What: This “rodeo” is a fantastic showcase that animates the city with some of the best live performances from around the world and is essentially known as Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. View this year’s exciting lineup here!
What: Join the Calgary Philharmonic as they pay tribute to one of the largest classical music greats, Tchaikovsky. Hum along to some of his most lyrical and heartbreaking tunes while tapping your toes to his celebratory pieces. It will be a night that will truly pull at the heart strings!
What: In this one-man, autobiographical show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematu, you’ll travel from Hiroshima after the Second World War to London in the 1960s. Along the way you’ll learn about the incredible history of Shigematu’s father and the rocky relationship the two had trying to create a connection and express their love for each other.
Banff snow sculptures (Banff & Lake Louise Tourism/Facebook)
What: Lake Louise’s Ice Magic Festival is a truly magical and unreal experience that Canadian’s look forward to year round. This event boasts over 20 years of history and it gathers talented ice artists from around the world to compete and create artistic masterpieces out of ice, within 34 hours. During this time you can watch the process in action and see the detailed sculptures unfold, while you get the unique opportunity to talk to the carvers, asking them questions and vote for your favorite masterpiece. If you miss the action you can still view the sculptures the following weekend and even get the chance to try your hand at some ice carving yourself!
When: January 18 to 28
Where: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise
Tickets:Online, Adults $12.50, Youth $5 (3 to 12 years), Seniors $7.50 (55 + years), Family $30 (2 adults + up to 4 children aged 3-17 years)
What: In honour of Robert Burns, Eau Claire Distillery wants to pay tribute to the women in his life! Come celebrate his wife, and his mistress Miss Mary Campbell as you cheers with a scotch and indulge in a delicious take on the traditional Burns Supper.
Toasted While Chocolate Mocha (Photo courtesy Starbucks)
What: It’s time to kick off everyone’s favourite time of year! Join Southcentre Mall for the inaugural sip to commence the festival and get the opportunity to try FREE samples from some of the participating businesses. Don’t forget to grab a photo in the themed photo booth!
What: Come along on a journey of discovery with Lunch Box Theatre’s new production as part of High Performance Rodeo. This one woman show, created by award-winning Calgary actress Michelle Thrush, uses real moments and real memories to tell the story of how her Grandmother impacted her life as she transforms from a child to an elder throughout the show.
What: On it’s grand tour, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is stopping in Calgary to give us a taste of some of the best films that were screened at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival last November. Expect films that truly capture the essence of adventure and the great outdoors throughout the world.
What: As if we needed yet another reason to visit this beautiful space! The turquoise castle that adorns 17th Avenue is now serving brunch, and of course they have killed it yet again with their take on traditional Indian infused dishes. From chips and curry to Chai Pancakes and Parsi Akuri, your taste buds be doing a happy dance as you try each uniquely flavoured dish – paired with a pineapple mimosa of course!