17 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 10:59 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 18 and 22.

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

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Calgary for 2016

  • What: The Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival will be showcasing the best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Calgary.
  • Where: Roza Theatre, University of Calgary – 2500 University Drive NW and
    John Dutton Theatre – 616 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Monday, January 18 to Sunday, January 31
  • Cost: $25 for adults, and $20 for seniors and children

Blue Rodeo

  • What: Canadian band, Blue Rodeo will be coming to Calgary on the cross-Canada tour for two-days.
  • Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW, Calgary
  • When: Monday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 19
  • Cost: Tickets via Live Nation

Snow Angel

  • What: Quest Theatre is kicking off their first International Tour with a free public performance of Snow Angel at Calgary’s Municipal Complex Atrium in City Hall.
  • Where: Calgary’s Municipal Complex Atrium, City Hall – 800 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Wednesday, January 20 at noon
  • Cost: Free

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
  • When: Tuesday, January 19 to Sunday, February 28
  • Cost: Varies

Crowchild Classic

  • What: The Crowchild Classic is an annual competition between the University of Calgary Dinos and the Mount Royal University Cougars in CIS regular season games across men’s and women’s hockey, soccer, and volleyball.
  • When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 — Women’s at 5 p.m. / Men’s at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Cost: Free with valid student ID

A Taste of India

  • What: Learn great Indian food recipes, and how to make them from scratch. During the class you will prepare a multi-course meal including garam masala, vegetable and spice raita, tofu butter masala, and more.
  • Where: Roni’s Kitchen – 703 23 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, January 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $60

Wartime Beer and Bingo

  • What: Enjoy local beer and playing the old-time classic game of Bingo, just like the Canadian Women’s Army Corps did during their downtime.
  • Where: Lougheed House – 707 13th Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $8 for members, and $20 for non-members

Professional Series, Dance

  • What: The School of Creative and Performing Arts presents works by dance faculty Marie France Forcier and Melanie Kloetzel as a part of the Professional Series, Dance.
  • Where: University Theatre – 210 University Court NW
  • When: Thursday, January 21 to 23 at 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors

Calgary Hitmen vs Moose Jaw Warriors

  • What: Calgary Hitmen play the Moose Jaw Warriors.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Cardboard Sled Derby

  • What: Build a sled out of cardboard using nothing but tape, string, garbage bags, glue, and cardboard, and then race it down the mountain to win great prizes.
  • Where: Mt. Norquay, Banff – in the Tube Park
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Thomas Gold

  • What: Berlin-based DJ and producer Thomas Gold comes to Calgary.
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m.
  • Where: The Marquee Room – 612 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: $20 – buy online

Fis Ski Cross World Cup

  • What: 130 of the world’s best skiers will be competing for the $40,000 prize over the weekend.
  • Where: Nakiska Ski Resort
  • When: Friday, January 22 to 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Japan Film Festival

  • What: The Consulate of Japan in Mount Royal University and Calgary Japanese language Program Present two Japanese films, Brave Story and ROBO-G, at Mount Royal University.
  • Where: Jenkins Theatre, Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 4:10 p.m. and 6:10 p.m.

50@150 Pop Ups

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

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: Now 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

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 to 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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