Guys Night Out
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Guys Night Out

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If you’re headed out for the night, why not make it a night to remember. Attend this event to check out not only Calgary’s Best Barbershop, but also Calgary’s Best Shoe Store AND Menswear Store. Cannibale will be serving up beard trims to all the lucky gents while you sip away on local beer and browse the best men’s attire in the city. Shop gravitypope for all your signature pieces, daily essentials and shoes for all occasions. Shopping, beard trims and beer to drink all in one location? Guys, this is shopping at its finest.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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St. Louis Hotel Throwback Horse Racing
May
31
12:00 PM12:00

St. Louis Hotel Throwback Horse Racing

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This event is for invited guests only. 

Enjoy a Friday afternoon lunch of chicken and chips at St. Louis Hotel, just like it was 1985 again.

For nearly two decades, until the early 2000s, St. Louis regular George Stephenson would frequent the local watering hold ever Friday at noon with his friends and coworkers, successfully convincing everyone to not go back to work. They would play imaginary "horse races" – writing horse names on a napkin, each choosing a horse, and then would listen to George’s animated telling of the horse race made up on the spot. The game eventually caught the next table’s attention, and the next, and the next, before finally engulfing the entire bar with George yelling out the race details through a microphone at the front.

Well Calgary, we’re bringing back indoor horse racing so that YOU too can participate.

What better way to end the week, the month, and the 2019 Best of Calgary lab series than with your very own vintage horse race experience in a historic Calgary landmark. The race will be hosted by Dave Kelly and feature guest announcers. Enjoy a couple of brews and a tasty meal of chicken and chips, while you try your luck at races without leaving the city.

Proceeds of this event are in support of In the Lead which is a strengths-based leadership program for high school students that incorporates both mentoring and volunteering components.

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Little Free Pantry
May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Little Free Pantry

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Haven’t heard of Free Little Pantry yet? What started off as a small gesture from a local northeast community member has turned into a neighbourhood fixture. Margot Baker set up a free pantry in her front yard over a year and a half ago to help provide groceries for those in need. As the pantry became more well-known, she struggled to keep up with demand, but her fellow neighbours pitched in to help keep the pantry running. She funds the project herself along with donations, costing her approximately $75/week to stock.

First Calgary Financial and their community partners: Calgary Foundation and Resident Plex will be hosting a workshop for Calgarians that walks through start to finish a grassroots grants project. Participants will learn how to apply for grants, funding of the project and decorating little free pantries that will be placed in the community.

Learn how you too can bring Little Free Pantry to your neighbourhood and help those who may struggle putting food on the table.

All are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to support this impactful

The Best of Calgary Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial. The intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Financial Empowerment Workshop with First Calgary
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Financial Empowerment Workshop with First Calgary

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The team at First Calgary Financial and one of Calgary's best breweries Last Best Brewery have paired up to share goal-setting insights, tools and tips to get YOU to your next big dream faster. Enjoy specialty cocktails, delicious bites paired with an innovative financial planning workshop with the team at First Calgary. These two hours will fly by with financial tips, tricks and tasty treats. We make better decisions when we’re eating amazing food, don’t you?

The Best of Calgary Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial. The intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Best of Calgary Community Day - Bridging the Divide
May
29
1:00 PM13:00

Best of Calgary Community Day - Bridging the Divide

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Every year Best of Calgary hosts an interactive lab focused on the community at large. This year, we’ve partnered with The Sprawl for an afternoon discussion around bridging the geographic income gap that our city faces. Based on a recent article in The Sprawl highlighting the fact that Calgary is the most income unequal city in Canada, we have brought together a panel of speakers to discuss this topic in detail and bring forth some solutions. Moderated by Sprawl Publisher/Editor Jeremy Klaszus, the panel includes:

