25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: January 11 to 13

Jan 5 2019, 6:30 am

January rolls along with another great weekend full of fun events. Enjoy these 25 things to do in Calgary on Friday, January 11, Saturday, January 12, and Sunday, January 13. Deep Freeze, The Wedding Fair, and more.

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

Friday, January 11

Calgary Renovation Show

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What: Looking to do a few upgrades around your home? The Calgary renovation show is the perfect place to get inspiration, learn 2019’s hottest interior trends, find the perfect products and learn how to do your renovations the right way. Plus head to the MainStage for appearances by Bryan Baeumler of HGTV Canada, Jamie Banfield of Jamie Banfield Design, and more.

When: Friday January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5-$9

Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers

What: The Flames take on the Panthers at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Retro 90s Mixed Media

What: Join Coco & Sid at loft 112 for a fun evening exploring mixed media art, snacks and good vibes. Mixed media artwork combines different materials and techniques into a finished piece. For this session, attendees will be using pastels, paints, and magazine clippings to create masterpieces. All required supplies are included and you’re encouraged to bring your own materials to make the piece more personal.

When: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm
Where: Loft 112 – 535 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

The Unpleasant Trees, Poke The Bear and guests

What: A night of live music at Broken City with The Unpleasant Trees, Poke The Bear and guests.

When: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $11

Shangku Shelter

What: Join filmmakers Ben Stephenson, Vera Neverkevich and Yana Kehrlein for a screening of their documentary Shangku Shelter at Plaza Theatre. Find out what it takes to run a backcountry ski school in the Himalaya. The film is followed by a Q&A and a local pub visit.

When: Friday, January 11, 2018
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $6

Saturday, January 12

Deep Freeze: a Byzantine Winter Festival

What: The 12th annual Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival features artistic panache and authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. This year, Saturday will be Ukrainian Cultural Day and Sunday will be Francophone Cultural Day, with Indigenous performances all weekend long. After the fireworks on Saturday evening, several Festival Stages will feature special world music performances until 10 pm.

When: Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm (Saturday), 12 to 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: Alberta Avenue – 118 Avenue NW & 91 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Calgary Roughnecks vs New England Black Wolves

What: The Calgary Roughnecks take on the New England Black Wolves in National Lacross League action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Rose Bowls 35th Annual Rose Bowl Synchronized Skating

What: Watch an intense competition in synchronized skating at the Max Bell Centre.

When: Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Centre, Arena 1  – 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary
More Info: Online

Konn3kt Kulture Vol.1

What: This event brings together some of the best of YYC’s up and coming artists, performers, poets and more. Not only will there be an artist showcase, Junction will be resuming normal entertainment at 11:30 pm for club hours.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Junction YYC 628 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bert Kreischer

What: Stand-up star Bert Kreischer brings his Body Shots World Tour to Calgary,

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: Doors 9:30 pm, show 10 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, University of Calgary, Calgary
Tickets: Online

2019 FIS Freestyle Moguls World Cup

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What: More than 100 athletes from 15 different countries will challenge Team Canada in men’s and women’s single moguls. The Canadian contingent is always in medal contention at this event.

When: Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park
More Info: Online, admission free

PEOPLE. A musical journey into the New Year

What: An evening filled with popular tunes from famous American musicals and European operettas. Live piano music by Dmitry Nesterov, a winner of multiple international piano contests; arias and duets performed by George Voitkiv and Irina Vdovina. Including masterpieces like “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Merry Widow”, “The Music Man”, “Funny Girl”, “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, and more.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Woodgreen Presbyterian Church – 12777 Candle Crescent Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

This Little Piggie

What: Inspired by the events of the “Great Plow Up” in the 1930s—which led to what we know as the Dust Bowl—This Little Piggie looks at the price of ambition and the forces that drive it. Follow the struggles of a young pregnant couple as they conspire to survive the harsh economic and environmental realities of the time. Part of High Performance Rodeo.

