Check out what’s happening in and around Calgary today!
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
Wordfest is a 10-day festival which sparks lively, illuminating and meaningful conversations between Calgary’s readers and the world’s most engaging writers. Wordfest’s trademark events include readings, workshops, panel discussions and in-school presentations from authors writing in every genre and for all ages.
- Where: Locations all around Calgary
- When: October 7 to 16
- Cost: Varies – see website for tickets to events
Have you started getting headaches now fall is here? You’re not alone – and Alberta Health Services is hoping to help. The health authority is holding two free information sessions for people experiencing headaches, including migraines, tension and weather headaches. The one-hour workshops aim to provide a better understanding of headache assessment, diagnosis, and medical and non-medical treatments.
- Where: South Health Campus, Wellness Centre – 4448 Front Street SE
- When: October 11, from 7 to 8 pm, and October 27, from 1 to 2 pm
- Register: At app.bookking.ca/bkshcwellnesspub or call 403-956-3939
The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956. History was made when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is altogether poignant, heartwarming and funny.
- Where: Stage West – 727 42 Avenue SE
- When: September 9 to November 13
- Tickets: $119 (includes dinner)
Because who buys full price tickets anymore? Save those scene points and get in on Cineplex’s Tuesday deal.
Where: All Cineplex movie theatres
When: Tuesday, September 20
Cost: $8.25 and up for 3D (Tuesday General Prices)