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Post date: 2019/11/12 - 12:59

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of November 12 - 18:

See attached for the schedules for Village Square Leisure Centre, Max Bell Arena and Inglewood Aquatic Centre.

FREE:

  • November 12 - 17 (times vary - see link): Marda Loop Justice Film Festival – discover and explore big topics through film as the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival returns for its 14th year. This years festival will feature 13 full-length documentaries and two short films by filmmakers from around the world - varying from human rights and social justice to aboriginal affairs and environmental issues. For more information on times and locations: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/venue/multiple-venues/
  • November 12 (6:00pm-9:00pm): Startup Calgary Launch  - at the Bowness Community Association, head to the charming northwest community to browse over 100 local vendors. You can expect Christmas cards, holiday decorations, homemade food items, hand-crafted jewellery and clothing, books, visual art, photography and more! There will also be photos with Santa, a 50/50 draw and food and beverage sold. 

  • November 16 (10:00am-4:00pm): SAAA fall Art Show - at Holy Cross Anglican Church, the Southern Alberta Artist Alliance is once again hosting its annual fall show and sale. Artists will be on site to chat with visitors about their work across a variety of mediums and there will be a door prize. Parking is free.

  • November 16 & 17 (12:00pm-4:00pm): Blown Glass Sale & Glassblowing Shows -  at Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22 Ave NW), join them for a weekend-long show and sale. There will be works like Christmas balls and one-of-a-kind sculptures.
  • November 16 (7:00pm): Lynne Hanson - at The Gallery House, Canadian singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson is in the house.

PAID:

  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 mins southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: https://www.calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95
  • November 12 (times vary): Marda Loop Justice Film Festival -  at Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW), there will be a variety of European Films at different venues to see! Admission: Prices vary - see link:
    https://calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca/
  • November 13, 14, 15, 1  (times vary): A Christmas Story - At Rosebud Theatre, Bob Clark's 1983 holiday classic is taking stage. Admission: varies. For more information: https://www.rosebudtheatre.com/shows/a-christmas-story
  • November 13, 14, 15 (6:30pm): Trafficked Film Screenings - The film Trafficked will screening thrice in Calgary to help raise awareness around human trafficking and funds for the RESET Society of Calgary. Based on true stories. Admission: $15 - for tickets and more information:
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/calgary-trafficked-screening-committee-27157808175
  • November 14 - 16: Tokyo Steeze Ramen Pop-Up - at Shelter (1210 1 St SW), there will be three days of ramen as part of the recurring pop-up program. This menu will feature three kinds of tonkotsu (pork and dashi broth) ramen, fried chicken and pork belly side plates. For information on pricing and venues: https://shelteryyc.com/schedule/
  • November 14 (7:00pm): Stand-up Comedy at Born Colorado Brewing - atBorn Colorado Brewing (4, 313 36 Ave SE), popular local comedian Todd Ness will headline an evening of stand-up comedy. Admission: $20.
  • November 15 (7:00pm): Alex Cuba- at Festival Hall (1215 10 Ave SE), Canadian-Cuban artist Alex Cuba will bring his blend of Latin-American genres and sounds to Calgary in support of his new album Sublime. Admission: $20
  • November 15 (7:30pm): Derek Selinger's "The Gift" - prepare to be amazed as Calgary master magician Derek Selinger performs his theatrical spectacle "The Gift." The award-winning illusionist has vowed audiences around the world with his smooth style and mastery of the craft. Admission: $30-50.
  • November 16 (10:00am-3:00pm): 12th Annual Holiday Fair Supporting RESET Society of Calgary - at Wild Rose United Church, get into the holiday spirit at this craft and bake sale featuring home-based business, handmade crafts, local artisans, home-baked goods and more. Admission: $2
  • November 17 (7:30pm): Calgary Youth Orchestra -  at Bella Concert Hall, take in an evening of varying musical flavors from throughout history and around the globe in this performance from the Calgary Youth Orchestra. Admission: $15-20
  • November 17 (8:30pm): Bill Nye the Science Guy -  at Jubilee Auditorium, entertainer and scientist Bill Nye will appear! For more information and admission: https://www.facebook.com/events/487912451764667/

Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/11/07 - 16:01

The CASS Client Holiday Party is swiftly approaching and we are so excited to host another event filled with food, music and fun!

