19 things to do in Calgary this week: October 22 to 25

Oct 19 2018, 4:59 pm

Somehow it’s already the tail end of October, though it feels like summer is just ending with weather like this!

Get Halloween officially underway by checking out some spooky events, picking up some pumpkins, or just sitting back and enjoying some trick-or-treat candy early — because you’re a grown adult and there’s no one around to tell you not to.

Monday, October 22

The Office Trivia Halloween Edition

What: Test your knowledge of Jim, Pam, and the whole Office crew at Hudsons Canadas Pub this Monday!

When: Monday, October 22

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: Hudsons Canadas Pub — 16061 MacLeod trail SE

Tickets: $11

Fresh and Local Pumpkin Festival

What: Pick up the perfect pumpkin for either a delicious pie or a scary Jack-O-Lantern at this wonderful market.

When: Monday, October 22

Time: 10 am

Where: Fresh and Local Farm Outlet Market — #17 9250 MacLeod Trail SE

Yoga for Better Sleep 

october 22

Yoga on the jungle (Shutterstock)

What: Help yourself fall asleep during those restless nights by learning some helpful poses at this yoga class.

When: Monday, October 22

Time: 7 pm

Where: 219 19th Avenue SW

Cost: $25 per session

Fluid Fest

What: Come celebrate the vast spectrum of what dance can truly be! With performances, workshops, artist talks and happenings, you will surely leave inspired to connect, be curious, and be fluid.

When: October 18 to November 3

Time: Various times

Where: Various locations around the city

Tickets: Online, $125 Festival Pass

Go on a Clue Solving Adventure with Mystery Towns

What: Looking for a way to switch up date night or a new activity to keep the family busy? Check out Mystery Towns and enjoy an exciting mystery-filled adventure. Instantly accessible via clues to your smartphone, each Mystery Towns adventure combines the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzles of an escape room, and the challenge of an Amazing Race. This is the perfect way to discover a new city or hidden gems you never knew of in your own hometown. Good luck!

Where: Currently available in both Calgary, Canmore, and Edmonton and soon to be available in Banff.

Register: Online, $49 to $99

Tuesday, October 23

Friends Trivia with DateNightYYC

What: Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, Rachel, Monica, and Ross got up to quite a number of shenanigans over the course of 10 seasons — think you remember it all?

When: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 7 pm

Where: Wurst — 2437 4th Street SW

Tickets: $17.78

Wings and Shakes

What: It’s vegan wing night down at the Street Eatery where you can pick up a pile of vegan wings for just $8.

When: Tuesdays and Saturdays

Time: 5 pm

Where: The Street Eatery — 890 4th Avenue SW

Cost: $12 for Street Shakes, $8 for vegan wings

The Beauty of Fall Paint Night Calgary

october 22

Calgary skyline in the fall (ishi.insta/Instagram)

What: Capture the essence of the season at this interactive paint night at Scotsman’s Well.

When: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Scotsman’s Well — 116, 12024 Symons Valley Road NW

Tickets:  $32

Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold Tour’18

What: The Foo Fighters are heading into Calgary for a show at the Saddledome!

When: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $74 to $403

Get lost in a corn maze

What: There is no better way to welcome fall then by heading out to one of Calgary’s many corn mazes and enjoying a fun-filled farm adventure. You can’t miss the “Outback Adventure” design at Cobbs Adventure park, along with the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, tractor rides, rope course, and more.

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park and Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

Wednesday, October 24

Speed Dating (Singles 25+)

What: Head over to the Bourbon Room to find someone who could very well be the love of your life. It’s not too late to coordinate a couples Halloween costume — we’re just saying!

When: Wednesday, October 24

Time: 6 pm

Where: Bourbon Room — 341 10th Avenue SW

Tickets: $30

October Cats and Yoga

What: Do some stretches alongside some furry felines at this yoga session hosted by the Regal Cat Cafe.

When: Wednesday, October 24

Time: 7:45 pm

Where: The Regal Cat Cafe — 303 10th Street NW

Tickets: $25

Alberta Ballet Presents: Sleeping Beauty

october 22

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

Go hiking in the Rockies

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.

Thursday, October 25

Harvest Pumpkin Hunt

What: Hunt down the most perfectly-shaped orange vegetable to turn into whatever face you’d like at the Butterfield Acres pumpkin hunt.

When: Thursday, October 25

Time: 10 am

Where: Butterfield Acres — 254077 Rocky Ridge Road

Tickets: $30 per adults and child

Watch ‘The Devils’

What: The 1971 horror movie The Devils is coming back to the big screen this Thursday — just in time to scare you silly before Halloween.

When: Thursday, October 25

Time: 7 pm

Where: Globe Cinema — 617 8th Avenue SW

Tickets: $12

Tokyo Police Club concert

What: See Tokyo live in concert at Calgary’s Commonwealth Bar and Stage.

When: Thursday, October 25

Time: 8 pm

Where: Commonwealth Bar & Stage — 731 10th Avenue SW

Tickets: $25

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

october 22

Calgary Flames/Twitter

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.

When: Thursday, October 25 vs The Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster

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