February in Calgary

February in Calgary
February in Calgary
Things to Do

February in Calgary

20+ Things to Do in February

World class tennis and winter festivals come to Calgary this February, with everything from Old Dominion and Block Heater to the Calgary National Bank Challenger and Glow Winter Festival. Warm up your winter calendar with an exciting collection of things to see and do this February in Calgary.

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Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

From goats and giraffes to octopuses and ostriches, see the world’s most spectacular animals like you’ve never seen them before at Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at TELUS Spark Science Centre.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: October 25, 2019 – March 29, 2020

 

Pitched Perfect Golden Girls

The ladies of Maple Oaks Seniors home enter the Collegiate Singing Group Competition in Pitched Perfect Golden Girls at Jubilations Dinner Theatre.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: January 18 – March 21

 

Whispers in the Dark by Vertigo Theatre

Part of Vertigo Theatre’s Mystery Series, Whispers in the Dark is a spine-chilling thriller of an aspiring author’s journey to a cottage with a mysterious past.

Where: Vertigo Theatre

When: January 25 – February 23

 

The Louder We Get by Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary presents The Louder We Get, a musical that tells the true story of Marc Hall and his fight for the right to take his boyfriend to prom.

Where: Max Bell Theatre

When: January 28 – February 22

 

FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup – Moguls

Cheer on Team Canada and over 100 athletes from 15 different countries in men’s and women’s single moguls at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup – Moguls. Visit WinSport on February 2 for Toyota Community Day to meet the athletes and get an introduction to moguls. Admission is free for this World Cup event.

Where: WinSport

When: January 31 – February 2

 

More Legends of Motown

Dance the night away to More Legends of Motown, a live tribute to The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, and more from the Motown era.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: February 1

 

Norma by Calgary Opera

Norma by Calgary Opera tells the story of a powerful Druid high priestess driven to the brink of madness, sung in Italian with English translations provided.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: February 1, 5, 7

 

Cowboys Presents: Super Bowl Viewing Party

Cheer on the finale to the NFL season with the Cowboys Presents: Super Bowl Viewing Party, a free event with thousands of dollars in prizes, free snacks, and a Madden NFL ’20 tournament.

Where: Cowboys Dance Hall

When: February 2

 

Chinatown Ice Sculpture Showcase

Calgary Chinatown lights up the neighbourhood with the Chinatown Ice Sculpture Showcase, a celebration of the Year of the Rat, with ice carvings throughout the neighbourhood.

Where: Calgary Chinatown

When: February 3-18

 

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NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Cheer on the Flames

Join the C of Red and cheer on the Calgary Flames with 5 home games in February at the Scotiabank Saddledome. There’s nothing like NHL action in Calgary.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: February 4, 6, 15, 17, 21

 

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Enjoy free admission to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays. Free admission, a cash bar, interactive exhibitions, a scavenger hunt, and a photo op with a Calgary ’88 Olympic Torch.

Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

When: February 5

 

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is the true story of a great-grandparents immigrant story and how they started a new life together. This genre-bending folk tale has become an international sensation.

Where: Martha Cohen Theatre

When: February 5-16

 

Calgary Boat & Outdoor Show

The Calgary Boat & Outdoor Show is the biggest of its kind in Southern Alberta and features everything from boats and fishing accessories to camping gear and activities for kids.

Where: BMO Centre

When: February 6-9

 

Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo

Experience the joy and wonder of the king penguin colony with the Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo. Get an up-close look at the king penguins as they explore and waddle their way through the zoo. The Penguin Walk is subject to cancellation due to weather for the safety of the penguins.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: Daily at 11:00 a.m.

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ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval.

ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval.

ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup

The fastest skaters in the world come to the Olympic Oval for the ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup. Athletes from more than 20 countries will compete for 500, 1000, 1500, 3000, and 5000-meter titles.

Where: Olympic Oval

When: February 7-8

 

Spruce Meadows Classic I & II

The Spruce Meadows Classic is a free indoor show jumping event and the perfect warm up for the 2020 season. Enjoy free admission to this world class show jumping venue.

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: February 7-9, 21-23

 

Photo Inspiration Night: Pecha Kucha Calgary

Ten speakers show and tell their photography stories at Photo Inspiration Night with Pecha Kucha Calgary. It’s 20 slides and 20 seconds a slide for a night of live storytelling ready to inspire you.

