A new month is almost upon us, and you know what that means... Another list of things to look forwards to! March is an exciting month for many people. With it comes the end of winter, and the beginning of spring, which, for most of us, is like a breath of fresh air.
Take advantage of this new month and season as a chance to start fresh and try some new things! If 2018 hasn't been off to the greatest start for you thus far, this may be exactly what you need to recover. With plenty happening this month, from trivia nights of all your favourite binge worthy shows, to Mario Kart challenges, you have endless opportunities to break out of your shell and have some fun.
Let's not forget that March is also the month of St. Patrick's Day, the perfect excuse to get a little rowdy and enjoy a drink or two. With so many exciting things to look forwards to, it may be hard to pick and choose which events should take priority on your social calendar.
This list includes everything from tasty restaurants and classy nights out, to exciting dates and casual, affordable events for everyone to enjoy. You won't be disappointed with what March has to offer in Calgary, to say the least!
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Make Your Own Sushi Class at Roni's Kitchen
Sushi is a favourite for many people, but going out to eat it all the time can get pricey. Learn how to make your own with this super informative class from Roni's Kitchen on March 1st! Roni's is a popular vegan and vegetarian spot in the city, and with their cooking classes, you too can become a great cook!
Find some new local favourites at The Big Taste 2018
It's that time of year again! A Calgarian favourite, The Big Taste, is back for another year of delicious food and drinks for us to enjoy. Running from March 2nd - 11th, The Big Taste 2018 will feature amazing restaurants such as Modern Steak, Wurst, Paper Street, and many more!
Riverdale Thursdays at Tubby Dog
It seems that everyone and their mom is obsessed with this show, and the folks down at Tubby Dog on 17th are too! Every Thursday night, all month long you can watch the latest episode and enjoy some of their delicious hot dogs, fries, and of course, drinks!
Macaron 101 Baking Class at Ollia Macarons & Tea
Anyone who's ever had the pleasure of enjoying a macaron knows that they can be addictive, so investing in this baking class may be just what your wallet needs. Every Tuesday night from 6 - 9 p.m., Ollia hosts baking classes that will teach you how to make gorgeous macarons, just like the ones pictures above!
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a beer from Jameson's
Everyone knows that we Calgarians go crazy for St. Patty's Day! From green beer to leprechaun costumes, we really go all out. If you're looking for a great space to celebrate in 2018, check out Jameson's Irish Pub on 17th and in Brentwood.
Enjoy 1/2 price pasta and wine at Cibo every Monday
Monday's can be stressful for everyone. It's the start of a new work week, which makes getting out of bed almost impossible. Give yourself something to look forwards to with half price pasta and wine at Cibo!
Grab some brunch at OEB Breakfast Co.
There's never a bad time for brunch, especially not at OEB. Easily one of the best joints in the city, no matter if you're down for Eggs Benny or French Toast, they never fail to meet every single one of your expectations.
Fall in Love at First Slice at Double Zero Pizza
I am a firm believer that all pizza is good pizza, but Double Zero happens to be some of the best. Pizza is a great food before a nigh tout, when recovering from a hangover, or just in general, for no reason at all. Odds are you're going to eat some sometime this month, so why not try Double Zero?
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Check out a Flames Game before playoff season
This is a classic Calgary date, but it's always a fun one. Playoffs season will be here before you know it, and you want to take every chance to cheer on our boys in hopes that they make it all the way this year! You'll have several opportunities in the month of March; you can find the schedule at the link above.
Terrarium Night Out at Millstreet Brew Pub
Looking to get a little creative on your next date night? This Terrarium Night Out is hosted by Hands-On, and is aimed at helping you put down your phone, and spend time picking up a new skill and actually engaging in conversation, which is pretty important in a relationship if you ask us! Join in on March 7th, and enjoy some tasty food and craft beer while you get crafty!
Cheech & Chong at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
If your date has a sense of humour, there's no doubt that they'll get a kick out of seeing these two live. Cheech & Chong are known for being notoriously funny, even years after their debut. They'll be at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. on March 22nd!
