20 things to do in Calgary this week: January 27 to 30

Jan 27 2020, 1:00 pm

We’ve got a list of perfect events to check out in the last few days of January, with everything from live music and sporting events to farmers markets!

Monday, January 27

Calgary Poetry Slam

What: Attend this open mic night to listen to some of Calgary’s amateur poets or try your own hand speaking in front of the crowd!

When: January 27, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Dickens Pub — 1000 8th Avenue SW
Cover: $10 at the door

Paint Nite: Completely Mystified

What: Paint a stunning landscape at this fun and interactive night at Pure Casino Calgary.

When: January 27, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pure Casino — 1420 Meridian Road NE
Cover: $40 per person, available online

Ship Arcade


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What: Head over to the Ship and Anchor for an arcade night filled with consoles both old and new.

When: January 27, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Ship and Anchor — 534 17th Avenue SW
Cover: Free

Flower For My Valentine

What: Create a one-of-a-kind clay flower for your Valentine this Monday at Fire Escape.

When: January 27, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: Fire Escape — $211 2835 23rd Street NE
Tickets: $35

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

Tuesday, January 28

Calgary Job Fair

What: Find yourself that perfect new gig at this massive job fair — admission is free for job seekers!

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 3 pm
Where: Radisson Hotel — 6620 36th Street NE
Admission: Free

High Line Brewing’s Trivia Tuesday

What: Test your wits (while getting a buzz going) at High Line Brewing’s weekly trivia night. Entry includes a drink.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: High Line Brewing — 1318 9th Avenue SE
Tickets: $6

Film Noir: The Wrong Man

What: Catch 1956’s The Wrong Man at the Globe Cinema for this Tuesday’s Film Noir feature. Tickets are just $5!

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema — 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 – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Flames

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What: The Flames take on the St. Louis Blues at the Saddledome this Tuesday.

When: January 28, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, January 29

Bell Let’s Talk Day at Studio Bell

What: Head over to Studio Bell this Wednesday to take part in a day dedicated to mental wellness and education.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE
Tickets: $20, available online

Story Jam

What: Hear some amazing stories at this freestyle show presented by the Sweety Treaty Show.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Canada Bridges AYE — 65114 North Hill
Cover: Free

Calgary Hitmen

What: Calgary Hitmen take on the Winnipeg Ice on home turf this Wednesday.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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 – 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

Thursday, January 30

Speed Dating at Bottlescrew Bill’s and Buzzards

What: Find your special someone in a rapid-fire speed date night hosted by 25Dates. For men and women aged 28 to 43.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bottlescrew Bill’s and Buzzards — 140 10th Avenue SW
Tickets: $50, available online

Trivial Pursuit at Revival

What: Find out just how much general knowledge you have up in that cranium at Revival Brewcade’s Trivial Pursuit night!

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Revival Brewcade — 1217B 9th Avenue SE
Tickets: $5 per person

Stand Up Comedy at Born Colorado Brewing

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What: Good beers and hearty laughs are a winning combination, and both can be found at Born Colorado Brewing’s comedy night this Thursday.

When: January 30,  2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Born Colorado Brewing — 414 36th Avenue SE
Tickets: $15, available 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 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

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