When: Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Ukrainian Festival

What: Granary Road’s Ukrainian Festival celebrates everything Ukraine. With specialty market vendors, traditional cuisine along side our great mix of food vendors, activities for the kids and more.

When: Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Granary Road – 226066 112th St W MD of Foothills, Calgary
Admission: Free

Annual Celtic Jam for The Cure

What: Every year Ship & Anchor Pub honours friends lost to cancer by informing others of this disease and raising money to help beat it at their Annual Celtic Jam For The Cure. Featuring performances by Nova Scotiables, Morrisseys Private Stock, and Three Finger Shot, donation box by the door, silent auction, drink specials and more.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday, January 13

Library Screening Series – Destiny at New Central Library

What: Calgary Cinematheque presents Library Screening Series, a screening of the film along with a short lecture and guided discussion of its cultural and artistic significance. Destiny by Egyptian director Youssef Chahine tells a story of political intrigue and sectarian tensions revolving around 12th century Arab Andalusian philosopher Averröes.

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: New Central Library — 800 3rd Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes

What: Calgary Flames hit the ice against the Arizona Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Canadians and the Vietnam War

What: This personality based exhibit will relate a range of soldiers’ perspectives on the Vietnam War. Artifacts and oral histories from Canadians who were there will be presented. The central narrative will cover the estimated 40,000 Canadian citizens who enlisted in the US military and fought overseas in the war. Importantly, Canada’s official connection with the war will also be presented – the story of the International Commission of Control and Supervision.

When: Now to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: The Military Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail South West, Calgary
More Info: Online

Kawiarenka z Krakusami

What: Come experience amazing Polish Food at Krakusy Polish Folk Dance Association’ annual Kawiarenka z Krakusami. Taste authentic Polish Cousine like Pierogi and Bigos, as well as some desserts like Pączki and Bułeczki! Zapraszamy.

When: Sunday, January 13, January 20 and January 27, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where:  Krakusy Polish Folk Dance Association – 3015 15 St NE, Calgary
More Info: Online

Lysander Piano Trio

What: The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has developed a reputation for innovative programming of master works from the canon alongside newer works and hidden gems of the repertoire. The ensemble’s busy tour schedule has included performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Princeton Univeristy and Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert series.

When: Sunday, January 13 to Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Sunday), 8 pm (Monday)
Where: The Eckhardt-Gramatté Concert Hall – 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on our Arrow II project.

When: The Second Sunday of every month
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Wedding Fair

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What: Meet over 250 of Calgary and area’s most distinguished wedding professionals offering every product and service needed to make your dream wedding a reality.

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: BMO Centre (Halls A, B & C) – Stampede Park
Tickets: Online

Live Your Prime, With Damien Frost

What: A world premiere from the creative force that brought you Ilsa Queen of the Nazi Love Camp, Calgary, I Love You, But You’re Killing Me, and last year’s Rodeo fan favourite cabaret Moon, Moon, No Moon; comes to an all-new comedic journey that takes you behind the scenes of self-help gurus and the trials of ageing with (or without) grace. If getting old is getting old for you, join Damien Frost, his son Damien Junior and his wife Darlene as they share with you the secrets of how to LIVE YOUR PRIME. In several easy payments, of course.

When: Now to January 19, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BIG SECRET THEATRE #21, 225 8th Ave SE (Second Floor) Arts Commons Calgary
Tickets: Online

Living With Lions and Calling All Captains

What: An all-ages concert with Living With Lions and Calling All Captains. Plus guests Only The Strong, Worst Days Down, and School of Rock Calgary.

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Broken City – 613 11 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Front Row Centre Players presents Evita. Set in Argentina between 1934 and 1952, Evita charts the story of a young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. With one of Lloyd Webber’s most-loved scores, combining Latin, jazz, pop and more traditional influences, Evita is a classic for the ages!

When: Friday, January 11 to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

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