What’s Up This Weekend?On February 9, 2023 by Calgary's Child
February 10 to 12
February 10; Spark After Dark (adults only), your favorite adult-only night at TELUS Spark Science Centre is back with the first Spark After Dark of the year, and it’s time to celebrate the Science of Sex and Romance. It’s time to convert some potential energy into kinetic energy and learn about the science of sex and romance. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until February 10; Calgary Opera: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, this show brings the life of business magnate and technology pioneer, Steve Jobs, to the opera stage at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. At the intersection of art and technology is the tragic story of a complex and vulnerable human being on his journey from hippie idealist to tech icon. Every scene reveals more of the puzzle behind how a person who revolutionized communications could struggle to make meaningful connections with the people closest to him. Learn more at jubileeauditorium.com.
February 10 to 12; Sylvan Lake Ice Dragon Boat Festival, gather your rowdiest bunch of teammates for this winter rowing event on ice or check it out as a spectator. The first event of its kind in Western Canada. Learn more at visitsylvanlake.ca.
February 10 to 12; Calgary Boat and Outdoor Show, get outfitted for the great outdoors at the Calgary Boat and Outdoor Show. This is the place to get excited, inspired, and make deals on everything you need. You can look forward to seeing the latest products with over 150 exhibitors all under one roof attendees can shop, learn, and be entertained. Learn more at calgaryboatandoutdoorshow.ca.
February 11; Valentines Extravaganza Market at Dalhousie Community Association, 60 vendors, prizes every hour, treats for the kids, jewelry, crystals, dog treats, clothing, artwork, food, beauty and bath and so much more. Learn more at allevents.in/Calgary.
February 11; All Sport Once City, this event is designed to provide Calgarians with opportunities to experience a new sport or physical activity for the first time or renew interest in a sport in which they have previously participated. For the first time, this year will feature family sessions, allowing families to try a new sport together in various locations around the city. Learn more at sportcalgary.ca.
February 11; Calgary Ice Breaker Polar Dip at Mahogany Beach Club, you can watch over 80 Dipsters in crazy costumes jump into the icy water to raise critical funds and awareness for the SA Foundation’s work against human trafficking. Learn more at calgaryicebreaker.com.
February 11, 1pm; Rink Grand Re-Opening, the Riverbend Community Association would like to invite you to the grand re-opening of the all-season rink with special guest Harvey the Hound. Learn more at riverbendcommunity.ca.
February 11; 2023 Think Spring at Calgary Horticultural Society, the Society’s online learning conference, Think Spring! is back for 2023. It will be one day of presentations in two concurrent streams, held on February 11. In the morning, all attendees will be brought together to hear the keynote address. In the afternoon, there will be six presentations to choose from. Learn more at calhort.org.
February 11, 6pm to 11pm; Lifts of Love at Mount Norquay, Norquay’s fresh take on speed dating. Spend the evening with us on a high-speed Quad to the heart and meet someone new on every chair. Learn more at banffnorquay.com.
February 11; Valentine’s Day Card Making at Heritage Park, courting couples in the early 20th century celebrated Valentine’s Day very differently than we do today. Join Heritage Park staff at Innovation Crossing and find out how. During this new and unique experience, you’ll create two handmade love letters to surprise your sweetheart with this Valentine’s Day. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
Until February 11; Workshop Theatre Kids Cushion Cabaret: The Legend of Robin Hood, this is a fast paced, fun, interactive play filled with humour and adventure! Performed for three weekends only, at two locations in Calgary. Bring your favorite pillow and enjoy our interactive children’s theatre production. Learn more at workshoptheatre.ca.
February 11 to 12, 11am and 2pm; Toys R Us Heart Pencil Topper Craft, corral your creative kids and join local Toys R Us locations to make a sweetheart pencil topper using Model Magic. Makes a wonderful custom Valentine’s Day gift for someone they love. Visit your local Toys R Us store for more details.
February 11 to 12; Candygrams at Calgary Farmers Markets, all weekend long, deliver love with a Candygram. These $5 gifts include chocolate and candy and can be sent to your favorite vendors in the market or taken home so you can deliver them to your family and friends. All proceeds go to support the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Head to customer information to send your sweet treats. The Queen of Hearts will also be roving the markets, stopping for pictures and handing out balloons. Learn more at calgaryfarmersmarket.ca.
