17 things to do in Calgary this week: November 14 to 20

Nov 15 2016, 6:33 am

Looking for something to do this week? Well you’re in luck!

Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between November 14 to 20.

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Potted Potter

  • What: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – is coming to Calgary’s Boyce Theatre. Two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, take on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes.
  • Where: Boyce Theatre, Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • When: November 10 to 27 (various times, check website for details)
  • Tickets: Available online

Modern Wreaths Workshop presented by Maker YYC

  • What: Create your own Modern Wreaths just in time for the holiday season! Enjoy delicious food and drinks, great company and a welcoming atmosphere at National on 8th (+30 Level, Scotia Center).
  • Where: National on 8th – 360, 225 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, November 15
  • Cost: $40

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

  • What: The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival has been sharing human rights, environmental, and socially significant documentary films since 2006. Click here for the 2016 film guide.
  • Where: Various venues around the city
  • When: Tuesday, November 15 to Sunday, November 20


  • What: You may remember this Canadian Rockband, formed in Halifax Nova Scotia, from their breakthrough single in 2008, “Weighty Ghost” – a throwback for most millennial’s!  A few years may have pasted since then, but they are killing it with their brand new album “The Great Detachment.”
  • Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: Wednesday, November 16
  • Cost: $25

Head to a Calgary Flames game

  • What: Flames are only in town for 5 games in November, all the more reason to catch a game live!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SW
  • When:
    • Wednesday, November 16 at 8 pm vs Arizona Coyotes
    • Friday, November 18 at 7 pm vs Chicago Blackhawks

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment

  • What: This show will be sure to dazzle you with a world class performance that will bring some of your favourite Disney classics to life. Witness Lightning McQueen race the Disney Pixar’s Cars crew in a high-speed thrilling race or take an adventure with the Toy Story Crew as they work to escape the Sunnyside Daycare. You will also see appearances from Frozen and the Little Mermaid, as each of the characters work to being you a heartfelt story that ends happily ever after!
  • Where: Stampede Corral – 10 Corral Trail SE
  • When: November 16 to 20
  • Cost: Tickets available online from $35-$85. All ages

Pizza Night at Phil & Sebastian

  • What: Try something different at the local coffee shop. Get fresh pizzas, baked to-order with a rotating feature meat and veg options.
  • Where: Marda Loop – 2043 33rd Ave SW
  • When: Wednesday, November 16 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Cost: Meat – $13.50, Veg – $12.75

Tory Lanez

  • What: Toronto’s Tory Lanez is coming to Calgary this month, bringing his crowdwalking skills to Flames Central, Lanez is known for his crowdsurfing, beats, and rap style and is one of Toronto’s biggest music exports these days. His debut album, I Told You, was released on August 19 and his massive four month tour started shortly after.
  • When: Thursday, November 17 at 8 pm
  • Where: Flames Central – 219-8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Available online for $36.50. 18+

Eat, Drink, Listen to Music and Paint in Black Light

  • What: Looking for something more creative and relaxing to do with a group of friends on a Friday or Saturday night? Join Raw Canvas for an evening of great food and drinks, music and of course painting – but in the dark!
  • Where: 100, 1130 Kensington Road
  • When: November 4, 11, 12, 18 and 19
  • Cost: $45.00

The Grape Escape

  • What: The Grape Escape is a wine, spirits and beer sampling event. This event gives you an opportunity to discover your new favourites from a seemingly endless selection of wine, spirits and beer from all over the world. Your ticket includes your admission ticket along with 12 food and 30 liquor sampling coupons.
  • Where: Hall D&E BMO Centre, Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • When: Friday, November 18 from 6 to 10 pm and
    Saturday, November 19 from 5 to 9 pm
  • Cost: $65

Visit a Farmers’ Market

Popular among chefs, home cooks, and local gastronomes, farmers’ markets have become an integral part of Calgary’s food landscape. Not only do these community events grant local farmers, growers, and bakers the opportunity to connect with urban folk but they also provide them with a space to show off their seasonal favourites. Here’s a quick list of a few.

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

  • What: Discover a magical world of scents, colours and light and feel the energy associated with the anticipation of Christmas. Enjoy 250 plus vendors spreading Christmas Spirit in the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Riding Hall, Equi-Plex,Gallery on the Green, Reindeer Alley and Candy Cane Lane.
  • Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • When: November 18-20, November 25-27 and December 2-4, 2016
  • Cost: $10

Florida Georgia Line: Dig your Roots Tour

  • What: Grab your cowboy boots and be prepared to be wooed by this country duo, Florida Georgia line in their largest world tour yet. If that wasn’t enough to get all you country fans excited, they are also bringing Dustin Lynch and heartthrob, Chris Lane out on the road with them- yeehaw! It will be a concert you certainly won’t want to miss as they “roll their windows down and cruise through our city!”
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SW
  • When: Saturday, November 19
  • Cost: Tickets available online from $49.50 to $75.50. All ages

Santa Claus Parade Day

  • What: There is no better way to kick off the holiday season then with a special appearance from Kris Kringle himself aka Santa Claus. Come down early in the day for the opportunity to get your picture taken with Santa, verify your spot on the naughty or nice list and make a Christmas wish. Then stick around for dusk, when Banff avenue magically lights up with a procession of lively performers, colourful floats and of course the jolly ol’ man himself!
  • Where: Banff Avenue – Banff, AB
  • When: Saturday, November 19
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Stampeders Western Final

  • What: Calgary is officially first place in the western division – how exciting! Come out and cheer on our boys as they play in the 104th Grey Cup Playoffs on Noveber 20 and get one step closer to bringing home the cup.
  • Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
  • When: Sunday, November 20
  • Cost: Tickets start at $39.50

Greater Goods Holiday Pop-Up Series

  • What: Beginning November 12 Greater Goods, a boutique located in a beautiful heritage building in Bridgeland, will be hosting a series of 9 pop-ups shops each featuring a different local artist each week. From fresh coffee from the Calgary Heritage Roasting Company, to beautiful creative textiles created by ElleBee Tree to handcrafted wooden shelfs in the shape of the mountains nailed together by Needle and Pine, you can find an amazing selection of local handmade goods at each popup event. You can also grab a tea and a treat made by PrettySweet to munch on while you shop!
  • Where: Greater Goods – #8, 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: November 12 to December 18
  • Cost: Free

MEC Snowfest

  • What: Get in on great deals at MEC’s legendary Snow Swap, with some sweet prize giveaways, and informative clinics from some of the best minds in the industry.
    The big prize draw will happen around 1pm and clinics and activities will be running throughout the day.
  • Where: MEC Calgary – 830 10th Avenue SW
  • When: Sunday, November 20 from 10am to 5pm
  • Cost: Free
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