5 things to do in Calgary today: Tuesday, January 23

Jan 22 2018, 11:59 pm

Sure, no one is all that enthused about Tuesday – it’s stuck on the boring side of the week, with no one for company but lame old Monday.

Super awesome fun times aren’t just going to fall into your lap on days like today…. You’ve got to go out there and make them happen!

There’s no better way to do that than by checking out any (or all) of these events going on around the city today – or you could just mope around at home feeling sorry for yourself, it’s a free country after all.

White Space Writers Weekly Write-In

  • What: Looking for some inspiration, a place to write that isn’t your kitchen table, or simply some guidance on a writing project? For only $5 you can join White Space Writers every Tuesday morning and receive a work space, unlimited coffee, accessibility to writing resources (aka they will look over a piece you’re working on) and a writing prompt, if that is what you’re interested in. Plus you might make a new creative friend or two, which is priceless!
  • When: Tuesday, January 16 to March 20
  • Time: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Loft 112 – 535 8 Avenue SE
  • Admission: $5

Booze, Broads and Brothels: A Spicy, Sex-Positive History of Calgary’s (Almost) Oldest Profession

  • What: Did you know what Calgary was once known as the booze, brothel, and gambling capital of the Canadian West? Join Kimberly Williams, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at MRU for an educational talk on this controversial time in Calgarian history as she introduces you to a few of the rowdy women whose clients ranged from NWMP to the “Mavericks” of the pioneering past.
  • When: Tuesday, January 23
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Calgary Public Library, Central Library, Josh Dutton Theatre – 616 Macleod Trail SE
  • Admission: FREE


  • What: 1/2 price tacos and tequila…. need we say more?
  • When: January 15 to 31
  • Time: 9 pm to close
  • Where: Blanco Catina – 723 17th Avenue SW

Bruce Cockburn – Bone on Bone Tour

  • What: The man, the myth, the legend is playing a show right here in Calgary.
  • When: Tuesday, January 23
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $42.25 to $68.25

Ice Magic Festival 

  • 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)
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