15 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, January 20

Jan 19 2019, 3:24 am

There’s only one day left of the weekend before that dreaded Monday comes back around, so you’d better get out there and make the most of this Sunday!

Here are a few events going on around the city where you can do just that.

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Cafe Daughter

What: In 1950s 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

Heroes and Villains

What: Heroes and Villains: a sneak-peek inside the studio, is the first chance for audiences to get a look at Imagine Performing Arts’ brand new Disney revue. With 35 songs spanning over 80 years, this production takes audiences on a journey through the wonderful worlds, characters and songs, plus the life and struggles of Walt Disney himself.

When: Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Theatre – Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge – 11300 Rocky Ridge Road NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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)

The Bash

What: The Bash showcases some of the most innovative, and trend-setting wedding creatives you can find in Calgary.

When: January 19 and 20, 2019
Time: 6 pm (Saturday), 11 am (Sunday)
Where: Hudson 6th Floor – 200 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $30


What: From the director of Mump & Smoot and creator of The Pochsy Plays. A perfect little coach house turns into a real-life nightmare in Karen Hines’ comic, Kafkaesque tale about the darker side of home ownership. Inspired by true events, Crawlspace moves past “cautionary” as it snakes through the brutal battleground of the contemporary real estate, decorative twig orbs and the transcendence of the human soul.

When: Now to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm

Calgary Hitmen vs Red Deer Rebel

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Calgary Saddledome / Shutterstock

What: Calgary Hitmen face off with the Red Deer Rebels at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Kawiarenka z Krakusami

What: Come experience amazing Polish Food at Krakusy Polish Folk Dance Association’ annual Kawiarenka z Krakusami. Taste authentic Polish Cousine like Pierogi and Bigos, as well as some desserts like Pączki and Bułeczki! Zapraszamy.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where:  Krakusy Polish Folk Dance Association – 3015 15 St NE, Calgary
More Info: Online


What: Olena Kilchyk, cellist extraordinaire, and Kathleen van Mourik, pianist and co-Artistic Director of The Mountain View Festival of Song and Chamber Music, performs live at Instrumental Society of Calgary.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church – 1121 14 Avenue Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20-$25

Kombucha Workshop

What: Class includes discussion covering why you want to drink kombucha, why you might not want to drink kombucha, a step-by-step demonstration of batch and continuous brew kombucha, recipes, tastings and a scoby with starter liquid to take home. Continuous brew crocks are available for an additional $60.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Cornerstone Music Cafe – 14919 Deer Ridge Drive Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $47

Sunday Opera Brunch – Everest

What: Sunday Opera Brunch offers an intimate setting to hear opera selections performed by cast members of upcoming productions. Enjoy a delicious buffet at the Calgary Petroleum Club, while enjoying beautiful singing.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 11:30 am
Where: Calgary Petroleum Club – 319 5th Avenue S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

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 & NWT Chapter, The SHARP Foundation, Inn from the Cold and HIV Community Link.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Bingo at 4 pm, Drag Show at 7 pm
Where: The Texas Lounge – 308 B 17th avenue S.W, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Jerry Cans

What: Iqaluit’s The Jerry Cans perform at The Gateway with guests Josh Q and The Trade-offs, and The Ashley Hundred

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Gateway – Calgary SAIT Campus Centre – V203, 1301 16th Avenue, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo

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Penguin Walk/Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

What: 2019 marks the seventh year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk. The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months and visitors get to experience the fun. This program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of King Penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins, and is subject to weather conditions.

When: Now to March 2019 (weather permitting)
Time: 11 am daily
Where: The Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary
More Info: Online

TB Weekends: Family Edition

What: An interactive jazz music concert, a solo tap dance performance and mini-lesson, and an interactive visual art project for children. Featuring performers Music With Mandy and Alicia Ward, with visual art project leader Natalie Lauchlan.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Evergreen Community Spaces – 1709 8 Avenue NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Rawmaste: Make Your Cake and Eat It, Too!

What: Learn the basics in ingredients, equipment, and core principles to eating raw with owner of Rawmaste, plant-based pastry chef, Sky Hutchins. Learn how to achieve colours and tones through superfoods, decorative details with flowers, nuts, and jams, and pipe flowers with raw plant-based cashew buttercream, and more.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Dandelion Gallery – 1048 8 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $65


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