Check out the attached invitation for details.
 

Post date: 2019/11/01 - 12:18

Don't miss this month's newsletter - plenty of tips on being alone in the Community!

 

Post date: 2019/10/30 - 13:54

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of November 5 - 11:

Kevin's Poppy Sale is on November 6, 11:00am-1:00pm at the CASS office. Come and get a handmade poppy to support our veterans. Each poppy is $3 each - $2 is donated to the Legion. :)

See attached for the schedules for Village Square Leisure Centre, Max Bell Arena and Inglewood Aquatic Centre.

FREE:

 

  • November 6 (6:30pm-8:30pm): Zero-Waste Meet Up– at Brewsters Brewing Company (834, 11 Ave SW), Plastic YYC host a salon-style meet up of waste conscious folks every four months. This edition will talk about the waste challenges during the holiday season with a special focus on the fashion industry. Guests will enjoy special prices on food and beverage throughout this event. Guests are asked to bring a donation of a reusable food or beverage container. Free with RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/zero-waste-meetup-perils-of-fashion-industry-holiday-shopping-tickets-75236653857
  • November 9 (10:00am-3:00pm): Bowness Community Association Holiday Craft Fair - at the Bowness Community Association, head to the charming northwest community to browse over 100 local vendors. You can expect Christmas cards, holiday decorations, homemade food items, hand-crafted jewellery and clothing, books, visual art, photography and more! There will also be photos with Santa, a 50/50 draw and food and beverage sold. 

  • November 9 (10:00am-4:00pm): The Group Art Society of Calgary Fall Show and Sale - at St. Peter's Anglican Church, the Group Art society of Calgary has been creating original works since 1968 - they will be hosting its annual fall show and sale. Bring a food donation to the door to be entered for a prize draw for a painting.

  • November 9 (11:00am-4:00pm): Celebrations -  at Mona Lisa Artists' Materials (1518 7 St SW), Caprices Fine Arts presents a day of fine art and music at Mona Lisa's new art salon space. It will exhibit contemporary work, including painting, drawing, mixed media and photography. There will also be arts doing henna on-site.
  • November 10 (1:00pm-2:00pm): A Conversation with Quincy Troupe - at Central Library, join legendary NYC jazz poet Quincy Troupe for this special conversation at Central Library.
  • November 11 (10:00am): Remembrance Day at The Military Museums - at the Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Trail SW), check out the ceremonies going on. There will be Acts of Remembrance and Laying of Wreaths. You can also check out inside the military museums.Parking is very limited - it's best to park in and around the residential neighborhood and walk in.

PAID:

  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 mins southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: https://www.calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95
  • November 5-10 (times vary): Calgary European Film Festival -  at Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW), there will be a variety of European Films at different venues to see! Admission: Prices vary - see link:
    https://calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca/
  • November 6-10 (times vary): JazzYYC Canadian Jazz Festival - Immerse yourself in the diverse and dynamic world of jazz as the annual JazzYYC Canadian Jazz Festival returns for its sixth edition. You will hear from Montreal's Jazzlab Orchestra, to innovative quartets like NYC's Landline. Admission: varies, depending on venue. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/organizer/jazzyyc/
  • November 7-10 (times vary): Femme Wave - Calgary's feminist music and arts festival returns! Admission: prices vary, depending on venue. For more information: http://www.femmewave.com/
  • November 7 (7:30pm): The Vagina Monologues - at the University Theatre (230 University Ct. NW), The Women's Resource Centre presents the seventh annual production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, which is a fictional narration that's based on interviews Ensler conducted with more than 200 women. This performance joins a global effort to stop violence against women and girls.  Admission: $15
  • November 10 (7:00pm): Andrea Petrity Trio CD Release- at King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE), celebrate the release of What if I from Calgary's Andrea Petrity Trio as they perform tracks from the album live. Admission: $20
  • November 11 (10:00am-5:00pm): Remembrance Day at Studio Bell - there will be special activities going on to honor our veterans. There will be a performance by the Southern Stardust Big Band, a 20-piece orchestra playing dance  music from the '40's golden era of big bands and more. Admission: $20.https://boxoffice.studiobell.ca/events/purchase%20general%20admission/2019-11-11_10.00/national%20music%20centre?back=2&area=a261d995-4d0d-e611-80d9-a0d3c1fbbce7&type=ga

