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24 things to do in Calgary this weekend: February 22 to 24

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Daniel Chai Feb 21, 2019 5:00 am

The last weekend of February is already here! Get your Calgary fun started with these 24 events happening on Friday, February 22, Saturday, February 23, Sunday, February 24. Winefest Calgary, Little Big Town, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Friday, February 22

Winefest Calgary

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What: Swirl, sip and savour at Winefest – your ticket includes an all-inclusive sampling of wines from all over the world and an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres.

When: February 22 and 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre Hall E – 20 Roundup Way SW
Tickets: Online

Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

What: The Flames take on the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Exposure

What: This is Alberta’s only photography festival and it’s coming to Calgary for the month of February. Check out photography exhibitions at galleries around the city, get your portfolio reviewed by professionals, and participate in exciting workshops as you let your inner photographer become instantly inspired.

When: Now to Thursday, February 28, 2019
When: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city
Tickets: Varies per event, many are free

Movie Night with Sickle Cell Foundation of Alberta – Calgary Chapter

What: Sickle Cell Foundation of Alberta – Calgary Chapter will be showing Spilled Milk, a documentary about a Sickle Cell Warrior named Omar. It showcases the ups and downs of living with Sickle Cell Disease as well as the unbreakable human spirit. There will also be a panel discussion at the end of the movie with time for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be available for sale by the SVG Association.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Hall – 2110 41 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

The Gathering Music 2019

What: Cult Marketing’s The Gathering 2019 is an annual event held at the Fairmont Banff Springs that creates a think tank for ideas and innovation in all things marketing and entertainment. This year sees headlining bands such as Yukon Blonde, Dear Rouge, Holy F*ck, Cadence Weapon, and Bun B. Shown in a series style format, live shows will be entertaining music lovers at the Banff Springs concert stage and the Rose & Crown.

When: Now to Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: Times vary, check online for details
Where: The Banff Springs concert stage and the Rose & Crown
Tickets: $29, available online

Saturday, February 23

Coldest Night of the Year

What: Homelessness and being hungry are two things that plague way too many Canadians, especially during this time of year. On the 25th walk with hundreds of others in Canada’s ‘Unofficial” Walk for Homelessness and raise money for select charities to help out those in need in our communities.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: Registration opens at 4 pm. Walkers are released by 5:15, returning an hour or two later
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Register: Online

Calgary Babes Who Brunch

What: Each Babes Who Brunch event is led by a fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story. There are also brunch time eats and sips, and all the inspiration and insight you need to get a grip on your goals and kick-start your hustle long after.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 200-808 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

We Gon Be Alright

What: We Gon Be Alright is a cabaret experience highlighting the resilience of Black women and Queer Black folks in tumultuous and uncertain times. Through the challenging and provocative visions of five Black artists, reimagine the past and look to the future.

Where: Friday, February 22 and 23, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – Arts Commons 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Mental Health Awareness & Communication Workshop

What: Calgary Chinese Community Service Association hosts a free 2-hour workshop on mental health awareness and communication. This workshop will teach active listening skills, how to be an effective communicator, how to tell someone needs help while creating awareness and dialogue about mental health.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Central Library – 800 3 St SE Calgary
Register: Online, Free

YYC Female Filmmaker Panel Discussion

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What: Calgary  Female Filmmakers discuss the movie industry and their experiences and expertise on the night before the Oscars. Guests include Leah Nicholson, Kenya Weaver, Rachel Haugan, Anna Cooley, and Alexis Moar. Every ticket includes a $10 Phil & Sebastian gift card.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – Mission 2207 4 Street Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Ethnik Fashion Show: Celebrating Black History Month

What:A showcase of diversity and inclusivity through art and fashion on the runway. This event is a collaboration of Calgary artists who will bring you to the edge of your seat with this never seen before style of fusion of Art and Fashion. Also on display are paintings of Lanre Ajayi, the Calgary 2018 Mayor’s Art Champion Legacy Award Winner on the first floor at cSPACE.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Avenue Southwest Calgary
Admission: Online, $25

The Bright Side Festival: Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson

What: Marc Atkinson is a JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musician. He is the leader and composer of the internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio. Featuring special guest violinist Cameron Wilson.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Theatre 1308 (Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church) – 1308 Edmonton Trail Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50

Dome: An Immersive Guided Meditation

What: DOME is a fully immersive planetarium show designed to absorb you into a profound multi-sensory meditation experience with yoga and meditation teacher, Rameen Peyrow. Embark upon a 45 minute journey through the inner space of the body, breath and mind through this audiovisual spectacle, featuring 360 degree visuals and immersive sound.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $40-$50

Afrogroove: Black History Month

What: Vibe through the evolution of Afrobeats, Afrotrap, Afropop, Afrohouse, and every other genre of emerging afro music scene in the global world.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: National on 8th – 225 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

Little Big Town

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What: Little Big Town brings The Breakers Tour to Calgary with special guests Midland and Ashley McBryde.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Register: Online

Sunday, February 24

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

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What: More than 1800 pets will be up for adoption from February 22 to 24 as part of PetSmart Charities of Canada’s National Adoption Weekend. Held at almost all of its 140 stores across the country, thousands of puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small animals will be looking for loving forever homes.  The animals come from more than 200 local shelters and rescue organizations.

When: Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 9 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
Where: Nearly 140 PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

Swingin’ Sundays at the New Central Library

What: Join Top Cat Swing in the atrium of New Central Library on Sundays for a free afternoon of Swing Dancing and socializing. No partner or experience required. All ages and abilities welcome.

When: February 24, March 10, March 24, April 14 and April 28, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Beginner Swing Dance Lesson) 2 to 4 pm DJ Social Dance)
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE Calgary
Admission: Free

Home Free

What: American a cappella group and winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Home Free brings their Timeless World Tour to Calgary.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cinematic Sundays : The Gospel According to Andre

What: Glenbow Museum’s Cinematic Sundays is a curated series of afternoon film screenings. The Gospel According to André is a fashion documentary about André Leon Talley, a fixture in the world of fashion. This film takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $8-$10

The Bright Side Festival: HYMM

What: HYMM is comprised of eight musicians from diverse backgrounds that create a mesmerizing fusion of eastern & western music. HYMM offers its audiences an east-meets-west experience, with the hope that their message of peace and togetherness comes through.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Theatre 1308 (Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church) – 1308 Edmonton Trail Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Firefighter Storytime

What: Read a story with a local firefighter and then, availability permitting, take a tour of a working fire engine.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 2 to 2:30 pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – Village Square Branch – 2623 56 St NE, Calgary
More Info: Online

BMW IBSF World Cup Bob + Skeleton Calgary

What: More than 250 athletes, representing over 30 countries will battle it out to stand on top of the podium at this last World Cup of the season. There will also be daytime and evening entertainment, tasty food and beverage options and other fun and family friendly activities.

When: February 23 and 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park 88 Olympic Road SW., Calgary
Tickets: Online

A Red Carpet Affair: Oscars Viewing Party & Fundraiser

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What: The event will offer a tempting offering of food and drink as well as live entertainment, winner prediction ballots and a silent auction. Guests will watch the Oscars via a live stream on the Palace’s big screen. Proceeds from this black-tie fundraising evening will benefit Calgary Film’s continued mission to showcase Alberta and celebrate local and international film & TV industry.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: Doors at 4:30 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219-8 ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $125

A Tribute To Ray Charles

What: The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a 9 to 14 member group that performs the music of Ray Charles. Catch them live at Triwood Community Association.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
Price: Dinner and show $55, show only $25. Purchase tickets over the phone: 403 282-2677 (ext. 30)

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