What’s Up This Weekend?On September 14, 2022 by Calgary's Child
September 16 to 18
September 14 to 17; Alberta Ballet Presents Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Handmaid’s Tale, a stunning adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel by choreographer Lila York at the Jubilee Auditorium. Learn more at albertaballet.com.
September 16; Carnivàle at Heritage Park, with live entertainment, treats, libations, and music, under the sparkling lights of the Carnivàle Fundraiser at Heritage Park. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
September 17; ZooLaLa, every guest is a VIP at ZooLaLa, a luxurious adults only night out to celebrate the conservation work of the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access, live entertainment, food samples, and libations. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
September 17, 10am to 4pm; Marda Loop MADE SeptemberFest Outdoor/Indoor Festival, shop Marda Loop MADE’s Outdoor/Indoor Festival showcasing 85 Alberta artisans, makers and foodies at the Marda Loop Communities Association Hall.
September 17, 11am to 4pm; Marlborough Mall’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, celebration festivities will include: Live music, cultural performances, face painting, Butterfield Acres petting zoo, Wheels for Wags Car and Motorcycle Show and more. Learn more at marlboroughmall.com/events/marlborough-mall-50th-anniversary-celebration.
September 17, 11am to 5pm; Cooperators Perma Insurance Trunk Show in Crescent Heights Village, join the businesses of Crescent Heights BIA on Centre Street North for some art, music, shopping and fun at the second annual Trunk Show and Sale. See something you’ve never seen before, share some great food and shopping and stroll along one of Calgary’s most historic Main Streets taking in Calgary’s talented artists and makers. Learn more at crescentheightsvillage.ca.
September 17, 7:30pm to 9:30pm; Reconnect – Discover Today’s Square Dancing, square dancing is just walking to music. Come to an Introductory Dance Party at McDougall United Church. No partner necessary. Experienced caller will introduce you to the basic steps of today’s square dancing. Learn more at squaredancecalgary.com.
September 17, 11am to 4pm; Recovery Day Calgary, for anyone affected by addiction, check out Recovery Day Calgary at Olympic Plaza. The day will include ntertainment, speakers, recovery resources, food and beverages and giveaways. The Wellness Walk will start this year at Celebration Square in the Beltline with breakfast starting at 9am and will join the recovery day festivities with a walk to Olympic Plaza. Learn more at recoverydaycalgary.com.
September 17 to 18, 9am to 5pm; Saskatoon Farm Annual Fall Fair, enjoy 60 local vendors, live music, saskatoon pie eating contests, county fair contests, 4-H activities, carnival games and more at the yearly celebration. Learn more at saskatoonfarm.com.
September 17 to 18; Calgary Orchid Show, join the Foothills Orchid Society for a weekend of exotic flowers from around the world. Bring your camera and take photos of the show plants. Bring your green thumb for a chance at the sale tables at Triwood Community Association. Learn more at calgaryorchidshow.com.
September 17 to 18; The ReLove Market, a premier second-hand and vintage pop up market at the Alberta Hotel Building, offering the finest in sustainable fashion and lifestyle for all. The market features local artisans, makers in fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle products. Learn more at relovegeneration.com.
September 18, 1pm to 4pm; U/D Block Party, check out the U/D Block Party to discover what’s new at University District. More retailers have joined the U/D Main Street and it’s a great time to get out and meet the new neighbors at a block party. The pet friendly festivities include live music, entertainment, roaming performers, KidZone, outdoor patios and one-day promos from U/D retailers. Learn more at myuniversitydistrict.ca.
September 18, 10am to 4pm; KidSport Charity Fundraising Event, the event will include a live DJ, face painting, balloon animals, free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snacks, as well as a silent auction to raise funds at South Trail Crossing Barbershop. $5 from every haircut and product sold in-store will be donated to Kidsport, along with all proceeds of the silent auction and donations raised.
September 18, 8am; Terry Fox Run, an annual Canada wide event that help to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The local Calgary run takes place at Fort Calgary. Learn more at runguides.com.
September 1 to 30; Alberta Culture Days, 30 days of discovery, experiences, and celebration with Alberta Culture Days, an opportunity connect with new cultures in a variety of local events and activities. Experience Alberta Culture Days with virtual, in-person, indoor, and outdoor activities. Learn more at alberta.ca.
Until September 16, Inglewood Night Market, a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles and artisan eats at 10 Avenue and 10 Street SE.
Until September 18; Outdoor Movies in the Park, summer may be winding down, but the fun doesn’t stop on 17th Ave where you can tune into free outdoor movies in Tomkins Park every Saturday and Sunday between September 3 and September 18. Learn more at 17thave.ca.
Until September 18, 10am to 4:30pm; Mid-Autumn Festival, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is excited to announce the Mid-Autumn Festival. This three-day event will be free learning how to make lantern, snowy mooncake and dreamcatchers.