 

Have a excellent week! 

Post date: 2019/10/24 - 12:13

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of October 28 to November 4:

Kevin's Poppy Sale is on October 30 and November 6, 11:00am-1:00pm at the CASS office. Come and get a handmade poppy to support our veterans. Each poppy is $3 each - $2 is donated to the Legion. :)

See attached for the schedules for Village Square Leisure Centre, Max Bell Arena and Inglewood Aquatic Centre.

FREE:

 

  • October 29 (6:00pm-8:00pm): Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards – at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, the annual awards ceremony for individuals and organizations who represent the best in western hospitality, commitment to community takes place! This free event feature awards in the following categories: Youth, Innovation, Sustained Contribution (Group/Individual). Light appetizers will be served. Admission is free, but RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/calgary-stampede-2019-western-legacy-awards-tickets-74761905873?aff=ebdssbeac

  • October 31 (9:30am-11:30am): Disability Tax Credit & RDSPs - Join Momentum for a free information session to learn about disability tax credits, RDSP's, who is eligible, how to complete the forms and how to access resources for more information. Contact Anna Jordan to register - annaj@momentum.org

  • November 2 (10:00am-4:00pm): Calgary Creative Arts Guild Show and Sale - at the Montgomery Community Association, join more than 25 artists from the Calgary Creative Arts Guild for their bi-annual show and sale. Bring a food bank donation and enter to win a door and raffle prizes. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • November 2 (11:00am-4:00pm): The Little Vegan Night Market -  at Marda Loop Communities Association, there will be tons of vendors available.

  • November 2 (6:00pm-11:00pm): Dia De Muertos & Catrinas Showcase - At the Chinese Cultural Centre, Casa Mexico is hosting a massive celebration! There will be live music, Mexican food, art and craft vendors, a skull-paint workshop, a procession for the deceased and much more!

PAID:

  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 mins southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: https://www.calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95
  • October 29 (7:00pm): Adrian Chalifour with Guests - At the Ironwood (1229 9 Ave SE), catch BC indie singer-songwriter Adrian Chalifour as he stops in Calgary. Admission: $15
  • October 30 (8:00pm): San Fermin – At Commonwealth Bar & Stage, see American indie collective San Fermin as they stop in Calgary to support their latest release, The Cormorant I. They are known for blending pop-minded melodies with avant-garde arrangements. Admission: $25
  • October 31 (8:00pm): Aries Spears - at the Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, go for a comedy show! Admission: $19.95-24.95
  • November 1 (10:00am-3:00pm): What's Up With Happy Hibernators - at Bow Habitat Station (1440 17A St SE), make sure you stop by the Bow Habitat Station's Discovery Centre to learn about the local creatures who hibernate during the long winters. Experts from the Alberta Community Bat Program and the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation will be on-site to answer questions and help participants get hands-on with local species that hibernate through investigation stations. Admission: $10
  • November 1 (4:00pm-9:00pm) & November 2 (10:00am-6:00pm): Sublime - True Craft - at Memorial Park Library, there is a fall market that features only handpicked vendors of fine craft and artwork.
  • November 1 (5:30pm): The Dude Show Expo - At the Big Four Building, celebrate all things dude at this lifestyle expo and trade show. This event is held in support of the Movember Foundation. There will be vendors related to outdoor living, electronics and more. There will be some events like an ugly tattoo contest and video game tournament. Admission: $7-15
  • November 1 (6:00pm-9:00pm): Antique Central - The Destination Edition - At Knox United Church (506 4 St SW), see a spooky-season staple in spectacular fashion at this special screening of the 1925 silent horror film The Phantom of the Opera, complete with live organ accompaniment. Admission: $5-20November 2 - November 10 (times vary): Calgary European Film Festival -  at Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW), there will be a variety of European Films at different venues to see! Admission: Prices vary - see link: 
  • https://calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca/
  • November 2 (8:00pm): S.C.R.E.A.M - At The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S), this artist-run centre specializing in contemporary work made with social and political art practices. This Halloween-themed fundraiser called S.C.R.E.A.M (spooky cash rules everything around me). Admission: $2
  • November 3 (2:30pm): Shine -  at Jack Singer Concert Hall, the Calgary Civic Symphony will launch its 2019-2020 season with a headlining appearance from acclaimed amateur pianist Dr. Thomas Yu. There will be a few different pianists playing at this event. Admission: $19-30.

Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/10/18 - 13:36

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of October 21 to 27:

Kevin's Poppy Sale is on October 23, 30 and November 6, 11:00am-1:00pm at the CASS office. Come and get a handmade poppy to support our veterans. Each poppy is $3 each - $2 is donated to the Legion. :)

FREE:

  • October 21 - 23 (11:00am-2:00pm): The Department of Art Print Sale – at the University of Calgary department of Art is holding a three-day flash sale of works by its members in the Art Building 621.
  • October 25 (7:00pm): Family Fun Night  - at Centre Street Church, this night is hosted by the Special Needs Ministry. This family fun night features an incredible group called Break the Barriers, in combination with a local worship band, Hope's Creed. They will show the power of inclusion as they perform gymnastics, dance, martial arts, stunts, music and more.
  • October 26 (9:00am-10:00am): Coffee Talk: The Wild Coasts of Canada with Scott Forsyth - At Art and Design Galleries (750 3 St SW), Art Space and Design Galleries will celebrate it's one year anniversary with a fundraiser in support of Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada's largest and oldest disability arts centre. Admission is free, but RSVP in advance. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/masquerade-gala-one-year-anniversary/

PAID:

  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 mins southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: https://www.calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95
  • October 21 & 27 (7:30pm): Dirty Laundry Goes to Camp Episode 1: First Generation - At Lunchbox Theatre (160, 115 9 Ave SE), they have been offering up improvised, live soap operas to Calgarians for 20 years now. There will be plenty original drama and laughs. Admission: $10-16
  • October 22 (6:45pm): Calgary Spanish Film Festival –At Globe Cinema, there is the first ever Calgary Spanish Film Festival. Admission: $8-10
  • October 24 (7:30pm): Calgary New Music Festival - at multiple venues (see link for more details), listen to the new sounds and music from within Calgary and around the world during this festival dedicated to showcasing innovating creators and performers. For full schedule and to purchase tickets: http://neworkscalgary.com/
  • October 24 (8:00pm): Casey Corbin - at the Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, go for a comedy show! Admission: $12.95-19.95
  • October 25 (11:30pm-1:30pm): Girl Power Hour - at Telus Convention Centre, The Field of Girl Power Hour are hosting a fundraiser in support of the Lionheart Foundation in support of young women's mental health. Guests enjoy a reception and luncheon gala with MC Dave Kelly. The event is free, but it does require registration in advance. https://www.girlpowerhour2019.com/contact-us
  • October 25 (7:30pm): The Woman in Black - At Lantern Church (1401 10 Ave SE), something evil is lurking in the dark at Lantern Church. Based on the 1983 Susan Hill's novel, is the story of a lawyer who is convinced that he is cursed by the titular Woman in Black. Admission: $20-25
  • October 25 (7:30pm): Silent Movie: The Phantom of the Opera - At Knox United Church (506 4 St SW), see a spooky-season staple in spectacular fashion at this special screening of the 1925 silent horror film The Phantom of the Opera, complete with live organ accompaniment. Admission: $5-20
  • October 25 (9:30pm): Two Late To The Party -  at Koi (100, 1011 1 St SW), enjoy an evening of folk music from Calgary and beyond at Koi, headlined by Calgary duo Two Late To The Party. Admission: $10
  • October 28 (7:30pm): Calidore String Quartet - at Bella Concert Hall, experience the virtuosic playing of the New York based quartet. They have been noted for the excellence in the New York Times, Los Angeles times and Washington Post and have received several international awards. Admission: $10-30

Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/10/11 - 10:29

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of October 14 to 20:

FREE:

  • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.
  • October 14 - 20 (times vary - see link): The Imaginairium by Wordfest – a multiple venues, take in ten lively days of workshops, readings and performances as the Imaginairium by Wordfest returns with 76 artists at 56 events. There is a mixture of free and paid events on the site. Check it out: https://wordfest.com/

  • October 17 (7:00pm): ISA Third Thursdays - At Buchanan's Chop House & Whiskey Bar (738 3 Ave SW), the International Screenwriters Association has a new, monthly gathering taking place in Calgary. On third Thursday of every month, you can mix and mingle with screenwriters, enter to win door prizes and hear from special guests.

  • October 18 (5:00pm): Masquerade Gala: One Year Anniversary - At Art and Design Galleries (750 3 St SW), Art Space and Design Galleries will celebrate it's one year anniversary with a fundraiser in support of Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada's largest and oldest disability arts centre. Admission is free, but RSVP in advance. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/masquerade-gala-one-year-anniversary/

  • October 19 (10:00am-4:00pm): Beacon Original Art Annual Fall Show & Sale - Bridgeland-Riverside Association is hosting a traditional fall show and sale. You can park, attend and enter draws for free. There will be paintings, jewellery, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture and textiles.

 

PAID:

  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 mins southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: https://www.calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95
  • October 17 (8:00pm): K. Trevor Wilson – At the Laugh Shop at Hotel Blackfoot, this comedian has been on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. Admission: $8-10
  • October 18-19 (varying times - see link): Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival - At the BMO Centre, there will be over 450 local and international tattoo artists over the course of this 3 day festival. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/calgary-tattoo-and-arts-festival/2019-10-18/Admission: $25-50
  • October 15 (6:45pm): Calgary Spanish Film Festival – At Globe Cinema, there is the first ever Calgary Spanish Film Festival. Admission: $8-10
  • October 18 (7:00pm): Alberta Spotlight: Calvin Love  - at Studio Bell (850 4 St SE), lo-fi pop romantic Calvin Love will put his distinct strain of retro-futurism on full display as he performs as part of the Alberta Spotlight series at the National Music Centre. Admission: $10-15
  • October 18 (8:00pm): Adults Only Halloween Movie Night - Crossroads Community Association is hosting a spooky night of fun for adults. The main attraction is a screening of John Carpenter's iconic The Thing, but there will also be a cash concession, raffle draw and prize for best costume. Please bring your own chair or form of seating. Admission: $5-7
  • October 18 (8:00pm-9:00pm): Underground Improv -  At The Lab (922 9 Ave SE), Baby Tee Rex and Cracked Mirror demonstrate their own unique spin on the art and craft of improv theatre. . Admission: $8 (online)-10 (door) For tickets and more information: https://www.kinkonauts.com/event/underground-improv-2019-10-18/
  • October 19 (8:00pm): Nonsense & Sensibility with Squadball feat. Necessary Elvis - At The Rose Room (922 9 Ave SE), there will be a double feature improv night that will pay homage to Jane Austen and the wonderful world of friendship. Admission: $12-15
  • October 19 (9:00pm): Shred Kelly - At King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE), the closest genre you can label Shred Kelly is alternative folk music. Admission: $15-20
  • October 20 (9:30am-4:00pm): Calgary Music Collectors Show -  At Acadia Recreation Complex, all music enthusiasts will be happy! Browse 65 vendors, win door prizes, listen to DJs and have your records appraised for free. Admission: 5-10

 

Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/10/03 - 12:11

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of October 7-13:

FREE:

  • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.
  • October 8 (12:00pm-7:00pm): Calgary Volunteer Fair – If you ever have had a hard time finding volunteer opportunities in the city, this is your place! At the Kerby Centre (1133 7 Ave SW), there will be tons of volunteer organization from across the city to make it easier to find the perfect volunteer position.

