calgary Events

Friday January 18th, 2019

Toasty Toes

Jan 5 - Feb 28

Get ready to donate your hats, toques, scarves, mitts, gloves, socks and NEW underwear for the Toasty Toes Sock Collection program! All sizes and types suitable from babies to adults. Items can be new or used (except for underwear). Donations will be given directly to the Calgary Drop-In Centre and Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Drop off your donations… Full details 

Winter Birding Course

Jan 7 - Mar 31

Learn about the variety of bird species in Fish Creek Provincial Park and other natural areas within Calgary through the Friends of Fish Creek Winter Birding Course. In the winter months, birds are much easier to see since the deciduous trees have shed their leaves, there are fewer species present and they often occur in… Full details 

Elliptical – The Alberta Society of Artists

Jan 10 - Mar 5

The Alberta Society of Artists presents the artwork of Errol Lee Fullen. Errol Lee Fullen has maintained a professional art practice for over 40 years. In addition to creating solo collections, Errol has worked extensively with architects, designers, consultants and collectors on public, corporate and private commissions. Although he works predominantly as a painter, Errol… Full details 

Theater Calgary – Boom X

Jan 15 - Feb 10

Rick Miller returns to Theatre Calgary after his sold out run of BOOM in 2016 with the world premiere of BOOM X! Picking up where BOOM left off at Woodstock in ’69, Rick time travels by way of multimedia up to 1995. Some classic BOOM characters reappear (Elvis gets fat, Lennon gets shot, and Reagan gets elected), but the focus moves from his mother to his own story…. Full details 

Café Daughter – Alberta Theatre Projects

Jan 15 - Jan 27

In 1950’s small town Saskatchewan, nine-year-old half-Chinese, half-Cree Yvette Wong struggles to find her in place in a small-minded community until an unexpected ally helps set her on a path that’s destined for greatness. Inspired by the life of Chinese-Canadian and Cree Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter tells an uplifting story of finding… Full details 

Alberta Ballet – Ballet BC

Jan 18 - Jan 19

Re-discover Ballet BC in its triumphant return to the Jubilee stage after a 10-year hiatus, showcasing premiere Canadian talent in this tantalizing triple bill. With its fresh take on a traditional art form, brilliantly fusing ballet and modern dance, the company’s provocative choreography has exploded onto the world stage to great acclaim. Ballet BC’s Artistic… Full details 

Cheesecake Burlesque!

Jan 18

Armed with a sassy-silliness and a g-force of glitter, the Cheesecake Burlesque girls pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in! The group incorporates much of the old satirical and extravaganza elements of the old-style burlesque with their own modern twist. The Cheesecakes are multi… Full details 

Frosty’s Birthday

Jan 19

Laugh and Play with Frosty at the Calgary Farmers’ Market! In partnership with Strategic Group & Project Warmth*, they’ll be having a celebration with the jolly happy soul on Saturday, January 19th from 10am – 2pm. Activities: 10am-1pm: Take a donation of gently used winter clothing to the market to ensure everyone stays warm this… Full details 

The Bash

Jan 19 - Jan 20

Refining the wedding show experience, The Bash is back on January 19 & 20, 2019 for its fourth year, introducing the modern couple to the most innovative and trend-setting vendors, while avoiding the sea of booths and crowds at traditional shows. Get your tickets before October 31st for early bird pricing AND a swag bag!… Full details 

Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Buddy Holly’s Happy Days

Jan 19 - Mar 16

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Buddy Holly’s Happy Days, on stage from January 19 – March 16. Come back with us to those Happiest of Days… the 1950’s! The gang is all here, Richie Cunningham, the Fonz, and of course their best pal Buddy Holly. What? You didn’t know that the legendary Rock and Roll pioneer was friends with Ritchie Cunningham and the gang?!? He was their best Buddy!! Full details 

Sin & Gin Soiree Cabaret – Chinook Shakedown

Jan 20

Sin & Gin is filled with Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Dance, Cabaret and more! This month we are ringing in the new year with a little ‘Chinook Shakedown!’ This is a perfect evening for your event – Birthdays, Anniversaries, Bachelor/Bachelorettes, and anything that you want to do to take a break and escape. Be ready to… Full details 

Spidey – Make Believe: Magic of your mind

Jan 21

Spidey has captivated the minds of people around the world with his tours across North America, eight international TV shows and 10+ million online viewers. He was named US Mentalist of the Year in 2017 and has performed for major celebrities. Spidey will perform his much-anticipated mind-reading show that has been a success on NBC,… Full details 

Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio

Jan 23

We know Airdrie loves guitar shows and this amazing show features six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US). The California Guitar Trio (CGT) and the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-six-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend… Full details 

Revv52: Legends Concert

Jan 24 - Jan 26

Join us for a night of sensational music as Revv52 presents LEGENDS: The People, The Places, The Performances. In a season-long tribute to some of the most memorable performances in the history of pop and rock music, we are taking the music of the greats and reimagining it with that unique Revv52 twist. The Beatles,… Full details 

Friends of We Care Bowling Challenge

Jan 25

Be a sport… Literally!  Sports is the We Care 2019 National bowling theme and we want you to be part of the team! Favorite sport? Favorite team?  Favorite athlete?  Lace up your runners, strap on the pads, or don your best jersey. It’s time to raise funds to help kids with disabilities enjoy their favorite… Full details 

Dance ProSeries II

Jan 25 - Jan 26

Faculty members Marie France Forcier and Melanie Kloetzel present an exciting split bill with new works as part of ProSeries II. Returning to performance following a three-year hiatus, Marie France Forcier will be premiering two new solos by nationally celebrated and internationally recognized choreographers Linnea Swan and Brandy Leary. The Faustian Chronicles: Part I, The… Full details 

Tribute to Craft Spirits Festival

Jan 26 - Jan 27

This winter, TRIBUTE is bringing a craft spirits festival to Banff & Lake Louise! From January 16-27 2019, the TRIBUTE TO CRAFT SPIRITS FESTIVAL will feature the best craft distilleries from Alberta and British Columbia, as well as showcase the local cocktail and food scene, with special cocktail menus at participating restaurants. The main event… Full details 

Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Jan 26 - Feb 24

Sidney Bruhl is languishing in his Connecticut home, struggling to overcome a bout of writer’s block that has seen his Broadway success turn to near bankruptcy. But the answer may have just arrived when Sidney receives a fantastic script written by his former student, Clifford Anderson. Anderson just wants his mentor’s opinion but Sidney will… Full details 

Alberta Night

Jan 26

Don’t miss the Bow Valley Music Club’s Alberta Night – their annual Food Bank Drive Show featuring The Amelie Patterson Trio, The Travelling Mabels, and Scott Cook & The Second Chances. Amelie Patterson, Banff’s first female Poet Laureate, is known for her clear, strong, engaging voice and catchy up-tempo songs. Scott Cook is a world-travelled roots balladeer who writes songs to change… Full details 

Bruce McCulloch with special guest Cathy Jones

Jan 27

Alberta-born Bruce McCulloch is a 3-time Emmy Nominee for his work on the infamous Canadian classic sketch comedy show, The Kids in the Hall. As a director, he has helmed episodes of series including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Schitt’s Creek and Trailer Park Boys and wrote and starred in Young Drunk Punk, a biographical series that celebrated… Full details 

Luminous Voices Community Sing II

Jan 30

Generously supported by the Rozsa Foundation, Luminous Voices will be hosting another free singing workshops to general public. “Luminous Voices Community Sing II” will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 between 3:30-5:00PM at the Performance Hall of Calgary New Central Library (800 – 3 Street SE, Calgary). Come learn few excerpts from Luminous Voices’ next concert’s program and sing along,… Full details 

Fakes News Live!

Jan 30

“TALES (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling) has operated since 1982 as a non-profit organization promoting the tradition of oral storytelling. We are storytellers, story listeners, writers, interpreters, speakers, entrepreneurs, teachers, curators, librarians, ministers, educators, and parents – anyone who celebrates the art of storytelling!” TALES presents, Fake News Live, a Storycafe, Wednesday, January 30th at… Full details 

What’s up With Rodents

Feb 1 Other event Events

Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. “Scurry’ from investigation station to investigation station in the Discovery Centre between 10am and 3pm and discover Alberta’s rodents! Join in a large group activity at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm. Hands on activities are designed for learners ages 2 and up!… Full details 

Locked Library

Feb 1

It’s easy to get lost in a good book — but what if you had to escape from one? Find out on February 1, 2019 to play the latest edition of our massive one-night escape event, Locked Library. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to explore Calgary’s new Central Library after hours! Your team… Full details 

Shakespeare in Love

Feb 1 - Feb 9

Morpheus Theatre presents ‘Shakespeare in Love’ based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, from February 1 – 9, 2018. Adapted from the Oscar winning movie by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love will delight and inspire as only the poetry and art… Full details 

