5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, October 17

Oct 17 2019, 5:00 am

Throw it down this Thursday by getting the gang together and hitting up one of these amazing events taking place this October 17!

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.

Dallas Smith and Dean Brody

What: Calgarians will have a chance to catch both Dallas Smith and Dean Brody at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino on October 17 and 18 when they stop by YYC on their aptly-named Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone tour. The two will be joined by Chad Brownlee and Mackenzie Porter.

When: October 17 and October 18, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings

What: Calgary Flames hit the ice at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Detroit Red Wings.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Spruce Meadows – Oktoberfest I

What: Horses and riders are coming to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex for Oktoberfest I tournament. Complimentary Parking is available throughout the week in Lot #8.

When: October 17 to 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Admission: Free

The Mavericks

What: Country-Latin rock’n’roll band The Mavericks bring their 30th Anniversary World Tour to MacEwan Hall on October 17.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: MacEwan Hall – 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online