13 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, January 12

Jan 12 2019, 2:29 am

Saturday is finally here once again, which means that it’s the ideal day to get out into the city and try out something fun!

Here are a few suggestions to get you grooving this January 12.

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Deep Freeze: a Byzantine Winter Festival

What: The 12th annual Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival features artistic panache and authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. This year, Saturday will be Ukrainian Cultural Day and Sunday will be Francophone Cultural Day, with Indigenous performances all weekend long. After the fireworks on Saturday evening, several Festival Stages will feature special world music performances until 10 pm.

When: Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm (Saturday), 12 to 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: Alberta Avenue – 118 Avenue NW & 91 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Calgary Roughnecks vs New England Black Wolves

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Image: Calgary Roughnecks / Twitter

What: The Calgary Roughnecks take on the New England Black Wolves in National Lacross League action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Rose Bowls 35th Annual Rose Bowl Synchronized Skating

What: Watch an intense competition in synchronized skating at the Max Bell Centre.

When: Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Centre, Arena 1  – 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary
More Info: Online

Konn3kt Kulture Vol.1

What: This event brings together some of the best of YYC’s up and coming artists, performers, poets and more. Not only will there be an artist showcase, Junction will be resuming normal entertainment at 11:30 pm for club hours.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Junction YYC 628 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bert Kreischer

What: Stand-up star Bert Kreischer brings his Body Shots World Tour to Calgary,

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: Doors 9:30 pm, show 10 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, University of Calgary, Calgary
Tickets: Online

2019 FIS Freestyle Moguls World Cup

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What: More than 100 athletes from 15 different countries will challenge Team Canada in men’s and women’s single moguls. The Canadian contingent is always in medal contention at this event.

When: Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park
More InfoOnline, admission free

PEOPLE. A musical journey into the New Year

What: An evening filled with popular tunes from famous American musicals and European operettas. Live piano music by Dmitry Nesterov, a winner of multiple international piano contests; arias and duets performed by George Voitkiv and Irina Vdovina. Including masterpieces like “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Merry Widow”, “The Music Man”, “Funny Girl”, “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, and more.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Woodgreen Presbyterian Church – 12777 Candle Crescent Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

This Little Piggie

What: Inspired by the events of the “Great Plow Up” in the 1930s—which led to what we know as the Dust Bowl—This Little Piggie looks at the price of ambition and the forces that drive it. Follow the struggles of a young pregnant couple as they conspire to survive the harsh economic and environmental realities of the time. Part of High Performance Rodeo.

When: Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Ukrainian Festival

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Image: Montreal Ukrainian Festival

What: Granary Road’s Ukrainian Festival celebrates everything Ukraine. With specialty market vendors, traditional cuisine along side our great mix of food vendors, activities for the kids and more.

When: Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Granary Road – 226066 112th St W MD of Foothills, Calgary
Admission: Free

Annual Celtic Jam for The Cure

What: Every year Ship & Anchor Pub honours friends lost to cancer by informing others of this disease and raising money to help beat it at their Annual Celtic Jam For The Cure. Featuring performances by Nova Scotiables, Morrisseys Private Stock, and Three Finger Shot, donation box by the door, silent auction, drink specials and more.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canadians and the Vietnam War

What: This personality based exhibit will relate a range of soldiers’ perspectives on the Vietnam War. Artifacts and oral histories from Canadians who were there will be presented. The central narrative will cover the estimated 40,000 Canadian citizens who enlisted in the US military and fought overseas in the war. Importantly, Canada’s official connection with the war will also be presented – the story of the International Commission of Control and Supervision.

When: Now to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: The Military Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail South West, Calgary
More Info: Online

Live Your Prime, With Damien Frost

What: A world premiere from the creative force that brought you Ilsa Queen of the Nazi Love Camp, Calgary, I Love You, But You’re Killing Me, and last year’s Rodeo fan favourite cabaret Moon, Moon, No Moon; comes to an all-new comedic journey that takes you behind the scenes of self-help gurus and the trials of ageing with (or without) grace. If getting old is getting old for you, join Damien Frost, his son Damien Junior and his wife Darlene as they share with you the secrets of how to LIVE YOUR PRIME. In several easy payments, of course.

When: Now to January 19, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BIG SECRET THEATRE #21, 225 8th Ave SE (Second Floor) Arts Commons Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Front Row Centre Players presents Evita. Set in Argentina between 1934 and 1952, Evita charts the story of a young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. With one of Lloyd Webber’s most-loved scores, combining Latin, jazz, pop and more traditional influences, Evita is a classic for the ages!

When: Friday, January 11 to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

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