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17 things to do in Calgary this weekend: November 18 to 20

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DH Calgary Staff Nov 18, 2016 7:30 am 1,110

Lots of fun things happening around town this weekend with Christmas markets, plays, concerts and more.

Get out and do something, with our list of things to do this weekend.

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Head to a Calgary Flames game

  • What: Flames are only in town for 5 games in November, all the more reason to catch a game live!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SW
  • When: Friday, November 18 at 7 pm vs Chicago Blackhawks

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment

  • 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!
  • Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE
  • When: November 16 to 20
  • Cost: Tickets available online from $35-$85. All ages

Potted Potter

  • 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)
  • Tickets: Available online

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

  • What: The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival has been sharing human rights, environmental, and socially significant documentary films since 2006. Click here for the 2016 film guide.
  • Where: Various venues around the city
  • When: Tuesday, November 15 to Sunday, November 20

Visit a Farmers’ Market

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.

Light up Okotoks

  • What: Head to Okotoks to kick off to the holiday season. Festivities typically include a visit from Santa, wagon rides, sugar shack, cookie decorating, craft sales, late night shopping, fireworks & much more! Take some Food Bank donations for 18 Wheels of Christmas.
  • Where: Throughout downtown Okotoks
  • When: Friday, November 18 from 5:30 to 9pm
  • Event day road closure:  Elizabeth Street, McRae Street, and North Railway Street to Lineham Avenue will be closed to vehicles
  • Cost: Free

The Grape Escape

  • 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
  • Cost: $65

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

  • 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
  • Cost: $10

Calgary Expo Holiday Market

  • What: Calgary Expo presents the first Calgary Expo Holiday Market. Designed as a holiday shopping event to help shoppers find the perfect gift for every geek on their shopping lists, the market will feature hundreds of vendors and exhibitors selling everything from lightsabers to comic books and an Artist Alley featuring some of the finest artists from Alberta and beyond.
  • Where:
  • When: Saturday, November 19 from 10am to 6pm and
    Sunday, November 20 from 10am to 5pm
  • Cost: $10

Florida Georgia Line: Dig your Roots Tour

  • 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!”
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SW
  • When: Saturday, November 19
  • Cost: Tickets available online from $49.50 to $75.50. All ages

Eat, Drink, Listen to Music and Paint in Black Light

  • 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!
  • Where: 100, 1130 Kensington Road
  • When: November 4, 11, 12, 18 and 19
  • Cost: $45.00

Greater Goods Holiday Pop-Up Series

  • 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!
  • Where: Greater Goods – #8, 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: November 12 to December 18
  • Cost: Free

Santa Claus Parade Day

  • 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!
  • Where: Banff Avenue – Banff, AB
  • When: Saturday, November 19
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Stampeders Western Final

  • 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.
  • Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
  • When: Sunday, November 20
  • Cost: Tickets start at $39.50

Sunday Night Standup

  • What: Standup exactly how it’s meant to be – in a cozy room with a warm audience! Head down to Phil & Sebastian in Mission for a great night with friends and support local talent.
  • Where: Phil & Sebastian Mission location – 2207 4th Street SW
  • When: Sunday, November 13 at 7pm
  • Cost: No cover charge

Greater Goods Holiday Pop-Up Series

  • 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!
  • Where: Greater Goods – #8, 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: November 12 to December 18
  • Cost: Free

MEC Snowfest

  • What: Get in on great deals at MEC’s legendary Snow Swap, with some sweet prize giveaways, and informative clinics from some of the best minds in the industry. The big prize draw will happen around 1pm and clinics and activities will be running throughout the day.
  • Where: MEC Calgary – 830 10th Avenue SW
  • When: Sunday, November 20 from 10am to 5pm
  • Cost: Free

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