What: If you’re looking to transport on two wheels this winter it’s important to be ready for the icy cold conditions that will ensue. Taught by Good Life Bikes, this workshop is free and will educate you on how to get your bike ready for the season, along with various tips and tricks to keep you warm and safe on the trails.
What: Join the conversation of the legalities that come with common law relationships, marriage or simply cohabiting. This event is both educational and fun and will allow you to act smart and empower you within your relationship.
What: Celebrate European cinema at the 6th edition of this exciting and worldly film festival. See films from over 18 various countries with a mix of all genres (with subtitles of course) and get more than your typical Hollywood fare at the cinema.
What: Beginning on November 1, over 3,400 white crosses will be placed along memorial drive as part of the Field of Crosses Memorial Project. Stop by over the next 11 days to pause, reflect and remember the many Southern Alberta soldiers who have sacrificed their lives during various wars and missions. You can visit the site anytime during the day, or catch their flag raising and lowering ceremonies at both sunrise and sunset.
When: From Wednesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 11
Time: All day. Flag raising and lowering ceremonies vary depending on sunrise and sunset. See the schedule here.
Where: Memorial Drive between 3 Street and Centre Street, Calgary
What: What do drool-worthy menus created by award-winning chefs, appetizing special events, and one of a kind culinary experiences have in common? They will all be featured during an epic food fest called Taste for Adventure.
What: Come and experience the closest thing to a live performance by these two music greats themselves and learn the story behind their iconic music that rocked the 60s and 70s. Learn more about this exciting performance here!
What: The wait is finally over! Check out this brand-new restaurant located in the heart of Vitoria Park serving up classic authentic Chinese dishes. They even have a dim sum bar located in the basement where you can get delicious eats late into the night.
What: Join Manjit MinhasDragons’ Den Dragon, in collaboration with the United Way for an evening focused on Social Entrepreneurship. The featured local startup at this fireside chat will be Local Laundry Apparel.
What: In lieu of Kate’s recent trip to Shanghai Fashion Week, she is transforming the entire first floor of the Devenish to feature a high fashion runway, themed rooms, cocktail lounges and tons of shopping.
When: Thursday, November 9
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Devenish Building – 908 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
What: The second Thursday of every month, mark it in your calendar. Don’t worry, there will also be a fully licensed bar so you can start the night off with an ice cold bevy. This month is all about getting hands-on with food and chemistry.
When: Thursday, November 9
Time: 6 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
What: Established in 1988, this annual market is one you’ll want to make the trek out for! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy four exciting days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, roast chestnuts, and a live nativity while picking up treasures from your favourite local seasonal vendors.
When: Thursday, November 9 to 12
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – Box 68 Millarville
What: Shop for the perfect gifts for your friends and family at this Holiday Night Market featuring local artisans, makers and vendors, along with live music, delicious eats and even more exciting festivities.
What: Pay your respects, remember those who fought for our country and spend a moment of silence as you celebrate this special tradition with the rest of the Calgary community. Here is a full schedule of the events happening in and around the city.
When: Saturday, November 11
The Hanger Flight Museum of Calgary – 4629 McCall Way SE
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 0 14 Avenue NW
Battalion Park – 3001 Signal Jill Drive SW
Field of Crosses/ Kerby Centre – 1133 7 Avenue SW
Canadian Pacific Headquarters – 7550 Ogden Dale Road SE
Central Memorial Park – 4 Street between 12 and 13 Avenue SW
What: Enjoy a special service facilitated by the RCMP Veterans Association of Calgary featuring bagpipes, bugling, reading and choral singers. Afterwards shop over 60 local artisans at their annual Holiday artisans fair and get started on your Christmas shopping, if you haven’t began already.
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
What: This month’s pop up begins today and it’s insanely cozy! Flannel Foxes is a local brand that pride’s itself in producing clothing that is reminiscent of our home and native land, while also ensuring that all their products are designed, printed, sewn and snit on Canadain soil.
When: Until November 30
Time: 11 am to 6 pm (weekdays), 11 am to 5 pm (weekends)
What: A murdered spy, a jealous husband and an on-stage plane crash, missing fingers and good ol’ fashioned romance. This two-time Tony Award-winning play will have you clutching the edges of your seats in both laugher and suspense all night long.
What: With an interpretive guide, take a moonlit walk through the forest and feast your eyes on the beauty of the Northern Lights and a sky full of stars, while sipping on steamy hot chocolate – it really doesn’t get much better than that. All photography levels welcome.
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