FES­TI­VALS

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CAL­GARY IN­TER­NA­TIONAL FILM FES­TI­VAL Sep 20 - Oct 1 Films of all styles and gen­res, plus spe­cial events cel­e­brat­ing the art of film, make up this fes­ti­val. Though films come to Cal­gary from all over the world and from artists of all ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els, CIFF places spe­cial em­pha­sis on Al­ber­tan and Cana­dian tal­ent, as well as new film­mak­ers. Var­i­ous venues. www.cal­gar­y­film.com

HONENS FES­TI­VAL Sep 7 - 10 This pi­ano-fo­cused fes­ti­val show­cases some of Canada’s bright­est clas­si­cal mu­sic stars. There are sev­eral free events, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar open-air con­cert at Cen­tral Memo­rial Park that lets you en­joy cham­ber mu­sic un­der the sun, and con­certs that set pop­u­lar chil­dren’s sto­ries to mu­sic. $10-$55. 403-299-0140. Var­i­ous venues, see event web­site for more in­for­ma­tion: www.honens.com

ROCKY MOUN­TAIN WINE AND FOOD FES­TI­VAL Oct 13 - 14 Sam­ple lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional wine, beer, and spir­its from hun­dreds of ven­dors, plus food pair­ings. Some of the drink ven­dors in­clude Big Rock Brew­ery, Sum­mit Fine Wines, Two Wolves Brew­ing, Black Stal­lion Spir­its, Slee­man Brew­eries, and On The Rocks Liquor Agency. BMO Cen­tre, 20 Roundup Way SW. www.rock­y­moun­tain­wine.com

SCREAMFEST Oct 13 - 31 Six won­der­fully scary, themed haunted houses to get your blood rac­ing, as well as live en­ter­tain­ment, car­ni­val games and rides. While de­signed to scare adults, all ages are wel­come, if they are brave enough. $30 and up. Stam­pede Grand­stand, 1410 Olympic

Way SE. www.screamfest.ca

WIDE CUT WEEK­END Oct 12 - 14 Cal­gary’s first roots mu­sic fes­ti­val is back for a sec­ond year to cel­e­brate the sound that lies at the core of pop, rock, coun­try, blues, folk,

and blue­grass. Keep an ear out for Dustin Ben­tall, Linda McRae, Amy Nel­son, The War­dens, and many more. $30 $59. Var­i­ous venues. wide­cutweek­end.com

YYCOM­EDY FES­TI­VAL Oct 16 - 21 Stand-up comics in­clud­ing Steve Pat­ter­son, De­bra DiGio­vanni, Ali Has­san, and Levi MacDougall will be grac­ing au­di­ences with laughs aplenty, in­clud­ing some all-ages shows. The fes­ti­val gala, head­lined by Cana­dian co­me­dian Shaun Majumder, takes place on the fi­nal night. Var­i­ous venues. www.yycom­edy.ca MU­SIC AR­CADE FIRE Oct 12 A hus­band and wife head up this in­die rock group cur­rently tour­ing their fifth al­bum. $35 - $248. Sco­tia­bank Sad­dle­dome, 555 Sad­dle­dome Rise SE, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, G8 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca BRAHMS & MAHLER Sep 29 - 30 Cal­gary Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra’s sea­son opens with two epic works of the Ro­man­tic era. Jack Singer Con­cert Hall at Arts Com­mons, 205 - 8 Ave SE, 403-294-9494. Map 3, F8 www.artscom­mons.ca CAL­GARY CIVIC SYM­PHONY: OH CANADA Oct 29 A cel­e­bra­tion of Canada’s 150th Birth­day fea­tur­ing pi­anist Ste­wart Goodyear. $20 - $26. Jack Singer Con­cert Hall at Arts Com­mons, 205 - 8 Ave SE, 403-294-9494. Map 3, F8 www.artscom­mons.ca CEME­TERY OF SOUND Oct 27 An even­ing of EDM beats with Dead­mau5, Alan Walker, Car­nage, and more. $89 $120. BMO Cen­tre, 20 Roundup Way SW, 1-855-985-5500. www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca

