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Events & Activities September 23 - 29

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Hi everyone,

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


  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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.


  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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!