5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, September 4

Sep 4 2019, 5:00 am

Make the most of this absolutely stunning Wednesday by checking out one (or all) of these amazing events going on around the city!

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Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

What: Enjoy a free night at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. For the first time, the hall will be opening their doors on the first Wednesday of every month featuring free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speakers series.

When: The first Wednesday of every month – September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, 2019
Times: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

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 a 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

From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring Métis Identity, Past and Present

What: Lougheed House’s summer exhibit explores Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays until September 29, 2019. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Wednesdays to Fridays), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Lougheed House – 707 13th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission: $8.50 adult, $6.50 seniors and students $5 child (Ages 6 – 12), $25.00 for a family, free for children under 6

The Blue Jay Cafe

What: Every night from September 4 to 7, the Southern-style pop-up will host two sets of country singers who will perform in songwriter circle sessions. Artists slated to perform include Desiree Dorian, Drew Gregory, and Sons of Daughters, according to the pop-up’s event page.

If you get hungry while listening to these music performances, audience members can order from the menu, which includes a fried Empire Provisions bologna sandwich, a fried chicken sandwich with Kool-Aid pickles, and a Goo Goo Cluster pie — a mix of marshmallow nougat, milk chocolate, caramel, and peanuts.

When: September 4 to 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Oak Tree Tavern — 124 10th Street NW
Tickets: Available online, starting at $20

Find Your Heart(h) Art Exhibit

What: Athena Cooper’s first solo art exhibition features acrylic paintings and digital artwork telling the story of the romantic relationship between a disabled woman and a transgender man. Inspired by the artist’s own life with the rare genetic disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

When: Mondays to Saturdays until September 5, 2019
Time: 8 am to 8 pm
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 4th floor gallery – 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free