5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, January 17

Jan 16 2019, 5:08 pm

It’s officially Friday Eve, which means that it’s finally time to get the celebrations started, get this party going, and live it up this Thursday.

Here are a few choice events for you to start the fun this January 17.

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High Performance Rodeo

What: The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that animates the city in January with an array of live performances from around the world. Featuring theatre, music, dance, and multidisciplinary art, ‘The Rodeo’ is a showcase of the best in contemporary performance.

When: Now to January 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Mystery Town Tours

What: Mystery Town Tours operates just like the escape rooms that we all know and love (though sometimes really, really hate), but the twist is that you’re not actually trying to escape anything. You’ll actually be following clues throughout the town, receiving information via phone, and replying with your answers to the mysteries presented throughout the day. And it could be a full day, at that, as tours can range from 90 minutes to a full afternoon of adventuring around the town.

When: Available for registration now
Time: One to five hours
Where: Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Edmonton, and Fort McMurray in Alberta, and Vancouver and Victoria in BC
Tickets: Ranges from $49 to $99 per group, with groups ranging from two to four people

The Tiny Comedy Show

What: The Tiny Comedy Show returns to Scarpetta Italian Eatery in Inglewood. Featuring headliner Adam Delorey and MC Paul Kuster, with performances from Austin Lonneberg, Joey Arruda, David Humphrey, Kelsey B. Funk, Don Filipchuk and featuring Victoria Banner. This month’s show includes a fundraiser to support the great work and volunteers of the Calgary Food Bank.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Scarpetta Italian Eatery – 1003 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $8

RAW Artists Calgary present Reflect

What: An evening full of live performances, runway shows, live hair and make-up, accessory design and visual art displays. Support over 70 local artists and see the vast talent that exists in Calgary.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 1 am
Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary MS Whisky Festival

What: Sample some of the world’s finest whiskies and raise a glass to end multiple sclerosis. Mix and mingle with whisky lovers and industry experts while roaming the room, tasting from over 100 whiskies from more than 35 different vendors.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online