Dec 07

If you’re a long-time Calgarian, or just really into the local coffee scene, you’re probably familiar with Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters. We are pleased to finally welcome them to the downtown core! The new coffee shop is located in the Hudson Block (shared with ATB Financial) at 102 8th Avenue SW.

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Dec 06


I have a confession to make. I have never seen It’s a Wonderful Life in its entirety. Sure, I’ve seen bits and pieces on tv, during the holidays, but I’ve never sat down and watched the whole thing which makes me a Wonderful Life newby. It makes Lunchbox Theatre’s live radio play of It’s a Wonderful Life adapted by Joe Landry, is all the more lovely, to someone who has never sat down and watched – or in this case heard – the full story. This play is a dramatized acoustic performance as it would be broadcasted on the radio. It’s an energetic, full telling of a classic story, that fills you with the spirit of the holiday.

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Dec 05


After winning three Calgary Critics’ Awards and the 2016 Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, Forte Musical Theatre are coming back for the third season in a row with Naughty…but Nice! Third Time’s the Charm, from December 6 – 18, 2016. 

The show celebrates the season with old favourites like “Brendan, the Brown-Nosed Reindeer” and “Bailey’s for Breakfast,” but it wouldn’t be Forte if they didn’t surprise you with new music that is sure to become a staple in your holiday repertoire.

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Dec 05



Come join Downtown Calgary at The CORE Shopping Centre on Saturday, December 10th from 11am – 2pm and take a FREE photo with Santa in front of our giant inflatable snow globe! Santa and the snow globe will be located on the 2nd floor in front of The CORE’s giant Christmas tree.

You can also enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus at Caffé Trieste up on the 3rd floor, and receive a free childrens milk hot chocolate upon purchase of any other beverage. Enter the draw to win a collection of children’s Christmas books from Indigo.

There will also be entertainment from Fresh Blend A Cappella and Jacquie Drew. All while enjoying one of downtown Calgary’s shopping centres!

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Dec 02


If it were up to me, we would all have our own personal stylist. Even as a stylist myself, I think it’s super cool to have someone else’s perspective and guidance – don’t we all end up purchasing clothing and pieces that are sometimes exactly alike? I mean, I must not be the only one that has too many of the same black top?

I especially enjoy conversing style with someone who is truly living her dream, as a stylist, teacher and mentour. She’s funky, extremely well versed in style and her passion is certainly key – it radiates, and you can’t help but want to know this stylish person – and I’m so lucky to be able to say that I do.

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Nov 30


A pantomime is a play usually for children based on a classic fairy tale. This is what inspired Alberta Theatre Projects’ holiday show Slipper – A distinctly Calgarian Cinderella Story, a new creation by Rebecca Northan in collaboration with Christian Goutsis and Bruce Horak. The play is filled with Calgarian references, slapstick comedy and plenty of singing. [click to continue…]

Nov 29


This Holiday Season marks the fourth time that Cirque Musica is back in Calgary, performing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. The show was extremely popular in past years, selling out in six of the seven performances. This year they will be performing Holiday Spectacular at the Jack Singer Concert Hall featuring some of the finest acrobats and gymnasts.

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Nov 28

The last stop for our 2016 Downtown Libations series will be held at a long-time Calgary staple, Buchanan’s Chop House and Whisky Bar.

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Nov 28



Join us for the final Libations taking place at Buchanan’s! Buchanan’s has generously offered to host a 3 course whisky and canape pairing from 4-6pm, which includes:

– 1 Highland
– 1 Lowland
– 1 Islay

Some whisky-friendly Canapes will also accompany each course, and you will have the opportunity to speak with the staff about any further questions you have about the tasting.

You will also have the chance to enter into a draw to win a $50 gift card for Buchanan’s.

Price: $40.00 (includes tax and tip). Make sure to RSVP to our Facebook event!

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