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Friday, September 30th, 2022

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Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard.
Everyday from Sep 20, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
All farm activities are open, and the farm is lit up in fantastic display (except the corn maze of course, which remains dark as an added challenge for visitors to find their way through with their flashlights.) Pumpkins are available for photos and purchase in the evening too.
Location:Calgary Farmyard
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryfarmyard.com
Calgary International Film Festival.
Everyday from Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This event showcases over 175 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world at the largest film festival in Alberta.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://ciffcalgary.ca
Heartbreak Hotel at Jubilations Theatre.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sep 20, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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 Elvis’ music lives on, as we have some fun imagining him and his gang all rocking and rolling at the Heartbreak Hotel. Learn more at .
Location:Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://jubilations.ca
YYC Pizza Fest.
Everyday from Sep 16, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
aA 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.
Location:Various locations
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://yycpizzafest.com
Stage West Theatre Presents Driving Miss Daisy.
Everyday from Sep 14, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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.
Location:Stage West Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://stagewestcalgary.com
The Three Bears at Loose Moose Theatre.
Everyday from Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The classic story of a mama, papa, and baby bear who meet a very curious little girl, presented in the fun and unique Loose Moose style. The Loose Moose Theatre Company makes going to the theatre an experience that is truly magical for children four to ten years old, as well as fun and entertaining for the grown-ups.
Location:Loose Moose Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://loosemoose.com
Fall Days at Calgary Farmyard.
Everyday from Sep 23, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A fall trip to the Farmyard is an annual tradition for many families and friends. In addition to enjoying hours of fun on the farm, pumpkins are on display for photos and for purchase.
Location:Calgary Farmyard
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryfarmyard.com
Orange Shirt Day Indigenous Art Tours.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
In recognition of Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Nickle Galleries and artist Adrian Stimson are offering a tour of three Indigenous Art exhibits. In the Nickle Galleries, participants will be guided through the Prairie Interlace exhibit as well as Adrian Stimson’s solo exhibition. There will also be a tour of the new, permanent Indigenous Art Collection on display throughout the Taylor Family Digital Library and an opportunity to view digital displays on the second floor.
Location:Nickle Galleries
Category:Family Fun
Link:http://events.ucalgary.ca
Banff Pride Festival.
Everyday from Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 10, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The ninth annual Banff Pride Festival program is LIVE, serving an extraordinary lineup of live performance, music, all ages programming, and a healthy dose of OUTdoor adventure. From September 30 to October 10, Banff National Park will be home to 11 consecutive days of events and activities.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://banffpride.ca
Orange Shirt Day Events at Fort Calgary.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
At 10am, commemorate Indian residential school victims, honor survivors and their families, and commit to acting on reconciliation. Starting at 2pm, take a free walking tour where you will confront the colonial history of Fort Calgary, discuss the ongoing work to decolonize the stories, and share insights about what we have learned about reconciliation so far.
Location:Fort Calgary
Category:Free Events, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://fortcalgary.com
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This day honors the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. There are a number of events planned in various locations throughout the city.
Location:Various locations
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Free Events, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Calgary Fall Home Show.
Everyday from Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Fall Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services at the BMO Centre.
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryfallhomeshow.com
Theatre Calgary Presents Last Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.
Everyday from Sep 14, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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.
Location:Theatre Calgary
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://theatrecalgary.com
#YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on the Boulevard.
Everyday from Jun 30, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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.
Location:Deerfoot City
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://deerfootcity.com/events-promotions/block-party/
Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond.
Everyday from May 1, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Beginning May 1, 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.
Location:Bow Habitat Station
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://bowhabitat.alberta.ca
Summer on 17th.
Everyday from Jul 6, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://17thave.ca/summer.
Pokaiks Commemorative Walk & IndigiTRAILS - Remembering Our Children.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society and the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth are proud to present the fourth annual Pokaiks Commemorative Walk & IndigiTRAILS - Remembering Our Children event, sometimes referred to as the Orange Shirt Day Walk. The free event will be held in Prince’s Island Park on Friday, September 30th in alignment with Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Calgarians are invited to participate in the walk to honour and stand in solidarity with survivors and victims of the residential school system. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. on September 30th in Prince’s Island Park at the big stage and will follow a route through the park and across the river along Memorial Drive, before concluding in the park. This will be followed by traditional drumming and dancing performances, remarks from members of the Indigenous community, a reconciliation panel discussion, artisan and community booths, food and beverage offerings, and other engaging activities in Prince’s Island Park. The afternoon will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Prince’s Island Park Schedule: Speakers, Presenters and Performers: • 10:45 a.m. – ReconciliACTION panel • 11:15 a.m. – Singing lesson led by Chantal Chagnon • 11:30 a.m. – Comments from Elder Dr. Kerrie Moore • 11:45 a.m. – Sings Many Songs Women performance • 12 p.m. – Dance lesson led by Stacey D’Silva • 12:15 p.m. – TsuuT'ina honour song & open dance • 12:25 p.m. – Comments from Duane Mistaken Chief • 12:40 p.m. – Dance performance • 12:45 p.m. – Comments from Elder Edmee Comstock • 1 p.m. – Round dance performance • 1:15 p.m. – Closing prayer Activities: • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – IndigiTRAILS, artisans, lacrosse and connection
Location:Prince's Island Park
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:https://www.cifrs.ca/
Truth and Reconciliation Art Installation.
