a mixed-use district with a series of distinct places and spaces offering year-round entertainment and programming to more than 8,000 new residents as well as visitors from across the city and around the globe. Join CMLC for a special talk with award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, and two-time Emmy nominated media visionary, Leonard Brody, as he addresses how placemaking relates to culture and entertainment districts, and the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption that faces us all. Thursday, February 21 BLOCK HEATER MUSIC FESTIVAL Continues through Saturday Winter music festival curated by the Calgary Folk Festival. Friday, February 22 FILM - I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In partnership with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF). Part of the Black History Month screening series. Check Calgary Library website for more films. SQUADBALL FT. KATHRYN SMITH Explore the weird, witty and wonderful places where friendships are forged and norms are shattered. Squadball improvises scenes inspired by live music, probing into the meaning behind the music and bringing heart, soul and passion to life. This intimate show features the unique blending of folk inspired melodies by Calgary-based musician Kathryn Smith. Admission is free, but donations are greatly accepted. WINEFEST Two more sessions on Saturday Swirl, sip and savour at Winefest – one ticket includes an all-inclusive sampling of wines from all over the world and an array of delectable hors d'oeuvres! PIN-BAR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Continues on Saturday $5 free play, $12 fishbowls (3oz cocktails), Grand Master Stache on Saturday. Saturday, February 23 NATIONAL AVIATION DAY February 23rd is Canada's National Aviation Day because in 1909 the first powered airplane flight occurred in Canada with the Silver Dart! There will be a replica Silver Dart at the museum. SKIJORDUE--RESCHEDULED A blistering blend of snow, speed, cheese, gritty cowboys, gnarly freeriders, fur, fringe and fashionistas. BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT MARLBOROUGH MALL In partnership with 10 at 10 Calgary in the upper food court. Traditional African dance, music and fashion with probably some modern hip-hop thrown in. BRIGHT SIDE FESTIVAL Continues through March 2 Celebrate the grand opening of Theatre 1308 with eight days of music, art, film, philosophy, improv, poetry and stand-up comedy! Theatre 1308 is Calgary's newest performance and art space! Located near the downtown core on Edmonton Trail, Theatre 1308 is intended to benefit our community by providing a venue that is accessible, well-equipped, affordable, free parking. Events during the fest include Philosophers’ Cafe talk, poetry slam, Kinkonauts, art show, music performances, and a screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbour, a doc about Mister Rogers. FARMERS AND MAKERS MARKET The market has officially moved inside cSPACE King Edward for the winter season, every Saturday 10am - 1pm, filling 4 floors with local farm, food & artisan vendors, and joining the artists, artisans and resident creatives inside the award-winning cSPACE arts, culture and community hub. Monday, February 25 CALGARY MIDWINTER BLUES FEST Continues through March 2 Mini Bluesfest, featuring performances at Kensington Wine Bar ($10), the King Eddy ($20), and Heritage Park ($38). There’s a Mardi Gras bash at Kerby Centre ($25). And there’s a free talk on the history of blues, the aforementioned blues vocal camp, and a free noon performance on Wed Feb 27. BLUES VOCAL CAMP Part 2 of the event is the following evening Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest 2019 features the 13th annual Singing the Blues Vocal Camp, a two-part workshop for local, amateur singers who want to learn to sing the Blues. All students will receive instruction from a professional vocalist. Selected students will go on to perform with a live band before an audience of family, friends, and new-found fans! Singing the Blues Vocal Camp is open to singers of beginner and emerging artist skill levels. Enrolment is FREE, but class size is limited. Free events, open to the public. Outro music is The Goodbye Song by Dazie Mae. Used under license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US.
