20 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 11:06 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 8 and 12.

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

Lunar New Year Celebration 2016

  • What: Celebrate the year of the monkey at Raw Bar with Executive Chef Jan Hansen, Chef de Cuisine Jinhee Lee, and guest Chef Roy Oh of Anju. Ticket includes cocktail featuring Ciroc Vodka, an abundance of tasty eats from five food stations, passed canapes and custom dessert. A cash bar is also available.
  • Where: Raw Bar – 119 12 Avenue SW
  • When: Monday, February 8 from 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $55

Calgary Flames vs. Maple Leafs

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

90 Cent Ski Days at Mt. Norquay

  • What: Mt. Norquay is celebrating its 90 year anniversary and to get you in on the fun they are offering tickets for 90 cents.
  • Where: Mt. Norquay
  • When: Wednesday, February 10, March 9, and April 6
  • Cost: 90 cents

Experts in Education

  • What: Listen to Future of Education and Learning Expert, and award-winning author Michael Horn.
  • Where: Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School – 306 Avenue W
  • When: Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free; register here.

Family Valentine’s Day Crafts and Cookies

  • What: Celebrate family month and Valentine’s Day by making crafts and enjoying refreshments.
  • Where: Southland Leisure Centre – 2000 Southland Drive
  • When: Wednesday, February 10
  • Cost: Free

Adventure Club 2016

  • What: Adventure Club is coming to Banff’s Dancing Sasquatch on Wednesday as a part of their Made In Canada Tour.
  • Where:  Dancing Sasquatch – 120 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • When: Wednesday, February 10
  • Cost: Tickets via Blueprint

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: Wednesday, February 10 to 14
  • Cost: Varies

An Evening with Zadie Smith

  • What: Presented by the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program, British writer Zadie Smith will be coming to the University of Calgary to do a reading and book signing.
  • Where: MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
  • When: Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free


Adults Only Night: Let’s Get Physical

  • What: TELUS Spark is taking a look at love from both the physical and psychological perspectives. With the help of Body Worlds Vital, the team at TELUS Spark can get much more visual.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St Georges Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, February 11
  • Cost: $20

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: Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting from $29

Block Heater: A Winter Music Extravaganza

  • What: Occurring at three live music venues on the Music Mile in Inglewood, throughout the Family Day long weekend, over 20 national and international artists will perform concerts.
  • 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

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

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

Rose Dear

  • What: From February 10 to June 15 Calgary-based artist Nicole Kelly Westman will be showcasing her solo-exhibition, Rose, Dear, as a part of the 2016 Exposure Photography Festival.
  • Where: Eric Harvie Theatre – Lobby West, The Banff Centre
  • When: Wednesday, February 10 to June 5

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

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)

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
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