16 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 11:01 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 25 and 29.

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

Mappy Hour

  • What: Winter putting a cramp in your running style? With the most recent entry in the free Mappy Hour speaker series, you’ll have all the tips and tricks you need to get back in shape for the trails.
  • When: Monday, January 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Village Brewery – 5000 12a Street SE
  • Price: Free

Latin Jazz

  • What: Montuno West, Alberta’s newest Latin-Jazz Ensemble, brings high energy music through their instrumental compositions.
  • Where: University Theatre – 230 University Court NW
  • When: Monday, January 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 for adults, and $18 for students and seniors

Calgary Flames games vs Nashville Predators

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Nashville Predators.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Cheese 101: Beyond the Basics

  • What: Taking you beyond Cheddar and Mozzarella, this event will walk you through artisan counterparts and lesser-known cheese cousins.
  • Where: Janice Beaton Fine Cheese – 1017 16 Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, January 27 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $59

The Brakemen Foundation 2nd Annual Celebrity Chef Showdown

  • What: Head chefs from the Brakemen Foundation will face each other during a live cooking competition, in support of Brown Bagging for Calgary’s kids.
  • Where: 319 5 Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, January 28 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $112

The BIG Winter Classic

  • What: BIG is a large winter music festival where some of the best and funniest people get together to perform, drink, and play. The BIG Winter Classic brings you, Mounties, Guantanamo, Baywatch, The Wet Secrets and more.
  • Where: Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW
    Last Best Brewing & Distilling – 607 11 Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, January 28 to 30 from 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Cost: $45 to $100

Banff’s Big Taste

  • What: Watch the action as Banff’s top chefs prepare unique dishes. Enjoy a taste of exclusive Canadian and international wines, and the latest craft beers too.
  • Where: Maple Leaf Grill and Lounge – 137 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • When: Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 for entry, and $3 to $6 for samples

Calgary RV Expo & Sale

  • What: Find an RV that fits your style and your wallet during the Calgary RV Expo. See over 400 models featuring the latest 2016 RV inventory.
  • Where: BMO Centre – Stampede Park
  • When: Thursday, January 28 from 1 to 10 p.m.
    January 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Sunday, January 31
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 for youth, $35 for families and free for children 12 and under

Calgary Hitmen vs Prince Albert

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Prince Albert Raiders
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

1st Annual Kick Off to Québec Carnival Fête

  • What: The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society Historical BVR 1873 and Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant present an Evening of festivities and delicious foods in Fish Creek Provincial Park.
  • Where: Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE
  • When: Friday, January 29 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $125

Billy of Oz

  • What: The 18th Annual Bill Brooks Prostate Cancer Benefit is happening at Hotel Arts. Enjoy this Wizard of Oz themed cocktail party all while supporting the fight against prostate cancer.
  • Where: Hotel Arts – 119 12 Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $300

High Performance Rodeo

  • What: The High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, hosting theatre, and music, and 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

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
    John Dutton Theatre – 616 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: Now until January 31
  • Cost: $20

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 begins with a pilot who crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert and will capture your imagination.
  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 220 9 Avenue SE Calgary
  • When: January 19 to February 28
  • 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: January 16 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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