5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, January 23

Jan 23 2019, 2:15 am

Wednesday is back once again, which means it’s officially time to celebrate the halfway point of yet another week out here in Calgary!

Make the most of this January 23, by checking out any one of these wonderful YYC events.

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7th 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. Since its inception in 2013, Plate Swap has fed over 88,000 children, raising over $88,000 thus far via the Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids program. Come hungry and eat the highest quality dishes while raising money for an important cause – it’s a win win!

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Where: Model Milk – 308 17th Avenue SW
Tickets: RSVP at [email protected]. Tickets are $200 and cover all six dishes as well as wine pairings.

Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

What: Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from famed Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues. Scott Thompson has been creating and performing monologues as Buddy for stage and screen appearances for over 30 years. Buddy is a world-weary, openly gay man, who is utterly unafraid to offer his dry takes on the most incendiary topics. He’s been a special correspondent for The Colbert Report at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and is currently on Vulture Magazine’s recent list of 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy.

When: Wednesday, January 23 to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Big Secret Theatre – #21, 225 8th Avenue SE (Second Floor) Arts Commons Calgary
Tickets: Online

Healthy Entertaining Series – Mexican Theme

What: Community Natural Foods’ Healthy Entertaining Series begins with a Mexican theme. Join Chef Shane Rutledge as he demonstrates how to cook a fabulously healthy Mexican themed dinner complete with samples and recipes including both vegan and gluten-free options.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Natural Foods – 1304 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free


What: Burlington, Ontario rockers Silverstein bring their When Broken Is Easily Fixed: 15 Year Anniversary Tour to Calgary with special guests Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn, Capstan, and Widmore.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail S, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $19.99-$30

Hammered Hamlet (Drunk Shakespeare)

What: What happens when Hamlet has a little too much to drink before swooning audiences with prose? Prepare yourself as part of the cast begins by consuming enough shots to trip even the most well-trained tongue.

When: Wednesday, January 23 to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online


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