15 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 10:55 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 4 and 8.

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

Winter CARnival

  • What: Gather your friends and family for the Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum. There will be activities, games and challenges designed for the family.
  • Where: Heritage Park, Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Monday, January 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $10.50, $8.25 Senior (65+), $6.50 Youth (7 to 14), $5.25 for children (3 to 6) and free for ages two and under

Calgary Flames vs Tampa Bay Lightning

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Beer 101 by Wild Rose

  • What: Let’s face it, some of us are still a little confused about beer. This educational event will give you a tasting of Wild Rose’s Core 6 Brands, and at the end you will receive a 16 ounce Wild Rose Pint Glass.
  • Where: Wild Rose Taproom – 4580 Quesnay Wood Dr SW
  • When: Wednesday, January 6 from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $29

Watch hockey’s World Junior Championship

  • What: Sit, have a pint, and watch a game at various bars and pubs around Calgary.
  • Where: Various venues. Check spots to watch the Championship here.
  • When: Now until Wednesday, January 6

High Performance Rodeo

  • What: The High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, hosting theatre, music, and more. It is the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Thursday, January 7 to 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: Thursday, January 7 to 31; Tuesday to Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

evalyn parry’s SPIN

  • What: Go on an innovative and live musical journey about women, cycling, and liberation.
  • Where: Alberta Theatre Projects, Martha Cohen Theatre – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: January 7 to 10; Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with admission to evalyn parry’s SPIN

Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Arizona Coyotes.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Thursday, January 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

The Fab Four

  • What: A tribute band, the Fab Four, will cover top hits such as “Hey Jude,” “Help,” and more.
  • Where: Grey Eagle Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive
  • When: Friday, January 8 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $39

Calgary Hitmen vs Vancouver Giants

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Vancouver
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Friday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Lion’s Festival of Lights

  • What: Drive by or walk by this Festival of Lights designed by Dean McKenzie, if you’re stopping by bring your sled as there is a small hill behind the lights. The Lion’s Festival of Lights is now considered 99% green with 115,000 LED light bulbs.
  • Where: 14th Street NW, Calgary
  • When: Now until Friday, January 8 at 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Lurrie Bell

  • What: A passionate musician, Lurrie Bell, has been playing guitar since the age of five and has been noted as a favorite among festivals and clubs from around the world.
  • Where: Arts Commons, Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $42

The 2016 Motorcycle Show

  • What: A new event is occurring every day from stunting to drag racing and is perfect for those who are into motorcycles. See all of the latest products, services, and gear while touring around.
  • Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When: Friday, January 8 to 10; Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $14 for adults, $10 for kids (6 to 14) and $11 for seniors (over 65)

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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