19 things to do in Calgary this weekend: November 3 to November 5

Nov 3 2017, 5:21 am

It might not be December yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t kick off the holidays at some awesome events!

Whether you want to get into the spirit or not, there’s plenty to do this weekend to the ball rolling.

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Friday, November 3

Jersey Boys!

  • What: Sing along with Frankie Valli and his crew as they blow you away with some of the Jersey Boy classics, such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Oh What a Night.”
  • When: Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5
  • Time: Varies depending on date
  • TicketsTicketmaster $35-$120

Hit the Slopes

  • What: Getting snow early this year means that our mountainous backyard is waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities.Mount Norquay is opening the season this Friday, so get out there and shred some powder!
  • When: Friday, November 3 is opening day
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 7 minutes out of Banff – Shuttle service and directions available here
  • Tickets: Online, $74 for adult full day

An Evening with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

  • What: The Calgary Philharmonic and MBF are getting together for an unforgettable night of hope-lined pop songs and pitch-perfect melodies!
  • When: November 3
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $25-$85

Calgary Night Market Holiday Markets 2017

  • What: Calgary Night Market will be setting up booths, stringing lights, and getting ready for their first Holiday Market of the season this Friday.
  • When: Friday November 3, 10, 17, and 24
  • Time: 5 to 11 pm
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • Admission: Free!

Get Started on your Christmas Shopping at Make It!

  • What: This famous handmade market is back for its biannual show this year. Shop all of your favourite local makers, artists, and vendors during this four day market, while supporting Calgary’s talented small business community!
  • When: November 2 to 5
  • Time:
    • Friday, November 3, 11 am to 9 pm
    • Saturday, November 4, 10 am to 6 pm
    • Sunday, November 5, 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Big Four Building – 1898 Maclous Trail SE
  • Tickets: $8 at the door. Free for kids 12 and under

Saturday, November 4

Borscht Bash!

  • What: Come grab an authentic taste of the Ukraine on your trip to the market this weekend. The first 400 people in the door will receive a free bowl of homemade borscht. Hurry, it’s first come first served!
  • When: Saturday, November 4
  • Time: While supplies last
  • Where: The Market on Macloud – 7711 Macloud Trail SW
  • Admission: Free

Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture

  • What: An entire zine festival is coming to Calgary, as arts magazine Broken Pencil is throwing the first ever Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture this Saturday.
  • When: Saturday, November 4
  • Time: Noon to 5 pm
  • Where: Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St SW, Calgary
  • Admission: Free!

Willow Park Wines & Spirits’ 24th Charity Wine Auction

  • What: Head to the 24th annual Willow Park Wines & Spirits Charity Wine Auction and find 20 food station and 75 famous wines from around the world. After a fast-paced and thrilling live auction the floor will be cleared so people can dance the night away and party. This year the theme for this annual auction is ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, so dress accordingly.
  • When: Saturday, November 4
  • Time: 7 pm until midnight
  • Where: Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE
  • Tickets: Online, $225

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!
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Admission: FREE

Let it Be

  • What: Relive the classics of the world’s favourite boy band with many of Lennon’s greatest hits.
  • When: Saturday, November 4
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • TicketsOnline, $57.75 – $77.75

To the Light 

  • What: This exciting and lively theatrical experience was based on Virgina Wolfe’s classic, To the Lighthouse and directed by Oscar-nominated writer Evelyne de la Chenelière.
  • When: Saturday, November 4 (last performance)
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 215 8 Avenue SE
  • TicketsOnline, $26.00 – $75.00

#LoveYYC Day 2017

  • What: #LoveYYC Day is back to bring some cheer to the city this Saturday, November 4, and Calgarians are encouraged to share all the reasons they’re proud to live here.
  • When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Time: All day!
  • Where: Online, throughout the city
  • Admission: Free!

Holiday Pop Up Series at Greater Goods

  • What: Sip on a Lavender Earl Grey Tea Latte as you shop and get your loved ones a unique and local treasure this Christmas!
  • When: Saturday, November 4: Knitatude, and Saturday, November 25: Mini Way Co.
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Chestermere Christmas Craft Show

  • What: Shop local this Christmas at the 24th Annual Chestermere Christmas Artisan Show.
  • When: Saturday, November 4
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 201 West Chestermere Drive, Chestermere
  • Admission: Free

Sunday, November 5

Treat Yo’ Self 

  • What: These 13 fall sweet treats won’t be around much longer!
  • Where: Various locations around the city
  • When: Until the end of Fall

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
  • TicketsOnline, $45

Pink Boots and a Machete with primatologist and TV correspondent Mireya Mayor

  • What: Come experience some of the unreal adventures of Mireya Mayor, hailed the “female Indiana Jones” as part of the Nat Geo WILD series.
  • When: Sunday, November 5 to Monday, November 6
  • Time: 10 am
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • TicketsOnline, $37 – $88

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep

  • What: Turn back your clocks this Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time!
  • When: Sunday, November 5
  • Time: 2 am
  • Where: Everywhere in Canada except for Saskatchewan
  • Cost: An hour of sunlight in the evening

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: Sunday, November 5 to Sunday, November 12
  • Time: See the full schedule here.
  • Where: Eau Claire Cinema – 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
  • TicketsOnline, $50 – $125
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