WHAT’S UP THIS WEEKEND: MARCH 9 – MARCH 11  

From the Half Your Plate Chefs Dinner to the Women’s Day Dinner Party & Fashion Show, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.

From the Half Your Plate Chefs Dinner to the Women’s Day Dinner Party & Fashion Show, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.

1. Half Your Plate Chefs Dinner
March 9th from 6pm-1130pm
Winsport – Markin MacPhail Centre, 88 Olympic Rd SW
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This foodie event was created to showcase how produce can bring your meal to the next level. Back for its second year, you’ll learn how to get creative with your fruits and veggies while enjoying unique dishes from nine local chefs. The evening will feature a hor d’oeuvres reception, seated five-course experience, live entertainment, culinary demonstrations, and alcohol pairings from local distilleries. Each dinner guest will receive a Culinary Chef’s Bag filled with items to take home and try in the kitchen. Proceeds help support the Community Kitchen of Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

2. 2018 Improv Games
March 10th, doors open at 7pm, starts at 8pm
Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave SE
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Be prepared for a mix of improv comedy and The Hunger Games at this Saturday night event. You’ll see two improv troupes from in and around Calgary take stage and battle it out to see who is funnier. The audience will also receive special Improv Games “coins” to give advantage to their favourite team. Fancy dress code of the “Capitol” is encouraged and be sure to arrive early so you can enjoy some drinks hors d’oeuvres and photo booth fun.

3. Music Video Dance Party
March 10th from 10pm-1am
The Rec Room, 1180-901 64 Ave NE
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Strap on your best light-up shoes and get ready to throw it back with The Rec Room’s Music Video Dance Party on March 10th. They’ve got the best videos from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s to keep your dance party going until late.

4. Red & White Calgary Comic and Toy Expo
March 11th from 10am-5pm
Red & White Club, north end of McMahon Stadium, 1833 Crowchild Trail NW
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Bring the whole family for a day of fun-filled entertainment. The Red & White Comic and Toy Show offers comics, toys, manga, original artwork, role-playing games, and so much more. Browse from over 40 vendors and don’t forget to check out the artist alley, costume contest and silent auction too.

5. Women’s Day Dinner Party & Fashion Show
March 11th from 6pm-9pm
The Wednesday Room, 100 – 118 8 Ave SW
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Celebrate Women’s Day by supporting local female entrepreneurs over an evening of food, fashion and film at The Wednesday Room. Indulge in a three-course dinner while sipping hand-crafted cocktails and enjoying a CANIFFF film screening. Later, check out new spring styles and collections from your favourite local boutiques and jewelers like Bamboo Ballroom, Kate Hewko, Purr Clothing, Kismet, Splash of Fashion, and more. This event is in support of the Brenda Stafford Society for Prevention of Domestic Violence.

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