Things to Do this Weekend in Calgary

A weekly digest of What’s On in and around Calgary this weekend including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions: Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2016.




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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

1. Flashlight Nights & Freaky Fridays

Bring a flashlight and find your way through our corn mazes in the dark! Take a ride on our creepy tractor ride, and if you’re brave enough, you can go through our 2 haunted houses, plus a big bonfire to keep you warm. Details

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September 30, Friday & Saturday nights in October, 2016 |  04:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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Cobb’s Corn Maze & Family Fun Park, 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary

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$12.50 – $13.50

 

2. Flashlight Fridays

The Calgary Corn Maze is fun and challenging at any time, but just think of trying to navigate the paths at night using only your flashlight! Flashlight nights are an extremely popular activity as guests love getting lost in the dark. Bring your flashlights and your sense of direction…you’ll need both. Details

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Friday, Sept 23 & 30, and Oct. 7, 14, & 21, 2016.

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Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224, Calgary

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$12.50 – $13.50

 

3. Cinderella

The classic story Cinderella performed in the unique Loose Moose style. The Loose Moose Theatre Company makes going to theatre an experience that is truly magical for children 4 – 10 years old, as well as fun and entertaining for parents. Details

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September 17 to October 9, 2016

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Loose Moose Theatre, 1235 – 26th Avenue SE,  Calgary

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 $14.00

 

4. The Paper Bag Princess – A Musical

The Paper Bag Princess hardly needs an introduction. First published in 1980, and with over four million copies in print, this story of a feisty princess and her hapless prince has captured the hearts of readers young and old all around the worldDetails

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September 30 – October 22, 2016

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 Beddington Heights Theatre, 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

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 $16.00 – $21.00

 

5. Autumn Pumpkin Festival

The Award Winning Autumn Pumpkin Festival is a must-do for your fall activitiy list and has become an annual tradition for families. You’ll have a chance to celebrate fall, as well as take part in all our great attractions. Details

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September 30 – October 22, 2016

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Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224, Calgary

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$13.80+gst per person

 

6. Calgary Baby & Tot Show

The Calgary Baby & Tot Show is a fun, interactive event which showcases the latest in apparel, products and toys. This season’s special guests include Barney, Marshall from Paw Patrol, Bob the Builder, Lavender from Little Charmers plus Star Wars characters and Disney princesses! Details
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October 1 – 2, 2016

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BMO Centre, Stampede Park
20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary

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$12 at the door, $10 online
Children 12 & under — FREE

 

7. Halloweekends

Join Billy, Roxy and the Boo Crew at Calaway Park this Fall! Take a stroll down Hallo-Street… if you dare! It is a spooktacular good time for the whole family! Details
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September 9 – October 10, 2016

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 Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd. 33, Calgary

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Regular Admission.

 

8. Illuminasia, Lantern & Garden Festival

The 2016 festival lanterns will highlight the four seasons, including the four noble plants of the Chinese culture, as well as incorporating zoo and culturally symbolic animals. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience authentic Chinese entertainment and multicultural programming! Details

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 September 8 – October 16, 2016

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Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd. N.E. Calgary

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Adults: $24 + charges
Children: $15 + charges

 

9. Other Activities

At the library
Calgary Public library offers plenty of free activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends:
Details and link for registration.
Airdrie Public Library
Okotoks Public Library

2.By Calgary Recreation – Drop in Programs

3.  Cineplex Family Favouries

Watch a family favourite film each week on Saturdays @ 11:00 AM for only $2.99.

