15 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, February 3

Feb 1 2019, 11:53 am

With everything from a Book Club to the Super Bowl, there’s bound to be something fun for everyone going on in Calgary this February 3.

Just get out into the city and try one of these events on for size!

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La Poutine Week 2019

What: La Poutine Week kicks off all across Canada for the seventh time, and we can taste the squeaky cheese curd-goodness already. In the past, the annual week-long celebration of fries, curds, and gravy has seen hundreds of participating restaurants dish out original takes on the iconic Quebecois dish. The fest takes place during the first week of February for the dining public to eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week.

When: Friday, February 1 to Thursday, February 7, 2019,
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants
More Info: Online

Canmore Winter Carnival

What: Winter in the Rocky Mountains is truly magical and the Town of Canmore invites you to come celebrate this beautiful season with them. For two weeks there will be a variety of snowy, family-friendly indoor and outdoor events happening throughout the town, such as Ice Carving Competitions, Log Sawing Competitions, a pooch parade, Snowy Owl Kid n Mutt Races and more.

When: February 1 to 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Throughout the town of Canmore
Cost: Varies per activity

Lunar New Year Festival 2019

What: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre hosts their annual Lunar New Year Festival celebration. There will be a marketplace, performances, and lantern and firecracker displays.

When: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

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What: YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is back again for another year, raising money for Calgary Meals on Wheels, while giving you the opportunity to sip upon a variety of creative hot chocolates throughout the city.

When: February 1 to 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants and cafe
More InfoOnline

Circus! Science Under the Big Top

What: Come one, come all and discover the science behind circus at TELUS Spark. Bring your wildest expectations and unravel the secrets behind circus oddities, mysteries and puzzles with over 20 exhibits. This highly interactive exhibition is riddled with circus sights and sounds, ready to bring out the child in all of us.

When: Saturday, February 2 to Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Book Club

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What: The book club provides attendees with a monthly dose of literary discussion and meaningful conversations. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required. A complimentary Barre + Express class at will kick things off at 5 pm.

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: Barre West – 7337 Macleod Trail #420 Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Queer Art Night

What: Run through the Calgary School of Informal Education, Queer Art Night with Selina is an inclusive evening once a month for anyone who identifies as queer to make art. It is a drop in event where you can make friends and be creative in a safe environment. Materials will be supplied for different projects each month, though the projects don’t have to be followed. Open to anyone, allies welcome.

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
Where: Calgary School of Informal Education – #101 223 12th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free, donations are welcome

Sashay Sunday Bingo & Drag Show

What: The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook Arch and The Texas Lounge are teaming up for Drag Bingo followed by an amazing Drag Show. Money raised and/or donated will go to support the chosen charities for Reign 42: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Alberta & N.W.T Chapter, The SHARP Foundation, Inn from the Cold and HIV Community Link.

When: Sunday, February 3 and 17, 2019
Time: Bingo at 4 pm, Drag Show at 7 pm
Where: The Texas Lounge – 308 B 17th Ave SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

PJ Masks Live! Save the Day

What: The hit Disney Junior children’s animated show PJ Masks save the day in a live show at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: Doors 1 pm, show 2 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

Cowboys Super Bowl LIII Bash

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What: Cowboys Super Bowl LIII Bash is hosted by former Calgary Stampeder and Grey Cup Champion Nik Lewis. This year Cowboys offers attendees three ways to celebrate: a Backyard Boozy Brunch, Madden ’19 Tournament and the Tailgate and Viewing Party.

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: Starts at 12 pm
Where: Cowboys Dance Hall – 421 12 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Fort Knox Five with Duplex and MollyFi

What: Fort Knox Five is known for bending genres and using a broad range of musical elements in their creation of highly original music. This approach ultimately pioneered a funky scene where FK5 continues to top charts today. Featuring support by Duplex and MollyFi.

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: The Hifi Club – 219 10 Ave SW, Calgary,
Tickets: Online, $12

Shakespeare in Love

What: Adapted from the Oscar-winning movie by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love will delight and inspire as only the poetry and art of Shakespeare can.

When: February 1 to February 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Firefighter Storytime

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Fire Chief Steve, Calgary-Fire Department / Photo by CPL Bryce Maruk

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

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 2 to 2:30 pm
Where: Various locations
More Info: Online

A Day at the Movies!

What: Project Nightlight is registered to become a non-profit organization focused on breaking the silence around mental health and normalizing thoughts and feelings to create stronger foundations for families. After a short presentation regarding the non-profit’s purpose and outlook, along with a mindfulness practice by the Orenda Society, there will be a screening of The Princess Bride.

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 2:45 to 6 pm
Where: Plaza Theatre 1133 Kensington Road Northwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Just So Stories

What: The Loose Moose Theatre Company makes going to the theatre an experience that is truly magical for children 4 to 10 years old, as well as fun and entertaining for parents. A selection of fictional and fanciful stories about the origin of various things including The Elephant’s Child (How the Elephant Got Their Trunk), The Cat That Walked by Himself, and How the First Letter Was Written.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in February
Time: 1 to 2 pm on Saturday, 1 to 2 pm and 3 to 4 pm on Sunday
Where: Loose Moose Theatre for Kids – 1235 – 26th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $14

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