• Leslie Evans, Executive Director of the Federation of Calgary Communities

• Tim Olafson, Partner in Stone Olafson

• Bernadette Majdell, CEO of HomeSpace

• Hyder Hassan, CEO of Immigrant Services Calgary

• Dr. Sally Zhao, CEO of Calgary Immigrant Education Society

This free event will take place at the Central Calgary Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th. Food and beverages throughout the afternoon to be provided by Community Natural Foods.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Date Night YYC Instagram Workshop
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Date Night YYC Instagram Workshop

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Learn how to curate, cultivate and optimize your account from the best. Join Calgary's Best Instagram Feed winner and local influencer expert, It’s Date Night, to gain insider access on how to up your 'gram game. If you're bold enough to ask for an audit, their team will give you the scoop on how to improve. Whether you’re small time or you’ve blown up to 10,000 followers, the dedicated team at It’s Date Night will teach you tips, tricks and strategies to gain more followers, views, likes, comments, the works.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Women's Styling Workshop with RedBloom Salon
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Styling Workshop with RedBloom Salon

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Messy hair, we care! RedBloom Salons has been voted Calgary’s Best Place for Women’s Hair since 2012, so it’s safe to say their opinion matters. This BYO Blowdryer workshop is intended to empower women with one of their most valuable tools, their blow dryers.  This interactive workshop will provide valuable tricks of the trade to help you style your own hair like a pro in the comfort of your own home. All proceeds will be donated to Water Aid so grab your best gal, friend, sister or just your blowdryer and hit this workshop solo, because good hair is life.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Tour of YYC's Best Breweries by Pedal Pub: Last Best
May
26
4:00 PM16:00

Tour of YYC's Best Breweries by Pedal Pub: Last Best

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Biking around the city has a whole new meaning this spring with Calgary’s first mobile pub! Explore some of Calgary’s most popular areas by Dutch party bike this year while pedalling your way towards Last Best’s finest brews. Up to fifteen people can fit on one of these contraptions, handcrafted in the Netherlands, so text your pals and enjoy a tour of the city while drinking responsibly.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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YYC Spin Class x DJ Kav
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

YYC Spin Class x DJ Kav

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Spend your Friday night dancing to fast beats under flashing lights - on a stationary bicycle! YYC Cycle, Calgary’s Best Spin Studio, has partnered up with Calgary’s Best DJ, DJ Kav, to bring you a night to remember. Bring your water bottle and a good attitude to enjoy a 50-minute session of dips, pumps, hovers and races as you spin and sweat the minutes away. No experience required, but you’ll definitely want to be wearing comfortable clothes!

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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In the Lead x Best of Calgary
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

In the Lead x Best of Calgary

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In the Lead is a not-for-profit strength-based mentorship program designed to develop leadership capabilities in Calgary’s at-risk youth population. For this lab, they are inviting anyone and everyone to come and learn how strength-based communication can better connect us, build more positive relationships and best of all - strengthen our communities. Whether you’re a veteran mentor looking for new practices, someone curious about becoming a mentor or you simply want to learn a new communication style that builds on positivity, this interactive workshop is for you.

For eight years running, this organization has empowered over 600 young people in Calgary to recognize their strengths, their potential and their ability to make positive choices. Each of these youth were connected with a positive adult mentor who supports their leadership journey. Enjoy an evening of drinks, appetizers and a chance to meet current and alumni mentors while also receiving hands-on experience to get you familiar with the process. Help be part of the change, Calgary - see you there!

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Best of Calgary Panel: Collaboration Over Competition
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Best of Calgary Panel: Collaboration Over Competition

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Hear from one Calgary’s best comeback businesses as you sip away on brews from Calgary’s Best Brewery, Village Brewery. Brian from Little Rock Printing will be hosting a panel talk discussing the values of collaborating with local businesses, agencies, firms, you name it, rather than competing with them. Little Rock is the perfect example of a business that would have gone under if it wasn’t for local Calgarians standing by and helping them through tough times. Grab your tickets to this panel to hear how your business can also benefit from collaboration.

