20 things to do in Calgary this week: January 20 to 23

Jan 20 2020, 5:00 am

The weather’s warming up, the snow is thawing, and there are plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy this beautiful weekend!

Monday, January 20

Avengers Trivia

What:¬†Avengers fans assemble! Show just how much knowledge you know of the Marvel universe at this trivia night hosted by Hudsons Canada’s Pub Shawnessy.

When: Monday, January 20
Time: 7:30 pm
Where:¬†Hudsons Canada’s Pub ‚ÄĒ 16061 MacLeod Trail SE #700
Tickets: $13

Peak Oxygen Trivia Night at Cold Garden

What: Test your wits at Cold Garden this Monday for their Peak Oxygen charity trivia night. $1 for every question answered correctly will be donated to Calgary Drop-In Centre.

When: Monday, January 20
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Cold Garden ‚ÄĒ 1100 11th Street SE
Admission: Call 587-747-7699 to reserve

Marginally Funny Open Mic Night

What:¬†Take to the stage and try your chops at humour at High Line Brewing’s open mic night!

When: Monday, January 20
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†High Line Brewing ‚ÄĒ 1318 9th Avenue SE
Cover: $5

PaintNite — Paint Your Pet

What:¬†Turn the adorableness of your furry friend into an immortal portrait at this paint night! Upload a photo of your pet when you reserve your spot and it’ll soon be turned into a masterpiece.

When: Monday, January 20
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Kings Head Pub YYC ‚ÄĒ $15 9116 MacLeod Trail South
Tickets: $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

Tuesday, January 21

Film Noir: Mildred Pierce

What: Catch 1945’s Mildred Pierce at the Globe Cinema for this Tuesday’s Film Noir feature. Tickets are just $5!

When: January 21, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Globe Cinema ‚ÄĒ 617 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: $5 at the door

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

High Performance Rodeo

What: The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that features live performances from Calgary artists, across Canada, and around the world. Expect to see theatre, music, dance, multidisciplinary art, and more.

When: January 8 to 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Super Smash Bros Tournament

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What:¬†Find out if those blistered thumbs and years in front of the Nintendo were worth it at this tournament celebrating the game’s 20th anniversary.

When: January 21
Time: 7:30 pm
Where:¬†Revival Brewcade ‚ÄĒ 1217B 9th Avenue SE
Tickets: $10

Karaoke at The Canadian Brewhouse (Harvest Hills)

What: Sing your heart out at The Canadian Brewhouse while enjoying $20 buckets and $3 tacos this Tuesday.

When: January 21, 2020
Time: Karaoke starts at 10 pm
Where:¬†The Canadian Brewhouse (Harvest Hills) ‚ÄĒ 9650 Harvest Hills Boulevard NE
Cover: Free

Wednesday, January 22

Dirty Bingo

What: Play some bingo and win some sexy prizes at the Gateway this Wednesday!

When: January 33
Time: Sign up at 5 pm Bingo Starts at 5:30 pm
Where:¬†The Gateway ‚ÄĒ 1301 16th Avenue
Admission: Free cover

Disney trivia at Fionn MacCools

What:¬†Win some lift tickets at this Disney Trivia night, hosted by Fionn MacCool’s Calgary Eau Claire!

When: January 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: Fionn MacCool’s Calgary Eau Claire ‚ÄĒ 255 Barclay Parade SW
Admission: Free cover

WILD Wednesdays at Boudoir Rouge

What: Enjoy free cover, drink specials, and a wild night out on the town at Boudoir Rouge’s weekly bash!

When: Wednesdays
Time: 6 pm to 2 am
Where:¬†Boudoir Rouge¬†‚Äst907 9th Avenue SW
Admission: Free cover

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

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 ‚Äď 618 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free

Thursday, January 23

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 ‚ÄĒ 1131 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Alexisonfire with The Distillers

What:¬†Southern Ontario‚Äďborn indie band¬†Alexisonfire¬†is coming to Calgary in January.¬†Opening the shows for Alexisonfire on all dates are reunited modern-day punk icons The Distillers. Meanwhile, Montreal garage punk rockers Nobro will be opening all Canadian show dates.

When: January 23, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Scotiabank Saddledome¬†‚Äď 555 Saddledome Rise 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 ‚Äď 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Story Slam: Surprise

What: Listen to some surprising (and mostly true) stories from Calgarians to see who will come out as the master storyteller.

When: January 23
Time: 7 pm
Address:¬†Trolley 5 Brewpub ‚ÄĒ 728 17th Avenue SW
Cover: $8 at the door

New Beginnings! 2020 Speed Dating

What: Check out this speed dating event to potentially find that special someone! Tickets include one cocktail, a themed icebreaker game, and speed dating with pre-screened singles. For those aged 25 to 45.

When: January 23
Time: 7:30 pm
Address:¬†Societe Coffee Lounge ‚ÄĒ 1223 — 11th Avenue SW
Tickets: $55, available online