8 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, October 21

Oct 20 2017, 11:06 pm

What a way to start the weekend.

With so much to choose from this Saturday, it would be a crime to spend it shut away indoors. Make the most of it, Calgary!

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+)

Take a day trip out to Drumheller

  • What: Visit Drumheller to see the hoodoos, or go to the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
  • When: Anytime
  • Where: An hour and a half northeast of Calgary
  • Cost: Depends on what you want to do!

Day of the Dead Celebrations

  • What: Celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead at Marlborough Mall. Enjoy four hours of free family fun including Latin dance performances by Havana Cuban Dance Studio, sugar pumpkin decorating, face painting, colour your own sugar skull mask and more!
  • When: Saturday, October 21
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Marlborough Mall – 3800 Memorial Drive NE
  • Admission: Free!

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

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.
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