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Events & Activities Feb 12 - 18

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Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of February 12 - 18:

Leisure Centre Schedules: https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Schedules.aspx

Please see attached for the City of Calgary program flyers.

  • Need some snuggles with a kitty or a cat? There are 45 minute kitty visits for $10 at the Regal Cat Cafe.  https://www.regalcatcafe.com/ There's also a new cat cafe in the Calgary NW called Cafe and Mi- if you make a $5 beverage purchase, you'll be able to visit their cats - https://www.cafeandmi.com/rules
  • February 4 - 22 (times vary - see link): The Louder We Get - at Arts Commons, Max Bell Theatre, destined for Broadway, this dazzling musical follows the compelling and inspirational true love story of Marc Hall as he navigates the Catholic school system to fight for his right to take his boyfriend to prom. With colourful pop-inspired songs and heart-warming unity, you won't want to miss this electric love story. Admission: varies - see link. On Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's - if you are under the age of 35, the ticket is $35. https://www.theatrecalgary.com/shows/2019-2020-the-louder-we-get?_ga=2.248950343.134298310.1580145392-1805235832.1565814106

FREE:

  • February 14 (10:00am-2:00pm): Valentine's Day at Calgary Farmers' Market - at the Calgary Farmers Market, come for a special Valentine's Day of celebrations. There will be a photo-booth, chocolate-dipped treats and a caricature artist that will draw a photo of you and your loved one for $25. There will be contests and more!
  • February 14, 15 & 16 (4:00pm-10:00pm): Glow Winter Festival - Calgary's free outdoor, winter festival is back! Glow Winter Festival lights up Stephen Avenue with light-show installations, live music, dancing, outdoor lounges and more. There will be an illuminated ice slide, watch a live, international ice-carving competition, ride a trackless 18-passenger train and check out food and beverage options in the lounge area. It takes place between 1 St SE and 4 St SW. 
  • February 15 (11:00am-5:00pm): Beltline Bonspiel - at the Lougheed House, the Beltline Bonspiel winter festival returns for a day of family-friendly activities and curling. In addition to the main curling tournament there will be casual family play, DJs, fire pits, a local beer garden, food options including the Perogy Boyz food truck and a pop-up restaurant inside the Lougheed House. 
  • February 17 (12:00pm-4:00pm): Family Day with Jory Kinjo - the King Eddy is celebrating Family Day with a free show! Kids are welcome to come down to the historic bar and enjoy live music by Jory Kinjo, a 20-year career music veteran. He will be performing soul, reggae, ska and roots tones.

PAID:

  • February 12 (7:00pm): Beanpole  - at Globe Cinema, the next entry in Calgary International Film Festival's new Global Perspectives series is Russia's Beanpole. The film follows a young nurse struggling to rebuild her life in a post World War II era and how friendship can be forged out of tragedy. Admission: $13-15
  • February 12, 13 (8:00pm) & 15 (7:30pm): Mo Mandel -  at The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, Mo Mandel will be in the house. He did a half-hour special on Comedy Central and more than 40 appearances on Chelsey Lately or for having created and executive produced Comedy Knockout. Admission: $14.95-59.95
  • February 13 (6:30pm): Animal People Screening -  at Inglewood Community Hall, Calgary Animal Save is hosting a screening of Animal People, a documentary produced by Joaquin Phoenix. There will be popcorn, a guest speaker, a photo booth and a 50/50 draw for guests to enjoy. Admission: $25
  • February 13 (8:00pm): Alberta Spotlight: Ryan Langlois - at King Eddy, this installment of National Music Centre's Alberta Spotlight series is headlined by Red Deer country-rocker Ryan Langlois. He was the lead singer from The Boom Chucka Boys - now he has an award winning solo career. This will be a high energy show. Admission: $15
  • February 13 (8:00pm): New Music Concert - at Eckhardt-Grammate Hall (206 University Ct. NW), faculty and students at UofC's School of Creative and Performing Arts will be unveiling new works. This includes works from Allan G. Bell, Lauro Pecktor de Oliveira, Scott Ross-Molyneux and David Andrews Mira brought of life by the UCalgary Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and student soloists and chamber musicians.  Admission: $10-13
  • February 14 (5:00pm-9:00pm): $10 Date Night at Studio Bell: Valentine's Day Bash - at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre, is offering discounted admission and special programming. Guests will enjoy DJs spinning vinyl, a cash bar and a ballroom dancing lesson in additions to NMC's five floors of interactive exhibitions. Admission: $10
  • February 15 (10:00am-4:00pm): Fishtival - at Bow Habitat Station, learn about Alberta's fish with Bow Habitat Station and enjoy family-friendly events and games. Explore the investigation stations where you can discover many aquatic related experience such as fly-fishing, interacting with over 20 different fish species and learning about the journey that trout take from egg to adult. The outdoor section i free admission, and admission is reduced to $5 for entrance into the Discovery Centre. Admission: Free - $5
  • February 15 (12:30pm-2:00pm): Mini Ride Don't Hide - at Peloton Cycling (109, 1053 10 St SW), as a lead-up to its cycling fundraiser on June 14, the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary has organized a spin class at Peloton Cycling. Registration is $15 and attendees get access to 10% off a 10-class pass to Peloton Cycling to keep up their training. Admission: $15
  • February 15 (8:30pm): Chixdiggit - at King Eddy, Calgary punk powerhouse Chixdiggit, are entering their third decade as band having formed in 1991 will be performing. Admission: $20-25
  • February 17 (10:00am-5:00pm): Family Day at Studio Bell - at Studio Bell, there's a whole lot of music-focused fun going on. The main event is A Smalltown DJ's Family Dance Party where the iconic Calgary electronic duo will play music "from the ages for all ages" from 1pm-3:30pm with special guest Skratch Bastid. Admission: standard Studio Bell admission fee.
  • February 17 (2:00pm): Tribute to New Orleans - at Scarboro United Church, enjoy an afternoon of Big Easy brass music courtesy of Foothills Brass. Expect to hear music by Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, Jelly Roll Morton and others in styles from ragtime and Dixieland to Second Line and more. Admission: $15-25
  • February 18 (7:00pm): Off the CUFF: Gun Akimbo -  at Globe Cinema, Calgary's Underground Film Festival's year-round presentation series has tapped Guns Akimbo for its next screening. Daniel Radcliffe - whose post-Harry Potter work has been a revelation of absurdity - leads this gonzo love letter to the action movies of the '80's and '90's. Admission: $8-10

Have a great week!