Well got dang YYC, those summer vibes are sure holding strong this September! I mean, Fall isn’t officially here until the 22nd so we are FULLY entitled to ride those sweet summa time vibes as we transition into good ol’ cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice latte land. Which means there are so many spicy dates to be had this weekend while the sun’s shining hot! Read on peeps.
Make your dates POP this September with some serious sass and class! Pop Up Series is an otherworldly Arts & Dining series that YYC has never seen before. Every week Thursday to Sunday, experience a date night dreamscape in the Royale building on 17th ave and 7th street. It’s absolutely spilling with stunning art installations and AMAZING food. See towering glowing structures created by local artists and organization like La Cirque de la Nuit and Beakerhead.
Explore an ethereal realm reminiscent of Alice and Wonderland and your favourite nostalgic childhood media — insanely Instagrammable. Every week, a new local food truck takes over the menu to keep things fresh for your taste buds. Oh and by the way, you can score the best G+T of your damn life from their expert bar tenders. Pop by this link to plan your visit and make a reso — hurry because the series ends at the start of October!
Did someone say CHOCOLATE? Heck yes, and locally-made bean to bar chocolate at that! Ten Degrees Chocolate is turning it up one hundred degrees in YYC’s craft chocolate scene! Their new family-owned factory and cafe front in Mount Royal Village is sleek, chic and loaded with beautiful hand-made desserts. All of the cocoa beans used in their chocolate are ethically sourced and that perfect touch of sweetness comes from organic sugar. Chocolate is the ULTIMATE romance food and Ten Degrees Chocolate is your new destination for a sweet and sensuous date night experience. Click this link to learn more and follow them @tendegreeschocolate to fill your feed with pure goodness.
Bring in the dough like a total boss this week with Cuisine et Chateau in their bad ass bread baking class! Learn how to be a real bread winner by baking the perfect loaf to compliment any meal. The culinary pros instructing you will ensure you can easily recreate these recipes at home! Show your bae how much you love and “kneed” them in this awesome session. Head here to sign up.
Ride that summer wave to the max with a kick ass Paddle Station adventure! Paddle Station is your go-to guide for safe, fun and extremely memorable rides down the river. See YYC from a new angle and enjoy FREE life jackets and a safety kit with your kayak or raft rental — with some seriously rad customer service on top of that! Go to this link for all the details.
This Saturday, Sept. 12th YYC’s legendary dance studio, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, is launching their iconic $5 Class Week! This is the PERFECT time to shake off stress and shake that bootay to incredible music with INCREDIBLE people. The purpose of this week is to explore new styles of dance, test your comfort zone a lil bit and get totally LIT by how fun it is. With styles like West African, Ballet, Diva Style Hip Hop, and of course Jazz, there is truly something for everyone. Click here for the schedule and to secure your spot. Social distancing safety protocols are fully in place!