19 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, February 16

Feb 15 2019, 8:40 pm

Get the long weekend off on the right foot this Saturday by checking out any one of these wonderful events!

We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.

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2019 FIS Freeski & Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup

What: See the world’s top freeski and snowboard halfpipe athletes compete at the 2019 FIS Freeski & Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup. Plus enjoy DJ parties, a pancake breakfast on Saturday, and more.

When: Now to February 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park
More Info: Online

Michelle Shaughnessy

What: Michelle Shaughnessy has appeared on The Comedy Network, CBC, and MTV. She has also performed in the Sudbury Comedy Festival, Moncton Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Fest and Halifax Comedy Fest.

When: Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm and 10 pm
Where: The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Family FISH-tival

What: Visit Investigation Stations to learn about Alberta’s fish, wildlife and winter recreation. Enjoy snowshoeing, marshmallow roasting, family fishy games and more.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 10 to 4 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station – 1440 17A Street SE
Cost: Indoor activities: $5/person (Children 3 and under – FREE), Outdoor Activities FREE

GLOW – Downtown Winter Light Festival

What: An annual family-friendly light and music festival in the heart of downtown Calgary. This all-ages event welcomes everyone to warm up winter’s darkest days, and experience one-of-a-kind interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks and activities.

When: Now to February 18, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Downtown Calgary: see website for exact locations
Admission: FREE

Buttermilk Pop-up

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What: The much-loved purveyor is officially opening a pop-up located at 1919 4th Street SW in Mission, the former home of Belle Southern Kitchen + Bar. Buttermilk’s pop-up will run every Friday to Sunday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The space can seat 80 people at a time, and the menu offers patrons some serious comfort food at lowered prices. Eats available here will include southern grub like chicken fried steak and waffles, mac and cheese, buckets of drumsticks, and pitchers of beer to name a few.

Where: Every Friday to Sunday
Time: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

Little Modern Market Winter Edition 2019

What: The Little Modern Market is coming back for its winter edition, and will be featuring more than 50 vendors at the south Calgary event. Whether you’re looking for original artwork, hand-knit clothing, delicious drinks, or some new bling, there’s plenty of small and locally-owned shops that will be represented at the market.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: The Official Rally Pointe Volleyball Club – 11511 35th Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: $5 per person at the door, kids 14 and under are free

Valentine’s Singles Party

What: Enjoy delicious Mexican food, Valentine’s specials and live DJs at TROPICALYYC’s Valentine’s Singles Party.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Tropicalyyc – 1424 17th Avenue SW Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Curator’s Tour of Before Digital with Mary-Beth Laviolette

What: Illingworth Kerr Gallery Curator Mary-Beth Laviolette will tour visitors through the exhibition to facilitate discussion about the works on display and answer questions. 

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Where: Illingworth Kerr Gallery – 1407- 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Online, Free

Lloyd’s Legacy Skate 2019

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What: Hosted by the Roller Recreation Association (RRA), the event invites skaters of all levels out to Don Hartman NE Sportsplex for a night of cruising, dancing, and showing off your stuff.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blades or skates out to the double gymnasium-turned-roller-rink, though noted that there are limited $5 rentals available for those who need them — however, it is suggested that you get there earlier in the night to snag a pair, as they’re expected to go fast.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm to midnight
Where: Don Hartman NE Sportsplex — 5206 68th Street NE
Tickets: Available online, $10 per person, or $20+ for families

Peppa Pig at the Calgary Zoo

What: To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig, the Calgary Zoo will be hosting characters from Treehouse’s, Peppa Pig. Peppa and her younger brother George will be spending Family Day Weekend, February 16 and 17, with their Calgarian fans as part of their Chinese New Year celebrations. The costume characters will be taking photos and meeting fans, and have brought plenty of activities with them.

When: Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Enmax Conservatory, Calgary Zoo — 210 St. George’s Drive NE
More Info: Online

Derek Seguin and Kathleen McGee

What: Derek Seguin is a Top Comic winner, a comedy festival favourite, a regular on CBC’s “The Debaters” and has appeared on numerous Just For Laughs galas. He’ll be joined by Kathleen McGee.

When: Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Calgary – 218 18th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

African Influence at The GRAND

What: Connect and celebrate culture with The GRAND during Black History Month. Enjoy an evening of spoken word, drumming, film, dance performance, and a late-night DJ keeping the dancing and drinks going. Everyone is welcome.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 12:30 am
Where: THE GRAND – 608 1st Street SW, Calgary
Register: Online, $17

Exposure

What: This is Alberta’s only photography festival and it’s coming to Calgary for the month of February. Check out photography exhibitions at galleries around the city, get your portfolio reviewed by professionals, and participate in exciting workshops as you let your inner photographer become instantly inspired.

When: Now to February 28, 2019
When: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city
Tickets: Varies per event, many are free

BARE: A Pop Opera

What: The Honest Collective presents BARE: A Pop Opera by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo. Bare is a coming-of-age musical that follows a group of teens as they wrestle with their identities, sexuality, religion, and even a little bit of Shakespeare, in a co-ed Catholic boarding school.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Living Spirit United Church – 629 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

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The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer/Vancouver Civic Theatres

What: The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are relentless touring artists known for their high-energy, sweaty, dance-floor-boogying performances. They have recently toured the UK with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the EU with Dr. Dog and XIXA and the US with Tinariwen. They have also shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Booker T Jones, Mother Mother, The Sheepdogs, and Serena Ryder and have played their fair share of festivals including: Winnipeg Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, Montréal Jazz Fest, Vancouver Jazz Fest, Festival D’Été de Québec, and Regina Folk Festival.

When: Friday, February 15, Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: King Eddy YYC – 438 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Film Presents: 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts

What: Calgary Film invites Calgarians to enjoy this year’s Oscar-nominated short films. Nominated short film nominees in all three categories (Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Short Subject) will screen at Globe Cinema.

When: Friday, February 15, Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

WowFest Magic Spectacular

What: Astonishing magic and comedy for adults and teens. Starring the illusions of Michael Berends, featuring Aytahn Ross of the Acme Circus, plus more magical guests.

When: Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge – 11300 Rocky Ridge Road N.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

SMOKE

What: An exploration of consent, accountability, memory and attraction. Jordan, Aiden’s ex, shows up at Aiden’s apartment to confront her about the allegation that Jordan sexually assaulted her two years ago. This new play by Albertan playwright Elena Eli Belyea will be staged featuring an opposite-sex and same-sex couple on alternate nights.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons – 225 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

GLOW – Downtown Winter Light Festival

What: An annual family-friendly light and music festival in the heart of downtown Calgary. This all-ages event welcomes everyone to warm up winter’s darkest days, and experience one-of-a-kind interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks and activities.

When: February 14 to 18, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Downtown Calgary: see website for exact locations
Admission: FREE

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