Looking for something to do in November? Worry no more! Here’s the full list of all the hottest events happening in Calgary & Area
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November Cat Adoption Event

The feline population at the Calgary Humane Society is over-capacity with cats looking for a forever home! For the entire month of November, they are offering reduced adoption rates on all cats seven months and older.
  • Where: Calgary Humane Society –  4455 110 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
  • When: Entire month of November
  • Cost: $75
The 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival plays host to a wonderful variety of events like The Snow Show, Hot Topics Seminars and more.
  • Where: The Banff Centre -107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
  • When: Now through until Sunday, November 8.

Lunchbox Theatre | Fritters in Kandahar

It’s 2011 and the final year of Canada’s operations in Afghanistan. On the other side of the world, in the small town of Airdrie, lives a young woman who dreams of doing something more with her life. Meet Lisa, a vivacious and courageous young woman with a craving for change. When a handsome recruiter is looking for people to work at Tim Hortons on a base in Afghanistan, apple fritters seem like just the answer.
  • Where: Lunchbox Theatre (160, 115 9th Ave. SE)ff
  • When: Now until Nov 14th
  • Cost: $25 – $140
It’s your typical high school garage party in the suburbs of Calgary, any night of the week. Amanda’s a genius. Ily’s a drug dealer. Daniel’s a good kid. Will has ADHD. Kit is a runaway. Mutt is a mess. It’s an explosive combination. Youth is a dangerous time. Everyone’s just trying to fit in. Everyone’s just looking for a place to belong.
  • Where: Art Commons – 220 – 9th Avenue SE Calgary
  • When: November 3rd to 7th
Performed by Broadway Across Canada, Once is a story of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a woman takes interest in his haunting love songs.
  • Where: Southern Jubilie Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Tuesday, November 3 to 8
  • Cost: Varies
Join Light Up The World (LUTW) at Dinner in the Dark to support families living without electricity.
  • When: November 5 at 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Cost: $100
The Calgary Flames are back at home to face the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies
Over 300 skaters from across Alberta and the Northwest Territories will be competing in the 2016 Skate Canada: Alberta – NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships presented by the Alberta Figure Skating Foundation.
  • Where: Don Hartman North East Sportsplex – 5200 68 Street NE
  • When: Thursday, November 5 to 8
  • Cost: Varies
Annually this event hosts a series of Author Events and each year three authors who speak about their work rather than reading. This year Camilla Gibb (this is happy), Colleen Jones (Throwing Rocks at Houses) and Nino Ricci (Sleep) will be featured in Calgary.
  • Where: The Westin – 320 4 Ave SW
  • When: Thursday, November 5
  • Cost: $90
Featuring fabulous foods and wines alongside dramatic décor, there will be no shortage of fun at this gala. Proceeds made from the gala go towards local Alberta charities.
  • Where: Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE
  • When: Saturday, November 7 from 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Cost: $225

Calgary Flames vs the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Calgary Flames are back home to face the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Bikes n Brews Fall Gala

Help children and teens ride a bike for the first time and support the Cerebral Palsy Adaptive Bike Program at this upcoming gala.
  • Where: Brewsters – 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
  • When: Sunday, November 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $80
Celebrate sustainable sea food at this event as selection of Calgary’s top chefs compete against one another for the title of 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency – 700 Centre Street SE
  • When: November 10 from 7p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $52.50
Come to remember those who are passed and the end of hostilities.
  • Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2 Street SW
  • When: Wednesday, November 11
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Various Locations
  • When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour

Comedian Russell Peters will be returning to Calgary. His show will feature his latest take on some of his favorite communities, jobs he can understand, cell phones, dating and his uncle who’s never been punched in the mouth.
  • Where: Grey Eagle Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary
  • When: Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $110

Fort Calgary Artisan Fair

Every year just before the holiday season fully takes hold, Fort Calgary hosts a fine collection of locally-made, one-of-a-kind products created by local crafters and artists, and this year is no exception.
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE
  • When: Wednesday, November 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item to the Veteran’s Food Bank

Seven Lions at Marquee

  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail South, Calgary
  • When: Nov 11th
  • Cost: $35

Calgary European Film Festival

12 European countries have joined the CEFF to bring you high quality movies from the Old Continent.
  • Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Thursday, November 12 to 15
  • Cost: $12; $115 for a full pass; $60 for a half pass (any 6 movies)

Adults Only Night: Games We Play

No kids allowed at this event, only adults. Learn about why we get so involved in games? What they teach us, if anything? And more.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St Georges Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, November 12
  • Cost: $20

Dinner for Doors

Feel what it is like to have limited mobility or reduced vision for just a few hours at this event. The evening aims to raise awareness of accessibility challenges.
  • Where: Executive Royal Hotel – 2828 23 Street NE, Calgary
  • When: Thursday, November 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $100; $650 for a table of seven

ISU World Cup Speed Skating

Watch Ladies and Mens speed skating in all distances. You can buy tickets for November 14 and 15.
  • Where: Olympic Oval, Calgary
  • When: Friday November 13 to 15
  • Cost: $30 for November 14 at 12:30 p.m. and November 15 at 12 p.m.