FEIST Sep 27 - 29 Orig­i­nally from Cal­gary, the singer is a suc­cess­ful solo artist and a mem­ber of Bro­ken So­cial

Scene. $49. Bella Con­cert Hall at Mount Royal Univer­sity, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, 403-440-7770. tick­ets.mru.ca

FOR­EIGNER Oct 11 The Bri­tish-Amer­i­can rock group is one of the best-sell­ing bands of all time. $59 - $99. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, A3 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca

GOOGOOSH Sep 16 Fa­mous in her na­tive Iran be­fore the Ira­nian Rev­o­lu­tion, the singer has made a come­back. $59 - $250. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, A3 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca I LOVE THE 90S TOUR Sep 13 Re­visit the ‘90s with Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Young MC, and Biz Markie. $62.50 - $300. WinS­port Arena, 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, 403-247-5452. Map 1, F2 www.wins­port.ca

IMAG­INE DRAG­ONS Oct 11 Cur­rently tour­ing their third stu­dio al­bum, Amer­i­can rock band Imag­ine Drag­ons has ex­pe­ri­enced im­mense suc­cess since their 2012 de­but al­bum. Best known for songs such as “Ra­dioac­tive” and “I Bet My Life,” they’ve sold nine mil­lion al­bums and re­ceived nu­mer­ous ac­co­lades in­clud­ing a Grammy for Best Rock Per­for­mance. $45 - $312. Sco­tia­bank Sad­dle­dome, 555 Sad­dle­dome Rise SE, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, G8 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Oct 2 This mu­si­cal col­lec­tive uses mul­ti­ple vo­cal­ists to fuel their in­die rock sound. $35. MacEwan Hall at Univer­sity of Cal­gary, 2500 Univer­sity Dr NW. Map 1, F4 mace­wan­hall.tick­et­fly.com NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND Oct 15 This Amer­i­can coun­try rock band cel­e­brated its 50th an­niver­sary in 2016. $35 - $65. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, A3 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca

SIM­PLE PLAN Sep 8 The pop-punk group is still Tak­ing One For the Team, their 2016 al­bum. The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW. Map 2, F5 www.thep­alacethe­atre.ca

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES Sep 28 Grammy Award­win­ner Earle has been writ­ing and per­form­ing mu­sic since 1974. $49 and up. 3777 Grey Ea­gle Dr (cor­ner of 37 St SW and Glen­more Tr), 403-385-3777. Map 1, J4 www.greyea­gle­casino.ca

TEGAN AND SARA Oct 30 Song­writ­ers, mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ists, LGBTQ ac­tivists, and iden­ti­cal twins Tegan and Sara re­turn to their home­town Cal­gary to woo au­di­ences with their unique in­die pop brand. Their eighth and lat­est al­bum, Love You to Death, has been well re­ceived by crit­ics and fans alike, land­ing at num­ber three on the Cana­dian Bill­board charts. $33 - $179. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 1-855-985-5500. Map 2, A3 www.tick­et­mas­ter.ca

WANNABE:wannabe their SPICE lover, GIRLSyou gotta TRIBUTEget with BAND their Oct trib­ute.7 If you Ziga-zig-ah! 1-855-985-5500. $19.50. www.tick­et­mas­ter.caThe Gate­way at SAIT, 1301 - 16 Ave NW, SPECIALCALGARY GHOST EVENTS TOURS Week­ends, year round Takecity anda guid­ed­hear about night tour their of darker pop­u­lar pasts spot­sif you around fancy the mis­chief,adults. Pub may­hem,walk op­tio­nand mur­der. avail­able $12 for ages adults 6-12, who $15 like for both mean­ings of the word ‘spir­its’. Tours take place Down­town, In­gle­wood, Kens­ing­ton, Belt­line, and Banff. www.cal­gar­yghost­tours.com