  • October 8 (7:00pm): DJ Chill Room Featuring Edmonton's Petroleum Soul Club - At SunnySider (1, 3300 14 Ave NE), there will be a DJ night featuring a mix of Calgary and Edmonton talent. Local act DJ Chill Room and Dirty City selectors Petroleum Soul Club will be playing smooth tunes from 7pm to midnight.

  • October 10 (10:00am-2:00pm): Thanksgiving Pie Bake-off - At the Calgary Farmers' Market, enjoy a decadent weekend of pie tasting at the market. Bring a donation for the Calgary Food Bank ($5 per person is recommended) and you can try every single pie in the competition. At the end, you can vote on your favorite pie.

PAID:

  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 mins southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: https://www.calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95
  • October 7 (7:00pm): Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters – At Globe Cinema, Ghostbuster fever is growing, especially since they started filming in our city. Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is presenting a screening. It's an in-depth documentary covering the making of the classic 1984 original. Admission: $8-10
  • October 8 (8:00am-5:00pm): The Once - At Festival Hall (1215 10 Ave SE), catch JUNO nominees The Once as they stop in at Festival Hall as part of their nationwide tour.. Admission: $30
  • October 8 (6:45pm): Calgary Spanish Film Festival – At Globe Cinema, there is the first ever Calgary Spanish Film Festival. Admission: $8-10

  • October 10 (7:00pm-9:00pm): The 1938 International Amateur Movie Show: A Reconstruction - at Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St SW), this will be a different kind of show. There will be a screening of a compilation of amateur films, some have been reconstructed for this event. Admission: $5-10
  • October 10 (7:00pm): Us and Them - at Canyon Meadows Cinemas, delve into the realities of homelessness at this documentary screening held in honour of World Homelessness Day. Admission: $10
  • October 11 (5:00pm-10:00pm): HEX: Halloween and Entertainment Expo -  At the BMO Centre, the organizers of ScreamFest are back with this awesome new event. This expo boasts celebrity guests, cosplay, a marketplace, screenings, games and haunted houses to explore. Admission: $30
  • October 11 (9:00pm): Dan Moxon - At King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE), this indie performer is in the house. Admission: $12-15
  • October 12 (10:00am-5:00pm): Calgary Feather Fest Show and Sale -  At Cedarbrae Community Centre (11024 Oakfield Dr SW), the sixth annual Feather Fest will be featuring a bird show. This show is the place for bird owners and enthusiasts. Admission: $5-12

Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/09/27 - 09:10

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of September 30 to October 6:

FREE:

  • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.
  • October 3 (7:00pm): Bluegrass and Bourbon Featuring The Blue Stones – At Booker's BBW & Crab Shack (10, 316 3 Street SE) take in a night jam-packed with Southern eats, Kentucky bourbon and Canadian rock, all courtesy of Ezra Brooks Bourbon. Canadian duo The Blue Stones will deliver on the bluegrass, as they perform their unique sound inspired by the genre. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/bluegrass-and-bourbon-featuring-the-blue-stones/

  • October 5 (7:00pm): DJ Chill Room Featuring Edmonton's Petroleum Soul Club - At SunnySider (1, 3300 14 Ave NE), there will be a DJ night featuring a mix of Calgary and Edmonton talent. Local act DJ Chill Room and Dirty City selectors Petroleum Soul Club will be playing smooth tunes from 7pm to midnight.

