Apr 15


Bank and Baron – 125 8th Ave SW – Games with sound! Drink specials!

Flames Central – On a reservation basis. See their website for more details.

Local on 8th Avenue – 310 8 Avenue SW

Metropolitan Grill – #150 – 317 8 Avenue SW

The Libertine – 223 8 Avenue SW

Below Deck Tavern – 221 8 Avenue SW

The Unicorn – 304 8 Avenue SW

Original Joe’s – 109 8 Avenue SW

Sandstone Lounge at the Hyatt Regency – 112 8 Ave SE

Catch & the Oyster Bar (downstairs) – 100 8 Ave SE

Earl’s Lounge – 315 8 Ave SW (Banker’s Hall)

V Lounge – 315 8th Ave SW (Banker’s Hall)

Bear and Kilt Freehouse – 110 8 Avenue SW

Beyond Stephen Avenue

Hy’s Steakhouse – 751 3rd St SW (1st floor of CORE Shopping Centre)

Barcelona Tavern501 8 Ave SW

Ceili’s on 8th – 803 8 Ave SW

Ceili’s on 4th – 351 4 Ave SW

Pig & Duke on 4th – 503 4th Avenue SW

Garage Sports Bar – Eau Claire Market, #195 200 Barclay Parade SW

Ki Japanese – 308 4th Ave SW

The Palomino – 109 7th Ave SW

Did we miss one? Email Getdown@downtowncalgary.com

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May 01


He was recently featured in Sharp Magazine as part of a profile on local tastemakers, he’s an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40, and he’s been named as one of Alberta’s Top 20 Entrepreneurs by the Globe and Mail. So it’s only fair to state that his credentials are more than just impressive, and his style certainly speaks for itself – and it appears that Pieter Boekhoff is only getting started!

As Avenue Magazine stated, “by co-founding AcceleratorYYC, the city’s first co-work space dedicated to mentoring local tech entrepreneurs, Pieter Boekhoff is growing Calgary as a technology hub.” And that’s before we even look at his latest venture, the iMirror, which is an interactive wall-mounted mirror, which acts as a virtual concierge in a room. But I’ll just allow Boekhoff to explain further and tell you all about his stylish ways too! [click to continue…]

Apr 29


Spring is in the air, the flowers are starting to bloom and the bees are buzzing. Quite literally, actually, the bees are buzzing – Burt’s Bees to be more specific. Holt Renfrew’s H Project has just partnered with Canadian handbag company ela and Burt’s Bees to create an exclusive Editor’s Pouch in support of Pollinator Partnership Canada. The bright and punchy pouch is stocked up with three newly released Burt’s Bees 100% natural Lip Crayons in some seriously juicy shades – Carolina Coast, Hawaiian Smolder and Napa Vineyard — a collection of day-to-night shades and the inspiration for the creative. [click to continue…]

Apr 29


Melanie Kerr, of Regency Encounters, grew up with a dream, of finding a magical door into a fantastical world, or at the very least, onto the set of Pride and Prejudice. She is bringing that dream to life, in Calgary’s downtown, May 16, 2015 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, with her Regency Springtime Ball.

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Apr 28


In celebration of spring skiing, Sunshine Village is delivering three tonnes of “Canada’s Best Snow” to downtown Calgary along with freestyle skiers and riders to feature its Downtown Throwdown rail jam in the heart of Calgary this Thursday, April 30th 2015 at noon. [click to continue…]

Apr 28


The good people at Alberta Bike Swap want you to get a new ride, and here’s the scoop on how to get yourself a great new commuter or mountain bike at this year’s swap.

Happening May 2nd, 2015 at the downtown Calgary City Centre Parkade the swap is an annual affair that draws thousands of cyclists looking for a gently used bicycle. All bikes pass a safety inspection so they should be good to ride away from the swap. For full details on how to buy and sell bikes, visit the Alberta Bike Swap website. This event is very popular so be sure to get down early!

Visit the Calgary Bike Swap event on Facebook.

Apr 27


International Jazz Day

April 30th – Join JazzYYC for a series of concerts in Downtown Calgary including a free show at Devonian Gardens featuring the Tricia Edwards Trio.

See April 30th on our Events Calendar to see all the UN International Jazz Day events. [click to continue…]

Apr 24


Do you identify closely with your job? Are your moods and feelings affected by your work? Are you involved in your job?

Job involvement refers to the psychological and emotional extent to which people participate in their work, profession and company. Top performers who are engaged in their work generally have high levels of job involvement. Studies show high job involvement contributes to high job satisfaction, employee morale and productivity, and to the company’s objectives. What does this quiz say about you? [click to continue…]

Apr 22


Get inspired to dust off that old brass bar cart in your garage and stock it full of the essentials for a summer season full of bespoke cocktails. The Art of the Cocktail arrives in Calgary on the first weekend of May and brings with it an amazing selection of cocktail-related events. [click to continue…]

Downtown Calgary Events for April 20th, 2015

by Downtown Calgary April 20, 2015

Ziriguidum Starts April 24th, 2015 – Ziriguidum is a Brazilian Portuguese word with a strong African tone that expresses the sounds of drums and other percussion instruments used in Samba and Carnival music. DJD welcomes Cia.Vata, a celebrated dance and music company from Brazil, to share the stage for a highly theatrical evening of live […]

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