20 things to do in Calgary this week: September 30 to October 3

Sep 30 2019, 12:00 pm

So long September and hello October! Start the new month with these 20 things to do in Calgary from Monday, September 30 to Thursday, October 3. Check out RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sugar Sammy, and more.

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

Monday, September 30

CRAFT Beer Market Re-Opening

What: The re-imagined Original CRAFT Beer Market is re-opening with more than 100 beers on tap. Stop by from 11 am to midnight to enjoy craft beer and various menu items.

When: September 30, 2019
Time: 11 am to 12 midnight
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Downtown – 345 10 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Werq the world tour 2019/ Voss Entertainment

What: Your favourite drag stars will be hitting the stage for the Official RuPaul’s Drag Race WERQ the World Tour. The show will be hosted by the fabulous Michelle Visage who “takes you on a journey to save the galaxy in the largest drag production ever produced.”

When: September 30, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue 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: 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

Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. 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: September 30, 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

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

What: International Indigenous Studies Department at the University of Calgary hosts a screening of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up by Tasha Hubbard.

When: September 30, 2019
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: The Taylor Family Digital Library – 410 University Crt NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Tuesday, October 1

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: October 1 to 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

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

Noises Off

Noises Off/Theatre Calgary

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: Now to October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Triwood Farmers’ Market

What: Check out the weekly Triwood Farmers’ Market running from July 2 to 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

Women’s Pitch Night Calgary

What: Volition Advisors’ Pitch Nights allows entrepreneurs to gain practical experience and feedback on their three-minute pitch in front of a live audience and industry panel.

When: October 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Infusion Coworking – 221 10 Ave SE #100, Calgary
Tickets: Online, By Donation

Wednesday, October 2

NF: The Search Tour

NF/Live Nation

What: American rapper NF is performing at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on October 2 during his North American The Search tour. NF’s The Search became his second album to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

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 – 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

Cavalry FC vs Valour FC

What: Cavalry FC take on Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wordfest Presents Beverley McLachlin

What: Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin shares her new book, Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law. Susan Wright (Susan on the Soapbox) will host an onstage interview and Q&A, and there will also be a book signing.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pyrros Dimmas at Freedom Besieged Calgary Screening

What: The Hellenic Initiative Canada and the Hellenic Community of Calgary hosts a screening of the documentary “Freedom Besieged: Unshackling The Youth of Greece,” as well as a panel discussion with four-time Olympic medalist Pyrros Dimas.

When: October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Calgary Hellenic Banquet Hall – 1 Tamarac Crescent SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, October 3

Sugar Sammy

What: After an incredible year marked by a series of prestigious events, Sugar Sammy is bringing his razor-sharp wit back to Canada as part of his new “Canadian Tour.” In 2016, Sugar Sammy performed his hit show in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 115,000 people at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Following his local success, Sammy took his French and English show to France, Belgium, and Switzerland while hopping back to Canada this past winter to host the JFL Comedy Tour where he visited 12 cities.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall – 18 Mt Royal Cir SW, Calgary
Price:$39.99 – $59.99, available online

Calgary’s Celebration of Sport

What: Celebration of Sport is in recognition of the important roles leadership and business have in the amateur sporting community. The Ron Southern Business and Sport Award and the Perry Cavanagh Sport Leadership Award will both presented by Evans Hunt during the event.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: WinSport, Markin MacPhail Centre – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

Whole Grain Bread / Shutterstock

What: Enjoy local food, live entertainment, and shop for artisan-inspired products at Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market this summer. From bread to beer, frommage to fresh cut flowers, the market hosts diverse and high-quality vendors to meet all of your local shopping needs.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Address: BRCA Hall – 917 Centre Ave, NE., 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 – October 3, November 7, December 5, 2019
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

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

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