  • October 6 (10:00am-4:00pm): MEOW Charity Thrift Shop Grand Opening - Cat charity MEOW Foundation (336 41 Ave NE),  welcomes everyone to its thrift shop on October 6. You can shop, enjoy refreshments and be eligible for door prizes!

PAID:

  • Calgary Farmyard (Formerly Calgary Corn Maze) -  a fun place to go for all, about 10 SE southeast of Calgary. For more information on what's going on each week: https://www.calgaryfarmyard.com/fall-season Admission: online: $14.95, gate: $16.95

 

  • October 2 (6:00pm-9:00pm): Pyrros Dimmas at Freedom Besieged Calgary Screening – At the Calgary Hellenic Banquet Hall (1 Tamarack Cres SW) - the Hellenic Community of Calgary and four-time Olympic medalist Pyrros Dimmas at this documentary screening and fundraiser. This documentary is about the Greek Financial crisis' impact on the nation's youth. Admission: $25
  • October 2 (7:00pm): Pigs: Canada's Pink Floyd - At Bella Concert Hall (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW), catch Pigs: Canada's Pink Floyd as they bring their latest tribute show to Calgary as part of their "In The Flesh" tour. You can expect to hear songs from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals on The Wall and much more. Admission: $45-$49.50. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/pigs-canadas-pink-floyd/
  • October 5 (7:30pm-10:30pm): Calgary Old-time Experience Sqaure Dance –At the Irish Cultural Society (6452 35 Ave NW) - enoy a live music square dance open to all levels of experience and without partner requirements at the Irish Cultural Society. Tickets in advance are $20 or $25 at the door. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/calgary-old-time-experience-square-dance-2/

  • October 6 (3:00pm): Matt Blais - At the Gallery House (119 Nottingham Road NW), Matt Blais is playing. Admission: $25

 

Have a excellent week!

Post date: 2019/09/19 - 11:57

Hi everyone,

Here are some ideas for outings and fun things for the week of September 23 to 29:

FREE:

  • Jul 2-Oct 15: Farmers Market @ Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW) 3-7pm. Runs every Tuesday throughout the summer.

 

  • September 23 - 27 (10:00pm-6:00pm): The Sacred of Art of Tibet: Sand Mandala of Compassion – At the Calgary Central Library, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and the Library are welcoming four monks from the Dzongkar Choede Monastery - one of the oldest monasteries of upper Tibet. They will use the main foyer of the Central Library to create a sand mandala. The monks will work for 8 hours each day to create the mandala. On Friday, September 27, there will be a final ceremony.

  • September 26 - 28: Dynamic Environment Opening Weekend – Join Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St SW) for a jam packed weekend of special programs for the new exhibition of Dynamic Environment. For more information for times and what's going on each day: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/dynamic-environment-opening-weekend-programs/

  • September 27 (5:30pm): Ian Burton – At King Eddy (439 9 Ave. SE), there is a free indie performance as he wraps up his National Music Centre residency.

  • September 27 (6:30pm-8:30pm): Portrait Talk & Demo Featuring Panasonic S-Series Cameras – At the Camera Store Classroom (3060 9 St SE) become a master of portrait photo lighting at this special presentation with Swedish photographer Johan Sorensen will discuss different types of lighting. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/portrait-talk-demo-featuring-panasonic-s-series-cameras/

  • September 27 (7:00pm-9:20pm)& 28 (10:00am-8:30pm): Calgary Jazz Orchestra Interactive Experience - At St. Stephen's Anglican Church (1121 14 Ave SW). Calgary Jazz Orchestra is hosting two jam-packed days of free fun as part of Alberta Culture Days.

  • September 27 (7:00pm-9:00pm): AlterNative: Atsiniiksisstsii - At Glenbow Museum, this edition of Emmedia's AlterNative is curated by Curtis Running Rabbit Lefthand of Indigenous Resilience in Music as part of Alberta Culture Days.

