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

Jan 16 2018, 11:57 pm

Having work tomorrow is no reason not to make the most out of your free time, especially when there’s so much to do!

Get up to something special this Wednesday by checking out any of these events happening around the city.

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Lloyd’s Roller Rink Last Skate Event 2018

  • What: This could be your last chance to enjoy one of Calgary’s favourite roller disco rinks. Well, there’s no maybe about it, actually, because Lloyd’s Roller Rink – the only disco roller rink in Calgary, unsurprisingly – is barring its door for good come February 18.  Come say good-bye to the roller rink we all grew up with at their “Last Ride” happening exactly a month before the doors are closed.
  • When: Wednesday, January 17
  • Time: 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: Lloyd’s Roller Rink – 7520 Macleod Trail SE
  • Admission: $5, roller blade rentals are $3

6th Annual Plate Swap

  • What: Be prepared to be blown away with delectable food as six top chefs from across Canada interrupts each other’s signature dishes. This event is not only delicious, but many of the proceeds go towards Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids, which have already served over 75,000 children thus far. Come hungry and eat the highest quality dishes while raising money for an important cause – it’s a win win!
  • When: Wednesday, January 17
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Model Milk – 308 17th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: RSVP at [email protected]

Disney Trivia at The Gateway

  • What: Test how well you remember everything about Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Disneyland, and the whole cast of princesses!
  • When: Wednesday, January 17
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue NW
  • Prize: $100 Visa giftcard

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

  • What: On it’s grand tour, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is stopping in Calgary to give us a taste of some of the best films that were screened at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival last November. Expect films that truly capture the essence of adventure and the great outdoors throughout the world.
  • When: January 17 to 28
  • Time: Varies depending on the schedule
  • Where: Roza Theatre – 2500 University Drive NW
  • Tickets: Online or in person at MEC, $28

Inner Elder

  • What: Come along on a journey of discovery with Lunch Box Theatre’s new production as part of High Performance Rodeo. This one woman show, created by award-winning Calgary actress Michelle Thrush, uses real moments and real memories to tell the story of how her Grandmother impacted her life as she transforms from a child to an elder throughout the show.
  • When: January 15 to 27
  • Time: 12 pm / 6 pm (depending on the day)
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $26
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