17 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:00 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 22 and 24.

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

Cardboard Sled Derby

  • What: Build a sled out of cardboard using only tape, string, garbage bags, glue, and, of course, cardboard, then race it down the mountain to win great prizes.
  • Where: Mt. Norquay – in the Tube Park
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Japan Film Festival

  • What: The Consulate of Japan in Mount Royal University and Calgary Japanese language Program Present two Japanese films, Brave Story and ROBO-G, at Mount Royal University.
  • Where: Jenkins Theatre, Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 4:10 and 6:10 p.m.

Calgary Hitmen vs. Moose Jaw Warriors

  • What: Calgary Hitmen play the Moose Jaw Warriors.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Thomas Gold

  • What: Berlin-based DJ and producer Thomas Gold comes to Calgary.
  • When: Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m.
  • Where: The Marquee Room – 612 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: $20 – buy online

Fis Ski Cross World Cup

  • What: 130 of the world’s best skiers will be competing for the $40,000 prize over the weekend.
  • Where: Nakiska Ski Resort
  • When: Friday, January 22 and 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

REVV52 Unplugged

  • What: Hear a cappella and acoustic tribute on some of the most recognized songs of New York City from performers like Billy Joel, FUN, and Carly Simon during REVV52’s Unplugged.
  • Where: Mount Royal University’s new Bella Concert Hall
  • When: Now until Saturday, January 23
  • Cost: $27.50, $37.50 and $100

Project Warmth Day 2016

  • What: Join Strategic Group and the Calgary Farmers’ Market for Project Warmth Day. They will be collecting warm clothing donations for the Project Warmth Society of Alberta. Coffee, provided by Perk n Beans and Totalitea, and Jelly Modern donuts will be given to those who donate for free!
  • Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Avenue SE 
  • When: Saturday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

  • What: Focused on contemporary dance works this dance troupe showcases a brand new piece developed during a performance residency at the Banff Centre.
  • Where: Margaret Greenham Theatre, Banff Centre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
  • When: Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Johny Lang

  • What: Johny Lang plays at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino.
  • Where: 1000, 11500 35 Street SE
  • When: Saturday, January 23 at 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $80

The Bash

  • What: Calgary’s newest wedding event is here, and it’s not your typical wedding event. They are showcasing some of the most innovative and trend-setting wedding creatives you can find in Calgary.
  • Where: 1215 10 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, January 23 at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Calgary Hitmen vs. Swift Current Broncos

  • What: Calgary Hitmen play the Swift Current Broncos.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Saturday, January 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

50@150 Pop Ups

  • What: The Calgary Public Library wants to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by hosting pop up exhibits that features profiles of Canada’s most intriguing figures.
  • Where: Central, Fish Creek, Crowfoot and, Saddletown library locations
  • When: Now until January 23
  • Cost: Free

High Performance Rodeo

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

Soup for Syrians

  • What: This three-day soup-a-thon is set 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: January 24, 31, and February 7
  • Cost: $25

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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