Best of Calgary 2017 - First Calgary Interactive Labs

  • Friday 19th of May, 2017 // 7:00 PM

    Village Brewery Tour Tasting and Community Cask Making - Best of Calgary

    On May 19th, enjoy an intimate tour and tasting at Village Brewery and grab a cold one with the men behind the brew. Not only will you get a tour of the space, you will learn about the history on the brewery (it’ll be fun, we promise), a tasting of the entire family of Village beers, and a souvenir pint glass to take home. As a Best of Calgary exclusive, you’ll get to test your brewing skills and contribute to crafting a cask specifically for Best of Calgary that will be tapped at the Best of Calgary Bash on May 31st at The Palace Theatre.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Saturday 27th of May, 2017 // 2:00 PM

    Barre Body Studio x DJ Disoriental - Best of Calgary

    Barre Body Studio was voted as the Best Place to Workout in Calgary - and it’s no wonder. This killer workout will have your legs wobbly for days, but your toned tush will thank you. It’s a full-body, low-impact workout combining yoga, pilates and ballet all in one energizing and fun 50-minute class. Come out May 27th for a special treat - DJ Disoriental, voted Calgary’s Best DJ – will be spinning live in the studio. Whether you are a newbie or a barre veteran, this is one class you don’t want to miss.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Sunday 28th of May, 2017 // 7:00 PM

    Comedy & Cocktails - Best of Calgary

    Calgary’s Best Kept Secret x Calgary’s Best comedian

    Betty Lou’s is an intimate 1920’s cocktail style lounge that marries the aesthetic of the lost generation in Paris with the American prohibition era. If you haven’t been, that’s because it’s Calgary’s best kept secret - finding the entrance is half the fun. Lori Gibb’s - Calgary best comedian will be performing a comedy show on Sunday, May 28th. If you’re wondering what kind of show to expect, Lori has her motto “Have Fun” tattooed on her arm; you know it’s going to be a good time.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Tuesday 30th of May, 2017 // 3:30 PM

    Whiskey & BBQ Tasting - Best of Calgary

    Calling all meat lovers. Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes demonstration of how Hayden Block, Calgary’s Best BBQ, creates its famous smoked brisket. You will have the opportunity to slice and carve the warm BBQ brisket straight from the 3,000-pound smoker. If that doesn’t have your mouth watering just thinking about it, fear not, you will get to indulge in the freshly smoked meat, along with some other great items on the Hayden Block menu like the baked beans and hush puppies. While you’re eating, an in-house whiskey connoisseur will properly pair the smoked meats with a hand-picked selection of whiskey. Need we say more?

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Thursday 1st of June, 2017 // 6:00 PM

    Neil Zeller Photography Workshop

    Calgary’s Best Photographer x Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood

    Calgary’s favourite photographer, Neil Zeller will be leading a walking tour through Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood. You’ll know Neil from his beautiful portraits of Calgary, capturing moments that show the world in the way that he sees it. As a student in his workshop, you have the opportunity to become more familiar with your camera, ask him questions and just admire his talent. In the small group setting, Neil will help you nail your own perfect shot while you explore the neighbourhood.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Thursday 1st of June, 2017 // 7:00 PM

    Community Table with Michael Noble - Best of Calgary

    Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience as Calgary’s Best Chef cooks you dinner in the rooftop penthouse suite at The Guardian, one of Calgary’s tallest residential buildings, that was recently designed by Calgary's Best Interior Designer Amanda Hamilton. Noble will prepare a four-course meal showcasing his expertise in the kitchen. Each course will be paired with wines expertly curated by Willow Park Wine and Spirits, Calgary's Best Place to Buy Wine. The dining experience will be a night to remember as you enjoy the meal with breathtaking views of the city amongst a new group of friends.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Thursday 1st of June, 2017 // 7:00 PM

    Bad Portraits Workshop - Best of Calgary

    Mandy Stobo is renowned for her amazing portraits - in this intimate workshop, you can create your own. Guided by Mandy, you’ll have your own custom watercolor portrait to take home with you. You don’t have to be Van Gogh to come to the workshop, it’s designed to bring out your own creativity and originality as you paint your portrait. The workshop is hosted at Phil & Sebastian in Mission, Calgary’s favourite coffee house. $5 of your ticket price will go towards a purchase in the cafe to fuel your creativity for the evening. Yes, they have wine.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Friday 2nd of June, 2017 // 5:00 PM

    The World's Your Oyster

    Join us at the runner up for Calgary's best seafood, Rodney's Oyster House, for an oyster shucking demonstration followed by an innovative workshop with the team at First Calgary Financial where you'll gain insights and tools to help build a plan to get to the future you want. Over drinks and oysters you'll evaluate your personal values and financial goals, to begin to build a plan that's right for you. All Calgarians should have the right to sound and free financial planning, and so all proceeds from tickets to this event will go to support The Centre for Newcomers.

    Refreshments and a taste of Rodney's oysters are included.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Saturday 3rd of June, 2017 // 2:00 PM

    Mike Morrison's Best of Calgary by Bike

    Cruise through YYC with a bike tour led by Mike Morrison - voted Calgary’s Best Twitter personality, Best Blogger and Political Activist. Mike’s favourite past time is on two wheels and he’s inviting you to join him on his bike cruise, “Mike’s Best of Calgary By Bike.” The tour will include some of the best places to hang out, take photos, eat and drink along Calgary's downtown bike path network. The tour is for every ability and is family-friendly.

    Meet at the south side of the Peace Bridge at 2pm sharp.

    All ticket purchases from this event will be donated to Mike's charity of choice 'Two Wheel View' that uses bikes to build resiliency in youth.

    The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial - the intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.

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  • Monday 12th of June, 2017 // 6:00 PM

    Around The World Dinner

    Join us for the ultimate cultural experience and satisfy your international palatte. We have brought together a tasty menu of dishes exploring the food from five refugee countries including Syria, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Congo and Iran. The multiple course dinner will feature a representative from each country speaking of their experiences of immigrating to Calgary. The Around the World dinner was chosen to be a part of the Best of Calgary Interactive labs and experiences as the Centre for Newcomers is an important component of the community in our city.

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