20 things to do in Calgary this week: October 7 to 10

Oct 7 2019, 12:00 pm

Brand new week full of fun events in Calgary. Check out these 20 things to do in Calgary from Monday, October 7 to Thursday, October 10. Tegan and Sarah, CAMP Festival, and more!

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

Monday, October 7

CAMP Festival 2019



What: Known for bringing together art, technology, and storytelling in a conference that draws in attendees from across North America, CAMP features a wide variety of presentations, workshops, panels, and, of course, networking opportunities. This year’s event is expected to feature over 30 luminaries from international organizations including big names like Google, Amazon Music, ATB Financial, Facebook, and MIT.

When: October 7 to October 8, 2019
Time: Monday: Registration at 8 am, last session at 4:45 pm. Tuesday: Registration at 9 am, last session at 5:30 pm. Full schedule can be found here
Where: Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts — 18 Mt Royal Cir SW
Tickets: Available online, $299.99, $99 for students

Off the CUFF – Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

What: The Calgary Underground Film Festival presents an Off the CUFF screening of Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters. The documentary explores the making of the 1984 iconic film.

When: October 7, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Riverview Artists October Show & Sale

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

When: October 7 to October 11, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square – 401 9th Ave. SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

European Union Film Series: Stranger in Paradise

What: Calgary European Film Festival and the Delegation of the European Union present Stranger in Paradise by dutch filmmaker Guido Hendrikx.

When: October 7, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Register: Online, free

Tuesday, October 8

Print(ed) Word Salon Series

What: Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at Calgary’s Central Library. Each month, a different team of authors and artists present a talk on their process of collaboration.

When: October 8, November 12 and December 10, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Central Library – Level 4 – Simons-Harvie Community Reading Room – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Studio Bell $10 Date Night 2019

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Studio Bell (Neil Zeller)

What: Visitors will be able to explore interactive activities, Canadian music memorabilia, and much more at Studio Bell during their special $10 Date Nights.

When: October 8, and November 12, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Available online, $10

Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings

What: Calgary Flames take on the LA Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome.

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

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 ¿Qué te juegas? (Get her… If you can) on October 8.

When: October 8, 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

Triwood Farmers’ Market

What: Check out the weekly Triwood Farmers’ Market running until October 15. Grab some food and explore the various vendors, including produce, bath and body, jewelry, and more.

When: Every Tuesday until October 15, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Address: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, October 9

Heritage Park Ghost Tours 2019

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What: Curious Calgarians will have a chance to learn about the ghostly figures that haunt their city by taking a Heritage Park Ghost Tour this fall. Each tour is 90 minutes long, and will take attendees through the alleyways and streets of the Historical Village and verse them in various spooky stories that will make their skin crawl.

When: Every Wednesday until October 16, 2019
Time: Tours begin at 7 and 7:30 pm for adults
Where: Gasoline Alley Lobby, Heritage Park—1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online
Length: Adult tours: three km in 90 minutes

Airdrie Farmers’ Market

What: Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. Everything from original quilts, handcrafted art, to natural soaps and lotions, food trucks and more – discover a unique gift, or a personal treasure.

When: Every Wednesday until October 9, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Address: Jensen Park – 320 Centre Avenue East, Airdrie
Admission: Free

Cavalry FC vs Forge FC

What: Cavalry FC face off with Forge FC in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

World of Dance Live Calgary

What: The World of Dance Live Tour features the best dancers from across all genres of dance,  incorporating both local and national talent. You’ll get to experience the same thrill and excitement that you do when watching the show on television but you’ll be right in the audience.

The tour will feature season three winning dance group The Kings and will be stopping in nine Canadian cities. Fans have the chance to purchase ticket packages that include a special meet and greet as well as autographs sessions.

When: October 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Say Yes: A Liturgy Of Not Giving Up On Yourself

What: Fire Exit Theatre’s Guest Artist Series presents Say Yes, where Scott Erickson leads the audiences through the universal and very personal conversation about the death of a dream and the overwhelming voice of Giving Up in our lives. A mixture of storytelling, audience participation, humour and image curation,

When: October 9 to 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (Monday to Saturday), 2 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Fire Exit Theatre – 200 block of 9 Avenue SE (Engineered Air Theatre at the Arts Commons), Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, September 10

Tegan and Sara

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What: The musical twins are making their back to Calgary for a show this fall as part of their Hey, I’m Just Like You tour, which is in support of their new album of their same name as well as their memoir, High School. Hey I’m Just Like You is a brand new album that is built off of cassette tapes from the same era upon which Tegan and Sara recorded dozens of songs they wrote between the ages of 15 and 17. The show is expected to feature archival video footage, readings from the memoir, and songs from the new album — mixed in with fan-favourite classics.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: Early show at 7 pm, late show at 10 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall — 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Adult Night at the Calgary Zoo – Activity Night

What: Calgary Zoo is hosting an Activity Night for their next Adult Night event. Make a wreath or try your hand at painting while enjoying a charcuterie spread and the Zoo’s signature lion cocktail.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: ENMAX Conservatory Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

7th Annual Thanksgiving Bake Off

What: Get Thanksgiving started early this year by sampling delicious pie’s made from the market vendors and voting for your favourite in support of the Calgary Food Bank.

When: October 10 and 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77 Avenue SE
Price: Cash donation to the Calgary Food Bank (recommended $5/person)

Lord Huron

What: LA-based musicians Lord Huron are performing at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Thursday, October 10. Special guests will be joining the band on tour and concert attendees can expect to hear tracks from Lord Huron’s most recent studio album, Vide Noir.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Freshtival 2019

What: Freshtival is the world’s longest running ski film festival, and showcases the year’s most anticipated ski movies at Globe Theatre. Films from industry giants, Matchstick Productions and Teton Gravity Research and more will be screened over the three days.

When: October 10 to 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 11:30 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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