Calgary Weekender: March 23 through 25, 2012

Friday evening, we suggest heading over to the base of the Calgary Tower (115 9th Avenue SW, Suite 162) to check out the artist-run, pop-up gallery highlighting the work of 21 soon-to-be graduates of the Alberta College of Art and Design. The collective demographic is composed of artists from a diverse range of disciplines, working in ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, photography and performance. This variety of mediums and creative methodologies will beget a dynamic, vibrant and unique exhibition. The gallery will be open from 7pm until late.

After, why not pop over to Charcut for a bite to eat. Share a bottle of wine and a Charcut Board with friends as you discuss your favourite pieces of art.

Not able to make the pop-up gallery? Not to worry; ACAD’s Spring Show + Sale will be taking place March 22-24 at the Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW).

The Spring Show + Sale is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year at ACAD, and is a unique opportunity for art, design and craft lovers to collect exciting and unique work from emerging artists and designers in all departments at the College. From glass to jewellery, and from fibre to painting, students have been hard at work creating works for this important event. All proceeds raised at the Spring Show + Sale return to ACAD students. 

For the adventure-seeking YPs, this weekend also brings The Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. Taking place at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park (20 Roundup Way) Saturday and Sunday, this is an opportunity to get pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations. Meet experienced guides who will help you plan your next dream getaway, see canoe & kayak experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool or ignite your passion for off-roading, biking, hiking, running, water or mountain sports at over 200 exhibits. Discover exotic hot spots, safaris, eco-holidays or camping trips and be inspired by outdoor celebrities and thrilling adventure travel presentations. 

Looking for some entertainment? Blue Man Group is in Calgary this weekend bringing their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts, which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Heralded as “one of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged,” it’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production. But with no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. The show is sure to leave you in a blissful, euphoric state. The show is being held at the Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Avenue NW), more info and tickets can be found here.