And there is more to "culture" in Calgary than just the cowboy culture.
Over the past two weeks, I've seen a Cirque show (Amaluna - my favourite big top show so far), the ballet (Alberta Ballet's production of Balletlujah featuring the music of kd lang) and the theatre (Theatre Calgary's production of Anne of Green Gables - the Musical).
Since I've lived in Calgary (these are what I remember anyways), I've seen stage performances of Beauty and the Beast, Riverdance, and the Lion King, the Calgary symphony, four Cirque big top shows, three Calgary Stampede grandstand shows, free concerts, paid concerts on both the big and small stage, and attended various street festivals (there is awesome food at some of these events too!).
Now, I must admit, that although I went to three events in the past week, I've never been to a Calgary art gallery or museum - mostly because those venues don't interest me much. But I definitely try to take advantage of what the city has to offer.
The downside? The ticket prices can add up! But it's totally worth it.