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Calgary events: Things to do Nov. 1 – 7

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 

Canada Cup E-Gaming Tournament 2019

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

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The Pioneer Holiday Market

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.

Price: Free

Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show

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.

Price: $20

Saturday, Nov. 2

Calgary European Film Festival

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

Time: Various

Price: $50 – $150

Central Library Birthday Bash

The Central Library is celebrating its one year birthday with all kinds of events. LUKES Central Library/FB.

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. 

Price: Free

The Little Vegan Market

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.

Price: Free

Sunday, Nov. 3

Calgary Climate Symposium

The Calgary Climate Symposium features an event with youth leaders and City staff discussing climate change. City of Calgary/FB.

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.

After Mourning: A Play Reading at Glenbow Museum

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

Pop-Up Farmers’ Market 

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.

Price: Free

Monday, Nov. 4

War in Pieces Pop Up Gallery

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.

Price: Free

Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 Gala

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.

Price: $94.82

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Resistance Town Hall by the Alberta Federation of Labour

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.

Price: Free

Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes

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

Perspectives Art Show

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.

Price: Free

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

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. 

Price: Free

Thursday, Nov. 7

Festival of Crafts

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.

Price: $7

Glenbow Museum Free First Thursday Nights

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.

Price: Free