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25 things to do in Calgary this week: October 30 to November 5

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Kristy Archibald Oct 30, 2017 8:31 am 420

It’s time to get out your scariest costumes, carve your pumpkins and stock up on sugary treats, because it’s officially the spookiest week of the year!

Although most Halloween festivities already took place over the weekend, there is still plenty of ghoulish fun to be had on the day of. Along with all the other exciting things our city has to offer, here is our list of things you just can’t miss going on this week in Calgary!

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Monday, October 30

Tegan and Sara – The Con X Tour

  • What: Come see these Canada’s favourite indie pop band live in concert!
  • When: Monday, October 30
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $33-$200

Last Chance to Shop Posh & Cozy at Greater Goods

  • What: Looking for the perfect present for a baby shower, or just need a few new items for your little? There are only 2 day’s left to shop these cozy and trendy kids clothes at Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar. Hurry before it’s over!
  • When: On until EOD October 31
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Greater Goods  – 606 Merideth Road NE

Cocktail Hour 

  • What: It’s your last chance to enjoy Lounge XVlll ‘s cocktail hour! All menu items and cocktails are half-price between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
  • When: On until October 31
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: 1005 17 Avenue SW
  • Cost: Half off cocktails and menu items

Avenue Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 Gala

  • What: Celebrate some of Calgary’s most exceptional leaders, innovators, and influencers who are making a difference in our city!
  • When: Monday, October 30
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $79

Tuesday, October 31

Train of Terror

  • What: Test your tolerance for terror on this frightening locomotive.
  • Where: Aspen Crossing – Highway #24, Mossleigh, Alberta
  • When: Monday, October 30, and Tuesday, October 31
  • Time: Train leaves at 5, 7, and 9 pm
  • Tickets: Available at trainofterror.com, $66.60

Dinner + A Movie at Heritage Park

  • What: Date night just got brought up a notch! This week will be featuring two classic fright-night films, Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
  • When: Tuesday, October 31
  • Time: 7:45 pm
  • Where: Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $44.95 + GST per person (includes dinner + film), $8 (Film only)

Knitting 101 

  • What: Try your hand at making some cozy knits this fall!
  • When: Tuesday, October 31
  • TIme: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Pudding Yarn – 1516 6 Street SW
  • Tickets: Online, $75

Wednesday, November 1

Celebrate Remembrance Day with 11 Days of Remembrance

  • 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: November 1 to 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
  • Admission: FREE

Shop Flannel Foxes at Greater Goods 

  • 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: November 1  to 30
  • Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (weekdays), 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekends)
  • Where: Greater Goods – 606 Merideth Road NE

Learn how to create pressed flower art with Gypsy Skulls 

  • What: Crating your Christmas presents this year? This is the perfect opportunity to create something unique and original – no matter what the occasion!
  • When: Wednesday, November 1
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Greater Goods – 606 Merideth Road NE
  • Cost: Online, $90

Thursday, November 2

Corb Lund with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

  • What: Grab your cowboy boots and enjoy a night with one of Canada’s most decorated country artists, Corb Lund and Calgary’s Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Where:  Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, November 2
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Cost: Online, $25-$85

Watch the Flames play the Pittsburg Penguins

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • When: Thursday, November 2
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $33 +

Get Started on your Christmas Shopping at Make It!

  • What: This famous handmade market is back for its biannual show this year. Shop all of your favorite local makers, artists, and vendors during this 4-day market, while supporting Calgary’s talented small business community!
  • When: November 2 to 5
  • Time:
    • Thursday, Nov. 2, 11am to 9pm
    • Friday, Nov. 3, 11 am to 9 pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 am to 6 pm
    • Sunday, Nov. 5, 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Big Four Building – 1898 Maclous Trail SE
  • Tickets: $8 at the door. Free for kids 12 and under

Friday, November 3

An Evening with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

  • What: The Calgary Philharmonic and MBF are getting together for an unforgettable night of hope-lined pop songs and pitch-perfect melodies!
  • When: November 3
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $25-$85

Saturday, November 4

Willow Park Wines & Spirits’ 24th Charity Wine Auction

  • What: Head to the 24th annual Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Wine Auction and find 20 food station and 75 famous wines from around the world. After a fast-paced and thrilling live auction the floor will be cleared so people can dance the night away and party. This year the theme for this annual auction is ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, so dress accordingly.
  • When: Saturday, November 4
  • Time: 7 pm until midnight
  • Where: Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE
  • Tickets: Online, $225

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Admission: FREE

Let it Be

  • What: Relive the classics of the world’s favourite boy band with many of Lennon’s greatest hits.
  • When: Saturday, November 4
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $57.75 – $77.75

To the Light 

  • What: This exciting and lively theatrical experience was based on Virgina Wolfe’s classic, To the Lighthouse and directed by Oscar-nominated writer Evelyne de la Chenelière.
  • When: Saturday, November 4 (last performance)
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $26.00 – $75.00

Sunday, November 5

Treat Yo’ Self 

  • What: These 13 fall sweet treats won’t be around much longer!
  • Where: Various locations around the city
  • When: Until the end of Fall

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

Pink Boots and a Machete with primatologist and TV correspondent Mireya Mayor

  • What: Come experience some of the unreal adventures of Mireya Mayor, hailed the “female Indiana Jones” as part of the Nat Geo WILD series.
  • When: November 5 to 6
  • Time: 10 am
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $37 – $88

Any day of the week

Taste for Adventure

  • 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 – and you’re definitely going to want to get in on the action. Taking place in the stunning scenic locations of Banff and Lake Louise, the culinary adventure spans over a whopping 16 days, from October 25 to November 9, so clear your schedule; it’s time to start planning your trip.
  • When: October 25 to November 9
  • Where: Multiple venues in Banff and Lake Louise
  • Cost: Prices vary

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 

  • What: Satisfy your inner craving for adventure by enjoying exciting and thrilling tales of ground-breaking exhibitions as told by authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the world at this 10-day festival held in the heart of Banff. You’ll be sure to leave feeling inspired with a sparked imagination of exploring far off lands! Here are a few tips and reminders on how to get the full experience at this festival.
  • When: October 28 to November 5
  • Time: Varies per event
  • Where: Various locations in and around the Banff area
  • Tickets: Online, Varies per event

Jersey Boys! 

  • What: Sing along with Frankie Valli and his crew as they blow you away with some of the Jersey Boy classics, such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Oh What a Night.”
  • When: November 3 to 5
  • Time: Varies depending on date
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster $35-$120

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

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Kristy Archibald
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.

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