GHOSTS AND GOURMET Oct 30 - Nov 1 Is Her­itage Park the most haunted place in Cal­gary? Find out dur­ing this din­ner event, com­plete with ex­clu­sive house tours and ghost sto­ries based on per­sonal en­coun­ters from guests and staff from the past and the present. Adults only. Her­itage Park His­tor­i­cal Vil­lage, 1900 Her­itage Dr SW, 403-268-8500. Map 1, J5 www.her­itagepark.ca MON­STER JAM Sep 9 - 10 Mas­sive mon­ster trucks prove their might-smash­ing, crash­ing, flip­ping, and jump­ing for a thrilled crowd. The “per­form­ers” will in­clude Dou­ble Trou­ble driven by Tyler Groth, Grave Dig­ger driven by Randy Brown, and North­ern Night­mare driven by Cam McQueen. $15 and up. Stam­pede Grand­stand, 1410 Olympic

Way SE. www.mon­ster­jam.com

PRAIRIE GRID DIN­NER SE­RIES Sep 29 En­joy an even­ing cel­e­brat­ing the food, drink, and tal­ented craftsper­sons of the Cana­dian Prairies. South­ern Al­berta Pi­o­neers Build­ing, 3625 - 4 St SW. www.eat­north.com

PURE PRIDE Sep 2 The of­fi­cial party of Cal­gary Pride stars Sasha Velour, win­ner of sea­son nine of Ru­Paul’s Drag

Race. The Pure Pride boys, headed by adult star Brent Everett, will get the dance floor mov­ing, while VIPs chill at the bal­cony bar and rub shoul­ders with the stars, in­clud­ing Kendall Gen­der, Farah Moan, and Smother Theresa. $40 - $60. The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW. Map 2, F5 www.thep­alacethe­atre.ca

RAIL­WAY DAYS Sep 23 - 24 Rail fans of all ages will go loco when Her­itage Park His­tor­i­cal Vil­lage’s trains— in­clud­ing two steam lo­co­mo­tives—take cen­tre stage. See in­cred­i­ble demon­stra­tions such as the un­veil­ing and start up of the only work­ing 100 ton lo­co­mo­tive crane in Canada, tak­ing on water from a 1902-model tower, and lots more, in­clud­ing model rail ex­hibits and spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. Her­itage Park His­tor­i­cal Vil­lage, 1900 Her­itage Dr SW, 403-268-8500. Map 1, J5 www.her­itagepark.ca ROCKY HOR­ROR PIC­TURE SHOW Sep 3 Noth­ing makes a movie a clas­sic like dress­ing up as the char­ac­ters and throw­ing bread around a movie theatre. If you haven’t seen Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show, or you just can’t get enough, what’s a bet­ter time to watch or re-watch this cult clas­sic? $15. Globe Cin­ema, 617 - 8 Ave SW. www.fairy­tales­film­fest.com SPORTS & RECRE­ATION CAL­GARY STAM­PED­ERS Cal­gary’s CFL foot­ball team. Home games: Sep 4 vs Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos; Sep 16 vs BC Lions; Sep 29 vs Mon­treal Alou­ettes; Oct 20 vs Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers. For tick­ets, call 1-855-4STAMPS. McMa­hon Sta­dium, 1817 Crowchild Tr NW, 403-282-2044. Map 1, B3 www.stam­ped­ers.com HAL­LOWEEN HOWL Oct 21 Go for a 10K, 5K, or 3K run in your Hal­loween cos­tume to raise money for the Al­berta Di­a­betes Foun­da­tion. $20 - $40. Eau Claire Mar­ket, 200 Bar­clay Pa­rade SW. www.al­ber­ta­di­a­betes­foun­da­tion.com/ hal­loween-howl-2017

OUT FLY FISH­ING OUT­FIT­TERS Flow­ing through cen­tral Cal­gary, the Bow River of­fers abun­dant op­por­tu­ni­ties

for the fly-fish­ing en­thu­si­ast to hook river-run rain­bow and brown trout. The out­fit­ter’s ex­pe­ri­enced and knowl­edge­able guides of­fer pro­fes­sion­ally or­ga­nized and guided fish­ing ex­cur­sions along the Bow and other South­ern Al­berta moun­tain streams. 403-710-3114. www.bowriver­canada.com

