5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, January 16

Jan 16 2019, 2:01 am

The week is already halfway over, but plenty of amazing events are just about to start in Calgary this Wednesday, January 16.

Take a look at our list below for some inspiration to get out on the town today!

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Ice Magic Festival Banff 2019

What: The Ice Magic Festival in Banff is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Running 12 days long from January 16 to 27, 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: Wednesday, January 16 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)

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres

What: The Flames take on the Sabres at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Media Lab Meetup

What: Have a drink, enjoy some food, and talk with some of the amazing creators of Calgary: filmmakers, actors, podcasters, videomakers, musicians, and more. The first Media Lab Meetup of the year will be more casual, with the purpose being to meet other creatives and to start building fruitful relationships. Also bring your ideas about possible future Meetups and what you’d like to see.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Upper Deck Public House – 1104 6 Avenue Southwest #201, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

This Is That: The Farewell Tour

What: This Is That Live – Hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring offer audiences a brand new version of their hit touring live show for the 2018 season.The show is in two acts: The first half is a mix of the duo performing new and fan-favourite material from their award winning radio show. In the second half, they turn the writing responsibilities over to the audience and improvise brand new stories on the spot.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $27-$48


What: South African American rockers KONGO bring their 1929 Tour to Calgary with special guests Fitness.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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