Articles by mattmcpherson

Camping Season Comes to Alberta

Camping Season Comes to Alberta May 17, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Traditionally, the Victoria Day long weekend kicks off the camping season in Alberta, because it’s the first long weekend of the warm season. It’s a long time between the end of camping season in October and the start of camping season in May. Victoria Day, therefore, sees a lot of camping...

Calgary International Children’s Festival

Calgary International Children’s Festival May 17, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Calgary International Children’s Festival is an annual celebration of performing arts and childhood. It takes over Olympic Plaza and the EPCOR Centre for five days every May, just after the Victoria Day long weekend. The Festival is a big draw, attracting over 50,000 visitors, making it North...

Rick Hansen to lead the Stampede Parade

Rick Hansen to lead the Stampede Parade April 29, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Rick Hansen is a Canadian legend. After a tragic accident left him paralyzed when he was fifteen years old, Rick dedicated his life to inspiring others, raising awareness of spinal cord injuries, and fundraising. Twenty-five years ago, he set out on his “Man in Motion” tour across 34 countries...

Loose Moose Theatre Company

April 28, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Crossroads Market is one of Calgary’s largest and most popular farmers’ markets. It also has a huge facility that is home to a number of other businesses. On the second floor of the Crossroads Market (South West Entrance, 1235 – 26th Ave. S.E.), there is a 200-seat theatre, which...

Infusion

April 27, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Infusion is a restaurant in downtown Calgary (555 4 Avenue Southwest). Not many people know about it, most likely. It’s not in one of the busy Plus-15 walkways. It’s not on ground level, but is on the 2nd floor. It’s not near one of the major traffic areas, such as Bow Valley Square...

Tokyo Garden

April 27, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Calgary is a big city with a lot of restaurants. I enjoy searching out little places that don’t get a lot of acclaim, ones off the beaten path, and occasionally there are real gems to be found. Places, such as Pho Pasteur Saigon, are just holes in the wall. But, they are authentic. The food is...

Richard III by the Shakespeare Company

Richard III by the Shakespeare Company April 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Richard III, widely considered to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, is opening The Shakespeare Company’s 15th season. A season ago, after moving into the Vertigo Theatre Centre at the base of the Calgary Tower, the Shakespeare Company performed Macbeth to critical acclaim and sold-out...

Calgary Underground Film Festival

Calgary Underground Film Festival April 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The Plaza Theatre in Kensington is proud to host the Calgary Underground Film Festival this week, from April 11 to 17.  This non-profit festival brings rare, independent films of all genres to the Calgary movie scene. If you’re into horror, sci-fi, comedy, musicals, etc., then this festival is...

Riverdance at the Jubilee Auditorium

Riverdance at the Jubilee Auditorium April 12, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The iconic, Celtic sensation, RIVERDANCE, is coming back to Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from April 19 to 24, 2011 for eight performances only. This award-winning, international, smash-hit is now in its 16th year and has been seen by over 22 million people all across the globe....

Yousuf Karsh at the Glenbow Museum

Yousuf Karsh at the Glenbow Museum April 12, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Over the last 100 years many world-leaders and celebrities have become larger-than-life. These icons of the twentieth century, such as Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, and Fidel Castro, are dramatic testaments to the ascendancy of charisma, the cult of personality, and the quest for more. These are lives...