Celebrating Love Day in Calgary

We’ve rounded up a few of the notable young professional Valentine’s Day-themed activities and events happening around Calgary…

Pecha Kucha #11
For those that want to socialize and learn with Calgary’s arts and culture-minded individuals on Valentine’s Day, Calgary Arts Development is presenting Pecha Kucha night on February 14. Pecha Kucha takes place in over 450 cities around the world and draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.” Notable Calgary thought leaders showcase 20 slides on a passion project or topic of their choice for only 20 seconds per slide. See speakers like Pierre Lamielle, local cook and illustrator, Angela Dione and Angel Guerra, Founders of Market Collective, and Jim Button of Village Brewery, among many others. Standby tickets available at the door (limited availability). 

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Join the Cabaret on Saturday, February 11 at Teatro as the 1920s New York theatre scene sets the stage for this party that takes you back in time to the bright lights, big bands and glamour of Broadway’s heyday. The six-piece big band, Moments Notice, and a cabaret dance ensemble from Toe Tappin’ Swing entertain with bold behaviour that only Broadway could get away with.

The first few guests through the door will receive a limited edition fashion gift from Ooh La La with their glass of Moët & Chandon champagne. There will be giveaways all night, including a magnum of Moët & Chandon and private swing lessons from Toe Tappin’ Swing. Purchase tickets here for this not-to-be-missed event!

Pizza. Wine. Love.
Take a more casual approach to Valentine’s Day this year and enjoy gourmet pizza and velvety wine at Kensington’s Pulcinella. Forgo the 5-course formal dinner and instead watch the chefs in the open kitchen make your pizza, or the best-in-the city calamari. The atmosphere is the complete opposite of stuffy, light, airy and, not surprisingly, feels like you’re in an Italian bistro, buzzing with activity. It’s perfect for couples navigating a new courtship, not wanting to do anything too “serious” on the big holiday of love, as well as the married set tired of the over-the-top Valentine’s Day celebrations from years earlier. Top the night off with a latte, heart-shaped foam included.