20 things to do in Calgary this weekend: February 7 to 9

Feb 7 2020, 9:00 am

From photography festivals to the Oscars, there are plenty of great events going on around Calgary this weekend that you can’t miss out on!

Friday, February 7

Calgary Hitmen vs Prince Albert Raiders

What: The Raiders will be at the Saddledome this Friday for an exciting game against the Hitmen.

When: Friday, February 7
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

What’s up with Bow Habitat Station

What: Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre, then join the group activity with special guests from Alberta Parks at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm and discover how wildlife has adapted to city life. Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will also be hosting an investigation station about furry and feathered friends found in the city. Note: Hands-on activities are designed for learners two years old and older.

When: Friday, February 7
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station — 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
Admission: All activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission

Hunchback of Notre Dam

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

When: Now until Saturday, February 15
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vertigo Theatre — 115 9 Avenue SE #161, Calgary
Tickets: $36, 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 — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, skates are also available to rent

Tubing at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park

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Tubing at WinSport (@jr_reporteryyc/Instagram)

What: Acura Tube Park at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park is described as one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Tubers can also check out the food truck and enjoy the convenience of washrooms on site.

When: Fridays until Sundays throughout the winter season. Special times are offered during the holidays and on long weekends.
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – Acura Tube Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Admission Info: Online

Saturday, February 8

Lightroom 101 for Photography Seminar

What: Learn the basics of Lightroom from photographer Tim Nguyen at the Camera Store’s Classroom.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $150, available online

WinterSucks BikeJam Rodeo 2020

What: Show off your biking moves by trying out different skills throughout the facility — open to all skill levels!

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 3 to 9 pm
Where: B-Line Bike Park — 401 33rd Street NE, Calgary
Admission: Register online, $15

Calgary Roughnecks vs New York Riptide

What: Cheer on the boys as they take on New York Riptide February 8.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online

Theory of a Deadman

Theory of a Deadman/Live Nation

What: Theory of a Deadman is bringing their Say Nothing world tour to Grey Eagle Resort and Casino on February 8.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary
Tickets: Available online

Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

What: Check out 60 local farms, food-makers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, kids arts and cultural activities, and more every Saturday at the Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE.

When: Every Saturday, year-round
Time: 10 am to 1 pm (Now until to May 2020)
Where: cSPACE King Edward — 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bowness WinterFest

What: Bowness WinterFest features games and prizes, zorb bowling, a photo booth, a bouncy castle, a concession, special guests, and more.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bowness Community Association — 7904 43 Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online

Boon Ong Artist Talk

What: Learn about Ong’s exhibition Our Closets and how he won the Exposure Emerging Photographers Showcase Photographer of the Year award in 2019.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2 pm
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Laura St. Pierre Artist Talk and Reception

What: St. Pierre’s new series The Sowers will see a reception and an artist talk on February 8.

When: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: VIVIANEART — 1114 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Sunday, February 9

Calgary Hitmen vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

What: A hurricane is blowing into town this February 9 in the form of the Lethbridge hockey team.

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online

A Red Carpet Affair: Oscar Viewing Party

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What: Enjoy the 92nd Academy Awards at The Grand for a black-tie event that includes food and drink, games, a silent auction, and much more.

When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: The Grand — 608 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: $92, available 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

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

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lots of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. Enjoy 16 bites and treats as various Alberta ranchers explain what it takes to bring their products to the market. Sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 510 – 77 Street SE — off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
Tickets: $55, available online