20 things to do in Calgary this weekend: January 17 to 19

Jan 17 2020, 5:00 am

Hit the town this weekend by checking out any one of these amazing events taking place in Calgary over the next few days!

Friday, January 17

Jay and Silen Bob Reboot Roadshow

What:¬†Watch¬†CLERKS¬†favourites Jay and Silent Bob in their new motion picture, the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Kevin Smith himself will be in Calgary for the event, so this is one you don’t want to miss!

When: January 17
Time: 3:30 pm
Where:¬†Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: Online

PaintNite at Century Casino Calgary

What: Break out the brushes and try your hand at a Starry Rainbow Mountain at the Century Casino this Friday.

When: January 17
Time: 7 pm
Where: Century Casino Calgary — 1010 42nd Avenue SE
Tickets: $40, available online

Cardboard Sled Derby 2020

What: The Cardboard Sled Derby is coming to Banff on January 17, and it might be the most fun you’ve ever had utilizing basic household items. In order to qualify, your sled must be made with only the following materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Garbage bags
  • String
  • Glue
  • Tape

And that’s it. Race it down Mount Norquay’s Tube Park for a chance at prizes and, of course, good family fun.

Where: Mount Norquay’s Tube Park, Banff
When: Friday, January 17
Time: Registration starts at 5 pm
Cost: $15 online, $20 at the door

Half Moon Run

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What: Indie-rock band Half Moon Run is coming to Calgary on the Canadian leg of their A Blemish in the Great Light world tour.

The four members, Conner Molander, Dylan Phillips, Devon Portielje, and Isaac Symonds released their first album Dark Eyes in 2012. After the record went platinum in Canada, Half Moon Run followed up their success with 2015’s Sun Leads Me On. They received a JUNO nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2016.

When: January 17, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where:¬†MacEwan Hall ‚ÄĒ 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Lunar New Year Celebration

What: Celebrate Lunar New Year with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at Jack Singer Concert Hall on January 17 and 18. The programme is a showcase of East Asia’s top contemporary composers and musicians, fresh orchestral arrangements of traditional Chinese folk songs, and includes Academy Award-winning Tan Dun’s YouTube-commissioned Internet Symphony.

When: January 17 and 18, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where:¬†Jack Singer Concert Hall ‚ÄĒ¬†225 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this winter, including the Central Library. The exhibition features work from 17 artists.

When: Now until January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address:¬†Calgary Central Library¬†‚ÄĒ 800 3 Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Saturday, January 18

The Big Lebowski Party

What: Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the classic movie at Revival Brewcade! On offer are $5 White Russians and $5 bunny blonde pints.

When: Saturday, January 18
Time: 7:30 pm
Where:¬†Revival Brewcade — 1217B 9th Avenue SE
Cover: Free

Women’s March / March On Calgary

What:¬†Calgary will be hosting its fourth annual Women’s March this Saturday alongside many other cities around the world.

When: Saturday, January 18
Time: 11 am, gather at 10:30 am
Where: The march gathers at Bankers Hall
Admission: Free

Customer Appreciation Day at the Nolan Hill Dairy Queen

What: Receive 50% off tasty treats at the Nolan Hill Dairy Queen thanks to their Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday.

When: Saturday, January 18
Time: from 10:30 am to 10 pm
Where:¬†Dairy Queen — 8 Nolan Hill Boulevard NW

Ice Magic Banff 2020

Image: Kelly MacDonald / Banff Lake Louise Tourism

What: Running 12 days from January 15 to 26, Ice Magic hosts teams in a competition to create the most stunningly shiny work of frozen art.

Tickets are required to visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside Competition Carving Site during peak periods. Ice Magic is free to attend from Monday to Friday, and on weekends before 10 am or after 5:30 pm.

When: January 15 until January 26, 2020
Time: Times vary, check schedule for details
Where:¬†Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ‚Äst111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise
Tickets: Online, free to attend from Monday to Friday, and on weekends before 10 am or after 5:30 pm.

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 ‚Äst1235 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Clothing Swap Fundraiser for the Calgary Food Bank

What: Bring up to six items, trade them in for tokens, and use those tokens to get some new (though technically old) clothing!

When: January 18, 2020
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where:¬†Deerfoot City ‚Äď 901 64th Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: $5 cash donation or one donation to the food bank

Keep ’em Rolling Roller Nights

What: Keep ’em Rolling hosts roller skate nights at Hounsfield/Briar Hill Community Hall, featuring skate music provided by DJ Plasma. All skates must have toe stops or jam plugs to prevent damage to the floor.

When: January 18, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where:¬†Hounsfield/Briar Hill Community Hall ‚ÄĒ 1928 14 Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission:¬†$10, $20 for a family (max of four), additional family members $5. Skate rentals $2, email¬†[email protected] for sizing and availability.

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 ‚Äď 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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

Sunday, January 19

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

What: Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. There will be live performances, games and crafts, lion dances, and much more to enjoy.

When: January 18 to 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre ‚Äď 197 1 Street SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

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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‚Äôs under the skin of some spectacular animals and determine what makes us the same ‚ÄĒ and different.

When: Now until March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where:¬†TELUS Spark ‚Äď 220 Saint George‚Äôs Drive Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Granary Road Public Market

What: Granary Road Public Market is open year-round and offers fresh produce, artisan cheeses, pizza, tacos, handcrafted home goods, and more.

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
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 ‚Äď off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
Tickets: Online, $55

Calgary Renovation Show

What: Get inspired for your home renos at the 2020 Calgary Renovation Show. Discover the year’s hot new trends, find products and services, and learn how to do your renos the proper way.

When: January 17 to 19, 2020
Time: Various times
Where:¬†BMO Centre — 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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