16 things to do in Calgary this weekend: January 12 to 14

Jan 12 2018, 12:20 am

It’s the weekend, we gonna party like it’s the weekend!

The weather has warmed up, work is in the past, and there are plenty of events coming right up in Calgary. Get out and try out something new this weekend to really make the most of it!

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Friday, January 12

Calgary Renovation Show 

  • What: Looking to do a few upgrades around your home? The Calgary renovation show is the perfect place to get inspired. Learn 2018’s hottest interior trends, find the perfect products, and discover how to do your renovations the right way. Be sure not to miss special guests on The Calgary Herald MainStage, HGTV’s Sarah Richardson of ‘Sarah off the Grid’ and Sabrina Smelko of HGTV Canada’s ‘Save My Reno’ to get some tips and tricks from the pros.
  • When: January 12 to 14
  • Where: BMO Centre – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Tickets: Online, $9

Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team vs AMHL

  • What: Come out to support the Canada’s National Women’s Team as they play 24 games against the AMHL.
  • When: Friday, January 12 vs Calgary Buffaloes
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Markin MacPhail Centre – WinSport Arena, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Sign up for Movement U’s January Intro Challenge 

  • What: Looking to set some serious fitness goals this year? Get started with Movement U’s January challenge. Sign up by January 10 and complete 20 classes by January 31 to be entered to win a FREE full year membership to the studio. Now that’s one way to kick your butt into shape! *Offer valid for new members only.
  • When: The month of January
  • Where: Movement U – #16 4th Street NE
  • Cost: Purchase online or in studio, $100

Take a road trip through the Icefields Parkway


Icefields Parkway (Travel Alberta)

  • What: Did someone say road trip? Grab some pals and your camera and go cruising on this stretch of highway between Jasper and Lake Louise. The views are tremendous, just make sure you don’t limit you to one single destination. It’s all about the drive and what you’ll discover!
  • Where: Highway between Jasper and Lake Louise

Go Tobogganing 

  • What: This fun outdoor winter activity is one that the whole family can enjoy – no one said it was reserved for children! Bundle up and grab your sled to head to one of the many city-maintained hills for a fun, snowy adrenaline filled afternoon. Don’t forget your helmet!
  • See a list of city-maintained hills here.

Saturday, January 13

High Performance Rodeo

  • What: This “rodeo” is a fantastic showcase that animates the city with some of the best live performances from around the world and is essentially known as Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. This week check out exciting performances, such as Daughter, Make Love not War, Moon Moon No Moon, Onegin and so many more. View the full lineup here!
  • When: January 3 to 28
  • Where: Varies for each performance
  • Tickets: Online, bundle of four tickets – $120

The Tenors 

  • What: Enjoy a live performance by the Tenor’s at one of the city’s best venues.
  • When: Saturday, January 13
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $75 to $112

Dance Workshop with Michele Moss

  • What: Join Decidedly Jazz co-founder, Michele Moss, for an afternoon of jazz in a dance jam and workshop experience. All dance levels and abilities welcome!
  • When: Saturday, January 13
  • Time: 2:45 to 4:15 pm
  • Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 111 12th Avenue SE
  • TicketsOnline, $25

Babes Who Brunch



  • What:  Grab a mimosa and a two-course brunch and settle in for a stimulating presentation by Amber Romaniuk, a certified holistic nutritional consultant, holistic health food expert, and speaker dedicated to educating on healthy eating and overcoming self-sabotage with food. You will get the opportunity to do some speed networking, have amazing conversations, and get motivated to slay your dreams and ignite your grind.
  • When: Saturday, January 13
  • Time: 10 am
  • Where: MARKET Calgary – 17th Avenue SW
  • TicketsOnline, $45

Watch the Calgary Roughnecks Play Georgia Swarm 

  • What: Come see the Calgary Roughnecks kill it on the field this year.
  • When: Saturday, January 13
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $23 to $64

Sunday, January 14

Go skating outdoors

  • What: Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!
  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

Boozy Brunch at Buttermilk Fine Waffles

  • What: Breakfast has just been taken to a whole other level! Enjoy a delicious waffle paired with Spiked Eggnog, a Mimosa (or two), and/or an Irish coffee.
  • When: On now
  • Where: Buttermilk Fine Waffles – 330 17th Avenue SW

Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team vs AMHL

  • What: This Sunday the Canada’s National Women’s Team will be taking on Edge School.
  • When: Sunday, January 14 vs Edge School
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Where: Markin MacPhail Centre – WinSport Arena, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Pure ’90s 


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  • What: Get your scrunchies, butterfly hair clips, and frosted tips ready because Stage West is bringing back the ’90s, and it’s going to be bigger than ever!
  • When: Now to February 4
  • Time: Two hours from start time
  • Where: Stage West Calgary – 727, 42 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $119

Sunday Supper at Royale 

  • What: End the weekend off with a delicious classic French meal rooted in tradition with a contemporary twist!
  • When: Sunday, January 14
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Royale Brasserie  – 730 17th Avenue SW

Experience a Dog Sledding Exhibition

  • What: Cuddle up under a blanket enjoy the scenery as you glide through the trail or head up your own team of home-bred Canadian huskies – you choose!
  • Where: Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours – 109, 829 Street Canmore or Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions in Canmore
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