5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, September 27

Sep 26 2018, 4:44 pm

We really think that Thursday should be officially counted as part of the weekend because does Friday really count as an actual workday?

Whether or not you ascribe to this breakthrough new-age ideology is up to you, but either way, you should get out and celebrate being oh so close to those sweet days off.

Check out any of these events to get the party going a little early.

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Prairie Grid Dinner Series presented by Eat North

What: From dawn till dusk, experience the culinary magic of talented chefs from four major Canadian cities as they collaborate to bring you a five-course meal that will showcase the very best local harvest ingredients and regional cuisine. This interactive, immersive art experience will subject guests to one-of-a-kind creations that encourages you to engage with a simple taste and sip! There will also be a silent auction at the event to help raise funds for the Skipping Stone Foundation. #PrairieGrid2018

When: Thursday, September 27

Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Where: Al Azhar Shriners Fezdome – 5151 101st Street NW

Tickets: Online, $150 to $188

Jill Paddock Art Exhibition

What: You might recognize her colourful works from the walls of many local Calgary businesses. On Friday, August 24 Jill Paddock kicked off her very first solo art show. Throughout the month you’ll be able to purchase unframed art, notebooks, t-shirts, and even a few minimal nude art pieces that she’s so well known for. Come down and celebrate her all month long as she kicks off this incredible milestone in her artistic career.

When: August 22 to October 1

Time: 6:30 am to 9 pm

Where: Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 2207 4th Street SW

Admission: FREE

Get lost in a corn maze

What: There is no better way to welcome fall then heading out to one of Calgary’s many corn mazes and enjoying a fun-filled farm adventure. You can’t miss the “Outback Adventure” design at Cobbs Adventure park, along with the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, tractor rides, ropes course, and more.

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park and Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

YYC Pizza Week

What: Get in on the YYC Pizza Week fun by picking up your pizza passport at participating restaurants and get it stamped every time you eat a YYC Pizza Week pizza for the opportunity to win prizes. It’s time to grab some za!

When: Friday, September 21, to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Where: Participating restaurants around the city

Cost: Pizzas tend to go for around $20 to $25

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