11 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, February 17

Feb 16 2019, 4:44 am

The best thing about the long weekend is that you can keep the party going straight into Sunday without worrying about work the next day!

Live it up at any one of these 11 awesome events.

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Humans/Lauren D Zbarsky

What: Vancouver’s HUMANS return to Calgary on their Going Late tour with Smalltown DJs and special guests.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where:¬†Commonwealth Bar & Stage ‚Äď 731 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20 plus fees


What: This is Alberta’s only photography festival and it’s coming to Calgary for the month of February. Check out photography exhibitions at galleries around the city, get your portfolio reviewed by professionals, and participate in exciting workshops as you let your inner photographer become instantly inspired.

When: Now to February 28, 2019
When: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city
Tickets: Varies per event, many are free


What: Maurice Pialat’s 1980 film Loulou casts emergent stars Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu as ill-suited and combative lovers from what one might call opposite sides of the track. The presentation of Loulou will include a short introduction and lecture by Calgary Cinematheque board member Jason Wierzba.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where:¬†Calgary Central Library ‚Äď 800 3rd Street SE Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Joy of Painting with Certified Bob Ross Instructor Tracey Leigh Crozier

What: Unleash your inner artist for a few hours and share the joy of painting with Tracey Leigh Crozier, a Certified Bob Ross Landscape/Seascape Oil Painting Instructor at Kensington Art Supply. Beginners are welcome, no experience required. All supplies provided.

When: Sunday, November 17, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where:¬†Kensington Art Supply & Instruction ‚Äď 6999 11 Street Southeast #120, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $95

BARE: A Pop Opera

What: The Honest Collective presents BARE: A Pop Opera by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo. Bare is a coming-of-age musical that follows a group of teens as they wrestle with their identities, sexuality, religion, and even a little bit of Shakespeare, in a co-ed Catholic boarding school.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Living Spirit United Church ‚Äď 629 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

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The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer/Vancouver Civic Theatres

What:¬†The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are relentless touring artists known for their high-energy, sweaty, dance-floor-boogying performances. They have recently toured the UK with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the EU with Dr. Dog and XIXA and the US with Tinariwen. They have also shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Booker T Jones, Mother Mother, The Sheepdogs, and Serena Ryder and have played their fair share of festivals including: Winnipeg Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, Montr√©al Jazz Fest, Vancouver Jazz Fest, Festival D‚Äô√Čt√© de Qu√©bec, and Regina Folk Festival.

When: Friday, February 15, Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†King Eddy YYC ‚Äď 438 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Film Presents: 2019 Oscar‚ďá Nominated Shorts

What: Calgary Film invites Calgarians to enjoy this year’s Oscar-nominated short films. Nominated short film nominees in all three categories (Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Short Subject) will screen at Globe Cinema.

When: Friday, February 15, Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Globe Cinema ‚Äď 617 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

WowFest Magic Spectacular

What: Astonishing magic and comedy for adults and teens. Starring the illusions of Michael Berends, featuring Aytahn Ross of the Acme Circus, plus more magical guests.

When: Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge ‚Äď 11300 Rocky Ridge Road NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: An exploration of consent, accountability, memory and attraction. Jordan, Aiden’s ex, shows up at Aiden’s apartment to confront her about the allegation that Jordan sexually assaulted her two years ago. This new play by Albertan playwright Elena Eli Belyea will be staged featuring an opposite-sex and same-sex couple on alternate nights.

When: Various dates from now to Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†The Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons ‚Äď 225 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

Sundays Are A Drag

What: Knoxville’s YYC welcomes some of the world’s top drag stars for Sundays Are A Drag! Featuring The Vixen from Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 10, hosted by Visa Deklein and Valentina Bitton, with a special performance by Elektra Kute.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Knoxville’s YYC 840 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

GLOW ‚Äď Downtown Winter Light Festival

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Glowfest YYC installation (glowfestyyc/Instagram)

What: An annual family-friendly light and music festival in the heart of downtown Calgary. This all-ages event welcomes everyone to warm up winter’s darkest days, and experience one-of-a-kind interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks and activities.

When: February 14 to 18, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Downtown Calgary: see website for exact locations
Admission: FREE

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