Events around town: May 23 – 29

Tzavta Cultural Salon and Dinner

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

You are invited to experience cultural dinner and salon at Sidewalk Citizen. The menu features Russian dishes that have French and German influences.  The meal is paired with a stimulating conversation about classical music by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concertmaster and First Violinist Diana Cohen in conversation with Principal Timpanist Alexander Cohen and Double Bass player, Matthew Heller. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

@ Sidewalk Citizen Bakery at the Simmons, Cost $35
Calgary International Children’s Festival

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 to Saturday, May 28, 2016

The 30th Calgary International Children’s Festival returns to Arts Commons and Olympic Plaza. This year let your imagination soar to the stars and beyond! Experience award-winning and critically acclaimed shows like Celestial Being, about a young girl who dreams of travelling into space, Under the Stars, a Hansel and Gretel retelling, and Doktor Kaboom, a (slightly) mad scientist who will electrify your world, and so much more! Join the 2016 Calgary International Children’s Festival and share a laugh, discover something new, or learn to be a kid again!

Ticket prices vary

@ Arts Commons; Olympic Plaza
Calgary Food Tours: Craving Kensington

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Meet at the lovely Kensinton Riverside Inn – Calgary’s newest Relais and Chateaux and ease your way into the cozy side of town in this charming village within the city that is Kensington. The whole visit will feel like a strolling visit to neighbours starting with our good Italian friends at Pulcinella. Start with a double zero Neapolitan pizza, and proceed to taste fine teas, wines, cheeses, poutine, haute cuisine and top it all off with a buttercream cupcake. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

@ Kensington Riverside Inn, Cost $100


2nd Annual Bridgeland Cultura Fest

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Branch out to Bridgeland for an exciting day exploring this beautiful neighbourhood! The second annual Bridgeland Cultura Festival showcases all that the neighbourhood has to offer, including local vendors selling jewellery, clothing and other local products, food, live local music and beer gardens. The fun starts at 10 a.m.

1 Ave. N.E. and 9 St. N.E., Free admission


Calgary Food Tours: Savouring 17th Ave. S.W.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Treat yourself this weekend by joining this food tour along the trendy 17th Avenue! The tour starts with delicious Italian food at Cibo before continuing along the street and exploring the world’s best cheeses, Vienoissierie French baking, Mediterranean Albertan bistro fare, Spanish tapas and the hottest new cocktails from a pioneer in the Alberta regional cuisine movement. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. / 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

@ Cibo (17th Ave), Cost $100


Calgary Food Tours: Palette to Palate

Saturday, May 28, 2016

What do you get when you combine art and great food? An incredible experience that will surely satisfy all your appetites!

This will include a full brunch at The Hotel Arts’ beautiful Yellow Door Bistro, beautiful sweet and savoury tastings and a lesson in wine appreciation plus two art appreciation/interpretive talks.   9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

@ Hotel Arts, Cost $100

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