Well, friends, you made it through! Friday is nearly here again and with some sun in the forecast, we’re looking forward to a beautiful couple of days outdoors and with the people, we love most. Not sure how to spend the next couple of days? Here are just 10 exciting things happening in Calgary this weekend.
WATCH LABYRINTH AT THE NANTON DRIVE-IN
This weekend, Calgarians are encouraged to take a drive to Nanton, Alberta where they’ll be screening cult-classic Labyrinth as part of the 2022 Festival of Animated Objects. The twist? Instead of a traditional screen, the film will be shown on the side of a grain elevator.
When: Friday, March 25th & 26th
Where: 2119 19 Avenue, Nanton
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $40 /per car
VISIT THE GLENBOW MUSEUM’S SATTELITE EXHIBITION SPACE
Miss going for walks through history, explanation, and color? Calgary’s Glenbow Museum has finally opened the doors to its FREE short-term exhibition space which features incredible pieces from all over the world. Check it out and enjoy!
When: March 2022
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
TAKE A WALK THROUGH THE SISTINE CHAPEL EXHIBITION
Dress up, wind down, and experience the magic of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, a stunning popup gallery that celebrates one of the most famous painters in history. For more information or tickets, check out the link above.
When: Until April 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
With the sun making an appearance this weekend, it’s high time that you get some fresh air! Over the next few days why not treat yourself to a stunning spring hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Check the link above for our favorites!
ROCK OUT AT THE BIG WINTER CLASSIC
Back and bigger than ever, Calgary’s Big Winter Classic has returned for 2022. This weekend Check out bands, drink local beer, and support local artists at various venues throughout the city!
When: Thursday, March 24th – 26th | March 31st – April 2nd | April 8th – 9th
Where: See calendar above
HAVE A SIP AT THE TIPSY PARROT RUM SHACK
You need a vacation, and we know just the place! Located at the Fairmont Palliser, the Tipsy Parrot Popup Bar provides a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life. This weekend, grab a boozy sip or snack on Caribbean bites and enjoy a tropical escape all without hopping on a plane.
When: Tuesdays – Saturdays
Where: Boulevard-level Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
LOSE YOURSELF IN THE QUANTUM SANDBOX EXHIBIT
The first of its kind in Canada, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery has opened a brand new exhibit that will take you to a whole new dimension. Check it out and say bon voyage to reality – but beware, you might not want to come back!
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
GO FOR BRUNCH
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that Sundays are tough – so waking up before noon should be celebrated! This Sunday, grab your best pals and stumble into one of Calgary’s best brunch spots for a delicious hangover meal. Check out the link above for some of our favorites.
CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
Rock, pop, or country – this Saturday and Sunday you’re encouraged to check out the iconic National Music Centre, which has shifted to a pay-what-you-can admission model for weekend guests! Explore five floors of exhibitions and catch also performances – it’s all included with the admission of your choosing.
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
GET A SWEET TREAT FOR A GOOD CAUSE
There’s nothing like making a difference – and grabbing a tasty snack. This weekend, stop by Luke’s for a potentially life-saving cup of locally made ice cream as the convenience store has pledged 100% of the profits to the incredible people of Ukraine currently fighting for their freedoms.
Well, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Enjoy!
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