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5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, February 9

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 09, 2017 1:00 am 92

Our wonderful winter warm up is finally here! There’s lots happening in the city today and outdoor activities for you to enjoy once again.

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Date Night at Telus Spark

What is the ultimate algorithm for love you ask? Well you’ll find out along with how androids can possibly trick us into thinking they’re human and get the opportunity to compose a love poem to your favorite robot, while exploring the future of LOVE at this Valentines Day themed, Adults Only Night at Telus Spark.

  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, February 9
  • Cost: $19.95

The Audience

If you saw the Netflix Original, “The Crown” you’ll be familiar with the Queen’s famous weekly meeting with the Prime Minster, called an audience. This spectacular performance will replay some of the most famous audience’s throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign, with many familiar political faces making an appearance, such as Churchill, Thatcher, Cameron and more. Take a peak at the woman behind the crown, the most famous and influential yet private woman in the world.

  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 1201 5 St SW
  • When: January 24 to February 18
  • Cost: $45-$64

Human Bonspiel – AKA life size curling

As part of Calgary’s Corporate Challenge off-season events, anyone with a team of 4 can participate in this fun winter activity. Often compared to life size curling, each teammate will have 3 rounds to be launched along the ice and make it closest to the button. If you win you’ll be invited to participate in the finals on February 10.

  • Where: 228 8th Avenue SE
  • When: January 30 to February 10
  • Cost: $150 per team of 4

Go skating outdoors

Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!

  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Calgary’s favourite, cozy and delicious foodie festival is back for the 6th year in a row! During the entire month of February, be sure to warm up by checking out your favourite cafes, sweet shops and restaurants for their unique spin on everyone’s beloved winter drink. The best part is that a portion of every drink will go towards supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels, an even better reason to indulge in some warm chocolate goodness!

  • Where: At participating locations
  • When: The entire month of February
  • Cost: Price of the Hot Chocolate + $1 will be donated to Meals on Wheels

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