THE PAD­DLE STA­TION Ur­ban river raft­ing made easy. From tents set up on the river’s banks, fun-seek­ers can rent rafts or kayaks that in­clude life­jack­ets (they must be worn ac­cord­ing to city by­law), hel­mets, pad­dles, a dry bag, and a ves­sel safety kit. Start at Shouldice Park and float to ei­ther Prince’s Is­land or St. Pa­trick’s Is­land for a two to two-and-a-half hour trip, or try a half hour ride from Prince’s Is­land to St. Pa­trick’s Is­land. 403-460-7238. www.pad­dlesta­tion.ca

SOUTH­LAND LEISURE CEN­TRE A multi-pur­pose fa­cil­ity: try rock climb­ing, the water park with wave pool and three wa­ter­slides, plus a 7,000 sq ft weight room with aer­o­bics stu­dio. Also public skat­ing, rac­quet­ball, squash and other court sports. 2000 South­land Dr SW, 403-648-6555.

Map 2, L5 www.cal­gary.ca VIL­LAGE SQUARE LEISURE CEN­TRE A five-acre in­door recre­ation cen­tre with giant wave pool, five wa­ter­slides as high as six and a half sto­ries, hot tubs, a dive tank and a kid­dies pool. Also a fit­ness cen­tre, gym­na­sium and food ser­vices. 2623 - 56 St NE, 403-366-3900. Map 2, F9 www.cal­gary.ca THEATRE BLOW WIND HIGH WATER Sep 5 - 30 Three gen­er­a­tions of Cal­gar­i­ans strug­gle to keep their heads above water as a rag­ing flood threat­ens their legacy and their aged patriarch is trapped in time. A world pre­miere, this mag­i­cal and pro­found story with Cal­gary at the cen­tre was com­mis­sioned and de­vel­oped through FUSE: The En­bridge New Play De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram. $35 - $99. Theatre Cal­gary, 240 - 9 Ave SE, 403-294-7440. Map 3, F8 www.the­atre­cal­gary.com THE LAST WIFE Sep 12 - 30 The last wife of the no­to­ri­ous King Henry VIII could change the monar­chy for­ever—if only she can keep her head. This mod­ern-day reimag­in­ing of Kather­ine Parr’s mar­riage to the most dan­ger­ous man in Eng­land is a dark and racy tale of per­sua­sion, wits, and sex­ual pol­i­tics. $26 - $75. Martha Co­hen Theatre, 215 - 8

Ave SE, 403-294-9494. at­plive.com

NINE DRAG­ONS Sep 16 - Oct 15 A rich Euro­pean girl found mur­dered on the seedy side of Kowloon. A hard­ened po­lice de­tec­tive on the case. Can Tommy Lam face down the cor­rup­tion and prej­u­dice of his su­pe­ri­ors to bring jus­tice down on the killer in this world pre­miere pro­duc­tion? Ver­tigo Theatre, 161, 115 - 9 Ave SE, 403-221-3708. Map 3, F7 www.ver­tig­othe­atre.com THE SOUND OF MU­SIC Sep 26 - Oct 1 Cal­gary is alive with the sound of mu­sic while Broad­way Across Canada’s pro­duc­tion of the beloved mu­si­cal is in town. De­light in the orig­i­nal score, in­clud­ing songs such as “My Fa­vorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Edel­weiss,” as the tale of Maria and the von Trapp fam­ily un­folds once again. $51 - $156. South­ern Al­berta Ju­bilee Au­di­to­rium, 1415 - 14 Ave NW, 403-297-8000. Map 2, A3 www.ju­bileeau­di­to­rium.com THEATRE CAL­GARY A pro­fes­sional theatre com­pany known for its high-qual­ity, en­ergy-charged per­for­mances. 240 - 9 Ave SE, 403-294-7440. Map 3, F8 www.the­atre­cal­gary.com

VER­TIGO THEATRE Pro­duces a mys­tery se­ries and one­off plays for young au­di­ences (Y Stage Se­ries). 161, 115 - 9 Ave SE, 403-221-3708. Map 3, F7 www.ver­tig­othe­atre.com

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