When you want to get out and explore unique events, there's no better place than Calgary. Here are some events to start with, from a princesses-and-knights-themed ball to a retelling of the feminist texts of a 17th-century nun. Read on to discover some of the best February events taking place this year in Calgary, AB.
The Hockey Sweater: Dr. Lola Rozsa Children's Concert
Date: February 2, 2020
The Hockey Sweater is a timeless Canadian classic, and this year it comes to the orchestra in The Hockey Sweater: Dr. Lola Rozsa Children's Concert. Choreography, music, and narration come together to tell Roch Carrier's beloved tale on the stage. If you come an hour early, you can meet with the musicians and try an instrument for yourself at the Instrument Discovery Zoo. In the true spirit of The Hockey Sweater, guests are encouraged to wear a sweater for their favourite hockey team.
New Works Calgary: Sor Juana and the Silences
Date: February 9, 2020
Sor Juana and the Silences is a reading of the texts of the eponymous Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz, a 17th-century nun, scholar, and writer from Mexico. Her diverse writings cover topics such as feminist issues, philosophy, and the Catholic church, with both seriousness and humour. Outspoken about her views, Sor Juana was considered by many to be ahead of her time, and she was silenced near the end of her life. Helen Pridmore reads from these texts to tell the extraordinary story of Sor Juana in this two-hour program.
The 65 Roses Princess Ball
Date: February 16, 2020
Children will receive the royal treatment at The 65 Roses Princess Ball! Dancing, face painting, and crafts are all available for the young guests. All will be able to eat from the buffet lunch, and decorate their own desserts afterward. Beloved characters from children's stories will also be present to truly make the event magical. This is the first year the ball is open to both boys and girls, since Knights and Princesses alike all love a good party! All proceeds from the event will go toward Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Come experience the magic of the ball.
The Wizards Beer Festival
Date: February 23, 2020
The Wizards Beer Festival is the perfect nighttime event for fantasy lovers looking for a magical night. Wizard robes and any related attire is encouraged, and dry ice at the venue will set the mood. Entertainment will be provided on-site, from tarot readings to wand- and potion-making classes to local DJs. Plenty of opportunities are available to win magical items, and of course, your ticket to the event will also get you a 12-oz welcome beer and five tokens to access more drinks and activities.
The events in Calgary are as unique and exciting as the city itself, even in the cold of February. There are plenty to choose from, so take your pick and have some fun!