29 ways to stay busy (and well fed) this February

Hotel Arts
January 27, 2020
29 ways to stay busy (and well fed) this February.

What’s on your agenda for February? We have 29 ways for you to stay busy (and well fed) this month.

February 1
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.


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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.

February 3
Spend some time at the Calgary Public Library, and discover a new author. Refresh with a sandwich and coffee at Lukes East Village.

February 4
Take a Cocktail Class at Shelter (minutes from the hotel). Tickets are sold in advance.

February 5
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.

February 6
Thinking about a dance class? Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is just 1 minute away at Hotel Arts. Check out their classes here.


February 7
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.

February 8
Glenbow Museum is launching three new exhibits including Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands.

February 9
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.

February 10
Support local and discover a treasure at Shelf Life Books, on 4th street next to Central Memorial Park.

February 11
Feeling the music? Head to Studio Bell, and check out their newest exhibition ADISQ Hall of Fame open 10-5pm.

February 12
Watch Alberta Ballet’s – Unleashed. More details here.

February 13
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.


February 14
It’s Valentine’s Day! Come Dine with us and try special menus from Yellow Door Bistro, Oxbow, Raw Bar or grab a drink Poolside.

Looking for something to do after? Head to Dave Kelly Live’s Valentine’s Day Special at the Bella Concert Hall at 7:30pm.

February 15
Take a stroll on St. Patrick’s Island and stop in East Village for coffee or lunch.

February 16
Journey to Bowness Park and rent a pair of skates. Fall in love with skating on their impressive lagoon.

February 17
Flames are playing tonight! Get fired up for the game with Raw Bar‘s or Yellow Door Bistro‘s special Hockey Night menus!

February 18
We’ll be dining at Oxbow for their showtime menu (2-courses and a glass of wine for $30), then head off to Dear Evan Hansen at the Jubilee Auditorium. Details here.

February 19
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.


February 20
Chef to Be – Culinary Competition at SAIT – Hotel Arts’ Executive Chef Quinn Staple will be competing at this event. Details here.

February 21
After dinner, we’ll head over to Winefest at the BMO Centre  and sample wines from all over the world. Details here.

February 22
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?

February 23
A little fresh air is always a good idea, so we’ll be heading to the Calgary Zoo for their famous Penguin Walk.

February 24
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.

February 25
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.


February 26
Join the Wordfest Book Club – This month they are reading The Innocents. Details here.

February 27
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.

February 28
Listen to the Great Lake Swimmers at the Webber Academy for Performing Arts during another edition of Stampede City Sessions. Tickets are here.

February 29
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.

Yellow Door Bistro, Oxbow and Raw Bar will all be creating 3-course menus with optional wine pairings. It’s a fantastic way to experience all types of food around the city.