18 things to do in Calgary this long weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:07 am

Looking for something to do this long weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 12 and 15.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Calgary Hitmen vs. Red Deer Rebels

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Red Deer Rebels.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Block Heater: A Winter Music Extravaganza

  • What: Throughout the Family Day long weekend, more than 20 national and international artists will perform concerts at three live music venues on the Music Mile in Inglewood.
  • Where: Festival Hall – 1215 10 Avenue SE
    Inglewood Music Club – 1401 10 Avenue SE
    Ironwood Stage and Grill – 1229 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, February 12 to 14
  • Cost: Varies

The Perfect Pair Brewmasters Dinner with Wild Rose Brewery

  • What: Feast on a five-course meal prepared by Chef Mel Lafleur, paired with five beers from Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewery.
  • Where: The Libertine Public House – 223 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, February 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $55

Dynamic Directions

  • What: A contemporary and neo-classical ballet featuring visionary work from three of Canada’s best known dance makers; Aszure Barton, Wen Wei Wang, and Yukichi Hattori.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting from $29

2016 Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Carnival

  • What: Celebrate the Year of the Monkey over four weekends from January 30 and 31 to February 20 and 21 featuring everything from traditional dances to markets.
  • Where: 197 First Street SW
  • When: Friday, February 13, 20 and 21
  • Cost: Free admission


Calamity Town

  • What: Set in the 1940s, Calamity Town follows writer, Ellery Queen who has come to the seemingly charming town of Wrightsville looking for some fodder for his next murder mystery.
  • Where: The Playhouse BD&P Mystery Theatre Series – 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 21
  • Cost: Starting at $29

The Little Prince – The Musical

  • What: Based on the book by Antoine de Saint and adapted by Nicholas Lloyd Webber and James D. Reid, The Little Prince – the Musical will capture your imagination.
  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 220 9 Avenue SE Calgary
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 28
  • Cost: Varies

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

  • What: During February, participating Calgary cafes and restaurants craft some of the best and unique hot chocolates to support Calgary Meals on Wheels.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until Monday, February 29
  • Cost: Prices vary

Exposure Photography Festival 2016

  • What: In a world of camera phones and Instagram, the art of photography has fallen by the wayside. The Exposure Photography Festival hopes to help change that.
  • When: Now until Monday, February 29
  • Where: Various venues

Canmore Winter Festival: World Cup Edition

  • What: Celebrate the season and a popular community tradition for more than 20 years at the Canmore Winter Festival. A total of two World Cup events will be a part of the carnival along with 45 days of non-stop fun including events like, snow sculpting, ice carving, and Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt races.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until March 13
  • Cost: Varies

Winterpalooza Calgary 2016

  • What: Each year, the winter bike festival brings unique events but, there are several events you can always count on, like the winter bike scavenger hunt, the annual polar run, and the photo booth.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 14
  • Cost: Varies

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)


Valentines 2016

Checkmate, My Sweet Valentine

  • What: Come enjoy as a Check Mate Dating Service client during this dinner theatre play, and find out a surprise to someone’s “happily ever after” fairy tale.
  • Where: The Barracks at Fort Calgary – 750 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, February 14 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $90

Valentine’s Day with Mr. Gorgeous

  • What: The Garter Girls present their annual Valentines celebration for an extended two-nights, with international guest star Mr. Gorgeous, also known as the King of Burlesque.
  • Where: The Engineered Air Theatre – 205 Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, February 12 and 13 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $43, and $60 for VIP

Cinnamon Heartbreak Cabaret

  • What: Join Theatre Encounter’s fifth year of sexy, Valentine fun, with burlesque from the Rhinestone Affair followed by Rockability beats with Stickshift Suiside.
  • Where: Distortion Live Music Venue – 3828 Macleod Trail SW
  • When: Sunday, February 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $25

MARKET COLLECTIVE: All You Need is Love!

  • What: Buy something new or just browse around with your sweetheart at this independent market. They are showcasing works of local artists, artisans and musicians.
  • When: Friday, February 12 to 14; Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1 St. SW
  • Cost: $5

That’s Amore! Calgary Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Calgary Farmers’ Market transforms into a romantic getaway with flowers, checkered cloths, and lots of Valentine’s Day hearts everywhere. Enjoy a roaming musical quartet, make fruit flower Valentine’s with Poppy Innovations, and play around a little at their photo booth.
  • Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Ave SE
  • When: Sunday, February 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Couples Therapy: Oyster Shucking Lession with Rodney Himself

  • What: Get a romantic nibble in with an oyster shucking lesson, where each couple gets two glasses of bubbly, two pints of beer, an oyster knife and 18 oysters to take home.
  • Where: Oysters Rodney’s House – 355 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Sunday February 14 from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $50



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