65 things to do in Calgary this November

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Brand new month means brand new Calgary events to check out! From Calgary Flames to Remembrance Day, here are 65 things to do this November around the city.

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Get Outside

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

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Skating (Vit Kovalcik/Shutterstock)

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Open daily from mid-November to mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
Admission: Free. Skates are also available for rent

Brewster Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until April 18, 2019. Closed for maintenance January 7 to January 18, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountian Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Shift Into Winter

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

The 5th Annual Great Sweater Run

What: Grab the ugliest of Christmas sweaters and get ready to run the Tacky 10 km, the Festive 5 km or the Furry Fun 3 km, all while supporting the Calgary Food Bank.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 1:45 pm pre-race briefing
Where: South Glenmore Park, Calgary
Registration: Online

Snowga

What: This event will feature a 45-minute outdoor yoga class followed by treats and hot drinks. Snazzy 80’s snowsuits – complements of One Piece Ski Suit Rentals – will also be available to wear if you’d really like to stand out. The fundraiser will be to support Calgary’s Inn from the Cold program.

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Where: LIV Yoga+Wellness – Suite 110, 840 6th Ave SW, Calgary
Registration: Online

Explore the city

New Central Library Grand Opening

What: Thursday will feature the official grand opening, which will include live music, free tours, special guests, and open doors as of 10 am sharp. The event will run until 8 pm, meaning that there will be plenty of time to witness the historical opening. From 7 to 9 pm world-famous astronaut Christ Hadfield will be on scene to give what will surely be a memorable speech, and while tickets are free, if you would like to attend the event you’ll have to register online before seats run out. Friday night will see a Lit Gala that will include different experiences to check out on all levels of the building, including performers, speakers, and delicious treats. Tickets are available online for $750. Saturday and Sunday will be the Opening Family Fun Weekend, a family-friendly event running all day that will include free programming and tours of the brand new library. Crafts stations, live music, and other entertainment will be set up all over the building for the enjoyment of little ones and adults alike.

When: Thursday, November 1 to Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: New Central Library — 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
More Info: Online

New Central Library’s Lit Gala 2018

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What: Juno Award-winning Tegan and Sara will be the keynote speakers at the Lit Gala, a fundraising event happening on November 2. Originally from Calgary, the artists will provide a local perspective in their speech, and will then play a short acoustic show for all those who attend. The Lit Gala will include additional performances, unique food, and engaging exhibits that will offer a different experience on every level of the brand new building. The money raised will be used to provide free access to innovation and creative thought leadership in the city.

When: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm
Where: New Central Library — 8th Avenue SE, Calgary. The Lit Gala entrance may be accessed via East Village (4th Street and 8th Avenue SE)
Tickets: Available online, $750

TEDxCalgary Navigators 2018

What: The navigators will lead the way through an eventful day of thought-provoking insights and stunning performances, while attendees will also have access to the participant engagement zone where they can discuss the ideas presented with other attendees. The entire event will be in for a musical treat from Notas de 4, a fusion of Flamenco, Latin American, and Canadian jazz music.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary — 206 University Court NW
Tickets: Available online, $55 to $75

#LoveYYC Day

What: Tourism Calgary is urging everyone to get social and share why you #LoveYYC as they gear up for #LoveYYC Day on November 3. During this day various businesses around YYC will be hosting events and special offers, such as beer tastings, free admission to some of Calgary’s iconic historical spots and discounts on food at different spots around the city. Let’s celebrate how remarkable it is to be Calgarian!

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Where: Various spots around YYC
Admission: Free and discounted rates

Train of Terror

What: This frightful train ride will get your blood boiling with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills. Complete with a haunted maze, sinister photo-ops, and creatures hiding in the fog, this train will surely deliver the most frightful experience of your life — if you make it out alive, that is. Afterwards, join in on a fun Halloween party to calm your nerves and enjoy a lighter side of the season.

When: Now to Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Aspen Crossing – Highway 24, Mossleigh AB
Tickets: Online, $66.60

The Dude Show

What: A lifestyle show dedicated to all things Dude, from electronics to craft beer, outdoor living to men’s apparel, and everything in between. In support of the Movember Foundation.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Big Four Roadhouse, Stampede Grounds – 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $7-$15

Adults Only Night at Telus Spark

What: Free reign in our galleries, a fully licensed bar, dance jams and even riskier science. With no children around, Telus Spark brings out more involved challenges, invite innovative collaborators from the community and turn up the excitement.

