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20 things to do in Calgary this week: February 4 to 7

Daniel Chai Feb 04, 2019 5:00 am

The first full week of February starts today!

Check out our picks of 28 things to do in Calgary from Monday, February 4 to Thursday, February 7. There’s Hot Chocolate Fest, Everest, and more.

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

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Monday, February 4

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

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 Info: Online

Ski for Light Canada 2019

What: Ski for Light is an annual event that pairs blind or low vision cross-country skiers with a sighted guide for a five days of skiing and social events.

When: Monday, February 4 to Sunday, February 10, 2018
Time: 1:18 to 4:18 pm
Where: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park – Kananakis, Calgary
More Info: Online

Community Yoga at Sunalta

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What: Community Yoga at Sunalta Community Hall aims to help people be conscious in their moments and capable in their bodies. Bring your own mat and any required props for assistance.

When: Every Monday
Time: Doors 5:30 pm, yoga from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.
Where: Sunalta Community Centre – 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Dungeons & Dragons at the Ship

What: Learn all about Dungeons & Dragons on the first Monday of the month at The Ship And Anchor. These nights are specifically designed for anyone who has no experience with the world of ‘tabletop role-playing games’ such as D&D, Pathfinder, or any of the others out there. The evening will begin with a first-come-first-served selection of a character to play, followed by a quick Q&A, then diving right into the adventure.

When: The first Monday of every month – February 4
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Sign-up: email [email protected]

Youth Jam at The Blues Can

What: Hosted by the Marcus Trummer Band, Youth Jam invites all youth musicians and bands are invited to come play at The Blues Can the first Monday of every month. Bring an instrument, a few songs and a few friends.

When: The first Monday of every month – February 4
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Tuesday, February 5


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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: February 5 to 28, 2019
When: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city
Tickets: Varies per event, many are free

Cocktail Classes

What: Interested in upping your cocktail game? Learn the ropes from the experts at Shelter. You’ll learn everything from the comprehensive history of cocktail culture, mixology origins dating back in the 1800s and the resurgence of a craft beverage in the early 2000s. The class includes three cocktails, complimentary bar snacks, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques. You’ll also receive your very own cocktail survival guide. Attendees must be 18+.

When: The first Tuesday of each month – February 5
Time: 5:30 and 8:30 pm
Where: Shelter – 1210 1st Street SE
Tickets: Online, $65 per person

Brain Freeze Trivia Night 2019

What: Part of the Calgary Corporate Challenge, the trivia night is known to be the biggest (and therefore most competitive) in the city, with over 74 teams of four vying for first place. Trivia will begin at 6:30 pm, and teammates will work together to answer five rounds at 10 questions apiece. Scores will be tallied and announced between rounds, with the three most knowledgeable teams being crowned champions by the end of the night. There are prizes (and glory) to be won.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: Sign in between 5:30 and 6:15 pm, trivia starts at 6:30 pm
Where: Schanks South — 9627 Macleod Trail, Calgary
Cost: $100 for a team of 4, or $150 for charity support. Register online

The Redline Trio presents: An evening with Brandi Disterheft

What: Calgary’s Redline Trio present New York bassist/vocalist Brandi Disterheft. Winning a JUNO for her debut album, Brandi has recorded and performed with Hank Jones, Anita O’Day, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Jeremy Pelt and Renee Rosnes, to name a few.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Avenue Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, $36-$65

Bicicles Film Screening

What: Bicicles is a film celebrating those people who refuse to stop biking in the face of snow and sleet. Filmed in Calgary between the winters of 2014-2016, the documentary explores how winter cycling became mainstream in a city full of drivers. Through interviews with city councillors, businesses and the everyday cyclists, “Bicicles” introduces you to the movers and shakers shaping bike culture in Calgary today. Director Kim Kelln will be in attendance to introduce the film.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: Doors 5:30 pm
Where: New Central Library – 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, February 6

Calgary Hitmen vs Regina Pats


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What: Calgary Hitmen hit the ice against Regina Pats on February 6 at the Stampede Corral.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Stampede Corral
Tickets: Online


What: Calgary Opera’s Canadian premiere. Bad weather has affected this year’s climbing season, and now multiple expeditions are attempting to summit Everest on the same day. A bottleneck of climbers has delayed the progress of Rob Hall’s group, and he now finds himself near the top of the mountain with his client Doug Hansen, long after the agreed turnaround time has passed. Unbeknown to the two mountaineers, a ferocious storm is brewing below. Meanwhile, further down the mountain, another of Rob’s clients, Beck Weathers, lies unconscious as the storm rages around him. Everest the opera will move, inspire and enthrall you.

When: Wednesday, February 6, Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dreamcatcher Making

What: Join The Mustard Seed Neighbour Centre’s Indigenous Counselor for a free session of creating dreamcatchers.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Sunalta Community Association – 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Register: In person or by emailing [email protected]

Doc Soup: All The Wild Horses

What: Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. All The Wild Horses follows international riders from around the world as they compete in the Mongol Derby in Mongolia, the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. In this race across 700 miles of Mongolian steppe the riders are on their own, navigating from horse station to horse station where they change horses every 30 miles.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

A Chitenge Story

What: A Canadian college student dives deep into the sounds, smells and spirits of Zambia. She is steeped in a single secret: that she has returned to her ancestral home with a mission. She must find the man who abused her as a child and take justice into her own hands. Inspired by true events, A Chitenge Story is a young woman’s autobiographical account of releasing trauma, embracing heritage, and uncovering her ultimate healing.

When: Tuesday, February 5 to Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Wright Theatre – 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5-$10

Thursday, February 7

La Poutine Week 2019



What: La Poutine Week kicks off all across Canada for the seventh time, and we can taste the squeaky cheese curd-goodness already. In the past, the annual week-long celebration of fries, curds, and gravy has seen hundreds of participating restaurants dish out original takes on the iconic Quebecois dish. The fest takes place during the first week of February for the dining public to eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week.

When: Now to Thursday, February 7, 2019,
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants
More Info: Online

Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks

What: The Flames take on the Sharks at Scotiabank Saddledome.

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

The Calgary Boat and Outdoor Show

What: If you have a passion for the outdoors then this is an event you should definitely consider checking out. From gear to accessories to guides and more there are shows, events and exhibits that the whole family will enjoy.

When: February 7 to 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE
Tickets: Online

Free First Thursday

What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – February 7
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Science Slam YYC

What: Scientists, researchers, students, and nerds battle to communicate science. Contestants have 5 minutes to present on any science topic without the use of a projector and slides. They are judged not on their data and methods, but on their ability to communicate science in an engaging, entertaining, and concise way. Judges are a mashup of scientists from Calgary’s top science institutions and volunteers from the audience.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: WURST – 2437 4 Street Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5

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