Events in Calgary: January 20 – 22, 2017

 

Events in Calgary: January 20 – 22, 2017

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I. Family & Kids

1. Puppet Pop-Up Studio

Celebrate the upcoming Chinese Year of the Rooster by making your own rooster puppet with shaped newspaper, yarn and of course, lots of feathers! The workshop will be based on Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin, a hilarious book about farmyard animals. Create a postscript for the book with what happens when the Roosters got a hold of the typewriter! Details

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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YWCA, Studio C, 320 5 Ave SE, Calgary

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$10/person

 

2. Chinese New Year Festival

Celebrate the Chinese New Year! There will be traditional Chinese food, family friendly games and activities, performances, and so much more! Details

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January 21 – 29, 2017

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Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 First Street SW, Calgary

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FREE.

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II. Live Music

1. BIG Winter Classic

 
5 stages and over 60 bands. We’ve got a festival. Featuring artists like: Said The Whale, The Pack AD, TUNS, Joey Cape, Holy Fuck, Northcote, The Wet Secrets, Napoleon Skywalker and so, so many more – You don’t want to miss this!! Details

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Thursday, January 19 to Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Various Venues, Calgary

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Individual Days: $45 – $65

2. Mendelssohn, Haydn & Shostakovich

Mendelssohn’s immensely popular Violin Concerto is beautifully interpreted by rising Canadian talent, Timothy Chooi. A prolific composer, Haydn’s No. 99 one of the famed “London Symphonies” provides a harmonious interlude, before Shostakovich’s upbeat, almost breezy Ninth Symphony, a work he personally considered “a joyful little piece” brings the evening to a glorious crescendo. Details

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | 08:00 PM
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 08:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall

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$20.00 – $80.00 + charges.

 

3. Jan Lisiecki

Calgary-born Jan Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age. In 2013 he received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and was also named as Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year. Details

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary

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$44 – $69+ charges

 

4. Blue Rodeo

With special guests Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins. Details

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Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary

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$33.50 – $83.50

 

5. Dave McCann

Dave McCann embraces the rocky edge of folk. During this rare solo performance, his beat and his voice will have you head-bobbing like a rock concert but the musicianship and dynamic lyrical force will assure you that you’ve come to the right place. Details

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Gallery House Concerts Society
64 Ave & 14 St NW, Calgary

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$25
Child 12 and under is free

 

6. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, and Tony Franklin. Details

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 9:00 PM

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Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 1000, 11500 – 35 Street SE, Calgary

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$72.45 – $93.45

 

7. Manuel Donayre in Concert

Manuel Donayre, “The Black Diamond”, a singing sensation with a distinctive, high pitched voice that has been taking the Afro-Peruvian musical culture to different stages and audiences. Details

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Sunday, January 22 | 04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Dance Energy, 1305 33 St NE, Calgary

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$55.00

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For Food events, Nightlife/Club concerts and events, see section VI.

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

 

1. Reefer Madness

This satirical cult classic, based on the 1936 propaganda film of the same name, takes a darkly comedic look at the politically-charged topic of marijuana use. There’s no place to hide from this salacious magic carpet ride! Details

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January 06 to 21, 2017

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Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary

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$17 – $25

 

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. Stomp

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique -an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Details

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January 17 – 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Avenue Northwest Calgary

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$35 – $80 + charges

 

4. Stranger to Hard Work

A hilarious evening with comedian, Canadian icon, and one of the funniest women in television, Cathy Jones (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CODCO). This award-winning performer returns to the stage with a hugely entertaining new solo show that is part stand-up, part confessional, and completely hilarious. Cathy Jones gets up close and personal, reminding us that sometimes the biggest and best laughs are at ourselves. Details

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January 17 – January 28, 2017

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Martha Cohen Theatre – Arts Commons, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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$25 – $72

 

5. Don Burnstick

Don Burnstick is a Cree from the Alexander First Nation located outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The youngest of 15 children, coupled with the fact of growing up on the reserve, taught Don a variety of means of defending himself, not the least of which became his use of humor.Details

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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

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$29.50 – $39.50 + charges

 

6. Ali Hassan: Mulsim, Interrupted

In his new show, Muslim, Interrupted, Ali delivers a bitingly funny, personal perspective on Islam by putting a human face on the religion and countering negative stigmas with humour. Muslim, Interrupted is a refreshingly hilarious commentary delivered by this rising star of television, film, radio and stage.Details