When: The second Thursday of every month
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $26

Russell Peters

What: Emmy, Gemini and Peabody award winner Russell Peters brings his new Deported World Tour to Scotiabank Saddledome. Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the US since 2009, Peters has spent the last 29 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. Thanks to YouTube and his global following, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House.

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

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 a classic movie selection 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 (Mamma Mia), Tuesday, November 27, 208 (Moulin Rouge)
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

Wordfest presents Jay Baruchel

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

Santa Claus Parade Day

What: There is no better way to kick off the holiday season than 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!

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 10 am to 6:30 pm
Where: Banff Train Station (Photos with Santa), Banff Avenue (Santa Claus Parade)
Admission: Free for the parade, $10 for a photo with Santa

Zoolights

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ZooLights/Calgary Zoo

What: Experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions), transform the Calgary Zoo into a magical winter wonderland.

When: Friday, November 23, 2018, to Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Calgary Zoo – 210 ST. Georges Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, General (16+) $19.95, Child (3-15) – $14.95

Calgary Babes Who Brunch

The November edition of Calgary Babes Who Brunch features Darby and MC (Marie Claire), the creators behind Limbus Movement, a physical and emotional fitness class that challenges both the body and brain. Plus enjoy a networking event and delicious brunch time eats and sips.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 200-808 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

Lifelong Learners

Seniors are invited to join Esker Foundation for a tour and discussion of the current exhibitions in a relaxed, social environment. Explore new ideas and engage creatively with arts and culture.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 2:30 to 3:15 pm
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, register by calling 403-930-2490.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day poppies (Sergii Votit/Shutterstock)

Field of Crosses

What: At sunrise each morning from November 1 to November 11 members of the public are invited to attend a formal flag raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses,where over 3,400 white crosses are displayed each year on November 1st and removed November 12. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action. As part of these ceremonies, local schools participate in the singing of our national anthem.  A special Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on November 11.

When: Thursday, November 1 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:30 am on November 11, flag raising ceremonies at sunrise and sunset.
Where: Memorial Drive between 3rd Street NW and Centre Street

Aerospace Museum Ceremony

What: The Aerospace Museum of Calgary is hosting an outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony. They suggest arriving early to get a seat, and the ceremony will start at 10:30 am.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:20 to 11:15 am
Where: Aerospace Museum – 4629 McCall Way NE

Burnsland Cemetery Remembrance Day tour

What: Many heroes representing the Canadian Military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been laid to rest at the Burnsland Cemetery. Head there for a free walking tour at 2 pm to explore the history and stories behind some of the non-Canadian units whose members are buried in the Burnsland Field of Honour.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: 27th Avenue and Spiller Road SE

Battalion Park

What: Hosted by the Kings Own Calgary Regiment, the Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony will feature speeches, a public address, wreath laying, and a short ceremony.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 3001 Signal Hill Drive SW

Canadian Pacific Ogden Memorial

What: Everyone is invited to attend the CP’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Ogden Memorial. The location for the ceremony will be at CP’s Memorial Square, which was built in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:40 am
Where: CP Memorial Square – adjacent to the top parking lot by the 69th Avenue SE and Ogden Dale Road SE entrance.

Fort Calgary

What: Fort Calgary is hosting a Remembrance Day service and then an artisan’s fair to follow. The service will take place at 10:30 am and the fair will run from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to the fair is free if you bring along a non-perishable food item for the Veteran’s Food Bank.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Ceremony at 10:30 pm, artisan’s fair from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Where: 750 9th Avenue SE

Military Museums

What: The Military Museums will hold their annual Remembrance Day service and admission by donation to the museum to follow. If you’re planning on attending we suggest getting there early, as this is one of Calgary’s largest ceremonies. Bring a non-perishable food with you to the museums to donate to the Veterans’ Food Bank.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

Kerby Centre

What: The Kerby Centre’s Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held in the Kerby Centre gym with doors opening at 10:15 am. Music will be provided by Johnny Summers and Egon Ukuloff and there will be refreshments to follow.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:15 to 11:15 am
Where: 1133 7th Avenue SW

You can also support veterans by donating to the Calgary Poppy Fund annual fundraising campaign and to the Canadian Legacy Project’s Veterans Food Drive.

