Mar 05

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of March 5, 2018

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Big Taste is still busy taking over your favourite downtown restaurants this week! Combine that with the a small format film festival, a Brazilian carnival, and a woman’s day dinner, and you’ll have everything you need for an eclectic week of downtown events.

March 2 -11, 2018

Feast on avant-garde cuisine, tasting menus and buffets, and sip wines between bites. Three-course lunches and dinners, and five course gourmet dinners are on the menu and yours to experience.

With 12 signature events and 90+ participating restaurants, there is something for every foodie in Calgary! Visit our website for more info, tickets and reservations.


March 8 – 10, 2018

The Artifact Small Format Film Festival (formerly the $100 Film Festival) is Calgary’s only celluloid-based film festival. When the $100 Film Festival was born in 1992, it showcased eight short films on Super 8. The name sprung from the challenge to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8 – which tallied to the cost of $100. In following years, the festival dropped the budgetary limit and allowed 16 mm film, which shifted the focus from low budget to quality small-format films. Thus, the name was changed to the Artifact Small Format Film Festival in 2017 so as to better represent the festival’s role as an an international celebration of creative story telling on celluloid.

Over the years, Artifact has expanded to include the popular Film/Music Explosion!, commission projects, and various partnerships.

Artifact is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that exhibit exclusively on small-format celluloid. We are proud to be among the select few that continue to keep this unique medium alive, and to draw celluloid lovers to Calgary each year.

March 10, 2018

This is the 15th BCAAB’s Carnaval in Calgary and the first to be offered as FREE Admission and it is open to the General Public!

6pm Kids program with Salviano Pessoa playng a selection of music for kids entertainment

7pm Evening Program
Salviano Pessoa Pessoa playing with José Neto and Júlio Siqueira
Capoeira Show with Axe Capoeira Calgary
Samba Show by Samba Brasil Heritage Dance Group
Dandara Backen playing with Salviano Pessoa, José Neto, Júlio Siqueira
Catered by Gaucho BBQ Restaurant & Lady Ant Chocolate


March 11, 2018

Come celebrate and support Women’s Day with The Wednesday Room, PARKER PR and local female entrepreneurs and enjoy an evening of food, fashion & film at The Wednesday Room!

Guests will enjoy bubbles and a three-course meal while they watch the show. Net proceeds will go to benefit the Brenda Strafford Society for Prevention of Domestic Violence.


Upcoming Events

March 24 2018

The Run for L’Arche was started in 2011 and has raised over $300,000 for L’Arche Calgary’s homes and programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

March 6 – 11, 2018

Peer inside a duplex tenement apartment in New York City’s Chinatown as the Blake family gathers for Thanksgiving. It isn’t long until old tensions boil over and personal secrets are laid on the table. One of the most critically-acclaimed plays from Broadway in recent years, The Humans is definitely something to be thankful for.

March 17, 2018

Mark your calendar now for one of the hottest parties of the year – DJD’s annual fundraiser the Black & White Ball. Get a group together, dress up, throw caution to the wind, and dance the night away.

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