May 27

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They’re baaaacccck. Remember the cast of Vertigo Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and the Hounds of the Baskerville? They return to Vertigo (most of them) for Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Jersey Lily. And it’s absolutely worth it. So worth it, that Vertigo has extended the run until June 18th. And this is a show you’ll be sorry to miss because of the talent of everyone on stage, the good humour in which it was directed and how entertaining and fun the production is. [click to continue…]

May 26


We’re excited for another great summer of festivals and events coming to Downtown Calgary! Each year from June to September downtown is a host to a number of events that range from cultural festivals to full blown music extravaganzas. Click on the link to find out more information on each event! [click to continue…]

May 25


If you’ve been looking for healthy eats in downtown Calgary, look no further than the delicious Vitality Tap in the Fifth Avenue Place Building. Featuring ever-popular items like acai bowls, fresh-pressed juices and cold-brewed coffee, Vitality Tap is a destination for anyone looking to upgrade their breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Tasty and fresh, the menu is chockfull of delicious eats and treats. They even have a gorgeous selection of lifestyle products for your skin, body and mind. [click to continue…]

May 24


Downtown Libations – May 25, 2016

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II turned 90-years-old on April 21, and we will celebrate at the venue in Calgary with the richest royal ties, Fairmont Palliser. Join us on Wednesday, May 25 between 4 and 6 p.m. in The Oak Room Lounge as the hotel offers a British-inspired happy hour menu while you taste their Queen-inspired Afternoon Tea menu available to experience May 13 – June 13 to coincide with the British Monarchy’s official commemorations! [click to continue…]

May 24

CRITICSAWARDSlogo2016-page-001After 8 hours of deliberating the Calgary Theatre Critics have selected their nominees for this year’s Calgary Theatre Critics’ Awards.

Calgary Theatre Critics, Stephen Hunt formerly of the Calgary Herald, Louis B. Hobson of Postmedia, Rodrigo Flores of Joyful Magpies and Jenna Shummoogum of Downtown Calgary Association are pleased to announce the nominees for the fifth annual Calgary Theatre Critics’ Awards. [click to continue…]

May 20


As springs hits and summer gets closer, I get really excited and the level of inspiration that I feel soars as festivals and cool events begin to take place. The energy in the city enhances and buzzes with a wonderful excitement, and I love capturing and finding style that is summer and festival perfect.

Because I’m so excited already and the weather has been so kind to us in YYC, I decided to venture out even earlier than usual to spotlight some great looks that will take you from festival events, to an an adventure on your bike, to an iced tea on a comfortable chair on Stephen Avenue – or whatever other adventures the lovely summer weather inspires you to try and get involved in. [click to continue…]

May 19


UPDATE: due to a forecast of rain, the music marathon has been moved indoors to the Devonian Gardens, located in the CORE Shopping Centre.

The Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association – Calgary Branch is proud to present our annual Music Marathon on Saturday, May 28th from 10:00am – 6:00pm. This year, bigger and better than ever, we are partnering with the Downtown Association and Steinway Piano Gallery to present 8 hours of non-stop, open-air music in relay format.

Upwards of 150 students of local Registered Music Teachers will rotate without missing a beat playing various styles of music and instruments. We are excited to showcase the studios of 18 highly accomplished teachers and their students who will be performing on piano, voice, and cello. [click to continue…]

May 17

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There are few places in Calgary as grand and steeped in history as the Fairmont Palliser, so we are very excited to be there on Wednesday, May 25th for a special British-inspired Downtown Libations in honour of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday.

Come join us between 4:00-6:00pm in The Oak Room Lounge for a happy hour that will include a sampling of their brand new Queen-inspired Afternoon Tea menu.

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May 17

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There is something completely refreshing about taking something conventional and flipping it on its head. Men playing all the roles in a play, including the roles of women. Men being the funny ones, making the jokes and getting all the laughs. Men being the heroes, who fight the battles and win the wars.

In Ann-Marie MacDonald’s play Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), the playwright does just that. She examines Shakespeare’s heroines. She takes the plays apart by having a character literally fall into them and change the course of the scripts within Romeo and Juliet and Othello. What the Shakespeare Company, Handsome Alice Theatre (formally Urban Curvz Theatre) and Hit & Myth Productions have done with this production, is having all the roles be played by women. It makes for an engaging play by having an incredibly thoughtful script combined with some great talent from prominent actresses in Calgary. [click to continue…]