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15 things to do in Calgary this week

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 22, 2016 10:52 am

Looking for something to do this long weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 22 and 26.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Reel Fun Film Festival

  • What: The Reel Fun Festival is a non-profit organization that brings filmmaking to youth and families. Most of the movies can’t be experienced anywhere else, and many of them are exclusive premiers.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Monday, February 22 to Sunday, February 28
  • Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children (4-17)

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

  • What: Presented by the Calgary Blues Music Association, Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest is held at various locations and features a wide variety of events including concerts, workshops, and parties.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: February 22 to 27
  • Tickets: Available online through the Calgary Blues Music Association

Calgary Hitmen vs Portland Winterhawks

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Portland Winterhawks.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

The Learned Ladies

  • What: Look into the world of scholarly pretension and the education of women in 17th Century France during this celebrated playwright of the neoclassical period.
  • Where: University Theatre – 210, University Court NW
  • When: Wednesday, February 24 to 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors

Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the New York Islanders.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

24th Annual $100 Film Festival

  • What: The only celluloid-based film festival, where the idea is to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8 for the cost of just $100.
  • Where: Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, February 25 to 27
  • Cost: Varies

Calgary Home + Garden Show 2016

  • What: The Calgary Home + Garden Show is known as a trusted resource for home improvement projects.
  • Where: BMO Centre & Corral, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When:  February 25 to 26
    Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 from noon to 9 p.m.
    Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Sunday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $16 for adults ($13 online), $13 for seniors ( $10 online, $7 Friday before 5 p.m.), and free for children under 12

Cowtown Cabaret

  • What: Cowtown Cabaret is a night for the young at heart and is an evening full of variety.
  • Where: Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave SE
  • When: Thursday, February 25 to Sunday, February 28  at 7:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $38 for adults; $20 for students

Calgary Hitmen vs Victoria Royals

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Victoria Royals.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, February 26  at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

A Habit for Humanity Fundraiser featuring The Wardens

  • What: A family-friendly fundraiser that starts off at 5:30 p.m. for a chili supper followed by a concert featuring The Wardens a three person Banff based musical group.
  • Where: Woodcliff United Church – 5010 Spruce Drive SW
  • When: Friday, February 26 at 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Supper tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (6-12 years). Children under 6 are free. Concert tickets are $20.

The Little Prince – The Musical

  • What: Based on the book by Antoine de Saint and adapted by Nicholas Lloyd Webber and James D. Reid, The Little Prince – the Musical will capture your imagination.
  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 220 9 Avenue SE Calgary
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 28
  • Cost: Varies

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

  • What: During February, participating Calgary cafes and restaurants craft some of the best and unique hot chocolates to support Calgary Meals on Wheels.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until Monday, February 29
  • Cost: Prices vary

Exposure Photography Festival 2016

  • What: In a world of camera phones and Instagram, the art of photography has fallen by the wayside. The Exposure Photography Festival hopes to help change that.
  • When: Now until Monday, February 29
  • Where: Various venues

Canmore Winter Festival: World Cup Edition

  • What: Celebrate the season and a popular community tradition for more than 20 years at the Canmore Winter Festival. A total of two World Cup events will be a part of the carnival along with 45 days of non-stop fun including events like, snow sculpting, ice carving, and Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt races.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until March 13
  • Cost: Varies

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)

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