3 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Calgarians have lots to do this weekend before the cold returns to the city on Monday.

Fine art photography, a little jazz and Robbie Burns Day

Many Calgarians will be getting their Scottish on this weekend for Robbie Burns Day. (Wikipedia)

Calgarians have lots to do this weekend before the cold returns to the city on Monday.

The arts and entertainment scene is jam-packed with fun and unforgettable things to do, so get out of the house and enjoy!

As always, this list is not exhaustive. If you want to add an idea or two, please feel free to include them in the comments section below. Your opinions and suggestions are important to us.

Landscape photography

For all you photography and nature buffs out there, Canada's first female astronaut Roberta Bondar has a travelling photography exhibit opening Friday at Telus Spark.

Visitors will learn about biodiversity and explore seven different biomes through the photographs.

The show is called Within the Landscape ~ Art Respecting Life

Until June 15

Telus Spark science centre

Jazz performance

Madeleine Peyroux​ is an American jazz singer and songwriter. She has released six albums and her sound is often compared to Billie Holiday.

But in spite of her musical success Peyroux keeps a low profile. She even spent several years "busking" after the release of her first record.

Her latest album is called The Blue Room. You can see Madeline Peyroux at the Jack Singer tonight.

Starts at 8 p.m., Friday

Jack Singer Concert Hall

Scotchy, scotch, scotch (and haggis)

Tomorrow is Robbie Burns Day — the celebration of Scotland's favourite poet.

Legion 285 here in Calgary hosts a great party with bagpipes and dancing. Another option is Hotel Arts where local roots-rock band Sweet Potato will host the annual So I Married An Axe Murderer Party.

And the Rocky Mountain Folk Club is celebrating Robbie Burns Night with local band Mercat Cross and piper Robert Henderson at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Hall. Tickets are $20 but the haggis is included.

The Cochrane Pipe Band is putting on their annual event Saturday, which includes highland dancing, traditional Scottish dinner, toasts, scotch tasting, a silent auction and dancing into the wee hours. 

Various venues

Saturday, Jan. 25


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