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

Feb 14 2020, 5:00 am

Happy Saturday, Calgary! Make the most of this long weekend by making this one special at any one of these awesome events.

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

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

Glow Winter Festival 2020

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Glow Winter Festival

What: Calgary’s own Glow Winter Festival will brighten up the season with three full days of lights and events this February 14 to 16, with a stunning array of lights and installations along Stephen Avenue.

When: Friday, February 14 to 16
Time: Friday and Saturday, 4 to 10 pm; Sunday, 4 to 7 pm
Where: On Stephen Avenue from Centre Street to 3rd Street SW
Admission: Free

Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks

What: The Calgary Flames are hosting the Chicago Blackhawks after a week on the road.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Glow Party 2020

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What: The Calgary Glow Party will be taking over Knoxville’s Tavern with upbeat music, laser lights, and LED sticks on Saturday, February 15.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Knoxville’s Tavern — 840 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $10, available online

Exposure Exhibitions Tour

What: Learn about the various exhibitions featured in the festival alongside Exposure Coordinator Beth Kane.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 11 am
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

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
Tickets: $36, 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

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

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

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Skating at Olympic Plaza (@jesse.ell/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

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

Tubing at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park

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 starting December 20, 2019, and 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

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