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Things to do in Calgary this weekend!

March 11, 2011

Aren’t you so happy it is Friday!? If you find yourself in Calgary this weekend and looking for something to do, I’ve Mark “We Should Know Eachother” Hopkins to pick his top choices for the weekend! International Festival of Animated …

The Three: What you should be doing this weekend!

March 4, 2011

I’ve been thinking about Calgary a lot lately.  It certainly isn’t the same city I moved to five years ago. It’s bigger, it’s better and yes, it’s even a little cooler.  Earlier this week I wrote my Metro column about …

Taking a bite of the The Big Taste!

March 3, 2011

Let’s be honest, if we could afford to eat out every day, we all would. But we can’t and most of the time, we are relegated to eating Kraft Dinner and PG + J sandwiches. God I wish I was …

Mike ‘n Metro: Is Calgary’s downtown cool?

February 28, 2011

This week’s Metro column is about the newly revitalized downtown core.  For those who aren’t from around these parts, here’s a crash course: Calgary’s downtown core has always been a source of debate. For born and raised Calgarians, who don’t …

Calgary: Would you eat an Alley Burger?

January 30, 2011

It is usually a safe bet that I would never suggest eating burgers sold in a back alley in Calgary but yes, even I have to make exceptions when they only cost $5 and come from one of the hottest …

Snooki is coming! Mind out of gutter, please.

January 28, 2011

Do they make city wide condoms? Mansion has just announced that the one and only Snooki will hosting a party on February 18th! Yikes, I’ve actually never watched The Jersey Shore but yes, I’ve seen clips. And she looks like …

Mike ‘n Metro

November 22, 2010

It’s another cold day in Calgary, so why not warm up with my newest column in Metro. And no, I don’t mean lite it on fire. Sheesh. This week’s column, I try to break through Calgary’s secret high society and …

Pictures: Calgary men get naked for Cancer research!

November 6, 2010

Saturday was a sunny, beautiful and just a little chilly morning here in Calgary.  But I had no right to complain about the cold weather, not when there were over forty guys lined up on 9th avenue for the first …

Free Clothes for 30 naked guys? I’m in!

November 1, 2010

Have I ever told you how much I love free clothes?  I pretty much could devote an entire blog to the lengths I would go to get my hands on nice quality threads that aren’t covered in labels.   Well …

Spend election night with me!

October 12, 2010

Next Monday most of Calgary will hopefully be heading to the polls to vote for our new mayor.  The Bronco has already said that he wouldn’t be seeking re-election so Calgarians seem to be excited like never before to vote …

Review: Avenue Live with Dave Kelly

October 3, 2010

A new type of show premiered in Calgary on Thursday night and I was lucky enough to be there front-row centre to catch it all (no seriously, my giant, shiney head needs to get some power on it stat).  Avenue …

Calgary Sun: Calgary’s biggest problem?

September 30, 2010

In case you don’t live in Calgary, this is a picture of Wednesday’s Calgary Sun. Can I please just take a moment to apologize to the rest of this country?  I have no idea why does this paper continues to …

Things gets chilly at The Uptown!

September 20, 2010

One of my favourite movie theatres in Calgary is in deep, deep trouble. I went to The Uptown on Saturday afternoon to catch the eye-opening documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and my friends and I were quickly informed …

BEP Parties the night away!

August 22, 2010

The Black Eyed Peas surprised party-goers at Calgary’s WEST Restaurant and Bar last night when they showed up, took over the DJ booth and threw one hell of a party!!! The Peas are in Calgary for their nearly sold out …

Calgary Concert Woes

August 2, 2010

It is no secret that the summer concert season has been a bit dreadful…(well,except for Drake). And it is hard to say what exactly is turning customers away from concerts and festivals alike, but I’m guessing you wouldn’t be far …