Holiday Shopping

holiday market

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Peace by Piece Christmas Market – Saturday, November 3, 2018
Remembrance Day Service and Holiday Artisan’s Fair – Sunday, November 11, 2018
ACAD Show & Sale – Thursday, November 22 to Saturday, November 24, 2018
Bragg Creek Artisans Christmas Sale – Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Cochrane Christmas Market – Sunday. November 18, 2018
Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market – Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25, Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Marda Loop Christmas Market – Saturday, November 17, Saturday, December 1, Saturday, December 15, 2018
Little Modern Market: Holiday Edition – Saturday,  November 24, 2018
Canmore Christmas Artisans’ Market – Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18, 2018

Calgary Night Market: Holiday Market 2018

What: On each Friday of November, search for the perfect gift at this Holiday Night Market. Shop at over 40 local vendors with amazing handmade products, plus enjoy live entertainment and a DJ.

When: Friday, November 2, Friday, November 16, and Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Admission: Free

Chestermere Christmas Craft Show

What: The 25th Annual Chestermere Christmas Artisan Show features local artisans, craftspeople and entrepreneurs.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 201 West Chestermere Drive, Chestermere
Admission: Free with a food bank donation

Millarville Christmas Market

What: Established in 1988, this annual market is one you’ll want to make the trek out for! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy four exciting days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, roast chestnuts, and a live nativity while picking up treasures from your favourite local seasonal vendors.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Tickets: $5

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

Curated. Holiday Market

What: Shop at 70 handmade makers at Curated. Holiday Market. Plus enjoy live entertainment, prizes, food trucks and more.

When: Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 5 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: $4

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

Eat fresh at Farmers’ Markets

The Little Vegan Fall Market

Vegan Market

Vegan salad (Shutterstock)

What: If you’re a vegan or curious about tasty vegan foods, The Little Vegan Fall Market is coming back to Calgary for its third year on November 3. The animal-cruelty free event will feature over 30 small businesses with vegan products, from treats to clothing.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Marda Loop Communities Association – 3130 16th Street SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Downtown Winter Market and 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, November 14 and Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square – 401 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Explore Art and Culture

Fluid Fest

What: Come celebrate the vast spectrum of what dance can truly be! With performances, workshops, artist talks and happenings, you will surely leave inspired to connect, be curious, and be fluid.

When: Now to Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online, $125 Festival Pass

Calgary European Film Festival

What: Celebrate European cinema at the seventh edition of this exciting and worldly film festival. See films from 20 countries with a mix of all genres (with subtitles of course) and get more than your typical Hollywood fare at the cinema.

When: Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $50–$145

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

What: Experience the stories and tales of enthralling journeys, adventures, and ground-breaking expeditions first-hand from authors, photographers, adventurers, and filmmakers from around the world.

When: Now to Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around Banff. View full schedule here
Cost: Price varies depending on how many performances you see

JazzYYC Canadian Jazz Festival 2018

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What: The JazzYYC Canadian Festival is an annual event, celebrating the very best in jazz from across the country. This year’s festival has gender-parity among the bandleaders. The headliner this year is the highly acclaimed Montréal Guitare Trio, and the Canadian Stage features JUNO nominee Barbra Lica, unique modern jazz inspired by six Canadian Indigenous cultural areas, an acclaimed female trumpeter based in New York, and more. The Alberta Stage features Edmonton trombonist Audrey Ochoa and local theatre star, Allison Lynch. There will also be outreach workshops and a free JazzWalk in Inglewood featuring Calgarian musicians.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

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

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

CUFF.Docs

What: The sixth annual CUFF.Docs showcases the best in non-fiction films during the Calgary Underground Film Festival’s five-day documentary festival. The festival screens 12 full-length features, as well as shorts, varying in subject, style and genres within the art form.

When: Wednesday, November 28 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
TicketsOnline

Bon Appetit

Cocktail Classes

What: Interested in upping your cocktail game? Learn the ropes from the experts at Shelter. You’ll learn everything from the comprehensive history of cocktail culture, mixology origins dating back in the 1800s and the resurgence of a craft beverage in the early 2000s. The class includes three cocktails, complimentary bar snacks, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques. You’ll also receive your very own cocktail survival guide. Attendees must be 18+.

