5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, February 16

Feb 16 2017, 5:35 pm

Our wonderful winter warm up is finally here! There’s lots happening in the city today and outdoor activities for you to enjoy once again.

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Life by BalletBoyz

Come see this all-male company that has been named one of the hottest dance companies in the world. They will be performing “Life,” choreographed by internationally acclaimed choreographers Javier de Frutos and Pontus Lidberg, a performance that will explore the world around us with a dynamic energy and cultural artery in their distinguished style of contemporary dance.

  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: February 16 to 18
  • Cost: $19.50-$124

The Audience

If you saw the Netflix Original, “The Crown” you’ll be familiar with the Queen’s famous weekly meeting with the Prime Minster, called an audience. This spectacular performance will replay some of the most famous audience’s throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign, with many familiar political faces making an appearance, such as Churchill, Thatcher, Cameron and more. Take a peak at the woman behind the crown, the most famous and influential yet private woman in the world.

  • Where: Max Bell Theatre – 1201 5 St SW
  • When: January 24 to February 18
  • Cost: $45-$64

Go skating outdoors

Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!

  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Calgary’s favourite, cozy and delicious foodie festival is back for the 6th year in a row! During the entire month of February, be sure to warm up by checking out your favourite cafes, sweet shops and restaurants for their unique spin on everyone’s beloved winter drink. The best part is that a portion of every drink will go towards supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels, an even better reason to indulge in some warm chocolate goodness!

  • Where: At participating locations
  • When: The entire month of February
  • Cost: Price of the Hot Chocolate + $1 will be donated to Meals on Wheels

Wait Until Dark

This adaptation of Frederick Knott’s classic thriller will be sure to send chills down your spine and hold you in captive suspense for the 2 hour duration of the play!

  • Where: The Playhouse – 115, 9th Avenue SE
  • When: January 21 to February 19
  • Cost: $20-$70