November in Calgary

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November in Calgary

20+ Things to Do in November

Find yourself front row for the show or get a head start on holiday shopping with all of the great things to see and do in Calgary this November. From Dinner & a Movie and OK Go to holiday markets and the grand opening of The New Central Library, November is the perfect time to explore Calgary.

FEATURED EVENT: OK Go – The Live Video Tour

Famous for their wildly creative music videos, the OK Go Live Video Tour brings their unique sound and visual treatment to the Jack Singer Concert Hall for a colourful music performance.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: November 17

Check out the complete OK Go guide to exploring Calgary.

Visit Glenbow

From the Cosmos and the Arctic to self-portraits and the impact of the graphic novel, November is a great time to experience an exciting collection of current exhibits at Glenbow.

Where: Glenbow Museum

When: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

Professor Abraham Van Helsing sets the record straight and brings the truth of the famous vampire to the stage with Dracula: The Bloody Truth at Vertigo Theatre.

Where: Vertigo Theatre

When: November 10 – December 9

Dinner & A Movie: Mamma Mia

Join Heritage Park for Dinner & A Movie, with a special screening of 'Mamma Mia' and a custom three-course dinner menu from the Selkirk Grille before enjoying the classic movie on the big screen at Gasoline Alley.

Where: Heritage Park

When: November 13

Studio Bell

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

TONTO Week

TONTO Week celebrates the holy grail of synthesizers with a series of workshops, performances, screenings, and conversations around this famed piece of musical history at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: November 14-18



The Alberta Electronic Music Conference

Music producers, DJs, industry professionals, and music fans come together for The Alberta Electronic Music Conference, with over 100 artists and presenters and over 60 workshops, panels, and events.

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: November 15-28



Calgary Christmas Market

Continue the holiday tradition at the Calgary Farmers' Market with festive entertainment, treats, gifts, and special activities at their annual Calgary Christmas Market.

Where: Calgary Farmers' Market

When: November 15 – December 23



After Hours Tonto Edition with A Tribe Called Red

Headlining performances from A Tribe Called Red, Smalltown DJs, and DJ Heather come together for a special edition of After Hours at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in celebration of the monster synth, The Original New Timbral Orchestra (aka TONTO).

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: November 16



Book a Calgary Shopping Package

Book a Calgary Shopping Package with participating hotels and receive a $75.00 shopping gift card per night. Gift cards are valid at CF Chinook CentreThe CORE Shopping Centre, and CrossIron Mills.

Where: Participating Hotels in Downtown Calgary

When: Stay in Calgary before February 28, 2019

Holiday shopping at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Holiday shopping at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. 

Warm up by the fire at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Warm up by the fire at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market

Get into the holiday spirit with the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Over 300 vendors bring the Christmas cheer to Calgary, including crafts, gifts, food, and holiday entertainment.

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: November 16-18, November 23-25, November 30 – December 2



Visit Gasoline Alley Museum

Vintage vehicles, gasoline pumps, and signs from the history of the automobile come to life at Gasoline Alley Museum for a great way to spend a family friendly day at Heritage Park.

Where: Heritage Park

When: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Romeo & Juliette at Calgary Opera

The Calgary Opera presents Romeo & Juliette, Charles Grounod's tribute to the classic Shakespearean tale of two young lovers caught in the middle of their feuding families, with ballet features and opera stars.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: November 17, 21, 23



Authentically Indigenous Craft Show 'Holiday Edition'

The Authentically Indigenous Craft Show features over 30 unique vendors from the Calgary and Treaty 7 area, with handmade crafts, art, jewelry, food, kid's zone, and even a special visit from Santa Claus.

Where: Kerby Centre

When: November 17 & December 8



Alberta Spotlight: The Dungarees

Shining a light on Alberta musical talent, the Alberta Spotlight series welcomes The Dungarees to the historic King Eddy for a classic country performance of harmonies and steel guitar.

Where: King Eddy

When: November 22



Calgary Story Slam: Loose Ends

True stories are told live at Calgary Story Slam: Loose Ends. Take part by listening, judging, or telling your own story at Trolley 5 Brewpub, with 5 minute stories that are told in the first person and are mostly true.

Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub

When: November 22

Shopping at CF Chinook Centre

Go Black Friday shopping at CF Chinook Centre

Black Friday

Don't miss out on one of the best shopping days of the year with Black Friday deals at Calgary shopping centres, like CF Chinook CentreCrossIron Mills, and The CORE Shopping Centre.

Where: Various locations

When: November 23



Visit The Hangar Flight Museum

Take flight at The Hangar Flight Museum and learn about the history of flight with a stunning collection of airplanes and helicopters and hear stories about the men and women who designed and flew them.

Where: The Hangar Flight Museum

When: Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo

ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo

ZOOLIGHTS

Take part in a Calgary tradition with ZOOLIGHTs at the Calgary Zoo. Over 2 million lights and 200 displays light up the night with fire pits and activity zones in this winter wonderland.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: November 23 – January 5



Full Moon Bike Ride

Join the Full Moon Bike Ride for a group ride adventure through Calgary's parks and pathways. Rides begin at Reworks Upcycle Shop and are suitable for all ability levels.

Where: Reworks Upcycle Shop

When: November 24



Little Modern Market: Holiday Edition

The Little Modern Market: Holiday Edition brings the urban market shopping experience to the suburbs with over 80 vendors, including kids items, clothing & accessories, home décor, art, health & beauty, and jewelry.

