9 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, October 27

Oct 26 2018, 6:00 pm

It’s the first day of Halloween weekend, which means that you’d better get out into the city to celebrate while you still can!

Even if you aren’t into all that spooky stuff, there are plenty of other, non-Halloween events to check out.

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Ghouls’ Night Out

What: Celebrate Halloween a little differently this year! Don’t miss out on the many ghostly encounters and freaky family fun to be had at Heritage Park this Halloween.

When: October 25 to 28

Time: Varies — see schedule here

Where: Heritage Park — 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Admission: Adults (13+) – $12.95, Kids (3-12) $7.95

Alberta Ballet Presents: Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty artwork (albertaballet.com)

What: Enjoy a special rendition of this timeless classic by Christopher Anderson, mixed in with a decidedly western Canadian sensibility.

When: October 24 to 27

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $42 to $145

Spark Halloween Party

What: Join DJ Joanna Magik for a silent disco party at the mad science lab of horror at Telus Spark. Come with your ghoulish gang and be prepared to enjoy delicious food and drinks, and dance the night away in your best Halloween costume. Be sure to catch the classic “Thriller” dance lesson and the many photo ops throughout the night!

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 7 pm to 1 am

Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Cost: Online, $26

Classified: The Canadian Classic Tour

What: O, Canada! Enjoy the music of Canada’s own Classified as he plays a show at Calgary’s The Palace Theatre.

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $50+

The Dudes

What: This indie rock band was formed right here in Calgary, and they’re back at SAIT’s The Gateway for a show that you won’t want to miss!

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Gateway (SAIT) – 1301 16th Avenue NW (Campus Centre)

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 50+

Autumn Pumpkin Festival

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Pumpkins/Shutterstock

What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity to explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home. You can also check out 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 (Including Thanksgiving Monday)

Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224

Admission: $16.95 (ages 3+)

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

What: The Flames are back with a vengeance for another season. Grab your jersey and come to cheer them on in a sea of red down at the Dome. They’ll be playing the The Washington Capitals.

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 2 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Go hiking in the Rockies

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Rocky Mountains (@lm_little/Instagram)

What: It’s officially larch season (it’s a type of tree). Grab your cameras and hiking gear and head up to the mountains to spend the day reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top.

Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer and fall.

Soak and sleep at Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies.

When: Open 7 days a week

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Cost: $70

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