Its the weekend again and the snow is finally falling in YYC! Before the corporate Christmas party season really picks up there are a few ways that you can keep warm and keep busy this weekend. In and around Calgary’s Inner city, the holiday season means vibrant displays, cheerful lights, and awesome events. So here are a few ways to take it all in!
- Christmas in Inglewood – Visit Calgary’s original main street, that today is home to 80 locally-owned shops, restaurants, galleries, and boutiques. If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, the quirky shops and specialty stores in Inglewood are a great destination to find gifts for everyone on your list. Shop down main street and then visit the Esker Gallery. Remember, entry into the fourth floor gallery is always free of charge.www.eskerfoundation.com is located in the Atlantic Art Block Building www.aaab.ca in Inglewood!
- Scotch Tasting with the Kensington Wine Market (November 20, 5:30pm at National on 10th) A Ghost River Theatre Fundraiser promises to deliver an unforgettable blindfolded tasting journey to expand your sensory perception of some of the world’s most exceptional scotch’s developed by one of Canada’s most revered scotch experts. Conceived by Eric in collaboration with Andrew, this will be a scotch encounter unlike any other you have ever experienced. Cost is $150 per person.
- The Moscow Ballet’s The Nutcracker- (November 21, Jack Singer Concert Hall) It might be November but the Christmas season is officially here when ballet dancers bring The Nutcracker to the stage. On November 21 only, the Moscow Ballet performs this seasonal classic. This company is made up of award-winning ballet dancers and it’s a visual spectacle: the dancers wear intricate, handmade costumes and the set is colourful and detailed.
- The Mousetrap– (November 14- December 13, Vertigo Theatre) Check out the longest running play in history. Here’s how it plays out, an eclectic group of characters are trapped together in a remote country house only to discover there’s a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerveshredding moment, the murderer’s identity and motive are finally revealed. Tickets are from $25.
- Calgary’s Documentary Film Festival (CUFF.Docs)- (November 19-22, Globe Cinema) CUFF.Docs grew out of both a desire to bring more international documentaries to Calgary, and a necessity. This event is now going into it’s third year and will showcase the best in non-fiction films, which have not yet had an opportunity to screen in Calgary. The festival will screen 10-12 full-length features, as well as shorts, varying in subject, style and genres within the art form.
So there’s this week’s weekend scoop! Whether its shopping, spirits, or the arts, there is always plenty to do here in YYC’s inner city! Hope you have a great one and stay warm!