Mar 10

On March 14, 2017, the Calgary Philharmonic and Fairmont Palliser will host an evening dedicated to the outreach, development and education of under-served kids in our community.

Thanks to the vision of long-time Calgary Philharmonic supporter Judith Kilbourne, and our community partners, we are proud to offer PhilKids, an after-school musical program for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

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Mar 09

Calgarians will once again be able to enjoy the playground area of the Devonian Gardens, with its reopening on Thursday, March 9.

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Mar 07

Gracie starts her story when she is 8 years old. She moved from the Utah to British Columbia, Canada with her mother and her siblings. She isn’t clear on why she’s moving but that isn’t as much of a concern for her. She doesn’t mind her new house, as it’s pretty spacious and she gets a doll as a gift from her soon to be friend Ally. It turns out that Gracie lives in the community of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and we follow her story from age 8 through to 16 in the newest play by Joan MacLeod presented by Alberta Theatre Projects. [click to continue…]




Mar 06

Crime Does Not Pay is an American comic series that was published in the 1940s, launching the crime genre, as the first ‘true crime’ comic book series. The series was illustrated by Bob Wood and George Tuska with the assistance of others and was usually narrated by “Mr Crime” a ghost-like character in a top hat. This comic book series and Bob Wood, in particular, is the focus of a world premiere musical Crime Does Not Pay by Downstage Theatre and Forte Musical Guild, with support from Hit & Myth Productions. Upon first glance, it’s understandable why creators David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor would be interested in creating a musical about this comic series. There are questions about censorship, there is a whole volume of illustrations to play around with and Bob Wood was a dark and sinister character himself. But the production is devoid of empathy, for most of the characters and the audience winds up leaving feeling empty.

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Mar 06

THE BIG TASTE 2017 – Until March 12, 2017

Join in as Calgary’s best chefs feature three and five course fixed price menus of their best dishes. With over 100 restaurants to choose from, it’s easy to get a Big Taste downtown.

Get ready to graze your way right across downtown as Calgary’s brightest culinary talent presents amazing three and five-course menus for an easy fixed price. Open wide for The Big Taste 2017.

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Mar 03

I love when things come together in such a way that you just know it was meant to be. This is how I felt about my introduction to Emily Buck and her amazing family business, Bebop Shoes. I was actually styling a photo shoot for Avenue Magazine with the gorgeous and talented Calgary Jazz singer Ellen Doty – who also happens to be the new brand ambassador for Bebop! Of course I lost it over these custom gorgeous creations, and used them in a few of the outfits that I pulled for Doty for her Style Q&A, which just came out in the March issue (see the full feature here – http://cdn1.avenuecalgary.com/avenue-digital-issues/AC-03-17/index.html)

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Mar 01

The Big Taste is back March 3rd – 12th, 2017 and is bigger than ever. Choose from over 100 restaurants to dine at, with over 300 different menu options. With so much to choose from, it’s easy to get a Big Taste downtown! Check out the list of restaurants participating, and make reservations using OpenTable by visiting the Big Taste website.

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Feb 27

THE BIG TASTE – March 3rd – 12th, 2017

Join in as Calgary’s best chefs feature three and five course fixed price menus of their best dishes. With nearly 100 restaurants to choose from, it’s easy to get a Big Taste downtown.

Get ready to graze your way right across downtown as Calgary’s brightest culinary talent presents amazing three and five-course menus for an easy fixed price. Open wide for The Big Taste 2017.

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Feb 24

One of my all-time dreams has been to attend New York Fashion Week, and earlier this month I finally set off to make this dream come true! I’ve been working as the Street Style Huntress in Calgary for over seven years now, photographing stylish people on our streets, and I’ve also been a stylist and photographer for much longer than that. So my main goal for this trip was to capture as much amazing street style as I possibly could – this is the Street Style Huntress trip that I’ve been waiting for, so my intention was to feel inspired, creative and get my energy to soar for the rest of 2017!

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