21 things to do in Calgary this week: October 15 to 18

Oct 12 2018, 6:18 pm

One amazingly wild week awaits you, Calgary, all you need to do is get out there and meet it head-on.

Step out into the city and into any one of these great events going on this week — it’s the perfect way to get ready for a seriously spooky Halloween!

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Monday, October 15

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

What: Hamlet’s good friends are summoned to Denmark to comfort their grieving friend, but their journey is anything but boring! Their story of facing their fears seems as though it could be heading towards a tragic ending.

When: October 9 to 21

Time: 7:30 pm and 2 pm

Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 8th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $30 to $76

Halloween After Dark

What: Create a FairyLight bottle at Matador Pizza and Steakhouse to get you ready for the spookiest season of them all!

When: Monday, October 15, 2018

Time: 7 pm

Where: Matador Pizza and Steakhouse — 4625 Varsity Drive NE #101

Tickets: Available online, $20

Pumpkin Patch Carving Contest

What: Take home the grand prize with your artistic ability by showing it off through carving a pumpkin. Pictures can be submitted online, and you can grab yourself a pumpkin to carve from the Clubhouse.

When: Monday, October 15, 2018

Time: 10 am to 10 pm

Where: The New Brighton Club — 2 New Brighton Drive, Calgary

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Trivia Night

What: Think you know everything there is to know about the NINE NINE? Prove it at this trivia night hosted by Hudsons Canadas Pub.

When: Monday, October 15, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: The Hudsons Canadas Pub — 16061 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary

Tickets: Available online, $11

Spend an afternoon at the Glenbow

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Glenbow Museum/Facebook

What: Come out to see some seriously awesome works of art at one of Calgary’s favourite cultural centres.

Recent Acquisitions 2018 – June 30 to December 9

Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE

Cost: Regular admission to the museum

Go hiking in the Rockies

What: It’s officially larch season (it’s a type of tree). Grab your cameras and hiking gear and head up to the mountains to spend the day reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top.

Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer and fall.

Tuesday, October 16

Dinner + A Movie at Heritage Park

What: Dinner and a classic flick — date night just got brought up a notch!

Where: Gasoline Alley – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

When: October 16 – Hocus Pocus

Admission: $44.95 per person

Tunes from the Trenches

What: Spend an evening reminiscing the good, the bad, and the ugly of the First World War. Enjoy popular tunes of the period, played by the band of the Kings Own Calgary Regiment accompanied by Joni Delauier and the Home Front Singers.

When: Tuesday, October 16

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Where: The Military Museums – 4520 Crowchild Trail SW

Admission: Regular Admission

Rustic Sign Night

What: Make your very own rustic sign at this paint night at The Seanachie Irish Pub. Get the whole gang together and make a night of it!

When: Tuesday, October 16

Time: 7 pm

Where: The Seanachie Irish Pub — 5909 Signal Hill Centre SW

Tickets: $60 plus tax, available online

Celebrate cannabis legalization with a free screening of Pineapple Express

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Pineapple Express/Facebook

What: Ring in the country-wide legalization of cannabis by attending a free screening of Pineapple Express on Legalization Eve. Free popcorn and pop will be provided.

Where: The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Admission: Tickets are available for free here

Go on a Clue Solving Adventure with Mystery Towns

What: Looking for a way to switch up date night or a new activity to keep the family busy? Check out Mystery Towns and enjoy an exciting mystery-filled adventure. Instantly accessible via clues to your smartphone, each Mystery Towns adventure combines the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzles of an escape room, and the challenge of an Amazing Race. This is the perfect way to discover a new city or hidden gems you never knew of in your own hometown. Good luck!

Where: Currently available in both Calgary, Canmore, and Edmonton and soon to be available in Banff.

Register: Online, $49 to $99

Wednesday, October 17

Downtown Harvest Market

What: Shop for the ripest and most delicious produce from local growers, along with art, fashion and other unique gems made right here in Alberta.

When: Wednesday, October 17

Time: 10 am

Where: Gulf Canada Square – 401 9th Avenue SW

Admission: FREE

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

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Calgary Flames / Twitter

What: The Flames are back with a vengeance for another season. Grab your jersey and come to cheer them on in a sea of red down at the Dome.

When: Wednesday, October 17 vs The Boston Bruins at 7:30 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Smoke a legal joint

What: October 17 is the day of the Canada-wide legalization of recreational cannabis. While you won’t be able to smoke, eat, or otherwise ingest cannabis in public, you’re more than free to do so in the comforts of your own home!

When: Wednesday, October 17

Soak and sleep at Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies.

When: Open 7 days a week

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Cost: $70

Hang out with the Pandas

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Three of the four pandas that are at the Calgary Zoo (The Toronto Zoo/Facebook)

What: The long wait is finally over. The Calgary Zoo has officially welcomed four pandas (two adults and two cubs), into their newly built habitat, The Panda Passage. These furry black and white friends are charming and have a ton to teach us in the five years that they will be with us before returning to China.

Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE

Admission: Regular admission to the zoo

Thursday, October 18

Fluid Fest

What: Come celebrate the vast spectrum of what dance can truly be! With performances, workshops, artist talks and happenings, you will surely leave inspired to connect, be curious, and be fluid.

When: October 18 to November 3

Time: Various times

Where: Various locations around the city

Tickets: Online, $125 Festival Pass

Witches Wine and Paint

What: This Adults-only event is the perfect way to get you amped up about Halloween! Enjoy a glass of wine (it’s BYOB, BTW) and paint yourself something awesome.

When: Thursday, October 18

Time: 6 pm

Where: Color Me Mine (Kensington) — 334 14th Street NW

Tickets: Available online, $15

Get lost in a corn maze

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Man walking through corn (Mario Dias/Shutterstock)

What: There is no better way to welcome fall then by heading out to one of Calgary’s many corn mazes and enjoying a fun-filled farm adventure. You can’t miss the “Outback Adventure” design at Cobbs Adventure park, along with the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, tractor rides, rope course, and more.

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park and Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

Queen Extravaganza Performing Queen’s Greatest Hits

What: Enjoy Queen music live in concert with this amazing cover band!

When: Thursday, October 18

Time: 8 pm

Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre –3777 Grey Eagle Drive SW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 50+

Participate in the 16th Eric Francis Pizza Pigout

What: Join in on devouring over 600 pizzas from various Calgary pizza shops all in the name of the KidsSport Calgary and You Can Play foundations.

When: Thursday, October 18

Time: 5 pm

Where: Cowboys Calgary — 421 12th Avenue SE

Tickets: Available online, $50 for general admission, $100 for VIP

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