18 things to do in Calgary this weekend: January 19 to 21

Jan 18 2018, 10:14 pm

Let’s hope this weekend feels as long as that week we just got through, hey?

Spend it checking out these great events and it may feel like it flew right by – but at least the memories will be around forever.

And then it’s only five more days until it’s Friday all over again!

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Friday, January 19

PCL Blues Presents: Mr. Sipp

  • When: January 19 to 20
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Engineered Air Theatre
  • Tickets: Online, $48 to $53

Alberta Ballet Presents: Shaping Sound – After the Curtain 

  • What: Come see a electrifying mash-up of dance styles and music genres in this lively number done under the artistic director of Emmy Award Winner, Travis Wall from ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’ Allow yourself to feel the emotional heartbreak in this uplifting story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the tragic death of his one true love.
  • When: January 19 to 20
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $34 to $144

Experience a Dog Sledding Expedition


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  • What: Cuddle up under a blanket and enjoy the scenery as you glide through the trail or head up your own team of home-bred Canadian huskies – you choose!
  • Where: Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours – 109, 829 Street Canmore or Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions in Canmore

Inner Elder

  • What: Come along on a journey of discovery with Lunch Box Theatre’s new production as part of High Performance Rodeo. This one woman show, created by award-winning Calgary actress Michelle Thrush, uses real moments and real memories to tell the story of how her Grandmother impacted her life as she transforms from a child to an elder throughout the show.
  • When: January 15 to 27
  • Time: 12 pm / 6 pm (depending on the day)
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

SalvEdge Boutique January Sale

  • What: Looking for a new wardrobe to kick-start the new year in? At SalvEdge Boutique’s January sale you can find chic, trendy items that will give you a new look that won’t break the bank. They’re also offering a unique opportunity to get a $500 gift card toward future purchases at the shop. Learn more information on how it works in the store!
  • When: The month of January
  • Time:
    • Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
    • Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday: 12 to 5 pm
  • Where: 1013 17th Avenue SW

Pure ’90s 

  • What: Get your scrunchies, butterfly hair clips and your frosted tips ready because Stage West is bringing back the ’90s and it’s going to be bigger than ever!
  • When: Now to February 4
  • Time: Two hours from start time
  • Where: Stage West Calgary – 727, 42nd Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $119

Saturday, January 20

PSAC Stars and Spurs Gala 

  • What: Join country heartthrob, Brett Kissel, at the 24th annual Stars and Spurs Gala in support of STARS Air Ambulance. Get fancied up and enjoy a champagne reception, plated dinner, dancing, a virtual reality experience, and the opportunity to win big in a live and silent auction.
  • When: Saturday, January 20
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: 20 Roundup Way SW
  • Tickets: Online, $300 to $4000

Watch the Calgary Flames Play the Winnipeg Jets 


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  • What: Cheer on the Flames in a sea of red all the way to the Red Mile!
  • When: Saturday, January 20
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $38 – $234

The Bash 

  • What: Looking to be inspired while planning your magical day? The Bash is known as Calgary’s most trend-setting wedding event where you will have the opportunity to peruse over  30 local vendors such as Pretty Sweet, Distilled Beauty Bar, The Teatro Group, Pearl & Dot, Paperdoll events, and more. The event also features a Village Ice Cream Social and a door prize that includes dinner for two at River Café, a Cookware set from Hudson Bay, and Jewelry from Joanna Bisley.
  • When: January 20 to 21
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: The Hudson – 200 8th Avenue SW (6 floor)
  • TicketsOnline, $31.25 per day

Your Yoga Collective 

  • What: Work on creating the perfect space to clear your heart and mind to properly set your goals and intentions for the New Year in this one day yoga event. You’ll get the opportunity to practice under the guidance of master teachers in two physical yoga practices, a guided meditation, mantra, and more!
  • When: Saturday, January 20
  • Time: Noon to 8 pm
  • Where: Prospect Place – 505 2nd Street SW
  • TicketsOnline, $45 to $65

Frosty’s Birthday 

  • What: “Happy Birthday!!” They were Frosty’s first words, so naturally it would be rude not to celebrate! Join the Calgary Farmers Market for some indoor winter fun, as they raise awareness for Project Warmth and collect donations of winter gear for shelters and families in need throughout the city. Bring a donation of gently used winter clothing and receive a voucher to decorate a doughnut at Jelly Modern, between 10 am and 1 pm. There will also be a live Frosty magic show, photo booth, and more!
  • When: Saturday, January 20
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

Punch and Brunch



  • What: Join Rumble Boxing studio for a 50 minute sweat as you punch it out in the ring, then head over to Trolley 5 for a delicious brunch and complimentary mimosas. This year is all about balance!
  • When: Saturday, January 20
  • Time: 10 am
  • Where: 720 17th Avenue SW
  • TicketsOnline, $30

Brunch at Calcutta Cricket Club 

  • What: As if we needed yet another reason to visit this beautiful space! The turquoise castle that adorns 17th Ave is now serving brunch, and of course they have killed it yet again with their take on traditional Indian infused dishes. From chips and curry to Chai Pancakes and Parsi Akuri, your taste buds be doing a happy dance  as you try each uniquely flavoured dish – paired with a pineapple mimosa of course!
  • When: Weekends
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Calcutta Cricket Club – 340 17th Avenue SW

Sunday, January 21

National Geographic Live: View from Above with Astronaut Terry Virts

  • What:  Join Astronaut Terry Virts and learn about his experience in the International Space Station, where he eventually became the commander and broke a record for taking more photographs than any astronaut that came before him. According to Virt’s, no photo can truly capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise in outer space, but to us his photos capture the magic perfectly!
  • When: January 21 to 22
  • Time: Sunday: 2 pm, Monday: 7 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $37 to $88

Watch the Calgary Hitmen Play Prince Albert

  • What: Come show the Hitmen some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: SundayJanuary 21
  • Time: 4 pm
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $8-$19

Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team vs AMHL

  • What: In the effort to promote grassroots hockey and support the minor hockey league, Canada’s National Women’s Team will be playing 24 games agains the AMHL. Come see them on their road to PyeongChang where they will hopefully bring home their fifth Gold Medal in the Winter Olympic Games.
  • When: January 21 vs Calgary Royals
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Where: Markin MacPhail Centre – WinSport Arena, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Boozy Brunch at Buttermilk Fine Waffles



  • What: Breakfast has just been taken to a whole other level! Enjoy a delicious waffle paired with Spiked Eggnog, a Mimosa (or two) and/or an Irish coffee.
  • When: On now
  • Where: Buttermilk Fine Waffles – 330 17th Avenue SW

Sunday Supper at Royale 

  • What: End the weekend off with a delicious classic French meal rooted in tradition with a contemporary twist!
  • When: Sunday, January 14
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Royale Brasserie  – 730 17th Avenue SW
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