18 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:05 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between February 5 and 7.

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

Chris D’Elia Calgary 2016 show

  • What: Coming off of his recently completed first multi-city, cross-country standup tour, Under No Influence, D’Elia will be in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.
  • Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive
  • When: Friday, February 5. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $39.50, you can buy them at Ticketbreak.com

Valentine Piñata Workshop

  • What: Have fun while creating a festive addition to a Valentine’s Day party or a cheerful decoration for your home in this workshop led by Amber Sandmoen-Vanee.
  • Where: Loft 112 – 535 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Friday, February 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $75

Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets

  • What: Calgary Flames play the Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, February 5  at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies


  • What: Spend an evening at the Glenbow to support the museum. For one night the Glenbow is transformed into a party space, with local performers, incredible food and cutting-edge music.
  • Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, February 6 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $250

Calgary Roughnecks vs Georgia Swarm

  • What: The Calgary Roughnecks play the Georgia Swarm. It’s also Superhero night, so break out your favourite costume as prizes will be handed out to the best costumes.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Saturday, February 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

The Peking Acrobats

  • What: Known all around the world for their daring stunts and performances, the Peking Acrobats bring contortionists, jugglers, trick-cyclists, and gymnasts. A perfect way to spend the year of the Monkey and to top it all off live music performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing.
  • Where: Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, February 6, 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $30

CRR XC Grand Prix #8, 31rst Annual Nose Hill (4K, 8K)

  • What: Run the CRR XC Grand Prix number 8 for their 31rst annual Nose Hill run.
  • Where: Nose Hill Park, Brisebois Drive entrance Brisebois Drive & John Laurie Boulevard NW
  • When: Saturday, February 6 at 11:45 a.m.
  • Cost: $8 for Calgary Roadrunner members; $12 for all other runners. Register here

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

  • What: For a second year in a row Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival is coming to Calgary thanks to the Calgary International Film Festival, TIFF, Globe Cinema and Rileys. The Film Festival features highlights of the best in 2015 Canadian Cinema.
  • Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 7
  • Cost: $10; shareable five-pack $40

Calgary Boat and Sportmen’s Show 2016

  • What: Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, the show plays host to all aspects of the outdoor lifestyle like boating, off-roading, fishing, hiking, camping adventure, destination travel location and more.
  • Where: Stampede BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 7
  • Cost: $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for kids

Soup for Syrians

  • What: This is the last day of the soup-a-thon that aims to provide over 5,000 servings of soup for the Syrian families arriving in Calgary. Help welcome our new friends by making them a warm meal.
  • Where: Bow Valley College – 332 6 Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, February 7
  • Cost: $25

2016 Chinese New Year Ten Course Banquet

  • What: Celebrate your hard work, relax and hang out with your family all while wishing for a lucky and prosperous coming year at this Chinese New Year banquet.
  • Where: Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant and Lounge – 328 Centre Street SE
  • When: Sunday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $50 per person


2016 Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Carnival

  • What: Celebrate the Year of the Monkey over four weekends from January 30 and 31 to February 20 and 21 featuring everything from traditional dances to markets.
  • Where: 197 First Street SW
  • When: February 7, 13, 20 and 21
  • Cost: Free admission

Calamity Town

  • What: Set in the 1940s, Calamity Town follows writer, Ellery Queen who has come to the seemingly charming town of Wrightsville looking for some fodder for his next murder mystery.
  • Where: The Playhouse BD&P Mystery Theatre Series – 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Now until Sunday, February 21
  • Cost: Starting at $29

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

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)

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
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