20 things to do in Calgary this week: October 28 to 31

Oct 28 2019, 12:00 pm

Happy Halloween Week! There are lots of fun things to do in Calgary this week! From Haunted Calgary to The Dudes, here are 20 things to do from Monday, October 28 to Thursday, October 31.

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

Monday, October 28

Calgary Hitmen vs Seattle Thunderbirds

What: Calgary Hitmen hit the ice against Seattle Thunderbirds on October 28 at Scotiabank Saddledome. This evening’s game theme is Wizarding Day.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Walk Off The Earth

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What: Juno Award-winning, multi-platinum group, Walk Off the Earth, is coming to Calgary during their world tour. Their five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” exploded on YouTube, garnering more than 180 million views. Since then, the group has gone on to release their own original songs, “Red Hands” (#1 at AAA), “Fire In My Soul,” and “Rule The World.” Walk Off the Earth has already sold out venues around the world, not to mention collaborating with artists including Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, and Keith Urban.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bingo at The Mustard Seed

What: Enjoy an hour of Bingo at The Mustard Seed for a chance to win prizes.

When: October 28, November 11 and November 25, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: The Mustard Seed Neighbour Centre – 6060 Memorial Drive, NE Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam – Halloween Edition

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Hosted by Dr. John, the spooky edition of Poetry Slam encourages poets to dress up in costume. The sign-up sheet for both the open mic and the slam will be released at 7:00 pm, and the show will start at 7:30 pm.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 cash at door, on a sliding scale for those who identify as low income or students

Stephen Fearing

What: Stephen Fearing is co-founder of Canadian roots-rock band Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, a multi JUNO and Canadian Folk Music award winner, and had his solo album “Every Soul’s a Sailor” named 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots Radio. He will be previewing songs from his upcoming album, The Unconquerable Past, at Ironwood Stage & Grill on October 28.

When: October 28, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Ironwood Stage & Grill – 1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, October 29

2019 Calgary Spanish Film Festival

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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 La Banda (Love Beats) on October 29.

When: October 29, 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

Protospace Open House

What: Check out Protospace’s open house every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Furniture, bikes, robots, electronics — no matter what your jam is, you can make it here.

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Protospace – Bays 110 and 108, 1530 27 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Dinner & a Movie at Heritage Park – Dracula

What: Heritage Park presents Dinner & A Movie Nights at the Selkirk Grille and the Gasoline Alley Museum. Enjoy a three-course movie-themed dinner at Selkirk Grille, then head to Gasoline Alley Museum for a big screen classic. Attendees are also welcome to only watch the movie, and a cash bar and popcorn will be available for purchase during the screening.

When: October 29, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Price: $44/person or $8 for movie only. Reserve dinner and a movie online, tickets for movie only are available at the door.

YYC True Crime Event – Evenings with an Expert Series

What: Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre presents “A Date with Death” hosted by author and homicide detective Dave Sweet. The event includes a presentation by Sweet along with a meet and greet and book purchase opportunity, VIP access to Calgary’s Police Museum and true crime exhibits, and a cash bar and snacks.

When: October 29 and October 30, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre – 5111 – 47th Street NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Halloween Party at the Fright House

What: Lighthouse Pub turns into a Fright House for a Halloween Party on October 29. Enjoy a costume contest, Scary-oke, and more.

When: October 29, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 1 am
Where: Lighthouse Pub – 1140 137 Ave SE, Calgary,
Admission: Free

Wednesday, October 30

The Dudes Annual Halloween Party

The Dudes

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What: Calgary indie rockers The Dudes host two nights of their annual Halloween party. On October 30 they are joined by Port Juvee and The Gentlmens Club and on October 31 they are joined by The Quivers and Yvette. There also be a photo booth and a costume contest.

When: October 30 and 31, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Ghosts and Gourmet at Heritage Park

What: Dine on an autumn-inspired three-course meal in the Wainwright Hotel and listen to ghost stories before heading outside for a 90 minute ghost tour. The premium tours are led by expert guides and feature personal encounters and eerie stories from past and present staff and guests.

When: October 29 to November 1, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

The Oyster Princess

What: University of Calgary’s Department of Communication, Media along with the School of Creative and Performing Arts and the Calgary Cinematheque presents a 100th Anniversary screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s film The Oyster Princess (Die Austernprinzessin). Featuring live musical accompaniment by Flat Earth Society.

When: October 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Eckhardt-Gramatté Concert Hall – 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this fall and winter. The exhibition features work from 17 artists.

When: Now until November 29, December 2, 2019 to January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address: Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary; Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Grim Manor

What: Grim Manor at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park features four haunted houses, live music by 5¢ Freakshow, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, DJ QBERT & THE FRESH CREW and performances by Comedy Daredevil Ryan Stock and Amberlynn. There will also be food and beverages available for purchase.

When: October 30 to November 2, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm (Wednesday and Thursday), 7 pm to midnight (Friday and Saturday)
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, October 31

Haunted Calgary at New Horizon Mall

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What: The parkade level of New Horizon Mall transforms into over 20,000 square feet of terrifying characters, sets, and props for Halloween. Haunted Calgary features three spooky attractions and a Family Frights Thrill Zone for all ages. Partial proceeds will be donated to local charity.

When: October 31 to November 2, 2019
Time: From 6 pm for regular haunted houses, 7 to 10 pm for Glowstick Night, and 7 to 8:30 pm for Hell Night
Where: New Horizon Mall — 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Tickets: Starting at $25, available online

Halloween Movie Night: Death Becomes Her

What: HOT MESS presents a Halloween screening of Death Becomes Her, starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, and Goldie Hawn, at the Globe Theatre.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: Doors 8:30 pm, screening 9 pm
Where: The Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary

Late Late Breakfast Show presents BAD EGGS

What: Late Late Breakfast Show’s latest sketch show features comedy, songs, montages, dancing and more.

When: October 31 to November 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Address: Birds And Stone Theatre – 204 16 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Halloween Ghost Tours of Inglewood

What: Calgary & Banff Ghost Tours hosts three Halloween Ghost Tours of Inglewood on October 31.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm
Where: Meet in front of Rosso’s coffee shop on the corner of 13 St and 9 Ave SE by the benches
Tickets: Online

Calgary Farmers’ Market – Spooktacular Family Fun

What: Enjoy pumpkin carvings, Halloween snacktivity, and wizards and witches giving out treats at Calgary Farmers’ Market Spooktacular Family Fun.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Address: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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