Catch Lights at MacEwan Hall
Many of us grew up listening to this super talented gal, who has the voice of an angel, is now happily married, and a mother of one! She recently released a new album, and will be in Calgary performing at MacEwan Hall on March 27th! Tickets are available at the link above.
This Is Us Trivia Night at WURST
If you and your significant other are looking for a new series to binge watch, I highly recommend you check out This Is Us if you haven't already. Although it can be a serious tear jerker, it also has it's light hearted moments. You'll want to make sure you're an expert by March 13th, as that's when This Is Us trivia night is going down at WURST.
Play your favourite childhood games at Boxcar Cafe
Boxcar is the perfect spot for a first date. It's got a very relaxed atmosphere, where you and your date can challenge one another to both old school and brand new board games of all sorts! They've also got an amazing menu for you to enjoy.
Bowling at National on 10th
There's no doubt that bowling is a super fun date idea, but who wants to go somewhere surrounded by screaming kids? Take your date out for a game or two of bowling at National on 10th where you can relax and grab a few drinks, far far away from any birthday parties or child meltdowns.
Couples Massage at Leela Eco Spa
Valentine's Day may be over, but that's no reason to stop spreading the love. Treat yourself, and your much deserving partner to a luxurious and relaxing couples massage at the amazing Leela Eco Spa. You'll both leave feeling refreshed, and hopefully closer than before.
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Bodies of Work Opening Reception at the Leighton Art Centre
The Leighton Art Centre is located roughly 20 minutes SW of Calgary, but if you have the time to make the drive, it's definitely worth it. Bodies of Work is an exhibition which is all about capturing the essence and complexity of the human form in various mediums, from various artists. Admission is by donation, so for a very small price, you can enjoy some super cool art! The Opening Reception will be held on March 3rd from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tacos, Tequila, and Bingo at Beagle14 Bar & Grill
Talk about a triple threat. Everyone knows that tacos and tequila make one helluva pairing, and when you throw in some bingo, you'll definitely have a good time. Every Tuesday night, starting at 8:30 p.m., you can enjoy $2 tacos, $5 tequila, and live music all while playing for fun prizes!
Check out Frida Kahlo: Her Photos at the Glenbow
This exhibition looks amazing, and I can't wait to check it out myself. If you know anything about Frida Kahlo, you'll know that she's a creative genius, and her works are incredibly noteworthy. Admission for students is just $11, or $16 for general adults!
The Office Trivia Night at Jamesons Pub Brentwood
I personally have watched The Office at least four times through in the past year, so needless to say, I'm pretty stoked for this event. On March 6th, you'll want to bring $20 and a group of friends to test your knowledge of Scranton, the Electric City.
Enjoy a movie night on the town at The Plaza Theatre
You don't have to limit your movie nights to watching Netflix in bed, a night out at the Plaza with friends could be just what you need this month. They're always playing old favourites, or super unique alternative films; you'll more than likely find something to enjoy.
What spring bloom from the top of the Calgary Tower
March means that a change of season is finally upon us! Say goodbye to a snow covered city, and say hello to the rebirth of trees, plants, and wildlife all over Calgary. Of course, the best views can be seen from the top of the Calgary Tower, so you'll want to take a ride up ASAP.
Learn something new with a trip to TELUS Spark
TELUS Spark is a favourite for not only a ton of Calgary families, but also a ton of adults! If you were the kind of kid who loved competing in science fairs and conducting experiments, then you'll never be old for a trip to the science museum.
Get a little sporty at Olympic Oval
With the 2018 Winter Olympics having so recently happened, you may be interested in learning a little bit more about the hard work our athletes put in, and what better place to do that than at Olympic Oval?! Admission is just $7 for adults, meaning you can have a fun day out for an amazing price.
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Create Your Sign Night at Black Bull Pub
Nothing screams adult like having your house totally decorated, especially with things that you took the time to make yourself. This event, held on March 9th from 7 - 9 p.m. at Black Bull Pub will provide you with everything you need to decorate and take home your own sign!
