Happy Monday and congrats on making it through another wild weekend. This time around those looking to get out and about can waddle with cuddly animals, wander exhibits or grab a beer at a hockey game. Ready to get into it? Here are 10 exciting things to do this week in and around Calgary! It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!

EXPERIENCE SOMETHING OLD/NEW/BORROWED/BLUE 

Looking for an artsy date night idea? Featuring a collection of favourites from the Decidedly Jazz Dance Studio repertoire, local performers and choreographers are proud to present their 37th annual High-Performance Rodeo, Old/New/Borrowed/Blue. For more information or to purchase your tickets now at the link above and enjoy!

Where: 111 12 Ave SE, Calgary
When: Thursday, Jan 19th-29th, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $30

WADDLE WITH PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO

Have the morning off? Head over to the Calgary Zoo for the annual Penguin Walk! This event is weather permitting, so make sure you check out their website before heading out!

When: Until Mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $29.95+

SPONSORED PICK: CHECK OUT CURRIE’S OUTDOOR DISPLAY: LIGHT THE NIGHT, AN ILLUMINATED NIGHT WALK

The beautiful community of Currie is leaning into the magic of winter with its event, Light The Night, An Illuminated Walk on now until February 12.

Visitors to this free outdoor display will enjoy 7 grand light-based art installations throughout Alexandria Park and experience unique storytelling and light-based artwork from local Alberta artists.

When: January 13th – February 12th, 2023
Where Alexandria Park in Currie, 3951 Trasimene Crescent SW
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm daily
Cost: Free

EXPLORE HERITAGE PARK’S NEWEST EXHIBIT

Meant to “tell the diverse stories of the Chinese community in early Western Canadian history,” Heritage Park’s newest exhibit We Were Here: Stories of Early Chinatown features art, photos and so much more. Check it out and enjoy!

Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $14.95

WATCH A FLAMES GAME

Toss on a jersey grab a pocket dog and a beer and cheer the Flames to victory when they take on the Colorado Avalanche this Wednesday. For tickets head to the link above – we have a feeling that it’ll be a good one!

When: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Cost: $36+

GLIDE ACROSS ONE OF CALGARY’S ICE TRAILS

Who doesn’t love a skate date? This week hit one of two magical ice skating trails, now open within Calgary’s city limits – just be sure to bundle up! It can get pretty cold out there.

HIT THE BANFF SNOWDAYS FESTIVAL

From Skijoring to ice sculptures, Banff’s SnowDays Festival has returned and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. For more information and event times, check out the link above! It’s going to be grand!

When: Wednesday, January 18th – 29th, 2023
Where: Downtown Banff
Cost: FREE

RENT A FIREPIT

S’more lovers! The FREE Calgary community fire pits are back and available to the public now. Interested? Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one of these hand-warming wonders.

CHECK OUT GLENBOW MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY GALLERY

This week, check out 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.

Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE

SKATE OLYMPIC PLAZA 

Bundle up, lace your skates and head out! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice rinks, is open to the public – but it won’t stay frozen over forever! Check it out and enjoy, folks!

Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm

And there it is, friends! 10 things to do in Calgary this week. It’s sure going to be a busy one!