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.
More than 35,000 people are expected to attend CIFF this week. This will be the festival’s 17th year, as it debuted in 2000 and was attended by 8,000 people. Now it features more than 200 feature-length and short films from Canada and 40 other countries around the world.
When: Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, October 2
Where: Various locations. Click here for more.
Calgary’s third annual YYC Pizza Week is taking place around town this week. This year, over 50 restaurants are battling it out in four different categories during event. Contestants may only enter in one of the categories but can offer a gluten free option in that category as well.
Where: Over 50 restaurants in Calgary – see more information online
When: September 23 to October 2
Grab your instruments and head to Wine-Ohs tonight for the ultimate jam session. Lee Taylor kicks off the evening with some songs. There is no cover charge and minors are welcome.
Where: Wine-Ohs – 811 1 Street SW
When: Wednesday, September 28 at 9 pm
Dream, one of Canada’s largest real estate companies, is showcasing its growing presence in the Calgary market. Hosted by Love It or List It Vancouver’s Todd Talbot, you’ll be able to indulge in some libations and hors d’oeuvres and great company before the show begins!
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 Saint Georges Drive
When: Wednesday, 28 September from 5:30 to 9:30 PM
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)