20 things to do in Calgary this week: October 21 to 24

Oct 21 2019, 12:00 pm

October is zooming by! Take a moment for yourself this week by checking out these 20 things to do in Calgary from Monday, October 21 to Thursday, October 24. Pasta La Feasta, Calgary Flames, and more.

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

Monday, October 21

Pasta La Feasta

Pasta Mondo


What: Pasta La Feasta is Calgary’s newest food festival leading up to World Pasta Day on October 25th. Nine restaurants are offering up their must-try pasta dishes, and a portion of all proceeds from the featured pasta dishes will go to The Alex Community Food Centre.

When: Now until October 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Select Calgary restaurants. Full list here.
Admission: $3 of every featured dish goes towards the Alex Community Food Centre.

A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt

What: Wordfest hosts a talk with Billy-Ray Belcour, a recipient of a Rhodes scholarship and the youngest winner ever of the Griffin Poetry Prize for his first book, This Wound is a World: Poems. Belcourt will chat about his newest book, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes From the Field.

When: October 21, 2019
Time: 5 to 6:15 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor – 1221 2 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Comedy Moonlighter

What: Jeremy Furlong and Tynan Mathews host The Comedy Moonlighter every Monday at Mill Street Brewpub. The weekly open mic features comics from Calgary as well as visiting stand-ups.

When: Every Monday
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Mill Street Brewpub Calgary – 219 17 Avenue Southwest, 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

Nat Geo Live: Akashinga – The Brave Ones

What: National Geographic Live presents Damien Mander and Vimbai Kumire sharing how their paths connected to a shared goal of protecting Africa’s wildlife for future generations.

When: October 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, October 22

2019 Calgary Spanish Film Festival

What: A festival of new films from Spain as presented by the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with Globe Cinema, the European Cultural Society of Calgary and the Aula Cervantes. Watch Viaje al cuarto de una madre (Journey to a Mother’s Room) on October 22.

When: October 22, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW
Tickets: At the box office. General admission: $10; Children, students and seniors: $8

Calgary Flames vs Washington Capitals


Image: Calgary Saddledome / Shutterstock

What: Calgary Flames take on Washington Capitals at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: October 22, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Evening with the Entrepreneurs 

What: McLeod Law presents Evening with the Entrepreneurs as part of Small Business Week Calgary. Scott Gravelle, CEO/CTO and co-founder of Attabotics INC, and Ray DePaul, Director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University will be sharing their stories with moderator Rob Fooks, Partner at McLeod Law. Light snacks and drinks will also be provided.

When: October 22, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Studio Bell National Music Centre 850 – 4 St SE Calgary

This Is War

What: This Is War tells the story of Master Corporal Tanya Young, Private Jonny Henderson, Sergeant Stephen Hughes, and Sergeant Chris Anders serving in Afghanistan and their experience with a horrific event. Written by Hannah Moscovitch, directed by John Knight, and designed by Graham Frampton.

When: Now to October 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: University Theatre – 230 University Court NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Crash Test Comedy

What: A night of stand-up comedy at Vern’s hosted by Amy Edgar.

When: October 22, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Vern’s – 622 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $5

Wednesday, October 23

Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein

What: Alberta Ballet presents the world premiere of Jean Grand-Maître’s Frankenstein, featuring multi-media set design, haunting soundtrack and state-of-the-art projections. The show will feature a combination of contemporary and classical ballet styles.

When: October 23 until October 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on Saturday)
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wordfest 2019

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What: Wordfest features 52 events over 10 days in public libraries and performance venues around the city. This year’s festival is titled The Imaginairium, and includes readings, workshops, panel discussions, trivia and more for all sorts of audiences and ages.

When: Now until October 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

The Interrupters

What: LA ska-punk rockers The Interrupters bring the Fight the Good Fight World Tour to the MacEwan Hall with guests Skinny Lister and Sharp/Shock.

When: October 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Ghostbusters 1 and 2

What: Catch a double bill of Ghostbusters 1 and 2 at Globe Cinema with special guests The Calgary Ghostbusters. There will be photo ops available as well as merch on sale, with merch proceeds going to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

When: October 23, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Canadian rock legends Sloan bring their Navy Blues Tour to The Palace Theatre on October 23.

When: October 23, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, October 24

Calgary Flames vs Florida Panthers

What: Calgary Flames take on Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: October 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Spruce Meadows – Oktoberfest II

What: Horses and riders are coming to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex for Oktoberfest II tournament. Complimentary Parking is available throughout the week in Lot #8.

When: October 24 to 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission: Free

Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park


Kids and Parents at Ghouls Night out 2017 (heritagepark.ca)

What: Ghouls’ Night Out is a family-friendly event at Heritage Park. Activities include trick or treating at three select buildings, an indoor performance of A Toy’s Story – A New Adventure with Sheriff Woody, a life-sized game of Operation, and more. 

When: October 24 to October 27, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm (Thursday and Friday), 5:30 to 9 pm (Saturday), 4 to 7:30 pm (Sunday)
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

1600 Autumn Bier Dinner

What: Enjoy a welcome bier, a four course dinner, and four Fernie Brewing Co. pairings at 1600 Autumn Bier Dinner.

When: October 24, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: 1600 World Bier Haus Restaurant & Lounge – 1600 90 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

New Works Festival

What: The fourth Calgary New Music Festival presented by New Works Calgary is a weekend of performances, premieres, multimedia and sound walks, and more. Performers include airborne extended from Vienna, Linda Bouchard and the Grdina/Houle/Loewen Trio from San Francisco, Timepoint Ensemble from Calgary, and many more.

When: October 24 to October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Festival Hall and Engineered Air Theatre
Tickets: Online

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