7 Things To Do in Calgary in January

Hotel Arts
January 8, 2020
January heats up with great events across the city. Check out 7 of our favourite things to do this month!

High performance rodeo

January 8 – January 26, 2020
More details can be found here.

One Yellow Rabbit kicks off the 34th running of High Performance Rodeo with 27 different shows at 13 venues to heat up the cultural scene in Calgary in the heart of January.

Calgary Renovation Show at BMO Centre

January 17-19, 2020

Bring your ideas to life with trusted experts at the Calgary Renovation Show, January 17 – 19, 2020 at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park. Discover the latest home renovation trends and get practical advice from hundreds of experts. From kitchens and baths to flooring and more, find great deals, new ideas, and inspiration for all your home projects.

Tickets can be found here. Use the promo code HOTELARTS to recieve a $3 discount on your ticket price.

National Geographic Live presents
Zoltan Takacs: Deadliest Lifesavers

January 26-27, 2020
Tickets can be found here.

As part of our ongoing sponsorship of National Geographic Live at Arts Commons, we’re thrilled to welcome renowned biomedical scientist Zoltan Takacs.

Zoltan Takacs collects snake, scorpion, jellyfish, and other venom from around the world. Back in the lab, using cutting-edge genomics, he creates combinatoric venom libraries to identify leads for novel medicines.

Juliet & romeo

January 16-26, 2020
Tickets can be found here.

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks kicks off 2020 with their performance of Juliet & Romeo as they reimagine the famous story about two star-crossed lovers with live music and dance in true DJD form. Performances take place at their fantastic venue ½ block away from Hotel Arts from January 16-26 as part of the High Performance Rodeo.


women for Men’s health PRESENTS THE Big Ball Gala

January 31 , 2020
Tickets are $275 per person
Buy online here.

On Friday, January 31, 2020, The Big Ball Gala will bring us all together to raise awareness in areas impacting men, including mental health, through initiatives led by Women For Men’s Health at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. Proceeds from The Big Ball Gala will go towards supporting these initiatives while positively impacting thousands Calgary men and their families. This year’s event will include a new Poolside experience, multi-tiered entertainment and an epic after party. So join us for a GIANT night of libations, live music, live auctions and luxurious cuisine!

Hockey night at YELLOW DOOR BISTRO and RAW BAR

Get fired up for every Calgary Flames home game with delicious pre-game food and drink specials!

Home Games:

Jan 9 vs Minnesota

Jan 11 vs Edmonton Oilers

Jan 28 vs St. Louis

Big winter classic

January  23-26, 2020
More information can be found here.

The perfect marriage of tasty brews and great tunes returns to heat up January again with the Big Winter Classic.  This four-day winter wonderland festival takes place at Last Best Brewing, Broken City, Inner City Brewing and the Big Empty Space from Jan 23 to 26.  Big Studio is also featuring local artwork at each of the performance venues throughout the festival.

A brief look ahead to February
Superbowl at Poolside by Hotel Arts

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Watch Superbowl LIV at South Beach North (with a Toque), otherwise known as Poolside by Hotel Arts. The closest you’ll get to watching the game with Miami-like temperatures.

More details to come soon…