20 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, October 26

Oct 25 2019, 5:00 am

Let’s get this Saturday started off on the right foot by checking out any one of these super exciting events going on around Calgary!

37th Annual Bearspaw Fall and Christmas Market

What: Browse handcrafted goods from over 90 vendors and get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Bearspaw Lifestyle Centre – 253220 Bearspaw Road, Calgary
Admission: $3

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

What: Celebrate the spooky season with Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Explore five haunted houses, go on rides, plus enjoy activities, food, and drinks. All ages welcome.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Ghostbusters in Concert 2019

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What: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting two shows paying tribute to the 1984 classic Ghostbusters,by performing the original movie’s score alongside a live viewing of the film. This is the first time that the Grammy-nominated soundtrack has been reconstructed for the purpose of a live performance — an effort made with the help of Peter M. Bernstein, the son of composer Elmer Bernstein.

The concert will feature a visit from the Calgary Ghostbusters to kick things off.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall — 205 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: From $45, available online

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

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

What: The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is an annual event filled with adventure, expeditions, and amazing stories from around the world. The festival includes workshops, film screenings, book talks and signings, and more.

When: October 26 to November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online, ticketed and free events

Matt Mays

What: JUNO-award winner Matt Mays brings his Howl At The Night Tour to Calgary on October 26 with special guest Skye Wallace.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall – 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

CollectorFest

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What: In the fourth annual show, expect anything and everything pop culture, from toys, movies, video games, collectables, and more. There will also be free comics given away and a charity silent auction.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Lake Bonavista Promenade – 755 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Calgary Woman’s Show

What: Take in over 300 exhibits by local and national fashion retailers, entrepreneurs, health and wellness experts, food and wine, artisans, and more. Then check out the live entertainment on the two stages, including twice-daily fashion shows, live music, speakers, and more.

When: October 26 and 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: The BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
Tickets: Online

Judah & The Lion

What: Nashville alternative rockers Judah & The Lion bring the Pep Talks Worldwide Tour 2019 to the MacEwan Hall with guests Flora Cash.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein

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

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express – The Peter Burgener Benefit Concert for Classroom Champions

What: Barney Bentall presents the fifth annual Peter Burgener Benefit Concert for Classroom Champions with some of Canada’s top roots and country musicians.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall – 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Haunted Calgary at New Horizon Mall

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What: The parkade level of New Horizon Mall will transform 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 a local charity.

When: October 26, and 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

Adult-only date night at Butterfield Acres 2019

What: Butterfield Acres has reserved select dates this month for child-free fun, offering an 18+ night at the patch for those looking to find a suitable pumpkin in peace. The official date night event starts at 5 pm (which is also when the farmyard will open for visits with animals) though the pumpkin hunt won’t begin until 6:15 pm. Participants will be able to take a sunset tractor ride out to the patch, where they’ll hunt down the most picture-perfect soon-to-be-Jack-o-Lantern and carve it up shortly after.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: Admission begins at 5 pm
Where: Butterfield Acres Petting Farm – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Tickets: $20, available online

Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park

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

Fluid Fest

What: Fluid Fest is a celebration of contemporary art, dance, and physical performance. The festival features local, national, and international artists in live performances, workshops, artist talks, and more.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around the city
Tickets: Online

Fall at Calgary Farmyard

What: There are many events to enjoy this fall at Calgary Farmyard, including an 11-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, and more. Enjoy the final Flashlight Nights in the Maze on Saturday, and a Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

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What: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar will be hosting a Downton Abbey tea series until October 27. This new service aims to celebrate the release of the feature-length film. Guests can expect handcrafted sandwiches and decadent pastries created by the talented Fairmont team.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel – 133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Reservations: Online or by phone at 403-260-1219

Dine Under The Stars — Recolté: Local Harvest Dinner Pop-Up

What: Recolté: Local Harvest Dinner Pop-Up features an elegant four-course menu and liquor, wine, and champagne provided by Moët & Chandon, all while being served in a heated Garden Dome. The Calgary pop-up will be located at the Deane House Gardens.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: Seatings at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm daily
Where: Deane House Gardens – 806 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Reservations: 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: Now until to October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Festival Hall and Engineered Air Theatre
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: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission: Free