5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, September 25

Sep 25 2019, 5:00 am

Get this Wednesday going on the right foot by grabbing a buddy and heading out to one of these wonderful events this September 25!

Alberta Ballet presents TAJ Express, a Bollywood Musical

What: Taj Express from Mumbai is a celebration of India and Bollywood movie. The production showcases new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, live music, colourful costumes, and joyous dance.

When: September 25 to September 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (2 pm on September 28)
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival

What: Just 45 minutes south of Calgary, High River is home to the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival, a celebration of hot air balloons and the opportunity to see the big balloons in action. On Friday, September 27, attendees can experience Balloon Night Glow from 5 to 9 pm, when hot air balloons will be lit up against the night sky. Food trucks will also be on scene for the festival.

When: September 25 to September 29, 2019
Time: A full schedule of the festival can be found here
Where: Heritage Inn – 1104 11th Avenue SE, High River
Launch site – 917 Macleod Trail SW
Balloon Night Glow – Spitzee Elementary School field – 409 Macleod Trail SW, High River
Admission: Free for spectators, and balloon flights are $275 per passenger, reservations available online

CIFF Centrepiece Gala: Once Were Brothers

What: The 2019 CIFF Centrepiece Gala is Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band from director Daniel Roher and executive producers Martin Scorsese, Brian Glazer and Ron Howard.

When: September 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm (encore screening at 9 pm)
Where: Studio Bell – 850 4 Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Art d’Ecco, Crystal Eyes and Dark Time

What: Paper Bag Records artists Art d’Ecco, Crystal Eyes and Dark Time perform live at Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club on September 25. Presented by Sled Island.

When: September 25, 2019
Time: Doors 9 pm, show 9:30 pm
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club – 109 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

Storytelling Alberta – Epic Story Cafe

What: Storytelling Alberta holds a live storytelling show at Shelf Life Books. Hosted by Doreen Vanderstoop.

When: September 25, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW # 100, Calgary
Admission: Suggested $10