30 things to do in Calgary this weekend: November 8 to 11

Nov 8 2019, 5:00 am

Another long weekend filled with great events to enjoy! Here are 30 things to do in Calgary on Friday, November 8, Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10, and Monday, November 11. Big Wreck, Remembrance Day, and more.

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

Friday, November 8

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

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What: From November 8 to 10, hundreds of Canadian animal welfare organizations will bring adorable, adoptable pets, including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, guinea pigs, and rabbits into nearly every one of PetSmart’s 140 stores across the country. Regardless of which type of pet you choose to adopt, or where you adopted from, all new pet owners will receive a free adoption kit that provides important content that helps to integrate a new pet into the family.

When: November 8 to 10, 2019
Time: Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 9 pm (local time), Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (local time)
Where: Select PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

Jann Arden

What: The much-celebrated artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with her debut album “Time for Mercy”, featuring the hit single “I Would Die for You”.  Just one year later with “Living Under June”, she had her career breakout hit, “Insensitive”, that solidified her position in the music world.  Her most recent album “These Are the Days” hit the shelves in March of 2018, and she also starred in the CTV sitcom, Jann.

When: November 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wordfest presents Ken Dryden

What: Montreal Canadian legend Ken Dryden has partnered with legendary coach Scotty Bowmen for their new book, Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other. The event features an interview with Ken Dryden followed by a Q&A and book signing.

When: November 8, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library — 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Hitmen vs Tri-City Americans

What: Calgary Hitmen take on the Tri-City Americans in WHL action at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 8.

When: November 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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 1 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. A special Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on November 11.

When: Now to November 11, 2019
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 St
Admission: Free

Saturday, November 9

Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues

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What: The Calgary Flames take on the reigning Stanley Cup champions St. Louis Blues at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 9. Tonight’s theme is Remembrance Day Ceremony.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

In Flanders Fields

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

La Bohème

What: La Bohème by Calgary Opera tells the story of a group of young artists as they scrape by in Paris’ bohemian fringes. Directed by Brenna Corner.

When: November 9, November 13, November 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Big Wreck

What: Rockers Big Wreck bring their “but for the sun tour 2019” to The Palace Theatre on November 9.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Address: The Palace Theatre – 219 – 8th Ave SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

Comedy Night In Canada

What: Rick Mercer hosts the Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada at Jack Singer Concert Hall with performances by Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

The Little Market YYC – Vegan Market

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What: Whether you’re completely vegan or vegan-curious, this market presented by The Little Market YYC has a wide variety of vendors and food and local beverage purveyors to explore.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Marda Loop Communities Association – 3130 16 St, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse

What: The world premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse by R. Hamilton Wright. The world’s most famous detective returns to his childhood home to uncover the circumstances behind the death of his favourite Uncle. He discovers an ancient family curse along the way, as well as meet many more mysterious figures.

When: November 9 until December 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Playhouse – 115 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Public Library: Fish Creek Children’s Area Reopening Party

What: Calgary Public Library celebrates the reopening of their expanded Early Learning Centre and brand new Questionarium for school-age kids. Explore the spaces, enjoy a storytime, take part in family activities and crafts, snacks, and more.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Address: Calgary Public Library – 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

83rd Hardy Cup – University of Calgary Dinos vs Saskatchewan Huskies

What: University of Calgary Dinos take the field versus the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for a rematch in the Canada West Championship.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

NōD Magazine 25 Release

What: NōD Literary Magazine celebrates the release of their 25th issue with readings, open mic, snacks and conversation. NōD Literary Magazine 25 hard copies will be available for purchase at the event.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW #100, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday, November 10

Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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What: The Calgary Stampeders take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in CFL playoff action at McMahaon Stadium.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, 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 to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Ave SW
Tickets: Online

Signatures Festival of Crafts

What: Signatures Festival of Crafts has been showcasing Canadian crafters and creators since 1986. Meet and shop over 230 artists, artisans, designers and makers from across the country.

When: Now to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on the Arrow II project. There will be a flight simulator on-site, used in AVRO’s design and testing, which will be open for the public to take for a spin.

When: The second Sunday of every month — November 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum — 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free. Small donation when using the flight simulator to help maintain its operation

Millarville Christmas Market

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

Admission: Now 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

Sunday Safari Brunch at Calgary Zoo

What: Every Sunday until November 10, head over to Destination Africa for one of the most unique brunch experiences you could have in the city. Enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, a Belgian waffle bar, cooked-to-order omelettes, and so much more. Being a member of the Calgary Zoo gives you exclusive discounts to Sunday Safari Brunches!

When: Every Sunday until November 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm. Last seating and last ticket sold at 1 pm. Service lasts until 2 pm.
Where: Calgary Zoo – 210 St George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: via Calgary Zoo

Fleetwood Mac

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What: The legendary rock band present An Evening With Fleetwood Mac on November 10. The ensemble features several familiar faces including Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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

John Cleese

What: Legendary comedian John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda) explains why There Is No Hope at Jack Singer Concert Hall.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

Calgary Public Library JazzWalk

What: JazzYYC presents Calgary Public Library JazzWalk as part of JazzYYC Canadian Festival 2019. Featuring a new jazz performance every hour between 12 and 5 pm, including Music With Mandy, Apollo 4, and more.

When: November 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: The Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Monday, November 11

The Military Museums – Ceremony

Join the Military Museum for a special ceremony to remember the fallen. The museum will be open after the ceremony and admissions are by donation. It’s recommended to arrive early, and non-perishable food donations are accepted.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:25 am
Where: 
The Military Museums — 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Admission: 
Free, donations accepted

Canadian Pacific – Ceremony

The annual ceremony will take place at the Ogden Memorial and it’s open to the public. Canadian Pacific will pay tribute to more than 33,000 employees who served in the last century’s wars. Every CP locomotive will sound its whistle at 11:01 am to start a moment of silence.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:40 am
Where: 
CP Memorial Square – located adjacent to the parking lot by 69th Avenue SE and Odgen Dale Road SE entrance 
Admission: 
Free

Remembrance Day

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Union Cemetery – Tour

Union Cemetery is offering a special tour this Remembrance Day.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: From 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: 
Meeting point — Galloway House, the building near the Union Cemetery gate at Spiller Road SE and Cemetery Road SE
Admission: 
Free

The Hangar Flight Museum – Ceremony

The annual ceremony will be held outdoors if weather permitting, and it’s recommended to arrive early and dress warmly. Non-perishable food donations to the Veterans Food Bank will be accepted and the museum will keep its doors open after the ceremony with admission by donation until 4 pm.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 
The Hangar Flight Museum — 4629 McCall Way NE
Admission: 
Free, donations accepted

Fort Calgary – Service

This moving ceremony facilitated by the RCMP Veterans’ Association of Calgary will feature bagpipes, readings, and choral singers. Although entrance is free, it’s required to register for a ticket.

When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 10:30 am 
Where: 
Burnswest Theatre — 750 9th Avenue Southeast
Admission: 
Free with a non-perishable donation to the Veterans Food Bank