Speakers will be:

Gareth Lukes - Luke's Drug Mart , Best place to buy music

Katie Green - Visual Artist, Best Visual Artist

Eric Daponte - Village Brewery , Best Brewery

Moderated by Brian Kroeker, Little Rock Printing


The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Best of Calgary's Next Economy by Platform
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

Best of Calgary's Next Economy by Platform

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Join Platform Calgary, previously Calgary Technologies Inc., their partners and friends as they celebrate the launch of their new mandate, programs, structure, building and attitude. With a 38-year legacy in the city, Platform wants to honour its past accomplishments and promote start-ups and innovation while moving forward through this transition period with you, the larger community, at its side. Attend this event and enjoy networking and appetizers to help celebrate the (Best of) Calgary’s next economy, the achievements of their JUNCTION program participants and the official launch of the Platform Calgary brand.  

3:00PM | Networking & Appetizers

4:30PM | Welcome Address from Platform Calgary President, Terry Rock

4:35PM | Junction Pitches

5:15PM | Platform Calgary Brand Launch and Q&A

5:35PM | Networking & Demo Booths with Best of Calgary

7:00PM | After Party @ Platform Beta (429 8 Ave SE)

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Cold Garden X Calgary Folk Music Festival
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Cold Garden X Calgary Folk Music Festival

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Get a sneak preview of Calgary Best Festival, Folk Fest, while enjoying a beer at Calgary’s Best New Bar, Cold Garden. Calgary Folk Music Festival welcomes indie, rock, acoustic, bluegrass and alternative performers to the stage for four sunny days of music, food, art and friends in July. Cold Garden is probably the funkiest, coolest, most far-out microbrewery you’ll ever go to, complete with trendy art, comfy couches, a multitude of board games and snacks to fuel you for hours to come. Combine the two and you’ve got one heck of a night ahead of you. Dogs are humans are welcome to attend this event.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Barre Fitness Pop-Up w/ Barre Belle
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Barre Fitness Pop-Up w/ Barre Belle

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Exercise class with Calgary's Best Barre Studio, Barre Belle, in the great outdoors on a Saturday - what more could you ask for?! Show up on the ridge outside the new Central Library downtown and you can expect loud music and a barre-inspired workout to get your blood pumping. What does a barre workout with Barre Belle look like? You can expect high-energy choreographed moves to the beat with new combinations coming at the start of each song. Some even compare their workouts to cross-training for dancers, however, don’t let this scare you away. They welcome Calgarians of all fitness levels with zero or plenty of barre experience to try out their challenging sequence.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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CMLC & Calgary Stampede Culture and Entertainment District Tour
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

CMLC & Calgary Stampede Culture and Entertainment District Tour

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Welcome to Calgary’s Culture and Entertainment District!

Join Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and the Calgary Stampede for a behind the scenes tour of Stampede Park and learn about how the Rivers District Master Plan is transforming the area into a cultural and entertainment district par excellence.

Meet at Doherty Hall, a heritage replica of the Westbourne Church which honours the history and contributions of Calgary’s early communities. There you’ll learn about the Calgary Stampede Youth Campus, an exciting part of the entertainment district vision that is bringing the arts in Calgary together through the newly opened Calgary Arts Academy, the state of the art TransAlta Performing Arts Centre and the future Calgary Opera Centre.

In true Stampede fashion, treat yourself to the mini-donut bar before hopping aboard the Stampede Express Trolley for the district tour.

The guided trolley tour will lead you through the district, highlighting the exciting changes that are transforming it into an authentic, connected, resilient and vibrant entertainment district… with a few surprises along the way. Learn about Enmax Park, the new home of the Elbow River Camp, see where 17th Avenue will reconnect into the area and visit the critical corner where the BMO Center Expansion and the festival street converge.

The tour wraps up back at the Stampede Youth Campus where you’ll have an opportunity to share your thoughts and help to envision a transformation of Stampede Trail into the Culture and Entertainment Districts’ beating heart.

