20 things to do in Calgary this week: February 24 to 27

Feb 24 2020, 5:00 am

There’s so much to do around Calgary this week, so make sure you check out our list and mark those calendars for all of these awesome events!

Monday, February 24

Calgary Corporate Challenge Human Bonspiel 2020

What: You’ve tried tubing, you’ve tried curling – now how about combining the two at the Human Bonspiel? This is basically the love child of riding that tube and sliding those stones.

The aim is to get the stone as close to the centre target as possible (much like curling) but the stones are actually tubes, and the competitors are, you guessed it, on those tubes.

When: Monday, February 24 to Thursday, February 27, finals on February 28
Time: Sign in at 11:30 am each day, finished by 1:30 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Registration: $200 per team of four, register online

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Ship Arcade

What: Play some games and enjoy some cheap grub at Ship and Anchor this Monday.

When: February 24, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Ship and Anchor — 534 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Crave YYC pop-up


What: Learn how to decorate cupcakes at this interactive workshop hosted by the UC Baking Club.

When: February 24, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: U of C room SB 142
Admission: Free for current members, or $5

Outlander Trivia

What: Show off your knowledge of Outlander at this trivia night hosted by Hudsons Canada’s Pub.

When: February 24, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Hudsons Canada’s Pub — 16061 Macleod Trail SE
Admission: Free cover

Tuesday, February 25

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Open daily until mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, skates are also available to rent

Heritage Park Dinner and a Movie: The Outsiders

What: Watch the Outsiders at Heritage Park for the perfect dinner and a movie date night.

When: February 25, 2020
Time: Dinner anytime between 5 to 6:45 pm, show at 7:45 pm
Where: Heritage Park — 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Either $45 per person for both dinner and a movie, or just $8 per person for movie

Calgary Career Fair and Training Expo

What: Find yourself the perfect job at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre this Tuesday.

When: February 25, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre — 136 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, register online

Learn How to Ice Dive

What: This Ice Diving course will show participants how to enjoy one of the most fascinating types of diving possible! Prerequisites include minimum advanced open water certificate, drysuit certified, and at least 18 years old.

When: February 25, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: The Dive Shop — 4652 Macleod Trail S, Calgary
Admission: $300

Star Wars Trivia

Star Wars park opening weekend


What: Show off your knowledge of Star Wars at University of Calgary’s The Den.

When: February 25, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: The Den, UofC
Admission: 18+, open to all UofC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests

Wednesday, February 26

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

What: Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features over 100 preserved animal specimens ranging from the common pigeon to an expertly dissected camel. Visitors will be able to check out what’s under the skin of some spectacular animals and determine what makes us the same — and different.

When: Now until March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark — 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Roasterie Tour – Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

coffee favourite coffee


What: This 20-minute tour gives attendees a look at Phil & Sebastian’s vintage retro-fitted roaster and operations, plus learn about their green coffee sourcing strategies.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 12:15 to 12:35 pm
Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters — 618 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free

BINGO at the Brewery

What: Play some bingo while enjoying a cold brew at Revival Brewcade this Wednesday.

When: February 26, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Revival Brewcade
Admission: Free

Rockin 4 Dollars Taylor Swift Edition

What: Local bands will be lining up at Broken City to play thier favourite Taylor Swift songs and have their shot at winning the big money.

When: February 26, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Broken City — 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Cover: $4 at the door

Thursday, February 27

Calgary Hitmen vs Winnipeg ICE

What: The ICE are making their way across the Prairies to take on the Hitmen on Calgary’s home turf.

When: February 27, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Craving Kensington

What: On this three-hour walking tour, you will eat your way through this inner-city village at some of the foodie hotspots while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area.

When: Every Thursday
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Meet at Brasserie Kensington — 1131 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Home + Garden Show


What: The Calgary Home + Garden Show features a huge variety of vendors in its exhibition area, speakers and celebrity guests, contests, and more.

When: February 27 to March 1, 2020
Time: Thursday and Friday, 12 to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewellery, art, and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 – 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Trivia Night at Fort Calgary

What: Show off your trivia knowledge at Fort Calgary and compete for a $100 gift certificate to the Hose and the Hound.

When: February 27, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free or by donation at the door. Max teams of 4

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