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Hygge Hut on River Walk.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 17, 2023 - Mar 1, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The East Village is bringing cozy back to East Village Hygge Hut on RiverWalk. The Hygge Hut is a big warm East Village hug in the middle of a long, cold Calgary winter. The contemporary, Scandinavian-style space is inspired by the Danish idea of Hygge, which means a special kind of well-being — it’s a cozy, easy togetherness enhanced by the glow of a firepit, soft lighting, a warm drink and good company. The snuggle vibe, in short.
Location:East Village River Walk
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.evexperience.com
Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – Penguin Walk.
Everyday from Jan 15, 2024 - Mar 10, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Once again this winter, you can see the king penguins outside of their habitat as they take a royal promenade through zoo grounds. The Penguin Walk offers the king penguins an opportunity for wintery enrichment as well as additional daily exercise. Don’t miss out on a waddling good time!
Location:Calgary Zoo
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryzoo.com.
Da Vinci The Exhibition at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Jan 22, 2024 - May 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Da Vinci The Exhibition is a hands-on exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life, research, and art, developed by Aurea Exhibitions and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. Guests can go beyond the canvas, exploring over 65 life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies, and captivating displays.
Location:TELUS Spark
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sparkscience.ca
Exposure Photography Festival.
Everyday from Feb 1, 2024 - Mar 3, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Exposure is an annual festival that celebrates photography, hosting thoughtfully curated exhibitions that showcase internationally renowned practitioners alongside emerging and established talent from Alberta at various Calgary venues.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://exposurephotofestival.com
YYC Hot Chocolate Fest.
Everyday from Feb 1, 2024 - Feb 28, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This sweet festival sees cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers compete for the coveted titles of YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate, and Cup The Runneth Over Award. Calgarians can sip a variety of hot cocoas and determine the blend that roasts them all.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://yychotchocolate.com
Mirror Mirror by Moment Factory at Chinook Centre.
Everyday from Feb 2, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Mirror Mirror seamlessly blends creative expression and interactive innovation to create an ever-evolving playground of immersive art. Spanning nine dynamic art installations, each explores themes sparked by the wonder of the human mind, designed to entertain visitors of all ages.
Location:Chinook Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://momentfactory.com
Toddler Time at Fort Calgary.
Every Friday, Feb 2, 2024 - Feb 23, 2024 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
It can be tricky to find family friendly things to do during the wintertime — Fort Calgary is hosting Toddler Time. Each Friday this February, join for exciting story times, age-appropriate crafts, coloring and more for youngsters up to age five! Tickets include the event and admission to the Interpretive Centre so you can make the most of your day out.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Fort Calgary
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Playtime & Story Time
Link:http://www.fortcalgary.com/events/toddler-time
Black History Month Exhibition at The Military Museums.
Everyday from Feb 2, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
As part of the observance of Black History Month, The Military Museums will be hosting an exhibition in the Atrium from February 2 to the 29. The exhibition aims to showcase the valuable role and sacrifices made by Black Canadian Soldiers from The First World War to the present day.
Location:Military Museums
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://themilitarymuseums.ca
StoryBook Theatre Presents: A Wrinkle in Time.
Everyday from Feb 16, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back — braces, stubbornness and all. Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travellers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://storybooktheatre.org
Calgary Philharmonic Presents: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert.
Everyday from Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 24, 2024 at 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.
Location:Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgaryphil.com
Concrete Theatre Presents: Songs My Mother Never Sung Me.
Every Friday, Saturday, Feb 22, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Songs My Mother Never Sung Me?is an extraordinary musical for families about the relationship between a Deaf mom and her hearing son. With its innovative, inclusive approach, this piece is performed and sung in English and ASL (American Sign Language) without surtitles or interpretation. Presented by Inside Out Theatre at Pumphouse Theatre.
Location:Pumphouse Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://insideouttheatre.com
The Heebee-jeebees.
> Friday Feb 23, 2024 at 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
The Heebee-jeebees are a four-man Canadian comic a cappella quartet formed in 1993 (to meet girls), who have, over the past 29 and 3/4 years, sung thousands of performances, appeared on local, national and international radio, television (and print). The group has a reputation for being hilarious and always entertaining. See them at Rosedale Community Association Hall.
Location:Rosedale Community Association Hall
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://brownpapertickets.com
House of Skate Grand Opening.
