28 Things to do in Calgary this week: November 6 to 12

Nov 4 2017, 12:47 am

As winter continues take YYC by storm, there are still plenty of fun and exciting things happening in and around the city!

If you’re willing to brave the weather outside, here are 28 Calgary events taking place this week.

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Monday, November 6

Winterize You Bike Workshop

  • What: If you’re looking to transport on two wheels this winter it’s important to be ready for the icy cold conditions that will ensue. Taught by Good Life Bikes, this workshop is free and will educate you on how to get your bike ready for the season, along with various tips and tricks to keep you warm and safe on the trails.
  • When: Monday, November 6
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Women’s Centre of Calgary – 38 4 street NE
  • Admission: Free

Real Talk: Relationship Law 101 for Women 

  • What: Join the conversation of the legalities that come with common law relationships, marriage or simply cohabiting. This event is both educational and fun and will allow you to act smart and empower you within your relationship.
  • When: Monday, November 6
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub – 728 17 Avenue SW
  • Admission: Free

Calgary European Film Festival

  • What: Celebrate European cinema at the 6th edition of this exciting and worldly film festival. See films from over 18 various countries with a mix of all genres (with subtitles of course) and get more than your typical Hollywood fare at the cinema.
  • When: Until Sunday, November 12
  • Time: See the full schedule here.
  • Where: Eau Claire Cinema – 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
  • Tickets: Online, $50 – $125

Celebrate Remembrance Day with 11 Days of Remembrance

  • What: Beginning on November 1, over 3,400 white crosses will be placed along memorial drive as part of the Field of Crosses Memorial Project. Stop by over the next 11 days to pause, reflect and remember the many Southern Alberta soldiers who have sacrificed their lives during various wars and missions. You can visit the site anytime during the day, or catch their flag raising and lowering ceremonies at both sunrise and sunset.
  • When: From Wednesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 11
  • Time: All day. Flag raising and lowering ceremonies vary depending on sunrise and sunset. See the schedule here.
  • Where: Memorial Drive between 3 Street and Centre Street, Calgary
  • Admission: Free

Tuesday, November 7

Taste for Adventure

  • What: What do drool-worthy menus created by award-winning chefs, appetizing special events, and one of a kind culinary experiences have in common? They will all be featured during an epic food fest called Taste for Adventure.
  • When: Until November 9
  • Where: Multiple venues in Banff and Lake Louise
  • Cost: Prices vary

Dinner + A Movie at Heritage Park

  • What: Date night just got turned up a notch!
  • When: Tuesday, November 7 – Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
  • Time: 7:45 pm
  • Where: Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
  • Tickets: Online, $44.95 + GST per person (includes dinner + film), $8 (Film only)

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

  • What: Come and experience the closest thing to a live performance by these two music greats themselves and learn the story behind their iconic music that rocked the 60s and 70s. Learn more about this exciting performance here!
  • When: Tuesday, November 7
  • Time: 7:30
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39-$66

See the Calgary Flames Play the Vancouver Canucks

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: November 7
  • Time: 7 pm

Wednesday, November 8

Games Night

  • What: Need a new date night idea? How about board games and waffles!
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Where: Buttermilk Fine Waffles – 330 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
  • Cost: $5 waffles, games are free to play

Check out the brand new Two Penny Resturant and Tea House

  • What: The wait is finally over! Check out this brand-new restaurant located in the heart of Vitoria Park serving up classic authentic Chinese dishes. They even have a  dim sum bar located in the basement where you can get delicious eats late into the night.
  • Where: Two Penny Chinese – 1213 1 Street SW

Focus on Social Enterprise with Manjit Minhas

  • What: Join Manjit MinhasDragons’ Den Dragon, in collaboration with the United Way for an evening focused on Social Entrepreneurship. The featured local startup at this fireside chat will be Local Laundry Apparel.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: Gerry Thomas Gallery – 602 11 Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $50

LOLE Shopping Party

  • What: Enjoy great discounts (25% off the entire store) and delicious snacks as you shop for new gear to help you get motivated and active this winter!
  • When: Wednesday, November 8
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Admission: Free

Thursday, November 9

Kate Hewko A/W Runway Show

  • What: In lieu of Kate’s recent trip to Shanghai Fashion Week, she is transforming the entire first floor of the Devenish to feature a high fashion runway, themed rooms, cocktail lounges and tons of shopping.
  • When: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Devenish Building – 908 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$80

