30 things to do in Calgary this weekend: November 9 to 12

Nov 6 2018, 8:36 am

Make the most of your long weekend with these 30 events happening in Calgary on Friday, November 9, Saturday, November 10, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. Remembrance Day, USS, Brave Girl and more.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

Friday, November 9, 2018



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Toronto rockers USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) bring their Bonavista Tour to Calgary with special guests The Elwins, Shotty Horroh, and Hotel Mira.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219-8 ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Lunch ‘N Learn: Seasonal Squash

What: ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s chef instructor will show attendees how to make the most of winter squash, with recipes for kabocha squash soup, a bison and squash stew, and a savoury squash and potato gnocchi.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 12 pm
Where: ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen (Calgary Downtown Learning Centre) – 909 11 Ave SW, Main Level, Calgary
Register: Online, $25

GreenC Holiday Night Market

The second annual greenC Holiday Market features crafty, local artisans, honey, bakers and mini makers, hot cocoa and fresh shortbread.

When: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Where: Hounsfield Heights – Briar Hill Community Association 1928 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: By donation

Josh Wolf

What: Josh Wolf was a regular on Chelsea Lately, After Lately, and also also appeared on Last Comic Standing, My Name is Earl and Raising Hope. He had his own show on CMT, and his latest stand-up special is “Father of the Year”. You can also find Josh podcasting: “Fairly Normal” on All Things Comedy, “Prinze and The Wolf” with Freddie Prinze Jr and as a guest on the popular pod “The Fighter and The Kid” with Bryan Callen and Brendan Schaub.

Where: Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7 pm and 10 pm
When: Yuk Yuk’s Calgary – 218 18 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

What: An “unauthorized parody,” the play reimagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as degenerate teenagers. The show disguises the identity of each character so that the issues of the play draw more focus than attempting to guess “who’s who.” However, the use of these famous characters is what gives the show its emotional punch: even these beloved child characters must someday grow up and deal with a harsh reality as they find their place in the world.

When: Now to Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Caravel Craft Brewery – 10221 15 Street Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Russell Peters

Russell Peters

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What: Emmy, Gemini and Peabody award winner Russell Peters brings his new Deported World Tour to Scotiabank Saddledome. Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the US since 2009, Peters has spent the last 29 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. Thanks to YouTube and his global following, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise S.E., Calgary
Tickets: Online

Brave Girl

What: In 2002, Sam and Amy lose their father to the war in Afghanistan. Determined to follow his legacy and do their father proud, the sisters enlist, and support each other through the joys and hardships of military training. As the two girls advance, their individual journeys take a very different course. Will their friendship survive? At what cost? Taking its inspiration from the life of Sandra Perron, Canada’s first female infantry officer, this beautiful new remembrance musical examines the life of women in power and the sacrifices that must be made.

When: Now to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Lunchbox Theatre – 160 115 9 Avenue SE,
Tickets: Online

Half The Battle

What: Half the Battle tells the story of Adams and Davis, the pilot and flight engineer of a Canadian Avro Lancaster in WWII. The two men are forced by fate to recount their stories of what brought them to war, why they fight, and most importantly what they left behind. Written and performed by Owen Bishop, and directed by Shelby Nicole Reinitz.

When: Now to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $25. Free for veterans.

The Group Art Society of Calgary’s Fall Show and Sale

What: The Group Art Society of Calgary presents their Fall Show and Sale. Enjoy a day of art and meeting the artists. There will be many original paintings in a variety of mediums, sizes, and prices. Plus enter to win the door prize of an original painting by Parin Meghani.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where:St Peter’s Anglican Church 903-75 Ave., SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Nature Calgary Annual Banquet

What: Enjoy music and food with the Nature Calgary community at the 2018 Nature Calgary banquet. Dinner entertainment are The Wardens – a group of three folksingers from Canmore who sing about nature.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Irish Cultural Centre – 6452 35 Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $55-$65

La Rouge

What: La Rouge is a queer burlesque and theatre retelling of Moulin Rouge, written and directed by award winning playwrights Megan and Laura Couch, featuring burlesque by Sanguine Sirens Burlesque and theatrical elements by Seven Starving Artists.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Evergreen Community SPACES – 1709 8 Avenue Northeast #2, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Okotoks Christmas Market

What: With its small town charm, vibrant Christmas spirit, wide range of fabulous artisan vendors, Santa, children’s workshop and live caroling, the Okotoks Christmas Market has grown to be one of the most anticipated holiday shopping destinations.

