It’s February and that means love is in the air. From date nights with your bae to dates with your crew, we’ve got a fun-filled month for you. Grab some cinnamon hearts and read on to see the top things to do this February in YYC.
The Big Ball
February 1st at 7pm
Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW
Women For Men’s Health presents The Big Ball at Hotel Arts. Gain entry into this amazing gala where they’ll have an evening of dance, drink, food, and fun prepared. The Gala aims to increase awareness in areas impacting men, including mental health. Proceeds from the event will support the Women For Men’s Health initiative at Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre.
The Blue Gala
February 1st at 7:30pm
Martha Cohen Theatre, 215 8 Ave SE
Slip on your best blue outfit for the third annual Blue Gala. Hosted by the H/W School of Ballet, this performance is guaranteed to lift your spirits with the beauty of dance. Featuring a variety of solos and collaborations, watch the stage come alive as renowned artists from across the globe perform ballet, contemporary, hip hop, ballroom and tap. Post-show, stay for the gala reception where there will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction.
February 1st from 7:30pm-9:30pm
New Central Library, 802 3 St SE
The New Central Library is hosting its first Locked Library event on February 1st. Discover the library after hours and let your puzzle solving and teamwork skills take over. Your team will have two hours to work together, solve puzzles, and escape. Proceeds from the event will support the Calgary Public Library Foundation.
Tyler Shaw with Sara Diamond
February 1st at 9pm
The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE
Tyler Shaw, a Juno-nominated, platinum-selling artist, producer, and actor, takes the stage at The Rec Room on February 1st. Having opened for big names like Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, and Selena Gomez, this is guaranteed to be a night of music to remember. The show opens with Sara Diamond at 9pm.
Jasper Beer and Barley Summit
February 1st-3rd, Activities at Various Times
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper
The Jasper Beer & Barley Summit, hosted at the world-renowned Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, is unlike any other beer festival experience in the world. Think of it as part beer/spirit festival, part intriguing story-time seminars, and part wilderness adventure. Each evening of the summit will offer a different line of delicious craft beers and spirits to sample and mouthwatering food from some of Jasper’s best chefs.
Shakespeare in Love
February 1st-9th, Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, 2:30pm matinees on February 3rd and 9th
Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Morpheus Theatre is hosting Lee Hall’s adaptation of the award-winning film Shakespeare in Love from February 1st to 9th. The story takes place in Elizabethan England where an unforgettable love story between The Bard and Viola de Lesseps will unfold.
Yoga on Draught
February 2nd from 10am-11:30am
Cabin Brewing Company, 505 36 Ave SE
Start your Saturday with this one-hour yoga class led by Mel. After class, cool down with a deliciously cold Craft beer from Cabin Brewing. All levels of yogis are welcome. Remember to bring with you a water bottle and a mat.
February 2nd from 10:30am-8pm
The Glencoe Club, 636 29 Ave SW
Evolve Retreat is a powerful one-day wellness program that will help you clear your mind, nourish your soul, and kick-start a healthy eating and exercise routine. Join Dr. Ingemaud Gerber, celebrity trainer Tommy Europe, Marin McCue, Sarah Harvie, Erin Beach and Melissa Goldsmith for an active day of fitness, yoga, nutrition demonstrations, outdoor adventure, and a better sleep workshop. The day will end with a peaceful Yoga Nidra practice, accompanied by a live cello performance.
The Mega Race
February 2nd from 11am-7pm
Secret Businesses all over Calgary
The Mega Race is a one day culinary scavenger hunt extravaganza filled with puzzles, secret businesses, food, drinks, and more. Start the day with a brief meeting over coffee where you’ll be given a Passport Guide Book filled with puzzles. Then embark on your adventure to solve the puzzles as you reveal the participating businesses. Get to all the secret destinations and complete all the special tasks as fast as you can to beat the other teams and win awesome prizes.
Circus! Science Under the Big Top
February 2nd – June 9th
TELUS Spark, 220 St George’s Dr NE
Come discover the science behind the circus. Relive the sweetest circus memories ranging from the smell of sweet cotton candy to the talented sideshow performers. TELUS Spark will be delving into the scientific secrets behind this nostalgic experience for all those curious. With over 20 exhibits, unravel the secrets behind circus oddities and puzzles while bringing out your inner child.