28 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
The haps for Feb 13 to 19
Wednesday, February 13 WORDPRESS FOR PODCASTERS So you've got a great idea for a podcast? Maybe you've even recorded an episode or two? Now what? How do you get that show online for the world to hear? WordPress for Podcasters will teach you how to turn a WordPress site into the ultimate podcaster's tool, to automate the distribution of your show, create feeds, take listener voicemail, and a whole lot more. You'll be able to do all of this with little to no coding knowledge. Thursday, February 14 CALGARY PHILHARMONIC RUSH HOUR In this special Valentine’s Day concert, let three giants of French music infuse your evening with the sensual romance of Paris! Whether with your special someone or flying solo, bask in an explosion of sumptuous French delicacies: the rich bravado of Berlioz’s Le Corsaire, Ravel’s fiery Tzigane, and Debussy’s La mer. The perfect date night! GLOW DOWNTOWN WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL Continues through Monday Downtown Calgary presents glow, an annual family-friendly light, art and music festival in the heart of downtown Calgary. This free, all ages event is located throughout the downtown core at three main hubs, Olympic Plaza, Harley Hotchkiss Garden, and Brookfield Place with secondary hubs hosting a variety of events. Every night from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., an expanded array of one of a kind installations, interactive light art commissioned from artists representing local, national and international talent, projections, theatrical experiences, music and food trucks will bring downtown Calgary to life. Friday, February 15 CANADA GAMES Continues through March 3 Featuring 19 sports, over 150 events and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Hockey, Skiing, Archery, Judo, Speed skating, Curling and more. CASTLE MOUNTAIN NIGHT SKIING Continues through Sunday Most runs accessible by the Green Chair will be open on the night, including jumps & rails. The day lodge will remain open throughout this night skiing event and, while the cafeteria will be closed, food service will be available through the T-Bar Pub. Saturday, February 16 SKIJORDUE RESCHEDULED! Note that this event has been reschedule to Feb 23. Click the link for more info. A blistering blend of snow, speed, cheese, gritty cowboys, gnarly freeriders, fur, fringe and fashionistas. ALBERTA FREE FAMILY FISHING WEEKEND Continues through Monday During Alberta’s twice-yearly Family Fishing Weekends, no fishing is licence required. Albertans and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on waterbodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply. FAMILY FISHTIVAL AT BOW HABITAT STATION Visit Investigation Stations to learn about Alberta’s fish, wildlife and winter recreation! Investigation stations are open from 10am – 4pm. Last Admission to the Discovery Centre at 3:30pm. ANNUAL SNOWFLAKE DAY CLONE HIGH MARATHON Gather your friends to shout out the best quotes and settle in for a night of one of the greatest animated shows of all time... with beer! FREE all night. WOWFEST MAGIC ARTS FESTIVAL Continues through Monday The Family Fun Magic Show is an annual favourite for young audiences and magic fans of all ages. Catch the afternoon performance each day at 3 PM. The WowFest Magic Spectacular present jaw-dropping mysteries best suited for Adults and Teens each night at 7 PM. $15 for daytime shows, $25 for evening. Sunday, February 17 SIN & GIN SOIREE CABARET Sin & Gin is filled with Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Dance, Cabaret and more! This month we are bring you the best in Alberta. An evening filled with 'Vixens and Dicksons'! Monday, February 18 STUDIO BELL FAMILY DAY In addition to multiple sets from Fred Penner, at 11 am and 2 pm, Family Day at Studio Bell will also include performances by an array of local musicians and musical groups, Sound Sandwich instrument-building workshops, NMC Collection show and tell, instrument demos, campfire sing-alongs, and more. 20% off all annual memberships FAMILY DAY AT THE MILITARY MUSEUMS TMM is offering a day of family friendly interactive presentations, behind the scenes tours, and activities related to Canada’s proud military heritage. Veterans and serving personnel and their families as always are free. Outro music is Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation by Noise Problems Selections. Used under license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
23 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
The haps for Feb 6 to 12
