5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, February 14

Feb 14 2019, 2:03 am

It’s the most romantic day of the year, which means that Calgary is full of great events to check out with your beloved!

Don’t worry if you’re single, because plenty of these events can be enjoyed with friends, family, or as a solo outing.

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GLOW – Downtown Winter Light Festival

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

Calgary Zoo’s In the Heat of the Night 2019

What: Spanning two evenings from Thursday, February 14 to Friday, February 15, admission to In the Heat of the Night will include a four-course meal, an on-site photographer to capture all the magic, and romantic games throughout the night. Given that you are at the zoo, after all, the night will also feature information about romance in the wild, and how it differs (or doesn’t) from the way humans fall in love.

When: Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Enmax Conservatory, Calgary Zoo — 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Tickets: Available online, $115 each

Adults Only Night at Telus Spark – Love & Sex

What: Are you hopelessly in love? Or perhaps you’re single and ready to mingle? Either way, there’s something for you this Valentine’s night at TELUS Spark. Learn about the biology of breakups, fun pheromones, and discover what happens under our skin when we get between the sheets with someone else.

When: Thursday, February 14
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $26

Aziz Ansari

What: Comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director, Aziz Ansari is coming to Calgary for his latest North American Tour, “Road to Nowhere.” Ansari began his career in the beloved television series, NBC’s Parks and Recreation. He’s also appeared in a number of comedies, including This is the End, Funny People, and Get Him To The Greek. Most recently, the comedy heavyweight starred, wrote, and directed the Netflix comedy, Master of None.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Rush Hour: Romance

What: In this special Valentine’s Day concert by Calgary Philharmonic  Orchestra, let the three giants of French classical music — Berlioz, Ravel, and Debussy — infuse your evening with the romance of Paris. Rush Hour concerts feature shorter programmes that get you off the road and into a musical mood.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: Happy Hour at 5:30 pm, Performance from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall — 225 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $30

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