20 things to do in Calgary this week: November 26 to 29

Nov 19 2018, 7:29 am

The last week of November is here. Say so long to a great month with these 20 great events happening in Calgary from Monday, November 26 to Thursday, November 29. Museum Without a Home, The Great Alberta Nog-Off, and more.

Monday, November 26

Founders Calgary Vol. 02: Building an A Team

What: To shine light on the struggles and support the movers and the shakers in our community, HELCIM and The Ace Class have collaborated to present Founders, a curated series designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. From idea to execution, Founders will showcase first-hand insight of the highs and lows that go along with running your own show. Expect panel discussions with industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs with plenty of time for Q&A so you can fire off those burning questions.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Work Nicer Roxbury – 200, 1006-11th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15-$100

Comedy Monday Night Presents: Movember Monday

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What: Comedy Monday Night, in partnership with Movember Foundation Canada, presents Movember Monday starring El Jaguar with Chris Gordon and special guests.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: $15

Museum Without a Home

What: An evening of art, food and music in support of a movement to put power and decision-making ability in the hands of women forced to flee conflict worldwide. Free to attend and child-friendly. Presented by Oxfam Canada.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where:  cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam featuring David Silverberg

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic welcomes David Silverberg, a spoken word poet, educator, journalist, editor and founder/artistic director of Toronto Poetry Slam. He has performed his spoken word poetry across Canada and as well as Paris and London. His next book of poetry will be published by ChiZine in 2019, and he debuted his first solo show Jewnique in 2018.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 cash at door, on a sliding scale for those who identify as low income or students

Quartet 2018 Launch

What: Frontenac House presents the launch of Quartet 2018, with authors Basma Kavanagh, Jim Nason, Laurie Fuhr, and Tanya Evanson reading from their works.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time: 10 am to 11 am
Where: Calgary’s New Central Library – 800 3 Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Tuesday, November 27

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 Moulin Rouge 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 27, 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

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

What: A father tells his young daughter a story of Ebenezer Scrooge on his terrifying and exhilarating journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. A unique adaptation by Matthew Thompson of the beloved Christmas classic, infused with popular Christmas carols.

When: Now to Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $22.50-$25

Monthly Brewmaster’s Dinner – Beer vs Wine

What: The battle of Cicerone vs Sommalier. The annual event challenges these experts to perfectly pair their wine and beer to the menu Craft Beer Market chefs carefully prepare. Guests have the chance to vote on their favourite pairing while enjoying a delicious four course dinner created by our Executive Chef Cory Welsch. Ticket includes: welcome beer and Amuse Bouche, four-course dinner with wine & beer pairings, taxes and gratuities.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market – Calgary Downtown 345 10 Avenue Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, $60

WhoKnows Variety Show

What: A monthly variety show that showcases Calgary’s vast array of talented artists. Enjoy music, dancing, comedy, poetry, spoken word, magic, clowning, juggling, and more. Hosted by Dan Dugay, and event is all ages.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Ironwood Stage & Grill – 1229 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary
Tickets: $15

Happy Death Day

What: Confederation Theatre presents a thrilling murder mystery written by Calgary author Louis B. Hobson. Get ready for chills to run up your spine with Happy Death Day.

When: Tuesday, November 27 to Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20-$25

Wednesday, November 28

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


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

Beer & Brats Social (A Food & Film FUNdraiser)

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What: A social gathering presented by Albeta Snowboard, featuring beer, brats and a screening of The Radicals. The feature documentary wraps the viewer in a unique meeting of extreme sports and frontline activism. It will be an evening of discussion and stunning visual imagery.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Village Brewery – 5000 12A Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Startup Drinks & Pitches

What: Want to practice your pitch in front of a group of fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and community members in a casual setting? Whether you are looking for a technical co-founder or just want to share your idea, join Startup Calgary for Startup Drinks & Pitches.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling – 607 11 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5

Writers Unplugged – An Open Mic Night

What: Join Alexandra Writers Centre Society on the last Wednesday of each month for Writers Unplugged, an open mic for all writers. Share your stories, poetry or music in front of the best audience this side of the Elbow River, or just come for the entertainment. Readers are drawn at random, with five minutes per reader max. Hosted by Sarah Johnson.

When: The last Wednesday of each month
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Owl’s Nest Books and Owlets – 815A 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Thursday, November 29

Yukon Blonde and The Zolas

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What: Indie rockers Yukon Blonde from Kelowna and The Zolas from Vancouver team up for a show at The Palace Theatre

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – Calgary 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $24.50

The Great Alberta Nog-Off

What: Guests will learn the history of holiday cocktails and Wine and Beyond’s Master Cocktail Mixers will teach guests how to create festive cocktails for the holidays. Then the two Cocktail Mixers will go head to head by creating a custom Nog-Off cocktail for guests to try. Guests will get the chance to vote to determine Calgary’s best Eggnog cocktail.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Wine and Beyond Sage Hill – #757 55 Sage Hill Plaza Northwest #120, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

Comedy Night in Support of Rozalia Meichl

What: A  fundraiser is in support of Rozalia Meichl and her medical expenses. Featuring Chris Gordon, Dale Ward, Steve Taddei, Brittany Lyseng, Marito Lopez, and headliner Todd Ness.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s – 218 18 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25-$50

Miss Plaza 2018

What: The 3rd Annual Miss Plaza event describes itself as Miss Universe Meets Ru Pauls Drag Race. Featuring drag performances, live music, comedy and more.

When: Thursday, November 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Where: Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road Northwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Thrive’s 2018 Community Huddle

What: Want to create sustainable impact in Calgary? Join Thrive’s annual gathering for inspiration and connection to the people and resources to move your idea forward. It’s a community event for changemakers, neighbourhood champions and entrepreneurs working towards a resilient and inclusive local economy for all Calgarians.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 3:55 to 7 pm
Where: New Central Library 800 3 St SE Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

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