Thursday, February 7 BMW IBU WORLD CUP BIATHLON RACES Part of the Canmore Winter Festival. Choose between ringside tickets at our grandstand or go for the free entrance and cheer for your favorites along the course. In addition to watching the World Cup competitions, there will be food vendors, entertainment, and kids zone. Saturday: Relay Run Sunday: Mass Run DATE NIGHT COMEDY TOUR Comedy show by Daren Streblow & Joey I.L.O. with a game show, Dating Game-style. FORGING THE FUTURE: TRADITIONAL METAL WORKING AND ARCHITECTURAL METALS Ever walked along Calgary’s historic main streets and admired the sandstone cornices on the commercial buildings? You may be surprised to learn many are sand-painted pressed metal! Tinsmiths and metal workers crafted essential components for our city’s buildings, from windows and roofs, to radiators and cast iron tubs, to steel skeletons. Join us for a free evening of learning and networking at our 5th Heritage Trades Roundtable. Meet some of the people who preserve and maintain the buildings and structures we love. Friday, February 8 CALGARY PHILHARMONIC @ THE CORE A performance for the Chinese New Year Celebration. Look for them on the glass bridge on the second level. Sat Feb 9 will be the Chinese Cultural Society Orchestra. SPECIAL OLYMPICS ALBERTA WINTER GAMES Continues through Sunday The Provincial Games will have eight sport competitions: 5-pin bowling, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating. The Calgary Games is expecting to host over 800 athletes from across Alberta with over 300 coaches and mission staff. Saturday, February 9 THE CUPID DASH The Great Dash is all about solving clues, taking on challenges and having a fun packed adventure! You might have to decorate a cake, solve a puzzle, build a birdhouse, design a wall tile, ride an innertube, figure out a brain teaser or even eat a local delicacy. You never know WHAT challenges and competitions will await you, but you’re guaranteed that you will have a great time completing them! BLACK HISTORY GOSPEL EXTRAVAPALOOZA oin us for an evening of Gospel Music featuring various choirs and special guests. CANADA FRANCHISE SHOW Continues on Sunday Over two days, attendees will discover Canada's leading franchise opportunities that allow you to be in business for yourself but not by yourself. Meet face-to-face with representatives from top brands like Pacini, McDonald’s, Mr. Lube and more, in an intimate setting. Come hear from fellow entrepreneurs, have your questions answered, and see how franchising can help you be your own boss. Plus, attend free educational seminars and much more. Sunday, February 10 GREAT CANADIAN KILT SKATE Presented by the St. Andrew-Caledonian Society of Calgary to celebrate Canadian Scottish heritage. This event is free and open to the public. CALGARY JAZZ ORCHESTRA: ART OF ROMANCE ART OF SOUL The Calgary Jazz Orchestra presents the Art of Romance, The Art of Soul for the Valentine’s Day weekend. The concert takes place at River Park Church, 3818 14a Street SW on Sunday, February 10th at 7:00 PM for all ages to enjoy. Tickets are available at calgaryjazzorchestra.com ranging in price from $27.50-$36.50 Whether you’re flying solo, with friends, your family or your sweetheart - an evening of sophisticated romance and grooving soul music is sure to put you in the mood. Tuesday, February 12 $10 DATE NIGHT AT STUDIO BELL The National Music Centre is pleased bring back its popular $10 Date Night at Studio Bell presented by East Village, starting on February 12, 2019. Visitors to Studio Bell can enjoy extended hours and discounted admission rates once per month from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Currently featured at NMC: Calgary Folk Music Festival: 40 Year of Forward Thinking. This lovingly curated exhibition celebrates 40 years and relives beautiful memories through 40 photographs taken by professional Festival volunteers. From the personal and poetic to the magic of performance, they capture the people and moments that make the Calgary Folk Music Festival something truly special. The exhibition, 40 Years of Forward Thinking, is accessible with paid admission to Studio Bell and will run from February 1 to March 4, 2019, alongside Exposure, Alberta’s Photography Festival, in venues across the province. POP-UP FARMERS MARKET @ SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS Join our special Valentine’s Day Mini Market to pick up great local gifts at South Health Campus on Wednesday, February 13th from 11am-1pm. Outro music is Passé Composé by David Hilowitz. Used under license CC BY-NC 4.0.
25 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
Special Bonus! Block Heater 2019
This is a conversation with Kerry Clarke, artistic director at Calgary Folk Music Festival. We talk a bit about what it means to be a festival artistic director, and then Kerry tells me all about the lineup for the upcoming Block Heater music festival. The festival runs February 21 to 23. The fest kicks off with a hip hop show on Thursday night at Festival Hall in Inglewood featuring artists Cartel Madras and Snotty Nose Rez Kids. The rest of the fest is on Friday and Saturday at National Music Centre, Central Library, and the King Eddy. Find out about tickets and prices at calgaryfolkfest.com/blockheater. C5 Power Chord scale by Dinura Pradeep Balasooriya. Used under license CC BY-ND 4.0.
