Events Happening In and Near Downtown West
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Most events and activities are FREE and open to the public.
Stars of the popular award-winning CraveTV LETTERKENNY will be hitting the road for “LETTERKENNY LIVE!”, a 90-minute comedy experience, starring Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan) and Mark Forward (Coach). The tour will come to Calgary at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, located between Glamorgan and Lakeview.
Beginning Feb 05, the 2018 Human Bonspiel involves teams of 4, with each team member sliding two times. Team registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. each day of the event, with the first slides scheduled for noon. Winners from each day will be invited back to compete in the finals on Monday, February 12.
The iconic English band may not be together anymore, but you can still enjoy one of The Beatles' most popular albums live. Classic Albums Live will perform the music from The Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road. Expect to hear songs ranging from "Come Together" to "Here Comes the Sun." This is the first Calgary performance for Classic Albums Live.
In January 2017, all across Canada, we marched together in solidarity with Sister Marches around the world. WE BELIEVE THERE IS STILL WORK TO DO. AND SO, WE MARCH ON.
On January 20, 2018, March On Canada – Calgary will be in solidarity with cities across North America for this anniversary event. Meeting outside of Banker’s Hall at noon: 315 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4K1
This passionate retelling of a Russian classic will blow your mind. Innovative and in-your-face, this is musical theatre at its best. A runaway hit in Vancouver last season, Onegin is undeniably charming and unreservedly sexy. Don’t let this lover get away.
Spend the last night of 2017 dancing and eating the night away at the Calgary Firefighters New Year's Eve Charity Gala. The gala will help support 13 local charities. The evening includes a black tie ball with a gourmet dinner on the upstairs level and a downstairs disco party at 8 p.m. Enjoy complimentary bar service and be sure to visit the after midnight buffet later in the night.
Full gala $500; downstairs Station 54 Disco Party $150
The Guild restaurant is offering a special NYE menu starting at 5 p.m. A four-course meal starts with an amuse bouche, then gives you the choice of dishes like bison tartare, pumpkin tart tatin, bouillabaisse, roasted lamb saddle, black forest cake for dessert and more. Part of the a la carte menu will also be available on NYE.
There's no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by singing along to holiday music. At Cowtown Opera's A Cowtown Christmas, you can do just that while wearing cozy pajamas. That's right — not only is there a pajamas dress code at this opera performance, but the best and most festive onesie wearer will go home with a prize.
If you happen to be walking by the Fairmont Palliser this month, pop in to check out the giant gingerbread house in the hotel's lobby. The house is so big, you can actually walk into it. It has a waffle roof, gingerbread walls and candy decorations ranging from gummy bears to suckers. Be sure to bring a donation for the Calgary Drop-in Centre and the Calgary Food Bank.
Cost: Free with a monetary or non-perishable food donation.
Join us for a fun day in nearby Killarney, in the Main Hall of the Good Companions Club.
Play 9am - 3pm. Continental breakfast & lunch provided, coffee, tea and water available all day. (Gluten-free / sp diets on request)
Cost: $30/person w/ $15 tax receipt
Take the opportunity to participate in and engage with an immersive art experience unlike any other. In partnership with Downtown Calgary, BUDS OF BUDS will be debuting the first ever urban art gallery through a series of painted windows, called the Northern Reflections Window Exhibition that will incorporate Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The series will be painted by a variety of local artists and will stretch throughout Calgary’s downtown core, showcasing many participating local businesses and turning the city streets into a grand urban art-walk.
Photo: Monty Kruger/CBC
Learn about the history of decorating with winter greens, as well as some tips, tricks and techniques for making them look good and last. Then, tackle your own centrepiece arrangement using cedar, pine, fir, spruce, cones and berries.
Literally just steps from the Sunalta LRT station, this workshop is open to all: Community Gardeners; residents of Inner City Communities and beyond!
Cost: $30 - Register at: eventbrite.ca
The Christmas season truly starts when Theatre Calgary brings A Christmas Carol to the stage. Now a Calgary tradition, this stage production of Charles Dickens' classic novel tells the tale of Scrooge, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, and how an eye-opening journey transforms the grumpy protagonist into realizing the life he needs to lead.
The CORE opens its doors to the Calgary arts community this holiday season, Nov 23 - Dec 25. See performance groups of all ages from all over the city. All performances will take place over the lunch hour from 12pm -1pm (unless otherwise noted) in front of our 45ft. Christmas Tree.
Theatre Disponibilité will open their inaugural production, 9 Circles, at the Motel at Arts Commons. Join us at 8:00pm from November 21-25 at the Motel to explore this harrowing military tale inspired by Dante’s nine circles of Hell.
Alberta Wilderness Association presents a screening of Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Forest - a cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou. Screening will be followed by AWA’s Carolyn Campbell’s update on the status of Alberta’s caribou. Cost: $10
Just For Laughs presents The Alternative Comedy Tour – featuring some of comedy’s funniest and quirkiest stand-ups for an evening of off-beat hilarity. Headlining is TJ Miller, with special guest Rhys Darby, and hosted by Nick Vatterott, one of Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know”.
Come ready to dance and enjoy exclusive access to see one of the world’s greatest mix artists. Ben Liebrand will be spinning the ‘wheels of steel’, celebrating music from the 80’s & 90’s. You’ll experience first-hand why Ben has inspired an entire generation of DJs around the globe.
Calgary Night Market will be hosting 4 markets this November inside DW's neighbouring Eau Claire Market. Come join us! Browse a variety of unique items such as Jewelry, Pottery, Clothing, Woodwork, Handmade Soaps, Vintage, and much more...
- Free Event
This Halloween movie screening is part of the historic Theatre Junction Grand's new film series called Movies at the Grand. The movie selection won't be revealed until closer to the event, but you can expect a thrilling and terrifying film by a Canadian director.