High Tea at Dobre Food and Catering
Ever wanted to feel like an authentic royal? Then you definitely need to treat yourself to high tea! No matter if you go with a group of friends, family, a date, or by yourself, you'll definitely have a great time. March 18th from noon to 4:30 p.m. is when you'll want to find yourself at Dobre Food and Catering!
Alberta Ballet in Cinderella
Growing up, Cinderella is a favourite fairytale for many people. There's no shame in enjoying the show as an adult though, especially when it's performed so beautifully by the Alberta Ballet. You can catch the show from March 14th to the 17th. Times vary by day, but all performances will be at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Watch Alberta Theatre Projects perform Constellations
This show has been in the works for awhile now, and it's sure to impress. The play tells the story of an unlikely romance between a beekeeper and a physicist, and how little we understand the factors it takes to bring two people together. The show will be performed at Arts Commons from February 27th - March 17th!
Do something amazing at Walk In Her Shoes 2018
People everywhere have heard of this movement, standing in support of the women and girls in developing countries who have to walk an average of 6 kilometres every day to get clean drinking water. Sign up to walk up to 10,000 steps on March 4th and help to raise funds to send these women and girls to school!
This is one of the best networking events for Calgarian women all year. Grab some delicious brunch, and listen to fellow Boss Babes from all different professions share their wisdom and advice. You'll leave with more than one new friend, and more confidence than ever before! The event is being held on March 24th, with the location yet to be announced.
Plan a girl's night at your favourite bar, club, or restaurant in YYC
After a long, stressful winter, it's time to say hello to spring and the warm weather that comes with it! Long gone are the days of wearing multiple layers to the club; it's almost time to wear sandals and shorts again without freezing your butt off!
Rent a cabin for a weekend getaway
With the weather finally warming up, March may just be the perfect time for you to get scrolling through Airbnb and pick out a rustic, romantic cabin to spend a weekend away in! You deserve a mini getaway after surviving this harsh, cold winter.
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Wingo at The Gateway
Wings and Bingo?! Two of our favourite things; you can count us in! Head down to the Gateway at SAIT on March 7th from 5 - 8 p.m. for some fun and games, and tasty wings. It's completely free to pay, but of course, if you plan on eating and drinking, you'll need to bring money!
Music Video Dance Party at The Rec Room
Remember being 13 and singing along to Lady Gaga at your middle school's Much Music Video Dance? Yeah, me too. Now you can relive those memories on March 10th at the Rec Room! There's no cover charge, so you and your friends can sing along and dance to songs from the 80s, 90s, 00s, and today without going broke!
Mario Kart Classic at The Rec Room
Consider yourself a Mario Kart pro? This event may be just the thing for you then! On March 14th from 7 - 10 p.m., you'll want to find yourself at The Rec Room to compete in this intense competition. You can play on the new Nintendo Switch, or keep it old school with the classic Nintendo.
Open Mic Night at The Gateway
Whether you're hoping to perform for an audience, or simply sit back and enjoy some live local entertainment, you should definitely check out this Open Mic Night on March 21st at The Gateway. Admission is totally free, so bring your friends and get ready to discover the next big local artist.
Ice Skating at Olympic Plaza
The days of skate dates and hot chocolate are almost over, so enjoy them while you still can! Olympic Plaza is one of the best decorated rinks in the city, perfect for those cute Instagram posts with your besties!
Take a walk through the Beaulieu Gardens at Lougheed House
The Beaulieu Gardens are a perfect spot for taking pictures, relaxing, or just going for a stroll on a relaxing spring day. It's easily one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in the city, anytime of year.
Check out the Nickle Galleries at U of C
All art deserves to be appreciated, but the free galleries available for everyone to admire at U of C make it easier for broke students like myself to appreciate amazing art. If you get a chance, we highly recommend you take a stop at the Nickle Galleries.