20 things to do in Calgary this week: September 16 to 19

Sep 16 2019, 12:00 pm

The last week of summer is upon us! Say so long to the season with these 20 events in Calgary from Monday, September 16 to Thursday, September 19. Calgary Flames, Beakerhead, and more.

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

Monday, September 16

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks (preseason)

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What: Calgary Flames take on the Vancouver Canucks in preseason action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: September 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, 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: September 16, September 30, October 14, 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

Hello/Goodbye 2019

What: Calgary Distinguished Writers Program welcomes 2019–20 Canadian Writer-in-Residence Sharanpal Ruprai, and also says farewell to outgoing writer-in-residence Liz Howard. Both authors will be reading and signing their books, and there will also be a reception and prizes to win.

When: September 16, 2019
Time: Doors at 7 pm
Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 – 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Jonathan Levit

What: Jonathan Levit is a magician, actor, producer, television host, and public speaker. He shares his secrets at CommunityWise on September 16.

When: September 16, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: CommunityWise – 223 12th Avenue 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

Tuesday, September 17

Calgary Men’s Chorus – Sing With Us!

What: Calgary Men’s Chorus is celebrating their 25th year by searching for new members. Head to a drop-in rehearsal, learn choral singing and music reading basics, and more. All singing levels are welcome.

When: September 17 and September 24, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Calgary Men’s Chorus – 134 Scarboro Ave, Calgary
Admission: Free

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

Podcaster Meetup

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What: Media Lab YYC is hosting a meetup for Calgary podcasters at Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters. Network and learn what other podcasters are working on.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – Simmons Building and Roasterie – 618 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary
Register: Online, Free

Oh Me Nerves!

What: Tina Randell brings her Newfoundland Comedy Show “Oh Me Nerves” to Calgary on September 17.

When: September 17, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch – 275 755 40 Street Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Noises Off

What: Theatre Calgary presents Noises Off, a farcical look at the rehearsal process with a group of actors before a performance of the British sex comedy “Nothing On.”

When: Various dates from now to October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Wednesday, September 18


What: Calgary’s favourite festival of science, arts, and engineering features exhibits popping up all over downtown YYC. The celebration also features engineered art, concerts, performances, hands-on workshops, bizarre vehicles, and spontaneous acts of science and technology. Another highlight is The Spectacle happening on September 21 at Prince’s Island Park.

When: September 18 to 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

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 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

Calgary International Film Festival

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What: The 20th annual CIFF features nearly 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world. Enjoy gala events, special screenings and presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that connects filmmakers.

When: September 18 until September 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Conversations in the Garden

What: Head to the Calgary Horticultural Society’s garden (at the rear of the building) for a gardening chat with horticulturist, Kath Smyth and fellow gardeners. Bring your lawn chair, a mug, a love of gardening and gardening questions. Tips to share are wonderful too.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Horticultural Society – 208 – 50th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free for members, $20 for non-members

Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks (preseason)

What: Calgary Flames take on the San Jose Sharks in preseason action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, September 19

Cirque du Soleil Costume Display at The CORE


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What: The CORE will host a Cirque du Soleil pop-up until September 19 and will highlight “elements of its upcoming show,” according to a release from organizers. Cirque du Soleil will take over the second level glass bridge where there will be costume displays, Mexican-inspired decorations, and more.

When: Now until September 19, 2019
Time: Regular mall hours
Where: The CORE Shopping Centre — 324 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Calgary Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Calgary Fall Home Show. Explore the marketplace filled with home-related products and services. There will also be many demos and presentations to help you with your next home project.

When: September 19 to 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE

Canmore Mountain Market

What: The Canmore Mountain Market is a summer tradition in Canmore for over twenty years operating every Thursday from May to October. Visitors and locals are treated to an excellent selection of locally and regionally produced items including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, jams, coffee and baked goods. The Market also offers unique crafts, clothing, jewellery, and other artisanal products. Patrons can experience the Market rain or shine, sip on a coffee, peruse the vendors, and enjoy the live local music – all with a beautiful mountain backdrop.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Address: Downtown Canmore next to the Canmore Civic Centre Plaza- 7th Avenue
Admission: Free

Calgary Clown Festival

What: Pumphouse Theatre and The Calgary Clown Society presents the first-ever Calgary Clown Festival. Featuring workshops, late-night cabarets, and performances by six Physical Theatre companies.

When: September 18 to 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Oktoberfest Beer Festival

What: Co-op Wine Spirits Beer hosts an Oktoberfest celebration at their Shawnessy location.  Enjoy tastings from 8 to 10 breweries while learning about Oktoberfest and its historical beers.

When: September 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Thursdays to Saturdays), 2 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Coop Wine Spirits Beer 80 – 250 Shawville Blvd SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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