15 things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 26 to 28

Oct 24 2018, 10:39 pm

Halloween may not be until Wednesday, but it’s time to celebrate right now!

Throw those costumes on, call up your buddies, formulate a game plan, and get out into the city for some serious fun.

If you aren’t quite the Halloween-type, no worries, because there are plenty of non-spooky events to check out this weekend as well.

It’s all right here in this handy list!

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Friday, October 26

Cemetery of Sound with Illenium, Oliver Heldens, and KSHMR

What: This is the Halloween event to check out, with a full line up of amazing DJs bringing the music all night long. Don’t worry, you won’t find “The Monster Mash” here!

When: Friday, October 26

Time: 9 pm

Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 50+

Alberta Ballet Presents: Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty artwork (albertaballet.com)

What: Enjoy a special rendition of this timeless classic by Christopher Anderson, mixed in with a decidedly western Canadian sensibility.

When: October 24 to 27

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $42 to $145

Ghouls’ Night Out

What: Celebrate Halloween a little differently this year! Don’t miss out on the many ghostly encounters and freaky family fun to be had at Heritage Park this Halloween.

When: October 25 to 28

Time: Varies — see schedule here

Where: Heritage Park — 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Admission: Adults (13+) – $12.95, Kids (3-12) $7.95

Walk the YYC’s Dine and Dash: Boos and Booze Edition

What: Begin your night at the Bank and Baron and enjoy a spooky drink and three-course meal at the Vault. After dinner, you’ll get a tour of the city from the dark side in an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt. Prepare to be spooked!

When: Friday, October 26

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: The Bank and Baron – 125 8th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $125

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

october 26

Calgary Hitmen/Twitter

What: The Hitmen are always known for raising the bar and putting their all into every game. Come cheer them on and wish them luck in the 2018/19 season!

When: Friday, October 26 vs The Lethbridge Hurricanes at 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, October 27

Spark Halloween Party

What: Join DJ Joanna Magik for a silent disco party at the mad science lab of horror at Telus Spark. Come with your ghoulish gang and be prepared to enjoy delicious food and drinks, and dance the night away in your best Halloween costume. Be sure to catch the classic “Thriller” dance lesson and the many photo ops throughout the night!

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 7 pm to 1 am

Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Cost: Online, $26

Classified: The Canadian Classic Tour

What: O, Canada! Enjoy the music of Canada’s own Classified as he plays a show at Calgary’s The Palace Theatre.

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $50+

The Dudes

What: This indie rock band was formed right here in Calgary, and they’re back at SAIT’s The Gateway for a show that you won’t want to miss!

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Gateway (SAIT) – 1301 16th Avenue NW (Campus Centre)

Tickets: Ticketmaster, 50+

Autumn Pumpkin Festival

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What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity to explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home. You can also check out the petting zoo, corn maze, fun farm, and more. Don’t miss The Great Pumpkin Explosion, where a pumpkin filled with candy is exploded daily!

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October (Including Thanksgiving Monday)

Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224

Admission: $16.95 (ages 3+)

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

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. They’ll be playing the The Washington Capitals.

When: Saturday, October 27

Time: 2 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, October 28

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

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen

What: Another chance to cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they take on the Saskatoon Blades!

When: Sunday, October 28

Time: 4 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Paranormal Halloween Party

What: Discover the supernatural at the Rose & Crown Pub’s Halloween Party this Sunday for a night that will feature ghosts, drinks, and psychic readings. Ghost Hunt Alberta will be on hand to investigate the pub for any signs of departed souls.

When: Sunday, October 28

Time: 7 pm

Where: Rose & Crown Pub — 1503 4th Street SW, Calgary

Tickets: Online, $30

Go hiking in the Rockies

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Rocky Mountains (@lm_little/Instagram)

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

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