5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, November 20

Nov 19 2019, 3:30 pm

There are plenty of fun events to get excited about in Calgary this Wednesday, November 20, especially the start of the Grey Cup Festival.

2019 Grey Cup Festival

What: The 2019 Grey Cup Festival features a variety of events to get you pumped up for the big game. Check out the Tim Hortons Kick-Off Party, Nissan TITAN Street Festival, TD Outdoor Stage, Grey Cup Festival Fireworks presented by CN, and more throughout the day.

When: November 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
List of Events: Online

The Blue Jay Cafe – Holiday Edition

What: The Blue Jay Cafe, presented by Eat North and Calgary Country, supports the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary. Attendees can expect 12 returning performers from the inaugural Blue Jay Cafe pop-up plus over 20 new musicians from across BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

When it comes to food and beverage, attendees can look forward to festive holiday eats like a “Christmas Ham” club sandwich, a “Turkey Dinner” hot dog, whisky hot chocolate, spiked apple cider, craft beer, and more.

When: November 20 until November 23, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm, 8 to 10 pm
Where: Oak Tree Tavern — 124 10th St NW, Calgary
Price: $25; buy online

Laid/e: The Toulouse-Lautrec Project

What: Theatre Encounter presents Laid/e: The Toulouse-Lautrec Project. The cabaret-style show showcases Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s renowned portrayals of Paris’ underbelly in a new light. Starring Sarah Haggeman, Amy Hinz, and Rico Pfeiffer, directed by Celene Harder, and designed by Kelsey Miller.

When: November 20 to November 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on November 23)
Where: cSPACE — 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Register online, free

Ehime Fest

What: GORO+GUN hosts Ehime Fest with the mayor of Ehime, Japan, featuring dishes and drinks made from ingredients native to Ehime region. Mikyan, Ehime’s official mascot, will also be in attendance.

When: November 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Goro + Gun — 225 7th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Read with Dad

What: Terry & Christine Lindberg, Children’s Reading Place Reader’s in Residence, host Read with Dad on November 20 and 28. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and children are invited to come read by flashlight and take part in a shadow-pictures reading together.

When: November 20 and November 28, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Where: The Children’s Reading Place — 922 8 Ave SE Inglewood, Calgary
Tickets: Register online, free

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