16 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, January 5

Jan 3 2019, 7:14 am

It’s the first day of the first weekend of a brand new year, which makes this Saturday the perfect time to get out into the city and live your best life!

Check out any one of these wonderful events to make some new 2019 memories.

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Super Scene at Loose Moose

What: Loose Moose’s performers try to direct an entire improvised play with hilarious results. Four or five performers each direct the first part of an improvised play. The audience then votes for their favorite, and the director and players with the least number of votes is eliminated. After each subsequent round there is another elimination until one improvised play is complete and one director is victorious.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 8 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – Second Floor -1235 – 26th Ave. SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Mini Pop Kids

What: The Mini Pop Kids bring their Take Flight Tour to Calgary with special guests Absolute Dance.

When: Saturday, January 5, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $29.99 plus fees

The 2019 Motorcycle Show

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Motorcycle (Jag_ca / Shutterstock)

What: A new event is occurring every day from stunting to drag racing and is perfect for those who are into motorcycles. See all of the latest products, services, and gear while touring around.

When: Friday, January 4 to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $13 for adults, $11 for kids (6 to 14) and $12 for seniors (over 65)

Barbarian Movie Night

What: Dickens Pub’s Barbarian Movie Night is back to swing some swords (terribly) at the new year. Featuring another trio of bewildering tales to keep the attendees all entertained. There will be no cover all night plus a free cone of popcorn for everybody who shows up. 

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Southwood Winter Festival

What: Southwood’s Winter Festival returns with skating and shinny, sleigh rides, Butterfield Acres petting zoo, face painting, games, crafts and more. Bring an instrument and join in a community jam session. And don’t forget to bring along a donation for the Calgary Food Bank.

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Southwood Community Association – 11 Sackville Drive SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Hitmen vs Medicine Hat Tigers

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Image: Calgary Hitmen / Twitter

What: The Hitmen face off with the Tigers at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Chris Powell

What: Chris “Comedian CP” Powell had recurring roles on Detroiters and Empire, starting pre-production for a pilot he’s writing and starring in for Adult Swim, performed on All Def Comedy on HBO, created and starred in The D, a pilot for TBS, and hosted MTV2’s clip series World Star TV.

When: Now to January 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 and 10 pm
Where: The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Music Video Dance Party

What: The Rec Room’s music video dance party features some of the best videos from the ’80s, ’90s, 2000s and today. Time to show off your best dance moves!

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Rec Room Calgary – 1180 – 901 64 Avenue NE, Calgary,
Admission: Free

Free Class Day at Free Spirit Dance

What:A full day of free classes at Free Spirit Dance. Try out Beach Body Barre, Hip Hop Beginner, Zumba and more.

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Free Spirit Dance – 112 16 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Baby New Year’s Pinball Tourney

What: Pin-Bar’s first full room tournament of 2019. Prizes for top players in various categories. All ages are welcome.

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Pin-Bar – 501 17th Ave S.W, Calgary
Admission: $15 for adults $5 for junior division


What: Breathe Parkour Calgary’s annual party. Earn your spot in this year’s Speed Comp with their Parkour Olympic Challenges and race to the finish on this year’s course. Categories for Ages 6-10, 11-15, and 16+. All skill levels welcome.

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: New Horizon Mall – 260300 Writing Creek Crescent Rockyview County, Balzac
Admission: $10 to compete, $12.50 for audience members

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

What: This two-kilometre drive through in Spruce Meadows is lit up so festively that it’s undeniably special for anybody to see.

When: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Winter CARnival in Gasoline Alley Museum

What: Enjoy the fun of winter, minus the boots, parka and mitts at Winter CARnival in Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park. Enjoy all sorts of family-friendly winter-themed games, indoors, such as floor curling, snowball toss and table hockey. Make your own snow fort and explore the museum while on a Snowbizz scavenger hunt! Games and crafts for the entire family.

When: Daily from now to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Gasoline Alley Museum – Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
Admission: Regular Gasoline Alley admission rates apply.

Unboxed at TELUS Spark

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Image: Robin Font

What: Enjoy special activities at TELUS Spark that will have you seeing your holiday recyclables in a whole new light. Cardboard Playground, Giant Snowglobe, and more. Plus, ring in the New Year with their family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve bubble wrap dance party on December 31.

When: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Light Up Haysboro Skate Party

What: The skate shack and concession will be available from January 4 to 6th. Bring a potluck food item for the Community Feast-a-val from 4 t0 6 pm.

When: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 to 4 pm Sunday
Where: Haysboro Community – 1204-89th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Traditional Irish Music Session

What: Enjoy a Traditional Irish Music Session with the Irish lads and lassies at Oak Tree Tavern. Children are welcome.

When: Daily until Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Oak Tree Tavern – Level 2, 124 10 St NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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