What: Set in the shadows of Notre Dame Cathedral in medieval Paris, this dark musical surprises with a very fresh take on Victor Hugo’s story of a twisted love.
Why: You’ll leave with a new spin on the old tale of a tormented priest, a striking dancer and Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer.
Where: Shoctor Theatre (Citadel Theatre). Buy tickets.
When: March 5-27. Shows nightly at 7:30pm, some matinees. Full schedule.
To Market, Market!
City Hall Spring Market
What: Vendors from the City Marketing downtown on 104th street will be holding the market indoors at within the pyramids of City Hall.
Why: No need to wait until the outdoor market opens in May to buy your favourite items from local vendors.
Where: City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Saturday, March 12 from 11am-3pm. Will be held every Saturday until May 14.
Super Studio Sale
What: Fridget Apparel, cinder+smoke, mystery girl and Snaggle are having an open to the public studio sale.
Why: Support local designers while scoring a deal – everything will be on sale: oldies, samples and brand new designs.
Where: Fridget Factory (10137 104 Street)
When: Saturday, March 12 from 10am-4pm.
Dash n' Dine
Downtown Dining Week
What: 32-restaurants located in the heart of the city will be serving up creative, multi-course menus at pleasantly affordable prices - $15, $25 and $50.
Why: Once you peruse the menus, you’ll be rushing to book yourself a table. Best part – the menus are available of the weekend too!
When: Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 13
Flower Power Fun
What: Get groovy with the power of flowers in fine 60s style with fragrant bulbs and lots of fun art projects.
Why: Make it feel like spring. Stay for a bit to eat at Culina.
Where: Muttart Conservatory (9626 - 96A Street)
When: Sunday, March 13 from 12pm-4pm.
Nature and Spirit
Emily Carr’s Coastal Landscapes
What: An exhibition spanning Emily Carr’s career.
Why: A collection of 35 works by the Canadian icon, including ones you’ll recognize: Zunoqua of the Cat Village, The Little Pine and A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
When: March 5 – June 5, 2011
*image via coco + kelley