Everyday from Feb 23, 2024 - Feb 24, 2024 at 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Calgary is getting a new skating rink! House of Skate will be Calgary’s only roller rink experience with a variety of open skate times for families, youth or adults; party bookings for birthdays and special occasions; and roller-skating classes.
Location:House of Skate
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://houseofskate.ca
Workshop Theatre Presents: Agatha Christie’s Rule of Thumb.
Everyday from Feb 23, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This triple bill of one-act murder mysteries combines: The Wasp’s Nest, which sees Hercule Poirot come between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder before it takes place; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony presented at Pumphouse Theatre.
Location:Pumphouse Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://pumphousetheatre.ca
Crochet for beginners (lead to amigurumi). Y NOT TODAY.
> Friday Feb 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
If you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, this event is perfect for you! Join us for a series of four fun and interactive classes where we'll teach you the basics of amigurumi crochet. Whether you're a total beginner or have some experience, this event is designed to help you master the art of creating adorable stuffed animals and dolls using crochet techniques.
Cost:$34.99
Location:Y NOT TODAY. 4330 Macleod trail sw
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://ynottoday.ca/events
Locked Library: Chopping Block.
> Friday Feb 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Two hours: that's how long you have to finish a cookbook-themed evening of puzzle-solving that satisfies on every level of Calgary's Central Library. You can take your time with the game and let the fun simmer, or turn up the heat for a chance at a giant trophy.
Location:Central Library
Category:Family Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://trellis.org/lockedlibrary
Calgary Home + Garden Show.
Everyday from Feb 23, 2024 - Feb 25, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Home + Garden Show is an annual event that takes place in February, focusing on the latest trends and products in home and garden at BMO Centre.
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://calgaryhgs.com
Spruce Meadows February Classic.
Everyday from Feb 23, 2024 - Feb 25, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The second show jumping event of the Winter Series, the February Classic takes to the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex.
Location:Spruce Meadows
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sprucemeadows.com
The Hangar Flight Museum National Aviation Day/Weekend.
Everyday from Feb 23, 2024 - Feb 25, 2024 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Each year on the anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada, the Silver Dart on February 23, the museum celebrates the opportunities that aviation has provided to our society. They continue National Aviation Day celebrations with a full weekend of fun. This year also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force - so it's the perfect time to gain a deeper understanding of aviation history.
Location:The Hangar Flight Museum
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://thehangarmuseum.ca
Theatre Calgary Presents: As You Like It.
Everyday from Feb 27, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
It’s the 1960s, and things are getting groovy in the Forest of Arden. Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and mistaken identity is given new life in this high-spirited adaptation featuring the music of The Beatles.
Location:Max Bell Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://theatrecalgary.com
Toddler Time.
Every Friday, Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
It can be tricky to find family friendly things to do during the wintertime — For Calgary is launching Toddler Time. Every Friday, join for exciting story times, age-appropriate crafts, coloring and more for youngsters aged five and younger. Tickets include the event and admission to the Interpretive Centre so you can make the most of your day out. Pre-registration for this event is required. Learn more at fortcalgary.com.
Location:Fort Calgary
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://fortcalgary.com/events/toddler-time
Beethoven's Seventh.
Everyday from Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024 at 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Jumpstart your March with this concert of uplifting classics led by Korean-Canadian conductor Earl Lee, on stage with the Calgary Phil. Diana Cohen brings her virtuosic skill, elegance, and beautiful tone to Felix Mendelssohn’s sublime Violin Concerto at Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgaryphil.com
Alberta Ballet Presents: Hansel and Gretel.
Everyday from Mar 7, 2024 - Mar 9, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Prepare for another world-class treat when Hansel & Gretel illuminates the Jubilee stage. Inspired by the charm of old-fashioned black and white movies, with the brilliant energy of a fantastical adventure, this family ballet presents a true feast for the senses.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://albertaballet.com
Totally 80s.
Everyday from Mar 8, 2024 - Mar 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Break out your big hair, neon duds, and acid wash jeans for this, like, totally rad rewind back to the ‘80s at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Your Calgary Phil and two awesome vocalists, led by Stuart Chafetz, are your live ‘boombox’ for this evening of gnarly hits from icons like George Michael, Blondie, Huey Lewis & the News, Cyndi Lauper, Kool & the Gang, and more.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgaryphil.com
Small Time Theatre presents Matilda Jr..
Everyday from Mar 14, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Glenmore Christian Academy (16520 24th St SW)
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Calgary Young People’s Theatre Presents: The Inner Workings of a Concert Flute.
