Notable Now Calgary: March 1, 2013

WHAT: Every Woman Festival
7pm, March 2
Join emcee Marnie Parsons at the Gerry Thomas Gallery for a night of fun, fashion, inspirational speakers, interactive activity and great entertainment in celebration of International Women’s Day. Take part in this annual event, which is dedicated to celebrating inspiring woman of style and substance. 

WHAT: playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays
March 6 – April 7
Love live theatre? Catch a performance or two at the 27th Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays. It’s the only event that brings together theatre artists from across Canada here in Calgary to develop and premiere four dynamic new pieces of theatre in a vibrant festival atmosphere. This celebration of Canadian stories and creativity includes performances, topical symposia about the plays and the state of theatre in Canada, as well as the opportunity to see fresh work in progress.

WHAT: AdDrinx
March 7
Looking to prove yourself in the arena? This is your chance to battle for supremacy at the AdDrinx 1st Annual Games Night. Calgary’s best excuse to meet-up, catch-up and drink-up with other members of the advertising industry is transforming Commonwealth by busting out the foosball and ping pong tables as they host two insanely competitive tournaments, BoozFoos and Ping&Pong.

What: 2013 Calgary Home + Garden Show
Feb 28 – March 3
Looking to make some home improvements? Head to the BMO Centre, Stampede Park ?(1410 Olympic Way SE), and ?explore a modern prefab home, learn about the latest products from local home and garden suppliers, or kick-start your renovation at project help desks. Celebrity guests include Bryan Baeumler of “Leave it to Bryan” and Paul LaFrance of “Decked Out.”

WHAT: Big Taste
March 1 – 10
Consider yourself a bit of a foodie? Calgary’s chefs are meeting foodie demands with new culinary creations, multi-course meals and set-menu dining for the Big Taste – Calgary’s premier food festival. It only lasts for 10 days, so book your table(s) at any of the 70 participating restaurants in and around Calgary’s downtown.

WHAT: Belgo Brasserie Beer Society
6pm, March 6
As one of the city’s first locations to offer a comprehensive list of unique and delicious beers, Belgo brings you the first annual Beer Society in conjunction with the launch of their new beer menu. Taste all sorts of beers offered at Belgo. (Tickest $20/ person) 

NOW OPEN: Yellow Door Bistro
119-12th Avenue SW
The latest restaurant to be launched by the Hotel Arts Group, Yellow Door Bistro seats up to 120 seats for breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Executive Chef Duncan Ly prepares bistro-inspired cuisine with a reverence for classical ingredients but served up with contemporary twists.

Photo courtesy Yellow Door Bistro