15 things to do in Calgary this week: September 3 to 5

Sep 3 2019, 5:00 am

The first week of September is here! Start the month off with The Blue Jay Cafe, Garden Tour & Dinner, and these 15 Calgary events from Tuesday, September 3 to Thursday, September 5.

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

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Tuesday, September 3

Tzavta Salon with Mark Clintberg

What: Artist Mark Clintberg, in conversation with Naomi Potter, Director and Curator of Esker Art Gallery, will share how creative expression can make space and support LGBTQ2S+ identities in thriving. The event will include appetizers, dinner, dessert and coffee along with a cash bar.

When: Every Tuesday from now to August 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 9:30 pm
Where: Sidewalk Citizen Bakery – 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pride Lawn Bowling

What: Pride Lawn Bowling is a recreational league that encourages social fellowship among lawn bowlers. Calgary Pride welcomes people of all skill levels and stripes to become part of their league. Drop-in participation is also welcome as new teams are formed every week and are paired off.

When: Every Tuesday until September 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Drop-In fee of $10 per night

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 & 108, 1530 27 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canada The Musical

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What: A musical trip through over 400 years of music history. Featuring music by Canadian legends Rush, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams, and more, plus modern hits.

When: Now to September 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Carter-Ryan Gallery – 705 8 Street, Canmore
Tickets: Online

Versions Patio Party Season 6

What: Season 6 of Versions patio parties at Broken City features a program of more than 50 artists performing throughout the summer.

When: Every Tuesday until September 24, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where:  Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $4, children are free

Wednesday, September 4

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

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What: Enjoy a free night at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. For the first time, the hall will be opening their doors on the first Wednesday of every month featuring free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speakers series.

When: The first Wednesday of every month – September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, 2019
Times: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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

From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring Métis Identity, Past and Present

What: Lougheed House’s summer exhibit explores Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays until September 29, 2019. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Wednesdays to Fridays), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Lougheed House – 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission: $8.50 adult, $6.50 seniors and students $5 child (Ages 6 – 12), $25.00 for a family, free for children under 6

The Blue Jay Cafe

What: Every night from September 4 to 7, the Southern-style pop-up will host two sets of country singers who will perform in songwriter circle sessions. Artists slated to perform include Desiree Dorian, Drew Gregory, and Sons of Daughters, according to the pop-up’s event page.

If you get hungry while listening to these music performances, audience members can order from the menu, which includes a fried Empire Provisions bologna sandwich, a fried chicken sandwich with Kool-Aid pickles, and a Goo Goo Cluster pie — a mix of marshmallow nougat, milk chocolate, caramel, and peanuts.

When: September 4 to 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Oak Tree Tavern — 124 10th Street NW
Tickets: Available online, starting at $20

Seconds Pottery Sale

What: Galleria Inglewood is holding its annual Seconds Pottery Sale. Pickup what the Galleria describes as “discontinued, kiln nerds or just plain ugly” pottery as discount prices.

When: August 7 to August 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday to Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Galleria Inglewood – 907 9th Ave.S.E., Calgary
Admission: Free

Thursday, September 5

Garden Tour & Dinner

What: Selkirk Grille’s Field to Fork series returns to Heritage Park with an evening that includes an exclusive tour of the park’s gardens, a four course meal in the Selkirk Grille Gallery Room, and wine pairings.

When: September 5, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Address: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary,
Tickets: Online

Find Your Heart(h) Art Exhibit

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What: Athena Cooper’s first solo art exhibition features  acrylic paintings and digital artwork telling the story of the romantic relationship between a disabled woman and a transgender man. Inspired by the artist’s own life with the rare genetic disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

When: Mondays to Saturdays until September 5, 2019
Time: 8 am to 8 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 4th floor gallery – 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, 2019
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Honens Festival

What: Honens returns from September 5 to 8 with another grand celebration of piano and chamber music. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier classical music events, intended to share Esther Honens’ love of world-renowned music with Albertans every year.

When: September 5 to 8, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations

High River Farmers’ Market

What: Located in High River’s beautiful downtown, the outdoor farmers’ market features over 50 vendors on Thursday afternoons until September 12, 2019. You can expect to find everything from locally grown fresh produce, home-baked breads, pies, fudge, and smoked meats, as well as unique and handcrafted housewares, jewelry, and clothing. There is also always a variety of food trucks selling everything from wood-fired pizzas, hand-made perogies and more.

When: Every Thursday until September 12, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Address: High River Downtown – 4 Avenue S.W. and 1 Street S.W.
Admission: Free

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