7 things to do in Calgary today: Friday, October 20

Oct 19 2017, 11:26 pm

Five days later and here you are, at the fun end of the work week.


Celebrate by checking out some of these Calgary events going on today.

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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

Virtual reality Hospital of Horror

  • What: Get spooked silly at SmartyPantz escape room’s Hospital of Horror, a terrifying VR experience.
  • When: Select nights throughout October, and extended to November 6.
  • Time: Multiple times throughout the evening
  • Where: SmartyPantz Escape Rooms –1601-14 Street SW
  • Tickets: Online, $20 per person for bookings up to October 15, then $25 per person afterwards.

Calgary Gem and Mineral Show 2017

  • What: The Calgary Gem & Mineral Show returns to Calgary for its seventh year in a row, and this year will include more than 60 gem, mineral, and jewellery vendors.
  • When: Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22
  • Time: 1 to 9 pm on Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Big Four Building – 1898 Macleod Trail SE
  • Tickets: Online or at the door, $10 for three day ticket, $7 for one day ($7/weekend and $5 day/day for seniors/students). Children 12 and under get in free.

Make a Noise

  • What: New Works Calgary is proud to present the Meitar Ensemble from Tel-Aviv, Israel, under the direction of one of Europe’s finest interpreters of new music, conductor Pierre-André Valade, featuring the music of Philippe Leroux.
  • When: Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary – 2500 University Dr NW
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Pretty Archie Live

  • What: Pretty Archie continues to push the genre lines of Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Blues creating a uniquely Pretty Archie sound. The 10 song album is a collection of their best songwriting to date, addressing themes of love, loss, life and the forces that drive all three.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: The Ironwood – 1229 9 Ave SE
  • Tickets: Call to reserve, $20

ATB Storytellers Series with Raghav

  • What: Join the National Music Centre (NMC) on October 20 at Studio Bell for the latest live installment of the ATB Storytellers Series, featuring an interview with multi-platinum, Calgary-based Canadian recording artist Raghav.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Studio Bell – 850 4 Street SE
  • Tickets: Online, $20