Calgary Boat & Outdoors Show

Feb 7 - Feb 10

The 2019 Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show features boats of all sizes, marine accessories, fishing, camping, and hunting gear, outfitters, fishing guides and lodges, destination travel locations, ATVs and a variety of other outdoor related products and services. Take in the entertainment by some of Canada’s most prominent Outdoorsmen and Outdoorswomen on the Outdoor Stage…. Full details 

Path of Miracles – Luminous Voices Chamber Choir

Feb 10

Back by popular demand, Calgary’s professional chamber choir, Luminous Voices again embarks on the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) with “Path of Miracles”, the A-cappella choral masterpiece by British composer Joby Talbot. Maestro Talbot will be in Calgary as part of the Canadian premiere of his opera “Everest” with Calgary Opera – and he… Full details 

Matthew Good – Solo Acoustic

Feb 13

Matthew Good is one of Canada’s preeminent voices in music today. In the 20 years since the release of his debut album he has been prolific in his output. Good’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone. He released his ninth solo album, Something Like A Storm in the… Full details 

Alberta Ballet – de.Vi.ate.

Feb 13 - Feb 16

A vanguard production for those who hunger to see powerfully visceral dancers deviate into unknown artistic territory. Marvel over Alberta Ballet Company Artists as they dominate the stage in this exciting triple bill that includes both a world premiere and an Alberta premiere. de.Vi.ate offers up a choreographic delight for fans of contemporary works in… Full details 

Valentine’s Day Singles Games & Mingle – Secret RSVP

Feb 14

Don’t enjoy the awkward, run-of-the-mill speed dating and singles events? Tired of endless swiping dating app games? We don’t blame you. Experience Secret RSVP and get matched LIVE with other singles you are secretly interested to meet! Secret RSVP is the world’s 1st live-matched singles events experience. You can expect a fun, relaxed and modern… Full details 

Will’s Jams Live

Feb 17

The Will’s Jams Live show is an interactive, multimedia experience integrating video content from the popular TV series airing on CBC Kids with live music by Will and his Backyard Band. This show features sing-along fan favourites and first premiered in China in July 2017 as an engaging way to teach English vocabulary. Will’s fun… Full details 

Winefest

Feb 22 - Feb 23

A world of wine awaits at Winefest — one ticket includes an all-inclusive sampling of wines from the world’s most celebrated regions including 2019’s feature regi on, Rioja, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a take-home wine glass. Visit celebratewinefest.com for pricing. Please note Early Bird deadline is Friday, January 11, 2019. Friday Evening Session (7-10pm) Saturday… Full details 

Maddie Storvold – Lobby Show

Feb 22

Enjoy another wonderful show in an intimate setting. Only 70 seats available for this performance! A prairie troubadour, Maddie Storvold is an emerging singer/storyteller from Edmonton, AB. With emotive finger picking, and a honeyed, impassioned voice, her music seeks to tell a story, to challenge us and to touch a fragile part of the human… Full details 

Luke McMaster

Feb 28

Formerly one half of gold selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, Luke McMaster cut his teeth on some of the biggest acts of the day, including sharing the stage with Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and more. McMaster’s first love has always been singing, performing and connecting with his audience. In his latest solo… Full details 

What’s up With Feathered Friends

Mar 1 Other event Events

Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre between 10am and 3pm to take flight with the hundreds of bird species in Alberta. Join in a large group activity at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm. Activities are designed for learners ages 2 and… Full details 

2019 G.R.I.T. GALA – Raise Your Voice

Mar 9 - Mar 10

“Raise Your Voice” to help children achieve their full potential! Join us for our Annual Gala filled with personal stories and glimpses into the life of the G.R.I.T. Calgary Society. Relax and enjoy entertainment with Dueling Pianos and Song Wars! Speeches, raffles and our annual silent & live auctions will complete your Gala Evening. This… Full details 

Sing Shalom!

Mar 10

No matter what your faith, creed or background, song is a part of every celebration and occasion and this is no less true for people of the Jewish tradition. In this concert, the Richmond Chorus explores the wealth of Jewish music from the writing of Renaissance composer Salamone Rossi in the early 17th century through… Full details 

Alberta Ballet – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mar 13 - Mar 16

Enter the enchanted world of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedic tale. Infused with sprightly energy, Alberta Ballet brings a wallop of vivacious mischief to Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s otherworldly score, Wells fancifully captures the essence of the great Bard’s comedic masterpiece. Don’t miss feuding forest fairies, hapless mortals, capricious gods,… Full details