20 things to do in Calgary this week: March 2 to 5 | Listed – Daily Hive

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From Calgary Flames games to all-you-can-eat wings, theres plenty to check out around Calgary during this first full week of March!

What:Learn all about Dungeons & Dragons on the first Monday of the month at The Ship & Anchor.These nights are specifically designed for anyone who has no experience with the world of tabletop role-playing games such as D&D, Pathfinder, or any of the others out there. The evening will begin with a first-come-first-served selection of a character to play, followed by a quick Q&A, then diving right into the adventure.

When:The first Monday of every month March 2Time:5 to 10 pmWhere:Ship & Anchor Pub 534 17 Avenue SW, CalgarySign-up:email[emailprotected]

What:Get a quick spin in surrounded by greenery at Devonian Gardens!

When:Mondays to ThursdaysTime:11:30 am and 12:30 pmWhere:Devonian GardensCost:$9.25

Skating at Olympic Plaza (jesse.ell/Instagram)

What:Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You canrent skatesdown at the plaza if you dont have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When:Open daily until mid-MarchTime:10 am to 9 pmWhere:Olympic Plaza 228 8th Avenue SE, CalgaryAdmission:Free. Skates are also available torent

What:Actually, written by Anna Ziegler and directed by Jenna Rodgers, examines the issue of consent while touching on sub-themes of race, gender, and privilege on a university campus. The award-winning play focuses on two characters and their respective points of view in the same situation. Amber comes from a comfortable, well-off Jewish family; Tom is a young African American man who was raised in poverty and is the first in his family to attend university.

When:Now until March 15, 2020Time:Showtimes start at either 2 or 7:30 pm based on dateWhere:Martha Cohen Theatre 215 8th Avenue SE, CalgaryTickets:Prices vary based on seat, availableonline

What:Check out the Eddys Spotlight this Monday featuring writer Kris Demeanor!

When:March 2Time:7 pmWhere:The King Eddy 438 9th Avenue SE

What: Taking groups of adventurers out into the cold via moonlight (and headlamps), the tour will show snowshoers a side of Kananaskis Country that they may have never seen before. Hiking through Kananaskis forest and under a star-filled sky, attendees will ultimately end up in an open meadow to enjoy the cosmos. Bringing a tripod and a camera is encouraged for anyone hoping to get that priceless photo, and anyone will be able to take a look through the supplied telescope to get a closer look at the twinkling lights.

When:Select days throughout the yearTime:From 7 to 9 pmWhere:Kananaskis Village Center 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk CresTickets:$75 for adults, $55 for youth aged 13 to 17. Availableonline

Penguin Walk (Lee Boyle/Calgary Zoo/Facebook)

What:2020 marks the eighth year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk. The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months and visitors get to experience the fun. This program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of King Penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions.

When:Now to March 31, 2020 (weather permitting)Time:11 am dailyWhere:The Calgary Zoo 1300 Zoo Road NE, CalgaryMore Info:Online

What:Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research.Admission isfree.

When:Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed MondaysTime:Various timesWhere:Esker Foundation 4th Floor 1011 9th Avenue SE, CalgaryAdmission:Free

What:Show off your moves at this Super Smash event cash prizes (and bragging rights) are up for grabs!

When:March 3, 2020Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pmWhere:Super Smash Cafe1240 16 Avenue NW, CalgaryTickets:Free, reserve space online

What:Show off your talent and enjoy seeing others at Mikeys on 12 every Tuesday.

When:TuesdaysTime:9 pmWhere:Mikeys on 12th Avenue 918 12th Avenue SWAdmission:Free, register online

What:Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When:Every WednesdayTime:3 to 7 pmWhere:1320 5th Avenue NW, CalgaryAdmission:Free

What:Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs.

When:March 4 and April 1, 2020Time:7 pmWhere:Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas 200 Barclay Parade Southwest #200, CalgaryTickets:Online

What:Head over to Hexagon Board Game Cafe in Kensington on Wednesday nights for some drop in D&D fun!

When:Every WednesdayTime:D&D starts at 7 pm, though arrive closer to 6:30 pm to ensure a seat (as its first come first served)Where:Hexagon Board Game Cafe #200 1140 Kensington Road NWTickets:$6 to drop in and mandatory drink purchase

Image: Calgary Flames / Instagram

What:The Flames take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Saddledome on March 4.

When:March 4, 2020Time:6:30 pmWhere:Scotiabank Saddledome 555 Saddledome Rise SE, CalgaryTickets:Online

What:Curious Calgarians will have a chance to learn about the ghostly figures that haunt their city by taking a Heritage Park Ghost Tour this spring.Each tour is 90 minutes long and will take attendees through the alleyways and streets of the Historical Village and verse them in various spooky stories that will make their skin crawl. They depart from Gasoline Alley at 7 and 7:30 pm, though the truly terrified would be wise to choose the earlier, brighter tour.

When:March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1 and April 8 for the adult tours, and April 15 for the family toursTime:Tours begin at 7 and 7:30 pm for adults, 6:30 pm for familiesWhere:Gasoline Alley Lobby, Heritage Park1900 Heritage Drive SWAdmission:$19.95 for family tours, $23 for adult tours, available atheritagepark.caLength:Adult tours: three km in 90 minutes.Family tours: two km in 60 minutes

What:Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When:March 5, 2020Time:5 pm to closeWhere:Glenbow Museum 130 9th Avenue SEAdmission:Free

Mystery Town Tours/Facebook

What:Mystery Town Toursoperates just like the escape rooms that we all know and love (though sometimes really, really hate), but the twist is that youre not actually trying to escape anything. Youll actually be following clues throughout the town, receiving information via phone, and replying with your answers to the mysteries presented throughout the day. And it could be a full day, at that, as tours can range from 90 minutes to a full afternoon of adventuring around the town.

When:Available for registration nowTime:Oneto five hoursWhere:Calgary,Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Edmonton, and Fort McMurray in Alberta, and Vancouver and Victoria in BCTickets:Ranges from $49 to $99 per group, with groups ranging from two to four people

What:On this three-hour walking tour, you will eat your way through this inner-city village at some of the foodie hotspots while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area.

When:Every ThursdayTime:6 to 9 pmWhere:Meet at Brasserie Kensington 1131 Kensington Crescent NW, CalgaryTickets:Online

What:Explore over80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewellery, art, and more.Whether its the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, theres always something happening at the market.

When:Open year-round from Thursday to SundayTime:9 am to 5 pmAddress:510 77 Avenue SE, CalgaryAdmission:Free

What:Gorge yourself on all-you-can-eat wings and support a good cause at Cowboys. There will be over 25 different flavours from Calgarys top wing pubs and restaurants.

When:March 5, 2020Time:5:30 pmAddress:Cowboys Dance Hall 421 12th Avenue SEAdmission:Starts at $25, available online

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