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30 things to do in Calgary this week: October 10 to 15

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 10, 2017 9:44 am 451

October is in full swing, and now that Thanksgiving is over it’s time to start celebrating everything spooky!

For great Halloween events – along with everything else going on in this great city – check out our list of things to do in Calgary this week.

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Tuesday, October 10

Taco Tuesdays

  • What: Half off tacos every Tuesday at Blanco Cantina on 17th Avenue.
  • When: Tuesdays
    Time: 
    All day and night
  • Where: Blanco – 723 17th Avenue SW
  • Cost: Half off tacos, $12 trashcans

Buck a shuck Tuesdays

  • What: One dollar oysters all day at National, along with 3 for $7 tacos.
  • When: Tuesdays
  • Time: All day
  • Where: National – 550 17th Avenue SW
  • Cost:  $1 per oyster, $7 for 3 tacos

Arcade Fire – Infinite Content 2017

  • What: Arcade Fire is bringing the noise to the Saddledome on their Infinite Content tour.
  • When: October 10
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • CostTicketmaster, $35-$272

Cuff-Down Socks

  • What: Learn how to make cuff-down socks at this Pudding Yarn workshop – perfect for those homemade Christmas presents!
  • When: October 10
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Pudding Yarn – 1516 6 Street SW
  • CostOnline, $75

22nd Annual Wordfest

  • What: Calling all writers, authors and all those who love and appreciate a good book – this will be 7 days you won’t want to miss out on! Celebrate the written word by experiencing live presentations, panels, industry workshops, art installations and more by 80+ International Bestselling authors and up-and-coming groundbreakers. Come prepared to be connected to with life-changing ideas and engage with like-minded people who share a love of reading and curiosity about the writing life.
  • When: October 9-15
  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • CostEventbrite, $150 for festival pass

Wednesday, October 11

Imagine Dragons

  • What: Check out Imagine Dragons live in concert when they come to Calgary’s Saddledome arena.
  • When: Wednesday, October 11
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $29-$329

Get Motivated Calgary

  • What: Looking for training and motivation sales, marketing, negotiating, personal development, money, and really all things business? This is a panel you definitely won’t want to miss! This event will feature Manjit Minhas – CEO of Minhas Breweries & Star of Dragon’s Den, Edward Snowden – Former U.S Intelligence Officer and Whistleblower (live from Moscow via Beam Robot) and Larry King – legendary American television and radio host.
  • When: Wednesday, October 11
  • Time: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • Tickets: Online, $19-$249

Introduction to Hand Lettering with Alison Martin

  • What: Learn hand lettering at an interactive workshop.
  • When: Wednesday, October 11
  • Where: Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar – 606 Meredith Road NE
  • Tickets: Online, $70

Games Night at Buttermilk Fine Waffles

  • What: Need a new date night idea? How about board games and waffles!
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Where: Buttermilk Fine Waffles – 330 17 Avenue SW
  • Cost: $5 waffles, games are free to play

Thursday, October 12

Adults Only Night at Telus Spark

  • What: The second Thursday of every month, mark it in your calendar! This is the perfect night to schedule a babysitter, plan a date night or grab your girlfriends for an evening of risky science, innovation, and community. Don’t worry there will also be a fully licensed bar so you can start the night off with an ice cold bevy!
  • When: Thursday, October 12 – Crime and Punishment
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Calgary’s Celebration of Sport

  • What: In honour of Canada 150 and the 2018 Olympics quickly approaching, come celebrate and recognize all who make Calgary an incredible world-class sports city!
  • When: Thursday, October 12
  • Time: 3 to 5 pm
  • Where: WinSport, Markin MacPhail Centre – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • Tickets: Eventbrite, $125

Glassblowing Classes 

  • What: Learn how to blow glass to make beautiful and intricate works of art.
  • When: October 12-15
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: cSPACE – 1721 29 Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $70

The Sweat Series

  • What: Join Parts + Labour founder, Jennifer Mehlko as she collaborates with various fitness studios around the city to bring you a fun workout series. Come sweat it out with her and then shop her athleisure “Heart Work” collection afterward in a fun studio pop-up.
  • When: Thursday, October 12
  • Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Stax Cycle Club – 17 Inglewood Park SE
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Check out the newly opened Granary Road Market

  • What: The wait is finally over! Granary Road Farmers Market is finally open. Come explore their Active Learning Park, while munching on delicious eats from The Loft Lounge and checking out the fantastic local vendors in the Public Market!
  • When: Thursday – Sunday every week
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Where: 226034 112th Street West MD of Foothills
  • Admission: Free

Friday, October 13

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • When: Friday, October 13
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $33 +

Jerry Seinfeld

  • What:  Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Calgary for a night of comedy this Friday.
  • When: Friday, October 13
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $85 – $382

Flashlight Nights: Corn Maze in the Dark

  • What: Think navigating a corn maze in the daylight is hard? Think again!
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays beginning on September 22
  • Time: Open until 9 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Tickets: $13.50 per adult, $12.50 per child

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

  • What: It’s the 20 anniversary of everyone’s favourite wine festival. How should you celebrate? Swirl, sip, and savour more wine!
  • When: October 13-14
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way, SE
  • Tickets: Online, $21-$37

Saturday, October 14

Kings of Leon in Calgary

  • What: The Kings of Leon are visiting Calgary’s Saddledome for their North America tour.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $61

Boobyball Presents: Let’s Get Physical

  • What: The most bodacious bash of the year is back! Shake, strut and shimmy as you celebrate a healthy active lifestyle for women to help reduce the development of breast cancer at this annual retro soiree.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8 pm to 1 am
  • Where: Hotel Arts – 119 12 Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $110

Autumn Pumpkin Festival 

  • What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home, along with the Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Fun Farm and more. Don’t miss The Great Pumpkin Explosion, where a pumpkin filled with candy is exploded daily!
  • When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Tickets: $13.95 (ages 3+)

The 12 Annual Zombie Walk

  • What: In all of your zombie splendor (make-up artist will be on-site) shuffle (running is for the living) to the end of the course in Tomkin Park where all your zombie friends await.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: Non to 4 pm
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: $5 and a $1 or food donation to the Calgary Food Bank

Outrun the Stigma

  • What: Get outdoors and participate in this 5/10km run or walk and help raise funs and awareness for mental health.
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Unversity of Calgary – 2500 Unversity Drive NW
  • Tickets: $20-$25

Sunday, October 15

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • What: You and me goin’ fishin in the dark!
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Where:  South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $110-$120

Natural Wine Festival

  • What: Join Vine Arts on 17 Avenue for their first ever Natural Wine Festival, featuring a  festival-style wine tasting from some of their favourite importers, wineries, and winemakers specializing in natural wines.
  • When: Sunday, October 15
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: 932 17 Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

  • What: Join the Calgary Farmers Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. You will have the opportunity to listen to 10 various Alberta ranchers as they explain what it takes to bring their products to the market, sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Where: 510 – 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
  • Tickets: Online, $45

Any day of the week

Go hiking in the Rockies

  • What: It’s larch season! Grab your cameras and hiking gear and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top of a mountain. If you haven’t checked out Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass then you must move it to the top of your bucket list. Be sure to be prepared to expect all sorts of weather patterns throughout the day.

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountian Avenue, Banff
  • Tickets: Adult – $62, Child – $31

Rent a bike and go on a river adventure

  • What: Grab your squad, get yourself some wheels, and see the city from a different perspective.
  • Where: Rent bikes at these locations: The LiveryRath BicycleBike and Brew

Get lost in a corn maze


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