15 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, February 8

Feb 6 2020, 5:42 am

Here’s what you should be checking out around Calgary this Saturday, February 8 — don’t let these great events go to waste!

Lightroom 101 for Photography Seminar

What: Learn the basics of Lightroom from photographer Tim Nguyen at the Camera Store’s Classroom.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $150, available online

WinterSucks BikeJam Rodeo 2020

What: Show off your biking moves by trying out different skills throughout the facility — open to all skill levels!

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 3 to 9 pm
Where: B-Line Bike Park — 401 33rd Street NE, Calgary
Admission: Register online, $15

Calgary Roughnecks vs New York Riptide

What: Cheer on the boys as they take on New York Riptide February 8.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online

Theory of a Deadman

Theory of a Deadman/Live Nation

What: Theory of a Deadman is bringing their Say Nothing world tour to Grey Eagle Resort and Casino on February 8.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary
Tickets: Available online

Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

What: Check out 60 local farms, food-makers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, kids arts and cultural activities, and more every Saturday at the Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE.

When: Every Saturday, year-round
Time: 10 am to 1 pm (Now until to May 2020)
Where: cSPACE King Edward — 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bowness WinterFest

What: Bowness WinterFest features games and prizes, zorb bowling, a photo booth, a bouncy castle, a concession, special guests, and more.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bowness Community Association — 7904 43 Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online

Hunchback of Notre Dam

What: Catch a production of this classic Disney tale put on by the Cappuccino Musical Theatre from Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 15.

When: February 1 to 15
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vertigo Theatre — 115 9 Avenue SE #161, Calgary
Tickets: $36, available online

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

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

Tubing at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park

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Tubing at WinSport (@jr_reporteryyc/Instagram)

What: Acura Tube Park at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park is described as one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Tubers can also check out the food truck and enjoy the convenience of washrooms on site.

When: Fridays until Sundays throughout the winter season. Special times are offered during the holidays and on long weekends.
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – Acura Tube Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Admission Info: Online

Boon Ong Artist Talk

What: Learn about Ong’s exhibition Our Closets and how he won the Exposure Emerging Photographers Showcase Photographer of the Year award in 2019.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2 pm
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Laura St. Pierre Artist Talk and Reception

What: St. Pierre’s new series The Sowers will see a reception and an artist talk on February 8.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: VIVIANEART — 1114 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

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

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

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lots of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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