II. Live Music

1. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans AvenueRaise the roof YYC! Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and hard-edged funk band Orleans Avenue mix R&B, jazz, rock, and rap in their search for new ways to uplift and inspire audiences. Straight from the streets of New Orleans, this will be a funky, brass dance party to remember. Details

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 Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 7:30 PM

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 Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

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$29-$89 + charges

 

2.Chopin & Bruckner

The pairing of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 alongside Symphony No. 4, Bruckner’s most famous symphonic work, launches the 2016/17 Classics Season with a Romantic flourish. Lauded for her impeccable mastery of Chopin, Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska is globally recognized for “her grace, fluency and strength” (The Telegraph). Details

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September 30 and October 1, 2016 | 08:00 PM

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Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

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$25.00 – $85.00

 

3. A Cappella Mountain Music

This unique concert bridges continents by celebrating the harmonies of Alpine Switzerland, Western Canadian Barbershop and Cowboy poetry and Western song. Featured performers: The Jodlerklub Oberhofen on tour from Switzerland, the Hospitality Singers of Calgary, Sid Marty a Western writer and Singer from Southern Alberta and the Yodel Club Heimattreu of Calgary. Details

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Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Bella Concert Hall, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary

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$25

 

4. MHz




MHz (Megahertz) is an all-ages festival organized by CJSW 90.9 FM. The festival showcases youth performers (under 21 years) across a spectrum of genres including hip-hop, electronic, rock, and folk.  Details

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September 30 – October 1, 2016 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

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Downtown Calgary outdoor stage – 8th Avenue and 1st Street NW

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Free

 

5. The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a collection of musicians who weave their stories with guitars, violins accordions and bass.TMO are troubadours who remind us that this music could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony. Details

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Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 7:00 PM

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SCA community centre – 277 Strathcona Dr. S.W., Calgary

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$31.00

 

6. Suzie LeBlanc & Constantinople

Canada’s outstanding early music soprano, Suzie LeBlanc performs with the innovative musicians of Constantinople in an evening of music from early 17th-century Italy. Details

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Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | 08:00 PM

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  Christ Church, 3602 8th Street SW, Calgary

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$25 – $30

 

7. A Little Light Music

This alumni & friends trio performs a lively program of chamber music with a spotlight on beloved Canadian composers. Expect the unexpected with this playful line-up of audience-friendly repertoire, ranging from the madcap fun of A Little Light Music to the sultry tunes of Viva Gershwin. Details

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Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | 08:00 PM

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Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall – Rozsa Centre, Calgary

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$18 – $25

 

8. Hayden

20th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Everything I long For’ – Presented by Tooth Blackner and the Calgary Folk Festival. Details

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 Saturday October 1, 2016 | 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Theatre Junction Grand, 608 1st St SW, Calgary

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$37.50

 

9. Saturdays in C-Square

Join the National Music Centre (NMC) for musical afternoons. Featuring The Doll Sisters. Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 |1:00 PM

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 East Village’s C-Square
7 Ave SE, Calgary

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Free

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October 1: DCX World Tour MMXVI [email protected] Saddledome

For Food, Nightlife/Club events, see section VI.

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

 1. Waiting for the Parade

The Home Front, World War II, Calgary. Five very different women wait out the war in this charming, funny, and touching drama that is one of our country’s best-loved plays. They struggle, argue, sing, drink and dance. Together, they find a way to survive a defining moment in Canadian history, when a national identity based on working together and accepting difference was born. Details

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September 13 – October 1, 2016

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Martha Cohen Theatre – Arts Commons, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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$25 – $72

 

 2. “I’m Not Old – I’m Ripe” Tour

The man who is known worldwide for his humour, his insight, and his wisdom about life and the people one encounters in it, is back with a brand new show…”I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!” After 20 successful years on television from the infamous “Possum Lodge” as the handyman who believes that “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape,” Red Green is back with a whole new show focussing on “Red’s life,” (with a few side trips!). Details

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

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$62.5 + charges

 

 3. Making Treaty 7

Making Treaty 7 is a ground-breaking, transformational, theatrical production that takes place at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino for three evenings of celebration, inspiration and learning, This cultural, multidisciplinary performance brings to life the promise of Treaty 7 – the time in Alberta’s history when land was assigned, assurances made and a better future promised to everyone.  Details

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September 28 – 30, 2016

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Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary

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$48.30

 

 4. After Jerusalem

A down-on-her-luck middle-aged school teacher tried to find love in Israel by pretending to be a famous actress. When she runs into an ambitious scriptwriter soldier with many tall tales to tell, their lives intertwine and change forever. Romance, intrigue, and a smattering of old movies turn this heartfelt comedy into a quirky love story where anything can happen!  Details

