20 things to do in Calgary this week: January 7 to 10

Dec 31 2018, 7:03 am

Fill your week with a fun new event! From High Performance Rodeo, justREEL and more, here are our picks of 20 things to do in Calgary from Monday, January 7 to Thursday, January 10.

Monday, January 7

DJD’s $5 Class Week

What: DJD’s $5 class week offer students (and potential students) a week to try out classes to make sure they are getting the right fit before registering for a class. Classes include ballet, jazz, musical theatre, bollywood, and more. Open to all levels of adult dancers beginner to advanced.

When: Monday, January 7 to Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: $5

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
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Snyder Institute Mini Medical School – “The ABC’s of Multiple Sclerosis

What: Do you ever wonder what it’s like to live with multiple sclerosis? Are you a patient and want to learn treatment options? Are you curious about research taking place on this debilitating disease? Join Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at their free Mini Medical School where they will cover it all. Snyder Institute Mini-Medical School is designed for members of the general public who are interested in learning more about chronic diseases and topics such as immunotherapy, effects of cannabis use, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, itch and chronic pain, and the relationship between diet and gluten sensitivity.

When: Monday, January 7, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: University of Calgary – Foothills Campus, Cumming School of Medicine – Libin Theatre – 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

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 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.
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Sign-up: email [email protected]

Tuesday, January 8

Visual Arts Open Lecture: Fatimah Tuggar

What: The Visual Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. Fatimah Tuggar, guest faculty for the Digital Promises program, is the featured speaker.

When: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Banff Centre – Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Bldg, 204 – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff
Register: Online, Free

Film Noir: The Woman in the Window

What: Globe Cinema and the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners present the Film Noir Series 2019, the second edition of a series bringing Film Noir classics to the big screen. Each film will be introduced by Professor George Melnyk, followed by a Q&A.

When: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Register online, $5

Lion’s Festival of Lights

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What: The Lions Festival of Lights is back for their 32nd year to brighten up Calgary’s 14th Street NW with over 450,000 shining lights. The display is put together by volunteers who spend thousands of hours creating the shining assortment of Christmas figures and decked-out trees. This year’s festival is now 99% green as it is created using LED bulbs connected by nearly three kilometres of power cords.

When: Now to Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 6 pm to midnight daily
Where: Confederation Park – 14th Street NW, north of 24th Avenue, Calgary
Admission: Free

justREEL – Breaking the Cycle

What: Marda Loop Justice Film Festival presents Breaking the Cycle, a 2018 film with the story of a woman who went from victim to survivor, who found the strength and the voice to stop the abuse and break the cycle.

When: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: River Park Auditorium – 3818 14A Street SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Calgary Public Libary Book Truck at Tuscany Club

What: Calgary Public Libary Book Truck drops by the Tuscany Club. Child and adult books and videos can be signed out and returned at this mobile CPL location.

When: Tuesday, January 8 and January 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Tuscany Club – 212 Tuscany Way N.W., Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, January 9

Drawn to Nature at the Banff Public Library

What: Participants of all ages and levels of experience are invited to sketch and draw at Banff Centre’s free ongoing beginner-level drawing workshops. Join esteemed Teaching Artist in Residence Janice Tanton to explore different materials and techniques for mark making in this facilitated class. All classes encourage artistic exploration and conversation about the ways in which we interact with the cultural and geological landscapes of Banff National Park. The drawings and sketches produced from these sessions are invited to display in a Community Exhibition at the end of the year.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Banff Public Library – 101 Bear St, Banff
Register: Online, Free

Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

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

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

High Performance Rodeo

What: The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that animates the city in January with an array of live performances from around the world. Featuring theatre, music, dance, and multidisciplinary art, ‘The Rodeo’ is a showcase of the best in contemporary performance.

When: January 9 to 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

The Hangover – HUMPDay HOUSE Party

What: A night of House music at Habitat Living Sound with OH FUNK and featuring Prairie Chola Ayatollah and Dj Dramatik. Hosted by J9Productions.

When: Every Wednesday night
Time: 9 pm to 2:15 am
Where: Habitat Living Sound – 1217 1st Street SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Doc Soup January: The World Before Your Feet

What: Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. The World Before Your Feet features the 8,000 miles of sidewalks, paths and roads in New York City, and the story of Matt Green who has been walking them all.

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, January 10

West Coast Graffiti Party featuring Afroman

What:Cowboys Dance Hall presents The West Coast Graffiti Party featuring Grammy-nominee Afroman. 

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 2 am
Where:Cowboys Dance Hall – 421 12th Ave. SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $9

Lighthouse Labs Calgary: Demo Day

What: Lighthouse Labs’ new grads show what they’ve learned to build in just 10 weeks. Enjoy pizza, refreshments, a chance to rub shoulders with an incredible network of developers and entrepreneurs, and get an inside look at the skill set of their new graduates.

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: The Edison – 150 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

The Hangar Flight Museum – January Movie Night

What: The Hangar Flight Museum hosts movie nights the second Thursday of each month until May May. The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell is a dramatization of the American General and his court martial for publicly complaining about High Commands dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Hangar Flight Museum – 4629 McCall Way N.E., Calgary
Admission: By donation

Lunch ‘N Learn: Beyond Sushi – The Art of Japanese Cooking

What: If you’re intimidated by Japanese cooking techniques, ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn class is for you. Attendees will go beyond sushi to explore this deliciously healthy culinary tradition, exploring recipes like teriyaki salmon, cabbage “noodle” pancakes and carrots in a sweet vinegar.

When: Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen (Calgary Downtown Learning Centre) – 909 11 Ave SW, Main Level, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $30

January Social-Lite Social Media Meetup

What: Join Social-lite YYC after work the second Thursday of each month to learn from one another at a meet-up discussing social trends, best practices, case studies, and more in the field of social media. Bring your questions and expertise and gain insights from industry peers.

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: MarketBar, Sunterra Market, Keynote – 200 12 Avenue Southeast Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

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