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Friday, January 20, 2017

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Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

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$32

 

7. Beauty Love Truth w/Ben Rose

The Kinkonauts’ present Beauty Love Truth, a show where guest musicians inspire improvised scenes. Beauty Love Truth dives into the tales of heartbreak, happiness and hope that lie beyond the lyrics of original songs performed live by local musicians. Details

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00-9:30 PM

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The Kinkonauts Lab, 2nd Floor, 112 16th Ave NW
Calgary

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General: $10, Students: $5

 

8. Henry V

Shakespeare’s epic, complex and moving history of a young King’s triumph against all odds is brought roaring back to life this winter, in a rousing new production from London, England’s internationally-acclaimed Malachite Theatre and Edmonton’s own Grindstone Theatre. Details

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January 21st and 22nd, 2017 | 7.30 PM

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St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Calgary

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$20 – $25

IV. Sports, & Related events

1. Calgary Flames

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vs. Florida Panthers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM
vs. Nashville Predators on Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM
vs. Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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2. Heritage Hockey

Cheer on a shinny hockey game between local Banff celebs and players representing the legendary 1930s Clear Lake All Stars hockey team from Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. Hosted by Mountain FM’s Rob Murray. A fun family-friendly event, with fire pits and old time winter carnival music! Details
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Friday, January 20, 2017 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Downtown Banff Ice Rink, Banff Avenue

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Free

MEC Race 1 on Sat, Jan 21 @ Eau Claire Market

3. Calgary Hitmen

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vs. Red Deer Rebels on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM
vs. Victoria Royals on Friday, January 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM
vs. Prince Albert Raiders on Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 4:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. AKC Winter Classic Show

 
We will be host 3 all breed dog shows, obedience, rally-o, and junior handling events. In addition to that, we have fantastic vendors. They sell some very unique pet items, which are difficult to find in stores. It is an inexpensive thing to do with a family in the middle of the winter, especially for a family who loves dogs, or wants to learn more about dogs sports or responsible dog ownership.Details

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January 20 to January 22, 2017

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Spruce Meadows Equi – Plex, Calgary

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$10 Adults; $5 Youth (12-18 years old)
$5 Seniors over 65 years old; FREE children under 12 years old

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2. Calgary Bead Show

The Calgary bead show is a great place to find beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, cabs, tools, books, fossils,Gemstones, beads, beads, and more beads! Details

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January 21 – 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Executive Hotel Calgary – 2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary

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Free

 

3. THE BASH

We’ve all been to the traditional wedding shows, the ones that are a sea of 10×10 booths and portfolio books, and we were left feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. The Bash gives todays modern couple a more creative and exciting experience. Details

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Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary

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$17.00

 

4. Chocolate – A Taste of the Past

Discover the distinctive flavours of a hot chocolate recipe dating to the mid-1700s. Learn how to make chocolate from cocoa beans. Join chocolate experts from the HERITAGE® Division of Mars Canada Inc. for a chocolatey-sweet family-friendly event. Details

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 12 PM – 5 PM

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site 311 Cave Avenue, Banff

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Free

 

5. Whiskey and Chocolate

Join CBC’s culinary expert, John Gilchrist, in raising a glass to Canada’s 150th. Sip on a stellar line-up of Canada’s finest whiskeys perfectly paired with exquisite chocolates and an evening of entertainment. In proud collaboration with award-winning Cococo Chocolatiers and the Banff Hospitality Collective Details

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Friday, January 21, 2017 | 7 PM – 9 PM

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site 311 Cave Avenue, Banff

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$40/person

 

6. Banff Big Taste

Banff’s Big Taste is your chance to sip, savour and experience Banff’s exciting culinary scene. Details

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January 18 – 22, 2017

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Various Venues, Banff

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$10& up

 

7. Hands-on Bison Exhibit

Find out how Parks Canada plans to bring Plains Bison back to Banff National Park. Discover the stories of the bison through a special interactive exhibit, presented by Parks Canada’s own theatre troupe, Mountain WIT. Details

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January 21, 22 (Saturdays & Sundays) | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Banff Park Museum, 91 Banff Avenue, Banff

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Free

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