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 September 19 – October 10, 2016

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Lunchbox Theatre
160, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

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$20 – $25

 

 5. Jim Gaffigan

As part of his 30 city North American tour called Jim Gaffigan: “Fully Dressed,” the Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five will perform in Calgary!  Details

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Friday, September 30, 2016 | 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

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$39.5 – $59.5 + charges

 

 6. Secondary Cause of Death

It’s now 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Having inherited Bagshot House, Colonel Charles Craddock has converted the property into a hotel for the discerning visitor. Soon Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for Colonel Craddock. But that’s just the beginning—who is the strange Polish Count?  Details

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 September 23 – October 1, 2016.

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Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

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$22.00

 

 7. Run for your Wife

John Smith is a man with a schedule and a secret. The schedule is not just to keep him on time in his job driving a taxi, it also keeps his life—his lives, rather—organized and in their places. You see, it’s important to be organized when one has two of everything. Yes, everything. Two separate lives in two different houses in two different areas of London, with two different wives! When John is mugged, he finds himself coming home from the hospital surrounded by wives and policemen, all asking for an explanation. Details

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 September 23 – October 1, 2016.

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Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

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$15.00 – $20.00

 

 8. Calgary International Film Festival

CIFF is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a “Behind the Screen” series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.  Details

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September 21 – October 2, 2016

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Various Venues, Calgary

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Varies
Single film tickets $13 & up

 

 9. The Good Bride

Every night from 3pm to midnight, fifteen-year-old Quiverfull Christian, Maranatha puts on her wedding dress and hopes that today will be the day her twenty-eight-year-old groom, Pete comes to claim her. As her pre-wedding wait wears on, Maranatha finds herself confronted with questions her faith may not be able to answer. Is condemnation more righteous than compassion? If she has “hot shivers” for someone other than her fiancé, is that adultery?  Details

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 September 22, 2016 – October 1, 2016.

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Motel Theatre – Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary

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$20.00 – 25

 

 10. The Big Sleep

A millionaire is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants P.I. Philip Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with the old man’s two wild daughters prowling LA’s seedy backstreets, Marlowe’s got his work cut out – and that’s before he stumbles over the first corpse. Graham Percy and Stephen Hair return as Marlowe and Nulty in this World Premiere adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s most famous work.  Details

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 September 17 –  October 16 2016

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The Playhouse, 115 – 9th Avenue SE
Calgary

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$29 & up

 

 11. YYC Comedy Festival




YYComedy festival presents the highest quality shows possible at affordable prices, to include every aspect of the city’s comedy community and present opportunities for locals to share the stage with some of the top performers in the business – the end result being a heightening of Calgary’s comedic stature regionally, nationally, and internationally. Details

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September 26 – October 1, 2016
YYComedy Festival Presents: The Kinkonauts w/Ben Cannon: The Kinkonauts returns for a night of improvised comedy, joined with Calgary favourites Ben Cannon and Jeff Kubik. The Kinkonauts will trade in their jeans for Elizabethan short pants and create an improvised Shakespeare play on-the-spot, based on an audience suggestion. @ The Cardel Theatre on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
The YYComedy Festival Gala on Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 8:00 PM

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Various Venues, Calgary

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Varies
The Kinkonauts w/Ben Cannon – $15:00

 

 12. ‘Da Kink in My Hair

The smash hit play that inspired the television series now comes to Western Canada for the first time. Eight distinctive women in a Toronto hair salon share their unforgettable stories with surprising honesty and extraordinary joy. With these inspiring and uplifting characters, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shout, “Amen!” A truly joyous celebration – the perfect way to kick off a season!  Details

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September 6 – October 1, 2016

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Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary

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$35 – $99

 

13. Loose Moose Theatre Events

@ Loose Moose Theatre Company, 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary – Tickets :$12 – $15

Theatresports

Team on team competitive improvised comedy!

