5 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, October 3

Oct 3 2016, 2:19 pm

Monday can be a funday as well. From 50 cent entrance at the Glenbow to zipping down a track in a three-wheeled cart, we’ve got you covered.

Check out what’s happening in and around Calgary today.

Toronto Raptors at the Saddledome

Your chance to see Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan in person this year, as Calgary is set to host an NBA preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets on October 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets have been sold out for a while but you can try your luck with Kijiji or scalpers.

  • Where: The Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Monday, October 3 at 8 pm

Glenbow At 50: 50 extraordinary works of art for 50 cents

Witness, for a brief moment in time: the important, the impressive, the unexpected. great works selected from a deep dive into Glenbow’s vast and diverse collection of art. For 50 cents admission, for five days only, we invite Calgarians to explore a special exhibition of 50 artworks – selected from over 30,000 items.

  • Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Sunday, October 2 to Wednesday, October 5
  • Cost: 50 cents

Comedy Monday Nights at Broken City

Western Canada’s longest running open mic comedy show every week at Broken City. Surprise guests have included, Bob Odenkirk and Zach Galifianakis.

  • Where: Broken City – 613 11th Avenue SW
  • When: Monday, September 26 at 8pm
  • Cost: $5 cover

Illuminasia Lantern and Garden Festival 2016

The Illuminasia Lantern and Garden Festival returns to the Calgary Zoo for the second year in a row, and this time around there are 145 extra lanterns to dazzle you. The lanterns are seasonal-themed this year, so you’ll be taken on a journey from winter to spring, and they’ll depict culturally significant animals as well as zoo favourites. Relish in the arts of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean cultures, and check out live music, an art gallery, and garden displays as well.

  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, October 16

Cafe Koi presents: Classic Revolution

Impasto Duo will be gracing the stage today at Cafe Koi. Formed in 2015, the duo is made up of flutist Jiajia Li and pianist Elisabeth Desruisseaux. They spent their first season playing across southern Alberta, impressing audiences with their technically demanding and expressive performances.

  • Where: Cafe Koi – 1011 1st Street SW
  • When: Monday, October 3 at 8 pm
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