Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival

Find beauty and excitement in the air and all you have to do is look up! High River is host to the annual Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival. The event features balloons from all over Canada as well as international competitors from as far away as Lithuania and the United Kingdom. The Canadian pilots also compete for the national title during the course of the festival to be crowned top balloonist.

Locals can watch the skies for the balloons as they complete their flights each day and evening (weather permitting of course). A great family event to take the View this Post

Inside Studio Bell

Studio Bell

It’s been many years in the making but the beautiful musical space that is Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is finally in its last touches and will be opening to the public July 1,2016. I was super fortunate enough to visit the facility twice over the Junos weekend last April to get a sneak peek at what’s to come. Calgary will soon be home to a truly world-class facility that will appeal to local and international audiences alike.

The vision

The inspiration behind the building was, well, obviously the music. The design is reflective of instrument View this Post

Fangirling with Sam Maggs

Sam Maggs

via Wordfest website.

Calgary’s Comic Expo is ready for its 11th year of action and there will be tons of amazing people and things to check out. One event that I think everyone should go to is the Expo’s collab with Wordfest featuring the ultimate lady nerd author, Sam Maggs. Her book, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, is an amazing tutorial to help all girl geeks enjoy and experience geek culture.

I feel like this book was totally written for me! I’m a bit of a closet geek when it comes to nerdy things. I consider View this Post

Fun for the family at Y Stage Theatre Series

It’s never too early to give your kids a love for the arts. Vertigo Theatre is known for its classic murder-mystery plays but it also is home to great children’s programming with plays geared towards youth through its Y Stage Theatre Series. The series features five productions for children and youth either produced by Vertigo Theatre or on tour from companies across the country and beyond. With both school performances on weekdays and family shows on the weekend, over 10,000 kids across Calgary get to take part in the Y Stage fun every season.

Theatre is a great way View this Post

Calgary Adult Colouring Books by local artists

This ain't no kid's play! via Etsy

This ain’t no kid’s play! via Etsy

Adult colouring books are all the rage these days. I’ve been super intrigued by the trend of colouring in the lines again as they bring back nostalgia of my childhood days. I loved to color as a kid with my rainbow array of pencil crayons on hand. My niece still uses them to this day! But what does it mean to follow in the same activities as a 5-year-old?

Much in the way that comic books and other vestiges of youth have made it to mainstream culture, colouring books also fit into that View this Post

10% off Theatre Junction’s ISOLDE

My awesome readers can save 10% on tickets for the upcoming production of Theatre Junction’s ISOLDE. The show has a limited run February 10-13 so you don’t want to miss this must-see show. Check out this great preview of the show here and use code ISOLDEMANDH to save! Enjoy my lovelies 😉

Isolde Theatre Junction

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