14 things to do in Calgary this week

Dec 19 2017, 2:47 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between November 23 and 27.

For a complete list of events check out our Calgary events calendar.

Emilie-Claire Barlow and Matt Dusk

  • What: Re-imagining jazz classics, Emilie Claire is known for her skillful arrangements and treatment of classic pop and jazz songs. Joining Barlow is Matt Dusk, the beloved male vocalist has four critically acclaimed studio albums.
  • Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $29

A Christmas Carol

  • What: A festive classic, Theatre Calgary is bringing this Charles Dickens’ novel to life just in time for the festive season.
  • Where: Theatre Calgary – 220 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, November 26 to Thursday, December 24
  • Cost: Varies

Calgary Story Slam

  • What: Have the courage to slam down a story or listen as a judge. Remember there are prizes to be won and everyone there is a friendly face. The theme of this Story Slam is “The Horror”.
  • Where: Rose and Crown – 1503 4 Street SW
  • When: Thursday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $5

Festival of Crafts

  • What: Known as one of Canada’s largest holiday handcrafted shopping events, Festival of Crafts runs four days showcasing items from fashion to gourmet treats from over 250 talented artisans, artists and designers.
  • Where: BMO Centre at Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: November 26 to 29; Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for youths aged 13 to 17 and seniors, and free for children under 12

Banff Craft Beer Festival

  • What: Alberta Beer Festivals is introducing the first ever Banff Festival at the Cave and Basin. Each ticket gives you a four ounce sample mug and grants you access to the event.
  • Where: Cave and Basin – 311 Cave Avenue, Banff
  • When: Friday, November 27 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday November 28 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Starts at $29

ACAD’s Show and Sale Weekend Market

  • What: This semi-annual retail event showcases student work from several ACAD programs such as painting, drawing, ceramic, fibre, printmaking, jewellery, etc. Proceeds support the students.
  • Where: ACAD Main Mall – 1407, 14th Avenue NW
  • When:  Friday, November 27 from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Donation


Annual Holiday Market and Book Sale

  • What: Check out TRUCK Gallery’s second annual Holiday Market and Book sale, where you can purchase handcrafted artisanal products created by some of Calgary’s most talented artists.
  • Where: TRUCK Main Space – 2009 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, November 27 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free; accepting donations of art books in good conditions

Market Collective: Holiday Dates

  • What: Market Collective will be showcasing a roster of artists and musicians during each weekend and you can follow them on social media.
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1 Street SW
  • When: Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29 and runs in December as well; Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $5; Free for kids


  • What: The Calgary Opera presents Lakmé a story of a Hindu Priestess who goes against her own father to be with a British officer whom she fell in love with.
  • Where: Southern Jubilee – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, November 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Zoolights at Calgary Zoo

  • What: Incredible lights illuminate the Calgary Zoo in almost every colour imaginable. Along with beautiful scenery you can skate on their skating rink, visit Santa, do kids activities and watch the Calgary Zoo’s new interactive light display.
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd. NE, Calgary
  • When: Friday, November 27 to Saturday, January 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $14 for general admission, $11 for children, and $5 for parking.

Calgary Hitmen vs Regina Pats

  • What: Calgary Hitmen face the Regina Pats.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Lougheed House Christmas

  • What: Lougheed House will be filled to the brim with holiday decor designed by the Calgary Design Group and Eisenbergs’ Fine Furniture. During the weekends the house will also feature performances, crafts, and live music.
  • Where: Lougheed House, 202-13 Avenue SW, Calgary
  • When: Now through until Sunday, December 20
  • Cost: Free to $8.50

The Mousetrap

  • What: Written by Agatha Christie, this play follows a group of characters that are trapped together in a remote country house only to discover there’s a murderer in their midst.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Now through to Friday, December 13
  • Cost: Starts at $29

Wonders of Devonian Gardens – Children Nature Program

  • What: Take the kids to one of the Devonian Garden’s interactive nature programs. Kids will learn about plants, insects, and wildlife through crafts, games and stories.
  • Where: Devonian Gardens – 400, 317 7 Avenue SW
  • When: Now through until December 16; Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: Free
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