Jun 24

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The next stop in our Downtown Libations series is coming up on Wednesday, June 29th, and will take us to The Keg on 4th Ave for a special 4-6PM happy hour on their beautiful patio in the heart of downtown Calgary.

They will have some tasty appetizers, variations of Keg classics, to share. They’re keeping them a surprise until the event, so you’ll have to pop by to see! [click to continue…]




Jun 23

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Sled Island kicked off their 10th year last night with a number of great shows spanning the inner-city. While the big outdoor show isn’t until Saturday at Olympic Plaza, those who are willing to stay out late on a school night were greatly rewarded. [click to continue…]




Jun 21

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Sled Island 2016 kicks off this week, from June 22nd to 26th you can catch tons of great bands downtown!

Always hard to classify, Sled Island covers a wide range of genres and styles. Over the course of an evening at a venue like the #1 Legion you might hear hip-hop, electronic and punk without batting an eye! You can also experience world class art, film and comedy.

You still have a chance to grab a Sled Island Discovery Pass. This wonderful wristband gives you access (based on capacity) to any of the shows organized as a part of Sled Island, including the big show at Olympic Plaza on Saturday, June 25th. You can also grab tickets to individual shows, but a great way to experience Sled Island (and Downtown Calgary in the process) is by using your wristband to get access to the many shows happening around at any given moment. [click to continue…]




Jun 21

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Pop-Up Picnics begin Wednesday, June 22nd with a magical appearance in Harley Hotchkiss Park, featuring three magicians to amaze and amuse! Read a guest blog post from Magician Ryan Pilling. [click to continue…]




Jun 20

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Pop-Up Picnic – June 22, 2016

Our first picnic kicks off with an exciting Magic Show with Magician Ryan Pilling and others that you won’t want to miss! Find the 3 “magic spots” throughout the park where magicians will be performing tricks. With plenty of photo ops to be had, visit the special “levitation photo booth” or take a shot next to the giant 6 foot balloon bunny!

Bring your lunch or grab a bite from a nearby café, restaurant or food court and enjoy the show! [click to continue…]




Jun 17

3O8A0014Sometimes two is just better than one, especially when it comes in the form of a super stylish and adorable couple that you can’t help but admire. Noelle Sylvester and Franz Swinton have great personal style separately, and beautifully complimentary and cool when they come together to be one rocking and stylish couple – and to boot, they each have awesome style advice to give to the masses.

Noelle believes in staying true to who she is and expressing herself, no matter what the trends and runways might be dictating, and Franz takes time to express his own style without trying too hard – advice that I think we can all benefit from and that really comes down to one thing…Having fun being YOU! [click to continue…]




Jun 16

Running out of ideas on where to spend your hard-earned coffee break? Skip past the national chains and support a local business that is doing amazing things with coffee for their customers. Here is a list of five fantastic cafes (four shops + one mobile) all located in the downtown core that would be perfect for your daily caffeine fix. [click to continue…]




Jun 14

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July 1st, 2016 is Canada’s 149th birthday, and to celebrate we’re bringing an entire day of music to the Stephen Avenue Walk.

Located on 8th avenue southeast, the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage hosts a number of musical performances through the summer, including noon hour shows Tuesday through Saturday, and evening shows like ‘Blue on the Avenue’ on select Thursdays.

For Canada Day we’re kicking it up a notch with an entire day of entertainment! [click to continue…]




Jun 13

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SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT – June 18 & 19, 2016

Bring down the whole family this Father’s Day weekend for a free fun-filled Selfie Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Calgary. Teams will receive clues that will lead them all over the CORE Shopping Centre and downtown. Each team who completes the hunt will be entered into a Grand Prize draw for a $500 Shopping Spree from the CORE. Teams will also take home swag and participation prizes from the CORE and surrounding businesses This event is fully wheelchair accessible! [click to continue…]