Super Bowl 53 at Home & Away
February 3rd at 2pm
Home & Away, 1331 17 Ave SW
Catch Super Bowl 53 at Home & Away. They’ll have $14 brunch until 3pm and $4.75 all day happy hour. Pair it with $4 Coors Banquet and light draft or $15 buckets of Miller High Life. Earn some bragging rights by beating your date over their free games all day and stick around for the Sunday Night Lights after party with DJ Roy LT.
MAGIC: Presented by The Ace Class and Barre West
February 3rd from 4pm-5:30pm
Barre West, #420 7337 Macleod Tr
Join The Ace Class and Barre West for MAGIC, a soulful Sunday series that will spark the flame of inspiration burning inside each of us. The experience will begin with a guided meditation and will lead into an intimate chat with a fellow artist, maker or creator over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. There will also be guided exercises and periods of reflection throughout the session to help get those creative juices flowing. This month’s speaker is Jennifer Mehalko, founder + designer of Parts + Labor.
Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays
February 6th from 5pm-8pm
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, 169 Canada Olympic Rd SW
Bring your date to spend a free night at the Museum. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will be opening their doors on the first Wednesday of every month. Along with free admission, there will be a cash bar, fun interactives, and a speaker series. Olympic Curler Cheryl Bernard will be speaking this month.
CSSC Friday Night Dodgeball Drop In
February 8th from 7:15pm-10:15pm
Henry Wise Wood School, 910 75 Ave SW
If you’re looking to try something new, The Calgary Sport and Social Club has got you covered. Whether you’re new to dodgeball or want to fine-tune your skills, you’ll have the opportunity to at this Friday Night Dodgeball Drop In. Grab some friends, grab some balls and have fun.
The Cupid Dash
February 9th from 9am-4pm
On February 9th, grab your date for The Dash’s February event, The Cupid Dash. You’ll have some fun challenges to complete upon arrival as you compete amongst other teams. Past challenges have included decorating a cake, solving a puzzle, building a birdhouses, figuring out a brain teaser, or eating at a local delicacy, so you never know what might be in store. Bring along a donation to the Calgary Food Bank in order to secure a bonus point.
Trivia Night: The Office
February 12th from 7pm-9pm
WURST, 2437 4 St SW
Get your friends together, brush up on all your favourite episodes of ‘The Office’ and bring your ‘A’ game to Wurst on February 12th. There will be fun prizes to win and hours of laughter that will bring you back to the most memorable Office moments.
February 13th-16th at 7:30pm with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:00pm
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW
Over three evenings, de.Vi.ate will feature three contrasting modern ballets, choreographed by some of the most powerful voices of our time. Delight in two hours of highly powerful choreography in three acts at this riveting event. The acts are comprised of Futureland, a piece inspired by the aesthetics of contemporary video game art and music; Sixth Breath, a new creation which punctuates classical dance with athleticism and contemporary movement; and Caelestis, a mind-bending dance ritual that explores our diminishing humanity in an ever-expanding technological landscape.
Adults Only Night: Love and Sex + Valentine’s Dinner
February 14th from 6pm-10pm
TELUS Spark, 220 St George’s Dr NE
Whether you’re hopelessly in love or single and ready to mingle, there’s bound to be something for you at TELUS Spark’s Valentines night. Explore the biology of breakups, fun pheromones, and find out what happens to our skin when we get between the sheets with someone else. Add on to this fun evening with the Love and Sex Dinner that will have tasty entree stations and a chocolate fountain.
L’Amour! A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 14th from 6:30pm-9pm
Cuisine et Chateau, 227 10 St NW
This Valentine’s Day, head over to Cuisine et Chateau for a romantic interactive dinner that features French gastronomy dishes inspired by love. The four-course menu is prepared in front of guests and stars Prawns “A la Nage,” Gorgonzola and Potato Soup, Alberta Beef Striploin “Braciole,” and a Cardamom Spiced Milk Chocolate Bombe along with wine pairings.
glow: Downtown Winter Light Festival
February 14th-18th from 5pm-11pm
Glow is an annual light and music festival that takes place in the heart of downtown Calgary. The five-day festival is meant to warm up winter’s darkest days by lighting up our beautiful city with unique light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks, and activities. There will be different activities to check out nightly including a large scale light installation, fashion show, DJs and night performers, live concert, and family skate party.
In the Heat of the Night
February 14th-15th from 6pm-1030pm
The Calgary Zoo, 210 St George’s Dr NE
The Calgary Zoo is cranking up the Valentine’s Day heat with this special event. Wine and dine your Valentine as you enjoy a tantalizing 4-course meal, romantic music, games, onsite photographer and a playful intimate exchange about romance in the wild.
