15 things to do in Calgary this weekend: November 11 to 13

Nov 11 2016, 4:02 pm

Lots of fun things happening around town this weekend with comedy nights, Christmas markets and more.

Get out and do something, with our list of things to do this weekend.

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Lest We Forget presented by Lunchbox Theatre

  • What: Join Lunchbox Theatre as they combine music and history and take you on an adventure back to WW2, examining the lives of soldiers and how our daily lives are changed by war throughout time up to 2016. This engaging and authentic performance that will pull at the heart strings and make you proud to be a Canadian!
  • Where: 160 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: October 24 to November 12
  • Cost: Adult $25.00, Senior $20.00, Student $20.00

Field of Crosses

  • What: The annual Field of Crosses is back! Take time out of your day to walk through the 3,000 crosses that were set-up by volunteers, to pay tribute for those fallen for our country. If you are looking to become more involved in the Remembrance Day festivities, help out with the Calgary Poppy Fun annual fundraising campaign or the Canadian Legacy Project’s Veterans Food Drive, both which coincide with the field of crosses.
  • Where: Memorial Drive
  • When: November 1 to 11
  • Cost: Free

Canadian Jazz Festival

  • What: JazzYYC is hosting a city wide Jazz festival featuring the best local and touring jazz artists. Check out their website for show times and venues.
  • Where: Various venues like Ironwood Stage and Grill, Lolita’s and more
  • When: November 10 to 13

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

The Calgary Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show

  • What: The often controversial but always popular Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show returns to Calgary with more sex‑sational features than ever before. As a result of an Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission policy change in November 2015, topless performances will debut at the Calgary show for the first time ever. Expect lively, high-caliber entertainment on the Taboo Stage.
  • Where: Big Four Building at Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • When: Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13
  • Cost: $20 at the door

Edward Burtynsky at Okotoks Art Gallery

  • What: Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian Fine Art photographer based in Toronto. Many of his works examine the relationship between “nature and how it is transformed by industry” through different metaphors and dichotomy’s. His most recent exhibit, Relationships and Configurations, based in the Okotoks Art Gallery is an interactive piece that urges people to consider “the relationship between humans and the earth” through remarkable photographs and vivid subject matter. If you haven’t seen this exhibit already, you have one more month to check it out!
  • Where: 53 North Railway Street, Okotoks, AB
  • When: September 10 to November 12
  • Cost: Free

Millarville Christmas Market

  • What: The Millarville Christmas Market, established in 1988 and one of the premier craft and artisan shows in Alberta. Enjoy four fabulous days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa or his Reindeer, roasted chestnuts, glass blowing demonstrations, live nativity, carolers, music, crafts, and many favourite seasonal vendors.
  • Where: Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society – 306097 192 Street, Millarville, AB
  • When: Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13
  • Cost: $5

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.

Okotoks Christmas Festival

  • What: A premier event that showcases some of the best artisans from Southern Alberta and marks the start of holiday shopping season year after year. With its small town charm, vibrant Christmas spirit, wide range of fabulous artisan vendors, Santa photos, children’s workshop & childcare, and live caroling by the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus, kick off your holiday shopping in Okotoks!
  • Where: Foothills Centennial Centre, 204 Community Way, Okotoks Alberta
  • When: November 11 to 13
  • Cost: $5

Coleman Hell – Summerland Tour

  • What: If you missed him on the Coca-Cola stage this summer have no fear! Now is your chance to see Coleman Hell perform live at Mac Hall, at the University of Calgary this November. Lets just say he knows how to get a crowd pumped-up with his upbeat single – Fireproof.
  • Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: Saturday, November 12
  • Cost: $22.50

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: Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm vs New York Rangers

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

Heritage Park’s Home-style Breakfast Buffet

  • What: Brunch is one of the most sought after meals of the day, as it’s hard to resist a buttery eggs benny or golden flapjacks. Every Sunday until Novmeber 13, Heritage Park is offering a delectable breakfast buffet at the beautiful historical Wainwright Hotel. If you are interested in indulging one Sunday, which we highly suggest you do, they recommend calling and making reservations, as seats tend to fill up quickly – we are not surprised in the slightest!
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Every Sunday from October 16 to November 13
  • Cost: $11.25-$18.50

Sunday Night Standup

  • What: Standup exactly how it’s meant to be – in a cozy room with a warm audience! Head down to Phil & Sebastian in Mission for a great night with friends and support local talent.
  • Where: Phil & Sebastian Mission location – 2207 4th Street SW
  • When: Sunday, November 13 at 7pm
  • Cost: No cover charge

Dane Cook Calgary 2016 Just For Laughs Comedy Tour

  • What: Comedian Dane Cook will be in Calgary this weekend with the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • When: November 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm

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