14 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, November 24

Nov 24 2018, 2:02 am

We’ve made it back to the best day of the week! Live this Saturday to its fullest by getting out into the city at any one of these events.

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Curated. Holiday Market

What: Shop at 70 handmade makers at Curated. Holiday Market. Plus enjoy live entertainment, prizes, food trucks and more.

When: Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 5 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: $4


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ZooLights/Calgary Zoo

What: Experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions), transform the Calgary Zoo into a magical winter wonderland.

When: Friday, November 23, 2018, to Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Calgary Zoo – 210 ST. Georges Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, General (16+) $19.95, Child (3-15) – $14.95

Calgary Christmas Market

What: Dine with friends as live holiday entertainment fills the market and indulge in treats while you find the perfect gift. Featuring favourite market and seasonal vendors, Yuletide gifts, food, jewelry, décor and more. There will also be visits with Santa, cookie decorating, roaming Grinch, live ice carving, viewing Santa’s Reindeer, and more.

When: Now to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market – 510 77 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Promoted by Telus, the market comes with both indoor and outdoor attractions. Enjoy over 300 vendors showcasing world-imported items and hand-crafted gifts, as well as great food and live entertainment, such as shows and choir presentations.

When: Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: Friday: 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission: $10 online, $12 at the gate, $72 multi-entry pass. Seniors (+65) and child (-12) are admitted free

Little Modern Market: Holiday Edition

What: This modern take on the classic Christmas Market will have you buying cute handmade Christmas cards and peppermint soaps. All the items for sale are, you guessed it, are made locally. From knit bowties to personalized jewelry, pick up your Christmas gifts and support local businesses all in one go.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Rally Pointe – 11511 35th Street SE, Calgary
Admission: $5

The 5th Annual Great Sweater Run

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Man in an ugly Christmas sweater (IVASHstudio/Shutterstock)

What: Grab the ugliest of Christmas sweaters and get ready to run the Tacky 10 km, the Festive 5 km or the Furry Fun 3 km, all while supporting the Calgary Food Bank.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 1:45 pm pre-race briefing
Where: South Glenmore Park, Calgary
Registration: Online

YYC Alternative Christmas Market

What: Plain Jane Events is proud to announce this year’s “Alternative Christmas Market.” From scoring some vintage finds at Sweet Pea Vintage to spilling the tea with the girls at Tea Life, you’ll be able to do it all while grabbing some mini-donuts at Ritual Donuts that will transport you back to your carnival days. You can get all of your holiday shopping done here — and that’s just the start! This event supports local makers, artisans, designers, artists, and small business owners.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 10 am 4 pm
Where: Inglewood Community Association Hall — 1740 24th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Admission: FREE! but please register online for a ticket

Paul van Dyk

What: Electronic Dance Music artist Paul van Dyk brings his Music Rescues Me Tour to Calgary with guests Mitz and Travis Lydian.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $35 plus fees

Calgary Babes Who Brunch

The November edition of Calgary Babes Who Brunch features Darby and MC (Marie Claire), the creators behind Limbus Movement, a physical and emotional fitness class that challenges both the body and brain. Plus enjoy a networking event and delicious brunch time eats and sips.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 200-808 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

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Skating at Olympic Plaza (danielaislas/Instagram)

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Now to mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm, Weather dependent
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
Admission: Free. Skates are also available for rent – $12 for adults

Queen of the Ring

What: Queen of the Ring is a drama depicting the life of Johnnie Mae Young who, over seven decades, slammed, punched and clawed her way to the top of the women’s professional wrestling world. Reflecting today’s headlines, it explores themes of female exploitation by powerful men in a time when women didn’t have a voice. It asks the question, “if a woman chooses to use her sexuality to gets what she wants on her own terms, is she empowered? Or is she being victimized?”

When: Now to Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Arts Commons, Motel Theatre – 205-8th Ave SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $15-$20

Once Upon a Christmas

What: Experience the magic of Christmas past at Heritage Park. Enjoy a festive wagon ride, sing carols or visit with jolly old Saint Nick himself. Immerse yourself in an old-fashioned Christmas as some of the historical family homes and buildings open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.

When: Weekends from Saturday, November 24 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

VegFest Calgary Third Annual Holiday Market

What: This holiday market features vegan shopping, food and drink, information on non-profits, and live entertainment. Donate at the door and have the chance to win various door prizes for Holiday Market vendors!

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 First Street SW, Calgary
Admission: Optional cash donation

Folks Near The Bow

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Bow Folk / Celtic Folk Calgary

What: An exciting musical journey of Celtic Folk influences from around the world and across the nation. Featuring performances by Bow Folk, Plaidie, and Get Real.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: The Irish Cultural Society of Calgary – 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $15

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