What’s Up This Weekend?On February 22, 2023 by Calgary's Child
February 24 to 26
February 23 to 25; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert, introducing the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. For the first time ever, audiences can relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ set to the music of the Calgary Phil performing John Williams’ unforgettable score at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Learn more at calgaryphil.com.
February 23 to 26; Calgary Home + Garden Show, the show for every home. Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products, and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor, and outdoor spaces with hundreds of experts all under one roof at BMO Centre. Learn more at calgaryhgs.com.
February 23 to 26; Hanger Flight Museum – National Aviation Day, each year on the anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada, the Silver Dart on February 23, the museum celebrates the opportunities that aviation has provided to our society. This event is aimed to entertain the entire family. Learn more at thehangarmuseum.ca.
February 24 to 25; Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture, members of the Afro Canadian/ Caribbean communities come together to celebrate diversity and inclusivity and share their vibrant cultural traditions with other communities from across Canada at the Telus Convention Centre. Learn more at ethnikfestivals.com.
February 24 to 25; Coin Exchange at CrossIron Mills Mall, trade in your loose change or cash for the remarkable black ring toonie which the Royal Canadian Mint has produced as a symbol of our nation mourning the late Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). Any Canadian circulation coin or banknote denomination is acceptable.
February 24 to 25; Vend Urban Market, the market will include DJs, drinks, snacks and fun at ATCO PARK: Commons Building. Learn more at vendmarket.ca.
February 24 to 26; Canmore Winter Carnival, this year’s event will host a variety of festival favorites such as the Ice Carving Challenge, the Log Sawing Contest, and Kid & Mutt Races. They are also introducing the all-ages Party in the Park and the Carnival Cabaret as new elements to the winter festival! Learn more at canmore.ca.
February 25, 4pm to 7pm; Emma House – “Coldest Night of the Year” Winteriffic Charity Walk, the Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 25, 2023 – team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good… because it’s cold out there. Learn more at cnoy.org/location/calgarykensington.
February 25; UNGANISHA: Explore. Connect. Dance, explore the importance of African origins in popular dance genres, this dance theatre production is a not-to-be-missed highlight for the 2023 Black History Month celebration at Contemporary Calgary. Learn more at contemporarycalgary.com.
February 25; Mustard Seed Family Fun Day, join The Mustard Seed’s Family Fun Day for a free afternoon of great activities. The Mustard Seed is bringing you games, snacks, music, and more at First Alliance Church, but be sure to register to reserve your spot. Learn more at theseed.ca/familyfun.
February 25; Calgary Job Fair at Heritage Park, visit Gasoline Alley Museum for their first hiring fair for seasonal and summer jobs! Don’t forget to bring copies of your resume and make sure you dress to impress. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
February 26; Romeo and Juliet at Jack Singer Concert Hall, fall in love with Bernstein’s brilliant and iconic Broadway and film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet along with Prokofiev’s extraordinary ballet score. Learn more at artscommons.ca.
February 26; The Barn Artisan Market – February Market, the Barn Artisan Market (formerly Whole Earth Market) features local vendors with unique, hand-crafted items at Shawnessy Barn.
February 26; Toronto Kids Fashion Week Calgary Auditions, have your kids ever dreamed of walking the runway? Toronto Kids Fashion Week is bringing its high-energy show back to Calgary for another year, and your kids can get in on the fun! Learn more at tkfw.ca/calgary.
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, 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.
Until February 28, Get Off The Apps and Onto The Ave, the 17th Ave Retail and Entertainment district is thrilled to bring this unique calendar of events to single Calgarians who are looking to get off those darn dating apps, ditch technology, and meet people the old-fashioned way on Calgary’s greatest Ave! Our events calendar will feature four weeks of programming at dozens of your favorite 17th Ave businesses and include tons of fun food and beverage themed events, workshops, opportunities to social mixers, and more. Learn more at 17thave.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 11; Storybook Theatre Presents: Peter and the Starcatcher, Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Learn more at storybooktheatre.org.
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 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 realities 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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