14 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, February 22

Feb 21 2020, 2:58 pm

Start this Saturday off on the right foot by heading into the city and checking out any one of these great events!

Block Heater Music Festival

What: Calgary Folk Music Festival’s fifth annual Block Heater is a weekend of music and events. Featuring over 25 local, Canadian, and international artists performing concerts and collaborative sessions at National Music Centre, King Eddy, Festival Hall, and the Central Library.

When: Now until February 22, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Available online

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival 2020

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest 2020

Alforno Bakery & Cafe’s hot chocolate from 2019 (@foodkarmablog/Instagram)

What: The festival runs until February 29, during which participating cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers will compete to be voted YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate by Calgarians.

When: February 29, 2020
Where: Participating locations across Calgary

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

Salsa Party at Moxies

What: Dance the night away at Moxies for their Salsa Party this Saturday!

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 10 pm
Where: Moxies
Admission:$10 cover

The Dark Eighties

What: The Palomino is hosting a dark eighties dance party that will feature some old-school EBM, Goth, Post Punk, New Romantics, Dark Wave, and cult 80s hits.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: The Palomino — 109 7 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $15 cover

Winefest Calgary

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What: Winefest Calgary offers an all-inclusive sampling of wines from all over the world, as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres on February 22.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm and 2 to 5 pm
Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre Hall E – 20 Roundup Way SW
Tickets: Available online

The Ship and Anchor’s Annual Johnny Cash Tribute Jam

What: Enjoy the music of the Man in Black himself for this free concert.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Ship and Anchor Pub — 534 17th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

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

Exposure & The Camera Store: Portfolio Walk

What: Here’s a chance to show off your portfolio in a casual setting, or just to see some of Calgary’s photographers’ work!

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free for event attendees, though photographers wishing to share their portfolios will need to register online.

Kananaskis After Dark: Stargazing and Photography Tour

What: Join Kananaskis’ skilled guide on a star and moonlit hike through the Kananaskis forest. In an open meadow by the river, the group will pause to relax and take in the night sky; guests are welcome to bring a camera and tripod to try out some astrophotography or to just hang out with the group, peek through the telescope and chat about astronomy.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Kananaskis Village Center – 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Cresent, Calgary
Book: Online

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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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