Miss Candy’s Variety Show
February 14th from 9pm-11pm
Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino, 888 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis
Spend your Valentine’s evening in Kananaskis for this astonishing variety show at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino. The show features two hours of cabaret-style performances, magic, dance, comedy, and more.
Toast Vol 02: Self-Sabotage, Resilience, and Rejection
February 19th from 7:30am-9am
ATB Financial (Stephen Avenue), 102 8 Ave SW
Toast is the morning empowerment series designed to kick-start your day and help set the intention for living your life to its fullest expression. You’ll be served food and drink to nourish your body and mind, have invigorating conversation with other like-minded women, and find yourself immersed in a mini-meditation and empowered talk to fuel your soul. This month’s topic is around self-sabotage, resilience, and rejection.
Real Estate 101
February 20th from 6pm-8pm
The Pioneer, 117 8 Ave SW
Learn what a good investment looks in Calgary’s real estate market at Real Estate 101. Whether you’re an experienced home owner or newbie, the evening will teach you everything there is to know about finding and buying your dream home or investment property. There will be bite-sized snacks, refreshments and live tunes provided by Sashae, a fabulous local R&B singer. All proceeds from this event will be donate to Kids Up Front.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 405 Spray Ave, Banff
The Gathering is an annual coming together of the world’s most coveted brands. Hear from fearless leaders behind the world’s most cult-like brands and learn invaluable lessons to apply to your own business so you can reap the benefits of unbreakable brand loyalty. Brands include Airbnb, Marvel, IBM, Cheetos, Porsche, M&M’s, Hootsuite, Fiasco Gelato, and more.
February 20th from 5:30pm-7pm
Shelter, 1210 1 St SW
Experience Shelter’s monthly spirit tasting series with Burwood Distillery this February. The tasting includes a full flight of Honey Medica, Burwood Classic Gin, Single Hive Rye Whiskey, and Single Hive Bourbon Whiskey, two delicious cocktails and paired appetizers throughout. There will also be a Burwood spirit theory and history lesson and a chance to win prizes with a blind tasting contest.
February 22nd-23rd at 7pm-10pm with an additional time on Saturday from 2pm-5pm
BMO Centre, Stampede Park
Swirl, sip, and savour your way through Winefest as wineries from the world’s most celebrated regions show off their finest wines. Tickets include an all-inclusive experience that offers wine samples, hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary wine glass. Bring a donation or non-perishable item to support the Calgary Food Bank.
Babes Who Brunch
February 23rd from 10am-12pm
Murrieta’s Bar & Grill, 200-808 1 St SW
The February edition of Babes Who Brunch by The Ace Class features local boss babe Shashi Behl, Owner of Joydrop. Shashi believes we are all in control of our own destiny, so go after what you want and own the life you are given – the good, bad, ugly, and the beautiful. Your ticket includes coffee, a two-course brunch, a curated gift bag and impactful takeaways from a keynote speaker.
Bridal Fantasy: The Boutique Bridal Show
February 24th from 10am-4pm
Grey Eagle Resort, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Bridal Fantasy: The Boutique Bridal Show is hitting Calgary this month for its 15th year and it promises to be bigger and better. Brides can expect to see two fashion shows featuring the latest trends in gowns, flowers, formals, hair and make-up. Browse from over 100 vendors, visit the famous gown sale to find dresses at up to 60% off and win over 75 thousand dollars in prizes and gifts including a fantasy honeymoon. All attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary massages courtesy of MaKami College.
Founders Calgary Vol. 05: Up Your Tech Game
February 25th from 7pm-9pm
Work Nicer Coworking (Roxbury), #200 1006 11 Ave SW
To shine light on the struggles and support the movers and shakers in our community, HELCIM and The Ace Class have collaborated to bring you Founders, a curated series designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Founders will showcase first-hand insight of the highs and lows that go along with running your own show, as well as panel discussions with industry leaders, and plenty of time for Q&A so you can fire off those burning questions. This month’s topic focuses on how to up your tech game.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
February 28th – March 2nd at 7:30pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE
This highly anticipated concert put on by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will present Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Follow along as they play Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in HD on a giant screen as the Orchestra performs the score by John Williams.The enchanting evening will have you reliving every magical moment.