5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, September 20

Sep 19 2018, 6:49 pm

Between Beakerhead, the Calgary International Film Festival, and all the cool shows that are running, there is no shortage of fun things to do today!

Get out into the city and check out any one of these great events to make this Thursday feel just like the weekend.

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Loft Speaker Series: Solving Small Business Challenges

What: Are you feeling the pains of owning your own business? You’re not alone! Join host Amanda Hamilton and local experts Jayme MacFayden, Kevin Kent, Cresswell Hamilton, and Rebecca Wood as they discuss the trials and tribulations of owning your own business and how to survive the economic turbulence. Minimum wage will be a topic hot on the table!

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 5:30 pm

Where: The Loft, Victoria Park Schoolhouse – 411 11th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $10 to $20 – all proceeds will be donated to Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, educating students on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

BMJ’s Dance Me Featuring the music of Leonard Cohen

What: See this Canadian writer’s music come to life in a way you’ve never heard it before. Leonard Cohen was one of Canada’s most influential literary and musical icons and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal aims to explore his prolific body of work, all while interpreting it in an unforgettable commemoration to this incredible legend.

When: September 20 to 22

Time: 2 pm and 7:30 pm

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

Tickets : Ticketmaster, $38 to $125

Rise Against – Mourning in Amerika Tour

What: We will be kickin’ it like we did in 1999!

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 6 pm

Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $196 to $286

The Calgary Fall Home Show

What: Fall in love with your home all over again at the Calgary Fall Home Show. Get inspired to add maximalism into your life with a unique installation designed by Amanda Hamilton and take a look-see into the future in the Telus Future Home set-up. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain expert advice from home reno pros, such as HGTV’s Tiffany Pratt, Tommy Smythe, and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, along with some of the Calgary’s top designers. By the end of the weekend, you’ll have all the tools you need to make your home the sanctuary it should be.

When: September 20 to 23

Time:

Thursday: 4 to 9 pm

Friday: 12 pm to 9 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm

Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE

Tickets: Online $13 to $16

Calgary International Film Festival

What: Check out over 200 films over the course of 12 days at the highly-anticipated CIFF — you may just find a new favourite film. Throughout the festival experience gala events, special screenings, up-close-and-personal presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Where: Locations and schedule can be found here

Admission: Available online, full festival pass $350, or $16 for one showing. Bundle passes are available as well

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