17 things to do in Calgary this week: October 24 to 30

Oct 24 2016, 6:23 pm

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 October 24 and 30.

Fluid Movement Arts Festival 2016

  • What: Fluid Movement Arts Festival will bring grassroots and glitzy artists alike together to shine a light on the bold, beautiful spectrum of dance that permeates modern culture. The city will be alive with performances, workshops, artist talks, and creative happenings to inspire and connect people.
  • Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – 111 12 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 29
  • Tickets: Start at $15. Click here to purchase.
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Harry Potter Trivia Night

  • What: It’s time for Dumbledore’s Army to unite and get ready for Harry Potter Trivia Night! Bring your book of charms and do your best to release your inner Hermione.
  • When: Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm
  • Where: WURST – 2437 4th Street SW
  • Tickets: $20 – sold out but there will be some available at the door

Chef to Be

  • What: In this exciting blackbox competition head chefs from six top Calgary restaurants team up with pupils to raise money for a $5,000 SAIT Culinary Scholarship. Ten carefully chosen ingredients are presented to teams and then it’s up to them prepare a meal for an audience of 130 people in only four hours – talk about pressure. Come watch foodies duel it out on October 27 and see who will be named Chef to Be.
  • When: Thursday, October 27 at 5pm
  • Where: SAIT Culinary Campus –  226, 230 8th Avenue SW
  • Price: $139 per person available online


  • What: Get into the Halloween spirit with the most beloved vampire tale of all time –Dracula. Let Alberta Ballet sweep you away into dark Transylvania, where mystery, lust, death and immortality rule the night
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: October 27 to 29

Craving Kensington

  • What: Check out one of Calgary’s most scenic neighbourhoods and all the culinary treats it has to offer. Destinations on this tour include Crave Cookies and Cupcakes, Brasserie Kensington, Kensington Wine Market, Pulcinella, The Naked Leaf, Peasant Cheese Shop, and The Kensington Riverside Inn.
  • When: every Thursday until October 27 from 11am to 2:30pm
  • Where: meet at The Kensington Riverside Inn – 1126 Memorial Drive NW
  • Price: $100 per person

Post Malone

  • What: Rapper Austin Richard Post (aka Post Malone) scored a modest hit last year with “White Iverson” which led to a spot opening for Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour. Malone and Bieber have since collaborated on “Deja Vu”, the lead single from Malone’s upcoming album Stoney. Jazz Cartier, who Pitchfork referred to as “Toronto’s first post-Drake rapper”, will open for Malone on his fall tour.
  • When: Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm
  • Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Dr NW
  • Tickets: Available online from $36.50 to $98.50. All ages

Screamfest Adults Only Night

  • What: Canada’s largest and scariest Halloween event is hosting an adults-only night, complete with booze and ID checks at the door. It will be so frightening, no children will be allowed in under any circumstances – in fact, Screamfest as a whole doesn’t recommend young children be let in at all, but this night will be extra scary.
  • Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When: Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Start at $30. Click here to purchase.

Cemetery of Sound 2016

  • What: It’s official! Dash Berlin will be heading this year’s 7th annual Cemetery of Sound halloween party on Friday, October 28 at the BMO Centre. In addition to Dash, you’ll be partying alongside DJ’s Showtek, Shiba San, Bad Royale, and Jason X. If you love EDM and haven’t been to a Cemetery of Sound halloween party yet, you definitely don’t want to miss this one
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: Friday, October 28 at 8 pm
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $59.50. Must be 18 or older to attend.

Calgary Flames Game

  • What: We’re not off the best start of the season, but that doesn’t mean anything for the future. Cheer on the boys in red this week and help ignite the flame.
  • Where: The Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: 
    • Friday, October 28 at 7pm vs Ottawa Senators
    • Sunday, October 30 at 7:30pm vs Washington Capitals

Haunted Calgary

  • What: For over 25 years Haunted Calgary has been the largest yard hunt, and longest running. Step into St. Abbadon’s Reformatory School as their 2016 walk-through haunted yard attraction. If you’re a bit too scared, there is also a low scare option with no actors on October 28, 29 and 31 from 2pm-4pm.
  • Where: 222 Rocky Ridge Bay NW
  • When: October 28, 29, 31
  • Cost: By donation – recommend $10 per person

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.

Hallow’s Eve in the Village: “Godric’s Hollow”

  • What: The East Village Neighbourhood Association is planning on hosting Hallow’s Eve in East Village by transporting you into the land of Harry Potter. The two day event on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 will feature Calgary’s First Euro Style Outdoor Market.Plenty of tricks and treats from the wizarding world will be available for purchase. Dress up in your robes and keep your wands ready!
  • Where: East Village
  • When: Saturday, October 29 to Sunday, October 30


  • What: ScreamFest is Canada’s biggest Halloween festival, and runs this year from October 14 through October 31 at The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park. Rated PG13, ScreamFest features a huge array of haunted houses, Halloween-themed carnival games, and plenty of creepy and disturbing entertainment. Although it is usually open to all ages, this year there will be a ScreamFest adults-only night on October 27, complete with booze and ID checks at the door.
  • Where: The Grandstand Building at Stampede Park – 3rd Street SE
  • When: October 14 through October 31

Freaky Flashlight Nights

  • What: Find your way out of corn mazes in the dark! All weekends in October, head to Cobb’s Corn Maze for Freaky Flashlight Nights every Friday and Saturday. You can also take a ride on their creepy tractor (tell us how it goes) or brave their haunted houses.
  • Where: Cobb’s Corn Maze -1500 84th Street NE
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays October 1 to 29
  • Cost: Children under 3 are free, Children $12.50, Adults $13.50

Train of Terror

  • What: Head to Aspen Crossing Railway for their Train of Terror event. Aboard the Train of Terror, you will experience haunted railway cars, disturbing entertainment and ultimate FEAR! If you make it through the fright cars alive, join us on the other side where you will find a Halloween party, with food and drinks for purchase!
  • Where: Aspen Crossing – Highway #24, Mossleigh, AB
  • When: Runs October 8 to October 30 – Check website for exact dates
  • Cost: $69.99

WHL Calgary Hitmen hockey game

  • What: Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they take one the rest of the Western Hockey League.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Saturday, October 29 at 7 pm vs Prince George Cougars

Calgary Civic Symphony Space: The Final Frontier

  • What: A hallows eve event you can’t miss. Dress as Star Trek or Star Wars character and join the costume parade in the pre-concert chat which begins at 1:45pm. Experience Gustav Holst’s great voyage through the astronomy of our solar system and Calgary’s first live performance of the music from the latest Star Wars epic, The Force Awakens.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, October 30 at 2:30pm
  • Cost: $15 – $21

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