5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, October 5

Oct 5 2016, 5:16 am

It’s hump day! Which means you’re halfway to the weekend.

Here are a few things happening around town today that will help you get back into the groove.

Calgary Flames Pre-season Games

Hockey at the dome is finally back!  Sure it’s pre-season, but at least the boys in red will be taking to the ice after a long off season.

Where: The Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
When: Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm vs Arizona Coyotes (Pre-season)

Concert in the Dark

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is hosting an evening of incredible performances and a journey through the experience of vision loss. Attendees will enjoy an evening of performing arts and come to understand that it’s not only what you see…

Where: SAIT Orpheus Theatre – 1301 16 Avenue Northwest
When: Wednesday, October 5
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

The Big Sleep

A private investigator in a trench coat, possible femme fatales, and LA’s seedy backstreets …all the right ingredients for a classic film noir. Calgary’s premiere mystery theatre company, Vertigo Theatre, kicks off its season by bringing the film noir genre to the stage with The Big Sleep. A blackmailed millionaire hires private investigator Philip Marlow to solve his problems. But when Marlowe stumbles upon the first corpse in this case, he knows this is not going to be easy. Check out this world premiere stage adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s classic story.

When: September 17 – October 16
Where: Vertigo Theatre, Calgary Tower

Female Songwriter Series ft Amy Nelson & Justine Vandergrift

Enjoy wine Wednesday with some kickass female vocalists. No cover charge to enter and indulge in $6 glasses of wine all night long.

Where: Wine-Ohs – 811 1 Street SW
When: Wednesday, October 5 from 8 to 11pm

Million Dollar Quartet

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)