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Build Your Own Doughnut at Modern Jelly
May
10
3:00 PM15:00

Build Your Own Doughnut at Modern Jelly

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As Canada’s original gourmet doughnut bakery café, Jelly Modern’s vision is to create the best doughnut anyone in Canada has ever tasted - now it’s your turn. First, you will attend an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Jelly Modern Doughnut’s smooth operation, followed by a lesson on how to make your own delicate, sweet treats. Learn how Calgary’s Best Doughnut Shop curates the perfect doughnut every time so that your creation might be just as good. Maple bacon, red velvet, Skor bar or lemon curd - whatever flavour gets you going, Jelly Modern will help you create it so that it can then be deliciously demolished. This is your opportunity to dress and affix your very own doughnut - unleash the sweet competition, Calgary.


The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Tour of YYC's Best Breweries by Pedal Pub: Village Brewery
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Tour of YYC's Best Breweries by Pedal Pub: Village Brewery

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Take a ride on Calgary’s very first mobile pub! Pedal your way through Calgary streets as you make your way Calgary’s Best Brewery’s creations. Village beer will fuel your ride as you and up to fourteen other people bike through the city streets to hoot, holler and cheer your friends on.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Cooking Class with Sunterra
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking Class with Sunterra

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Get your hands dirty and make a meal together at Calgary's Best Grocery Store: Sunterra Market. A locally owned and operated business originating in Acme, Alberta, Sunterra prides itself in providing Calgarians with affordable, fresh, wholesome food. This class will get hands-on for a fun date night or a night out with your bestie, giving you tangible tools on how to show up in the kitchen. If you’ve ever eaten at Sunterra or wandered through their ready-to-eat food section, you know you’re in for a treat while learning from some of Calgary’s best.

Take a look at what’s on the menu:

Mango kale salad with honey citrus vinaigrette

Summer berry salad

Cauliflower steaks with bacon and queso crumble

Jamaican jerk chicken

Pork Shashlik

Grilled pepper pineapple


The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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A Love Letter to Emily C
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

A Love Letter to Emily C

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A Love Letter to Emily C, explores the life and times of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr.  Humorous and moving, this play is an interdisciplinary marvel like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

Fall in love with the creative brilliance of Emily Carr as she playfully interacts with her monkey Woo. A quirky dialogue between a woman and the creature she adored—it is a fusion of theatre, poetry, visual art and music.

Creative Team: Text Sheri-D Wilson, Director Trevor Schmidt, Performers Shawna Burnett & Nancy McAlear, Sound Design Peter Moller, Projections Amelia Scott, Production Design Trevor Schmidt.

“I wanted to write a play about one of my favorite Canadian artists Emily Carr — and like she envisioned doing in her art, I want it to echo with beauty and wonder, like we feel in nature...” - Sheri-D Wilson

In the Big Secret Theatre (Arts Commons, 225- 8th Ave SE, Mezzanine Level) 

Join us for this wonderful show!

Ps. Here is your artist discount code: EMILYC50

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Neil Zeller Photo Walk & Tour
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Neil Zeller Photo Walk & Tour

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Enjoy an intimate camera lesson and photo walk at the beautiful and architectural dream that is the Calgary Public Library.

Join Neil Zeller, a four-time recipient of the Best Photographer Award in Calgary, in an intimate camera lesson and photo walk at the beautiful and architectural dream that is the new Central Library downtown. Allow Neil to lead you through the library’s six floors of gorgeous wood paneling, delicate angles, modern windows and spectacular views of Calgary’s downtown. Peruse books, themed rooms, staircases and hidden artwork with Neil as you search for beauty in all the right places.

