21 things to do in Calgary this week: October 29 to November 1

Oct 26 2018, 6:17 pm

Where did the month go?

It seemed like only yesterday that we were kicking off October with a ridiculous amount of snowfall and a fond farewell to the summer, yet here we are coming up on Halloween and freaking November. 

Make the most of what’s left of the month by getting out into the city and enjoying any one of these wonderful events!

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Monday, October 29

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: Monday, October 29

Time: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $60 plus tax, available online

Monster Ball

What: Enjoy Halloween themed events, prizes, and shopping at the Toad n Turtle Pubhouse and Grill, hosted by Brost Chiropractic.

When: Monday, October 29

Time: Starting at 7 pm

Where: Toad n Turtle Pubhouse and Grill — 2475 27th Avenue NE

Tickets: $15

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

Check out the future at Telus Future

What: Get a glimpse of what the future of your home will look like in an immersive interactive experience at the Telus Future home.

When: September 29 to October 5

Time: 11 am to 7 pm daily

Where: Chinook Centre – 6455 Macleod Trail

Admission: FREE

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

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

What: Experience the stories and tales of enthralling journeys, adventures, and ground-breaking expeditions first-hand from authors, photographers, adventurers, and filmmakers from around the world.

When: October 28 to November 5

Where: Various locations around Banff. View full schedule here

Cost: Price varies depending on how many performances you see

Tuesday, October 30

Wings and Shakes

What: It’s vegan wing night down at the Street Eatery where you can pick up a pile of vegan wings for just $8.

When: Tuesdays and Saturdays

Time: 5 pm

Where: The Street Eatery — 890 4th Avenue SW

Cost: $12 for Street Shakes, $8 for vegan wings

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 30  – Dracula (1931)

Admission: $44.95 per person

Go hiking in the Rockies

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Snowy Alberta (Inga Locmele/Shutterstock)

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.

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

Reuben and the Dark

What: Calgary’s Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.

Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across western Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada’s stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.

When: Tuesday, October 30
Time: 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
Tickets: Online, $35 to $43

Wednesday, October 31

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: I Know What You Did Last Halloween

What: Enjoy an interactive evening as you laugh along with the actors and figure out WHO DONE IT!

When: Wednesday, October 31

Time: 6 to 10 pm

Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $85

Haunted Calgary’s Hollywood Horror

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Photo taken during Haunted Calgary 2017 (hauntedcalgary.org)

What: What’s scarier than a haunted house? A haunted yard. As if Hollywood wasn’t scary enough — this year Hollywood becomes haunted. Haunted Calgary’s website advertises that this is the largest walk-through haunted yard attraction in Calgary. Make your way through approximately 10,000-sq-ft of terror!

When: October  31

Time: 2 to 4 pm (half scare), 6 to 10 pm (full scare)

Where: 222 Rocky Ridge Bay NW Calgary

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online. Prices vary, adults $12, students/seniors $8, Children 6 to 12 $5, free for children under 5

Aspen Crossing’s Train of Terror

What: Fans of Ozzy Osbourne may have listened to Crazy Train, but have they ever ridden on one? This annual train ride lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, and runs from October 12 to November 3. Walk through four “fright cars” to get to a Halloween Party waiting for you at the end of the ride!

When: October 12 to November 3

Time: 7 or 9 pm (Lasts for approx. 90 minutes)

Where: Highway 24, Mossleigh

Admission: Tickets can be bought online. Adults $12, students/seniors $8, children 6 to 12 $5, free for children under 5

Cowboys Horror Story: Coven

What: Head over to Cowboys for a night of $3 Jack Daniels, half priced bottles, and countless interesting costumes!

When: Wednesday, October 21

Time: 9 pm to 2 am

Where: Cowboys Dance Hall — 421 12th Avenue SE

Tickets: $9

Grim Manor Haunted House

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Inside of Grim Manor – (grimmanor.ca)

What: What’s better than one haunted house? Three haunted houses. Grim Manor stretches over 7,000-sq-ft and consists of three separate haunted houses. Their website advertises live music and performances from America’s Got Talent contestants/comedy daredevils Ryan Stock and Amberlynn.

When: October 12 to 31

Time: 7 pm to midnight

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW Calgary

Admission: Tickets are available online. Starting at $20 (prices vary).

Thursday, November 1

Festival of Crafts

What: Browse some of the best handmade items available in Canada at the 32nd annual Festival of Crafts presented by Makeful. There will be over 230 vendors on scene to answer questions, sell their products, and inspire you to create something wonderful of your very own.

When: Thursday, November 1

Time: 10 am to 9 pm

Where: 20 Round Up Way SE

Tickets: $7

Free First Thursday

What: Explore the Glenbow at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month. They are launching some neat new exhibitions this month that you won’t want to miss out on.

When: Thursday, November 1

Time: 5 pm to close

Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

SMRT Trivia at the Rec Room

What: Prove yourself to be the SMRTest in the room at the Rec Room for their weekly bout of trivia! There’s no max for the team, though the more people, the more you’ll have to split up the prize after winning!

When: Tuesday, November 1

Time: 7 pm

New Central Library Grand Opening

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Image: Central Library rendering (Calgary’s New Central Library / Facebook)

What: The big, beautiful hunk of a building sitting right in the middle of downtown will be opening its doors to the public at long last, kicking off with a huge grand opening celebration at the start of November.

When: Thursday, November 1

Time: 10 am to 8 pm

Chris Hadfield: Thursday, 7 to 9 pm

Where: New Central Library — 8th Avenue SE, Calgary

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