February is here! And the month of love is full of exciting events going on in and around YYC. If you’re looking for something to do with your sweetheart, friends, or just by yourself, here’s a list of the 30 best events going on in the city this month!
WinSport’s Tube Park
Every Weekend in February
Feel the wind whizzing through your hair as you slide down one of the fastest hills in Western Canada. Get a group together or that special someone and spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping! Not only that, there’s a food truck on-site to take care of the midday snack.
MARKET Hip Hop Brunch
This monthly brunch isn’t one to miss! Every month, MARKET has a live DJ playing old-school hip-hop beats and serves up delicious food. Come start your Sunday-Funday off right and cash in on the incredible drink specials.
Shelter Cocktail Class
February 4 at 5:30 PM
Shelter Cocktail Lounge
Do you prefer your cocktails shaken or stirred? Well, Shelter’s Cocktail Class is a great way to enhance your skills and have a great date night or a fun outing with friends! Attendees will get a lesson in cocktail history, learn some new techniques, and try incredible new drinks you may never have had.
Theatre Calgary Presents The Louder We Get
February 4 (ongoing dates) at 7:30 PM
Theatre Calgary – 220 9th Ave SE
Catch this incredible musical before it hits Broadway! Inspired by a true story, this musical follows Marc Hall as he attempts to navigate through the Catholic school system in order to take his boyfriend to prom. Grab some friends or your bae and see this beautiful and inspirational musical today!
Couples Vision Boarding
Work Nicer Coworking (Roxbury)
February 5 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
It’s time to set your goals, intentions, and dreams for your relationship with your partner. This event is here to take your relationship to the next level and guide you in planning out your ideal life as a couple. Come strategize, plan, and goal set for a beautiful future together!
Calgary Boat & Outdoor Show
February 6 from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW
Southern Alberta’s biggest Boat and Outdoor Show returns. Throughout the day, see live entertainment and educational experiences. Are you interested in chainsaw carving? Then this is the event for you!
Ski for Heart
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Drive
Looking to get your humanitarian on? Ski for Heart is a fundraiser put on by the Heart and Stroke Foundation that’s for any winter sports enthusiast. Join this fundraiser and spend the weekend celebrating by cross country skiing, downhill skiing, or snowboarding and snowshoeing in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Comedy Meets Orchestra
February 8 at 7:30 PM
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Are you looking for a unique event that is sure to impress? The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra allows British comic Rainer Hersch to step in as the conductor to put on a show like you’ve never seen before. You can expect the classics like Bach to Beethoven to music you hear on TV with a guarantee that Hersch will make you laugh every step of the way.
Glenbow Launch Party
February 8 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Glenbow 130 9 Ave SE
The Glenbow has announced the addition of three new exhibits and is throwing a party to celebrate the opening. See the photographs and hear the incredible story of Vivian Maier, the nanny and part-time photographer who went on to receive worldwide acclaim.
February 9 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Yoga Nova Studio
This ACE class member event is all about grounding yourself. Come set intentions for your practice and the rest of your week, starting with a free flow yoga class. Yoga will be followed by talks from nutrition and mindset coach Laura Davies, Freedom Fit Pass founder Miryah Scott and ACE and RISE founder Mandy Balak. Not a member of ACE Class? Don’t fret! Check out memberships here.
February 9 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Telus Convention Centre – 120 9th Ave SE
Getting married this year and looking for some inspiration? Bridal Fantasy Boutique Bridal Show is a great place to check out all the hottest wedding trends for 2020. Bring your family, friends, and your partner and try to win the coveted grand prize of a luxury honeymoon from Champagne Weddings & Travel.
Talk Travel to Me
February 11 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Work Nicer (Red Mile) 1550 5 St SW #300
Keeping up to date on all the newest travel trends and hacks is sometimes tricky. Contiki Tours & Date Night YYC are here to make it easier for you. Come network and learn how to save some serious cash while traveling!
The Office Trivia Night
February 11 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you know a lot about The Office? Either way, create a team with your friends and come show off your The Office knowledge skills!
Art Battle at Rec Room YYC
February 12 at 7:00 PM
Rec Room Deerfoot
The Rec Room is hosting a competitive live art show that will give painters 20 minutes to take their canvas from blank to beautiful. They’re not only battling the clock; they’re battling each other! Take part as a painter or a spectator at this artsy event.
