Top Things To Do This March in YYC

Get ready to dance, laugh, learn and sweat as you dabble in a variety of new events this month.

And just like that, another month down Calgary. Whether you enjoy going to the theatre, listening to inspiring speakers or partying like it’s 1999, we’ve got a jam-packed month for you. Get ready to dance, laugh, learn and sweat as you dabble in a variety of new events this March.

Calgary Glow Party 2019
March 1st at 9pm
Knoxville’s Tavern, 840 9 Ave SW
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Ring in the new month with perhaps Calgary’s biggest glow party of all time. Combine high-energy music, black lights, complimentary glow sticks and glow wear for a night of dancing and partying that you’ll never forget.

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
March 1st-2nd from 7:30pm-10pm
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW 
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Allow the wizarding world of Harry Potter to come to life in front of you as you watch the film on a giant, high-definition screen while the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to the magical world with their beautiful renditions of the classic melodies.

CSSC Dodgeball Tournament
March 2nd from 9am-5pm
Lord Beaverbrook High School, 9019 Fairmount Dr SE
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Grab life by the balls and register for a full-day Adult Co-ed Dodgeball Tournament. Register individually or as a team, all skill levels are welcome.

Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres
March 2nd-3rd from 10am-4pm
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW
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Learn and experience French culture firsthand at this annual winter event, celebrating French Canadian, Métis and First Nations cultures, their traditions and stories. Lots of fun for the whole family.

The New Canadian Curling Club
March 5th-23rd at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturdays and Sundays
Martha Cohen Theatre, 215 8 Ave SE
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Enjoy a hilarious night out at the theatre as the story of a Chinese physician, a Jamaican Tim Horton’s manager, a South Asian father and a 17-year old Syrian refugee living in a rural Albertan town unfolds in front of you. Said to be a “laugh-out-loud, heart-warming reminder of what it means to be Canadian,” this show will not disappoint.

802 Challenge
March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th from 4pm-7pm
Calgary Tower, 101 9 Ave SW
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Challenge yourself this March by climbing up the Calgary Tower on a Tuesday afternoon for half-priced admission. Conquer the 802 steps and reward yourself by wandering through the Observation Deck while taking in the city view from a new perspective.
Free First Thursday Museum Admission
March 7th from 5pm-9pm
Glenbow Museum, 130 9 Ave SE
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Thanks to Servus Credit Union, the Glenbow Museum is open late fo’ free on the first Thursday of every month. Grab your gals, your pals or your one-and-only to explore multiple floors of timeless art and travelling exhibits.

Sweet Success Workshop
March 7th from 7pm-9pm
11769 40 St SE
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Hosted by Candice Munro of Buttercream Clothing, this workshop will help provide you with tips and tricks on how to grow your already-established business through social media, networking and managing the every day stresses of your business. Enjoy light refreshments, an afternoon of learning and a sweet swag bag to take home with you.

snap YYC
March 7th from 7:30pm-11:59pm
The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW
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Get ready to dance for women working towards achieving independence. Attend this cultural immersion as a celebration of International Women’s Day featuring Serena Ryder, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Calum Graham, Amelie Patterson, Sheri-D Wilson and a preview of the season’s latest street style trends produced by PARK.

RISE
March 7th-9th
Azuridge Estate Hotel, 178057 272 St W, Priddis
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Get connected and feel empowered at this immersive getaway conference designed for today’s woman. Attend this event for one, two or three days to experience inspiring speakers, workshops, scrumptious food, tasty beverages and so much more.

Barre Body Studio Rise Up
March 8th from 11:30am-1:30pm
The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW
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With simply a yoga mat, pair of running shoes and a water bottle, you can join dozens of other women at Barre Body Studio’s second annual International Women’s Day event. Get your sweat on and rise up with other local women as you work on your body, mind and spirit simultaneously.

Swingin’ Sundays
March 10th at 1-2pm and 2pm-4pm
Central Library, 800 3 St SE
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Enjoy an afternoon of swing dancing in Calgary’s trendiest new library in the heart of downtown. Start the event off with a beginner’s swing dancing lesson, followed by social dancing with people of all ages and skill levels.

Just for Laughs Comedy Showcase
March 10th doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm
The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Tr SE
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Get ready to meet the stars of tomorrow at this Laugh Shop showcase. Watch as ten up-and-coming comedians laugh-battle it out for a chance to make it big and appear at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.

Calgary Career Fair and Training Expo
March 12th from 10am-3:30pm
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, 120 9 Ave SE
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Looking for a new job? Network with some of Calgary’s leading employers while you discover new open positions around the city at this all day event. Stop in anytime between 10am-3:30pm to meet and greet your future boss as you take hold of your future.

A Midsummer’s Night Dream
March 13th-16th at 7:30pm daily, with an additional show at 2pm Saturday
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW
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Let yourself be dazzled by this beautiful rendition of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream,’ inspired by Felix Mendelssohn and performed by the Alberta Ballet. This graceful but comedic tale will wow-you from start to finish with its delicate touch and synchronized movement.

