16 things to do in Calgary this week: October 9 to 11

Oct 4 2018, 7:36 am

Well Calgary, we hate to be the ones to say it, but our city seems to have skipped fall and gone straight to winter!

This simply means that it’s time to bring out the parka, winter hat, and layers galore to head out for some fall activities with a fluffy white backdrop.

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As we get closer to Halloween, get ready for some frightful festivities, along with some family-friendly fun throughout the week.

We are so thankful for all our readers, and to show that we have put together a list of the top 30 things you just simply must do this week. Don’t let the snow get you down!

Tuesday, October 9

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

Go on a Clue Solving Adventure through Canmore

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

23rd Annual Wordfest

What: Calling all writers, authors and those who appreciate a good book – Calgary’s number one reader’s festival is back for seven days you won’t want to miss out on! Celebrate the written word by experiencing live presentations, panels, industry workshops, art installations, and more by 80+ international bestselling authors and up-and-comers.

When: October 8 to 14

Where: Various locations around Calgary

Festival Pass: Online, $195 to  $225

Into the Reds wine tasting

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Vancouver International Wine Festival/Facebook

What: Learn (some of) all there is to know about those rouge wines at this tasting at the Kensington Wine Market!

When: Tuesday, October 9

Time: 7 pm

Where: Kensington Wine Market — 1257 Kensington Road NW

Tickets: Available online, $25

Vegan wing night at The Street Eatery

What: Enjoy six different flavours of vegan wings at The Street Eatery. It may not be Wednesday, but it’s wing night anyways!

When: Tuesday, October 9

Time: 5 pm

Where: The Street Eatery — 890 4th Avenue SW

Wednesday, October 10

In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour

What: Join the hologram of Roy Orbison (yes, holigram!!!) for a night of live music at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium this Wednesday.

When: Wednesday, October 10

Time: 8 pm

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $52 to $204

Grab some fresh produce at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine (or snow), so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 3 to 7 pm

Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW

Admission: FREE

Marvel Trivia

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Josh Brolin as Thanos in Infinity War. (Marvel Pictures)

What: Show off your knowledge of the MRU at The Gateway’s Wednesday trivia night! Win up to $100 in prizes.

When: Wednesday, October 10

Time: 5 pm

Where: The Gateway — 1301 16th Avenue NW

Admission: Free!

Find your way through a corn maze

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

Head out on a Larch hike through 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 fall.

Open Mic Night

What: Enjoy all styles of music at The Unicorn’s Open Mic Night, which has made a triumphant return after a brief hiatus.

When: Wednesday, October 10

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Unicorn — 223 8th Avenue NW, Calgary

Thursday, October 11

Loft Speaker Series: Work. Love. Balance.

What: Join couple’s panellists, Reuben Bullock and Kaelen Ohm (Reuben and the Dark), Karen Kho and Dave Sturies (Empire Provisions), Wray and Jereme Bokitch (Hedkandi) for an evening discussing the careful balance between work, love, and relationships.

When: Thursday, October 11

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Where: The Loft by Amanda Hamilton – 405 11th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $10 to $20

The Grapes of Wrath

What: These pop-rockers, who were inspired by The Beatles and hail from Kelowna, BC are coming to rock the stage at Studio Bell. Come re-live all your favourites in this not-to-be-missed performance.

When: Thursday, October 11

Time: 7 pm

Where: Studio Bell – 4 Street SE

Tickets: Online, $40

Calgary’s Celebration of Sport

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Calgary Flames/Twitter

What: Come to honour the people and organizations that make Calgary a world-class sports city!

When: Thursday, October 11

Time: 3 to 5 pm

Where: WinSport, Markin MacPhail Centre – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Tickets: Online,  $125

Harvest Pumpkin Hunt

What: There is nothing more satisfying than decorating a pumpkin that you forged for yourself!

When: October 6 to 28

Time: 10:20 am to 1:40 pm

Where: Butterfield Acres Farm – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road

Admission: $15

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: Thursday, October 11

Time: 7 pm

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

Tickets: $60 plus tax, available online

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