Events in Calgary: January 27 – 29, 2017

Events in Calgary: January 27 – 29, 2017

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1. Kung Fu Panda to Shrek

From Kung Fu Panda and Shrek to How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation’s creative stories and unforgettable characters have been entertaining audiences for more than two decades. Experience stunning original film highlights on the big screen, with their memorable scores performed live by your Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra!! Details

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Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall

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$20.00 – $80.00 + charges.

 

2. Elves And The Shoemaker

When the shoemaker wakes, his works already done,
Whos making the shoes before the rise of the sun? Details

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January 28 to February 19, 2017

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Loose Moose Theatre – 1235 – 26th Avenue SE, Calgary

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$14

 

3. 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 27 – 29, 2017

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Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 First Street SW, Calgary

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FREE.

 

4. The Antikythera Mechanism

The evening will kick off with a history minute honouring 150 years of Astronomical research in Canada, then a presentation on what’s up the sky by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre. The open house will feature access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society. You will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Calgary

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$20 per car OR $10 per person.

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5. Ice Magic Festival

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world class event with over 20 years of history. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in an ice carving competition.Details

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January 19 – 29, 2017

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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise

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Viewing of the competition site weekdays and before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. on the weekends are FREE. All other Ice Magic events and activities throughout the destination are FREE.

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II. Live Music

1. Joel Plaskett in Concert

 
Hugely respected on the Canadian music scene, Joel Plaskett (Thrush Hermit, Joel Plaskett Emergency) makes his debut with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performing highlights from a twenty year, Juno® award-winning career. From “Light of the Moon” and “Nowhere With You”, to music from his most recent album The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, Plaskett’s songwriting and charismatic live performance is illuminated beautifully through the power of orchestral arrangements.Details

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary

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$25 – $85 + charges

 

2. Revv52 MixTape LIVE

REVV52 brings you a MixTape of fantastic music performed in a way only Revv52 can with 50 voices and a kicking band. We are featuring music from Artists like Lady Gaga, the Traveling Wilburys, Labrinth, the Beatles, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas, Bowie, Wings, the Rolling Stones and more. Details

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January 26 – 28, 2017

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Mt Royal University Bella Concert Hall, Calgary

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$25.00 & up

 

3. Catalyst Quartet

Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthy visor,” the Catalyst Quartet, prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland) is comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition with the 2015 winner of the Seoul International Music Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the Quartet has toured domestically and abroad including sold out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center, and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Details

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Friday, January 27, 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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$30.00 – $40.00 + charges.

 

4. Julia Lynx in Concert

Join us for an evening of songs and stories with Canmore singer songwriter Julia Lynx. After hiking the Great Divide Trail with her spouse and guidebook author Dustin Lynx, life on the trail infused Julia’s songwriting with a love for the land. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 St NW, Calgary

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$15 – $20

 

5. Alberta Night

Presented by the Bow Valley Music Club. Alberta Night – Our annual Food Bank Drive Show featuring Chloe Albert, an award-winning songwriter who mixes folk, country and pop into an enticing blend; along with Duane Steele, who is among Canada’s top country recording artists and songwriters; and Mike Plume, legendary showman whose music contains elements of roots, Celtic and…rock in a great package. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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SCA community centre – 277 Strathcona Dr. S.W., Calgary

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$31

 

6. Catherine MacLellan

Her 2015 CD The Ravens Sun won the Roots And Traditional Solo Juno Award and Canadian Folk Music Awards for Contemporary Album of the Year and English Songwriter of the Year. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Crescent Heights Community Hall – 1101 – 2nd Street NW, Calgary
Also at Okotoks RPACon Friday, January 27, 2017 – 7:30PM

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$25

 

7. The Calgary Stampede Showband

The Calgary Stampede Showband is thrilled to invite you to its 6th annual Community Celebration Concert featuring performances by the Lord Beaverbrook High School Symphonic Band and University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Knox United Church – 506 4 Street SW, Calgary

