15 things to do in Calgary this week: November 13 to 15

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Fill your shortened work week with our list of 15 fun events happening in Calgary from Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15. Femme Wave, Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Tuesday, November 13

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival has been sharing human rights, environmental, and socially significant documentary films since 2006. Screenings include post-show discussions with local and international artists and experts, and opportunities to interact and connect with community, no matter how you define it.

When: Tuesday, November 13 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Admission: Free

Dinner + A Movie at Heritage Park

What: Dine on a movie-themed, three-course dinner at the Selkirk Grille before heading over to Gasoline Alley Museum to enjoy Mama Mia on the big screen. Each evening features a different movie with an accompanying themed meal. A cash bar and popcorn will also be available to purchase during the film.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: Dinner from 5 to 6:45 pm, Movie at 7:45 pm
Where: Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: $44.95 per person, reserve online

Visual Arts Open Lecture: Johnson Witehira

What: The Visual Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. Johnson Witehira, faculty for The Space Between Us program, is the featured speaker this week.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Where: Banff Centre – Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Bldg, 204 – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff
Register: Online, Free

Winners and Losers

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Chromatic Theatre / Facebook

What: Winners and Losers is one part game, one part conversation that leans into our universally flawed human logic, and the desire to win at all costs. Valerie Planche and Makambe K Simamba debate whether people, places or things – Robin Williams, camping, Meghan Markle, private schools – are winners or losers. This exploration of female friendships leads the audience down a spiralling path of staunch sisterhood and deep-seated difference. As the discussion gets personal, how far is too far when confronting deep-seated beliefs? Presented by Chromatic Theatre in association with Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre and Arts Commons.

When: Tuesday, November 13 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online. Pay-what-you-can previews on November 13 and 14

Sourdough Bread at The Cookbook

What: Learn from baker, Aviv Fried how to begin a ‘mother’ starter, how to maintain it over years to come and how to make great tasting, organic and crusty bread that is a piece of art. Attendees will learn to knead, shape and understand dough so they can bake on their own. Classes will be held at the Cookbook Company and snacks will be provided.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Cookbook Company – 722 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $90

Wednesday, November 14

Wordfest presents Jay Baruchel

November 14

Jay Baruchel / Facebook

What: Actor, writer, director, comedian and Montreal Canadiens superfan Jay Baruchel is in Calgary for one night only to present his memoir, ‘Born Into It.’ Hosted by David Gray of the Calgary Eyeopener, this event includes an onstage interview followed by a book signing.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: Doors 6 pm, show at 7 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor – 1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

Downtown Winter 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, November 14, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square – 401 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

What: Van Helsing and his troupe dive into 40 different characters on a breakneck journey from the Transylvanian mountains to the seaside town of Whitby. This North American premiere will be a farcical side-splitter for family audiences and vampire lovers alike.

When: Now to Sunday, December 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Playhouse – 115 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Free Calgary Legal Advice Clinic

What: The free clinic will be held as part of Law Connect, an annual free legal event at Calgary Public Library. Areas of law include family law, immigration law, criminal law, wills and estates, employment law, landlord and tenant, and general civil litigation. A limited number of walk-in appointments are available. The Calgary Legal Advice Clinic is operated in partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance, the Calgary Public Library, and Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: New Calgary Central Library – 800 – 3 St SE., Calgary
Admission: Free

ProArts Noon Concert Series: Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program Ensemble

What: Calgary Opera’s innovative and effervescent Emerging Artist Program Ensemble features eight talented young singers from across Canada as they take to the spotlight of the professional opera scene. In the first of three programs at Pro Arts this season, they will feature engaging arias and comic ensembles from the wide-ranging world of opera.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer – Corner 7th Ave & 1st Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Thursday, November 15

Femme Wave

What: A feminist arts festival working to create an integrated, encouraging arts scene by providing opportunities for women and non-binary artists. Featuring film, comedy, visual arts, music, spoken word, workshops and more.

When: Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Shift Into Winter

Winter Bicycle

Winter Bicycle (Mind_Warp / Shutterstock)

What: Learn the tips and tricks of winter cycling through a panel discussion lead by Calgary’s awarded “Commuter of the Year.” The panel has been hand-picked for their dedication and knowledge to cycling year-round. After the panel discussion, visit different tables focused on small group discussions surrounding winter cycling clothing, winter cycling accessories, winterizing your bike, and route planning.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Two Wheel View – #101-1725 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, by Donation

32nd Annual Art Market

What: Featuring over 200 professional artists from across Canada, this market features everything from vibrant jewellery, timeless home furnishing, seasonal decor, custom clothing and more.

When: Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Calgary Telus Convention Centre – 136 8 Avenue SE
Tickets: Online, $8-$12. Children 12 and under free with an adult

Centre for Suicide Prevention Fundraiser at Fluevog Shoes

What: An evening of Fluevog shoes, beverages and appetizers, and music by Lisa Anderson. During the fundraiser, purchase any regularly priced Fluevog item and 50% of sales will be donated to the Centre for Suicide Prevention.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: John Fluevog Shoes – 207 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Queen of the Ring

What: Queen of the Ring is a drama depicting the life of Johnnie Mae Young who, over seven decades, slammed, punched and clawed her way to the top of the women’s professional wrestling world. Reflecting today’s headlines, it explores themes of female exploitation by powerful men in a time when women didn’t have a voice. It asks the question, “if a woman chooses to use her sexuality to gets what she wants on her own terms, is she empowered? Or is she being victimized?”

When: Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Arts Commons, Motel Theatre – 205-8th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15-$20

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