11 things to do in Calgary this week: January 10-16

11 things to do in Calgary this week: January 10-16

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It’s time to get out of hibernation and make the most of winter with some of the many things available to do in Calgary right now.

YYC’s weather forecast predicted much warmer temperatures after days of extreme cold weather last week, and this is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Get inspired for the Calgary Renovation Show, meet a new one at the city’s biggest singles event, slip around on an outdoor ice rink, take a day trip out to the Rockies for an incredibly immersive exhibit in the Banff Gondola and more.

Here are 11 of the best things to do in and around Calgary this week.

Have fun in the East Village Cozy Hut

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What: East Village brings cozy moods to Calgary with the return of its popular Cozy Hut this winter. The seasonal Scandinavian-style pop-up is opening at a new location this year, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Visitors will find the Hygge hut in C-Square, on 4th Street and 7th Avenue SE, with campfire sites to warm up by, food trucks, live music, ice sculptures and games, along with a packed program with more community programs.

When: Open January 7 to March 2022 (weather permitting)
Time: Bonfire lit on Fridays from 14.00 to 18.00 and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from kl. 12:00 to 18:00. A complete list of community programming can be found here.
Where: East Village C-Square (4th Street and 7th Avenue SE, Calgary)
Cost: FREE community programming

Enjoy Stage West’s Motown’s soul

What: Groove to Stage West’s tribute to Motown – members of the Soul Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying the sound of one of the most iconic bands of the 1960s and 70s.

When: Until February 6
Time: Varies by date; see schedule for performance times
Where: Stage West Theater Restaurant Calgary (727 42nd Avenue SE, Calgary)
Cost: Tickets are available from $ 78.75

Get inspired at the Calgary Renovation Show

What: Whether you want to do a little bathroom upgrade, renovate your entire home, learn how to build a “van life” -worthy vehicle, or get stuck on a project, the 2022 Calgary Renovation Show is the perfect place to start. Head to the BMO Center this weekend to get all your renovation inspiration, with exhibitors in everything from kitchen and bath to flooring to the outdoors, garden and landscape.

When: 14 to 16 January
Time: January 14 at 12:00 to 21:00, January 15 at 10:00 to 21:00 and 16 January at 10.00 to kl.
Where: BMO Center (20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary)
Cost: $ 13 for full-day admission for adults (save $ 2 if you buy your tickets online in advance!)

Learn about the daring world of heroes in emergencies at the TELUS Spark Science Center

What: TELUS Spark’s latest exhibition, RESCUE, opens on January 12 and allows guests to experience the thrill of emergency scenarios in the safety of the Science Center and enter the world of the heroes who respond to these situations. Test your rescue instincts in 17 different interactive situations, including taking control of a full-size helicopter simulator, navigating a jet ski around obstacles and finding your way through a smoky space.

When: The exhibition runs from 12 January to 15 May
Time: Science Center opening hours (currently 9am to 4pm Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9am to 5pm Friday to Sunday)
Where: TELUS Spark Science Center (220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary)
Cost: RESCUE is included in regular admission ($ 26 for adults and $ 19 for children ages three to 17)

Get up to speed on WinSports Tube Park

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Tubing at WinSport (winsport.ca)

What: If skiing and snowboarding are not your thing, try another way to fly down the hill this season with the tube park at WinSports Canada Olympic Park. Servus Tube Park boasts eight lanes, a dedicated magic carpet and the ability for sliders to connect and go down at the same time.

When: Saturdays, Sundays and selected Fridays through the winter season (depending on the weather)
Time: 16.00 to 20.30 on selected Fridays, 10.00 to 17.30 on Saturdays and Sundays
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park (88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary)
Cost: $ 20 for morning sessions and $ 25 for afternoon sessions on weekends, $ 15 for Friday night

Join us for a magical candlelit concert

What: Listen to music from Bach to the Beatles during a candlelight concert at the iconic Lantern Community Church this Friday night. The Listeso String Quartet and Lily String Quartet will perform an enchanting one-hour concert of classical pieces with two performances on 14 January.

When: January 14th
Time: 6 and 20.15
Where: Lantern Community Church (1401 10th Avenue SE, Calgary)
Cost: Tickets start at $ 40

Meet a newcomer at 17th Ave’s massive “Get Off The Apps And Onto The Ave” single event

What: If you’re tired of swiping right, swiping left, going on first dates that never lead to a second, being joked and spending countless hours online trying to find that special person, then Calgary’s biggest singles event is for you . That Few from Apps And Onto the Ave. the campaign starts on January 7th and runs until February 28th with a giant calendar of events designed to help singles meet other singles, all held at various locations along the 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District.

When: January 7 to February 28
Time: Varies by event
Where: Various businesses along 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: Varies by event

Glide around one of Calgary’s many outdoor ice rinks

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Ice Skating at Olympic Plaza (Shutterstock / Jeff Whyte)

What: Participate in a classic Canadian activity this season and get some fresh air and exercise while you get going. There are a number of outdoor ice rinks around Calgary where you can get your skate on during the winter months.

When: Open daily through the winter (depending on the weather)
Time: Opening hours vary by ice rink
Where: There are many city of Calgary, voluntarily run and community tracks around YYC
Cost: For free; rental of equipment available in some places for a fee

Enter the Banff Gondola’s immersive Nightrise exhibit

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Pursuit (banffjaspercollection.com)

What: Pursuit’s latest experience, Nightrise, combines multimedia, storytelling and nature at the Banff Gondola for a multi-sensory journey like no other. The event will bring light and sound together to share a new and inspiring perspective in the heart of the Rockies. At the top of the Sulfur Mountains, guests can explore the many levels of the top building and enjoy Rockies-inspired meals and drinks. Outside on the viewing decks, you can spot wonders that only emerge when night begins to rise.

When: On now until March 12th
Time: Time period for uploading gondolas between 17:10 and 20:10
Where: Banff Gondola (100 Mountain Avenue, Banff)
Cost: Starting at $ 56 for adults and $ 28 for children (6-15 years)

See some dinner theater at Jubilation’s Summer ’69 or Beauty & The Grinch

What: Enjoy a drooling meal with a lively show at the Jubilations Dinner Theater. See the story of peace, love, long hair and music that would change the world Summer ’69, inspired by the popular Bryan Adams song, or bring the whole family along Beauty & The Grinch, a fun production of laughter written with children in mind.

When: Both are now showing through January 15th
Time: Different performance times; see website for availability
Where: Jubilations Dinner Theater Calgary (1002 37th Street SW, Calgary)
Cost: Tickets are available from $ 36.95 for Beauty & The Grinch or from $ 69.95 Summer ’69

Check out Otipemisiwak exhibition in Fort Calgary

What: Fort Calgary launched Otipemisiwak, an exhibition of modern visual art, to celebrate Métis Week in November and remain on display until June 2022. The exhibition shows recent works by Daphne Boyer, a visual artist and plant scientist using a photo-based technique that reflects spectacular traditional Métis gems.

When: Now to June
Time: Fort Calgary opening hours (currently 10am to 5pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Fort Calgary (750 9th Avenue SE, Calgary)
Cost: $ 10 for regular admission

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