8 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, February 24

Feb 23 2019, 5:25 am

There’s no better way to end off the weekend than by making the most of Sunday!

Head out into YYC and check out any one of these events this February 24.

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Swingin’ Sundays at the New Central Library

What: Join Top Cat Swing in the atrium of New Central Library on Sundays for a free afternoon of Swing Dancing and socializing. No partner or experience required. All ages and abilities welcome.

When: February 24, March 10, March 24, April 14 and April 28, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Beginner Swing Dance Lesson) 2 to 4 pm DJ Social Dance)
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3rd Street SE Calgary
Admission: Free

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)

Home Free

What: American a cappella group and winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Home Free brings their Timeless World Tour to Calgary.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cinematic Sundays: The Gospel According to Andre

What: Glenbow Museum’s Cinematic Sundays is a curated series of afternoon film screenings. The Gospel According to André is a fashion documentary about André Leon Talley, a fixture in the world of fashion. This film takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $8-$10

The Bright Side Festival: HYMM

What: HYMM is comprised of eight musicians from diverse backgrounds that create a mesmerizing fusion of eastern & western music. HYMM offers its audiences an east-meets-west experience, with the hope that their message of peace and togetherness comes through.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Theatre 1308 (Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church) – 1308 Edmonton Trail Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Firefighter Storytime

What: Read a story with a local firefighter and then, availability permitting, take a tour of a working fire engine.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 2 to 2:30 pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – Village Square Branch – 2623 56th Street NE, Calgary
More Info: Online

A Red Carpet Affair: Oscars Viewing Party & Fundraiser

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema / Oscars

What: The event will offer a tempting offering of food and drink as well as live entertainment, winner prediction ballots and a silent auction. Guests will watch the Oscars via a live stream on the Palace’s big screen. Proceeds from this black-tie fundraising evening will benefit Calgary Film’s continued mission to showcase Alberta and celebrate local and international film & TV industry.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: Doors at 4:30 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219-8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $125

A Tribute To Ray Charles

What: The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a 9 to 14 member group that performs the music of Ray Charles. Catch them live at Triwood Community Association.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
Price: Dinner and show $55, show only $25. Purchase tickets over the phone: 403 282-2677 (ext. 30)

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