Adults Only Night at Telus Spark: Food and Chemistry

  • What: The second Thursday of every month, mark it in your calendar. Don’t worry, there will also be a fully licensed bar so you can start the night off with an ice cold bevy. This month is all about getting hands-on with food and chemistry.
  • When: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Online, Regular admission to the center

Millarville Christmas Market

  • What: Established in 1988, this annual market is one you’ll want to make the trek out for! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy four exciting days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, roast chestnuts, and a live nativity while picking up treasures from your favourite local seasonal vendors.
  • When: Thursday, November 9 to 12
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – Box 68 Millarville
  • Tickets: $5

See the Calgary Flames play the Detroit Red Wings

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: November 9
  • Time: 7 pm

Friday, November 10

Calgary Night Market: Holiday Market 2017

  • What: Shop for the perfect gifts for your friends and family at this Holiday Night Market featuring local artisans, makers and vendors, along with live music, delicious eats and even more exciting festivities.
  • When: Friday, November 10
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • Admission: Free

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they play Medicine Hat

  • What: The Hitmen are officially in their regular season, come show them some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: November 10
  • Time: 7 pm

Saturday, November 11

Celebrate Remembrance Day at one of the many ceremonies happening around the city

  • What: Pay your respects, remember those who fought for our country and spend a moment of silence as you celebrate this special tradition with the rest of the Calgary community. Here is a full schedule of the events happening in and around the city.
  • When: Saturday, November 11
  • Where:
    • The Hanger Flight Museum of Calgary – 4629 McCall Way SE
    • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 0 14 Avenue NW
    • Battalion Park – 3001 Signal Jill Drive SW
    • Field of Crosses/ Kerby Centre – 1133 7 Avenue SW
    • Canadian Pacific Headquarters – 7550 Ogden Dale Road SE
    • Central Memorial Park – 4 Street between 12 and 13 Avenue SW
    • The Miltary Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
    • Fort Calgary – 750 9 Avenue SE

Remembrance Day Service and Holiday Fair

  • What: Enjoy a special service facilitated by the RCMP Veterans Association of Calgary featuring bagpipes, bugling, reading and choral singers. Afterwards shop over 60 local artisans at their annual Holiday artisans fair and get started on your Christmas shopping, if you haven’t began already.
  • When: Saturday, November 11
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Avenue SE
  • Admission: FREE

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • Admission: Free!

Dallas Smith – Side Effects Tour

  • What: You may know him from his beginnings in the band “Default.” He is now an award-winning country music artist and he’s coming to rock Calgary on his international Side Effects Tour.
  • When: Saturday, November 11
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW, Calgary
  • Cost: Ticketmaster, $59-$75

Sunday, November 12

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

  • What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. You will have the opportunity to listen to 10 various Alberta ranchers as they explain what it takes to bring their products to the market, sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.
  • When: Every Sunday
  • Where: 510, 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
  • Tickets: Online, $45

Check out Granary Road Public Market 

  • What: If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out this new market, now is your chance. There is no better way to spend a Sunday!
  • Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Where: 226034 112th St West

Any Day of the Week

Shop Flannel Foxes at Greater Goods

  • What: This month’s pop up begins today and it’s insanely cozy! Flannel Foxes is a local brand that pride’s itself in producing clothing that is reminiscent of our home and native land, while also ensuring that all their products are designed, printed, sewn and snit on Canadain soil.
  • When: Until November 30
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm (weekdays), 11 am to 5 pm (weekends)
  • Where: Greater Goods – 606 Merideth Road NE, Calgary

The 39 Steps

  • What: A murdered spy, a jealous husband and an on-stage plane crash, missing fingers and good ol’ fashioned romance. This two-time Tony Award-winning play will have you clutching the edges of your seats in both laugher and suspense all night long.
  • When: Saturday, November 11 to December 16
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Playhouse – 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Online, $63

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountian Avenue, Banff
  • Tickets: Online, Adult – $62, Child – $31

Kananaskis After Dark: Stargazing and Photography Tour

  • What: With an interpretive guide, take a moonlit walk through the forest and feast your eyes on the beauty of the Northern Lights and a sky full of stars, while sipping on steamy hot chocolate – it really doesn’t get much better than that. All photography levels welcome.
  • When: See the schedule here!
  • Where: Kananaskis Village Center – 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Cresent
  • Tickets: Online, $69
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