5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, November 8

Nov 7 2018, 5:21 pm

We’ve only got one full work day left until another long weekend, and we think that is definitely some cause for celebration.

Live your very best life this Thursday by checking out one of these YYC events!

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JazzYYC Canadian Jazz Festival 2018

What: The JazzYYC Canadian Festival is an annual event, celebrating the very best in jazz from across the country. This year’s festival has gender-parity among the bandleaders. The headliner this year is the highly acclaimed Montréal Guitare Trio, and the Canadian Stage features JUNO nominee Barbra Lica, unique modern jazz inspired by six Canadian Indigenous cultural areas, an acclaimed female trumpeter based in New York, and more. The Alberta Stage features Edmonton trombonist Audrey Ochoa and local theatre star, Allison Lynch. There will also be outreach workshops and a free JazzWalk in Inglewood featuring Calgarian musicians.

When: Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Millarville Christmas Market

What: Established in 1988, this annual market is one you’ll want to make the trek out for! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy four exciting days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, roast chestnuts, and a live nativity while picking up treasures from your favourite local seasonal vendors.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Tickets: $5

Norm MacDonald

What: Perhaps best known for his offbeat delivery on Saturday Night Live for five seasons, Norm Macdonald is a major comedic presence. Macdonald starred in the film Dirty Work, which he also co-wrote; and, as the voice of Lucky the Dog in the Eddie Murphy hit, Dr. Doolittle. Macdonald was also seen in Billy Madison with Adam Sandler, and in Milos Foreman’s Academy Award-nominated The People Vs. Larry Flint.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

National Aboriginal Veterans Day

What: Throughout Canada’s history, Indigenous people have played a crucial role in the defence of Canada. Learn about the military service by Indigenous people and the stories of some of Alberta’s veterans by joining Senior Curator Rory Cory for tours of Indigenous Artifacts in the Army Museum of Alberta. Then watch a theatre presentation on Indigenous Perspectives in the CP Theatre.

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: The Military Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail Southwest Calgary
TicketsOnline, Free

Women Talk Langdon

What: An evening gathering where women present and share their inspiring stories, thoughts, ideas and experiences. The evening will be fast-paced with each presenter speaking for 20 minutes, TED Talk-style

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langdon Firehouse Bar & Grill – 716 Centre Street N, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $20

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