What’s Up This Weekend


Happy (early) International Women’s Day everyone! This is a weekend jam-packed with sweet jams — both of the brunch and musical variety. Spend some time fostering those important connections you have with the women in your life this weekend by engaging in one of the amazing events taking place. From visceral dance shows, to Italian treats to a day of rocking out at the National Music Centre, there’s endless cool things to partake in with your date!


Take in the visceral story-telling of choreographers Sylvie Moquin and Meghann Michalsky in their insanely cool show Project Intandem. This contemporary dance showcase is themed around neuroplasticity and reframing one’s mental framework — and is expertly executed by an all female cast. Definitely do a double-date for this double-bill and share in the incredible experience! The show runs at the inconic Grand Theatre downtown Mar. 5–7 so get on it folks! 


Want to make your weekend a total knock-out? Then definitely hit The Rec Room on March 7th for a screening of the UFC fights between middleweight powerhouse Israel Adesanya vs total bad ass Yoel Romero. Following them up fierce, Weill Zhang will come head to head with Joanna Jedrzejcyzk in a valiant attempt to keep her Strawweight Belt. Doors to The Hall open at 8pm!


Known for it’s sleek atmosphere and delcious  Italian bites, SS106 Aperitvo Bar is an excellent choice any day of the week. However, they’re serving up an extra special offer this weekend for International Women’s Day! On Mar 8th at starting at 4pm, Aperitivo’s female-identifying  clientele can order 6 wines paired with 6 different Italian tapas for only $40/PP. Men are encouraged to come join as well and indulge with their dates!  


What’s a weekend without brunch? Especially a weekend of celebration! This Sunday, Mar. 8th have some bonding time over a delicious brunch  at Trolly 5 Brew Pub with the ladies in your life who encourage and empower you. For every brunch meal ordered between 10am and 3pm, $2 will be donated towards the YW Calgary — YYC’s longest standing women’s organization that strives to continuously improve Calgary women’s quality of life. Women helping uplift other women? Heck yes! Now go and make your brunch extra meaningful this weekend with a date at Trolly 5! 


On Sunday March 8th at noon, Scotiabank Backbeat is hosting one catchy event for International Women’s Day at The National Music Centre! Come and learn about the creative initiative and innovation that local female musician use to sculpt Calgary’s music scene. YYC singer-songwriter Amelie Patterson will deliver a stellar show followed up by an amazing discussion panel. Donations for the Women’s Center of Calgary are also being accepted so please bring not only your bae but item(s) from the basic needs list. For every item donated, you will receive a ticket discount! 

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