15 things to do in Calgary this week: February 19 to 21

Feb 12 2019, 8:37 am

So many events, so little time! Here are 15 things to do in Calgary from Tuesday, February 19 to Thursday, February 21. Check out Shad, Block Heater Music Festival, and more!

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Tuesday, February 19



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What: Canadian rapper and host of Hip-Hop Evolution SHAD performs in Calgary.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Avenue SW Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15 plus fees

Doubles Ping Pong Tournament

What: The Rec Room Calgary is hosting a Doubles Ping Pong Tournament with over $500 in prizes to be won. Competitors can bring their own paddles but must use the provided ping pong balls (house paddles are also available).

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rec Room Calgary – 1180 – 901 64 Avenue NE, Calgary
Price: $5 per person, purchase online

Toast Vol. 02 Calgary – Self-Sabotage, Resilience & Rejection

What: The Ace Class presents an empowerment series designed to kick-start your day, develop positive new habits, build community and help set intention for living life to its fullest expression.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 am
Where: ATB Financial – 102 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $28-$150

Coffee With A Cop

What: Calgary Police Service will be answering questions, listening to concerns, and having random meet-and-greet conversations with Calgarians. Members from our Recruiting Unit will also be there to answer any specific questions from interested applicants. This event is open to all residents of Calgary regardless of the community of residence.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: The Core Starbucks – 317 7 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

An Evening with Randall Maggs

What: Randall Maggs is the author of Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems. The 10th anniversary edition of the book marks both the 50th anniversary of the last time the Leafs won the Stanley Cup and the 100th anniversary of the Leafs as a team. Hosted by Richard Harrison.

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Owl’s Nest Books and owlets – 815A 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, February 20

Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders

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What: The Flames face off with the Islanders at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

An Evening of Time Travel Preparedness

What: The Faculty of Lesser-Known Arts & Sciences, along with some special guest scholars, are kicking off a new series of talks with a discussion on the finer points of time travel preparedness. Let their panel of pseudo-professionals give you a crash course on medieval self-defence, learn the local cuisines of a time before GMO produce, and learn from a possibly real doctor about what vaccinations you might need whenever you travel to.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 – 116 7 Ave SE Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

The Walrus Talks Youth Leadership

What: Hear seven speakers for seven minutes each on how the next generation of Indigenous leaders is shaping the future of culture, reconciliation, community, and more.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Hudson – 200 8 Ave SW 6th floor Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Speaker Series: Insects: Conservation, Perceptions, and Early Ed

What: Elizabeth Boileau will be presenting Insects: Conservation, Perceptions, and Early Education. Elizabeth is a doctoral student at Lakehead University in the Educational Studies program. Her research is focused on early childhood environmental education, which includes child-nature relationships and outdoor preschool programs such as Forest Schools. Elizabeth argues that we need to think critically about the messaging that children receive about insects and that we need to promote early development of positive perceptions of insects if we are to protect these vulnerable creatures.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: La Cité des Rocheuses – 4800 Richard Rd SW, Calgary,
Admission: Free for members, $5 for non-members

The Gathering Marketing Summit 2019

What: Tony Hawk is coming to Banff. The legendary skateboarder is accepting the Cult Brand Personality Lifetime Achievement Award at The Gathering Marketing Summit. Hawk, who turned 50-years-old last May, will be recognized for his sporting career, entrepreneurial endeavours, and acts of philanthropy.

When: Wednesday, February 20 to Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: Agenda can be found online
Where: Fairmont Banff Springs — 405 Spray Avenue, Banff
Tickets: 3-day summit pass starts at $1,000, register online

Thursday, February 21

Block Heater Music Festival

What: Calgary Folk Music Festival’s fourth Annual Block Heater, presented by ATB, is a magic-filled winter weekend of music and events. Featuring 28 local, Canadian and international artists performing concerts and collaborative sessions on six stages.

When: February 21 to 23, 2019
Time: Varies by performance
Where: Festival Hall, Studio Bell, the King Eddy and the New Central Library
Tickets: Online

Snoop Dogg & Friends

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What: Get ready to drop it like it’s hot, because Snoop Dogg & Friends will be performing at Scotiabank Saddledome. The tour “proudly celebrating 25 years of doggystyle” brings a line-up of 90s guests to make a full TBT listening sesh on a Friday night. Snoop Doggy Dog will be joined by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, Kurupt, and Luniz.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bag It Documentary and Discussion

What: A fun screening of the award-winning documentary “Bag It – Is your Life Too Plastic?”, which follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: The Dandelion Cafe – 1048 8 Street Southeast, Calgary
TicketsOnline, Free

The Calgary Pancakes & Booze Art Show

What: Come experience one of the largest pop-up art movements to hit North America over the past decade. Celebrate Calgary Pancakes & Booze Art Show’s 10th year serving free pancakes and introducing attendees to some of the nation’s leading emerging artists.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731-10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Tiny Comedy Show

What: The Tiny Comedy Show returns to Scarpetta Italian Eatery in Inglewood. Featuring MC Daryl Makk and headliner Brittany Lyseng, with Linnea Ward, Cory Harding, Bradley Trauzzi, Neil Melrose, Don Filipchuk, and introducing Jen Bob.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Scarpetta Italian Eatery – 1003 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

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