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Looking for cheap things to do in Calgary? Check out the list that was featured on Breakfast Television this morning. Some are free, others are cheap. Just like some politicians I know 🙂

Wing Night at Joyce on 4th on Monday Nights.
9 cent wings all night!
That means you could get 100 wings for 9 dollars.
Did I mention the half price drinks before 6pm? Cheapest and earliest night out, home in time for the 6pm news.

Free Wine
Tribune Restaurant Wine Wednesday
All you have to do is go down to the restaurant where they have free wine tasting and classic hors d’oeuvres! They even let you sample two types of wine from all over the world.
It’s like Christmas but every Wednesday!

Cheap shows!
Taking Flight Festival of Student Work

March 31st-April 11th
Shows are only $5 each, or you can get $15 for a festival pass. There are 11 different shows, so that works out to $1.60 a show!

Free but fun!
At Costco, you could spend hours weaving in and out of the giant stores aisles. Plus the free samples mean that you could have a whole night out, be full and not have spent a single penny. Other great places to pass the time and not spending money Currie Barracks Farmers Market, Used book stores like the Wee Book Inn and independent video stores like Dogbird Video and Casablanca.

Get some culture!
First Thursday at Art Central (April 2, 2009, 5-9pm)
Live music by DJ Rice, a magazine launch, artist demonstrations, exhibition openings and much more!

The Art Gallery of Calgary
Tuesday- Friday during Lunch hour is only $2.
Regular admission is only $5 for adults and only $2.50 for students/seniors
Exhibit to look for: Burnt Toast Studio exhibit of new mediums with printmaking.

Try and be Famous!
Right now The Calgary Opera is hosting So You Think You Can Sing Opera. This event is apart of their 2009 Community Symposium. The finalist will be awarded the opportunity to progress their career with a position in the Calgary Opera chorus for one production in their next season, as well as participation in select classes with calgary Opera Emerging Artists. The competition will play out over two nights and tickets to the shows are FREE! Two birds, one stone.
Deadline is April 14th.

Meet new people:
The C-Train

Yes, the C-train. You can stick to the downtown free zone and see do some of the most interesting people watching you’ll ever see. Or you can pay $2.50 and get a whole tour of Calgary. Take it on the weekends and it’s like have your own strech limo! Seriously, try it.

Fun for the whole family:
Family-A-Fair
(March 27 & 28)
Children under 12 are free, adults only pay $10. ~ For moms or dads (future or present!), grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, childcare provider, teacher or great friend to a child. Alberta’s largest show for expectant parents and families with newborn through pre-school age children! Formerly the Mom & Tots Fair. Roundup Centre, Stampede Park Phone: 403-201-1771


Mike Morrison