Fridays, Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016 | 08:00 PM  – Details

Gorilla Theatre

Our best performers try to direct an entire improvised play with hilarious results.

Saturdays, Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016 | 08:00 PM – Details

Past Your Bedtime

Late night improvisation with a twist…

Fridays, September 30th | 10:30 PM – Details

IV. Sports,  & Related events

1. Calgary Flames

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vs Vancouver Canucks  on Friday, September 30, 2016 | 7:00 PM
vs Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, October 02, 2016 | 7:00 PM

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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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2. Cinch Pro Rodeo Canada Series Finals

The top ten qualifying contestants in the seven major events from this new tour will compete at the Pro Rodeo Canada Series Finals.
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 Friday, September 30, 2016 | 07:00 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 07:00 PM

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Agrium Western Event Centre, 2500 Stampede Trail SE, Calgary

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3. Harvest Half Marathon

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Saturday, October 1st, 2016

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Midnapore School (across from Mid-Sun Community Center), 55 Midpark Rise SE, Calgary

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V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. The Study and Go Abroad Fair Calgary

Study and Go Abroad is an international university and student travel expo, offering students, parents, educators and young professionals looking to retrain an opportunity to learn about studying abroad for an undergraduate or degree program. Details

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 01:00 PM – 06:00 PM

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BMO Centre at Stampede Park

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FREE

 

2. Alberta Culture Days




The weekend offers a startling array of rare-access and hands-on arts and culture activities in hundreds of local communities across Alberta. Activities span indigenous cultural traditions to new media, crafts and music of all forms to culinary and agriculture, literature and spoken word to theatre, film, design and everything in between! Details

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September 30 – October 2, 2016
Calgary Culture Days Block Party – Friday, September 30, 2016 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ Olympic Plaza
Banff Buffalo Days @ Banff
Artember @ East Lake Park, Airdrie

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Across Alberta

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Free

 

3. Chestermere Arts Days

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while browsing beautiful art work at the Art Market Sale. Musical guests and performers will be around the building throughout the evening. Cultural fashion will also be on display. There will be free caricature drawings for guests! On Saturday, there is something for everyone! Free workshops and classes will be available to the public. Before or after class you can browse through the Art Market.Details

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Friday September 30, 2016 | 6:30 PM –  10:30 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Chestermere City Hall & Public Library, 105 Marina Road,Chestermere

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$10 Friday night, Saturday workshops free!

 

4. HorsePower Classic Car Show

Offering a Collector Car Auction, a swap meet, and a Car Club Show and Shine Invitational. Come and enjoy the finest of venues and World Class car Culture.Details

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Friday September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Spruce Meadows, Calgary

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$20

 

5. Sci Fi Night

Observatory Open House. Fact is always stranger than fiction, especially when explaining the universe through physics. Join us to explore other worlds both small and large that have captured our imagination and serve as a muse to science fiction writers. In the sky – the mighty Hercules is the western sky along with Mars and Saturn.Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Priddis

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$20 per car or $10 per person

 

6. Kerby Expo

 A day of learning and fun aimed at the 55+ in Calgary. The Expo will feature wine-tasting, art, and learning sessions. Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Kerby Centre, 1133 7 Ave SW
Calgary

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Free

 

7. A Walk in the Park

Join our environmental educator for this fun and informative guided walk in the city’s beautiful Edworthy Park. Learn about the park’s origin and wildlife, explore the historical Lawrey Gardens and enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of nature in Calgary’s magnificent Bow River valley.Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Edworthy Park, 5050 Spruce Dr. S.W., Calgary

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Free

 

8.The New Earth Expo

Health and Wellness Expo.Details

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September 30 – October 2, 2016

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Big Four Building, Hall B, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary

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 $12.00; Seniors & Students: $8.00
Under 12: free

 

9. Culture fest

This show is great choice for celebrating multiculturalism and for all ages to have fun. Some Highlights Performances will be: Bollywood, Bhangra, Fashion Show, Live Singing, Western Dancers, and Korean Drumers & much more to enjoy. Details

