13 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, February 23

Feb 22 2019, 9:21 pm

Get the party started in Calgary this Saturday, February 23 by heading out to any one of these awesome events taking place throughout the city.

We’re sure it’ll be one to remember!

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We Gon Be Alright

What: We Gon Be Alright is a cabaret experience highlighting the resilience of Black women and Queer Black folks in tumultuous and uncertain times. Through the challenging and provocative visions of five Black artists, reimagine the past and look to the future.

Where: Friday, February 22 and 23, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – Arts Commons 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Winefest Calgary

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What: Swirl, sip and savour at Winefest – your ticket includes an all-inclusive sampling of wines from all over the world and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres.

When: February 22 and 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre Hall E – 20 Roundup Way SW
TicketsOnline

Coldest Night of the Year

What: Homelessness and being hungry are two things that plague way too many Canadians, especially during this time of year. On the 25th walk with hundreds of others in Canada’s ‘Unofficial” Walk for Homelessness and raise money for select charities to help out those in need in our communities.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Registration opens at 4 pm. Walkers are released by 5:15, returning an hour or two later
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Register: Online

Calgary Babes Who Brunch

What: Each Babes Who Brunch event is led by a fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story. There are also brunch time eats and sips, and all the inspiration and insight you need to get a grip on your goals and kick-start your hustle long after.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 200-808 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

Mental Health Awareness & Communication Workshop

What: Calgary Chinese Community Service Association hosts a free 2-hour workshop on mental health awareness and communication. This workshop will teach active listening skills, how to be an effective communicator, how to tell someone needs help while creating awareness and dialogue about mental health.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Central Library – 800 3 St SE Calgary
Register: Online, Free

YYC Female Filmmaker Panel Discussion

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What: Calgary  Female Filmmakers discuss the movie industry and their experiences and expertise on the night before the Oscars. Guests include Leah Nicholson, Kenya Weaver, Rachel Haugan, Anna Cooley, and Alexis Moar. Every ticket includes a $10 Phil & Sebastian gift card.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – Mission 2207 4 Street Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Ethnik Fashion Show: Celebrating Black History Month

What: A showcase of diversity and inclusivity through art and fashion on the runway. This event is a collaboration of Calgary artists who will bring you to the edge of your seat with this never seen before style of fusion of Art and Fashion. Also on display are paintings of Lanre Ajayi, the Calgary 2018 Mayor’s Art Champion Legacy Award Winner on the first floor at cSPACE.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Avenue Southwest Calgary
Admission: Online, $25

Afrogroove: Black History Month

What: Vibe through the evolution of Afrobeats, Afrotrap, Afropop, Afrohouse, and every other genre of emerging afro music scene in the global world.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: National on 8th – 225 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

Little Big Town

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What: Little Big Town brings The Breakers Tour to Calgary with special guests Midland and Ashley McBryde.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Register: Online

The Bright Side Festival: Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson

What: Marc Atkinson is a JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musician. He is the leader and composer of the internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio. Featuring special guest violinist Cameron Wilson.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Theatre 1308 (Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church) – 1308 Edmonton Trail Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50

Dome: An Immersive Guided Meditation

What: DOME is a fully immersive planetarium show designed to absorb you into a profound multi-sensory meditation experience with yoga and meditation teacher, Rameen Peyrow. Embark upon a 45-minute journey through the inner space of the body, breath, and mind through this audiovisual spectacle, featuring 360-degree visuals and immersive sound.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St Georges Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $40-$50

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

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What: More than 1800 pets will be up for adoption from February 22 to 24 as part of PetSmart Charities of Canada’s National Adoption Weekend. Held at almost all of its 140 stores across the country, thousands of puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small animals will be looking for loving forever homes.  The animals come from more than 200 local shelters and rescue organizations.

When: Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 9 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
Where: Nearly 140 PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

BMW IBSF World Cup Bob + Skeleton Calgary

What: More than 250 athletes, representing over 30 countries will battle it out to stand on top of the podium at this last World Cup of the season. There will also be daytime and evening entertainment, tasty food and beverage options and other fun and family-friendly activities.

When: February 23 and 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park 88 Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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