5 things to do in Calgary today: Tuesday, October 24

Oct 23 2017, 8:42 pm

Only…. three (or four, depending on the time) more days until the weekend!

Let’s consider this a glass-half-full kind of fact, and celebrate by heading out to any of these fun Calgary events.

Check out the Deerfoot City Rec Room

  • What: Cineplex just opened a Rec Room in Calgary, complete with two restaurants, a huge arcade, and a virtual reality room.
  • When: Every day
  • Time: Open at 11 am, closed at midnight on Sunday through Thursday, 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Adults only after 10 pm.
  • Where: Deerfoot City – 1108, 901 64th Avenue NE
  • Admission: Free!

Pumpkin carving contest at Heritage Park

  • What: Get out your knives and candles, there’s Jack-O-Lanterns to be made! Drop off your carved pumpkin at Heritage Park to enter the contest.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24 to Wednesday, October 25
  • Time: Drop off from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, and from 9 am to noon on Wednesday
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Admission: Free! Just dropped off your carved pumpkin before noon on October 25. Each category winner will receive four passes to Ghouls’ Night Out. The grand prize winner will also receive a $100 gift card to Michaels.

Hospital of Horror Virtual Reality

  • What: Who knows what will jump out at you in the virtual reality haunted house.
  • When: Select nights throughout October
  • Time: Multiple times throughout the evening
  • Where: SmartyPantz Escape Rooms –1601-14 Street SW
  • Tickets: Online, $20 per person for bookings up to October 15, then $25 per person afterwards.

Taco Tuesdays

  • What: Half off tacos every Tuesday at Blanco Cantina on 17th Avenue.
  • When: Tuesdays
    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
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