15 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 10:58 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 15 and 17.

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

Calgary Homexpo 2016

  • What: Celebrating 45 years, the Calgary Home Expo features exhibitors from around the world, providing a dizzying array of services and products.
  • When: Friday, January 15 to Sunday, January 17
  • Where: BMO Center, Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
  • Cost: $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors

Improv Everywhere

  • What: Improv Everywhere is a group of comedians behind the No Pants Subway Ride and the MP3 Experiment. They would like your help in causing scenes of “chaos and joy” in public places, all you have to do is follow the online instructions.
  • Where: Bankers Hall Atrium, 2nd Floor, +15 into The Core Shopping Centre – 855 – 2nd Street SW, and East Village, in the square on the east side of the Simmons Building – 618 Confluence Way, SE
  • When: Friday, January 15 at 12:30 p.m. (Plus 15) and Saturday, January 16 at 12:30p.m. ( East Village)
  • Cost: Free

Cook with Your Kids

  • What: Learn basic cooking skills while spending time together making healthy meals. One parent can register with up to two children. This month’s class is on how to make Beef Stew.
  • Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • When: Sat, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $40 for one parent an child and $10 for an additional child

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: Saturday, January 16 to Sunday, 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)

Deep Aerobics

  • What: Death Electronic Emo Protest Aerobics is a workout that hopes to destroy technique, because who needs that anyway. Costumes are encouraged there will be costume stylist at hand to make on-site costume adjustments if necessary.
  • Where: Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 – 116 7 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, January 16 at 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $25; Must be 18 and over

MEC Calgary Race One (5K, 10K)

  • What: Race to see what time you get in either a 5K or 10K run.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market
  • When: Saturday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: $25

Shaping Sound

  • What: The Alberta Ballet brings an exciting combination of different dance styles together in this contemporary performance.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, January 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $29

Vance Joy concert

  • What: Vance Joy comes to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary as part of the Fire and the Flood Tour.
  • When: Sunday, January 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW, Calgary
  • Cost: $79 to $338

World Snow Day WinSport

  • What: Helping everyone discover the world of sport, WinSport is offering free skiing to kids under the age of 12 who are accompanied by a paying adult. A racecourse will be up all day too with prizes to be won.
  • Where: WinSport, COP – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • When: Sunday, January 17
  • Cost:  Free skiing for kids under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult

Ghost River Theatre’s Tomorrow’s Child

  • What: One-of-a-kind Tomorrow’s Child is an adaptation from the sci-fi giant Ray Bradbury, and is presented to a blindfolded audience using the latest in sound technology.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: January 12 to 17
  • Cost: $30

[email protected] Pop Ups

  • What: The Calgary Public Library wants to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by hosting [email protected] pop up exhibits that features profiles of Canada’s most intriguing figures.
  • Where: Central, Fish Creek, Crowfoot and, Saddletown library locations
  • When: Now until January 23
  • Cost: Free

High Performance Rodeo

  • What: The High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, hosting theatre, music, etc. It is the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Until January 31
  • Cost: Varies


  • What: Tyler Klein Longmire has created a series of animated portraits of the One Yellow Rabbit performance ensemble to make an animated film. This series was inspired by Andy Warhol’s screen tests.
  • Where: Arts Commons, Laycraft Lounge – 225 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Sunday, January 31; Tuesday to Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

80 Solid Gold 2: A Musical Revue

  • What: Stage West is back to perform all of the top influential new wave pop and rock songs in this second part of their show.
  • Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Avenue SE
  • When: Now through until February 7
  • Cost: Varies

Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Modern Family Vacation

  • What: Enjoy a dinner theatre play about a couple that decide to go on a Titanic II cruise for their anniversary only for their family to decide to come along too. Nothing could go wrong right?
  • Where: Jubilations – 1002 37 Street SW
  • When: Now until February 14
  • Cost: $70 to $80 for adult; $48 for Students and Seniors; $34 for children
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