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Though theatre might not be what Calgary is famous for, our beautiful Alberta city has a thriving theatre scene. Every month, the city’s fantastic venues host dozens of can’t-miss productions, any of which make for a great night out for our theatre-loving guests.

 

Without further ado, here are three productions to check out in Calgary in the month of February.

 

Twelfth Night | January 30 to February 24

If you’re a Shakespeare lover in Calgary, you’re in luck, as the Max Bell Theatre will soon be hosting a compelling production of the bard’s most whimsical work, Twelfth Night. This classic will run on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, weekly from January 30 to February 24. Click here for more information.

 

Eugene Onegin | February 3 to February 9

This popular Russian Opera, which tells a gripping love story between Tatyana, Olga, and the title character Eugene Onegin, only runs from February 3 to 9, so you’ve got a very small window to catch it. Don’t miss your chance! Click here to learn more about this production, which is set to emanate from the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

 

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery | February 9 to April 15

Starting on February 9, the Stage West Theatre Restaurant will host a production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, “an adventurous, comedic spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic story The Hound of Baskerville.” Click here to learn more about this Sherlock Holmes classic!

 

Yes, the coming month in Calgary looks like a fantastic month for theatre-lovers – both locals and visitors alike. To enjoy any of the fantastic productions listed above, simply book a room at our cozy hotel today. We look forward to making your visit a special one!

 

 

The Calgary Stampede has announced that country music superstar Luke Bryan will “Light it Up” at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, July 14 as part of the 2018 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series.

 

“Luke Bryan is one of the biggest stars on the planet right now,” said Adam Oppenheim, president, Stampede Concerts Inc. “He is a Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. Fans are getting the ultimate performer and an incredible concert experience.”

 

Six songs from Bryan’s Kill the Lights album have sky-rocketed on the music charts - all becoming number one singles. He is the only artist in the 27-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart to garner that many hits from just one album.

 

Chart toppers include Kick the Dust Up, Strip It Down, Home Alone Tonight and Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day.

 

Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines and Crash My Party albums both generated five chart toppers and he has sold over 10 million albums and 40 million tracks - including three billion music streams.

 

Tickets start at $59.99 (plus applicable fees) and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110053660F52AC1C.Tickets include admission to the Calgary Stampede on the day of the performance.

 

The Calgary Stampede runs July 6-15, 2018. The Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the West.

 

Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Calgary International Airport and 15 minutes from the downtown district, Days Inn Calgary Airport features 76 beautifully appointed rooms and suites designed to satisfy your unique travel needs. From classic rooms to kitchenette suites, business class suites and deluxe suites with a jetted bath tub and fireplace, you are sure to find the perfect fit there.

 

 



Don’t let February get you down – come visit Calgary!

CALGARY FLAMES HOME GAMES

If you were to look up “hockey town” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Calgary. Same if you looked up “team support,” because Calgary LOVES the flames. Whether you’re just watching a Flames game in one of the many fun sports bars around town, or you’re actually at the Saddledome, every game is a party. Here are some of the upcoming games so you can witness the excitement in person!

Feb 1 vs the Tampa Bay Lightning! 
Feb 3 vs the Chicago Blackhawks! 
Feb 15 vs the Florida Panthers!
Feb 19 vs the Boston Bruins!
March 3 vs the New York Rangers!

Come support the boys, and have a great time doing it! Tickets available here.

 

FORT CALGARY WINTERFEST

Taking place on Family Day, Feb 19, Winterfest at historic Fort Calgary is an amazing day to spend with the kids! For the cost of admission, the whole family will get to experience stories told by a Blackfoot knowledge keeper in a tipi, a showing of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at 2:00 PM (comes with popcorn and confections), games and crafts, trying on a mountie uniform, live music, admission to the museum, educational activities, and BEST OF ALL, cabane à sucre AKA that French-Canadian practice of pouring hot maple syrup on snow to make a truly Canadian treat! It’s a wholesome way to spend the day, and it’s going to be lots of fun. Details here.

Looking for more fun? For the first time, Winterfest is offering an interactive character brunch, where you get to eat a traditional Canadian breakfast with actors playing the pioneers of Fort Calgary! Full menu and admission rates here.

While you’re here, stay at the Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites Calgary for a truly legendary trip!



Year after year, the Calgary Stampede earns its place as one of the world’s biggest parties. Every July, “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” brings thousands of people to Calgary for 10 days of BBQ, rodeo, pancake breakfasts, drinking and some of the best concerts you’ll ever see. If you’ve never been, you don’t want to miss out – but if you have been, you know you have to come. It’s that good.

It’s still early in the season and not every show is finalized, but the line-up for the 2018 Stampede is already shaping up to be AMAZING.

LUKE BRYAN

Coming to the Saddledome Stage for the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series, it’s Luke Bryan! This multi-platinum singer songwriter has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide, and he’s not slowing down. Bryan writes soulful, heartfelt songs that reflect the lives of working class Americans and Canadian all over. In fact, six songs from his last album Kill The Lights have hit #1 on the charts, so this is your opportunity to see this juggernaut of Country songwriting in his prime. Sway along to “Strip it Down,” and hold your flame up high for “Light it Up.”

Luke performs on Saturday, July 14, and tickets are available now. This show is sure to sell out, so get them now! And remember, all concert tickets include admission to the Stampede!

It’s early yet, but The Stampede is Calgary’s premier event. If you’re thinking of visiting you’ll want to line up your accommodations NOW.

We hope you’ll stay at the  Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites. A short drive from the Saddledome, we’re an awesome home base for all your Stampede adventures. Our complimentary shuttle to and from YYC Airport and our free hot breakfast takes the stress out of travelling so you can concentrate on what you want to do at the stampede! Book your stay today.

 



This May, the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta is a music lover’s dream. Over the course of this sun-soaked month, the city will host a number of big ticket concerts from bands and artists representing a range of genres.

 

Without further ado, here are four big concerts coming to Calgary this May!

 

MGMT | May 9

On May 9, indie rock icons MGMT will take the stage at the Big Four Building on Olympic Way. Famous for songs like Electric Feel and Time to Pretend, MGMT will be taking the stage at 8:00 pm. For more information, including a breakdown of ticket prices, click here! Enjoy!

 

Eagles | May 14

On May 14, rock legends the Eagles will touch down in Calgary for the first time in more than two decades. The band, which is known for songs like Hotel California and Take It Easy, is set to take the stage at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 8:00 pm. Find more information here!

 

Slayer | May 19

On May 19, heavy metal legends Slayer are poised to rock the roof off The Big Four Building. Better still, Slayer will be supported by other beloved metal acts like Lamb of God and Behemoth. Safe to say this is a show all metal-heads will love!

 

Weird Al Yankovic |

On the last night of May, the always-hilarious Weird Al Yankovic will take the stage at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. Known for his side-splitting blend of comedy and music, this beloved parodist will start his show at 8:00 pm. Have fun!

 

Yes, there are plenty of great concerts coming to Calgary this May. To enjoy any of the shows listed above—and everything else our beautiful city has to offer—book a room at the Best Western Airport Inn Calgary today. We look forward to making your visit a special one!