Everyday from Mar 14, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Ten teenagers are trapped deep in a cave when rain waters flood the entrance. There is no way in, no way out, and no rescue plan. Now what? Presented at West Village Theatre.
Location:West Village Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://cypt.ca
Tchaikovsky 5.
Everyday from Mar 15, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Be there as acclaimed American violinist Philippe Quint and the Calgary Phil give the world premiere of a new violin concerto by the compelling Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen. Then, surrender yourself to the emotional world of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, which grapples with the mysterious ways of fate — from solemn submission to passionate desire to triumphant hope at Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgaryphil.com
Broadway Across Canada Presents: Hairspray.
Everyday from Mar 19, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Presented at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgary.broadway.com
Pumphouse Theatre Presents: The Calgary Region One Act Play Festival.
Everyday from Mar 20, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join for new shows every night as artists compete for the chance to showcase their art to the whole province.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://pumphousetheatre.ca
National Service Dogs's 26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs.
> Friday Mar 29, 2024 at 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mark your calendars and get your bunny ears ready! Thousands of colorful eggs are filled with prize tokens and a dog treats, which are hidden over a defined area. Participants (dogs with the assistance of their humans) will hunt, collect eggs and retrieve prizes from the collected eggs.
Location:Calaway Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://nsd.on.ca/easter-egg-hunt-for-dogs/
Experience Shen Yun.
Everyday from Mar 29, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Shen Yun is a brilliant artistic revival and celebration of China’s rich cultural heritage. Each performance consists of about 20 pieces, quickly moving from one legend, region, or dynasty to the next. Experience Art with 5000 years of history, inspired by the Divine at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Audtitorium.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://www.shenyun.com/calgary
National Service Dogs 26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs.
> Friday Mar 29, 2024 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
How does the HUNT work? A vast area of the local park will be filled with thousands of colorful treat-filled eggs and prize tokens, just waiting for your furry friend to find them (with your assistance). In addition to the treats and redeemable prize tokens your pup will discover in their collected eggs, each participant will receive a fully loaded Signature NSD gift bag to take home. Grand Prizes will also be awarded to the top three (3) fundraisers.
Location:Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd 33, Calgary, AB T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:https://nsd.on.ca/
Theatre Calgary Presents: Selma Burke.
Everyday from Apr 2, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Few know of Selma Burke, the Black American sculptor who played a major role in the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920s and 30s. A stirring play about the importance of art, courage, romance, and justice, Burke’s rarely-told story is brought to life in this world premiere by Calgary playwrights Maria Crooks and Caroline Russell-King.
Location:Martha Cohen Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Playtime & Story Time
Link:http://theatrecalgary.com
Calgary Rock N’ Gem Show.
Everyday from Apr 4, 2024 - Apr 7, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
You’ll find interesting vendors, a selection of rocks and stones, handmade jewelry, and so much more at Spruce Meadows Equiplex.
Location:Spruce Meadows Equiplex
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgarygemshow.com
Soulful: Capathia Jenkins.
Everyday from Apr 5, 2024 - Apr 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Vocal powerhouse and Calgary Phil favourite Capathia Jenkins returns with this exciting revue of soul and R&B hits at Jack Singer Concert Hall. With lush arrangements played by the full Orchestra as her backing band, savour her gripping interpretation of songs by powerhouse figures of soul such as Diana Ross, Toni Braxton, Adele, Sade, Amy Winehouse, and Anita Baker.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgaryphil.com
StoryBook Theatre Presents: Something Rotten! The Musical.
Everyday from Apr 5, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten! was lauded by audience members and critics alike.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://storybooktheatre.org
Jurassic Quest.
Everyday from Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Take part in the largest and most realistic traveling dinosaur experience in North America at the BMO Centre. The event features true-to-detail (and size!) dinosaurs, including a 60-foot-long, sky-scraping Spinosaurus, an 80-foot-long Apatosaurus, and a life-sized T rex.
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://jurassicquest.com
Stage West Dinner Theatre Presents: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Everyday from Apr 19, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with Tapestry, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you back to where it all began — and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.
Location:Stage West Dinner Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://stagewestcalgary.com
Calgary Opera Presents: Das Rheingold.
Everyday from Apr 20, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024 at 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Gold, protected by the daughters of the river Rhine, harbors a deep magic. Anyone who casts a ring made from it can rule the whole world but must also renounce love forever. The promise of unlimited power proves irresistible to opportunistic gods, arguing giants, and ambitious dwarfs. Presented at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgaryopera.com

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