When: Friday, November 9, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 4 to 8 pm (Friday), 10 to 8 pm (Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Foothills Centennial Centre – 204 Community Way, Okotoks; Elks Hall 58 Elizabeth Street, Okotoks
Price: $5

Barney Bentall and The Cariboo Express

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express

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What: The Cariboo Express is a collective of great Canadian talent headed by Canadian Roots legend Barney Bentall.  The Express features Ridely Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendal Carson and Leeroy Stagger.  The show will feature holiday favourites.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Banff Centre – Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
Tickets: Online, $25-$40

Diwali Dhamaaka

What: Celebrate Diwali with a traditional welcoming-in of guests, East Indian appetizers, dinner and desserts, live entertainment, party favours, door prizes, henna, photobooth and DJ Dance.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Magnolia Banquet Hall – 5075 Falconridge Blvd NE #900, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $40-$70

Max Amini

What: World-renowned actor, host, and comedian, Max Amini brings his stand-up back to Calgary with a one-night only performance at Boyce Theatre.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Boyce Theatre – 1410 Olympic Way Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Remembrance Day wreaths in front of a Lest We Forget engraving (Lester Balajadia/Shutterstock)

Remembrance Day wreaths in front of a Lest We Forget engraving (Lester Balajadia/Shutterstock)

Field of Crosses

What: At sunrise each morning from November 1 to November 11 members of the public are invited to attend a formal flag raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses,where over 3,400 white crosses are displayed each year on November 1st and removed November 12. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action. As part of these ceremonies, local schools participate in the singing of our national anthem.  A special Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on November 11.

When: Thursday, November 1 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:30 am on November 11, flag raising ceremonies at sunrise and sunset.
Where: Memorial Drive between 3rd Street NW and Centre Street

Aerospace Museum Ceremony

What: The Aerospace Museum of Calgary is hosting an outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony. They suggest arriving early to get a seat, and the ceremony will start at 10:30 am.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:20 to 11:15 am
Where: Aerospace Museum – 4629 McCall Way NE

Burnsland Cemetery Remembrance Day tour

What: Many heroes representing the Canadian Military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been laid to rest at the Burnsland Cemetery. Head there for a free walking tour at 2 pm to explore the history and stories behind some of the non-Canadian units whose members are buried in the Burnsland Field of Honour.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: 27th Avenue and Spiller Road SE

Battalion Park

What: Hosted by the Kings Own Calgary Regiment, the Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony will feature speeches, a public address, wreath laying, and a short ceremony.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 3001 Signal Hill Drive SW

Canadian Pacific Ogden Memorial

What: Everyone is invited to attend the CP’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Ogden Memorial. The location for the ceremony will be at CP’s Memorial Square, which was built in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:40 am
Where: CP Memorial Square – adjacent to the top parking lot by the 69th Avenue SE and Ogden Dale Road SE entrance.

Fort Calgary

What: Fort Calgary is hosting a Remembrance Day service and then an artisan’s fair to follow. The service will take place at 10:30 am and the fair will run from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to the fair is free if you bring along a non-perishable food item for the Veteran’s Food Bank.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Ceremony at 10:30 pm, artisan’s fair from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Where: 750 9th Avenue SE

Military Museums

What: The Military Museums will hold their annual Remembrance Day service and admission by donation to the museum to follow. If you’re planning on attending we suggest getting there early, as this is one of Calgary’s largest ceremonies. Bring a non-perishable food with you to the museums to donate to the Veterans’ Food Bank.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

Kerby Centre

What: The Kerby Centre’s Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held in the Kerby Centre gym with doors opening at 10:15 am. Music will be provided by Johnny Summers and Egon Ukuloff and there will be refreshments to follow.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:15 to 11:15 am
Where: 1133 7th Avenue SW

You can also support veterans by donating to the Calgary Poppy Fund annual fundraising campaign and to the Canadian Legacy Project’s Veterans Food Drive.

Calgary Hitmen vs Kootney ICE

calgary hitmen

Image: Calgary Hitmen / Twitter

What: The Hitmen face off with the Kootney ICE in WHL action at the Saddledome.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Millarville Christmas Market

What: Established in 1988, this annual market is one you’ll want to make the trek out for! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy four exciting days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, roast chestnuts, and a live nativity while picking up treasures from your favourite local seasonal vendors.

When: Now to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Tickets: $5

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fleetwood Mac

fleetwood mac

Fleetwood Mac/Facebook

What: Fleetwood Mac’s latest North American tour will feature the line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the Grammy-award winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

World of Dance Live!

The World of Dance Live Tour is a live interpretation of the TV show “World of Dance”, NBC’s hit dance competition series. The tour consists of engaging and interactive 90-minute dance showcases which include the hottest stars from the television show as well as dance icons from YouTube.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $42.50-$128

Roasterie Tour – Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

What: This one hour tour gives attendees a comprehensive look at Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters’s roasting facility in the Simmons Building in the East Village. Learn about green sourcing strategy, coffee growth and life cycle, and get a bag of beans to take home.

When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 618 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $42

Riverview Artists November Show & Sale

Original artwork by 12 local artists will be featured in the Riverview Artists November Show & Sale. The paintings are varied in style and technique, reflecting the unique creativity and inspiration of each artist. Artists will be in attendance.

When: Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4pm
Where: Jamieson Place – 308 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free

Reverence Premiere – A Journey Into Fear and Mountain Biking

The Calgary premier of Darren Berrecloth’s latest movie: Reverence – A Journey into Fear. Reverence is a full-length mountain bike film that delves deep into the psyche of select Mountain Bike Superstars on a quest to understand what motivates them to tirelessly to lay down their legacy.

Where: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
When: The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
Tickets: $10 at Bow Cycle & Sports, $15 at the Doors

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