17 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 11:07 am

Looking for something to do this long week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 16 and 19.

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

The Sheepdogs concert

  • What: Canadian classic rock sensations The Sheepdogs are taking their old school musical styling on a tour across Canada in 2016, with stops in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
  • When: Tuesday, February 16; Doors at 7 p.m.; Show at 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Boulevard North West
  • Price: $28.50 via Union Events

Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Minnesota Wild.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Wednesday, February 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Piano Power free concert at the Core

  • What: Honens is showcasing the city’s classical music scene at a free concert at noon in downtown. Listen to three of the world’s most exciting pianists: Luca Buratto, Pavel Kolesnikov, and Samson Tsoy.
  • Where: The CORE Shopping Centre – 324 Eighth Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, February 17 at noon
  • Cost: Free

Funtastic Family Fair

  • What: Come with your whole family, participate in games, face painting, get creative with crafts, and sit back, relax, and be entertained.
  • Where: Village Square Leisure Centre – 2623 56 Street NE
  • When: Wednesday, February 17 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Brahms One: The Love Triangle with Angela Hewitt

  • What: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra presents a rumored tryst between Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann through beautiful live music.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, February 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 to $85

Heritage Park’s Noteworthy Dinner and Music Series

  • What: Feast upon a gourmet four course plated dinner followed by an intimate live concert at Heritage Park.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. (The Little Synagogue; 100th Birthday Musical Celebration)
    Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. (St. Patrick’s Revel)
    Friday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Jazz It Up)
  • Cost: $80

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks

  • What:The Calgary Flames play the Vancouver Canucks.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, February 19  at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Winefest Calgary

  • What: Presented by Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Wine & Spirits, Winefest is an all-inclusive event meaning that every sip and sample is included in the ticket price, allowing you to try before you buy. Wine experts are available during the event to educate and give suggestions.
  • Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre, Hall E
  • When: Friday, February 19 from 7 to 10 p.m.
    Saturday, February 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $75 to $85

The Kinkonauts 26-Hour Improv Marathon

  • What: Watch a different show every hour, where the Kinkonauts will perform improve for an amazing 26 sleepless hours.
  • Where: The Lab – 112 16 Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, February 20 at 10 p.m.
  • Cost:  Free, but a $10 donation will put you in a draw for a flight anywhere Westjet flies

Project 001: Coming of Age

  • What: A contemporary dance inspired by an 1847 novel called Jane Eyrem and choreographed by Serenella Sol.
  • Where: Art Commons, Big Secret Theatre – 240 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Friday February 19 and 20
  • Cost: $12.50 to $16.50

The Wizard of Oz

  • What: Join Dorothy and the gang on stage, with all of the classic songs and iconic moments, and remember to watch out for the wicked old witch.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 21; Tuesday to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

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

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)
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