Jordan Suckley with Yula, Mackwa and Sundown

A hype party that features DJ Jordon Suckley, a rising star, with guests Yula, Mackwa and Sundown.
  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail South, Calgary
  • When: Friday, November 13 from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $15

Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Modern Family Vacation

Enjoy a dinner theatre play about a couple that decide to go on a Titanic II cruise for their anniversary only for their family to decide to come along too. Nothing could go wrong right?
  • Where: Jubilations – 1002 37 Street SW, Calgary
  • When: November 13 to February 14
  • Cost: $70 to $80 for adult; $48 for Students and Seniors; $34 for children

Calgary Farmers Market Sausage Party

Calgary Farmers’ Market is having a party to celebrate their more than 100 sausages. There will be sausage samples, cooking demos, music, contests, a sausage castle and more.
  • Where: Calgary Farmers Market- 510 77 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, November 14
  • Cost: Free admission

Sight Night (8K, Other)

Run or walk to support the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind.
  • Where: Eau Claire
  • When: Saturday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $45 for adults; $20 for kids

The Group Art Society’s Fall Show and Sale

Enjoy beautiful pieces of original art at this showcase and sale. You will get a chance to meet some of the artists too.
  • Where: St Peter’s Anglican Church – 903 75 Avenue SW, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free refreshments, admission, and parking; donations for the Calgary Food Bank are accepted.

The Mousetrap

Written by Agatha Christie, this play follows a group of characters that are trapped together in a remote country house only to discover there’s a murderer in their midst.
  • Where: Vertigo theatre- 115 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, November 14 to Friday, December 13
  • Cost: Starts at $29

Inglewood Jazz & Art Walk

Pop-up jazz programming is taking Inglewood by storm. On Sunday November 15th, Visit local venues and listen to great local artists including Ellen Doty, Penny Sanborn Trio, John Reid Trio , Glennis Houston, Tricia Edwards Trio, Rick Climans Duo. Learn More

Where: Inglewood
When: November 15th, 2015 -12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Free

Mount Pleasent Potters’ Guild’s Fall/Winter Potter Sale

The Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild is a non-profit organization that supports local ceramic artists. So Bring your friends and family to explore this semi-annual event full of various types of pottery from cups to vases.
  • Where: Triwood Community Hall – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
  • When: Sunday, November 15
  • Cost: Free

Caglary Flames vs New Jersey Devils

The Calgary Flames back home to face the New Jersey Devils.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: Tuesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Sharing human rights, environmental, and socially significant documentaries is what this Film Festival specializes at.
  • Where: Various venues
  • When: Tuesday, November 17 to Sunday, November 22
  • Cost: Free admission

Wonders of Devonian Gardens- Children Nature Program

Take the kids to one of the Devonian Garden’s interactive nature programs. Kids will learn about plants, insects, and wildlife through crafts, games and stories.
  • Where: Devonian Gardens – 400, 317 7 Avenue SW
  • When: Now through until December 16; Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: Free

Startup Calgary Launch Party 2015

The Launch Party 2015 recognizes Calgary’s most innovative startups in the information and communication technology (ICT) market.

  • Where: Ross Glen Hall in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning at Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary
  • When: Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Cost: $36

Not From Around Here Magic Show

A magic show that will have you on the edge-of-your-seat with clever stunts and astonishing demonstrations.
  • Where: The Barracks at Fort Calgary – 750 9 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, November 19 and Thursday, December 17
  • Cost: $85

Christmas Art Market and Craft Show

With over 200 professional artisans offering a wide variety of Christmas shopping and Professional collecting, you are almost guaranteed to find something at this art market.
  • Where: 2nd level of the Calgary Telus Convention Center – 136 8 Avenue SE
  • When: Thursday, November 19 to 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $10; $8 for students or seniors; once you pay you can return everyday free

Banff Christmas Market

A shopping experience that allows for unique fashions and handcrafted gifts as well as live entertainment and delicious food.
  • Where: 100 Sundance Road- Warners Stables, Banff
  • When: Friday, November 20 from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Alberta Peak Performance Project Finale

Watch three bands compete in the one night Alberta Peak Performance Project finale to win $225,953 at Flames Central.
  • Where: Flames Central – 219 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 at the door; $10 in advance

Dance Montage

Creates opportunities for both beginning and experienced dance artists to reach out to the community and provide a wide spectrum of dance styles, forms and practices.
  • Where: University of Calgary
  • When: Thursday, November 19 to 20 at 8 p.m. and November 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Cost:  $15 for adults; $10 for students/ seniors

Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks

The Calgary Flames back at home to face the Chicago Blackhawks.

