16 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, October 5

Oct 4 2019, 5:00 am

This Saturday is looking to be a great one, with plenty of amazing events to check out, warm weather, and the start of Halloween fun!

Curated. Fall Market

What: Shop 70 different vendors at Curated’s Fall Market. There will also be live entertainment and food trucks to check out over the two days.

When: October 4 and 5, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43rd Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: $5

Fall at Calgary Farmyard

What: There are many events to enjoy this fall at Calgary Farmyard, including an 11-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, and more. Plus there are Flashlight Nights in the Maze every Friday and Saturday starting September 20, and a Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday starting October 5.

When: Fridays to Sundays until October 27, 2019 (also open Thanksgiving Monday
Time: Various times
Where: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview
Tickets: Online

Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

What: Celebrate the spooky season with Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Explore five haunted houses, go on rides, plus enjoy activities, food and drinks. All ages welcome.

When: Friday and Saturday from October 4 to October 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Gatsby House 2019

What: Gatsby House is an annual party based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby. Attendees can expect to see some stunning costumes, enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres, and drink some prohibition-era cocktails to keep the night heading in the right direction. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Foundation for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship (FAE), funding scholarships for young entrepreneurs in Alberta’s Junior Achievement Program.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm to midnight
Where: Calgary Petroleum Club — 319 5th Avenue SW
Tickets: $125, available on Eventbrite

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks

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Johnny Gaudreau and Brock Boeser (Calgary Flames)

What: The Flames take on the Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

What: Halloween is beginning early at Calaway Park. Wear your favourite costume and enjoy activities and prizes at Halloweekends.

When: Saturday, Sundays and Holiday Mondays until October 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 24033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Admission: regular park admission

Jontavious Willis

What: Blues musician and singer Jontavious Willis performs two shows at Engineered Air Theatre on October 4 and 5.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this fall and winter. The exhibition features work from 17 artists.

When: Now until November 29, December 2, 2019 to January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address: Arts Commons – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary; Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Noises Off

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Noises Off/Theatre Calgary

What: Theatre Calgary presents Noises Off, a farcical look at the rehearsal process with a group of actors before a performance of the British sex comedy “Nothing On.”

When: Various dates from now to October 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons
Tickets: Online

Spotlight YYC – Salty Sea Dog Designs

What: Alberta Craft Council presents a spotlight on Salty Sea Dog Designs, whimsy ceramic creations by Sarah and Blair Dawes. All work is available for sale. There will also be a reception on September 12 from 5 to 8 pm.

When: Wednesdays to Saturday until October 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm (Wednesdays to Friday), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturdays)
Where: Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary – #280, 1721 – 29 Avenue SW, cSPACE King Edward, Calgary
Admission: Free

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

What: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar will be hosting a Downton Abbey tea series until October 27. This new service aims to celebrate the release of the feature-length film. Guests can expect hand-crafted sandwiches and decadent pastries created by the talented Fairmont team.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel – 133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Reservations: Online or by phone at 403-260-1219.

Cavalry FC vs HFX Wanderers FC

What: Cavalry FC take on HFX Wanderers FC in Canadian Premier League action at Spruce Meadows.

When: October 5, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Train of Terror 2019

What: Alberta’s Aspen Crossing Railway company is taking fear to a new level this Halloween with its annual Train of Terror. The “scariest train haunt in Canada” is an interactive, two-hour experience, featuring haunted railway cars and disturbing entertainment.

Where: Aspen Crossing – Highway #24, Mossleigh, Alberta
When: Fridays and Saturdays, as well as select Thursdays and Sundays later in the month. The full schedule can be found here
Time: 6:30 and 8:30 pm each night
Tickets: Available at trainofterror.com, $66.60

Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park

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What: Pack your October with pumpkins during Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park. Bring the family for a stroll through the patch, choose a pumpkin to take home, and then take a photo with the princesses.

When: Saturdays and Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday from October 5 until October 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Jack and the Beanstalk

What: Loose Moose Theatre Company’s first show of their 2019/20 Theatre For Kids season is the timeless tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.

When: October 5 and 6, October 12 and 13, 2019
Time: 1 pm (Saturdays and Sundays), 3 pm (Sundays)
Where: Loose Moose Theatre for Kids – 1235 – 26th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Who Killed Don Giovanni?

What: A comedic whodunnit presented by Cowtown Opera Company based on Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Adapted by Caitlin Vincent.

When: October 4, 5, 6, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Studio Theatre – cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online