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Sunday – October 2, 2016 | 1:45 PM – 5:30 PM

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Genesis Community Wellness Center, 7556 Falconridge Boulevard NE, Calgary

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Free

 

10. Pumpkin Palooza

Thousands of pumpkins and pumpkin-themed foods for sale. Carving kits for sale too and carving stations if guests want to carve their pumpkins here. Details

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Weekends & Thanksgiving Monday in October until Oct 30, 2016

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Cobb’s Corn Maze & Family Fun Park

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Regular Admission

 

11. Parkluxe

PARKLUXE 2016 presented by Bankers Hall, is a luxury art and fashion show featuring some of Canada’s premiere high end fashion designers and artists. Designed to connect Calgary’s sophisticated fashion and art lovers with the amazing talent that produces it, PARKLUXE brings together a diverse and immensely talented group of individuals. Details

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 Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 07:00 PM

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Studio Bell – National Music Centre,
850 4 St SE, Calgary

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$40

The Way of the Shaman: Basic Workshop @ Springbank Equestrian Society Hall, 25 Robinson Road, Calgary on October 1 – 2 | $295-$325

12. Pop Up Art Show

We are 6 local artists gathering to show and sell our art.Color, texture, experience and imagination lend to an array of creative art works.Come to the historic Simmons building and enjoy a coffee from Phil and Sebastians, a treat from Citizen Bakery and browse our contributions to this pop up show and sale. Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM -8 PM

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Simmons Historical Building, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary

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FREE

 

13. Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

Learn about Terry’s triumphs, struggles and the impact his foundation has made globally. Artefacts on display include the shoe he dipped into the Atlantic Ocean to begin his journey, the shirt and shorts he ran in, and iconic photos. Be inspired by a Canadian who dared to dream big and help others!! Details

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July 1 – December 31, 2016

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

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Included in general admission.

 

14. Calgary Tours

Calgary Walks – Discover what makes Calgary such an exciting place through Calgary Walks: history, architecture, river walks, public art, secret sculpture gardens, cool public spaces, restaurants, shopping and more!! Details

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Upto $18 – Year Round

 

Calgary Brewery Tours Experience good natured and welcoming breweries, eateries and distilleries with people who enjoy a satisfying brew as much as you. Details

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Calgary Craft Beer Tour: $129.00 + gst

Spirit of Alberta Tasting Tour: $109.00 + gst

Cemetery tours Join knowledgeable tour guides on a walk through time to learn about the people, personalities and events that shaped the vibrant city Calgary is today. From May through October, The City tells their fascinating stories through free guided walking tours of Calgary’s historic Burnsland Cemetery, St Mary’s Cemetery, and Union Cemetery.  FREE Details

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Burnsland Cemetery – last Saturday of each month, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

St. Mary’s Pioneer Cemetery – third Saturday of each month, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Union Cemetery – every Sunday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

VI. Food/ Sunday Brunches & Night Life Events

1. Pizza & Pints!

Pizza & Pints will visit three YYC Pizza Week participants where guests will enjoy the signature pizzas created for YYC Pizza Week alongside a paired craft beer! Guests of Pizza & Pints will get educated on the history of Brewsters Brewering Company’s craft brewing [r]evolution in Calgary! What’s even better? You get to try each locations pizza paired with a beer brewed right here in Calgary! Details

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 6 PM – 10:00 PM @ Trolley 5 (728 17 Ave SW)

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Beer Revolution, 834 11 Ave SW, Calgary

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$49.95 per person

 

2. The YYC Pizza Week

YYC Pizza Week returns to Calgary offering up pizza lovers all kinds of delicious and unique pizza pie creations. Details

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September 23 – October 1, 2016

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Various locations, Calgary

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Varies

 

3. Calgary Veggie Fest

Vegetarian food and lifestyle festivalDetails

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Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 10:00 AM to  06:00 PM

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Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 First Street SW, Calgary

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Fress

 