Until September 18; Gotta Minute Film Festival, Western Canada’s first film festival for commuters, proudly brought to you by PATTISON Onestop and The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA). This year, the 30 selected films will be shown on Pattison Onestop screens in Edmonton and Calgary (such as the Edmonton LRT and the Calgary C-train), in select Edmonton Public Library and Calgary Public Library locations, in the lobby of the Metro Cinema, and online. Learn more at fava.ca.
Until September 25; Potted Potter at Arts Common, playing to sold out houses all over the world, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Learn more at artscommons.ca.
Until September 30, #YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on the Boulevard, Block Party is back for the third summer, bringing the same vibrant energy to Deerfoot City with a new twist – say hello to the Roller Rink on The Boulevard. Dig out your vintage roller skates (or rent some vibrant wheels) and live your best retro ‘70s summer life. Get your tickets at the door. Learn more at deerfootcity.com.
Extended to September 30, 10am to 8pm; Museum of Failure, the worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is in Canada for the first time. MOX will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall this summer. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more. Learn more at showpass.com.
Until September 30; Summer on 17th, visit 17th Ave retail and entertainment district this season for Summer on 17th. There will be live music, fitness classes, DJ and drag shows, outdoor movies, and more in Tomkins Park throughout the summer, and all of the events are free. Learn more at 17thave.ca/summer.
Until October 1; Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond is open for the season. This pond is stocked with rainbow trout raised in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Visit bowhabitat.alberta.ca for more information.
Saturday and Sunday until October 9, 11am to 5pm; Halloweekends at Calaway Park. Join the Boo Crew at Calaway Park this fall. Stroll through Hallotown… if you dare! Dress up as your favorite family friendly character and enjoy a day of fall fun. Learn more at calawaypark.com.
Until October 2; YYC Pizza Fest, a ten-day, annual event with charity, community and pizza crusts in mind. Each year, local participating restaurants craft an exclusive pizza in a competition to be lauded Calgary’s best pizza. From each purchase, a slice of the proceeds goes to Calgary Meals on Wheels. Learn more at yycpizzafest.com.
Until October 2; Theatre Calgary Presents Last Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, inspired by the music and story of Billie Holiday. Get a front row seat to one of the final performances of Billie Holiday’s career at a Philadelphia bar in 1959. Learn more at theatrecalgary.com.
Until October 10; Halloweekends at Calaway Park, it’s a spooktacular good time for the whole family. Dress up as your favorite family friendly character and enjoy a day of Fall fun. Learn more at calawaypark.com.
Until October 15; Heartbreak Hotel at Jubilations Theatre, have you ever wondered what it would be like at the Heartbreak Hotel? Well you’re in luck, because Jubilations Dinner Theatre is going to take you there. The legend never dies, and his music lives on, as we have some fun imagining Elvis and his gang all rocking and rolling at the Heartbreak Hotel. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Until October 15; A Birthday Toy’s Story at Jubilation’s Junior, a kid-friendly show designed to make adults laugh, too. This is a production written for kids and served with a meal designed with kids in mind. Get your tickets for a stress-free, fun-filled morning of laughter, music, and food. Learn more at jubilations.ca/calgary-junior.
Until October 26; Dinosaurs Awakened at The Calgary Zoo, get ready to marvel at the sights and sounds of these magnificent life-like creatures and see for yourself what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Entry included in admission to the Zoo. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Until October 27; National Music Centre’s Jam Club, join the National Music Centre’s free after-school Jam Club program. Youth ages thirteen to nineteen are invited to jam, practice their skills, and explore their creative potential, all while making new friends, every Thursday at Studio Bell for free. Students can drop in at any time between 3pm and 6pm and there is no obligation to attend week to week. Snacks, drinks, and pizza are provided. Learn more at studiobell.ca/after-school-jam-club.
Until November 13; Stage West Theatre Presents Driving Miss Daisy, the Pulitzer Prize winning drama of an extraordinary and unexpected friendship, starring Joseph Marcell, best known as ‘Geoffrey Butler’ from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com.
Until November 20; ‘Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob’ at Glenbow, the exhibition features 65 works and is the first-ever retrospective of Demsey Bob’s career from the 1970s to the present. Visitors to the exhibition will discover a selection of masks, sculpture and regalia, complemented by Bob’s work in bronze casting and vestment production. Learn more at glenbow.org/exhibitions/wolves/.
Visit Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park is buffed up and ready to shine under the bright lights as it opens for another season. Discover highlights from the vintage pick-up truck collection, play games, and visit with members of the Rocky Mountain Model Club.
Visit the Glenbow at The Edison, the satellite location of the popular museum at The Edison building in downtown Calgary is now open. Best of all – admission is free for everyone, thanks to the support of the Calgary Downtown Association. A timed ticket is required for entry. To reserve your ticket, visit glenbow.org.
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