19 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:08 am

Looking for something to do this long weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 19 and 21.

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

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Vancouver Canucks.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, February 19  at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Winefest Calgary

  • What: Presented by Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Wine & Spirits, Winefest is an all-inclusive event, meaning that every sip and sample is included in the ticket price, allowing you to try before you buy. Wine experts are available during the event to educate and give suggestions.
  • Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre, Hall E
  • When: Friday, February 19 from 7 to 10 p.m.
    Saturday, February 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $75 to $85

The Kinkonauts 26-Hour Improv Marathon

  • What: Watch a different show every hour, where the Kinkonauts will perform improve for an amazing 26 sleepless hours.
  • Where: The Lab – 112 16 Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, February 20 at 10 p.m.
  • Cost:  Free, but a $10 donation will put you in a draw for a flight anywhere Westjet flies

Project 001: Coming of Age

  • What: A contemporary dance inspired by the classic 1847 novel Jane Eyre and choreographed by Serenella Sol.
  • Where: Art Commons, Big Secret Theatre – 240 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Friday February 19 and 20
  • Cost: $12.50 to $16.50

Indie Game Bash

  • What: A fundraiser for the Calgary Game Developers Association. Get together with friends and make new ones while mashing buttons and yelling at the screen. Must be 18 or older to attend.
  • Where: Sunalta Community Centre – 1627 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, February 20 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Cost: $15 online, and $20 at the door

Coldest Night of the Year

  • What: Canada’s National Walk for Homelessness, Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly event that is aimed to raise money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in over 100 communities across Canada.
  • Where: Main Gathering Space by Food Court – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • When: Saturday, February 20 at 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 registration fee

Classified concert

  • What: Canadian rapper Classified comes to Calgary this February as part of the Greatful Tour, which is taking in 25 different stops across the country.
  • When: Saturday, February 20; Doors at 7 p.m.and show at 8 p.m.
  • Where: University of Calgary, McEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW
  • Price: $30 via Live Nation

Ultimate Race

  • What: Get adventurous and sign up for the Ultimate Race, where you and one other person will join forces to complete puzzles and physical challenges. It’s kind of like the Amazing Race, but in Calgary.
  • Where: City-wide
  • When: Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $120 for a team of two

View 5 visible planets in Calgary

  • What: Over the next month, for the first time in approximately a decade, five planets will be bright enough to see with the naked eye.
  • Where: Out of the city for the best views.
  • When: Now until Saturday, February 20

Calgary Hitmen vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Saturday, February 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Dance on Film

  • What: Join CUFF in collaboration with Dancers’ Studio West (DSW) at the Globe Cinema for an evening filled with dance. Watch two favorite films, local shorts and listen to an artist talk by DWS.
  • Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW
  • When: Saturday, February 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Single Screening: $10 for adults, and $8 for Students, Seniors, CUFF Members
    Double Screening: $15 for adults, and $12 for Students, Seniors, CUFF Members

Glenbow Museum Community Day

  • What: With the support of Chevron Canada, Glenbow is able to offer their second annual free Community Day where Calgarians can enjoy free admission to the museum all day.
  • Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, February 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Hitmen vs Medicine Hat Tigers

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Medicine Hat Tigers.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Sunday, February 21  at 4 p.m
  • Cost: Varies

The Wizard of Oz

  • What: Join Dorothy and the gang on stage, with all of the classic songs and iconic moments, and remember to watch out for the wicked old witch.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 21; Tuesday to Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

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

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

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)
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