32 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
The haps for Jan 30 to Feb 5
Wednesday, January 30 SCIENCE IN THE CINEMA: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER On Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education, in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary is hosting a screenin g of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, the movie is a sensitive portrayal of a depressed youth, their battle with anxiety and also touches on early childhood trauma. Following the screening, join Dr. Scott Patten, MD, PhD, Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos, PhD, and Nigel Mayers, peer support worker at the Canadian Mental Health Association for a discussion on the mental health of youth. Thursday, January 31 STARTHOP & RIDE: AN INNOVATION CRAWL You've got an idea and you don't know where or how to get started. Hop on to the C.E.O. Calgary Innovation Bus and get hooked up with big name leaders, movers, and shakers in entrepreneurship. No time like the present to say YES! Tour begins at the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking. Stops include co-working and maker spaces, visits to top startup companies in the city, and speakers from renowned accelerators. Learn all about the resources available to get your startup going. ALBERTA'S NEXT DRAG SUPERSTAR QUALIFIER The top 10 contestants will move on to the Calgary Finals to be held Friday, February 22 at Dickens (with guest judge BIBLEGIRL) and then the Alberta Finals will take place on Friday, May 3 at Evolution Wonderlounge in Edmonton. Friday, February 1 LOCKED LIBRARY It's easy to get lost in a good book — but what if you had to escape from one? Find out on February 1, 2019 to play the latest edition of our massive one-night escape event, Locked Library. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to explore Calgary’s new Central Library after hours! Your team will have 2 hours to work together, solve puzzles and escape! Proceeds from Locked Library will support the Calgary Public Library Foundation. YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST Every February, participating cafés, restaurants and chocolatiers compete for the award of YYC's Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate and special Cup That Runneth Over Award. Every cup sold supports Calgary Meals on Wheels, providing nutritious meals to vulnerable Calgarians. Saturday, February 2 LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL - WEEK 2 Continues on Sunday The Lunar New Year Festival 2019 will be the largest celebration that the Cultural Centre hosts. The Centre has been hosting this celebration for the past 26 years in order to celebrate the changing Chinese zodiac. This year, we will celebrate the Year of the Dog and encourages the public to participate in our celebrations in order to enrich their knowledge of Chinese traditions. ALBERTA GOLDEN GLOVES Continues on Sunday It’s boxing. Monday, February 4 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AT THE SHIP These nights are specifically designed for anyone who has no experience with the world of 'tabletop role-playing games' such as D&D, Pathfinder, or any of the others out there. The evening will begin with first-come-first-served selection of a character to play, followed by a quick Q&A, then diving right into the adventure. Tuesday, February 5 HALF PRICE GAMES NIGHT AT GRETA osted Game Night from 8-10pm, sign-up in advance or walk-in - prizes awarded for high scores and best vibes. $5 GRETA Draft Beer. MACARON CLASS AT OLLIA MACARONS If you've ever wanted to learn how to make the elusive French macarons you've come to the right place! What's involved: e learn a little bit about the history of the macaron, how to properly macaronage, tips & tricks for getting the perfect shell, flavour creation, and troubleshooting (max 12 people). The class is 2.5 hrs and totally gluten free. Kids 10+ are welcome in the class when a parent/guardian takes the class with them. You will sample our macarons & have tea from our own line of premium organic loose leaf teas. At the end of the class you will have a box of macarons to take home (approx. 30). We supply all materials and equipment needed. Later this month - Feb 21-23 BLOCK HEATER Winter music festival curated by the Calgary Folk Festival. TOMORROW! We'll be releasing a special bonus episode with guest Kerry Clarke, Artistic Director at Calgary Folk Music Festival. I'll be talking to her about the Block Heater lineup and what you should know about who's coming! Outro music is Cannabis Laced Hot Chocolate by DRONE. Used under license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE.
