5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, September 22

Sep 22 2016, 5:20 pm

Only one more day until the weekend and rain or shine there’s lots to do today!

Plenty of events worth checking out today to keep you busy and entertained until the weekend.

Bridgeland Farmers Market

Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.

Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
When: Thursday, September 15 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

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


Alberta Ballet brings you the exhilarating Canadian Premiere of Shadowland from world-renowned Pilobolus Dance Theater. These world famous artists challenge the edges of performance, enveloping you in a magical coming of age story told through two different worlds. A teenaged girl is transported by the shadows lurking behind her bedroom wall into a dreamlike land of darkness, light, and adventure…what happens next? You’ll have to watch it and see!

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
When: September 22 to 24

Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses-Master Quest

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses-Master Quest is a never-before seen or heard multimedia concert experience that celebrates the beloved 30-year-old The Legend of Zelda franchise. This video game orchestral music spectacular is not to be missed.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall –  205 8th Avenue SE
When: Thursday, September 22 at 8 pm

Calgary International Film Festival

Some 35,000 film fans are expected to attend CIFF this year, which begins on Wednesday, September 21 and runs until October 2, in downtown Calgary. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy 210 films at this year’s festival – 100 features and 110 shorts – including Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta and Jim Jarmusch’sPaterson.

Where: Various movie theatres in downtown Calgary
When: From September 21 to October 2
Tickets: Available online, individual events start at $15, or a full festival pass is $300