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…]




Nov 21

Naughty or nice, you’ve got your lists and have checked them more than twice! As soon as the middle of November passes, the rush of Christmas seems to come on strong. We’ve got your back and have few ideas to get your holiday shopping started, and finished! [click to continue…]




Nov 21

Whether you have the voice of an angel or are better off doing private concerts to yourself in your car, Christmas music is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit! Below are just a few of the ways you can start to get you fill of Christmas music!

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Nov 21

For some, the spirit of Christmas starts with a good story! Catch an ol’ traditional tale or start that season with a new narrative. Below are a couple classics and newer tales to check out.  [click to continue…]




Nov 21

If you are looking to veer away from some of the traditional to-dos during the holiday season, here are a few options to get you started on some new ones! [click to continue…]




Nov 21

Cozy in front of a fire with a cup a ho-cho and your favourite human. Gaze on twinkling lights strewn across streets and door frames. Watch A Christmas Carol for the bazillionth time. Hear the scraping of ice beneath your feet as you glide on the ice. These are just SOME of the Christmas Feels you can find downtown this holiday season! [click to continue…]




Nov 21

Review written by Jenna Shummoogum

John Buchan wrote the novel The 39 Steps in 1915 and in 1935 Alfred Hitchcock directed the film version. It was then adapted and written as a four-actor play by Simon Corbie and Nobby Dimon, and then again later by Patrick Barlow in 2005. The 39 Steps is pretty familiar to Calgary. Vertigo’s former artistic director Mark Bellamy directed a production of the show back in 2010 and Stage West put on a production in 2012 but Vertigo’s current artistic director Craig Hall has never managed to see a production. So Vertigo Theatre brought in director Ron Jenkins to mount a madcap production of The 39 Steps. [click to continue…]




Nov 20

Lights are twinkling. Windows are being dressed. Christmas shopping lists are being pulled out. The holiday season is upon us!

Take some time to enjoy it all with upcoming shows, markets and activities just waiting for you to discover them! [click to continue…]




Nov 17

Photos and Writing by Aldona Barutowicz

There is much that Marc Esplanada and I agree on, especially when it comes to fashion. As a stylist and photographer who adores menswear, it was an absolute pleasure to meet him – and it always begs the question, why did we not meet sooner? [click to continue…]