When: The first Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 and 8:30 pm
Where: Shelter – 1210 1st Street SE
Tickets: Online, $65 per person

Willow Park Wines & Spirits’ 25th Charity Wine Auction

What: Head to the 25th annual Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Wine Auction and enjoy taste over 100 premium wines represented by 25 winery principles from around the globe. This year’s theme is Diamond Ball, so dress to impress. Plus enjoy the exclusive launch of a new prestigious Tequila, delectable dishes from 25 of Calgary’s best chefs and caterers, and silent and 25 live auction offerings.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 7 pm to midnight
Where: Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. Enjoy 16 bites and treats as various Alberta ranchers explain what it takes to bring their products to the market. Sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 510, 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
TicketsOnline, $55

Banff Craft Beer Festival

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What: Held partially outdoors, the #BanffBeerfest allows you to enjoy Alberta made craft beer and spirits against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

When: Thursday, November 22 to Saturday, November 24
Time: Various
Where: Cave and Basin National Park, 311 Cave Avenue, Banff
Tickets: Online, $19-$79

Sing along to a concert

Jack White

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David James Swanson

What: The former White Stripes frontman will be taking to the stage at Rogers Arena on August 12 as part of his Boarding House Reach world tour. Boarding House Reach is White’s third solo album, and it debuted at #1 in both the US and Canada upon its March 2018 release. This is also the 12-time Grammy Award-winner’s first all-new album in nearly four years.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: Doors at 7 pm/Show at 8 pm
Where: Stampede Corral – Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Barney Bentall and The Cariboo Express

What: The Cariboo Express is a collective of great Canadian talent headed by Canadian Roots legend Barney Bentall.  The Express features Ridely Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendal Carson and Leeroy Stagger.  The show will feature holiday favourites.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Banff Centre – Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
Tickets: Online, $25-$40

Studio Bell After Hours: TONTO Edition ft. A Tribe Called Red

What: NMC’s popular late-night series returns with special headlining performances by A Tribe Called Red, Smalltown DJs and DjHeather, as well as selections from DJ and Chapel Sound co-founder Which Nancy Calgary break-beatsmith DJ MollyFi and Berlin’s Siofra McComb of !K7 Records. The night will also include pop-up bars and bites, a lecture on music and psychedelics, AEMCON Marketplace, an electronic music culture and industry trade show with over a dozen vendors, on Studio Bell’s main floor, and more.

When: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: National Music Centre 850 – 4 Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $32-$40. Alberta Electronic Music Conference pass-holders receive free entry to this event

J.S. Bach & Sons: The Milan Bach

What: This program brings together the brilliance of  Bach the father, with the exuberance of his youngest son Johann Christian. You’ll hear three JS Bach gems contrasted with the passionate Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Johann Christian. Calgary Bach Choir will be accompanied by the professional chamber orchestra and joined by operatic soloists Jonquil Koddo, Jillian Bonner, Jason Ragan and Aaron Dimoff.

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 3 pm
Where: Knox United Church – 506, 4th St. SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20, free for children and students

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

The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas

What: The Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings. Fans can look forward to classic favourites including: “Oh Holy Night”, “Ave Maria”,” A Christmas in Killarney” and “Auld Lang Syne” as well as some comedy, seasonal stories, music, singing, dance, and memories.

When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Banff Centre – Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
Tickets: Online, $30-$35

Cheer on the home teams

Calgary Flames

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Image: Calgary Flames / Twitter

What: The Flames continue their NHL season with November home games versus the Colorado Avalanche (November 1), Edmonton Oilers (November 17), Winnipeg Jets (November 21), and more

When: November 1, 3, 15, 17, 19, 21, 28 and 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Calgary Stampeders: Western Semi-Final or Western Final

What: Grab your jersey and head down to McMahon Stadium for a tailgate and a chance to cheer on the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL Playoffs.

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Kickoff 2:30 – pm
Where: McMahon Stadium — 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Hitmen

What: The Hitmen bring WHL action to the Saddledome throughout November, with home games against Medicine Hat Tigers (November 2), Red Deer Rebels (November 3), and Kooteney ICE (November 11).

When: November 2, 3 and 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

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