18 things to do in Calgary this weekend: February 9 to 11

Feb 9 2018, 7:51 am

The world may seem a little snowy and cold this weekend, but that’s no reason to let the best days of the week pass you by.

Get out there and try something new, attend a cool event, or meet some great people… Maybe even all three at once!

Friday, February 9

Stacking Ring Workshop with Ashleigh Amber Moore

  • What: Learn how to make your own beautiful ring at this hands-on, interactive workshop.
  • When: Friday, February 9
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Outside the Shape – 1222 10th Avenue SE
  • TicketsOnline, $80

Romantic Chateaubriand Dinner for Two

  • What: Unable to celebrate the big red holiday on the day of? Reserve a spot for you and your date at this pre-Valentine’s Day dinner and celebrate early!
  • When: February 9 and 10
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park, Selkirk Grille – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $85 per couple

All Day Happy Hour on Daily Featured Breweries

  • What: February has been declared as “FeBREWary.” Essentially, it’s a month long celebration of craft brewers, craft beer lovers, the craft beer community, and, really, just about everything to do with craft beer! Each day in February will have an all-day happy hour at each corresponding brewery – see full calendar here.
  • When: February 1 to 28
  • Where: All national locations

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza


Olympic Plaza skating / Shutterstock

  • What: Skate amidst the beauty of downtown Calgary at everyone’s favourite outdoor rink.
  • When: Now to mid-March
  • Time: weather dependent, from 10 am to 9 pm
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free

Go Tubing at Canada Olympic Park

  • What: Calgary’s only tube park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and now boasts 12 lanes, a four person tube option, and a dedicated magic carpet. A village including a food trailer, a deck with heaters, a fire pit, and washrooms have also been added for the 2017-18 season.
  • When: During the winter season
  • WhereWinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, The Acura Tube Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • Admission: Tickets cost $28 for an adult to slide for two hours, and senior, youth, and family discounts are available.

Saturday, February 10

Bourgeau Bonfire Bash

  • What: Warm up from a day shredding on the slopes with an outdoor bonfire at the base of the mountain and delicious BBQ – did someone say comfort food?
  • When: Weekends in February (See exact dates here)
  • Time: 2:30 to 5 pm
  • Where: Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort
  • Admission: Use your lift ticket to enter

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • Admission: Free!

That’s Amore! Valentines Day at the Market


Calgary Farmers market/Facebook

  • What: Spend a romantic afternoon with your special someone at the Calgary Farmers Market. Some of the exciting festivities include Valentine’s Day postcards, a themed Photo Booth, duelling pianos, and the chance to enter to win a one-night stay at any Canadian Rocky Mountain Resort. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce for a romantic dinner to sweep your hunny off their feet!
  • When: Saturday, February 10
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

Greater Goods Turns 2!

  • What: Everyone’s favourite little shop nestled in the midst of Bridgeland is turning two! There will be $2 cafe drinks and FREE birthday treats available all-day long to accompany you while your shop. You’ll also have the opportunity to win an amazing gift basket full of local goodies. Join them in celebrating this exciting milestone. Cheers to year three!
  • When: Saturday, February 10
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar – 60 Meredith Road NE

A Symphonic Tribute to Prince 

  • What: Pay tribute to the Purple Rain legend in a performance that truly captures Prince’s larger-than-life stage personality.
  • When: Saturday, February 10
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 208 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online or call to put your name on the waitlist

BC Ballet: Romeo and Juliet 

  • What: Join the BC ballet for an evening of reliving this timeless classic! Choreographed by Medhi Walerski and set to Sergei Prokofiev’s original score, this beautiful performance will bring together dazzling landscapes woven with poetic unpredictability and complex imagery.
  • When: Saturday, February 10
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Banff Centre, Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
  • Tickets: Online, $25 to $35

Watch the Calgary Roughnecks Play Colorado Mammoth


Image: Calgary Roughnecks / Twitter

  • What: These games are always a guaranteed party! Come watch Canada’s second national sport as you cheer the Roughnecks on as they play Colorado.
  • When: Saturday, February 10
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $23 to $64

WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania 

  • What:Come check out some heart-pounding wrestling as these pros make their way to Wrestlemania.
  • When: Saturday, February 10
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Stampede Corral – Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $20 to $70

Sunday, February 11

Sunday Supper at Royale

  • What: End the weekend off with a delicious and classic French meal rooted in tradition, with a contemporary twist!
  • When: Sunday, February 11
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Royale Brasserie  – 730 17th Avenue SW

The Galentines Market 

  • What: Grab a coffee at a local cafe and then head over the YYC Girl Gang Galentines Market to shop some incredible local vendors, all the while spending the afternoon with your significant other. You might even find each other the perfect Valentines Day gifts, handmade right here in Calgary, that makes for a special memory that you can both cherish for years to come.
  • When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: The Commons – 1206 20th Avenue SE, Calgary
  • Admission: $3

Watch the Calgary Hitmen Play the Medicine Hat Tigers


Image: Calgary Hitmen / Twitter

  • What: Come show the Hitmen some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup.
  • When: Sunday, February 14
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • TicketsTicketmaster , $9 to $26

Brunch at Calcutta Cricket Club

  • What: As if we needed yet another reason to visit this beautiful space! The turquoise castle that adorns 17th Avenue is now serving brunch, and of course they have killed it yet again with their take on traditional Indian infused dishes. From chips and curry to Chai Pancakes and Parsi Akuri, your taste buds be doing a happy dance  as you try each uniquely flavoured dish – paired with a pineapple mimosa, of course!
  • When: Weekends
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Calcutta Cricket Club – 340 17th Avenue SW

Calgary Jazz Orchestra: The Art of Romance / The Art of Soul

  • What: It’s a Valentines tradition! Come explore the romantic side of Jazz before it gained the influences of soul and funk.
  • When: Sunday, February 11
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: River Park Church – 3818 14th Street SW
  • Tickets: Online, $21 to $28
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