18 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:09 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 26 and 28.

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

Asian Night Market

  • What: Featuring traditional Asian style street food and drinks, this market is sure to give you an experience you won’t soon forget. Also remember to bring cash, as this is a cash only event.
  • Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association – 1320 5 Avenue NW
  • When: Friday, February 26 at 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: free for club members, and $3 for non club members

Calgary Hitmen vs Victoria Royals

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen play the Victoria Royals.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, February 26  at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

A Habit for Humanity Fundraiser featuring The Wardens

  • What: A family-friendly fundraiser that starts off at 5:30 p.m. for a chilli supper followed by a concert featuring The Wardens, a three person Banff based musical group.
  • Where: Woodcliff United Church – 5010 Spruce Drive SW
  • When: Friday, February 26 at 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Supper tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (6-12 years). Children under 6 are free. Concert tickets are $20.

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

  • What: Presented by the Calgary Blues Music Association, Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest is held at various locations and features a wide variety of events including concerts, workshops, and parties.
  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Now until Saturday, February 27
  • Tickets: Available online through the Calgary Blues Music Association

Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators

  • What: The Calgary Flames play the Ottawa Senators.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Infected Mushroom

  • What: Join Infected Mushroom, with special guest Randy Seidman, on their cvii Animatronica Live Tour stopping at Marquee Beer Market and Stage.
  • Where: Marquee Beer Market and Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail S
  • When: Saturday, February 27 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Cost: $35

SoundOff III

  • What: SoundOff III is an industry showcase and networking event where agents, promoters, publicists, managers, and supervisors will come together to discover new talent and help bolster their journey in the music industry.
  • Where: Commonwealth Bar and Stage – 731 10 Ave SW
    Ironwood Stage and Grill – 1229 9 Ave SE
    The Gateway at SAIT – 1301 16 Ave NW
  • When: Now until Saturday, February 27
  • Cost: Tickets available on Ticketfly


24th Annual $100 Film Festival

  • What: The only celluloid-based film festival, where the idea is to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8 tailoring to the cost of $100.
  • Where: Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Saturday, February 27
  • Cost: Varies

The Reel Fun Film Festival

  • What: The Reel Fun Festival is a non-profit organization that brings filmmaking to youth and families. Most of the movies can’t be experienced anywhere else, and many of them are exclusive premiers.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 28
  • Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children (4-17)

The Learned Ladies

  • What: Look into the world of scholarly pretension and the education of women in 17th Century France during this celebrated playwright of the neoclassical period.
  • Where: University Theatre – 210, University Court NW
  • When: Now until Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors

Calgary Home + Garden Show 2016

  • What: The Calgary Home + Garden Show is known as a trusted resource for home improvement projects.
  • Where: BMO Centre & Corral, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When:  February 25 to 26
    Friday, February 26 from noon to 9 p.m.
    Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Sunday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $16 for adults ($13 online), $13 for seniors ( $10 online, $7 Friday before 5 p.m.), and free for children under 12

Calgary Roughnecks vs Saskatchewan Rush

  • What: The Calgary Roughnecks play the Saskatchewan Rush.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Cowtown Cabaret

  • What: Cowtown Cabaret is a night for the young at heart and is an evening full of variety.
  • Where: Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave SE
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 28  at 7:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $38 for adults; $20 for students

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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