Dec 13

Written by Elliott Whitehead

Knick-knacks, stocking stuffers, or finding that one perfect holiday gift, shopping for kids can be an exhausting experience – especially when the stores you need are few and far between. Luckily, downtown Calgary has some great options for you to pop into quickly when you’re on lunch break, about to head home for the day, or simply killing time in the area. Without further ado, here are a few places worth poking your head in!

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Dec 12

Written by Nicole Brandt

Between work, life and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to get the perfect gift for those on your Christmas list. Luckily there is still plenty of time for you to pick up a great gift right in the heart of downtown Calgary. Read on for the top five ideas to get the biggest bang for your buck!  [click to continue…]

Dec 11

In case you haven’t had enough Christmas spirit, we have plenty of events this week for you to enjoy! Read on to find out where to get your next fill! [click to continue…]

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…]