15 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, January 26

Jan 25 2019, 7:24 pm

We’ve made it through the work week!

Let’s get this weekend started in style by heading out into the city and checking out any one of these wonderful events this Saturday.

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Big Winter Classic

What: A celebration of some of the best music, art and local beer that Alberta has to offer. Featuring performances by Bison, Terra Lightfoot, and many more.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

What: Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from famed Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues. Scott Thompson has been creating and performing monologues as Buddy for stage and screen appearances for over 30 years. Buddy is a world-weary, openly gay man, who is utterly unafraid to offer his dry takes on the most incendiary topics. He’s been a special correspondent for The Colbert Report at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and is currently on Vulture Magazine’s recent list of 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy.

When: Now to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Big Secret Theatre – #21, 225 8th Ave SE (Second Floor) Arts Commons Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dierks Bentley

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What: Country star Dierks Bently is coming to Calgary this January for his Burning Man Tour. Along with him on tour will be special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Towns, and Hot Country Knights.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Silver Springs 13th Annual LEGO Competition

What: View LEGO at its best made from people in the Silver Springs community ages two to 102. For those who love LEGO, why not join in the LEGO Completion. Space is limited so get your entry in early.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: Public viewing from 12 to 2 pm
Where: 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW
Price: $5 entry fee to build (register online), free entry for public viewing

An Intimate Evening with Royal Wood

What: A widely-acclaimed musician, Royal Wood has been featured on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, recipient of the iTunes Songwriter of the Year award, and JUNO-nominee for both the Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year. As a headliner, he has graced the stages of Massey Hall in Toronto, Winspear Centre in Edmonton, and The Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario, and his music has been featured in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and This is Wonderland.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Hammered Hamlet (Drunk Shakespeare)

What: What happens when Hamlet has a little too much to drink before swooning audiences with prose? Prepare yourself as part of the cast begins by consuming enough shots to trip even the most well-trained tongue.

When: Now to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tommy Savitt

What: Multi-award winning comedian, Tommy Savitt, has won 2007 Boston Comedy Festival, 2008 Seattle Comedy Competition, and was honoured for the “Best in Comedy” category at the 2009, and 2012 LA Comedy Awards. Tommy has been seen on WGN’s “The Bob & Tom Show,” SI Tv’s “Funny is Funny,” Comcast On Demand’s “Man up, Stand-up” on mav.tv and on JLTV’s “James and Sunda.”

When: Now to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cow Love

What: Hailing from France, Cow Love is an offbeat show that mixes dance, circus, and theatrical comedy. Using the universal language of laughter, audiences are taken on a wild journey that will captivate people of all ages.

When: Now to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

Flamenco Tablao VI

What: Join Salero Caló Flamenco group for an intimate Flamenco performance of song, music and dance at Junction Stage and Bar. Come and enjoy this Spanish cultural evening while sipping on a glass of wine, savouring a tapa or delighting in a pre-show dinner to complete your cultural experience. 

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: Doors 5:30 pm, show 6:30 pm
Where: Junction – 628 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Evita

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

Panel One Comic Creator Festival Launch Party and Fundraiser

What: The launch party and fundraiser for the 2019 Panel One Comic Creator Festival. Featuring a performance by Ghost Factory, board games, D&D and more.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Annex Ale Project – 4323 1st Street SE, Calgary
Admission: By donation, suggested $5

Ice Magic Festival Banff 2019

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Ice Magic Festival (Banff Tourism)

What: The Ice Magic Festival hosts 10 teams of two in a competition to create the most stunningly shiny work of frozen art. The artwork will then be on display until the end of the festival on January 27, accompanied by live DJs and nighttime lighting displays. Snowshoeing, skiing, ice skating, and sleigh riding could also fill your days – while you aren’t sitting cozily by the fire, that is – as Banff is home to many great wintertime activities.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Times vary, check schedule for details
Where: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise
Tickets: Online, $9.99 (tickets only needed for weekend days, weekdays are free to attend)

Calgary RV Expo & Sale

What: Explore the latest RV models and learn about the RVing lifestyle at the 50th Annual Calgary RV Expo & Sale.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cafe Daughter

What: In 1950’s small-town Saskatchewan, nine-year-old half-Chinese, half-Cree Yvette Wong struggles to find her in place in a small-minded community until an unexpected ally helps set her on a path that’s destined for greatness. Based on the life of Chinese-Canadian and Cree Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter tells an uplifting story of finding yourself and defining your place in the world against all odds.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 – 8th Ave SE, Arts Commons, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Shoe Project

What: The Shoe Project is a writing and performance workshop where immigrant women tell the stories of their journeys in Canada. Immigrant women are coached by veteran Canadian writers and theatre professionals. Writing and performing their shoe memoirs allows members to be heard in the Canadian mainstream. These powerful stories are bridges carrying us all to deeper understanding. Now in its sixth year, The Shoe Project was created by novelist Katherine Govier and incubated at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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