25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: September 13 to 15

Sep 12 2019, 5:00 am

We’re already halfway through September! Time to enjoy the weekend with our list of 25 things to do Friday, September 13, Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15 in Calgary. Circle the Wagons, Joel McHale, and more.

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

Friday, September 13

Calgary Ukulele Festival 2019

What: The second annual Calgary Ukulele Festival features workshops, concerts, the Ukulele Community Theatre, and more. Instructors at this year’s festival includes Australian duo Jack n Jel, Manitoba Hal Brolund, Stu Fuchs, and Magnolia Buckskin. Attendees can also enjoy hula demos and open mics.

When: September 13 to 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:  River Park Church – 3818 14A St SW, Calgary (concert), cSpace King Edward – 1721 29th Ave SW, Calgary (workshops and Ukulele Community Theatre)
Tickets: Online

The Mashing

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What: Alberta Beer Festivals presents The Mashing, a sampling event featuring a wide variety of distilleries, breweries, restaurants, artists and community. There will also be live music, DJ sets, photography walls, art installations, and more.

When: September 13 and 14, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm (Friday), 4 to 10 pm (Saturday). VIP get 30 minutes early entrance
Where: Stampede Grandstand
Tickets: Online

Inglewood Night Market

What: Inglewood Night Market hosts over 50 local vendors with handmade craftsmen items, vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, artisan eats, and more. There will also be food trucks, live entertainment, family-friendly licenced area, and more to discover.

When: September 13 and September 14, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Between 9 Avenue and 10 Street SE
Admission: Free

Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil

What:Running at Stampede Park through September 15, the delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA takes the audience on a journey to an imaginary Mexico. With beautiful visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, the show cleverly brings to stage the places, faces, and sounds of Mexico. LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top.

When: Now until September 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stampede Park (Lot #6) — 1410 Olympic Way SE
Price: Starting at $49 — Tickets available online

Circle the Wagons

What: Join the BassBus, YYCFoodTrucks and Village Brewery for a travelling carnival with local food, beer, music, art, and entertainment. September 13 is Adult Night from 4 to 10 pm, where you must be 18+ to attend, while September 14 is all ages from 11 am to 10 pm.

Toronto-based electronic trio Keys N Krates will be headling the festival this year with a performance September 14. Other notable acts coming to the stage this year include Jocelyn Alice and The Librarian.

When September 13 and 14, 2019
Time: Various times
WhereShaw Millenium Park – 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Saturday, September 14

Moonlight Market

What: Moonlight Market is a showcase of street-food inspired eats, artisan goods, and artists curated by Love Notes. All food and drinks will be $8.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 3 to 10 pm
Where: Riverfront Lane and C-Square – 4 St & 7 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Stampeders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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What: The Calgary Stampeders face off with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at McMahaon Stadium.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Calgary Farmers Market Pop-Up Market

What: Shop Calgary Farmers Market’s Pop-Up Market and over 25 vendors offering veggies, cheese, meats and more. There will also be live entertainment, caricatures, and a balloon artist onsite.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Greenbriar Blvd NW, Calgary
Admission: FREE

Goodwin Grand Opening

What: Be one of the first to tour Goodwin’s Presentation and two designer display homes at the Grand Opening on Saturday, September 14. You’ll get to enjoy sweets treats and refreshments from Dim Sum Diet, listen to live entertainment, and learn all about 2- and 3-bedroom, move in ready, townhomes starting at $309,900.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Goodwin – 871 Belmont Drive SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

YYC Fright Fest 2019

What: The Fright Festival and Calgary & Banff Ghost Tours present YYC Fright Fest 2019 at Eau Claire Market. The event features vendors, cosplay, photo ops, entertainment, and more.

When: September 13 to 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Joel McHale

What: Joel McHale is a comedian, actor and host well-known for his roles on Community, The Happytime Murders, and The Soup. He performs at The Laugh Shop on September 13 and 14.