February 11 to 12; Market Collective Night, Market Collective presents Broken Hearts, Friends + Lovers. In partnership with Chinook Blast, Market Collective is excited to offer another opportunity for local creative entrepreneurs, artists and makers to sell and showcase their work in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere filled with lovers, broken hearts, friends, families and maybe some ex’s. Visitors can expect amazing tunes spun by local DJs, art installations, a “broken/heart” photobooth, make-up/break-up lounge and 60 vendors offering some of the most unique, locally made goods for that special (or not so special) someone. Learn more at chinookblast.ca.
February 11, 13 and 14; In the Heat of the Night (adults only), the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is thrilled to present the 29th annual In the Heat of the Night event. This unforgettable zoo-nique experience is the perfect way for you and your special someone to enjoy a date night out. Start the evening with a romantic four-course dinner made with love by the zoo’s award-winning culinary team as we turn up the heat with a cheeky “adults-only” presentation (with pictures) about how animals show their love in the wild. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
February 12, 11am; Geoffrey’s Book Club Storytime at Toys R Us, check out Geoffrey’s must-read picks and discover some titles that you won’t find on other booklists. Plus take home a Geoffrey bookmark. Visit your local Toys R Us store for more details.
February 12; Family Day Market, celebrate the upcoming Family Day and support the brave people of Ukraine. It’s a great opportunity to buy Ukrainian food, souvenirs, toys, jewelry, cloth, and other items at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor Cultural Center.
February 12; Palentine’s Tea at Heritage Park, Calgary’s Heritage Park is excited to announce a new event to celebrate the month of love, the Palentine’s Day Tea. You’ll fall in love with this new event for the Park focused on sharing quality time with your besties. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
February 12, 7pm to 9:15pm; Art of Romance, Art of Soul with Strings at Calgary Jazz Orchestra, for a special night of music featuring the Calgary Jazz Orchestra with strings and Johnny Summers on vocals, attend the Art of Romance, Art of Soul at River Park Church. Learn more at jazzyyc.com.
February 12, 1pm to 4pm; 5th Annual Winter Festival at Kincora Community Association, check out sleigh rides, live music, skating, and refreshments at the Kincora rink and fields. Learn more at kincora.org.
February 12; The Mini Pop Kids, the kids are back in theatres and relighting the stage with their brand-new concert tour featuring the year’s biggest hits. It is a family friendly experience everyone will love at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium. Learn more at jubileeauditorium.com.
Until February 12; Block Heater, the Calgary Folk Music Festival presents Block Heater, a live music festival that brings the best in folk music to Calgary each winter. Local and international artists such as Abigail Lapell, CELL7, K-Riz, and much more, headline various venues for performances and jam sessions. Learn more at calgaryfolkfest.com/blockheater.
Until February 12; Light The Night: An Illuminate Night Walk, the beautiful community of Currie is leaning into the magic of winter with its event, Light The Night: An Illuminated Walk from now until February 12. Visitors to this free outdoor display will enjoy seven grand light-based art installations throughout Alexandria Park and experience unique storytelling and light-based artwork from local Alberta artists. Learn more at currielife.ca/light-the-night.
Until February 12; Calgary Snow Rodeo, for its third instalment, the event hosts both a FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup and a FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup. At Winsport’s XL parks, the best riders in the world will compete for cash prizes and point towards world ranking and Olympic qualification in a weeklong festival of style and acrobatic trickery. Learn more at shredthenorth.ca/en/events/snow-rodeo.
Until February 12; Chinook Blast, Chinook Blast will be heating up our city with a celebration of community, culture, and civic pride. The best of Calgary’s art, music, theatre, sport and recreation will be on display. From iconic festivals to live music to sporting events to light and art installations to cultural experiences to night markets, there is going to be something for everyone. With so much to choose from, we know you and your family will have Snow. Much. Fun. Learn more at chinookblast.ca.
