11 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 2:44 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between November 2 and 6.

For a complete list of events check out our Calgary Buzz events calendar.

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

What: The 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is host to a wonderful variety of events like The Snow Show, Hot Topics Seminars and more.

Where: The Banff Centre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Now through until Sunday, November 8. Check Schedule here.

Cost: Varies; most are free.

The Crucible

What: A play based on the Salem witch trials about a lurking evil in the Salem Massachusetts community.

Where: Max Bell Theatre – 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

When: Now through until Sunday, November 8; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $45 to $93 for adults

The Wedding Singer

What: Watch this play at Stage West about a rock star wannabe in New Jersey, Robbie Hart. He is the life of the party until his wife decides to leave him at the alter, he then goes to make other peoples weddings as miserable as his own.

Where: Stage West Calgary – 727 42 Avenue SE, Calgary

When: Now through until Sunday, November 8; 6 p.m. (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Sundays)

Cost: Varies

Calgary Organ Festival

What: Over the course of 11 days this festival will be celebrating the organ by hosting concerts, a Silent Movie with live organ accompaniment, master classes, workshops, an organ crawl and more.

Where: Various venues

When: Now through until Tuesday, November 3

Cost: Varies; most events are free


What: Performed by Broadway Across Canada, Once is a story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a woman takes interest in his haunting love songs.

Where: Southern Jubilie Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW, Calgary

When: Tuesday, November 3 to 8

Cost: Varies

Doc Soup

What: The Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs will be showcasing a documentary series that runs every first Wednesday of the month. This month’s documentary is Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos’s Racing Extinction.

Where: Various venues

When: Wednesday, November 4 to Wednesday, April 6

Cost: $15 for adults; $13 for students

Dinner in the Dark

What: Join Light Up The World (LUTW) for at Dinner in the Dark to support families living without electricity.

Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. Georges’s Drive NE, Calgary

When: Thursday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $100

Calgary Flames vs the Philadelphia Flyers

What: The Calgary Flames face the Philadelphia Flyers.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary

When: Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships

What: Over 300 skaters from across Alberta and the Northwest Territories will be competing in the 2016 Skate Canada: Alberta – NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships presented by the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation.

Where: Don Hartman North East Sportsplex – 5200 68 Street NE, Calgary

When: Thursday, November 5 to 8

Cost: Varies

Read for the Cure

What: Annually this event hosts a series of Author Events and each year the event features three hosts who speak about their work rather than reading. This year Camilla Gibb (this is happy), Colleen Jones (Throwing Rocks at Houses) and Nino Ricci (Sleep) will be featured in Calgary.

Where: The Westin – 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary

When: Thursday, November 5

Cost: $90

Greek Annual Bazzar

What: The Greek Ladies of Philoptochos, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping those in need in the community, will once again host their Annual Greek Bazaar.

Where: Demetrios Orthodox Community Hall – 1 Tamarac Crescent SW, Calgary

When: Friday, November 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Price: $2; Free for children under the age of 12.

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