20 things to do in Calgary this week: December 10 to 13

Dec 6 2018, 12:41 pm

The year is nearly finished, so make the most of your December. Pack your week with these 20 events happening in Calgary from Monday, December 10 to Thursday, December 13. Johnny Reid, Christmas at the Movies, and more.

Monday, December 10

Find Christmas Downtown 2018

What: The third-annual Find Christmas Downtown at the CORE Shopping Centre decorates and provides Christmas trees to local families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. Corporations, non-profit organizations, and media partners will come together to decorate 150 trees throughout the space, and the trees will remain at the mall for the holiday season until December 19. After that, they will be delivered to local families in need across the city. The CORE is also hosting a free Santa photo session from now until Christmas. Monetary donations, toys, and gifts are appreciated and will go towards The Magic of Christmas charity.

When: Now to Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: 324 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Founders Calgary Vol. 03: Financing your Business

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What: From idea to execution, Founders will showcase first-hand insight of the highs and lows that go along with running your own business. Expect panel discussions with industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs with plenty of time for Q&A. With a new monthly theme ranging from how to start a business, building an A team, creating contracts, or dealing with finances, there is something beneficial for everyone.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Work Nicer Coworking – 630 8 Ave SW #600, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15-$80

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland

What: Cirque Musica Holiday presents favourite holiday songs performed by a live symphony orchestra.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise S.E., Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Office Christmas Trivia

What: The Office is famous (or should we say, infamous) for its Christmas hijinks whenever the holidays come around, and now you can prove just how dedicated of a fan you are at the Hudsons Office Christmas trivia night.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Hudsons Canadas Pub Shawnessey — 16061 MacLeod Trail SE
Cost: $11

Golden Jubilee Series: The 80’s & 90’s

What: Golden Jubilee Series: The 80’s & 90’s celebrates Foothills Concert Band’s 50th Anniversary. The second concert in the series features music played in the 80’s and 90’s. including Bohemian Rhapsody, selections from Les Miserables and more.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Eckhardt-Gramatté Concert Hall – 2500 University Drive Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, December 11

Dinner & A Movie – The Muppet Christmas Carol

What: Put a twist on the traditional go-to “dinner and a movie.” Grab a seasonal, candlelit dinner at one of the many delicious eateries in Calgary’s downtown core and then head to the theatre for The Muppet Christmas Carol.

WhereGasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 7:45 pm
TicketsOnline, $44.95 + GST per person (includes dinner + film), $8 (Film only)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Christmas Edition


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What: NINE NINE! Anyone who has been bingeing this show lately has a chance at taking home the grand prize — so long as they were paying attention during the squads December episodes!

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Hudsons Canadas Pub Crowfoot — 838 Crowfoot Crescent
Cost: $11

Northern Reflections: A Winter Window Exhibition

What: Buds Collective has paired local businesses with YYC artists and animators to bring Calgarians a unique opportunity to participate in an immersive art experience unlike any other. Celebrate the magic of wintertime as you stroll the streets searching out painted windows with the help of the AUGLE app. Then use AUGLE to reveal the animation through Augmented Reality.

When: Now to December 31, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Calgary’s downtown core
Price: Free

Foothills Library Association Annual Holiday Book Swap

What:  Foothill Library Association’s Annual Holiday Book Swap features fun, food, and favourite reads. All attendees need to do is bring a wrapped book (gently used or new) that they think someone else might enjoy.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Joyce on 4th Irish Pub – Downstairs Bushmills Room – 506 4 St SW, Calgary
Register: Online, $5

Home For The Holidays With Johnny Reid

What: Over an illustrious career, multi award-winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. The critically acclaimed singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, which will be on display in this intimate holiday concert with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, December 12

Downtown Christmas Market

What: Shop for the ripest and most delicious produce from local growers, along with art, fashion and other unique gems and gifts made right here in Alberta.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square – 401 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers

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What: Calgary Flames face off with the Philadelphia Flyers at the Saddledome.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Art Baby Tour: The Arctic

What: Take a relaxed one-hour guided tour of Glenbow Museum’s exhibition The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century with wee ones in tow. Recommended for parents and caregivers with children aged 2 and under. Stroller friendly.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: $5, members free

Standup to Trauma: A Show in Support of Breaking Free Foundation

What: A night of laughter and a little bit of music in support of the Breaking Free Foundation, a non-profit that supports people living with post traumatic stress. Featuring Austin Lonneberg, Linnea Ward, host Amy Edgar and many more.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 4:30 to 7 pm
Where: The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Brewery Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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Man in an ugly Christmas sweater (IVASHstudio/Shutterstock)

What: Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and have some fun with the crew from Annex Ales, Banded Peak, Blindman Brewing, Dandy Brewing Company, Last Best Brewing, and Toolshed Brewing. Enjoy a rockin’ DJ, local brews, beer-friendly bites and tacky sweaters for holiday cheer.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Brasserie Kensington – 1131 Kensington RD NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $55 plus gst and gratuity

Thursday, December 13

Adults Only Night: Greatest Hits


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What: TELUS Spark is ending 2018 with a big bang. They’re bringing back the best of 2018 Adults Only Nights, so use the opportunity to enjoy your favourites again.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
TicketsOnline, $26. TELUS Spark members get in free!

Whipped Cream

What: Canadian bass music artist Whipped Cream performs at Commonwealth Bar & Stage with guests BB Mars and Two Faced.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Avenue SW, Calgary,
Tickets: Online, Free. Valid till 10:30 pm, subject to capacity

PopUp Coworking Sessions

What: Chic Geek, in collaboration with the Calgary Public Library, are holding PopUp Coworking Sessions. Attendees can connect, support, network, and learn from each other.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Register: Online, free

Christmas at the Movies!

What: The Calgary Men’s Chorus take the audience on a a fun and festive journey through some of their favourite songs taken from or inspired by Christmas movie soundtracks. Featuring special guests Mistletoe and Holly Christmas Quartet.

When: Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Boney M

What: Sing along to all your favourites when Grey Eagle Resort & Casino welcomes Boney M with original lead singer Liz Mitchell.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

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