19 things to do in Calgary this week: February 3 to 6

Feb 3 2020, 1:00 pm

Don’t let this first week of February go to waste, because there are a whole bunch of great events to check out!

Monday, February 2

Entry level Dungeons & Dragons at the Ship & Anchor

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Dungeons and Dragons Die (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

What: Try out the world’s most popular role-playing game and meet some cool people while you’re at it by giving D&D a go at the Ship & Anchor on 17th.

When: First Monday of the month
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where:¬†The Ship & Anchor ‚ÄĒ 534 17th Avenue SW
Cover: Free

2020 Brain Freeze Trivia Night with Branch Out

What: Not only is February 3’s 2020 Brain Freeze Trivia Night with Branch Out touted by organizers as the largest trivia night of its kind in the whole city, but it also directs its proceeds towards the Branch Out Neurological Foundation.

The event has been organized by Calgary Corporate Challenge and encourages teams of four and up to sign up for $100 per team ‚ÄĒ though no one will complain if you opt for the $150 charity option, which will see more cash going towards Branch Out.

When: Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: Check in between 5:30 and 6:15 pm, trivia starts at 6:30 pm
Where:¬†Schanks South — 9627 Macleod Trail
Tickets: $100 for a team of four

Jasper in January 2020 winter festival

What: Jasper in January has kicked off its 31st year as of last Friday, with three weekends full of art, music, dance, food, and winter activities taking place in the mountain paradise.

When: Now until February 2, 2020
Time: Times vary by event
Where: Jasper, Alberta
Tickets: Varies by event, some are free to attend

Hunchback of Notre Dam

What: Catch a production of this classic Disney tale put on by the Cappuccino Musical Theatre until Saturday, February 15.

When: Now until February 15, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vertigo Theatre
Tickets: $36, available online

Tuesday, February 4

Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks

What:¬†It’s the Flames vs the Sharks for a Tuesday-night showdown.

When: February 4, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Exposure Photography Festival: Travel and Landscape Seminar

What: Photographer David Wilder will tell tales of his life on the road and how to incorporate photography into travel.

When: February 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:¬†The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $50, available online

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 ‚ÄĒ 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, skates are also available to rent

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

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Body Worlds (Derek Dormer/I Am Calgary)

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs Drive Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: 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 ‚Äď 4th Floor ‚Äď 1011 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, February 5

Doc Soup February: The Booksellers

What: This documentary delves into the small yet fascinating world of Antiquarian booksellers in a celebration of book culture and a glimpse into the stories of some amazing books.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Eau Claire
Tickets: $15, $13 for students and seniors

Roasterie Tour ‚Äď Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

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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

Instagram Live Tour of The FENCE Exhibition

What: @exposurephotofestival’s Instagram account will take anyone who tunes into their live story on a curated tour of the FENCE Exhibition.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: On Instagram @exposurephotofestival
Admission: Free

Pinball Beer Night at Revival Brewcade

What: A $5 entry gets you the chance to come out victorious as Pinball Wizard at Revival’s light-hearted competition on February 5.

When: February 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Where:¬†Revival Brewcade — 1217B 9th Street SE
Admission: $5

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

Thursday, February 6

Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators

What: The Flames take on the Predators at the Saddledome this Thursday.

When: February 6, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

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What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: February 6, 2020
Time: 5 pm to close
Where:¬†Glenbow Museum — 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free


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 ‚Äď 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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

Ru Paul’s Drag Race Trivia

What:¬†Test how much you know about drag’s biggest show at this FREE event at the Gateway!

When: February 6, 2020
Time: 5 pm
Where:¬†The Gateway — 1301 16th Avenue
Admission: Free

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