Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, but if not – maybe this will put a skip back into your step. From popups to exhibits, interactive galleries and more – here are 10 incredibly fun things that you can do in Calgary this week. Enjoy and have fun!
CHECK OUT THE TIPSY PARROT RUM SHACK
From the bright, elaborate decor and the loud uppidy beats to the Palliser’s world-class service, The Tipsy Parrot Popup Bar provides a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Grab a boozy sip or snack on Caribbean bites and enjoy a tropical escape right here in Calgary!
When: Tuesdays – Saturdays
Where: Boulevard-level Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
EXPLORE MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION
It’s an art attack! This week, suit up and check out Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, a newly opened gallery that celebrates one of the most famous Renaissance painters in history. For more information or tickets, check out the link above.
When: Until April 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
CHECK OUT THE ALICE POP-UP
Get topsy turvy! From now until the end of this month, Calgarians are encouraged to sip, play and explore an unusual event where colours are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry as can be.
When: Until March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
HIT THE OLYMPIC PLAZA SKATING RINK
Have you broken in your skates yet? If not, don’t fret because there’s still time! As Calgary’s only outdoor refrigerated ice rink, Olympic Plaza remains open and available to the public. Check it out and enjoy, folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
BE THE ROCK AT CALGARY’S HUMAN BONSPIEL
Hurry hard! It’s finally time! This week, check out the Human Bonspiel event at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza. Competitions will be held every day during the lunch hour with the finals falling on March 11th.
When: March 7th – 11th
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: 11: 30 pm
Cost: $250 per team
WANDER THE NEW QUANTUM SANDBOX EXHIBIT
Described as an infinite space where science and art meet, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery is the first of its kind in Canada and this month its new exhibit ‘Quantum Sandbox’ will blow you away. Check it out and escape reality – you might not want to come back.
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
COZY UP NEXT TO A FIREPIT FOR FREE
Tired of the snow? Embrace it – because it’s here to stay for a little while longer. Calgary’s FREE community fire pits are back and available to the public in hopes of warming these chillier months. Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one for you and your closest pals!
WADDLE WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO
With or without kids, you won’t want to miss this one, friends. As long as the weather permits, Calgarians can waddle over to the Zoo for their adorable 10th annual Penguin Walk! This event is truly as cute as can be, so check it out!
When: Every day until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
LAUGH OUT LOUD AT JUBILATIONS NEW SHOW ‘SHIPP’S CREEK’
Eat, laugh and enjoy! From now until March 19th, Calgarians can check out Shipp’s Creek just a unique to Calgary parody of the popular beloved TV show starring Canadian royalty. For more information or to get your tickets now, check out the link above!
When: Until March 19th
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary
Time: 6:15 pm
GO INNER TUBING AT WINSPORT
Don’t know how to ski? Instead of gripping some poles, Calgarians can check out Winsport where almost anyone can hit the slopes and enjoy the breeze for a day of inner tubing!
When: See dates above
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: Prices vary
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first?
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