What’s on your agenda for February? We have 29 ways for you to stay busy (and well fed) this month.
Calgary Flames take on the Edmonton Oilers in the Battle of Alberta. We’ll be starting with Hockey Night Specials at Yellow Door Bistro and Raw Bar. Pro tip: Parking is included, so you can walk to the ‘Dome after.
Super Bowl Pool Party at Hotel Arts Poolside – February 2. Enjoy a tailgate buffet, live DJ, drink specials & 24-hour parking! Get your Tickets here.
Check out Exposure – Alberta’s Photography Festival. On February 5th, you can participate in an Instagram Live Tour of the Fence Exhibition. Access it on Instagram by going to @exposurephotofestival at 12:30pm.
It’s been a week – take a break. Try Raw Bar’s ‘La Bamba’ which is our Moscow Mule with a kick, thanks to the addition of Jalapeño Coriander and Ginger Beer.
Glenbow Museum is launching three new exhibits including Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands.
We’re going for lunch today – to the newly opened Sidewalk Citizen in Central Memorial Park. Reservations are recommended, and we’re planning to eat their entire menu.
Support local and discover a treasure at Shelf Life Books, on 4th street next to Central Memorial Park.
Watch Alberta Ballet’s – Unleashed. More details here.
If the weather permits, we’ll be grabbing a coffee in Kensington and taking a stroll along the Bow River Pathway. At this time of year the ice in the river usually takes on beautiful shapes and maybe you’ll spot a bird or two.
Looking for something to do after? Head to Dave Kelly Live’s Valentine’s Day Special at the Bella Concert Hall at 7:30pm.
Take a stroll on St. Patrick’s Island and stop in East Village for coffee or lunch.
Journey to Bowness Park and rent a pair of skates. Fall in love with skating on their impressive lagoon.
Time for another break. We’re suggesting you relax Poolside, with Raw Bar’s ‘#JustRelax’ cocktail paired with the Grilled Shishito Peppers and an order of 5 Spice Beets.
Chef to Be – Culinary Competition at SAIT – Hotel Arts’ Executive Chef Quinn Staple will be competing at this event. Details here.
After dinner, we’ll head over to Winefest at the BMO Centre and sample wines from all over the world. Details here.
A baked artichoke bread bowl and a glass of wine at Oxbow – yes please. But the real question is do you eat the entire bread bowl or not?
A little fresh air is always a good idea, so we’ll be heading to the Calgary Zoo for their famous Penguin Walk.
Ever wondered about Shuffle Club YYC? Around the corner from Hotel Arts is Home and Away. You’ll find Shuffle Club YYC in the basement. Check it out, and see what everyone is talking about.
Reward yourself with a Fried Chicken Sandwich for lunch from Yellow Door Bistro. This sandwich boasts black garlic soy, chili aioli, celery root slaw, and pickles on a potato bun – it’s AMAZING.
Join the Wordfest Book Club – This month they are reading The Innocents. Details here.
Visit the Home and Garden Show at the BMO Centre. Tickets are here, and if you use HOTELARTS promo code, you’ll save $4 off price.
Contemporary Calgary exhibit Planetary (runs from Jan 23- April 26). More info here.
Phew, that was a busy month.
As far as next month goes, you can look forward to YYCEXP – Calgary’s food and drink festival.