28 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
The haps for Jan 23 to 29 2019
Wednesday, January 23 PATTERNS OF DEMOCRACY IN WESTERN CANADIAN CITIES Who governs in Canada? Who should govern? Rarely have these questions been debated more passionately than in twentieth century Western Canadian cities. At the Calgary Institute for the Humanities Dr. Jack Lucas focused his research on two particular reforms relevant to discussions of Canadian democratic politics today. The first is electoral reform. The second is development of the franchise in Western Canadian Cities, that is, rules concerning who was and wan not allowed to vote. LADIES' POKER NIGHT OUT Have you ever wanted to play poker but been to intimidated to walk into an actual poker room and try? Invite your girls out for an evening of fun and learn how to play poker during an actual cash game all while enjoying complimentary champagne and wine samples as well as a tasting table from Zen 8 Grill. Thursday, January 24 RV EXPO AND SALE Continues through Sunday Bring your coupons. Lots of expensive toys to window shop. BIG WINTER CLASSIC Continues through Sunday BIG Winter Classic was born out of an idea to celebrate Calgary year-round, not just in the fleeting summer months. Arts, music local beer and YOU collide at BIG Winter Classic for a four-day winter wonderland weekend. We take the best and funnest people in our city and put them in a room together to create, imagine, dream, drink and play, all in the dead of winter. Because we’re Calgarians and dancing under patio heaters when it’s -15C outside actually sounds perfect. REVV52: LEGENDS Four performances through Saturday Join us for a night of sensational music as Revv52 presents LEGENDS: The People, The Places, The Performances. In a season-long tribute to some of the most memorable performances in the history of pop and rock music, we are taking the music of the greats and reimagining it with that unique Revv52 twist. The Beatles, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Eagles, Bowie, Elvis, Prince, U2... who isn't in this show? We want to take you higher! See you there. Friday, January 25 WINTER CLASSIC DOG SHOW Alberta Kennel Club: We have 3 All Breed Championship Shows, 3 Rally Obedience Trials and Three Obedience Trials. Other events include Conformation Sanction Match hosted by the Alberta Dachshund Club - Thursday evening, Obedience Fun Match hosted by Wild Rose Springer Spaniel Association of Alberta - Thursday evening, Junior Showmanship Competition - Saturday and Sunday, and Scent Hurdle Racing - Saturday after Best In Show. ROBBIE BURNS DAY Drink whisky, eat haggis. Robbie Burns Bash at St. LouisRobbie Burns Day at The ShipSlàinte Mhath: Burns Night at Petroleum ClubBurns Night by St Andrews Caledonian Society (Saturday) Saturday, January 26 SILVER SPRINGS 13TH ANNUAL LEGO COMPETITION Public viewing of LEGO entries in one of four categories: Structures, Space, Transportation or Cool Scenes. Age categories 2 and up; adults included. Monday, January 28 OLYMPIC OVAL TOONIE SKATE $2 for entry; $6.50 for skate and helmet rental. CROWCHILD CLASSIC HOCKEY The Crowchild Classic is an annual competition between the University of Calgary Dinos and the Mount Royal University Cougars in Canada West regular season games across the sports of basketball, hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Each year, the school that wins the most games in the series is awarded 'The Medal' - a 68-kilogram cast iron City of Calgary manhole cover. SHIP ARCADE Arcade, console and PC games happen at the Ship every last Monday of the month, Tuesday, January 29 DAN DUGUAY'S WHO KNOWS VARIETY SHOW The WhoKnows Variety Show is hosted and produced by Dan Duguay. On (USUALLY) the last Tuesday of each month, Dan presents different Alberta artists, groups and a myriad of performers. Past shows have had music, magic, poetry, clowning, spinning plates, comedy & CAUTION TAPE! Dan's one-man band is always there and ready for action. It is a fast-paced show that is perfect for the YouTube generation. Everyone is welcome including teenagers and people who are easily distracted. The evening starts at 7:30pm and usually ends around 10pm. WhoKnows is the name of the show because you never know who you’ll see or what they’ll do. Tickets are $15 and will be added to your bill. Reservations are encouraged! Outro music is Alum Drum Solo by Blue Dot Sessions. Used under license CC BY-NC 4.0.