Everyday from Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Southcentre Mall and Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society are proud to present a special art installation in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. The exhibit will showcase a variety of works from eight local Indigenous artists in Southcentre’s Centre Court from September 20th-30th. This commemorative installation will feature supersized pieces of art representing personal experiences and interpretations of Indigenous culture and the ongoing process of reconciliation. This will be supported by a double-sided activation wall, with a life-sized colouring page for the public to contribute to. The installation will also include information about CIF Reconciliation Society and reconciliACTIONS – practical steps that people can take to help foster reconciliation.
Location:Southcentre Mall
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events
Link:https://southcentremall.com/
Museum of Failure.
Everyday from Sep 8, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
Location:Southcentre Mall
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://museumoffailure.com/
Community Education Service - Free Online Presentations: Child and Youth Health and Mental Health Topics.
Everyday from Dec 2, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Expert speakers will deliver timely, credible information and best-practice strategies to support the development and mental health of a child or youth in your life. Previously recorded presentations are also available for viewing: https://youtu.be/tLbDa8Vlutk
Location:Online via WebEx or Zoom
Category:Free Events, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex
Indigenous Awareness – The Blanket Exercise.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Blanket Exercise is an experiential exercise that looks at the lived experience of Indigenous people within Canadian history. Created in response to the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The Blanket Exercise is a fully immersive experience.
Location:Central Library
Category:Free Events, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://calgarylibrary.ca
Calgary Zoo - ZOOLIGHTS.
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Takes place November 19 to January 2 (excluding November 23, 28 & 30 and December 3, 25 & 31). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for its 25th year! This year's ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new themed areas and activities including a 25th anniversary Memory Lane, the Nutcracker in the ENMAX Conservatory, and an all-new “Tunnel of Light,” a tribute to Canada’s wetland, a holiday Zoo Market, and a very special “Dinos at Night” experience like you have never seen before! Of course, the Zoo is bringing back all the classic activities everyone has come to love like the Skating Rink, Fire pits, and Rival Axe Throwing. ZOOLIGHTS comes to life at night with twinkling lights at every turn, including over 200 light figurines, along with interactive and choreographed light displays. The lights are turned on at 5pm nightly and run until 9pm. It takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours to experience all that ZOOLIGHTS has to offer - but you are able to stay for as little or as long as you like!
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights
Every Child Matters Traditional Powwow.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
in partnership with Siksika Health Services and the Calgary Hitmen; admission to the Scotiabank Saddledome is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or article of winter clothing. No tickets are required for entry into the Saddledome and seating is first-come and first-served.
Location:Scotiabank Saddledome
Category:Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://scotiabanksaddledome.com
Pumpkins After Dark.
Everyday from Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event. Featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season. Explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects. With classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, movie, and pop culture icons – this family friendly event has something for everyone. Make Pumpkins After Dark your new annual tradition! Event operates Thursday to Sunday weekly.
Cost:$17.95
Location:Winsport, Canada Olympic Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Holiday Fun
Link:https://pumpkinsafterdark.com/calgary/
New Blood - A Story of Reconciliation.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Blood - A Story of Reconciliation is a widely acclaimed theatre production featuring poetry, music, contemporary and traditional dance. Directed by Deanne Bertsch, the show is inspired by the life of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman and his experience as a child in residential school, how he reclaimed his way of life and became chief of his people. The performance will take place on September 30th at 7pm at the Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons. An interactive Q & A will follow the show. Artists include painters George Littlechild and Doug Levitt, drummers Skip WolfLeg and Chris Eagle Rib, vocalist Sho Blunderfield, and numerous actors and dancers. Produced in collaboration with CIF Reconciliation Society and The Rotary Club. New Blood is dedicated to equitable access to this performance. Please consider choosing one of the 'Pay What You Can' ticket types to support with a higher contribution or call our call centre to define your own donation value with a representative to process. if you are experiencing a financial barrier to accessing this event please contact our call centre at 403-294-9494 for free or lower priced access in that same 'Pay What You Can' model.
Cost:$6.00
Location:Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:https://www.artscommons.ca/whats-on/new-blood?fbclid=IwAR0fNkopqmLfyNEwNiL9_YCfoieWqQxip4A1MrQviJ_sOxaTLBXQ2sPriPU
An Evening of Mètis Music and Conversation.
> Friday Sep 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Métis musicians Richard Piche and Billy Joseph will serenade guest with their songs and melodies at the Lougheed House. In between pieces, Indigenous Curator and the evening’s MC Dawn Wambold will teach the audience the history of Métis music and the instruments that make it magical.
Location:Lougheed House
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://lougheedhouse.com

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