18 things to do in Calgary this week: October 2 to 8

Sep 30 2017, 12:12 am

Fall is in full swing now that we’ve left September in the rear-view mirror.

Work up an appetite this week leading up to Thanksgiving weekend by checking out any of these awesome events – just make sure to leave some room for dessert!

Monday, October 2


  • What: The British electronic producer Troyboi is coming to Calgary on Monday night.
  • When: Monday, December 2
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Palace Theatre – 219, 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $30

Tuesday, October 3

Burger Fest at the Guild

  • What: Calling all burger lovers! Chef Ryan at The Guild has worked hard to bring you 9 gourmet takes on a classic juicy burger available throughout September 15 to October 3. They have come up with a unique creation to cover breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, so this is your chance to eat a burger for literally every meal of the day. You know you wanna!
  • When: Until Tuesday, October 3
  • Where: The Guild – 200 8 Avenue SW
  • Cost: Burger’s vary between $19-$26

Wednesday, October 4

Games Night at Buttermilk Fine Waffles

  • What: Need a new date night idea? How about board games and waffles!
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Where: Buttermilk Fine Waffles – 330 17 Avenue SW
  • Cost: $5 waffles, games are free to play

Thursday, October 5

Illuminations: human/nature

  • What: An outdoor participative artwork experience created by Emily Carr alumni Sarah Fuller and Montreal multimedia studio Moment Factory.
  • When: Thursday, October 5 to Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 6:50, 7:25, 9:05, 9:35, and 9:55 pm each day
  • Where: Banff Train Station Parking Lot – CP/RM Station, Railway Avenue at Lynx Street
  • Admission: Free! Register at Eventbrite

Friday, October 6

Happy Birthday My Canada

  • What: Join Stan Foster for his riveting show “My Canada” which combines songs, stories and stunning visual images of our nations favourite music in honour of Canada’s 150 Birthday. Stan and his crew will perform songs from well-known Canadian artists, such as Gordon Lightfoot, Bryan Adams, Rita McNeil, Neil Young and so many more!
  • When: Friday, October 6
  • Time: Starts at 6 pm
  • Where: Wainwright Hotel & Canmore Opera House – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $84.95

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
  • Cost: $13.50 per adult, $12.50 per child

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen 

  • What: The Hitmen are officially in their regular season, come show them some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup!
  • When: Saturday, October 6 vs Everett
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $13 to $26

Saturday, October 7

Disney in Concert: The Little Mermaid 

  • What: Relive the timeless Disney favourite, The Little Mermaid and see the stage come to life as the Calgary Philharmonic brings takes you to Arial’s magical world under the sea!
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • Cost: $20-$80

Savour 17 Ave SW: walking tour of RED mile (retail and entertainment district)

  • What: A tour guide will greet you at CIBO restaurant on 17th Avenue SW near the corner of 9th Street. From there head to Made by Marcus Micro Creamery, Ollia, Frenchie Wine Bar, Ox Bar de Tapas, and finally, finish at Anju Restaurant. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk and eat!
  • When: Saturday and Sundays from September 2 to November 26
  • Time: Noon to 3 pm
  • Where: Multiple venues, begin a Cibo, 1012 17 Ave SW
  • Cost: Buy online, $115

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • When: Saturday, October 7 vs Winnipeg
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • Tickets: Online, $53+

Calgary Comedy Jam

  • What: The Thanksgiving edition of the Calgary Comedy Jam will be luring some laughs at Vagabond Calgary.
  • When: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: Doors at 8, show at 9 pm
  • Where: Vagabond Calgary – 1129 Olympic Way SE
  • Tickets: Online, $35 to $48

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
  • Cost: $13.95 (ages 3+)

Sunday, October 8

Alzheimer Walk and Run

  • What: Walk or run and help raise money to transform the dementia story for those affected by this terrible disease!
  • When: Sunday, October 8
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • Registration: Online, $35

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
  • Time: 10:20 am
  • Where: 510 – 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
  • Tickets: Online, $45

All week long

Go hiking in the Rockies

  • What: It’s larch season! Grab your cameras and hiking gear and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top of a mountain. If you haven’t checked out Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass then you must move it to the top of your bucket list. Be sure to be prepared to expect all sorts of weather patterns throughout the day.

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountian Avenue, Banff
  • Tickets: Adult – $62, Child – $31

Get lost in a corn maze

Grab a free coffee from Tim Hortons

  • What: Tim Hortons is giving out free coffees all week to celebrate National Coffee Day, all you need to do is download their app and make a transaction.
  • When: On until Sunday, October 8
  • Where: Participating Tim Hortons
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