20 things to do in Calgary this week: November 19 to 22

Nov 12 2018, 9:47 am

November is speeding by, so slow down and check out these 20 great events happening in Calgary from Monday, November 19 to Thursday, November 22. Scotiabank Giller Light Bash YYC, Banff Craft Beer Festival, and more.

Monday, November 19

Rocky Mountain High – An Evening of John Denver

What: Featuring John Denver’s original conductor/arranger, Lee Holdridge, and the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. Together with Canadian recording artists Rick and Steve Worrall, an all-star Canadian band, and guest artists soprano Kathleen Morrison and tenor Matthew Johnson, this production will take you back and have you reliving the songs as they were originally heard at the height of John’s career.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons – Jack Singer Concert Hall -205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

YYC Girl Gang Workshop: An Intro to Social Media

What: A little lost in the world of social media? Not sure where to start and how? Or maybe you’re just not growing at the rate you want to and you need to try something new or freshen up. Take the Intro to Social Media workshop with Chantal Miyagishima of Knitatude.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Nvrlnd – 1048 21 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $30

Consent Talk at The Q

What: What does consent look like in everyday life? How do you define consent and what does it look like? Join the Q Centre for open discussion about consent, sexual education, and healthy relationships. This event is a collaboration between the SU Q Centre and the Consent Awareness and Sexual Education Club.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 5 pm
Where: Q: The SU Centre for Sexual & Gender Diversity – 225C, MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary
Admission: Free

2018 Scotiabank Giller Light Bash YYC

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What: Raise your glass in support of literacy and celebrate one of Canada’s most prestigious book awards—the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The evening will feature a bookish debate, raffle and silent auction prizes, a screening of the live prize announcement, and a lively panel of local Alberta authors. Funds raised at the Giller Light Bash support Frontier College, Canada’s original literacy organization.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Where: WURST – 2437 4th St. SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Lots of Pots in the Fire with Chef Pierre Lamielle

What: Spend an hour with chef, author, illustrator and ‘Chopped Canada’ winner Pierre Lamielle. Learn about his personal experiences and the rollercoaster of ups and downs in food businesses. Find out how he discovered his own ‘odd pairings’ by combining food and illustration and how he balances his lifestyle. And of course, there is a cooking demonstration.

When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 10 am to 11 am
Where: Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking – 402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest MSC 171, Beside UCalgary Bookstore Calgary
Admission: Free

Tuesday, November 20

Solidarity: A Possibilities event for Trans Day of Remembrance

What: Possibilities, a group for and by the non-monosexual communities (bisexual, pansexual, asexual, and otherwise non-monosexual), hosts a conversation with the goal of writing a collective letter of support from their community to the transgender community. This event is open to transgender and cisgender members, and is an intentionally queer, feminist, and anti-oppressive space.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Loft 112 – 535 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

An Evening with Amitav Ghosh

What: The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presents An Evening with Amitav Ghosh. Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He is the author of two books of nonfiction, a collection of essays, and eight novels. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and he has served on the jury of the Locarno Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. Ghosh will give a public reading, followed by a book-signing.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Grow your ideas. Brainstorming and networking for entrepreneurs.

What: A night of brainstorming and networking with Mark Shields from emergeHub and fellow entrepreneurs. Mark Shields is the Project Manager of emergeHUB, International Avenue’s social innovation hub. He’s been working to help people start businesses in a wide range of industries, by connecting them to available resources, for the last three years. He holds a BA in History and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Accounting, as well as running his own business as a yoga program instructor. Hosted by Latin Canadian Entrepreneur Centre.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: EmergeHUB – #250 – 3515-17 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Calgary Walk & Cafe Stop: Riley Park, Kensington & Sunnyside

What: Join Lori Beattie, author of Calgary’s Best Walks and owner of Fit Frog Adventures, for a guided urban walkabout and post-walk independent cafe stop. There will also be an optional post-walk cafe stop at Vendome Cafe.

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 9 am to 10:30 pm
Where: Riley Park – 1402 8 Ave NW, Calgary
Price: $25

The Christmas House

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What: The Christmas House is a festive collaboration between Outside The Shape and Cory Christopher. Take in the beautiful Christmas lights, music and hot cider while you shop for all your holiday floral and greenery needs. Fresh beautiful wreaths and boughs of winter greens, planter urn inserts, garlands and floral centrepieces will be available amongst many other fresh botanical items.

When: Now to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Outside The Shape – 1222 10th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, November 21

Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets

What: The Flames take on the Winnipeg Jets at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Susan Orlean

What: Susan Orlean is the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief. Orlean reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a love letter to libraries. This event includes an onstage interview hosted by Shelley Youngblut, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: New Central Library Theatre 800 3 Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Blizzards & Snowflakes – Artist Reception and Art Sale

What: The New Motion Gallery presents a night of art and conversation with a group of inspiring artists. The winter-themed art exhibit features a wide range of mediums including photography, acrylic, resin, oils, collage, and other mixed mediums. Wine and cheese will be available by donation.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Motion Gallery – 2001a 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Hey Ocean!

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What: Hey Ocean! – David Beckingham, Ashleigh Ball, and David Vertesi – return with a new evolution of their energetic brand of west coast pop. Presented by Calgary Folk Fest. 18+

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Serenity screening

What: Globe Cinema presents: a nostalgic screening of the 2005 film “Serenity,” based on the original television series “Firefly” and starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and more.

When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Thursday, November 22

Banff Craft Beer Festival



What: Held partially outdoors, the #BanffBeerfest allows you to enjoy Alberta made craft beer and spirits against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Attendees will sample from over 40 Alberta’s craft breweries, eateries, and distilleries from across the province, as well as stop by a larger number of tents participating in this edition.

When: Thursday, November 22 to and Saturday, November 26
Time: Various
Where: Cave and Basin National Park, 311 Cave Avenue, Banff
Tickets: Online, $19-$79

Alberta Spotlight: The Dungarees

What: Edmonton’s The Dungarees are a true-grit country band who have a definitive musical mandate – take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster and steel guitar of classic country, and inject them with harmony, modern intensity and pop sensibility. Presented by the National Music Centre.

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: King Eddy – 438 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

Calgary Taboo Show

What: The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show features entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and live demonstrations.

When: Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

American Thanksgiving Day at Toad n Turtle

What: Toad ‘n’ Turtle are celebrating American Thanksgiving and the accompanying football games by offering $5 mugs of Bud or Bud Light, Thanksgiving Poutine for one-day-only, and a ton of prizes to give away. All day at their four locations: two in Calgary, plus Airdrie and Red Deer

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, menu items vary

Banff Christmas Market

What: Featuring goods inspired by Rocky Mountain culture, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind treasures at Banff Christmas Market. Festive entertainment and culinary delights will put you in the mood for the holidays and jumpstart your Christmas season.

When: Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Warner Stables – 1 Sundance Road, Banff
Tickets: $5 adults or $8 for the weekend, Children 10 and under are free

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