The Chocolate Pilgrim at Shelf Life Books

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A long weekend brings family-friendly offerings and thoughtful adventures

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Looking for something to do without breaking the bank? Even in a quiet week, Calgary has a few options for you to choose from including readings, screenings, and more. Here’s what we’re hitting up:

The Chocolate Pilgrim

March 28, 2018, 7:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)

An interactive and engaging presentation about walking the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain, join Marie Maccagno and Ariana Brackenbury as they share their adventures on this ancient pilgrimage route.

Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

March 28, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW)
Free for students with ID, community entry by donation

The final event of its winter season, join Movies That Matter for a screening and Q&A with director Johanna Demetrakas. In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening—women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Revisiting those photos and those times, this film takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change. All seating is first come, first served, and all proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank.

A Romantic Failure: Botanical Art for a New Epoch

March 29, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Nickle Galleries (410 University Court NW)

Part of the Nickle at Noon series, join Calgary-based artist Jennifer Wanner as she discusses her recent work.

How Can You Think That?!? A Political Book Club

March 31, 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Shelf Life Books (1302 4th St. SW)

This book club is for conservatives and liberals who want to bridge the great divide. Led by Julie Sedivy, a local scholar and writer, this month features Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. Buy the book, read it, and join in a lively discussion.

Easter in Kensington

April 1, 2018, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Throughout the Kensington BRZ
Free, family-friendly

Celebrate Easter this Sunday with the Kensington BRZ and bring the family out for a day of fun. Featuring a Easter hunt, a petting zoo, and a visit from the Easter Bunny, hunters can pick up their map from the white tent in front of The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd. NW) and spend the afternoon searching for over 20 participating businesses.