What: September 13 and 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm and 10 pm
Where: The Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

All Girls Expo: Exhibitors and Kids Market

What: The All Girls Expo features exhibitors and instructors in a variety of fields, including health and wellness, fashion, science and technology, arts and design, and more. There will be live performances, talks, and classes throughout the day.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Big Four Building – 1801 Big Four Trail Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Barn Burner Concert Series 2019

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What: The 4th annual Big Rock Brewery Barn Burner Concert Series is officially going down in September. This year, bands like Tokyo Police Club, Mt. Joy, and Scenic Route to Alaska will take the stage on the brewery grounds. The outdoor concert will also feature $6 Big Rock beers and Rock Creek ciders and food trucks too.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Big Rock Brewery – 5555 76th Avenue SE
Price: $49: buy online

The Stand Up

What: Prairie Kitten Productions presents a preview of The Stand Up, featuring Kodie Rollan, Megan Stephan, Laura Couch, and Logan Teske. Written by Cayley Wreggitt and directed by Danelle White.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm and 9 pm
Where: F.R. Matthews Theatre – 210 University Ct NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

AC2: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

What: Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen present deeper talk and more shallow tales at Gret Eagle Resort & Casino on September 14.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary

Sunday, September 15

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour


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What: Broadway Across Canada presents the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. This Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning original rock musical will be at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from September 10 to 15. RENT follows the lives of seven artists who struggle to chase their dreams in New York City without selling out. The show was ground-breaking at its time, opening its first show in 1996. Written and composed by Johnathan Larson, it was a memorial to his friends who died from an epidemic of AIDS.

When: Now to Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: Various times, check online for more details
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
Tickets: From $30 — available online


What: YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES features hundreds of participants wearing heels or shoe of their choice in a fundraising event to support women and their families. Complimentary lunch will be provided to all registered teams and individuals.

When: September 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary
Register: Online

Calgary Hitmen vs Red Deer Rebels

What: Calgary Hitmen take on the Red Deer Rebels in pre-season CHL action at Scotiabank Saddledome

When: September 15, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Metsän Tarina (Tale of a Forest)

What: Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association presents a screening of Tale of a Forest, a family film about the colourful and diverse Finnish forest.

When: September 15, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Where: Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association – 739 -20th Avenue N.W., Calgary
Admission: $5

The Big Calgary Play Date 2019

What: Sprog & Sprocket present the second annual Big Calgary Play Date to help raise funds for The Children’s Cottage Society and The Happy Birthday Project. There will be two play areas to explore, live music, appearances by princesses and superheroes, and more.

What: September 15, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Crescent Heights Community Association – 1101 2nd Street NW, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

Tasting Series 1: COFFEE

What: Sought x Found Coffee Roasters presents their first Tasting Series, where attendees will taste flights of coffee by David Kim Coffee and Sought x Found Coffee Roasters. Guests will also learn how to use their senses while enjoying coffee while learning industry insights by Apex Coffee.

When: September 15, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Address: Sought and Found Coffee Roasters – 916 Centre Street North, Calgary
Tickets: Online


Pasta Mondo


What: Bridgeland Riverside Community Association presents the third annual Passeggiata. The evening begins with dinner at one of Bridgeland’s Italian restaurants – La Cantina, La Brezza, Villa Firenze, La Dolce Vita, Tavernetta, or Stromboli Inn. Then head to Italian Cultural Center for bocce, dancing and festivities. Finally, wrap up the evening with with more activities in the Village Piazza.

When: September 15, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Busty & The Bass

What: Montreal electro-soul and hip hop group Busty & The Bass perform at The Gateway on September 15.

When: September 15, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue, Calgary,
Tickets: Online

The Lost Hours

What: The Lost Hours by award-winning Canadian visual performance ensemble 8ROJO is an installation performance Based on the childhood memoirs of Salvador Dalí and his sister Ana María. Part of Beakerhead 2019.

When: September 14 and 15, September 18 to September 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary

Gimme 10 Minutes play festival

What: An afternoon of 10-minute play readings at LOFT 112. Calgary artists have written, directed, and will perform each of the plays that will be showcased on September 14 and 15.

When: September 14 and 15, 2019
Time: 2 to 4:30 pm
Where: Loft 112 – #112 535 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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