 4. Prime Time Big Band Saturday Brunch

Brunch with Prime Time Big Band at Inglewood’s Ironwood Stage and Grill is a Calgary institution for music lovers. Now celebrating its 21st year, Prime Time Big Band boasts the city’s most celebrated and respected musicians led by Dave Jones. Featuring vocalist Deanne Matley.  Details

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Sunday, October 2, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 04:00 PM

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Ironwood Stage and Grill 1229 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary

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Adults: $20 + GST
Children: $15 + GST

 

 4. Club Events / Nightlife

Free Music Movies Mondays – Monday, September 26, 2016 | 7:30PM – 10:30PM @ The Blue Can: .Zenon West hosts this informative, insightful, interactive evening at The Blues Can. Show will start at 8pm. Appetizer Specials, Drink Specials… and Popcorn!! Movie – The Commitments (1991) R

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Animal Collective @ MacEwan Ballroom

Cazzette [email protected]Commonwealth Bar & Stage 

Cam Penner @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Los Tres Hombres @ The Blues Can

Friday, September 30, 2016

Hatebreed @ The Gateway (SAIT)

GTA, Sleepy Tom, Team EZY @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage

KONGOS – Egomaniac Tour @ MacEwan Ballroom 

Cam Penner @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

Johnny Juke @ The Blues Can

Saturday, October 1, 2016

POP Culture 3: Heroes and Villains @ The Blind Monk: Come and feast your eyes on amazing artists performing acts inspired by Marvel and DC characters like Typhoid Mary and Thor, as well as iconic characters like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the Pink Panther, Carmen Sandiego, and so much more!

Preoccupations @ MacEwan Ballroom

One Lions at Saturday Night Lab (14+)@ 2nd floor, 112-16th Ave NW: Stephen Kent and Covy Holland, along with pianist Eric Nyland, create a harrowing story from a simple audience suggestion. The story moves backwards and forwards in time. Along the way creatures come out to play. Talking tigers, cheerleaders, pilots, Dr. Giraffe, Tommy Antelope Esq., your mother and your father. It’s your story we’re telling, if your story was directed by Wes Anderson and scored by the ghost of Chopin, the SCARY GHOST OF CHOPIN!

Scenic Route To Alaska @ The Gateway (SAIT)

Alan Doyle @ Deerfoot Inn & Casino

The Stanfields @ Dickens 

Johnny Juke @ The Blues Can

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Connie Koldor @ Ironwood Stage & Grill

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5. Dinner Theatre/Sunday Brunch

1. Fort Calgary Enjoy Murder mystery dinner theatre and Sunday Brunches at Fort Calgary.

2. Stage West Theatre Restaurants

Million Dollar Quartet – September 9 – November 13, 2016 – Details

3. Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Rock Around The Clock – September 9 — November 6, 2016 – Details

VII. Shopping Promotions / Events

1. Inglewood events – Here
2. CORE – Promotions and Events
3. South Centre Mall – Promotions
4. Cross Iron Mills – Promotions
5. Chinook Centre – Promotions
6. West Brook Mall – Promotions

For free family weekend activities in Calgary see, Free Activities in Calgary
We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but mistakes may happen or events may get postponed/cancelled without notice. Verify all details from concerned Event Websites/officials before travelling.
Book mark this page and check back next week for more weekend activities.




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      April 3, 2015 at 1:07 AM
    9. Nic

      Thanks! It was very helpful to see admission prices too.

      April 19, 2015 at 11:44 AM
    10. Guest

      Awesome site! Great way to discover our city!

      May 17, 2015 at 10:57 AM
    11. Sara

      I love your website, It helps me with my monthly newsletters and for planning activities for me and my husband.
      Thanks!

      July 24, 2015 at 10:54 AM
    12. Guest

      There is also the OpenDoorYYC this weekend.. or maybe its YYCopendoor ?
      Lots of free stuff to do

      September 18, 2015 at 10:06 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Hi
        Doors Open is on Sept 26 – 27.

