16 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, October 13

Oct 11 2019, 5:00 am

A long weekend Sunday always feels a little bit more like a second Saturday, making it the perfect time to get some plans going with friends!

HEX: Halloween & Entertainment Expo

What: HEX bills itself as the first Canadian fan convention dedicated to Halloween lovers. The expo features celebrities such as Robert Englund, Meat Loaf, Nick Castle, and more. There will also be workshops, vendors, screenings, cosplay, and more to check out.

When: October 11 to October 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: BMO Centre Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW
Tickets: Online

Screamfest Resurrected 2019

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Screamfest

What: Screamfest, one of Canada’s largest and scariest Halloween events, is back in Calgary this October. Ticket-holders will enjoy six different haunted houses, with everything from clowns to zombies to Grim Reapers attempting to scare them silly as they make their way through the mazes.

When: October 11 to October 14, 2019
Time: 5 pm to late
Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, starting at $50

Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park

What: Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park features Thanksgiving meal and themed activities. Check out the pumpkin baking demonstrations, make some crafts and more with the family.

When: October 12 to 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
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 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

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 until October 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park – 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on the Arrow II project. There will be a flight simulator on-site, used in AVRO’s design and testing, which will be open for the public to take for a spin.

When: The Second Sunday of every month – October 13, November 10, December 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free. Small donation when using the flight simulator to help maintain its operation

Sunday Night Special at National on 10th

What: National on 10th is bringing back its Sunday Night Special, with free bowling, arcade games, giant Jenga, and drink specials during Thanksgiving long weekend. On October 13, patrons can head to this spot and enjoy games at no cost, and the following drink deals: $3 from 7 to 8 pm, $4 from 8 to 9 pm, and $5 from 9 pm to last call on all Alberta-brewed beers, hi-balls, and shafts on draft.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: All day
Where: National on 10th – 341 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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, and a Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday.

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

Say Yes: A Liturgy Of Not Giving Up On Yourself

What: Fire Exit Theatre’s Guest Artist Series presents Say Yes, where Scott Erickson leads the audiences through the universal and very personal conversation about the death of a dream and the overwhelming voice of Giving Up in our lives. A mixture of storytelling, audience participation, humour and image curation,

When: Now until October 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (Monday to Saturday), 2 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Fire Exit Theatre – 200 block of 9 Avenue SE (Engineered Air Theatre at the Arts Commons), Calgary
Tickets: Online

Shinedown

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What: Shinedown brings the 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour to Stampede Corral on October 13 with special guests Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage. Shinedown’s ATTENTION ATTENTION album simultaneously topped the Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, and debuted in the Top 5 in the Billboard 200.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: 6:15 pm
Where: Stampede Corral, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Alex Klein & Friends

What: Alex Klein, former principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony and the new principal oboe of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, makes his Instrumental Society of Calgary debut in a concert performance of music by Beethoven, Neukomm, Reicha and Leschetizky.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church – 1121 14 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Crow

What: The Plaza Theatre celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Crow starring Brandon Lee with a screening on October 13. Proceeds tickets will be donated to the CMHA Calgary branch.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road Northwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Eli & Fur

What: UK House Music team Eli & Fur perform at Commonwealth Bar & Stage with guests Fidelak and DLN.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage – 731 10 Avenue SW, Calgary
TicketsOnline

IndigoKids Presents: The Gumboot Kids

What: The Gumboot Kids celebrate their new Nature Mystery book series for young readers. Attendees can enjoy a singalong and storytime with Scout and Daisy, along with award-winning singer Jessie Farrell. There will also be a book signing with Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan, authors and co-creators of CBC Kids’ Scout & The Gumboot Kids, plus an chance to get your photo taken with Scout & Daisy.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: 11 am to 12 pm
Where: Chapters Chinook- 6455 Macleod Trail South, Calgary
Admission: Free

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

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