23 minutes | Jan 16, 2019
The haps for Jan 16 to 22
Wednesday, January 16 MEDIA LAB MEETUP It's the return of the Media Lab Meetup! Come by and have a drink, enjoy the food, and talk with some of the amazing creators of Calgary. We encourage all types! This includes filmmakers, actors, podcasters, videomakers, musicians, and any other type that we haven't listed here. BANFF SNOW DAYS Continues through Jan 27 Come see winter artistry in action during Snow Days, the festival of snow in Banff National Park. CALGARY ZOO PENGUIN WALK Daily through March 31 This incredible program allows visitors to get an up close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins, and is subject to weather conditions. Thursday, January 17 GOTWOOD FIELD PINBALL CLINICS @ PINBAR Every Thursday at 11:30 am until Tony finds something better to do Tony (Haps co-host) is addicted to pinball and he wants to open your eyes, Bird House-style. Bring $10 in loonies and a hunger for pain and misery. MINDFULNESS FOR BEGINNERS Mindfulness is the process of bringing one’s attention to internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. Decades of successful research studies have demonstrated that the practice of Mindfulness is strongly correlated to a greater sense of well-being and to overall wellness. Mindfulness has also found to be effective in reducing anxiety and worry within the workplace and in school settings. It is a powerful tool that can support one’s ability to calm, connect and cultivate self-awareness. Increased resilience, the development of a growth mindset and balancing the nervous system are additional benefits to a Mindfulness practice. In addition to being a mother of three, Amber Pavey is an elementary school teacher, mindfulness educator and Access Bars® facilitator. Amber has completed the Mindful Schools Essentials Program and is currently enrolled in the Mindful Schools Certification. Friday, January 18 THE CHURCH IN NAZI GERMANY Explore how the church in Germany reacted to the Nazi movement. Led by Professor Irving Hexham from UCalgary and Professor Emeritus Dr. Karla Poewe. Saturday, January 19 FERMENTED FOODS 101 Learn to make sauerkraut and pickles. PRIME TIME BIG BAND BRUNCH Big band and brunch. EILEEN KOSASIH'S CLASSICAL VARIETY SHOW We’re crushin’ on classical, all thanks to Eileen Kosasih. She’s back on the Eddy stage to present new-school classical creations with the Lily quartet. FROSTY'S BIRTHDAY Clothing donation drive with a Frosty walking around! In partnership with Strategic Group & Project Warmth. Most needed items include: hats, sweaters, coats, mittens, scarves, boots, blankets and sleeping bags, warm clothing for kids, warm clothing for teenagers etc. CLASSICAL GUITAR EVENING A chill musical night featuring Mustafa Kamaliddin, Dariush Danowski and Stephen Demaer. Sunday, January 20 WORLD SNOW DAYS Sunday snow deals everywhere. Click through for the complete list of awesome. Outro song "Michelle" by Spewing Cum. Used under license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
24 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
The haps for Jan 9 to Jan 15
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 PODCAST LIVE! OUR CITIES WITH JENNIFER KEESMAAT In 20 years, Calgary will be a city of over 2 million people. Can the Calgary of the future be beautiful, sustainable, AND livable? Renowned urbanist, Jennifer Keesmaat is passionate about creating places where people flourish, and will tackle this topic. Named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s, and one of the “most influential” by Toronto Life, she spent five years as Toronto’s Chief City Planner, where she was celebrated for her innovative and collaborative approach to city-building. KETO 101 The Ketogenic Diet is one of the hottest trends right now. But is it the right lifestyle choice for you? Cindy has been living the Keto lifestyle for four years and is a wealth of experience. She will walk you through what is the keto diet, who can benefit, how to get started, avoiding common pitfalls, the pros and cons of adding in intermittent fasting, and demonstrates some easy recipes to get you started. TACKLE DEBT - FREE FINANCIAL FITNESS CLASS What you'll learn: Strategies for paying off your debt quicker Options for debt restructuring (e.g. OPD, bankruptcy, consumer proposal) Tips for increasing income and decreasing expenses How to work with your creditors Friday, January 11 CALGARY RENOVATION SHOW Has a Big T’s BBQ. Also reality show headliners and 200 exhibitors but mostly Big T’s BBQ. UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL The re-opening of the Granary Road Public Market but with a heavy focus on perogies. WINEFEST TICKETS (NOT ACTUAL WINEFEST, THAT'S IN FEB) Winefest is an all-included wine tasting event with canapes and sweets. None of this buying sampling coupon nonsense. Pay your entry, drink the wine. Early bird pricing ends on Jan 11. Saturday, January 12 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL