19 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 11:02 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between January 29 and 31.

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

Billy of Oz

  • What: The 18th Annual Bill Brooks Prostate Cancer Benefit is happening at Hotel Arts this Friday. 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

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

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

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

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: Now until January 30 from 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Cost: $45 to $100

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest launch

  • What: Kick off the 5th Annual Hot Chocolate Fest with free hot chocolate samples, a showcase of participating vendors and the official “inaugural sip” to commence the festival.
  • Where: Calgary Farmer’ Market – 510 77 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, January 30 at 11 a.m.

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

  • What: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, often referred to as MBF, is a touring Calgary native who has achieved a great deal of success across North America performing in a slew of different venues and festivals.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, January 30th, 2016 / Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $26.10 to $33.60

Silver Springs 10th Annual LEGO Competition

  • What: View LEGO at its best, with models made by people in the Silver Springs community ages two to 102. For those who love LEGO, why not join in the LEGO Competition? Space is limited so get your entry in early.
  • Where: 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW
  • When: Saturday, January 30

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: Saturday, January 30 to Monday, February 29
  • Where: Various venues

SoundWave Edmonton 2016

  • What: One of the world’s largest indoor beach parties returns with SoundWave at West Edmonton Mall.
  • When: Saturday, January 30
  • Where: West Edmonton Mall – 8882 170 Street North West, Edmonton
  • Price: $62.95 (Advanced password: JACKED)

Haircuts By Children

  • What: Are you a brave soul? Over the weekend children, aged 8 to 12, trained by professionals are cutting hair for free at a pop-up salon in Eau Claire Market.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market
  • When: Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31 at 12 p.m.
  • Cost: Free, just remember to book an appointment

World Wetlands Day

  • What: Celebrate the importance of the wetlands by getting an up-close view of these habitats. Visitors can also go on a themed scavenger hunt, learn how wetlands improve the quality of our water, and provide valuable habitat for plants and wildlife.
  • Where: Devonian Gardens – 400 317 7th Avenue SW
  • When: Sunday, January 31 at 1 to 3 p.m.
  • 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

Calgary Hitmen vs Brandon Wheat Kings

  • What: The Calgary Hitmen face the Brandon Wheat Kings.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Sunday, January 31 at 4 p.m.
  • 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: Sunday, January 31, and Sunday, February 7
  • Cost: $25

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: 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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