        September 18, 2015 at 10:28 PM
    13. Guest

      Thank you for this 🙂

      September 19, 2015 at 9:30 PM
    14. Louise

      Great site! I use it often 🙂 always accurate and everything in one place!
      Thanks

      October 24, 2015 at 7:42 PM
    15. Harley

      Awesome site for out-of-towners looking for things to do when visiting. Thanks!

      November 10, 2015 at 11:38 AM
    16. Shane

      This is a great site! Thanks so much for doing this!

      November 19, 2015 at 1:11 PM
    17. Bhong

      Very helpful for a newcomers like us.

      December 26, 2015 at 9:09 AM
    18. Kathy fedori

      Check out Catch Oyster bar Wanderlust,Friday night 3 course romantic dinners in February great food and fun !

      January 25, 2016 at 8:36 PM
    19. Laura

      Hi, I’m not sure if you can post but there’s going to be a Saint Patrick’s Day Singles Party on March 17th at 7pm at the Carriage House Inn’s Peanut Bar. Thanks very much.

      March 7, 2016 at 3:31 AM
    20. Guest

      a lot of work/effort – thank you so much!

      March 10, 2016 at 11:19 AM
    21. Werner Rann

      Theatre lovers will also enjoy the sneak peek of Theatre Encounter’s March 2016 production of Eugene Ionesco’s

      March 11, 2016 at 6:56 PM
    22. Leah

      Amazing site! Great work

      April 25, 2016 at 10:59 PM
    23. Nancy

      Thanks for the info. I look up this website for things to do every weekend.

      May 6, 2016 at 3:08 PM
    24. Alice White

      How will i ever choose between the puppet convention or the outdoor quilt festival….?!?

      May 18, 2016 at 12:08 PM
    25. Jill

      Jurassic park let down

      May 27, 2016 at 10:16 PM
    26. Mikal

      This site just shows how Effin boring this city is yikes

      June 13, 2016 at 7:35 PM
    27. Jeff

      I didn’t get past # 2 on your list…you see Okotoks is NOT Calgary…get a map.

      June 18, 2016 at 11:54 AM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Thank you!

        June 21, 2016 at 8:05 AM
    28. John M

      Very good site

      June 26, 2016 at 12:14 PM
    29. Guest

      I’ve lived here 25 years, and now having this site is great when looking for something to do on the weekends! Keep it up

      July 27, 2016 at 12:09 AM
    30. Guest

      This is a fantastic site. Thanks for keeping it up to date. Looking forward to all these upcoming events.

      July 30, 2016 at 11:35 PM
    31. Lisa

      This site has great ideas for all age groups. And to Mikal- you’re the problem and a sad person. Someone went trough a lot of work outing this together.

      August 1, 2016 at 1:02 AM
    32. Sam

      false advertising and since when is anything free in this city anymore.? everyone has to get into your pocket book,.. On this page the Latino Festival is free and on their page it 10 to $30 dollars, so what is free??? it cant be free as long as this thieving city has to get their commission.

      August 7, 2016 at 9:31 AM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Sorry, our mistake. We do not accept payment for featuring on this page. Our website is free!!!

        August 7, 2016 at 9:49 AM
    33. Alexandra

      Thank you. This is the best one of these sites I’ve come across. My husband told me yesterday he checked an events page and that there was “nothing going on” this weekend. Glad to see that isn’t the case.

      August 7, 2016 at 10:16 AM
    34. Ada

      wish you would broadcast some of the olympics live in a beer garden somewhere and inject some sprit or life in this city.

      August 14, 2016 at 12:59 PM
    35. Laura

      Sam is right. It is to expencice to make any move in Calgary. Any event cost $$$$$$ to much. They said family friendly city? I have 3 children and I can’t afford :heritage park,zoo,science/telus center, even Sicome lakes take $10 to get in Where are they going ? Compare to Montreal where all festivals are FREE and everyday and everywhere, Our city is miserable .I am not speaking about our job losses ,we can’t afford going out ,never!

      August 14, 2016 at 5:10 PM
    36. Proud to be Calgarian

      Then Laura, please move to Montreal. Nobody forced you to be in our amazing city. I am sure the Montrealers would love having you there.

      September 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM

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