16 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, November 9

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RISE UP Weekend

Fri, September 25, 6:15pm
Big Art Drive-In at TELUS Spark
Starts at $25.00

Make the most of this Saturday by checking out any one of these amazing events taking place around town!

Millarville Christmas Market

What: Established in 1988, this annual market features four days of Christmas lights, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, food, live entertainment, and more. Attendees will also get to shop for gifts from seasonal vendors.

Admission: Now until November 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday), 10 am to 7 pm (Friday)
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – Box 68 Millarville, AB
Admission: $5

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

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What: From now until November 10, hundreds of Canadian animal welfare organizations will bring adorable, adoptable pets, including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, guinea pigs, and rabbits into nearly every one of PetSmart’s 140 stores across the country. Regardless of which type of pet you choose to adopt, or where you adopted from, all new pet owners will receive a free adoption kit that provides important content that helps to integrate a new pet into the family.

When: Now until November 10, 2019
Time: Saturday 9 am to 9 pm (local time), Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (local time)
Where: Select PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

Field of Crosses

What: At sunrise each morning until November 11, members of the public are invited to attend a formal flag raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses, where over 3,400 white crosses are displayed each year on November 1 and removed November 12. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action. A special Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on November 11.

When: Now until November 11, 2019
Time: Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:30 am on November 11, flag raising ceremonies at sunrise and sunset.
Where: Memorial Drive between 3rd Street NW and Centre St
Admission: Free

83rd Hardy Cup – University of Calgary Dinos vs Saskatchewan Huskies

What: University of Calgary Dinos take the field versus the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for a rematch in the Canada West Championship.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

NōD Magazine 25 Release

What: NōD Literary Magazine celebrates the release of their 25th issue with readings, an open mic, snacks, and conversation. NōD Literary Magazine 25 hard copies will be available for purchase at the event.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW #100, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues

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What: The Calgary Flames take on the reigning Stanley Cup champions, St. Louis Blues, at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 9. Tonight’s theme is Remembrance Day Ceremony.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

In Flanders Fields

What: Forte Musical Theatre Guild presents In Flanders Fields, based on the life of Lt.-Col John McCrae and nominated for a Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.

When: Daily until November 9, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Lunchbox Theatre — 160 – 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

La Bohème

What: La Bohème by Calgary Opera tells the story of a group of young artists as they scrape by in Paris’ bohemian fringes. Directed by Brenna Corner.

When: November 9, November 13, November 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Big Wreck

What: Rockers Big Wreck bring their “but for the sun tour 2019” to The Palace Theatre on November 9.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Address: The Palace Theatre – 219 – 8th Ave SW Calgary
Tickets: Online

Comedy Night In Canada

What: Rick Mercer hosts the Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada at Jack Singer Concert Hall with performances by Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons — 225 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

The Little Market YYC – Vegan Market

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What: Whether you’re completely vegan or vegan-curious, this market presented by The Little Market YYC has a wide variety of vendors and food and local beverage purveyors to explore.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Marda Loop Communities Association – 3130 16 St, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse

What: The world premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse by R. Hamilton Wright. The world’s most famous detective returns to his childhood home to uncover the circumstances behind the death of his favourite uncle. He discovers an ancient family curse along the way and meets many mysterious figures.

When: November 9 until December 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Playhouse – 115 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Public Library: Fish Creek Children’s Area Reopening Party

What: Calgary Public Library celebrates the reopening of their expanded Early Learning Centre and brand new Questionarium for school-age kids. Explore the spaces, enjoy a storytime, take part in family activities and crafts, snacks, and more.

When: November 9, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Address: Calgary Public Library – 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary European Film Festival 8

What: CEFF 2019 features European Cinema from 22 countries from November 2 to 10 at the Globe Cinema. All screenings will have English Subtitles.

When: Now until November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Ave SW
Tickets: Online

Signatures Festival of Crafts

What: Signatures Festival of Crafts has been showcasing Canadian crafters and creators since 1986. Meet and shop over 230 artists, artisans, designers and makers from across the country.

When: Now to November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Femme Wave 2019

What: Calgary’s only feminist arts festival. The fifth annual event takes place at various venues in downtown Calgary, and features music, comedy, film, visual arts, and workshops.

When: Now until November 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online