This High Performance Rodeo favourite sells out every year, tickling the fancies of people who know how to have a Rodeo good time. And once again, Calgary's most adventurous theatre companies rise to the challenge, performing 10-minute plays with only 24 hours to prepare. This is a fan favourite for season Rodeo goers and newbies alike. The results are usually hilarious and always surprising in a nerve-wracking, theatre-at-the-speed-of-caffeine kind of way. Which, come to think of it, is always a great way to take in the Rodeo. MIKE MACKENZIE BAND PLAYS ZEPPELIN To celebrate the birth of the mighty Led Zeppelin, Calgary's Mike MacKenzie Band will perform their self-titled debut album 50 years to the day after its initial release. A three-set full night affair, there will be much more music to round out the evening including originals, more Zep and other gems, with LZ1 serving as set #2. SILVERBALL WIZARDS OPEN PINBALL LEAGUE Takes place every Saturday @ 12:30 (except on Feb 9). Free-play practice begins at 11:30. League is played in the backroom. $10 per week, $5 for under 18. SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENING OF MARY POPPINS RETURNS Movie screenings presented in a lights up, sound down environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (or anyone for whom the environment is suitable) and their families to view new release films. Ticket price is the child admission price for any guests attending these screenings. DISNEY TRIVIA Questions all about Disney Animated films, from Snow White to Ralph Breaks the Internet. Mini-games, fabulous prizes, food and drink specials, etc. Teams of up to 8 people. Monday, January 14 WE WERE CHILDREN - NFB FILM SCREENING We Were Children is a 2012 Canadian documentary film about the experiences of First Nations children in the Canadian Indian residential school system. The film recounts the experiences of two residential school survivors: Lyna Hart, who was sent to the Guy Hill Residential School in Manitoba at age four, and Glen Anaquod, who was sent to the Lebret Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. We Were Children combines interviews with the two with dramatic recreations of their experiences. The evening will include a film showing followed by a talking circle.
24 minutes | Jan 2, 2019
The haps for Jan 2 to 8 2019
Thursday, January 3 GLENBOW FIRST THURSDAY On the First Thursday of every month, Glenbow is open late and admission is free from 5-9pm thanks to support from Servus Credit Union. Glenbow is committed to expanding the reach and impact of art and culture in our community. BEERS AND CAMERAS These meetups are attended by photographers, videographers and creatives looking to build a stronger local community where networking and teaming is encouraged. Friday, January 4 BANFF GONDOLA STARGAZING Repeats on Saturday night and again on weekends from Jan 25 Stargazing with “ultra-modern” telescopes, interpreters and no light pollution. Professional photographers on hand to help with your camera settings. Short film, Rockies After Dark, screened in the theatre. THE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Continues through Sunday See all the NEW 2019 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, all under one roof. Meet tons of experts, check out the latest gear and apparel, and get all-revved up for your next adventure! Saturday, January 5 BABY NEW YEARS PINBALL TOURNEY Registration starts at 11:30, Tournament starts at 12:30. Games set on free-play. $9 of every entry goes towards prize pool. BARBARIAN MOVIE NIGHT RETURNS Dubious fantasy tales from the 80s. Free popcorn and no cover. MUCH ADO FROM NOTHING: IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE To be or not to be – it is up to you! The Kinkonauts will trade in their jeans for Elizabethan short pants, and create an improvised Shakespeare play, on-the-spot based on an audience suggestion. LAST NIGHT FOR ZOOLIGHTS We’re turning two million holiday lights on just for you. Come wrap yourself in a warm winter hug with Zoolights and start glowing from the inside out. Sunday, January 6 CATS & YOGA $25 includes a yoga with the kitties, and a complimentary small loose-leaf tea or brewed coffee. Tuesday, January 8 CENTRAL LIBRARY ARCHITECTURAL TOUR This volunteer-guided tour highlights the creative construction process and iconic architecture of the Central Library designed by the international firm Snøhetta and local firm DIALOG. Tour continues at various times on various days through Feb. URBAN ADVENTURE WALK - PEARCE ESTATE PARK Fit Frog Adventures hosts regular walks to stay fit, meet new people, and enjoy the city in which we live. Urban Adventure Walks are 12+ km. GAMES NIGHT AT ELITE BREWING Come join us Tuesday's for games night. If you need a reservation for large groups let us know. We have many large tables to support big games, while have some smaller ones for more private card based games. Your bring the games & friends and we have the beer, cider & food!