5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, November 28

Nov 27 2018, 4:55 pm

We’ve already conquered the first (and most boring) half of the week, and we think that calls for something of a celebration!

Get the gang together and head out to any one of these wonderful events — you just might find that Wednesday can be just as fun as the weekend.

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

What: A father tells his young daughter a story of Ebenezer Scrooge on his terrifying and exhilarating journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. A unique adaptation by Matthew Thompson of the beloved Christmas classic, infused with popular Christmas carols.

When: Now to Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $22.50-$25


What: The sixth annual CUFF.Docs showcases the best in non-fiction films during the Calgary Underground Film Festival’s five-day documentary festival. The festival screens 12 full-length features, as well as shorts, varying in subject, style and genres within the art form.

When: Wednesday, November 28 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations

Beer & Brats Social (A Food & Film FUNdraiser)

What: A social gathering presented by Alberta Snowboard, featuring beer, brats and a screening of The Radicals. The feature documentary wraps the viewer in a unique meeting of extreme sports and frontline activism. It will be an evening of discussion and stunning visual imagery.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Village Brewery – 5000 12A Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $20

Startup Drinks & Pitches

What: Want to practice your pitch in front of a group of fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and community members in a casual setting? Whether you are looking for a technical co-founder or just want to share your idea, join Startup Calgary for Startup Drinks & Pitches.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling – 607 11th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $5

Writers Unplugged – An Open Mic Night

What: Join Alexandra Writers Centre Society on the last Wednesday of each month for Writers Unplugged, an open mic for all writers. Share your stories, poetry or music in front of the best audience this side of the Elbow River, or just come for the entertainment. Readers are drawn at random, with five minutes per reader max. Hosted by Sarah Johnson.

When: The last Wednesday of each month
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Owl’s Nest Books and Owlets – 815A 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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