Until February 14; La Poutine Week, 15 restaurants across Calgary are participating in a food festival that sees eateries craft creative and adventurous poutines for the public to try. Learn more at lapoutineweek.com.
Until February 19; Little Red Riding Hood at Loose Moose Theatre, the classic story of a young girl who meets a clever wolf on her way to her grandparent’s house, presented in the fun and unique Loose Moose style. Learn more at loosemoose.com.
Until February 28; Exposure Photography Festival, Exposure is an annual festival that celebrates photography, hosting thoughtfully curated exhibitions that showcase internationally renowned practitioners alongside emerging and established talent from Alberta at various venues around the city. Learn more at exposurephotofestival.com.
Until February 28; YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, participating cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers will compete to be voted YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate by Calgarians. Learn more at yychotchocolate.com.
Until February 28; Burger it Forward, can help support Canadian food banks by ordering one of the featured burgers from restaurants participating in the Burger It Forward Campaign. Learn more at burgeritforward.ca.
Fridays, Saturday and Sundays until March; The Hygge Hut, a big warm East Village hug in the middle of a long, cold Calgary winter. The contemporary, Scandinavian-style space is inspired by the Danish idea of Hygge, which means a special kind of well-being — it’s a cozy, easy togetherness enhanced by the glow of a firepit, soft lighting, a warm drink and good company. Learn more at evexperience.com/hygge-hut.
Until March; Snowshoe Under the Stars, this November, enjoy the great outdoors and up your next date night with this one-of-a-kind experience. On this unique excursion, Calgarians will follow a skilled guide on a fresh, starlit tour through forest and snow, then can sip hot cocoa in a secluded meadow. They’ll bring the drinks, the lamps, and the telescope, and all you have to bring is yourself, and a good jacket! Learn more at kananaskisoutfitters.com.
Until March; Outdoor Skating, the city of Calgary has seven outdoor skating rink locations that are free to use on a first-come-first-served basis or skate on the ice trails at Bowness Park or North Glenmore Park. Learn more at visitcalgary.com.
Until March 12; Hockey: Faster Than Ever at TELUS Spark Science Centre, it is time to lace up some skates and learn about the technology, anatomy and physics that goes into this Canadian classic. Historical artifacts, including gear used by some of the greatest players of all time, are presented in innovative displays. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Until March 19; Winsport Tube Park, the perfect activity for a day with family and friends. WinSport’s Tube Park is one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Learn more at winsport.ca.
Until March 19; Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – Penguin Walk, the 2023 Penguin Walk marks the 11th year of the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s penguin walk. During the winter months, the king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk to keep their brains and bodies healthy and visitors get to experience the fun. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Until March 21; Tick, Tick…BOOM! An autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer, which Forte Musical Theatre Guild is thrilled to present from February 28 to March 12 at the Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons. Learn more at theatrealberta.com.
Until March 25; Jubilations Theatre Presents: Mama Mio, a singing and dancing sensation with music from ABBA, the most popular band of the disco era! With so many movies and musicals celebrating ABBA’s music, Jubilations is taking all the best of the ABBA music and movies and putting them into one classic Jubilations Dinner Theatre parody romp, Mamma Mio. Learn more at calgary.jubilations.ca.
Until March 25; Jubilations Theatre Presents: Freakish Friday, some people don’t like Mondays… but for this family, Fridays are the days you really gotta be worried about. Mom and daughter just can’t seem to see eye to eye. Why can’t each of them really understand what the other is going through? Well… they may want to be careful what they wish for! Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Until April 9; Nightrise, this unique winter activity merges multimedia, storytelling and nature for a new and inspiring perspective at Banff Gondola. Learn more at banffjaspercollection.com.
Until April 16; Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy at the Edison, featuring a 25-metre hand-drawn animation strip, this exciting exhibit brings together martial arts characters and techniques with the social and political realties of present-day Hong Kong. Learn more at glenbow.org.
Until April 30; We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown, Gasoline Alley Museum welcomes a new exhibit from January 14 to April 30; We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown. Bring your family and come learn about Chinese history on the prairies through art and imagination, discover fictional stories written by members of the Chinese community and explore two iterations of Chinatown in Calgary. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
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