Dec 06

If you’re feeling pressed for time this holiday season and you work in the downtown core, there are some excellent options for you to run and grab gifts on your break or after work.

Need some tasty treats and other kitchen delights for the foodie in your life’s stockings, there are definitely some great options for you!  [click to continue…]




Dec 06
Léda Davies and Tenaj Williams in Charlotte’s Web at Alberta Theatre Projects. Photo: Benjamin Laird. (Set & Lights: Anton de Groot, Costumes: Jennifer Lee Arsenault)

 

Review written by Jenna Shummoogum

Back in 2014, Alberta Theatre Projects‘ produced E.B White’s Charlotte’s Web, an adaptation by Joseph Robinette. It was quite a hit for them, so they have remounted it with a brand new cast, making it a different but similar production. What still resonates in this classic story is the unusual friendship between a pig and a spider. Sometimes, you do get by with a little help from your friends. [click to continue…]




Dec 05

Crumpet the Elf is a down to earth kind of guy and he is telling it like it is. ‘It’ is his experience being a mall elf at Santaland in Macy’s, a story written by David Sedaris. The play, titled The Santaland Diaries, produced by Lunchbox Theatre was originally an essay that launched Sedaris’ career back in 1992 and Lunchbox Theatre produced in back in 2006 starring Dave Kelly. It was so successful back then, that they have remounted it with actor Devon Dubnyk in the solo role. The story is sardonic and curmudgeonly, and we could all use a dose of that around the holidays! [click to continue…]




Dec 04

Whether you come for the warmth, the scrape and glide, a dance party or new experience, you’ll be sure to find something to do with friends and family this week in downtown Calgary. [click to continue…]




Dec 01

Time for a little confession – I completely online “hunted” Abbie Brokenshire for her style. I’m always on the lookout for fresh and unique faces to feature for my Street Style Huntress adventures, and so when I asked a friend who is attending the Fashion Institute at Bow Valley College in downtown Calgary for costume design to recommend a friend or fellow student and she mentioned Brokenshire, I naturally had to hunt through her Facebook account to check out her personal style. And I knew instantly that she would be a great fit! [click to continue…]




Nov 28

 

Every year around holiday season, we take time to reflect on our good fortunes, hopes and dreams and ultimately, what we can do better. We look to sneak in that last good deed before the end of the year. Just in time for #GivingTuesday, we have a couple of campaigns happening downtown, allowing you to give without having to leave downtown. [click to continue…]




Nov 28

We each have our own special traditions, customs and nostalgic memories of the holiday season. Through a series of painted windows, Buds of Buds and Downtown Calgary are bringing some of these special moments to life. Cue The First Snow and 5 other vibrant, frosty works of art adorning the windows of several downtown businesses, and accept a warm welcome to the first ever Northern Reflections Window Exhibition, running from December 1 to 31, 2017. [click to continue…]




Nov 27

More than just gifts, twinkling lights and carollers, Christmas is a feeling! Share in those feelings and create new moments with friends and family this holiday season. Read on for ideas to help you get started on All the Christmas Feels! [click to continue…]




Nov 21

Skating, selfies and photo ops, there is plenty of opportunity to see Santa and his elves this holiday season! In this blog series of All The Christmas Feels Downtown, discover where you can find, take a photo and hang out with the kids and Santa this season. [click to continue…]