AON: Circus! After Dark
March 14th from 6pm-10pm
TELUS Spark, 220 St Georges Dr NE
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Folks, the circus has come to Calgary. Grab your date and head on down TELUS Spark’s Adult’s Night to try your hand, or should we say balance and coordination, at acrobatics, contortions, juggling and more.

The Black & White Ball
March 16th from 8pm-11:59pm
Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 9 Ave SW
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Who doesn’t love a night out dancing – especially when it’s a fundraiser? Attend the oh-so-glamorous Decidedly Jazz Dancework’s annual fundraising event of the year in your finest black and white attire to help support a local business helping those following their dreams.

Calgary Babes Who Brunch
March 16th from 10am-12pm
Murrieta’s Bar & Grill, 200-808 1 St SW
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The name really says it all: enjoy coffee, a two-course brunch, a curated gift bag and impactful takeaways from a keynote speaker. At this event, hear how Tanya Eklund, Owner of The Tanya Eklund Group RE/MAX Real Estate, became a leading female agent in Calgary, finds balance beyond her hustle and why honesty and integrity are woven through everything she does.

CSSC Curling Bonspiel
March 16th from 11am-7pm
Inglewood Golf and Curling Club, 19 Gosling Way SE
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Learn how to curl in the comfort of your very own pajamas. This year’s curling bonspiel put on by the Calgary Sport & Social Club encourages you to join in on food, drinks, door prizes, games and more – with or without a team.
Cocktails & Couture
March 16th from 7pm-9:45pm
Glenbow Museum, 130 9 Ave SE
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Learn the secrets behind Kyo-Jean Chung’s chic cocktails before the intimate guided tour of Calgary’s first major international fashion exhibition, Christian Dior. An evening of haute couture and elevated cocktails never sounded so glamorous.

Calgary St Patrick’s Day Party 2019
March 17th from 10pm-late
Music Nightclub, 1140 10 Ave SW
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Join hundreds of locals at one of Calgary’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parties. You can expect club anthems, hip-hop, anthems, house and entertaining mashups to dance along to all night long in your finest green attire. Leprechauns welcome.

Toast Vol 03 Calgary: Self Esteem and Body Image
March 19th from 7:30am-9am
ATB Financial, 102 8 Ave SW
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Following in the footsteps of some of the world’s strongest and most successful women, Ace is excited to bring you the morning empowerment series. Get ready for a mini-meditation, coffee+toast and a powerful talk designed to kick-start your day, develop positive new habits, build community and help set an intention for living your life to its fullest expression.

Trivia Night: Seinfeld
March 19th from 7pm-9pm
Wurst, 2437 4 St SW
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Tuesday is no longer the wurst day of the week… Grab your gang and head on down for cocktails and a little friendly competition seeing who knows the Seinfeld four better than you – we bet no one.

3D Tinder AKA Speed Dating
March 20th from 7pm-9pm
Bourbon Room, 341 10 Ave SW
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20 men, 20 women, one night only. Avoid that awkward number exchange at the end of the night or the endless swiping left and right on your phone night after night. Dress in your best and join this month’s speed dating event for ages 25-36 years old. Live a little Calgary – we dare you.

Calgary Flames Pawsitive Match Fundraiser
March 21st at 7pm
Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE
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Cheer on your Calgary Flames this month while also supporting a good local cause. Purchase your game ticket for only $39 and $5 will go straight back into Pawsitive Match, a local rescue foundation helping pups find their forever home.

Engaged Wedding Show
March 23rd from 1pm-8pm
Palomino Ballroom at BMO Centre, Roundup Way SE 20
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Dating, engaged, wannabe engaged? This show welcomes all. Created by wedding planners who know the struggle, this event is meant to help couples plan their wedding their way, browsing local vendors and gathering tips and tricks to make the big day run smoothly.

Friends Trivia: Season 1-5
March 26th from 7pm-9pm
Wurst, 2437 4 St SW
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Calling all 70s, 80s, 90s babies: how well do you know your Friends?? Test your knowledge of the best and the most obscure episodes from seasons one through five to see who really knows this New York gang the best.

Unite YYC
March 29th from 5pm-10pm
The Commons, 1206 20 Ave SE
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‘Fempreneurs’ one-night retreat: join other female entrepreneurs for a night out as you hear from successful women, browse the local market, snack on local bites and indulge in a little self-care all in one location. Yes we know, it almost sounds too good to be true.

The Little Vegan Market
March 30th from 10am-3pm
Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 St SW
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Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or you just like to eat local, stop by this market for a healthy grocery shopping trip. With free parking and free admission, there’s simply no reason not to.

ENCORE Fundraising Gala
March 30th from 5:30pm-late
The Big Four Building, 1801 Big Four Tr SE
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Dine, drink and dance the night away as you enjoy world-class talent at Theatre Calgary’s only fundraising event of the year. All net proceeds raised will help support access to the arts, artistic development and continue delivering innovative, impactful and diverse programming  – so buy your tickets now.

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