What: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – is coming to Calgary’s Boyce Theatre. Two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, take on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes.
Where: Boyce Theatre, Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
When: November 10 to 27 (various times, check website for details)
What: You may remember this Canadian Rockband, formed in Halifax Nova Scotia, from their breakthrough single in 2008, “Weighty Ghost” – a throwback for most millennial’s! A few years may have pasted since then, but they are killing it with their brand new album “The Great Detachment.”
Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 2500 University Drive NW
What: This show will be sure to dazzle you with a world class performance that will bring some of your favourite Disney classics to life. Witness Lightning McQueen race the Disney Pixar’s Cars crew in a high-speed thrilling race or take an adventure with the Toy Story Crew as they work to escape the Sunnyside Daycare. You will also see appearances from Frozen and the Little Mermaid, as each of the characters work to being you a heartfelt story that ends happily ever after!
What: Toronto’s Tory Lanez is coming to Calgary this month, bringing his crowdwalking skills to Flames Central, Lanez is known for his crowdsurfing, beats, and rap style and is one of Toronto’s biggest music exports these days. His debut album, I Told You, was released on August 19 and his massive four month tour started shortly after.
What: Looking for something more creative and relaxing to do with a group of friends on a Friday or Saturday night? Join Raw Canvas for an evening of great food and drinks, music and of course painting – but in the dark!
What: The Grape Escape is a wine, spirits and beer sampling event. This event gives you an opportunity to discover your new favourites from a seemingly endless selection of wine, spirits and beer from all over the world. Your ticket includes your admission ticket along with 12 food and 30 liquor sampling coupons.
Where: Hall D&E BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
When: Friday, November 18 from 6 to 10 pm and
Saturday, November 19 from 5 to 9 pm
Popular among chefs, home cooks, and local gastronomes, farmers’ markets have become an integral part of Calgary’s food landscape. Not only do these community events grant local farmers, growers, and bakers the opportunity to connect with urban folk but they also provide them with a space to show off their seasonal favourites. Here’s a quick list of a few.
What: Discover a magical world of scents, colours and light and feel the energy associated with the anticipation of Christmas. Enjoy 250 plus vendors spreading Christmas Spirit in the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Riding Hall, Equi-Plex,Gallery on the Green, Reindeer Alley and Candy Cane Lane.
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
When: November 18-20, November 25-27 and December 2-4, 2016
What: Grab your cowboy boots and be prepared to be wooed by this country duo, Florida Georgia line in their largest world tour yet. If that wasn’t enough to get all you country fans excited, they are also bringing Dustin Lynch and heartthrob, Chris Lane out on the road with them- yeehaw! It will be a concert you certainly won’t want to miss as they “roll their windows down and cruise through our city!”
What: There is no better way to kick off the holiday season then with a special appearance from Kris Kringle himself aka Santa Claus. Come down early in the day for the opportunity to get your picture taken with Santa, verify your spot on the naughty or nice list and make a Christmas wish. Then stick around for dusk, when Banff avenue magically lights up with a procession of lively performers, colourful floats and of course the jolly ol’ man himself!
What: Calgary is officially first place in the western division – how exciting! Come out and cheer on our boys as they play in the 104th Grey Cup Playoffs on Noveber 20 and get one step closer to bringing home the cup.
What: Beginning November 12 Greater Goods, a boutique located in a beautiful heritage building in Bridgeland, will be hosting a series of 9 pop-ups shops each featuring a different local artist each week. From fresh coffee from the Calgary Heritage Roasting Company, to beautiful creative textiles created by ElleBee Tree to handcrafted wooden shelfs in the shape of the mountains nailed together by Needle and Pine, you can find an amazing selection of local handmade goods at each popup event. You can also grab a tea and a treat made by PrettySweet to munch on while you shop!