Events in Calgary: January 13 – 15, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

Vietnamese New Year Festival

 
The event will be filled with local talents with traditional dances, skits, singing, martial arts, and foods from all Vietnamese organizations. Bring your whole family out to celebrate! Details

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

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Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10, Calgary

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$5 for adult and FREE for kids under 6 and seniors.

 

2. WinSport World Snow Day

As part of World Snow Day, kids 12 and under ski for free with a paying adult.Participants will also have the chance to win prizes throughout the day provided by our sponsors. Details

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

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WinSport – Canada Olympic Park

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kids 12 and under ski for free with a paying adult.

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II. Live Music

1. Reverend Peyton’s Front Porch Sessions

Join us at Arts Commons for an amazing, intimate concert and experience Blues on the Front Porch!
The Front Porch Sessions is the new project by Reverend Peyton (you may know him from his Big Damn Band), a full length recording of acoustic blues from legends like Charley Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and RL Burnside, as well as his own vintage material. Details

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Friday, January 13 2017 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 14 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Arts commons, Engineered Air Theatre
205 8 Ave SE Calgary

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$ 42.00 + charges

2. Soul Unlimited: Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles

Known as “The Ambassador of Soul” Ellis Hall is a master of classic R&B in the style of the genre’s greatest legends. With an incredible career as former lead singer in Tower of Power and a protégé of the legendary Ray Charles, Soul Unlimited’s hits include the music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire and more. Details

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | 08:00 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 08:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall

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$25.00 – $85.00 + charges.

 

3. Magnolia Buckskin

 
Magnolia Buckskin with opener Allan & Arnell.

Magnolia Buckskin have been winning the hearts of audiences for more than half a decade with their intriguing lyrics and captivating arrangements. A flavorful blend of grassroots, folk, and acoustic pop music highlights sweet harmonies, laced with banjo, accordion, clarinet, mandolin, bass and guitar. Songs from Magnolia Buckskin’s last self-titled CD have placed within CBC’s top 100 playlist. Details

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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Fort Calgary Main Building Theatre – 750 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

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$20.00

 

4. Tim Hicks & Chad Brownlee

JUNO Award nominees and CCMA Award winners Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks announced that they will team up for 8 co-headlining dates across Western Canada in 2017. The run of dates mixes Brownlee’s “Hearts On Fire Tour” with Hicks’ newly announced “Shake These Walls Tour”. The star duo will kick off the western run on January 6 in Kelowna and will play dates in Vancouver, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg before going their separate ways. Details

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

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$38.98 – $119

 

5. David Raitt and The Baja Boogie Band

One look at blues multi-instrumentalist David Raitt’s last name will instantly indicate his pedigree: brother of bottleneck slide guitar legend Bonnie Raitt, son of Broadway actor John Raitt. Details

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Friday January 13, 2017 | 9:00PM – 1:00AM
Saturday January 14, 2017 | 9:00PM – 1:00AM

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The Blues Can, 1429 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

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$25 – $30

 

6. Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five

Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five with opening act Ariana Brophy presented by The Nickelodeon Music Club. Details

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Crescent Heights Community Hall – 1101 – 2nd Street NW, Calgary

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$25

 

7. Detour de Force

Acclaimed soprano duo Laura Hynes and Audrey Luna (Detour de Force) team up to perform their program When I Lay Me Down to Sleep: From fantastical magic creatures to (very) twisted fairy tales and nightmares, dynamic duo Detour de Force presents a dreamscape of repertoire including Purcell, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Weill, and contemporary composers Jake Heggie, Tom Cipullo, and William Bolcom, among others. Join us for a recital of song spanning utopian fantasies to dystopian dreams. Details

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8 :00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall – Rozsa Centre
206 University Court NW, Calgary

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$25 for Adults, $18 for students/seniors

 

8. St. Lawrence String Quartet

The group has developed an undisputed reputation as a truly world class chamber ensemble. Called “witty, buoyant, and wickedly attentive” (The Gazette, Montreal), with a “peerless” sense of ensemble (Financial Times, London), the quartet is celebrated for its “smoldering intensity” (Washington Post), and “flexibility, dramatic fire and… hint of rock ‘n’ roll energy” (LA Times). SLSQ performs internationally and has served as Ensemble in Residence at Stanford University since 1998. Details

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Saturday, January 15 – 16, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Rozsa Centre – 206 University Court NW, Calgary

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Adult: $45
Student/Senior: $35

 

9. Nashville Hurricane

During the course of this 75 minute one man masterpiece the audience learns about Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) from his humble trailer park beginnings to the crazy gigs on the road with his blues playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work any audience is sure to rave about such as the finale; a one man acoustic ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia.’ Details

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Bert Church Live Theatre, 1000 East Lake Blvd NE
Airdrie

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$16

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. High Performance Rodeo

The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that animates the city in January with an array of live performances from around the world. Featuring theatre, music, dance, and multidisciplinary art, ‘The Rodeo’ is a showcase of the best in contemporary performance. Details

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January 5 – February 2, 2017 | Schedule
High Performance Rodeo events are not re-listed in this article.

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Various Venues, Calgary

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$15 & up

 

2. 6 Guitars

Written and performed by Chase Padgett, 6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. In a virtuosic performance, Chase Padgett becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style. Each of the characters (ranging from a 19 year old rock prodigy to an 87 year old blues man) share their journey with music, from discovery to mastery, through songs and stories that leaves every audience laughing, crying, and falling in love with music all over again. Details

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January 1 – 28, 2016

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Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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$25 Adult
$20 Student & Senior

 

3. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

This all-male group of professional ballet dancers performs a full range of dance repertoire, bringing audiences to unstoppable laughter by incorporating and exaggerating the quirks, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. Details

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January 12 – January 14, 2017 | 07:30 PM

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Avenue Northwest Calgary

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$24.00 – $124.00

IV. Sports, & Related events

1. Calgary Flames

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vs. San Jose Sharks on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM
vs. New Jersey Devils on Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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Alberta Snowboard Association Slopestyle/Halfpipe – January 13-15, 2017 @ WinSport – COP

2. Runs & Walks

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Nose Creek Cross Country Race on Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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Registration and race start at the north end of West Nose Creek Park.
9707 Harvest Hills Link NW, Calgary

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3. Calgary Hitmen

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vs. Prince George Cougars on Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM
vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 4:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Home Renovation Show

 
Come enjoy the end of the Christmas season with España en Calgary / the Calgary Spanish Association at our Spanish-style Reyes celebration. We will have a buffet dinner, including a typical Spanish dessert. There will be a cash bar, and the opportunity to dance after the dinner. We are also expecting a surprise visit from the Three Wise Men to present the youngsters with a gift. Details

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | 12PM – 9PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 10AM – 9PM
Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 10AM – 6PM

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BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary

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$5 – $12

Celebrate Robbie Burns Birthday in Calgary

2. Movie Mash-up

Join us for another movie mash-up (indoors) featuring downhill skiing / filmmaking legend Eddie Hunter and stars of the slopes today. Classic 1940s footage of the Banff Winter Carnival paired with contemporary ski movies—all capturing the sheer fun of skiing in the Rockies. Details

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Saturday, January 14th, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 9 PM

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site 311 Cave Avenue, Banff

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$10.80

 

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