Calgary Weekender: May 16 through 18, 2014

Friday/Saturday/Sunday

The Hounds Of Baskerville
Sticking around town this weekend and looking for a night of culture? This is the classic tale of mystery, moonlight and the moors. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hounds Of Baskerville tells the tale of Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Watson being called to investigate the diabolical hound that has been busy plaguing the English countryside. Theatre lovers and fans of sleuth novels will equally delight in this inventive tale that has been entertaining people for over a century.

The ACAD Student Art Show
The 2014 Alberta College of Art + Design Grad Show is now on display, a great opportunity to see some incredible works by the young artists who will help define the future of art and design in this province and beyond. You’ll be able to see a cool collection of ceramics, drawings, and photography and sculpture (just to name a few mediums) created by over 200 graduating artists. Everything will be displayed on the 3rd floor in the Illingworth Kerr gallery. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday

Road Trip Anyone?
If you’re looking for a little road trip this weekend then you might want to consider taking a day to drive out to badlands to visit the Royal Tyrell Museum. This fantastic place has an incredible collection of fossils, plants and geological specimens that will keep you fascinated for hours. Walking the exhibits and experiencing the interactive displays never gets old and there’s something here for all ages. The surrounding landscape is also worth stopping for to admire. The drive from Calgary to Drumheller is less than two hours and the Tyrell will be open all weekend. 

Saturday

Healing Arts Fair
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre is hosting the Healing Arts Fair this weekend and admission is free of charge. You’ll have the chance to experience music, arts and talks by an interesting group of health professionals and advocates. If you’re interested in the teachings of classical Chinese medicine, the practice of Reiki, and the art of aromatherapy, this is the fair for you. There will also be live music throughout the day and a gallery of art and photography to check out. You’ll feel healthier for visiting.

Saturday/Sunday

Glassblowing
This is pretty unique: Learn how to blow glass with Firebrand Glass Studio on Saturday and Sunday and find out how handy you are with fire. The instruction is geared towards both beginners and intermediate students and during the course you’ll have the chance to make several of your very own works of art to take home. These are popular classes and fill up fast, so don’t wait to sign up. Courses are $275 for the two days. 

Monday

Last Chance To Ski and Ride
It’s always so hard to go skiing when we’re on the verge of summer but Slush Cup is an awesome excuse to hit the slopes one last time. On May 19th Sunshine Mountain will be hosting the annual Slush Cup and you are encouraged to wear your most ridiculous outfit to the party, where you’ll have the opportunity to try to clear the slush pond on your skis. Don’t feel bad if you’re not that talented on a set of skis – there’s even a prize for the best belly flop.

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Top photo courtesy Ski Banff