You probably know Neil from his beautiful photographs of Calgary, capturing moments that show the world the way that he sees it. From beautiful auroras and desert landscapes to wildlife and his global travels, Neil has a way with a camera, capturing unique beauty by being in the right place at the right time. As a student in his workshop, you have the opportunity to become more familiar with your camera, ask him all your questions and simply admire his raw talent. In the small group setting, Neil will help you nail your own perfect shot while you explore downtown Calgary’s newest architectural marvel.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Behind the Scenes Curator's Picks Tour at The Glenbow Museum
May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Behind the Scenes Curator's Picks Tour at The Glenbow Museum

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Calling all art lovers, history buffs and local design enthusiasts: the Best Museum in Calgary is hosting a Behind the Scenes tour just for you. Explore the largest art collection west of Toronto, including many little-known works rarely seen by the public.

From watercolors and print collections to woodcuts and sculptures, the Glenbow Museum’s impressive collection of works will amaze and astound you.

As if this wasn’t enough, your Behind the Scenes tour will also include a visit through the Glenbow’s archives, Canada's largest non-governmental archival repository. With extensive holdings of unpublished documents and photographs related to the history of Western Canada, your exclusive tour will lead you through five kilometres of shelf space with documents dating from the 1860s to the 1990s. Expect to see diaries, letters, minute books, photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, membership lists, films and sound recordings from over 3,000 individuals, families, clubs, businesses, schools and organizations in Calgary, southern Alberta and Western Canada. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the Glenbow the way the employees do.

The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial. The intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Lazy Sunday at Proof Cocktail Bar
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Lazy Sunday at Proof Cocktail Bar

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Snagging two Best of Calgary awards this year for Best Bartender and Best Cocktail Bar, come see for yourself why Proof keeps on winning the hearts of locals from all over the city. Pick up a glass of cava on the house as you enter the bar, taking in the classic cocktail culture dedicated to old‑fashioned service. Enjoy food and drink specials all night long, whether you’re in the mood for shareable plates or seasonal libations. There will also be a tasty feature cocktail of the night for you to order, made exclusively for this event. With many other surprises in store from Calgary's best cocktail bar, you can bet that this will be a cool night out in a classy establishment.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Best of Calgary Rumble
May
5
12:30 PM12:30

Best of Calgary Rumble

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Calgary’s best boxing studio invites you to get fit and rumble with some of Calgary’s finest. Picture a funky nightclub with punching bags hanging from the roof - that’s Rumble. Whether you’re a newbie or boxing extraordinaire, these 50-minute classes are guaranteed to get you sweating in no time. With fast beats, challenging combinations and a fiery coach to motivate you, you’ll be swinging left and right hooks before you know it. And the best part? You can attend this totally free! Simply bring along your wraps or purchase a pair at the studio where the knowledgeable staff can help you put them on before you go punch, hook and jab until your heart’s content.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Tour of YYC's Best Breweries by Pedal Pub: Cold Garden
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Tour of YYC's Best Breweries by Pedal Pub: Cold Garden

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Enjoy Calgary’s very first mobile pub! Pedal your way around the city on this hip party bike with up to fifteen of your friends. With a navigational pilot to direct you around the city, all you have to do is pedal away as you head towards your fav local brewery! Enjoy brews from Calgary’s Best New Bar as you see the sites, smell the smells and explore our very own Calgary, Alberta from a new perspective.

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Jane's Walk - Chinatown
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Jane's Walk - Chinatown

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About this Walk

Join in on a community initiative that we love and fully support: Jane’s Walk. This global festival encourages Calgarians to get out and join a walking tour of local neighbourhoods. Inspired by writer and activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk encourages a wide range of people to design and lead walking tours of areas that they know well and want to share with their neighbours. Each May, people from all over the world and from all walks of life lead Jane’s Walks to boost local interest and foot traffic in nearby communities that may often get overlooked. Get your exercise this May while exploring a new area of the city - who knows what you might find!

