5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, September 18

Sep 18 2019, 5:00 am

Whether you’re a workweek-half-left or a workweek-half-over kind of person, we’re sure that checking out one of these events will make for a memorable time!

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Beakerhead

What: Calgary’s favourite festival of science, arts, and engineering features exhibits popping up all over downtown YYC. The celebration also features engineered art, concerts, performances, hands-on workshops, bizarre vehicles, and spontaneous acts of science and technology. Another highlight is The Spectacle happening on September 21 at Prince’s Island Park.

When: September 18 to 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Airdrie Farmers’ Market

What: Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. Everything from original quilts, handcrafted art, to natural soaps and lotions, food trucks and more — discover a unique gift or personal treasure.

When: Every Wednesday until October 9, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Address: Jensen Park – 320 Centre Avenue East, Airdrie
Admission: Free

Calgary International Film Festival

What: The 20th annual CIFF features nearly 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world. Enjoy gala events, special screenings and presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that connects filmmakers.

When: September 18 until September 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Conversations in the Garden

What: Head to the Calgary Horticultural Society’s garden (at the rear of the building) for a gardening chat with horticulturist, Kath Smyth and fellow gardeners. Bring your lawn chair, a mug, a love of gardening and gardening questions. Tips to share are wonderful too.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Horticultural Society – 208 – 50th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free for members, $20 for non-members

Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks (preseason)

What: Calgary Flames take on the San Jose Sharks in preseason action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online