20 things to do in Calgary this week: January 28 to 31

Jan 21 2019, 3:48 pm

We have arrived at the last week of January!

Enjoy these 20 Calgary events from Monday, January 28 to Thursday, January 31. Check out Crowchild Classic, Paul Brandt, and more.

Monday, January 28

The Search for Life Beyond Earth with astrobiologist Kevin Hand

What: Astrobiologist and Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand works with NASA to search for life beyond Earth. His mantra is, “follow the water,” has led to him investigate Europa, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon. Although his focus is a world millions of miles away, Hand also explores the extremes of Earth, like the north slope of Alaska and the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro, to see how microbes survive in harsh climates.

When: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice with Kent Roach

What: Join Kent Roach, Professor and Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, for a discussion of the Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie case. Kent will provide valuable insight into criminal justice, racism, and the treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

When: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Murray Fraser Hall  – University of Calgary – 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary,
Admission: Free

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, January 28, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: The Paper And Ink Boutique – 171, 5330 – 72nd Ave SE, Calgary,
Tickets: Online, $30

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Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam


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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, January 28, 2018
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

HAVEN Party featuring Selci

What: Selci is a Canadian electro-pop musician, born in Winnipeg and currently incubating in the Calgary electronic music scene. In the last year, she toured Western Canada twice and has played over 50 concerts including Sled Island, Big Fun Festival, Circle Carnival and Northern Touch Music Fest.

When: Monday, January 28, 2018
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Koi – 1011 1ST St SW # 100, Calgary
Admission: $5 at the door

Tuesday, January 29

7th Annual Crowchild Classic

What: University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal Cougar Athletics take over the Scotiabank Saddledome for the seventh annual Crowchild Classic. The annual celebration of university sport in Calgary is the largest gathering of students in the city each year and will once again feature a hockey doubleheader, with the women’s game set for 4 pm with the men to follow at 6:45 p.m.

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: Women’s game 4 pm, men’s game 6:45 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

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: The last Tuesday of every month
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Ironwood Stage & Grill – 1229 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary
Tickets: $15

Why Are So Many Rums Named Ron & Other Silly Questions

What: Why Are So Many Rums Named Ron & Other Stupid Questions? All questions will be answered at Kensington Wine Market while enjoying a range of new and interesting rums.

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Kensington Wine Market – 1257 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pop-Up Thrift Shop – ACAD Visual Communication Design

What: ACAD Visual Communication Design students are raising funds for a student-led trip to New York City in February. The annual tradition is supported in part by this thrift shop pop-up happening in the school’s cafeteria during the last three days of January. Cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted for purchases.

When: Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Alberta College of Art + Design – 1407 – 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Classical Revolution Calgary with Pianist Joseph Fernando

What: Pianist Joseph Fernando hosts Classical Revolution Calgary’s first last-Tuesday-of-the-month classical night for 2019. There is also an open mic for aspiring classical performers.

When: Last Tuesday of every month
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar – 909 – 10 Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, tips welcome

Wednesday, January 30

The Robber Bridegroom by the Brothers Grimm 

What: Jupiter Theatre and Chimera Theatre bring new life to this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale through puppetry and physical theatre in this dark adaptation that explores intuition and the uncertain nature of humanity. The Robber Bridegroom tells the tale of an impoverished miller who seeks a better life for his only daughter. To save the mill, they arrange for her marriage to a wealthy man from out of town. She wants to help her family and do what is right, but something wicked lurks in the woods where the bridegroom lives.

When: Wednesday, January 30 to Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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: The last Wednesday of every month
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

The Legend 7 Beer Dinner – GRETA Style

What: Join Legend 7 and Greta Bar for a night filled with food, games and legendary beer. Explore the legends behind Serpens Pilsner, Superbia Saison, Dark Gate Porter, and Patience Pale Ale alongside a four-course dinner paired to complement each beer.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Greta Bar – 213 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $40

Women and Environment Film Night – Seed: The Untold Story

What: As part of the Women’s Centre of Calgary’s Environmental Issues Discussion series, they will be hosting a free screening of Seed: The Untold Story followed by a post-film discussion to share thoughts and perspectives. Bring a friend and a snack to share, or just bring yourself and connect with women in your community interested in learning about, and taking action on, environmental issues.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Women’s Centre Of Calgary – 4 Street Northeast Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Dog Friendly Wine and Wags Dinner Party

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What: VR Wine is Calgary’s first wine store to host wine and food pairing dinners for you and your best friend. Dogs will receive a complimentary three-course dinner while attendees dine on canapés and wine. Each ticket includes food, wine pairings, and a gift bag worth $60 including a fleece blanket from Bollinger Champagne for pooches.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: VR Wine – 8561-8A Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $85, free for dogs

Thursday, January 31

Paul Brandt

What: Canadian country superstar Paul Brandt brings The Country Tour to Calgary with High Valley, special guest Jess Moskaluke, and featuring Hunter Brothers.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise S.E., Calgary
Tickets: Online

TasteDay Thursday – Great Food Wines

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What: For TasteDay Thursday, Willow Park Wines & Spirits is sharing some of their Trusted Experts’ favourite food wines. The class will leave you with a new understanding of how wines from around the globe can go with different food styles and how knowing a collection of food-friendly wines can help you feel confident pairing for any occasion.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

Femme Launch Party

What: Celebrate the launch of Femme’s first edition at Rosso Coffee Roasters in the National Music Centre. Join Femme’s co-founders, Sarah Green & Karina Zapata, along with Femme’s Director of Growth, Samantha Beck, for an evening of empowerment, conversation, and celebration.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Rosso Coffee Roasters – 850 4 Street Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin – IV

What: Classic Albums Live recreates the experience of listening to your favourite album, each song meticulously performed live to be as close to the original as possible – note for note, cut for cut. Stairway to Heaven became the stairway to rock royalty for Zeppelin with their fourth, untitled album, which also included hits like Black Dog, Rock and Roll, and Going to California. Feel every kick, snare, and strum thunder through the Jack Singer’s acoustics.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – Arts Commons 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $39-$69

Cat Scratch Comedy

What: A night of surprising comedy as brave comedians go off-script. Stand-up comedians, new or seasoned, are challenged to come up with entirely new material inspired by audience suggestions pulled from The Bucket.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vern’s – 622 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $5 at the door

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