 

  • September 28 - 29 (times and locations vary - see link): Doors Open YYC -  Calgary's annual weekend of behind-the-scenes learning returns. Dozens of free events welcome visitors to check out some events you wouldn't get to see any other time. Lots of fun and interactive experiences available. For more information: https://www.doorsopenyyc.org/
  • September 28 - 29: Red Bull Outliers - Red Bull Outliers merges the challenges of enduro off-road motocross with the urban environment for a competitive bike event unlike you've ever seen. Over 200 experienced riders will be there. Day one is outside of Eau Claire Market and day two heads to the ghost town of Steveville, AB. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/red-bull-outliers/
  • September 28 (8:30am-6:00pm): Heartisan's Market - This even is at Balzac Community Hall Association. Heartisan's Market is a charitable market of antiques, art, vintage wares, handmade goods and more. Admission: $5
  • September 28 (6:00pm - 8:30pm): eye for the Wild Gallery Event - At Central Library, you can marvel at entries to Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society's wildlife photography competition being showcased at this family-friendly gallery exhibition. This evening will have a variety of short presentation from photographers, wildlife experts and education ambassadors.


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  • September 23 (7:00pm): Cookbook Co. Cooks & Wordfest Present Calgary Eats – At Memorial Park Library, join authors of Calgary Eats Gail Norton and Karen Ralph in an evening of 'seconds' as they celebrate the sequel of their 2014 bestseller Calgary Cooks. There will be seven Calgary chefs dish on tales from the other side of the line, sharing stories behind their creations. Tickets include a themed cocktail courtesy of the Eau Claire Distillery, as well as some small-bite samples of dishes found in the book. Admission: $20-$25
  • September 24 (6:00pm): Let's Talk About... Waste – At Central Library, the latest d.talks event will dive into how design impacts waste and how we can create a waste-free future.  Admission: $12 -$15 (at door price)
  • September 24 (9:00pm): Strange Breed – At The Polomino, catch female garage-rockers Strange Breed as they bring a modern twist on the '90's "riot grrrl" ethos to Calgary. Strange Breed incorporates lyrics that are socially conscious, touching on a variety of topics such as gender discrimination, mental illness, LGBTQ+ visibility, sexual assault and gun laws. Admission: $10-$13
  • September 25 - 28 (times vary - see link): Taj Express – At the Jubilee Auditorium, Alberta Ballet's 2019-2020 season starts off with a visiting production 'Taj Express'. This show exhibits Indian traditions with pop culture with of course, Bollywood flair. Admission: See link - price varies For more information: https://www.albertaballet.com/taj-express
  • September 26 (5:30pm-9:30pm): History Happenings - Metis: Exploring the Contemporary Legacies - At the Lougheed House (707 13 Ave SW) there will be an evening of talks, art and music for all to come out and enjoy. Admission: $8-$12.50

 

  • September 27 (5:30pm): Rush Hour: Greatest Opera Hits - At Jack Singer Concert Hall, get a crash course in opera history with this no-holds-barred performance of selections of some of the greatest operas of all time. Admission: $30
  • September 27 (6:00pm-9:00pm): Black and White Movie Night: The Manchurian Candidate - in this iteration of Fort Calgary's black and white movie series, you will have the opportunity to watch Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Singh in the thriller the Manchurian Candidate. Admission: $15
  • September 27 (7:00pm): Sam Kirmayer - At Lolitas Lounge (1413 9 Ave SE), Montreal-based jazz guitarist Sam Kirmayer is hitting the road in support of his second album, High and Low. Admission: $15
  • September 27 & 28 (times vary, see link): Dana Gould - At the Laugh Shop, Hotel Blackfoot, Dana Gould is performing. This comedian was a writer and producer on The Simpsons for several seasons and has done writing on Seinfeld, Family Guy, The Ben Stiller Show, just to name a few. Admission: $14.95 - $21.95. For more information: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/event/dana-gould/2019-09-28/
  • September 28 & 29 (10:00am-5:00pm): Railway Days - Go to Heritage Park for the 33rd Annual Railway Days. Admission: standard Heritage Park admission rates apply.

 

Have a excellent week!