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Things to do in Calgary this week (Jan 7 – 10)

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Another week ahead of us means another week filled with concerts, events, nights out, and festivities that you’re going to want to check out. Forget the weekend (for now) and think about how great you can make your Monday through Thursday! With that in mind, here are some of the best things to do in Calgary this week.

The Illusionists

The world’s most famous magic show is coming through town, so get ready for your mind to be blown. It’s been breaking box-office records around the globe, so if hundreds of thousands of good reviews is what will get you into a seat here then you’re very much in luck.

When: Tuesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 13 (Times vary)
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW
Cost: $30+

Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

The Avs might feature a few of the early-season leading scorers, but our very own Johnny Hockey has been on a tear so we have no worries. The Flames are one of the hottest teams in the league, so get that red sweater/shirt/facepaint/underwear on and cheer the fellas on!

When: Wednesday, January 9 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Cost: $30+

Afroman in Concert

You know that we know that you know the words to at least two of Afroman’s songs. We also know that two songs can make a night, so if you’re feeling a little hip-hop nostalgia come Thursday, this is the perfect show to hit up.

When: Thursday, January 10 @ 8 PM
Where: Melrose, 421 12 Avenue SE
Cost: $10+

High Performance Rodeo presented by Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

Theatre, interactive art, displays, music, dance…if you’re looking to tap into your artistic side this New Year then you might as well start by checking out a few of these performances.

When: Wednesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 27
Where: Various locations in Calgary
Cost: $15+

Burning – Screening at Globe Cinema

Ever wonder what Glenn from The Walking Dead is up to nowadays? Acting, of course! Catch him in this award-winning South Korean creation for a real taste of international cinema.

When: Thursday, January 10 @ 6:45 PM
Where: Globe Cinema, 617 8 Avenue Southwest
Cost: $10 – $99

DIY Terrarium Workshop at Plant

Is one of your 2019 resolutions to get a little more in touch with nature? Maybe it’s to decorate your home with a little more greenery in a unique way? Maybe it’s weirdly specific and you legitimately put “building a terrarium” on your list of to-dos? If it’s any of those, then Plant has you covered!

When: Thursday, January 10 @ 6:30 PM
Where: 1327 9th Avenue SE, Plant
Cost: $55

Grab a secret drink at Betty Lou’s Library

We all love the feeling of exclusivity, and there’s no better way to flex those “in on the secret” muscles than by checking out one of Calgary’s best low-key spots. Dress nice, act as cool as a cucumber and grab a weeknight cocktail at this delightful speakeasy.

Where: The Devenish Building– 908 17 Avenue Southwest
When: Wed 5 PM-12 AM; Thurs 5 PM-12:30 AM; Fri-Sat 5 PM-2 AM; Sun 5 PM-11 PM

Broken City Beatroute Party

What do you get when you combine local acts, cool people, and a great venue? The weekly Beatroute Party, of course! Hit up Broken City and sip some Last Best brews while celebrating everything that makes Calgary the coolest city ever (scientifically proven but don’t look that up).

When: Thursday, January 10 @ 8 PM
Where: Broken City, 613 11 Ave SW
Cost: $9

Enjoy the week, Calgary!

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