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: November 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

CRR Edworthy EC (8K, 4K and Other)

Combines the essential ingredients of “real running” where there will be varied terrain, natural surfaces and lots of food.
  • Where: Edworthy Park – 5050 Spruce Dr SW
  • When: November 21
  • Cost: $12, $6 Students, and $6 for children

First Annual Winter Hafla

Enjoy Egyptian performances, finger foods and dancing during this Winter Hafla. Hafla which means “get-together” or “party” in Arabic.
  • Where: West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, November 21 at 5 p.m.; Dance floor entry starting at 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $30; $10 for the dance only


The Calgary Opera presents Lakme a story of a Hindu Priestess who goes against her own father to be with a British officer whom she fell in love with.
  • Where: Southern Jubilee – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, November 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Heritage Park’s Once Upon a Christmas

Get into the spirit of Christmas by taking a wagon ride, singing carols and visiting Santa. Perhaps decorating gingerbread cookies or visiting the petting zoo is more your style, there are plenty of activities to do at this traditional Christmas event.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Saturday, November 21 to Sunday, December 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $10.50; $8.25 Senior (65+); $6.50 Youth ( 7 to 14); $5.25 Child (3 to 6) and free for ages 2 and under

Between Shadow + Light

Like shoes? Swing by to see the new pieces in time for the gift giving season.
  • Where: John Fluevog Shoes – 207. 8 Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, November 21 at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kevin Hart WHAT NOW Tour

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Monday, November 23

Legend Has It

This is a funny, heartwarming fantasy adventure for the whole family, complete with powerful spells, magic swords and comic sidekicks. Plus: there’s a twist! Every show, the actors pick someone in the audience, child or adult, to go on a quest to save the world. The hero gets to pick their own journey. The performers, some of Canada’s top improvisational talent, guide them on a hilarious and life-affirming trip to uncover the hero within. It’s a different show every time. A great show for kids and adults alike.
  • Where: Art Commons – 220 – 9th Avenue SE Calgary
  • When: Saturday, November 24-29

A Christmas Carol

A festive classic, the Theatre Calgary are bringing this Charles Dickens’ novel to life just in time for the festive season.
  • Where: Theatre Calgary – 220 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
  • When: Thursday, November 26 to Thursday, December 24
  • Cost: Varies

Calgary Story Slam

Have the courage to slam down a story or listen as a judge. Remember there are prizes to be won and everyone there is a friendly face. The theme of this Story Slam is “The Horror”.
  • Where: Rose and Crown – 1503 4 Street SW
  • When: Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $5

Festival of Crafts

Known as one of Canada’s largest holiday handcrafted shopping events, Festival of Crafts runs four days showcasing items from fashion to gourmet treats from over 250 talented artisans, artists and designers.
  • Where: BMO Centre at Stampede Park – 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary
  • When: November 26 to 29; Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for youths aged 13 to 17 and seniors, and free for children under 12

First Ever Banff Craft Beer Festival

The Banff Craft Beer Festival is an amazing opportunity to sample Alberta made craft beers and spirits, and amazing local food in the heart of the Rockies!
  • Where: Cave and Basin – 311 Cave Avenue, Banff
  • When: Friday, November 27 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Starts at $29

ACAD’s Show and Sale Weekend Market

This semi-annual retail event showcases student work from several ACAD programs such as painting, drawing, ceramic, fibre, printmaking, jewellery, etc. Proceeds support the students.
  • Where: ACAD Main Mall – 1407, 14th Avenue NW, Calgary
  • When:  Friday, November 27 from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Donation

Annual Holiday Market and Book Sale

Check out TRUCK Gallery’s second annual Holiday Market and Book sale, where you can purchase handcrafted artisanal products created by some of Calgary’s most talented artists.
  • Where: TRUCK Main Space – 2009 10 Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, November 27 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free; accepting donations of art books in good conditions

Market Collective: Holiday Dates

Market Collective will be showcasing a roster of artists and musicians during each weekend and you can follow them along on social media.
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1 Street SW
  • When: Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29 and runs in December as well; Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $5; Free for kids

Charlie Brown’s Christmas featuring Jerry Granelli’s trio

Listen to the original score of A Charlie Brown Christmas performed by renowned drummer Jerry Granelli, the only surviving member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio who had written as well as performed A Charlie Brown Christmas’ soundtrack.
  • Where: Central United Church – 131 7 Avenue SW, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, November 28 at 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $15 for advance; $18 at the door

The Polar Express Train Ride

Be whisked away on the Polar Express where passengers will get to drink hot chocolate, eat treats and listen to the motion pictures sound track. Passengers on the train are encouraged to wear pyjamas.
  • Where: Aspen Crossing 1 km west of Mossleigh on Highway 24, Mossleigh
  • When: Saturday, November 28 to Thursday, December 24, on select dates.
  • Cost: $57.25

Odesza at Flames Central

  • Where: Flames Central
  • When: Saturday, November 28

The Weeknd Madness Fall Tour

Joining The Weeknd on The Madness Tour will be special guests Travi$ Scott and Halsey.

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When: Sunday, November 29

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