Every week LiveWire Calgary will breakdown events and things to do in Calgary. This week, take advantage of hockey, holiday markets and art shows.
Here are some things to do in Calgary the week of Nov. 1 to 7.
Friday, Nov. 1
What: One of Canada’s largest esports tournaments is in Calgary this weekend. Check out pro-gamers from more than 20 countries compete. There’s a gaming room and plenty of special guests scheduled to make an appearance like Dragon ballZ voice actors, stuntman Robin Shou and actor Cary Tagawa.
When: November 1 – 3, 2019
Where: 1 1500 35 Street SE, Deerfoot Inn & Casino
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: $30 – $60
What: Check out dozens of local vendors at The Pioneer’s event venue on Stephen Avenue. Featuring jewelry, art, food and clothing. Kid friendly.
When: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2019
Where: 117 8 Avenue SW, The Pioneer on 8th
Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
What: One of Canada’s largest adult trade shows is back in Calgary this weekend. The Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show looks to enhance lifestyles and encourage romance. A weekend schedule includes seminars and unique shopping.
When: Nov. 1 – 3, 2019
Where: 20 Roundup Way SW, BMO Centre
Time: 1 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2
What: More than 22 European countries will be represented at the eighth Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF). All movies throughout the festival have English subtitles. For a full lineup visit their website.
When: Nov. 2 – 10, 2019
Where: 617 8 Avenue SW, Globe Cinema
Price: $50 – $150
What: Join the Calgary Public Library to celebrate Central Library’s first birthday. The first 500 visitors will receive a free gift. Plus, free coffee or hot chocolate from LUKES. Bring your family and enjoy crafts, balloon art, outdoor street hockey and more.
When: Nov. 2, 2019
Where: 800 3 Street SE, The Central Library
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
What: Check out a variety of vendors with food at clothing at the Little Vegan Market. It’s an opportunity for vegans and vegan-curious to see what the local Calgary scene has to offer.
When: Nov. 2 & 9, 2019
Where: 3130 – 16 Street SW, Marda Loop Communities Association
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3
What: Connect with climate leaders, experts and City staff for a series of unique events all week long. Learn about riding your bike in winter, hear from young Calgarians on their concerns about climate change and see how you can take action to reduce your contribution to climate change. For a full list of events visit their events page.
When: November 2 – 7, 2019
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times
Price: Free. Registration required for certain events.
What: A play reading of the original script of After Mourning by Calgary playwright Mike Czyba. After Mourning is a play about Johanna Bonger, a custodian of all of Vincent van Gogh’s art. Hear how for 35 years, up to her death in 1925, Johanna Bonger was unwavering in her efforts and became the woman who saved van Gogh.
When: Nov. 3, 2019
Where: 130 9 Avenue SE, Glenbow Museum
Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $7 – $10
What: Check out plenty of locally grown produce and other products at the Pop-Up Market. The market is a sampling of vendors for Prairie Horizon Fresh Market as it prepares to open at New Horizon Mall in 2020.
When: Nov. 2 – 3, 2019
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Crescent, New Horizon Mall
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 4
What: Hear short, first-person stories told by serving Canadian soldiers, veterans and their families. War in Pieces reveals life in the Canadian military and the challenges and rewards that come with it.
When: Nov. 4 -5, 2019
Where: 800 – 3 Street SE, The Central Library
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What: See who Calgarians nominated for Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 program. Not only will you see this year’s class, but you can network with hundreds of people from the corporate community along with local celebrities and media.
When: Nov. 4, 2019
Where: 205 8 Avenue SE, Arts Commons
Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
What: Join the Alberta Federation of Labour as they protest the Alberta budget. As the largest labour organization in the province, the group wants to unite in downtown Calgary to be heard.
When: Nov. 5, 2019
Where: 205 – 8 Avenue SE, Engineered Air Theatre
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
What: Head down to the Saddledome and watch the Calgary Flames take on the Arizona Coyotes.
When: Nov. 5, 2019
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Scotiabank Saddledome
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $40 – $317
Wednesday, Nov. 6
What: The Alex Community Health Centre is hosting its second Perspectives Art Show. It’s part of the organization’s inter-generational digital storytelling project. Featuring various artworks all available for sale.
When: Nove. 6, 2019
Where: 430 – 8 Avenue SE, St. Louis Hotel
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
What: Grab a date and head down to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame for a free night at the museum. Enjoy a cash bar, interactive exhibits and crafts. Guest speaker Jon Cornish will talk about his career as a Calgary Stampeder and what he’s up to now.
When: Nov. 6, 2019
Where: 169 Canada Olympic Road, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7
What: Check out the works of more than 230 artists at a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace. Featuring handmade products in home decor, fashion and toys. The Festival of Crafts has been an annual event since 1986 that brings together makers from across Canada.
When: Nov. 7 – 10, 2019
Where: 20 Roundup Way SW, BMO Centre
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What: On the first Thursday of every month, Glenbow is open late and admission is free. Check out various exhibits and art from Calgary and around the world.
When: Nov. 7, 2019
Where: 130 – 9 Avenue SE, Glenbow Museum
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.