14 things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 20 to 22

Oct 19 2017, 10:07 pm

You made it to the weekend, Calgary – it’s time to celebrate!

Use that precious time off wisely by checking out any of these great Calgary events.

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Friday, October 20

Flashlight Nights: Corn Maze in the Dark

  • What: Think navigating a corn maze in the daylight is hard? Think again!
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays beginning on September 22
  • Time: Open until 9 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Tickets: $13.50 per adult, $12.50 per child

Music of the Ice Skating’s Greatest Hits 

  • What: Enjoy a spectacular evening reliving the journey of famous figure skating routines from the past to present with pianist, Tommy Banks and host Jamie Salé, World Champion, and Olympic gold medalist.
  • When: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21
  • Time: 8 to 10:30 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$85

Virtual reality Hospital of Horror

  • What: Get spooked silly at SmartyPantz escape room’s Hospital of Horror, a terrifying VR experience.
  • When: Select nights throughout October, and extended to November 6.
  • Time: Multiple times throughout the evening
  • Where: SmartyPantz Escape Rooms –1601-14 Street SW
  • Tickets: Online, $20 per person for bookings up to October 15, then $25 per person afterwards.

Calgary Gem and Mineral Show 2017

  • What: The Calgary Gem & Mineral Show returns to Calgary for its seventh year in a row, and this year will include more than 60 gem, mineral, and jewellery vendors.
  • When: Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22
  • Time: 1 to 9 pm on Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Big Four Building – 1898 Macleod Trail SE
  • Tickets: Online or at the door, $10 for three day ticket, $7 for one day ($7/weekend and $5 day/day for seniors/students). Children 12 and under get in free.

Make a Noise

  • What: New Works Calgary is proud to present the Meitar Ensemble from Tel-Aviv, Israel, under the direction of one of Europe’s finest interpreters of new music, conductor Pierre-André Valade, featuring the music of Philippe Leroux.
  • When: Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary – 2500 University Dr NW
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Pretty Archie Live

  • What: Pretty Archie continues to push the genre lines of Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Blues creating a uniquely Pretty Archie sound. The 10 song album is a collection of their best songwriting to date, addressing themes of love, loss, life and the forces that drive all three.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: The Ironwood – 1229 9 Ave SE
  • Tickets: Call to reserve, $20

ATB Storytellers Series with Raghav

  • What: Join the National Music Centre (NMC) on October 20 at Studio Bell for the latest live installment of the ATB Storytellers Series, featuring an interview with multi-platinum, Calgary-based Canadian recording artist Raghav.
  • When: Friday, October 20
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Studio Bell – 850 4 Street SE
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Saturday, October 21

Alberta Diabetes Foundation: Halloween Howl Walk + Run

  • What: Dress up in your best Halloween Costume (that allows you to move) and come on down to the annual run and walk in support of life-diabetes research. Last year they raised $110,000 – let’s make this year even better!
  • When: Saturday, October 21
  • Time: Registration opens at 9 am
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW #202
  • Admission: Fundraise a minimum of $100 to enter

Autumn Pumpkin Festival 

  • What: Celebrate fall in the most appropriate way possible! Every weekend in October you will have the opportunity explore the patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to bring home, along with 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
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm – 284022 Township Road 224
  • Tickets: $13.95 (ages 3+)

Take a day trip out to Drumheller

  • What: Visit Drumheller to see the hoodoos, or go to the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
  • When: Anytime
  • Where: An hour and a half northeast of Calgary
  • Cost: Depends on what you want to do!

Day of the Dead Celebrations

  • What: Celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead at Marlborough Mall. Enjoy four hours of free family fun including Latin dance performances by Havana Cuban Dance Studio, sugar pumpkin decorating, face painting, colour your own sugar skull mask and more!
  • When: Saturday, October 21
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Marlborough Mall – 3800 Memorial Drive NE
  • Admission: Free!

Sunday, October 22

The Mavericks 

  • What: The Mavericks are coming to jam out at the South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for a Sunday night show.
  • When: Sunday, October 22
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • Tickets: Online, $41 -$104

Check out the Deerfoot City Rec Room

  • What: Cineplex just opened a Rec Room in Calgary, complete with two restaurants, a huge arcade, and a virtual reality room.
  • When: Every day
  • Time: Open at 11 am, closed at midnight on Sunday through Thursday, 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Adults only after 10 pm.
  • Where: Deerfoot City – 1108, 901 64th Avenue NE
  • Admission: Free!

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