February 13 at 7:00 PM
Ready to experience a live game show like you’ve never before? Four TOTSU! fighters compete in hilarious challenges to avoid pain-inflicting shocks, paintballs, cringy eating contests, and more! Grab a group of people and giggle together as you watch these competitors take on each task, whether they want to or not.
Dave Kelly Live
February 14 Pre-Party 6:00 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM
Single? Taken? Are you looking to feel the love tonight? Dave Kelly Live is the spot to be! Take your love interest or a group of friends to see Dave Kelly Live where you’ll laugh, see the unexpected (maybe a live wedding?), and a whole heck of a lot of fun.
Lina’s Market Chef’s Table Dinner – Special St. Valentine
February 14 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
2202 Centre Street NE
Let’s get romantic! Lina’s Market has created a fantastic Chef’s Table Dinner experience for you and your love this Valentine’s day. Get your heart and your stomach ready for a night of romance and great food!
Set It Off at Rec Room YYC
February 15 at 6:30 PM
Rec Room Deerfoot
LA-based band Set It Off is at the Rec Room and are ready to give you an incredible show. Their loud, riffy rock mixed with electronic elements will have you grooving all night. This is a great chance to check out a band that you’re sure to love.
Art of Romance, Art of Soul
February 16 at 7:00 PM
3818 14A Street SW
The Calgary Jazz Orchestra is ready to keep the romance going for their Valentine’s Day show on February 16th. Let them serenade you and your loved one with incredible Motown singers Johnny Summers and Heather Bambrick.
February 20, Various Times
Can’t wait till summer to experience Folk Fest again? Well, you’re in luck! Calgary Folk Music Festival is putting on Blockheater, an event that will feature 30 different folk artists in the Inglewood neighbourhood.
February 21/22 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW
Grab your wine enthusiast friends and head down to Winefest Calgary! Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or really like drinking wine, you’re bound to have a great time at this event. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Calgary Food Bank and Winefest will give $1 for every pound of food.
ACE Coffee Talks Calgary
February 25 at 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Community Natural Foods – 1304 10 Ave SW
Develop positive new habits, create a network with of women just as driven as you, and help set intention so you can reach your full potential. ACE Coffee Talks is here to help keep you motivated to reach your goals and introduce you to like minded women who are looking to build a community of people like you!
ACE Women, Wealth & Wine
February 26 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 PM
With this event, focus on your money and what it’s doing for you. Grow your financial intelligence and learn about all the ways you can make your money work for you instead of against you. Take control of your financial future and join us for this real talk on money.
February 26 at 7:30 PM
This comedy show is a fundraiser for the upcoming charitable tour “The Human Condition Spring Comedy Tour.” This event is raising money for expenses so that all the tour earnings can go to the various local charities selected by the participating comedians. Enjoy a night of laughs and help raise some money for a good cause!
ACE Leaders Lunch
February 27 at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
This event brings together like minded women who have leaned into the careers and are heading straight for the top. Come be a part of an amazing community that will help elevate your career to the next level and keep you motivated to achieve your goals.
Calgary Home & Garden Show 2020
February 27-29 at 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW
This four-day annual event is here to help you improve your home and garden needs. Grab a few friends and get inspired to decorate your home or backyard with some unique ideas. This year’s special guest is HGTV’s Brian Beaumler, known for his show Leave It to Bryan.
Trivia Night at Fort Calgary
February 27 at 7:00 PM
Fluent in all things trivia? Get a team together and head down to Fort Calgary to participate in their trivia night. An expert on Calgary? There will be one round dedicated to the wonderful city that we live in!
Reuben And the Dark
The Palace Theatre
Calgary born indie artists Reuben And the Dark are back in their hometown and are ready to perform their best show yet! Arguably one of Justin Trudeau’s favourite bands, Reuben And the Dark would make the perfect date night or friends night out gig.
February 29 at 6:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Calgary
Centre for Sexuality is holding a ReProm Gala, an event for LGBTQ2S+ adults and allies to re-experience prom on their terms. The event includes live music and is a great chance to dress up and have fun with friends.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
This show is a unique experience to see The Simon & Garfunkel Story in concert-theatre style. This story features all the highs and lows the band experienced together from their early days to their break-up to subsequent reunion. This is a great chance to take the Simon & Garfunkel lover in your life to a fantastic show.