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$10

 

8. Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band

Easily one of the most versatile and soulful musicians in jazz, drummer and composer Brian Blade moved to New Orleans at age 18 to study and perform with Crescent City stars, including Ellis Marsalis, Johnny Vidacovich and Harold Battiste. As Blade was developing his own musical identity as a bandleader, he formed The Fellowship Band in New Orleans with Jon Cowherd and Chris Thomas. In 2000, Blade became a member of jazz legend Wayne Shorter’s all-star quartet, touring the world and recording four albums with the saxophonist, including the GRAMMY® Award-winning 2013 release, Without a Net. Details

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Sunday, January 29, 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

 

9. Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane

Gordie Tentrees with Jaxon Haldane perform with 9 instruments (banjo, dobro, cigar box guitars, musical saw, acoustic guitar, porch board bass, harmonica, & mandolin), brotherly harmonies and masterful storytelling. His new record “Less is More” was the 2016 Top 20 International Canadian Album (#12), and for the second year in a row the TOP 20 (#18) International Canadian Artist for radio play on the International Folk/Roots charts. Details

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Saturday, January 29, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 06:00 PM

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Gallery House Concerts Society
64 ave & 14 St NW

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$20
12 and under free

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Us The Duo – Just Love Tour on Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:00 PM @ The MacEwan Hall Ballroom

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. The Audience

 
For sixty years Queen Elizabeth II has held a private weekly meeting with each of her many Prime Ministers. Politicians have come and gone, but she has remained a constant. Through this riveting drama, we get a glimpse of the woman behind the crown and what it’s like to be one of the most famous, and yet most private people in the world. Details

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January 24 – February 18, 2017

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Max Bell Theatre at Arts Commons, Calgary

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$35 – $92

 

3. 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

 

4. Flamenco Moorish Night

Flamenco Moorish Night in an intimate setting at the Wine-Oh’s Jazz Bar. Join us for a special performance featuring members of Salero Calo Flamenco group and guest artists in a fusion night. Details

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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Wine-Oh’s Bistro and Cellar – 811, 1 street SW, Calgary

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$24 – $30

 

5. 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

 

6. Yet Another Evening at Fawlty Towers

Welcome back to Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the “English Riviera”. Our plots centre on tense, rude, and put-upon Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, who is often the peacemaker and voice of reason, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, showing their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. Details

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January 27 to February 04, 2017

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Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

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$20-$25

 

7. All’s Well That Ends Well

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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January 19 – 28 2017

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Vertigo Theatre – Studio, 115 – 9th Ave SE
Calgary

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$25 – $35

 

8. Wait Until Dark

When a blind woman living in New York City’s iconic Greenwich Village finds herself terrorized by a trio of men, she’s in a desperate situation – until she discovers her blindness might just prove to be her secret weapon. This new adaptation of Frederick Knott’s classic thriller is sure to turn down the lights and turn up the thrills.Details

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Saturday January 21 to Sunday February 19 2017

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The Playhouse, 115 – 9th Avenue SE
Calgary

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$20 & up

 

9.Disenchanted!

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these royal renegades toss off their tiaras, this hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical cleverly reveals what really happened ‘ever after’!Details

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January 25 – 28, 2017

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Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

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$30

 

10. Three Seagulls: Improvised Chekov

The Kinkonauts will enter the drab and dreary world inspired by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. In a completely improvised play based on an audience suggestion, the cast will explore the themes of death, disease and the breakdown of social aristocracy in late 19th Century Russia. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 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

 

 

1. Calgary Roughnecks

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vs. Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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2. Hard Knocks Fighting Championship HK53

Hard Knocks Fighting Championship is your premier MMA promotion, showcasing the world’s elite, up and coming athletes on a global stage.Details
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Friday, January 27, 2017 | Doors at 5:30 PM

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Winsport Markin MacPhail Centre
88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

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$10 & up

 

