20 things to do in Calgary this week: February 25 to 28

Feb 16 2019, 9:05 am

Time flies when you’re having fun! Enjoy your last week of February with these 20 Calgary events from Monday, February 25 to Thursday, February 28. Human Bonspiel, Harry Potter Concert, and more in store!

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

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Monday, February 25

Human Bonspiel – AKA life size curling

Human Bonspiel – olympic plaza / Shutterstock

What: 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. All in support of KidSport Calgary.

When: Various days from February 25 to March 4, 2019
Time: Lunchtimes
Where: Olympic Plaza Outdoor Rink – 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: Online, $200-$250 per team

Founders Calgary

What: To shine a light on the struggles and support the movers and the shakers in our community, HELCIM and The Ace Class have collaborated to present Founders, a curated series designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. From idea to execution, Founders will showcase first-hand insight of the highs and lows that go along with running your own show. Expect panel discussions with industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs with plenty of time for Q&A so you can fire off those burning questions.

When: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Work Nicer Roxbury – 200, 1006-11th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15-$100

Mixed Media Monday + Bonus Background

What: Join Julia and Nicole at The Paper And Ink Boutique on the last Monday of every month for Mixed Media Monday. In each session, attendees will learn to create an art journal page using a variety of mixed media techniques and products. Nicole and Julia will also show attendees how to use these same products and techniques to create a scrapbook page background, cards or tags.

When: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: The Paper And Ink Boutique – 171, 5330 – 72nd Ave SE, Calgary,
Tickets: Online, $30

Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. The sign-up sheet for both the open mic and the slam will be released at 7:00 pm, and the show will start at 7:30 pm.

When: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 cash at door, on a sliding scale for those who identify as low income or students

The New Brighton Club Storytime

What: Spend the morning with the Calgary Public Library listening to stories and singing songs that the whole family can enjoy.  The book truck will also be on site during these mornings. Great for ages 0-5 years, and everyone is welcome for this free drop in.

When: February 25, March 11, March 25, April 8 and April 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: The New Brighton Club – 2 New Brighton Drive, Calgary,
Admission: Free

Tuesday, February 26

Circus! Science Under the Big Top


Circus! Science Under the Big Top (Telus Spark)

What: Come one, come all and discover the science behind circus at TELUS Spark. Bring your wildest expectations and unravel the secrets behind circus oddities, mysteries and puzzles with over 20 exhibits. This highly interactive exhibition is riddled with circus sights and sounds, ready to bring out the child in all of us.

When: Now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Beer Vs Whiskey Brewmaster’s Dinner

What: A unique Brewmaster’s dinner that will feature beers from Brewsters Brewing Company and the Northern Border Collection of Whisky’s. Enjoy an amuse-bouche followed by four courses that are all selectively paired to compliment both the beer and whiskey. Family style tables allow for mingling with other beer, whiskey, and food lovers alike.

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Downtown – 345 10th Avenue SW Calgary
Tickets: Online, $60

Pitch Night YYC

What: Volition Events’ Pitch Nights provide a comfortable space for entrepreneurs to gain practical experience and feedback on their three-minute pitch, in front of a live audience and industry panel. The audience votes on the top three companies to receive valuable prizes from sponsors and partners.

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Classical Revolution Calgary with Pianist Joseph Fernando

What: Pianist Joseph Fernando hosts Classical Revolution Calgary’s last-Tuesday-of-the-month. There is also an open mic for aspiring classical performers.

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar – 909 – 10 Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, tips welcome

WhoKnows Variety Show

What: A monthly variety show that showcases Calgary’s vast array of talented artists. Enjoy music, dancing, comedy, poetry, spoken word, magic, clowning, juggling, and more. Hosted by Dan Dugay, and the event is all ages.

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Ironwood Stage & Grill – 1229 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary
Tickets: $15

Wednesday, February 27

Movies That Matter

What: Movies That Matter is a monthly series of documentary film premieres at the University of Calgary, co-presented by the University of Calgary Film Society and the Department of Communication and Culture. The series strives to be timely and provocative, allowing viewers to delve into some important issues relevant in our society today. Each screening will include a post-screening discussion, featuring the director of the film itself and/or someone from the community at large known for their expertise or insightful views on the film subject.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Gallery Hall of the Taylor Family Digital Library – University of Calgary
Admission: Free for students with ID and community by donation

Calgary Hitmen vs Swift Current Broncos

What: The Hitmen face off with the Broncos at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Tickets: Online

Philosophers’ Café

What: The Bright Side Festival presents UofC philosophers Dr. Tinu Ruparell, Dr. David Dick, and Dr. Chris Framarin in conversation on the topic of optimism in today’s world. Featuring musique éclectique from the Penny Sanborn Trio. Presented in partnership with the University of Calgary.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Theatre 1308 (Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church) – 1308 Edmonton Trail Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

We’ve Read This Book Club

What: This event is hosted by blogger and book reviewer Anne Logan of ivereadthis.com, and is part of Wordfest’s monthly book club series on the top floor of Memorial Park Library. Come prepared to delve into Chloe Benjamin’s New York Times Bestselling book, The Immortalists, named best book of the year by Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Marie Claire, New York Public Library, LibraryReads, The Skimm, Lit Hub, and Lit Reactor.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library – 2nd Floor 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Savour The Sun Calgary

October 1


What: Journey through Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country during an evening of wine tasting from some of the region’s premier wineries paired with an inspired menu from Yellow Door Bistro. Begin your taste odyssey with a reception and a chance to meet the winemakers before enjoying a four-course exploration of hand-selected wines from some of the region’s top wineries. Each course is perfectly paired with the inventive cuisine of Yellow Door Bistro’s Scott Redekopp.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Yellow Door Bistro – 119 12 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $89

Thursday, February 28

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert 2019

What: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dobby the house elf, and the famous, dreamy wizard-celebrity-turned Defense Against The Dark Arts Instructor Gilderoy Lockhart will be seen on the screen at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre for two shows this winter, accompanied by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra that will bring John Williams’ iconic soundtrack to life.

When: Thursday, February 28, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14th Avenue NW
Tickets: Start at $43, available online


What: This is Alberta’s only photography festival and it’s coming to Calgary for the month of February. Check out photography exhibitions at galleries around the city, get your portfolio reviewed by professionals, and participate in exciting workshops as you let your inner photographer become instantly inspired.

When: Now to Thursday, February 28, 2019
When: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city
Tickets: Varies per event, many are free

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Hot Chocolate Fest

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What: YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is back again for another year, raising money for Calgary Meals on Wheels, while giving you the opportunity to sip upon a variety of creative hot chocolates throughout the city.

When: Now to February 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants and cafe
More InfoOnline

The Kinkonauts

What: The Kinkonauts present an all-star roster of performances for The Bright Side Festival. Featuring Built for Comfort, All Request Heartache, Duckface, and Starfleet Confidential, there’s something to tickle everyone’s funny bone.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Theatre 1308 (Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church) – 1308 Edmonton Trail Northeast Calgary
TicketsOnline, $15

Calgary Home + Garden Show

What: Discover the latest in home decor, design, and more at the Calgary Home + Garden Show. Plus see HGTV Canada’s Todd Talbot & Carson Arthur LIVE on the Home + Garden Stage.

When: Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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