Quadrant: SW

Meeting Place: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1 St SW

Finish Point: Dragon City Mall

Walk Duration: 2 Hours

Areas of Interest: Arts & Culture, History, Diversity & Inclusion

Led By: Peter Wong and volunteers with CCCSA

Look for: We will begin in the front door of the Chinese Cultural Centre (facing toward Chinatown)

Inner City: Yes

Walk Route

We'll be starting from point A and ending at point E

A: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1 St SW

B: Sien Lok Park

C: Canton Block

D: Back Alley

E: Dragon City Mall

Walk Accessibility

  • Uneven Terrain

  • Busy Sidewalks

    The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Jane's Walk - Insta Famous Downtown Spots
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Jane's Walk - Insta Famous Downtown Spots

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About this Walk

Join in on a community initiative that we love and fully support: Jane’s Walk. This global festival encourages Calgarians to get out and join a walking tour of local neighbourhoods. Inspired by writer and activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk encourages a wide range of people to design and lead walking tours of areas that they know well and want to share with their neighbours. Each May, people from all over the world and from all walks of life lead Jane’s Walks to boost local interest and foot traffic in nearby communities that may often get overlooked. Get your exercise this May while exploring a new area of the city - who knows what you might find!

Walk through downtown Calgary to discover the spots you always see on Instagram. Calgary’s swankiest youth and adult support team will walk you through some of the most famous places to take an Instagram picture, and introduce some hidden gems you didn’t know about. Bring your fully charged phone for an hour of #filters #nofilter #snapshots #janeswalk #hashtags

Event details:
This walk is a one-way walk.

All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Quadrant: SW

Meeting Place: Centennial Grove Olympic Plaza

Finish Point: Peace Bridge

Walk Duration: 1 Hour

Areas of Interest: Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

Led By: Immigrant Services Calgary Youth Inclusive Program

Look for: Look for youth wearing black

Inner City: Yes

Walk Route

We'll be starting from point A and ending at point E

A: Centennial Grove Olympic Plaza

B: Riverfront Avenue's Sien Lok Park

C: Eau Claire Market

D: Prince's Island Park

E: Peace Bridge

Walk Accessibility

  • Busy Sidewalks

    The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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THE 2019 BEST OF CALGARY BASH!
May
2
4:30 PM16:30

THE 2019 BEST OF CALGARY BASH!

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2019 Best of Calgary Bash

Join us at Calgary's best party - where we celebrate Calgary's best.  This is not an awards show, it's a celebration – a time to connect and toast to our city and to the 2019 winners. There will be drinks, snacks and great conversation about all that is great in YYC. Connect with the movers, makers and shakers as we celebrate the best food, talent, music and entertainment in our city. The doors open at 4:30pm for the winners only happy hour. The event opens to the public at 5:30pm. See you there!

The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

 
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Detox & Replenish Ride
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Detox & Replenish Ride

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We invite you to join a deadly combo: Calgary’s Best Place to Workout + Calgary’s  Best Place to Buy Organic Food. YYC Cycle will run a 45-minute spin class with flashing lights and funky music, designed to challenge you, motivate you and make you SWEAT! Following this hot session, enjoy snacks from Community Natural Foods during a 30-minute talk about nutrition and how to replenish your body after an intense workout and detoxifying sweat. And the best part is, all proceeds of your $10 ticket are donated to charity so you can feel good all around about this sweet, sweaty workout!

The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial. The intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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Paint & Pinot with Mandy Stobo
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Paint & Pinot with Mandy Stobo

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Try your hand at painting with one of Calgary’s finest artists Mandy Stobo, a three-time recipient of the Best Visual Artist Award in Calgary. She is renowned for her amazing "bad portraits" and in this intimate workshop, you can create your own. Guided by Mandy, you’re given a blank canvas, a paint brush and a wackload of colors to combine as you please. Two hours later, you have your own, one-of-a-kind custom watercolor portrait to take home with you. You don’t have to be Van Gogh to come to this workshop, it’s designed to bring out your own creativity and originality as you paint your portrait. The workshop is hosted at Vin Room, voted Calgary’s Best Wine List. $20 of your ticket price will go towards a purchase from the menu to fuel your creativity for the afternoon. 

The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial. The intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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