5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, February 1

Feb 1 2018, 12:04 am

Is anyone else freaking out that it’s already February?

Before we know it, it’ll be March, then 2019… so you’d better make the most of all that February has to offer right now! Starting today.

At least we’ve got a list to help you out on that front.

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La Poutine Week

  • What: Perfectly timed for all the carb cravings caused by winter in Canada, the great French-Canadian classic is cause for celebration when La Poutine Week kicks off in Calgary. You’ll have the opportunity to try out and vote for your favourite poutine creations, and the winner will be announced at the end of the week. Bon appetite!
  • When: February 1 to 7
  • Where: Participating restaurants in Calgary

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

  • What: For the entire month of February, various cafes, restaurants and chocolatiers are featuring their very own creative twist on a traditional hot chocolate. Spend an afternoon touring the city, trying out the various concoctions, and voting for your favourite one. Prepare for a serious sugar coma afterwards. Proceeds from each drink will go towards Calgary Meals on Wheels.
  • When: February 1 to 28, 2018
  • Where: Various locations around the city

Milky Chance: Blossom Tour

  • When: Thursday, February 1
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where:  MacEwan Hall — 2500 University Drive NW
  • Tickets: Online, $38.50

Marc Cohn featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama

  • When: Thursday, February 1
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: 205 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $50 to $80


  • What: This is Alberta’s only photography festival and it’s coming to Calgary for the month of February. Check out over 40 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: February 1 to 28
  • Where: Various locations around the city
  • Tickets: Varies per event, many are free
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