May 23

Sherlock is back, with an American Problem. He’s also brought a whole slew of characters with him, including his reliable friend Doctor Watson, for Vertigo Theatre’s closing show. Artistic Director Craig Hall has decided to end the season with a bang, featuring Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem by R. Hamilton Wright and bringing back Vertigo’s former Artistic Director Mark Bellamy to direct it. It stars Braden Griffiths and Curt McKinstry as Holmes and Watson respectively, and they both have big shoes to fill as previous productions of Sherlock Holmes have starred Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine. They both play their roles spectacularly, and add their own special twist to it. The set design and sound composition in this production all shine, making Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem a thoroughly entertaining evening, even if you’re not entirely sure how the pieces of the mystery all fit together.

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May 23

Whether you travel for business or fun, hotels can become interchangeable – the same desk, office chair, uncomfortable bed and dingy carpets. This is not the case with the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Calgary, located downtown at 700 Centre St S. With amazing views, a stellar restaurant (hello, build-your-own-caesar bar!) and almost any amenity you could imagine, Hyatt is the place to be for business, vacation or just a little staycation.

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May 22

May 25 will mark our 7th annual Happiness Day event with our ‘In the Lead’ program at Calgary Youth Justice Society. It all started one day in class when the youth in our program were asked, “if you could do anything to give back to your community what would you do?” and they said, “make someone’s day, make them smile”. The idea of handing out happy face balloons to strangers on Stephen Ave became a reality.

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May 22

May long weekend has always been Calgary’s unofficial start to the summer. Now that it’s passed, it’s time to trade in your coats for t-shirts and experience what downtown has to offer! Here’s what’s going on this week.
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May 18

For years now, I’ve had a running list of stylish people that I want to photograph at some point, and Cherry Deacon has been on that list for much too long! So when I ran into her again recently, I knew the time had finally arrived, and here we are!

I love her personal style and energy and want to celebrate that she’s true to herself and her aesthetic – she wears the perfect amount of pattern and texture, colour and her layering is beyond perfect. Also, her love of scarves is definitely something we both have in common!

Until next time, much love! xo AldonaB, Street Style Huntress

(Make sure you follow me for more Street Style Huntress adventures @aldonabcreative)

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May 15

In life, you never really know what comes next. You can’t plan for the next moment because you don’t know what that will bring. 52 Pickup, by Rita Bozi and TJ Dawe and the directorial debut of the 2018 RBC Emerging Director, Chris Stockton, is based on this concept. Throughout the season, Stockton has assisted in directions on four productions and now he is taking the helm. 52 Pickup is a series of scenes of the moments that make up a relationship and are written on playing cards. The actors throw the cards in the air and pick up the cards and play the scenes. Each show is different in structure but the overall narrative is the same.  [click to continue…]




May 14


The Market on Stephen Avenue is finally back on the walk! If markets aren’t your thing don’t worry, we have plenty of other great options for you this week so come out and enjoy the weather.
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May 09

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and there’s no better way to enjoy the weather than with an afternoon or evening on the patio. Lucky for us, downtown Calgary is filled with patios – so whether you’re looking for a quick lunch with coworkers or dinner with friends, there’s a patio for every occasion.

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May 07

Celebrating mom can happen any day, but Mother’s Day is the special day of the year where you can go above and beyond. Bring mom downtown and check out what’s going on!

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