3. FIS World Cup Moguls

Watch world-class Moguls & Aerials skiers compete here in Calgary before seeing them at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The field includes Canadians Chloe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Mikael Kingsbury.Details
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January 27-29, 2017

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Winsport
88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

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Free

 

4. January Classic

The first show jumping event of the Classic Series, the January Classic takes to the indoor comfort
of the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex. The January Classic is a excellent warm-up to the 2017 season.
You and your family are welcome to join us and watch the competitions. A food concession is available
to help you enjoy your experience at Spruce Meadows.Details
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January 28-29, 2017

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Spruce Meadows, Calgary

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Free including parking.

 

5. Calgary Hitmen

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vs. Regina Pats on Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM
vs. Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 4:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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1. Bloody Scotland, A Storycafe

 
Hear Edinburgh Storyteller, Calum Lykan bring history, myth and legend of Scotland alive at BLOODY SCOTLAND, A STORYCAFE, with host, Cassy Welburn of TALES Calgary.Details

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January 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Burns Night at ShelfLife Books, 1302-4 St.SW

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$10

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2. Calgary RV Expo & Sale

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by exploring the great outdoors! With National Parks across Canada offering free admission from coast to coast throughout 2017, RVing is the best ways to discover our vast country and allow your inner wildhood to roam free. Details

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January 26 – 29, 2017

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BMO Centre – Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary

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$7 – $15; 12 years old & under – Free

 

3. Winterfête 2017

A celebration of the 61st anniversary of the sistering between Calgary and Québec City, with dignitary speeches, French-Canadian musical entertainment and a fashion show by Le Château. Details

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Friday, January 27, 2017 | 06:00 PM

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, 15979 Bow Bottom Tr SE, Calgary

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Attendance is complimentary | Dinner service is a là carte
Reservations required

 

4. IABC/Calgary 50th Anniversary Gala

The International Association of Business Communicators Calgary is celebrating its 50th year with a gala event. It will be a night of celebration with amazing food and entertainment while we recognize the communications industry and the Chapter over the last half century, and an opportunity to support local athletes. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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WinSport, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary

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$150 – $175

 

5. Snowflake Gala

This Snowflake Gala will be a magical night with a beautiful sparkling reception, a seated 4 course dinner, a Host Bar, a Silent Auction, a few Raffle Prizes, entertainment and more! Much like our CWL sisters, “We are like Snowflakes – all unique in our own beautiful way.” This is sure to be a fun and entertaining evening. Please help us in our quest to raise funds for our 2019 Catholic Women’s League National Convention here in Calgary. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 06 PM

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Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre Calgary
3010 12 St NE, Calgary

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$125

 

6. Caledonian Society Burns’ Night

Join us for our annual salute to Robbie Burns and all things Scottish. We will be enjoying an excellent three course dinner followed by entertainment and Scottish Country dancing. Entertainment will include the address to the Haggis, Burns’ poetry and song, the address to the lassies as well as the response. We will also have Highland dancers, our own Gaelic Choir and the Society’s pipe band. GlenMorin will provide our music for dancing and a good time is sure to be enjoyed by all. Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 5:30 PM

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Polish-Canadian Cultural Centre, 3015 St NE, Calgary

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$60

 

7. Bridal Fantasy

Brides can expect to see a dramatic fashion show and theatrical production featuring the latest trends in flowers, tuxedos, gowns, destination wear, hair and make-up. Brides have the opportunity to win over $75,000 in prizes and the chance to win the Fantasy Wedding Package – Including prizes from some of our sponsors.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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Calgary Telus Convention Centre

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$25

 

8. YYC Hot Chocolate Fest Launch!

To kick off the 6th Annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, everyone is invited to our official launch! oin our host, Calgary Stampeders very own #26 Rob Cote and Calgary Meals On Wheels for the official “inaugural sip” to formally commence the festival. Join us at 9 am sharp at the stage area in the Food Court! Details

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary

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Free

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