20 things to do in Calgary this week: September 9 to 12

Sep 9 2019, 5:00 am

Concerts, movie nights, ghost tours, and more. Here are 20 things to do in Calgary from Monday, September 9 to Thursday, September 12. Have a great time!

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

Monday, September 9

European Union Film Series: MUG

What: Calgary European Film Festival and the Delegation of the European Union present a screening of Mug, a Polish film by Malgorzata Szumowska about the first person in Poland to receive a face transplant.

When: September 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Register: Online, free

The Human Condition Comedy Tour

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What: The Human Condition Comedy Tour is in support of Airdrie Food Bank. Featuring stand-up by Shawn Gramiak, Scott Porteous, and Frank Russo

When: September 9, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Good Earth Coffeehouse & Bakery – 35 Mackenzie Way Southwest #1109, Airdrie
Tickets: Online

Expressions Spoken Word Night

What: A spoken word night at Koi co-hosted by Selina Clary & Cobra Collins.

When: The second Monday of every month – September 9, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Koi – 1011 1st St SW #100, Calgary
More Info: Online

School Of Rock Youth Open Jam at The Blues Can

What: School Of Rock hosts a Youth Open Jam every second Monday of the month at The Blues Can. Bring an instrument, a few songs and a few friends.

When: The second Monday of every month
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Keith Harkin

What: Irish singer-songwriter Keith Harkin performs at The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club on September 9 with a special guest.

When: September 9, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club – 109 7 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Tuesday, September 10

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

What: Broadway Across Canada presents the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. This Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning original rock musical will be at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from September 10 to 15. RENT follows the lives of seven artists who struggle to chase their dreams in New York City without selling out. The show was groundbreaking at its time, opening its first show in 1996. Written and composed by Johnathan Larson, it was a memorial to his friends who died from an epidemic of AIDS.

When: Tuesday, September 10 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: Various times, check online for more details
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: From $30 — available 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

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: September 10, 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 after-hours (Brenna Pladsen)

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

A Closer Look Tour: Mavericks

What: Glenbow Museums’s exhibition Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta explores the province’s past through the stories of 48 Mavericks who helped shape Alberta’s history.

When: Every Tuesday until September 10, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: Free with regular admission

Wednesday, September 11

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 (60 minutes for all-ages tour), 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 from September 11 to October 16, 2019. All ages tours happen on September 11 and 18.
Time: Tours begin at 7 and 7:30 pm for adults, 6:30 pm for families
Where: Gasoline Alley Lobby, Heritage Park—1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online
Length: Adult tours: three km in 90 minutes. Family tours: two km in 60 minutes

Conversations in the Garden

What: Calgary Horticultural Society presents an evening of gardening chat with horticulturist, Kath Smyth and fellow gardeners. Bring a lawn chair, mug, love of gardening. and gardening questions and tips.

When: September 11, 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

MS Golf Calgary

What: Come out and play a round at Elbow Springs Golf Club to help raise money towards cutting-edge MS research and programs and services for people living with the disease. Your ticket covers 18-holes of golf, cart rental, all meals, tee gift, and more.

When: September 11, 2019
Time: 8 am (Shotgun is at 9 am)
Where: Elbow Springs Golf Club – 240086 Lott Creek Drive
Register: Online

The Wedding Party

What: Written by Canadian playwright Kristen Thomson and directed by Darcy Evans, The Wedding Party promises to have “an outrageous wedding reception [that] spins out of control in real-time.” The comedy is about the two characters Sherry and Jack Jr.’s wedding, but will see the clash of the two families at the reception: “the well-to-do Sealey-Skeetes and the hard-working, hard-living Boychuks,” according to a release.

The comedy runs for approximately two hours and 20 minutes. A pre-show onstage bar opens from 6:30 to 7:30 pm — where wedding attire is highly encouraged. Audience members are warned that the play contains sexuality and coarse language and is suggested for those 16-years-old and older.

When: September 11 until September 29, 2019
Time: Varies depending on showtime
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre — 215 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: $20 to $100, available online

Spotlight YYC – Salty Sea Dog Designs

What: Alberta Craft Council presents a spotlight on Salty Sea Dog Designs, whimsy ceramic creations by Sarah and Blair Dawes. All work is available for sale. There will also be a reception on September 12 from 5 to 8 pm.

When: Wednesdays to Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm (Wednesdays to Friday), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary – #280, 1721 – 29 Avenue SW, cSPACE King Edward, Calgary
Admission: Free

Thursday, September 12

Third Annual NUTV Student Film Festival

What: The Third Annual NUTV Student Film Festival showcases the province’s best student films at the Globe Cinema. Juried prizes will be awarded for Best Short Film and Runner-up Best Short Film.

When: September 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free, donations accepted.

Cochrane Street Market

What: The Cochrane Farmers’ Market in partnership with the Historic Downtown Cochrane businesses invite you to experience a unique shopping experience in Historic Downtown Cochrane. Enjoy Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market vendors, artisans, food trucks, live music, buskers, as well as late night shopping and dining at local businesses.

When: September 12, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Address: Historic Downtown Cochrane – 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue West on 1st Street West
Admission: Free

The Lost Hours

What: The Lost Hours by award-winning Canadian visual performance ensemble 8ROJO is an installation performance Based on the childhood memoirs of Salvador Dalí and his sister Ana María. Part of Beakerhead 2019.

When: Various dates from September 12 to September 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline

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

Noche Brillante: Latinx Queer & Trans Showcase

What: Latinx LGBTQ of Calgary hosts Noche Brillante: Latinx Queer & Trans Showcase at Dickens Pub. The event will feature drag performers, musicians, dancers and spoken word artists, dancers and musicians.

When: September 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online