Where: Central Library

When: February 7

 

Launch Party at Glenbow

Launch Party kicks off a brand-new exhibition at Glenbow Museum for Chicago-based photographer Vivian Maier. All are welcome with a cash bar and admission by donation.

Where: Glenbow Museum

When: February 8

 

Comedy Meets Orchestra

From Bach to Beethoven, join standup comedian Rainer Hersch as he takes over the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for Comedy Meets Orchestra.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: February 8

 

A Red Carpet Affair

Join the Calgary International Film Festival for A Red Carpet Affair, an Oscars viewing party with all the glitz and glam of the Hollywood red carpet.

Where: The GRAND

When: February 9

 

Snow Rodeo: FIS Freestyle & Snowboard World Cup

Join the action as the world’s best men’s and women’s ski and snowboard pipe riders come to WinSport for the Snow Rodeo: FIS Freestyle & Snowboard World Cup. Admission is free for this World Cup event.

Where: WinSport

When: February 12-16

 

Alberta Ballet Unleashed

Introducing Alberta Ballet Unleashed, a new annual mixed-bill program that features three of the world’s most innovative and stimulating dance makers and choreographers in one magical production.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: February 12-15

 

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Go tubing at the WinSport Tube Park (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Steve Tuchiwsky).

Go tubing at the WinSport Tube Park (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Steve Tuchiwsky).

Go Tubing

Go for a wild ride in the snow at the WinSport Tube Park, one of the largest tube park of its kind in Western Canada. The WinSport Tube Park is open on Family Day.

Where: WinSport Tube Park

When: Friday evening – Sunday

 

Alberta Spotlight: Ryan Langlois

Red Deer country-rocker Ryan Langlois performs as part of the Alberta Spotlight series at the historic King Eddy in the East Village.

Where: King Eddy

When: February 13

 

Old Dominion: We Are Old Dominion Tour

Country music superstars and CMA ‘Group of the Year’ and country music superstars Old Dominion bring the We Are Old Dominion Tour to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Valentine’s Day, with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: February 14

 

Spark After Dark (18+): Valentine’s Edition

Spark After Dark (18+): Valentine’s Edition explores animal mating rituals, and the exhibition of BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. Enjoy free reign over the galleries, a licensed bar, dance jams, and science at TELUS Spark Science Centre.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: February 13

 

Dave Kelly Live: Valentine’s Day Special

Show some love at the Dave Kelly Live Valentine’s Day Special with a unique live show experience that includes performances, games, and stories from host Dave Kelly and friends.

Where: Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

When: February 14

 

Glow Winter Festival

Glow Winter Festival is a free, all-ages event with one-of-a-kind interactive light displays, art, entertainment, and food trucks throughout downtown Calgary.

Where: Downtown Calgary

When: February 14-17

Ready to glow? Find out everything you need to know about the Glow: Downtown Winter Light Festival.

 

Locked Library: Happily Ever … Again, Valentine’s Day Edition

Live happily ever after with a special Valentine’s Day Edition of Locked Library at the Central Library in Calgary. The escape room returns for one night only to solve puzzles and be the first to escape the enchanting Central Library.

Where: Central Library

When: February 14

 

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell: Valentine’s Day Bash

Celebrate love with the $10 Date Night at Studio Bell: Valentine’s Day Bash. Live DJs will spin the best love tunes along the East Village Skybridge, along with a cash bar, ballroom dancing lessons, and five floors of interactive exhibits.

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: February 14

Looking for more romantic inspiration? Check out the complete guide to Valentine’s Day in Calgary.

 

The Outsider

Stage West Theatre Restaurants presents The Outsider, a comedy about democracy and a comedic take on modern politics, all served with a buffet dinner.

Where: Stage West Theatre Restaurants

When: February 14 – April 19

 

Old Man: The Napi Project

In partnership with Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, Old Man: The Napi Project explores the tradition of the Trickster with actor, musician, playwright, and contemporary indigenous storyteller Zach Running Coyote.

