20 things to do in Calgary this week: Monday, October 16 to Sunday, October 22

Oct 14 2017, 1:29 am

It might not be Halloween weekend – yet – but that doesn’t mean there’s any lack of things to do, parties to attend, and places to discover!

Try a few of these Calgary events on for size this weekend.

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Monday, October 16

Vote in the Calgary General Election

  • What: It’s election day! Cast a ballot for your choice of mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee.
  • When: Monday, October 16
  • Time: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Where: Your designated voting station

Tuesday, October 17


  • What: Alt-J is coming to perform a live concert in Calgary on Tuesday, don’t miss it!
  • When: Tuesday, October 17
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Big Four Building – 1801 Big Four Trail SE
  • Tickets: Online, $64-$419

Wordfest Presents Rupi Kaur 

  • What: Rupi Kaur is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Milk and Honey. She will be presenting her second collection of poetry, “The Sun and Her Flowers” at one of the many events during Wordfest in collaboration with Chapters Indigo. You won’t be able to get a copy of the book at this event, but you’ll get a taste of what is to come very shortly!
  • When: Tuesday, October 17
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Bella Concert Hall (Mount Royal University) – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
  • Cost: Online, $45

Dinner + A Movie at Heritage Park

  • What: Date night just got brought up a notch with a viewing of The Birds!
  • When: Tuesday, October 17
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm, movie at 7:45 pm
  • Where: Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $45 for dinner and a movie, $8 for just the movie

Taco Tuesdays

  • What: Half off tacos every Tuesday at Blanco Cantina on 17th Avenue.
  • When: Tuesdays
    All day and night
  • Where: Blanco – 723 17th Avenue SW
  • Cost: Half off tacos, $12 trashcans

Buck a shuck Tuesdays

  • What: One dollar oysters all day at National, along with 3 for $7 tacos.
  • When: Tuesdays
  • Time: All day
  • Where: National – 550 17th Avenue SW
  • Cost:  $1 per oyster, $7 for 3 tacos

Wednesday, October 18

Games Night at Buttermilk Fine Waffles

  • What: Need a new date night idea? How about board games and waffles!
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Where: Buttermilk Fine Waffles – 330 17 Avenue SW
  • Cost: $5 waffles, games are free to play

Thursday, October 19

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • When: October 19 vs Carolina
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $25 and up

Adult Only Night – Oktoberfest at the Calgary Zoo

  • What: Ever wonder what it would be like to explore the Zoo after the gates close? Now is your chance, sans the kids! At this month’s Adult Only Night celebrate Oktoberfest, just like they would in Munich. Sip on locally brewed beer while listening to live music, playing adult games and more!
  • When Thursday, October 19
  • Time: 5:45 to 11 pm
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 210 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $65

Check out the newly opened Granary Road Market

  • What: The wait is finally over! Granary Road Farmers Market is finally open. Come explore their Active Learning Park, while munching on delicious eats from The Loft Lounge and checking out the fantastic local vendors in the Public Market!
  • When: Thursday – Sunday every week
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Where: 226034 112th Street West MD of Foothills
  • Admission: Free

Friday, October 20

Flashlight Nights: Corn Maze in the Dark

  • What: Think navigating a corn maze in the daylight is hard? Think again!
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays beginning on September 22
  • Time: Open until 9 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Tickets: $13.50 per adult, $12.50 per child

Music of the Ice Skating’s Greatest Hits 

  • What: Enjoy a spectacular evening reliving the journey of famous figure skating routines from the past to present with pianist, Tommy Banks and host Jamie Salé, World Champion, and Olympic gold medalist.
  • When: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21
  • Time: 8 to 10:30 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$85

Saturday, October 21

Alberta Diabetes Foundation: Halloween Howl Walk + Run

  • What: Dress up in your best Halloween Costume (that allows you to move) and come on down to the annual run and walk in support of life-diabetes research. Last year they raised $110,000 – let’s make this year even better!
  • When: Saturday, October 21
  • Time: Registration opens at 9 am
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW #202
  • Admission: Fundraise a minimum of $100 to enter

Autumn Pumpkin Festival 

  • What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home, along with the Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Fun Farm and more. Don’t miss The Great Pumpkin Explosion, where a pumpkin filled with candy is exploded daily!
  • When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Tickets: $13.95 (ages 3+)

Sunday, October 22

The Mavericks 

  • What: The Mavericks are coming to jam out at the South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for a Sunday night show.
  • When: Sunday, October 22
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Online, $41 -$104

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

  • What: Join the Calgary Farmers Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. You will have the opportunity to listen to 10 various Alberta ranchers as they explain what it takes to bring their products to the market, sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Where: 510 – 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
  • TicketsOnline, $45

Any day of the week

Go hiking in the Rockies

  • What: It’s larch season! Grab your cameras and hiking gear and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top of a mountain. If you haven’t checked out Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass then you must move it to the top of your bucket list. Be sure to be prepared to expect all sorts of weather patterns throughout the day.

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountian Avenue, Banff
  • Tickets: Adult – $62, Child – $31

Rent a bike and go on a river adventure

  • What: Grab your squad, get yourself some wheels, and see the city from a different perspective.
  • Where: Rent bikes at these locations: The LiveryRath BicycleBike and Brew

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