20 things to do in Calgary this week: January 13 to 16

Jan 13 2020, 5:00 am

It might be teeth-chatteringly cold out here in Calgary this week, but there are quite a few events worth venturing out into the snow for!

Monday, January 13

Entry level Dungeons & Dragons at the Ship & Anchor

What: Try out the world’s most popular role-playing game and meet some cool people while you’re at it by giving D&D a go at the Ship & Anchor on the 17th!

When: First Monday of the month
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: The Ship & Anchor — 534 17th Avenue SW
Cover: Free

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

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Skating at Olympic Plaza (danielaislas/Instagram)

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Open daily until mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free. Skates are also available to rent

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this winter, including the Central Library. The exhibition features work from 17 artists.

When: Now until January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address: Calgary Central Library — 800 3 Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Spotlight At The Eddy

What: Check out some live local musicians at this no-cover night at the Eddy.

When: January 13, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: The King Eddy — 438 9th Street SE
Cover: Free

Lifesport Wax Clinic

What: We’re right in the heart of ski season, and nothing is better than fresh powder and a pair of freshly waxed skis. Learn how to do the waxing job yourself at Lifesport Calgary.

When: January 13, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Lifesport Calgary — 4711 85th Street
Admission: Free, RSVP by January 12 by emailing [email protected] or calling 403-270-4501

Tuesday, January 14

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

High Performance Rodeo

What: The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that features live performances from Calgary artists, across Canada, and around the world. Expect to see theatre, music, dance, multidisciplinary art, and more.

When: January 8 to 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Film Noir: The Big Sleep

What: Catch 1946’s The Big Sleep at the Globe Cinema for this Tuesday’s Film Noir feature. Tickets are just $5!

When: January 14, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: $5 at the door

Stand-Up Comedy at Vern’s

February 23

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What: Catch a stand-up comedy night this Tuesday at Vern’s for a night hosted by Amy Edgar that will have you in stitches.

When: January 14, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vern’s — 622 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: $5 at the door

Karaoke at The Canadian Brewhouse (Harvest Hills)

What: Sing your heart out at The Canadian Brewhouse while enjoying $20 buckets and $3 tacos this Tuesday.

When: January 14, 2020
Time: Karaoke starts at 10 pm
Where: The Canadian Brewhouse (Harvest Hills) — 9650 Harvest Hills Boulevard NE
Cover: Free

Wednesday, January 15

Check out the opening of NUPO

What: New Japanese-style restaurant NUPO is officially opening this Wednesday, just a few days before the opening of the space’s hidden second concept, EIGHT.

Located in Calgary’s East Village at 631 Confluence Way SE (Alt Hotel), NUPO promises diners an array of plant-forward creations alongside dry-aged sushi.

Where: 631 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Hours: Reservations are being taken from 4 pm to 1 am
Phone: 587-353-1388

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Disney Trivia at the Gateway

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What: You’ve been studying your entire childhood for this! Show off just how much you know about Disney’s classics at a free trivia night at the Gateway.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue, Calgary
Admission: Free

Ice Magic Festival Banff 2020

What: Running 12 days from January 15 to 26, the Ice Magic Festival hosts teams in a competition to create the most stunningly shiny work of frozen art.

Tickets are required to visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside Competition Carving Site during peak periods. Ice Magic is free to attend from Monday to Friday, and on weekends before 10 am or after 5:30 pm.

When: January 15 until January 26, 2020
Time: Times vary, check schedule for details
Where: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise
Tickets: Online, free to attend from Monday to Friday, and on weekends before 10 am or after 5:30 pm

The Restricted Section: Burlesque at Betty Lou’s Library

What: Catch an exciting burlesque performance while enjoying a classy cocktail at Betty Lou’s Library this Wednesday.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: Door at 5 pm
Where: Betty Lou’s Library — The Devenish Building, 908 17th Avenue SW
Admission: $8, available online

Thursday, January 16

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

What: Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features over 100 preserved animal specimens ranging from the common pigeon to an expertly dissected camel. Visitors will be able to check out what’s under the skin of some spectacular animals and determine what makes us the same — and different.

When: Now until March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewellery, art, and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 – 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Craving Kensington

What: On this three-hour walking tour, you will eat your way through this inner-city village at some of the foodie hotspots while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area.

When: Every Thursday
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Meet at Brasserie Kensington — 1131 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

2020 Calgary Whisky Festival

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What: Taste some delicious whisky and learn the process of creating the cocktail staple at the Glenbow Museum this Thursday.

When: January 16, 2020
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum — 130 9th Avenue SE
Tickets: $15, available online

Trivival Pursuit 90s Edition

What: See how much you remember about the 1990s at this Trivia Night at Revival Brewcade.

When: January 16, 2020
Time: 7:30
Where: Revival Brewcade — 1217B 9th Avenue SE
Cover: $5 a person to play, teams of 1 to 4

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