When: September 14 to 17
Beakerhead officially turns 10 years old this month, and the local science, engineering and art festival has got plenty of awesome programming to mark the occasion. From an adaptive skateboard showcase, to building robots, to an immersive nighttime installation about the human body, there’s no shortage of fascinating things to check out.
Multiple locations, beakerhead.com
When: September 15
On September 15, Heritage Park will be transformed into a magical carnival experience for its Carnivàle fundraiser. Don’t miss an exciting night filled with Le Cirque de la Nuit performances, antique midway rides, live music and more.
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., heritagepark.ca
When: September 15 to October 1
Calling all pizza fans, it’s officially your favourite month of the year. YYC Pizza Fest is back for more than two weeks with delicious pizza creations from 25 local restaurants. Part of the proceeds from these festival pizzas will go towards supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels, so try as many as you can and vote for your favourite pies online.
Read more: 10 Pizzas to Try During YYC Pizza Fest
When: September 16
The West Hillhurst Community Association has reached an exciting milestone as it prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, there will be a day-long festival with music, food, a market and more, as well as nighttime concerts featuring Mocking Shadows, The Dust Collectors and Midnight Blue Jazz Society.
West Hillhurst Community Centre, 1940 6 Ave. N.W., grandtrunkfestival.com
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A popular Edmonton-based restaurant specializing in vegan Indonesian cuisine, Padmanadi has officially made its way to Calgary. Located in Haysboro, the restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu of tasty eats like tom yum soup, bean curd drumsticks, spicy coconut eggplant, curry (veggie) chicken, bakmi goreng and more.
110, 8835 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-300-2270, padmanadi.com
When: September 19 to 24
Broadway Across Canada is bringing back the music of the 1960s and ’70s with its latest production showcasing American vocal group The Temptations. Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations runs in Calgary for eight performances and will have you dancing in your seat as it takes you through the musical journey of these Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. N.W., calgary.broadway.com
When: September 21 to October 1
The Calgary International Film Festival returns this month with lots of exciting new films to check out at in-person screenings or virtually at home. Whether you’re interested in Alberta-made productions, animation, action films or horror, there’s something for everyone in the movie lineup. You can also check out special events like a free 1950s-themed party, special screening events, video games in the BarCode XR lounge and more.
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When: September 26
The winners of the 2023 Made in Alberta Awards have been revealed, and now it’s time to celebrate them at a special awards ceremony at the Central Library. In addition to an awards presentation, there will be networking opportunities, a professional product photo booth and snacks. Tickets are available now.
Central Library, 800 3 St. S.E., showpass.com
If you love wings, you’re going to want to visit Wing’n It. This new Kensington restaurant offers more than 100 flavours of wings in a range of saucy and dry seasonings. With options like salt and vinegar, honey garlic dry jerk, dry white cheddar seasoning, mesquite dill and more, there’s a wing flavour for everyone here.
1126 Kensington Rd. N.W., 825-413-7803, wingnit.ca
When: September 28 to 30
The last three days of September may also be the brightest as Victoria Park is lit up with light-art installations, projection mapped architecture and more during the first Night Light Festival. More details on the festival lineup and what you can expect to see are coming soon.
Multiple locations, victoriapark.org