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September 2019

Calgary International Film Festival

September 18 - September 29
Downtown Calgary, Calgary, Canada + Google Map

Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) turns 20 this year. They're keeping all the things you love — hundreds of films from home and abroad ranging from first features to auteur works — while adding new facets such as the new Centrepiece Gala. You can attend with single tickets, ticket packs or passes. Sponsored by Avenue

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Beakerhead

September 18 - September 22
Calgary Calgary, Alberta Canada + Google Map
Prices vary

Calgary's festival of art, science and engineering returns in a big way from September 18 to 22. Key events this year include The Spectacle at Prince's Island Park on Sept. 21, For Science! at Telus Spark on Sept. 20, Lunch Without Light at Dark Table on Sept. 18 and 20, Seven Wonderers at Studio Bell on Sept. 19 and many more. There are events for kids, adults and families ranging both free and ticketed options. You can see them all…

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Wordfest Presents Dr. Jen Gunter (The Vagina Bible)

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 – $25

Dr. Jen Gunter, an obstetrician and gynecologist as well as a columnist with The New York Times, will be discussing her book The Vagina Bible, which answers modern-day questions about female health. This event will feature an on-stage interview hosted by Christina Frangou, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing. Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

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Canmore Festival of Art and Creativity

September 27 - September 29
artsPlace, 950 8 Ave.
Canmore, Canada
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Free admission

As part of Alberta Culture Days, artsPlace in Canmore will host a three-day extravaganza of programming. Whether you're interested in virtual reality, cycling, film, sculpting, painting, dance or vendors, this diverse range of programming has something for everyone. All events are free, and a detailed schedule can be found here.

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Garlic Fair and Growers’ Exchange

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Golden Acre Home & Garden, 620 Goddard Ave. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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$5

Expand your garlic knowledge and celebrate the year's harvest during this event dedicated to the beloved bulb. The fair will include vendors, speakers, a beer garden, music and of course, plenty of garlic. Stop in and chat with aficionados, discover different varieties and learn more about growing in your own garden, all while building a greater appreciation for all things garlic.

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October 2019

Calgary Spanish Film Festival

October 8 @ 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave. S.W. + Google Map
$8 – $10

The Embassy of Spain, the Globe Cinema, the European Cultural Society of Calgary and the Aula Cervantes have partnered for the first-ever Calgary Spanish Film Festival. Four films never before seen in the city will screen over the course four Tuesdays in October. The titles are as follows (click on the title of each to watch its trailer): Get Her... If You Can (¿Qué Te Juegas?), The Realm (El Reino), Journey to a Mother's Room (Viaje al Cuarto de Una…

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HEX: Halloween and Entertainment Expo

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 13, 2019

An event every 3 days that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 14, 2019

$30

The organizers of now-defunct ScreamFest are back with an epic new event. Part fan expo, film festival and spooky carnival, Hex features celebrity guests, cosplay, a marketplace, screenings, games and haunted houses to explore. Note: This is a family-friendly event, but you need to be 12 years or older to enter the haunted houses. Photograph provided by Hex.

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The Imaginairium by Wordfest

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2019

Multiple Venues Calgary, Canada + Google Map
Prices vary

Take in ten lively days of workshops, readings, performances and more as The Imaginairium by Wordfest returns with 76 artists at 56 events throughout the inner city. Wordfest is bringing together a collection of world-class literary voices at this annual Fall festival dedicated to celebrating authors and ideas. This year, the festival welcomes guests from across the country and around the globe, including authors, poets, musical acts and more. Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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Wordfest Presents Alexander McCall Smith (To The Land Of Long Lost Friends)

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Alexander McCall Smith's newest book To The Land Of Long Lost Friends marks his 20th edition to the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series. As Mma Precious Ramotswe takes on a new case for a childhood acquaintance, she's reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom and to never judge a book by its cover as the story unfolds. This event will feature an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing. Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

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November 2019

Calgary European Film Festival

November 2 - November 10
Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave. S.W. + Google Map
Prices vary

The Calgary European Film Festival goes for round eight this year a stacked lineup of films screening over the course of nine day at the Globe. While exact program details are coming soon, it's been announced that 22 different European countries will be represented at the festival. Stay tuned for more information, as well as ticket sales opening in October. Photograph courtesy of Calgary European Film Festival.

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Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) turns 20 this year. They’re keeping all the things you love — hundreds of films from home and abroad ranging from first features to auteur works — while adding new facets such as the new Centrepiece Gala. You can attend with single tickets, ticket packs or passes.

Sponsored by Avenue

Calgary’s festival of art, science and engineering returns in a big way from September 18 to 22. Key events this year include The Spectacle at Prince’s Island Park on Sept. 21, For Science! at Telus Spark on Sept. 20, Lunch Without Light at Dark Table on Sept. 18 and 20, Seven Wonderers at Studio Bell on Sept. 19 and many more. There are events for kids, adults and families ranging both free and ticketed options. You can see them all here.

Photograph by Trevor Lalonde.

 

Dr. Jen Gunter, an obstetrician and gynecologist as well as a columnist with The New York Times, will be discussing her book The Vagina Bible, which answers modern-day questions about female health. This event will feature an on-stage interview hosted by Christina Frangou, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing.

Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

As part of Alberta Culture Days, artsPlace in Canmore will host a three-day extravaganza of programming. Whether you’re interested in virtual reality, cycling, film, sculpting, painting, dance or vendors, this diverse range of programming has something for everyone. All events are free, and a detailed schedule can be found here.

Expand your garlic knowledge and celebrate the year’s harvest during this event dedicated to the beloved bulb. The fair will include vendors, speakers, a beer garden, music and of course, plenty of garlic. Stop in and chat with aficionados, discover different varieties and learn more about growing in your own garden, all while building a greater appreciation for all things garlic.

The Embassy of Spain, the Globe Cinema, the European Cultural Society of Calgary and the Aula Cervantes have partnered for the first-ever Calgary Spanish Film Festival. Four films never before seen in the city will screen over the course four Tuesdays in October. The titles are as follows (click on the title of each to watch its trailer): Get Her… If You Can (¿Qué Te Juegas?), The Realm (El Reino), Journey to a Mother’s Room (Viaje al Cuarto de Una Madre) and Love Beats (La Banda).

Photograph courtesy of European Cultural Society of Calgary.

The organizers of now-defunct ScreamFest are back with an epic new event. Part fan expo, film festival and spooky carnival, Hex features celebrity guests, cosplay, a marketplace, screenings, games and haunted houses to explore.

Note: This is a family-friendly event, but you need to be 12 years or older to enter the haunted houses.

Photograph provided by Hex.

Take in ten lively days of workshops, readings, performances and more as The Imaginairium by Wordfest returns with 76 artists at 56 events throughout the inner city. Wordfest is bringing together a collection of world-class literary voices at this annual Fall festival dedicated to celebrating authors and ideas. This year, the festival welcomes guests from across the country and around the globe, including authors, poets, musical acts and more.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Alexander McCall Smith’s newest book To The Land Of Long Lost Friends marks his 20th edition to the “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series. As Mma Precious Ramotswe takes on a new case for a childhood acquaintance, she’s reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom and to never judge a book by its cover as the story unfolds. This event will feature an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A as well as a book signing.

Photograph courtesy of Wordfest.

The Calgary European Film Festival goes for round eight this year a stacked lineup of films screening over the course of nine day at the Globe. While exact program details are coming soon, it’s been announced that 22 different European countries will be represented at the festival. Stay tuned for more information, as well as ticket sales opening in October.

Photograph courtesy of Calgary European Film Festival.

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