Where: Lunchbox Theatre

When: February 15 – March 7

 

Beltline Bonspiel

Hurry hard to the Beltline Bonspiel, a community festival where teams compete in a friendly outdoor curling tournament at the historic Lougheed House. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and entertainment for everyone in the family.

Where: Lougheed House

When: February 15

 

Family Day Pajama Party!

Bring your best pajamas and celebrate with a Family Day Pajama Party! at the Central Library, with a cartoon marathon, special story time, pop-up performances, and craft.

Where: Central Library

When: February 17

Check out the complete guide to Family Day in Calgary for more great family-friendly ideas.

 

NMC & Calgary Film present: Say Amen, Somebody

Sit back and enjoy a screening at Studio Bell as NMC & Calgary Film present: Say Amen, Somebody, one of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time.

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: February 19

 

Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty – Damn the Torpedoes

Hear one of the greatest albums of all time performed live with Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty – Damn the Torpedoes, a faithful reproduction of the original album, with a second act that features all the hits.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: February 20

 

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Block Heater

Get your live music fix this winter at Block Heater in Calgary

Block Heater

Cure your cabin fever with Block Heater, a three-day indoor music festival at four live music venues in East Village and the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood. Hear more than 30 local, national, and international folk musicians, presented by the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

Where: Various venues

When: February 20-22

 

Winefest Calgary

The BMO Centre hosts Winefest Calgary, two days to sip and sample the best of local and international wines. Tickets include wine samples, snacks, and a complimentary wineglass.

Where: BMO Centre

When: February 21-22

 

Respect! Honouring Aretha

Honour Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Singer of All Time” with Respect! Honouring Aretha, with award-winning vocalists, conductor Earl Lee, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: February 21-22

 

Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

Synchronized skating fans will love the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships at WinSport. Athletes from across Canada will compete with the top two senior teams representing Canada at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2020.

Where: WinSport

When: February 21-23

 

Skijordue

Skijordue combines horses, skiing, and cheese. A horse and rider pull a skier behind them as they perform tricks, stunts, and race. You can watch from the lounge patio and cheer on all the action.

Where: Millarville Racetrack

When: February 22

 

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Presented by the Calgary International Blues Festival, the Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest includes live performances, workshops, jam sessions, headline concert, and a Hall of Fame Ceremony.

Where: Various venues

When: February 24-29

 

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Canadian tennis superstar Vasek Pospisil will compete at the Calgary National Bank Challenger.

Canadian tennis superstar Vasek Pospisil will compete at the Calgary National Bank Challenger.

Calgary National Bank Challenger

The Calgary National Bank Challenger is the largest indoor professional tennis tournament in Canada with over 80 players from 25 countries, including Canadian tennis legend Daniel Nestor and superstar Vasek Pospisil.

Where: OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre

When: February 24 – March 1

Check out everything you need to know about the Calgary National Bank Challenger.

 

Calgary Home and Garden Show

Mark your calendars for the Calgary Home and Garden Show, a four-day event filled with experts and vendors for your home and garden projects. HGTV star Bryan Baeumler is the headliner in 2020.

Where: BMO Centre

When: February 27 – March 1

 

Fort Calgary Presents: Trivia Night

Get your quiz crew together for Trivia Night at Fort Calgary, an evening to test everything from pop culture to current events, with one round dedicated to fun-facts about Fort Calgary. Admission is by donation at the door.

Where: Fort Calgary

When: February 27

 

Rush Hour: Off the Beaten Path

Rush Hour: Off the Beaten Path takes you through the masterworks of Stravinsky and Bartok in a casual one-hour performance that includes live commentary delivered on Twitter. Start with happy hour in the lobby before the show.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: February 28

 

Reuben & The Dark at The Palace Theatre

Calgary indie rockers Reuben & The Dark perform live at The Palace Theatre, presented by the Calgary Folk Music Festival. This is an 18+ event.

Where: The Palace Theatre

When: February 28

 

The Price is Right Live – Stage Show

Come on down for The Price is Right Live – Stage Show at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino for your chance to win. Contestants are selection in a random draw to play this classic television game show.

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

When: February 28-29

 

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Go on a journey with folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in The Simon & Garfunkel Story. This immersive concert-style theater show tours North America with a combination of photos, footage, and a full live band performing all the hits.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: February 29

 

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