Where: Rally Pointe

When: November 24

The Palace Theatre in Calgary

The Palace Theatre in Calgary

Tim Hicks at The Palace Theatre

Canadian country music superstar Tim Hicks takes the stage at The Palace Theatre with special guests Tebey and Andrew Hyatt.

Where: The Palace Theatre

When: November 26



Stars with special guest Dizzy

Canadian indie rockers Stars bring new music from their 8th full length release and timeless hits to Calgary for a performance with special guest Dizzy at the Mount Royal University Theatre.

Where: Mount Royal University Theatre

When: November 27



Dinner & A Movie: Moulin Rouge

Join Heritage Park for Dinner & A Movie, with a special screening of 'Moulin Rouge' and a custom three-course dinner menu from the Selkirk Grille before enjoying the classic movie on the big screen at Gasoline Alley.

Where: Heritage Park

When: November 27



Yukon Blonde & The Zolas at The Palace Theatre

Get your indie rock fix at The Palace Theatre with Canadian rockers Yukon Blonde, The Zolas, and special guest performances.

Where: The Palace Theatre

When: November 29



Date Night at Esker

Escape the winter chill and let the Esker Foundation be your host for a unique date night experience. Roll your sleeves up and create your own art at this interactive workshop that makes for a perfect date night in Calgary.

Where: Esker Foundation

When: November 30

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Past Events

These great events have already taken place.

 

 

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Take part in a nine day festival celebrating the books, films, and speakers, with a unique collection of film screenings, talks, workshops, and programs at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

Where: The Banff Centre (Banff)

When: October 27 – November 4



The New Central Library Grand Opening

Be part of the historical grand opening of The New Central Library with live music, free tours, and special guests. General tours depart on the hour and no registration is required. After the grand opening, come visit The New Central Library and experience this new public building in Calgary.

Where: The New Central Library

When: Opening to the public November 1
 


2018 ISU World Cup Short Track

The best in the world and the fastest in the world come to the Calgary Olympic Oval for the 2018 ISU World Cup Short Track speed skating event. Olympic medalists and World Champions take the ice for this special sports event in Calgary.

Where: Calgary Olympic Oval

When: November 2-4

The New Central Library in Calgary

The New Central Library in Calgary.

The New Central Library Opening Family Fun Weekend

Continue celebrating The New Central Library with free programming, tours, live music, craft stations, and more. Food trucks and live musical performances will be available outside the Library. On November 3, Calgary Transit will be free from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening.

Where: The New Central Library

When: November 3-4

=#LoveYYC Day balloon Calgary Tower

Celebrate #LoveYYC Day on November 3 with special one day offers around the city

#LoveYYC Day

Celebrate everything you love about Calgary with #LoveYYC Day by experiencing something new or rediscovering old favourites. Take advantage of special one day offers like free tours and tastings at Fiasco Gelato or 2 for 1 brunch at Belle Southern Kitchen + Bar.

Where: Various locations

When: November 3



The Dude Show Expo

The Dude Show Expo celebrates all things 'dude', including electronics, craft beer, toys, and outdoor living, at the Big Four Roadhouse, along with an Ugly Tattoo and Funky Facial Hair contests.

Where: Big Four Roadhouse

When: November 3



Dear Rouge at The Palace Theatre

Canadian indie rock favourites Dear Rouge return to Calgary for an all-ages show at The Palace Theatre in support of their latest album 'Phases'.

Where: The Palace Theatre

When: November 3

 

Christmas in the Country Art Sale

Two weekends of holiday cheer and over a thousand pieces of local art come to the Leighton Centre Christmas in the Country Art Sale along with complimentary festive treats and free admission.

Where: Leighton Art Centre

When: November 3-4, 10-11

 

WordFest presents Dave Williams

Canadian astronaut Dave Williams shares his experiences with the art of exploration, discovery, and what makes life worth living at this interview, audience Q&A, and book signing presented by WordFest.

Where: Memorial Park Library

When: November 7

 

WordFest presents Jay Baruchel

Canadian actor, writer, director, and comedian Jay Baruchel comes to Calgary to present his biography 'Born Into It' at this interview and book signing presented by WordFest.

Where: Memorial Park Library

When: November 7

 

Adults Only Night: Urban Survival at TELUS Spark

No iPhones, no microwaves, and no internet! Learn how to survive a modern catastrophe with Adults Only Night: Urban Survival at TELUS Spark.

Where: TELUS Spark

When: November 8


Russell Peters 'Deported World Tour'

Canadian comedy superstar Russell Peters brings his 'Deported World Tour' to Calgary for a night of laughs at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: November 10

 

Mary and Max – A New Musical

The tale of two pen pals is brought to life in Mary and Max – A New Musical, as 10-year-old Mary from Melbourne and 44-year-old Max from New York City begin an unlikely friendship.

Where: Theatre Calgary

When: October 16 – November 11

 

Remembrance Day

Pay your respects and mark Remembrance Day in Calgary with ceremonies and special events throughout the city. The Hangar Flight MuseumThe Military Museums, and Fort Calgary host traditional memorial services on November 11.

Where: Various locations

When: November 11



Foothills Brass Quintet 'Music of the 40s'

Join the Foothills Brass Quintet for a mix of swing, blues, and Latin sounds of the 1940s, showcasing the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Cole Porter.

Where: Scarboro United Church

When: November 11