5 things to do in Calgary this weekend

If you're sick of being cooped up indoors, there are plenty of entertainment options around Calgary this weekend to get you out of the house.

Winefest, music from the Bond movies, Bryan Adams photography among picks

The Calgary Civic Symphony will be performing a selection of theme songs from James Bond movies, including Skyfall. (MGM/Sony Pictures Entertainment)

If you're sick of being cooped up indoors, there are plenty of entertainment options around Calgary this weekend to get you out of the house.

As always, this list is not exhaustive. Please feel free to add your suggestions of things to do in Calgary this weekend in our comments section below.


Whether you like a glass of red, white or rosé, there's no shortage of delicious wines to sip and savour at Winefest. The event features a range of local and international wines, ports, sparkling and dessert wines from some of the world's top wine regions. In 2013, producers from New Zealand, Greece, Argentina, Australia, Canada, France and many more were in attendance to share their wares. While tickets for the all-inclusive Friday and Saturday evening sessions are sold out, there's still time to get your pass for Saturday afternoon. Tickets are $75 each and the event is 18+ only.

Feb. 21, 22 - session times vary. See website for more information.

Stampede Park, BMO Centre Hall E

Bryan Adams: Exposed at the Glenbow

Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Judi Dench — just a few of the famous folks photographed by Adams in this new exhibit. However, it also features a second group of portraits — those of young British soldiers severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Exhibitors at the Glenbow suggest the photographs reveal "unknown facets of his famous subjects and the depth of Adams' own photographic abilities." If you're a fan of photography or just want to take in the stirring portraits of people from many different backgrounds, head over to the Glenbow to catch this exhibit while it lasts.

Feb. 23 to May 4

Glenbow Museum, 130 Ninth Avenue S.E.

Bond — James Bond

For true Bond enthusiasts, the famous theme music is as recognizable as the taste of a martini. On Sunday, you can get a little bit of Bond here in Calgary as the Calgary Civic Symphony performs The Name is Bond! The performance will feature some of the songs from Live and Let Die, Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only and Skyfall. Tickets are $22 and if you get there early, you can even try your hand at some of the casino games featured in the films and enjoy a vodka — or, we daresay, gin — martini.

Feb. 23, 1-4:30 p.m. MT.

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 Eighth Avenue S.E.

Ailey II

The Alberta Ballet welcomes guest company Ailey II to Calgary this weekend for a captivating performance. Troy Powell will provide artistic direction to Ailey II dancers as they present an exhilarating repertoire of classics and new works. The show will take place this weekend at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and tickets start at $29.

Feb. 21, 22 - times vary, see website for details. 

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Telus Spark's Let's Talk Energy

To mark the first-ever national Let's Talk Energy Week, Telus Spark is hosting a weekend of programming designed to let guests explore and discuss the role of energy in daily lives. There will be live demonstrations and the opportunity to meet energy innovators. You can also join in the conversation using the hashtag #TalkEnergy on Twitter and Facebook to share your thoughts on the programming.

Feb. 21-28.

Telus Spark, 220 St. George's Drive N.E.


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