17 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 10:57 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 11 and 15.

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

[email protected] Pop Ups

  • What: The Calgary Public Library wants to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by hosting [email protected] pop up exhibits that features profiles of Canada’s most intriguing figures.
  • Where: Central, Fish Creek, Crowfoot and, Saddletown library locations
  • When: Monday, January 11 to 23
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks 

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the San Jose Sharks.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Alberta Brewers’ Dinner

  • What: Get to know five of Alberta’s newer breweries during a five-course dinner and beer pairing. You will also have a chance to meet and chat with brewers. Try out beers from the Dandy Brewing Company, Blindman Brewing, Troubled Monk Brewing, Six Corners Brew Works, and Bench Creek Brewing.
  • Where: Tuesday, January 12 at 6 p.m.
  • When: National on 8th – 360 225 8th Avenue
  • Cost: $65

Calgary Flames vs Panthers

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Florida Panthers.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30 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 just 90 cents.
  • Where: Mt. Norquay
  • When: Wednesday, January 13, February 10, March 9, and April 6
  • Cost: 90 cents

Rufus Wainwright in concert

  • What: Rufus Wainwright is a leading singer-songwriter and is noted as a versatile and multi-talented composer, singer, actor, and author.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • When: Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $45

10 at 10 Hiphop Culture Showcase vol. 52

  • What: The first 10 at 10 Hiphop Culture Showcase of 2016 takes place this week giving you the chance to watch 10 hiphop gurus at Commonwealth Bar.
  • Where: Commonwealth Bar – 731 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, January 13 at 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Calgary Whisky Festival 2016

  • What: Presented by the MS Society of Canada, the Calgary Whisky Festival, which boasts Brand Ambassadors and whisky sampling stations, benefits the MS Society of Canada – Calgary & Area Chapter.
  • When: Thursday, January 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Arts Commons (formerly known as the Epcor Centre) – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Cost: Priced at $99 per person and can be purchased online here

Adults Only Night: Party with Parasites

  • What: You have an opportunity to learn all about the parasites that live in and around us. The University of Calgary will host the Parasite Interaction Program.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. Georges Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, January 14 from 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Nerd Nite Calgary

  • What: Drink beer and learn something new at Nerd Nite Calgary. This month’s topics are “Cancer and DNA”, “Vision and frickin’ laser beams” and “Why it’s so hard to find ET?”.
  • Where: The Wild Rose Brewery Taproom in Currie Barracks – #2 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW
  • When: Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Tickets are currently sold out but you can sign up for the waitlist on Eventbrite.

Calgary Home Expo 2016

  • What: Celebrating 45 years, the Calgary Home Expo features exhibitors from around the world, providing a dizzying array of services and products.
  • When: Friday, January 15 to Sunday, January 17
  • Where: BMO Center, Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
  • Cost: $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors

Ghost River Theatre’s Tomorrow’s Child

  • What: One-of-a-kind Tomorrow’s Child is an adaptation from the sci-fi giant Ray Bradbury, and is presented to a blindfolded audience using the latest in sound technology.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: January 12 to 17
  • Cost: $30

Shaping Sound

  • What: The Alberta Ballet brings an exciting combination of different dance styles together in this contemporary performance.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, January 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $29

High Performance Rodeo

  • What: The High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, hosting theatre, music, etc. It is the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Until January 31
  • Cost: Varies


  • What: Tyler Klein Longmire has created a series of animated portraits of the One Yellow Rabbit performance ensemble to make an animated film. This series was inspired by Andy Warhol’s screen tests.
  • Where: Arts Commons, Laycraft Lounge – 225 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Sunday, January 31; Tuesday to Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

80 Solid Gold 2: A Musical Revue

  • What: Stage West is back to perform all of the top influential new wave pop and rock songs in this second part of their show.
  • Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Avenue SE
  • When: Now through until February 7
  • Cost: Varies

Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Modern Family Vacation

  • What: Enjoy a dinner theatre play about a couple that decide to go on a Titanic II cruise for their anniversary only for their family to decide to come along too. Nothing could go wrong right?
  • Where: Jubilations – 1002 37 Street SW
  • When: Now until February 14
  • Cost: $70 to $80 for adult; $48 for Students and Seniors; $34 for children
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