You don’t have to live in New York to catch the MET’s phenomenal operatic productions. “Front Row Centre Events” by Cineplex Odeon is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Anyone near a North American city can watch operas from the MET, live theatre from Royal Albert Hall in London, live symphonic performances from the best …
Category Archive: CALGARY UPCOMING EVENTS: Family / Kids
Winter break can be a stressful time for many parents. When it’s freezing cold outside and the kids are off school, what’s a parent to do? Being stuck at home doesn’t have to mean endless hours of electronic games and TV. Here are some stress-free ideas to keep you and the kids entertained on those …
I’m over at Family Fun Calgary today with a review on Storybook Theatre’s Anne of Green Gables. Here is the full post: Storybook Theatre Delivers a Feisty of Anne of Green Gables. While you’re visiting, stop and check out Family Fun Calgary’s tips on local events and resources. They’ve got you covered!
By far, my best hands-on educational experience was volunteering with my daughters. It was not easy. I had to search long and hard to find an organization that would allow young kids to volunteer. I had to pull my kids out of school for a full morning once a month. I didn’t mind, because …
Calgarians are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the new science centre called, “Telus Spark.” I like the name! Double the size of the old facility at 153,000 square feet, the centre features all new exhibits: Being Human, Open Studio, Earth and Sky, and Energy and Innovation. The Creative Kids Museum, also housed in …
So, I didn’t take my kids to the Selena Gomez concert last night. My daughter saw the cover of the paper this morning and said, “What! Selena Gomez was here!?” I didn’t do it on purpose, I swear. I actually didn’t know la Gomez was here, but now I’m thankful I live in a bubble. …
Who is Lemony Snicket, and how does he manage to write such clever books that are both educational and entertaining? Perhaps best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events, Snicket’s writing is infused with imagination and humour. The Composer Is Dead is a short murder mystery, and all the suspects are musical instruments in [...]
The Glenbow Museum presents one hundred and fifty years of animation in one show. As a bonus, the ARC discovery room offers a variety of hands-on activities for the family. Please consult the website for details. This could also be a great opportunity to visit the museum’s art collection with the kids.
I love the Fall not only because of the changing colours of the leaves, but because Fall means theatre season is in full swing. We try to take the kids whenever the opportunity presents, and fortunately we don’t have to wait long in Calgary. Here are two great offerings you can enjoy with the younger [...]
Tomorrow night (sorry for the short notice!) Calgary’s first ever Flamenco Festival premieres with performances combining musicians, singers, and dancers from Spain and Canada. If you have never seen Flamenco performed live, you don’t know what you’re missing! Flamenco dancing is passionate and vibrant, and the combination of guitars with percussive instruments makes for an …
Well, that all depends. Here in Calgary, we are fortunate to have the CPO (Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra,) which puts on family-friendly concerts called “Symphony Sundays for Kids Series.” In this age of tweeting and gaming, it is definitely a challenge for people to sit still in a dark room and listen to music for …
Last night (Sunday), we took the three kids ages 10,8,5 to a hilarious spoof on Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” put on by the Cowtown Opera Company in Calgary. The music was original from Mozart’s opera, but the libretto was in English and updated with a 21st century plot. We all enjoyed the excellent singing and …