Calgary Weekender: March 28 through 30, 2014


The Art of Whisky
If you’re hankering to try a bit of whisky this weekend you will probably want to partake in Cork and Canvas’ Art of Whisky tasting in support of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Sniff and sip your way through 600 years of distilling history at Willow Park Wines this Friday night and make sure to sign up for Uber ( before you go to ensure you have a safe, stylish way home. The event starts at 7pm and tickets are $40 each.

Post-Game Party
For those of you that haven’t given up on the Flames this season, you’ll know that the New York Rangers are coming to town on Friday. If you are looking for somewhere to head post-game, we suggest Vagabond Brewery, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Saddledome. Stop in for a late-night snack or refreshments with pals. The drinks here are good and won’t leave you feeling quite as light-headed as the ones served at the game. 


Ski Louise Stampede
If you wish every day could be a Stampede day, the folks at Lake Louise and Ranchman’s are answering your prayers this Saturday. Join the professional rodeo for two fun-filled race events open to anyone who feels like taking on the mountain on skis or boards in cowboy gear. If you’re not the competitive type, there’s an after-party for that and buses have been arranged to get everyone back to their accommodations at the end of the night. For more information and to register, visit the Ski Louise website


Fat Pig
Comedy meets controversy in this theatrical performance about a conventionally attractive young professional that falls for a librarian carrying a few more pounds than the girls he normally dates. The play cleverly deals with the relevant concepts of self-image, judgment and relationships in a metropolitan environment. It’s on in the Motel Theatre, and if you catch the Friday 7:30pm performance, don’t miss your last chance to check out the window exhibit, This is My City. (Fat Pig is also playing Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm).

Neighbourhood Date: Kensington
Trying to think of a different way to spend the weekend in town? We’ve got you covered. Move beyond downtown and hit up Kensington for a change. Vendome Cafe (940 2nd Ave NW) is one of the nicest places to enjoy brunch, and if the weather is co-operating, you are close to the Memorial Drive riverside path to work off all the eggs and bacon afterwards. Looking to see a movie? This weekend the Plaza Theatre is showing Dallas Buyer’s Club and American Hustle, two new hit that everyone should see.

Made in Calgary: The 1990s
It’s a pretty safe bet to say that most of you reading this don’t have much a memory of Calgary’s arts scene in the 1990s. Educate and entertain yourselves with the Glenbow’s 4th installation of a five-part series about locally made, multidisciplinary art over the decades, which runs until May 4. The Glenbow opens at 9:00am every day and admission is $14 for adults. deVille Coffee is a great place to stop for coffee after your visit to the museum (located at 807 1st Street SW). The Nutella Latte is fantastic.

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Top photo courtesy deVille Coffee