20 things to do in Calgary this week: November 4 to 7

Nov 4 2019, 5:00 am

Welcome to the first week of November. Here are 20 fun things to do in Calgary from November 4 to November 7, including Doggy Drag Show, Femme Wave 2019, and more!

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

Monday, November 4

Doggy Drag Show



What: A Doggy Drag Show at Cool Garden Beverage Company to raise funds for Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society. Free admission for dogs and $40 for humans, which includes a host bar and light snacks for both puppies and people. One hundred per cent of ticket sales will be donated to AARCS.

When: November 4, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Cold Garden Beverage Company – 1100 11 Street Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: A photography exhibition from Julie Vincent and Jason Lawrence on the original extreme sport of Indian Relay, the Wolf Tail family, and the tradition and danger of the sport.

When: Now to Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: Mondays to Thursdays, 10 am to 6 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 7 pm; Sundays, 12 to 5 pm
Where: The Peanut Gallery, lower level, Fluevog Shoes – 219-8 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Dungeons and Flagons

What: The D20 Initiative presents the second episode of their live D&D show, Dungeons and Flagons, at Dickens Pub. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own D20s.

When: November 4, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Dickens – 1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: $5

Riverview Artists November Show & Sale

What: Riverview Artists November Show & Sale features original artwork by 12 local artists available for purchase.

When: November 4 to November 8, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Jamieson Place – 308 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

War in Pieces – Central Library Pop Up Gallery

What: War in Pieces host their first fall pop-up gallery at Calgary Central Library. There will be short, first-person stories told by serving Canadian soldiers, veterans, and members of their families. There will also be an exhibition of mementos donated by the storytellers.

When: November 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: The Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Tuesday, November 5

Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes

What: Calgary Flames take on the Arizona Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome. The theme night of November 5 is Hockey Fights Cancer.

When: November 5, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary European Film Festival 8

What: CEFF 2019 features European Cinema from 22 countries from November 2 to 10 at the Globe Cinema. All screenings will have English Subtitles.

When: Now until November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: Online

In Flanders Fields

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day poppies (Sergii Votit/Shutterstock)

What: Forte Musical Theatre Guild presents In Flanders Fields, based on the life of Lt.-Col John McCrae and nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

When: Daily until November 9, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm, additional performances at 6 pm on Thursdays and Fridays
Where: Lunchbox Theatre — 160 – 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Comedy Tuesday Night – Sunee D

What: Vancouver stand-up comic Sunee D performs at Comedy Tuesday Night with host Derek Sweet.

When: November 5, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Blind Beggar Pub – 4608 McLeod Trail S.W., Calgary
More Info: Online

The Last Stand: What we can do to help mountain caribou.

What: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative hosts a screening of Last Stand: Vanishing Caribou Rainforest at Patagonia Calgary. A talk with filmmaker David Moskowitz and Yellowstone to Yukon’s conservation scientist Dr. Aerin Jacob will take place afterwards.

When: November 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Patagonia Calgary – 135 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, by Donation

Wednesday, November 6

21st Annual Calgary Real Estate Forum 2019

What: The 21st edition of Calgary Real Estate Forum will be taking place on November 6, with industry experts taking the stage to discuss the economic factors, political landscapes, job growth, and more that can influence the real estate market. The forum includes a networking reception to close the event, as well as panels that include presidents of some of Calgary’s biggest names in real estate.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: Opening remarks at 8 am; closing remarks and networking reception begin at 4:30 pm
Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre North Building — 120 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Registration: Available online, $495

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

What: Enjoy a free night at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. For the first time, the hall will be opening its doors on the first Wednesday of every month featuring free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speaker series.

When: The first Wednesday of every month — November 6, December 4, 2019
Times: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame — 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Hitmen vs Prince Albert Raiders

What: Calgary Hitmen hit the ice against Prince Albert Raiders in WHL action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz/Live Nation

What: Grammy award-winner Jason Mraz is performing in Calgary on his new North American tour. The two-month tour, titled “Ladies and Gentleman, an evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jain,” will see him perform 19 shows. He’ll be joined by longtime collaborators, Raining Jane, and will be performing songs from his sixth studio album, Know, which was released in August of 2019.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Ave SE
Tickets: Online

Doc Soup: The Cave

What: Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. Starting the new season of Doc Soup is The Cave from Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad.

When: November 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas – 200 Barclay Parade Southwest #200, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, November 7

Reverse 7-Eleven Day

reverse birthday

Slurpee Canada / Instagram

What: Not even a cold snap could stop true Slurpee fans from missing this one-day promotion! The Canada-wide chain of convenience stores is celebrating Reverse 7-Eleven Day by giving away free medium-sized Slurpees. There’s just one catch – to take advantage of this free giveaway, Slurpee fans have dress backwards.

When: November 7, 2019
Time: While quantities last
Where: 7-Eleven locations across Canada
Price: Free medium Slurpee when dressed backwards

Calgary Flames vs New Jersey Devils

What: Calgary Flames face-off with New Jersey Devils at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: November 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

YYC Chic

What: Making Changes Association present their fourth annual YYC Chic fundraising gala. The evening will feature emcees The Style Guys: Jason & Aly, along with a fashion show, live entertainment, silent auction, pop-up shops and more.

When: November 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 10 pm
Where: Hudson — 200 8 Ave SW 6th floor, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Millarville Christmas Market

What: Established in 1988, this annual market features four days of Christmas lights, hayrides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, food, live entertainment, and more. Attendees will also get to shop for gifts from seasonal vendors.

Admission: November 7 until November 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday), 10 am to 7 pm (Friday)
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – Box 68 Millarville, AB
Admission: $5

Femme Wave 2019

What: Calgary’s only feminist arts festival. The fifth annual event takes place at various venues in downtown Calgary, and features music, comedy, film, visual arts and workshops.

When: November 7 to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online


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