Oct 22

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of October 22, 2018

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This week in downtown Theatre Calgary is giving us a brand new musical, Goro and Gun is teaching us about sake, and CUFF is serving some halloween horror. Keep reading to find out more.

October 16 – November 11, 2018

Based on an Australian claymation film about two unlikely pen pals, which screened in 2009 at the Calgary International Film Festival, Mary and Max is a hilarious and heartening tale that proves friendship can be found in the most unexpected of places. Join lonely 10-year-old Mary from Melbourne as she writes her way into the life of Max, a 44-year-old man with Asperger’s Syndrome in New York City. With quirky melodies and heartfelt dialogue, their friendship is one you’ll never forget.

Join us for the World Premiere of Mary and Max A New Musical. A story of happy accidents and the power of friendship. This musical is sure to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. Two quirky and unlikely pen pals come to life on stage from October 16 to November 10 with a Relaxed Performance on November 11.


October 23 – 27, 2018

A one –woman show created and performed by award winning Calgary actress, Michelle Thrush.

Inner Elder takes audiences on a journey of transformation through laughter and real life memories as Cree artist Michelle Thrush explores her own inner elder. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous Clowning this performance offers a heightened experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.

As a Cree woman, Michelle is an activist for Aboriginal Canadians and other Indigenous peoples of the Americas.


October 25, 2018

Goro & Gun Presents:

Enjoy this exclusive four course dinner led by the president of Kozaemon Brewery all the way from Japan. The dinner will feature sake pairings with explanations of each sake’s flavour profile, as well as the history of the Kozaemon Brewery.

Tickets for the event are $100.00+GST and include your meal, sake pairings & gratuity.

18+ with valid government issued ID


October 27, 2018

The Calgary Underground Film Festival is back with an all-night Horror Movie Marathon the Saturday before Halloween! Join us at Globe Cinema on October 27 for 12 hours of movies, contests and surprises – 7 movies from 7 pm until 7 am the next morning.

You can come for one, come for them all, or drop in and out. But one thing is for sure – you that you’ll laugh, scream and enjoy spending Halloween with fellow CUFF fans.

$20 regular / $18 members

Doors at 6 pm, films at 7 pm
Come for one film, or stay for them all
Costume contest at midnight
Giveaways and surprises throughout the night
Admission restricted to 18+
Bar open through the first four movies



The Great Halloween Organ SpookTacular (GHOST)
October 31, 2018

G.H.O.S.T. is returning to Knox for another spooky evening of fun, featuring the SILENT MOVIE, The Phantom of the Opera, with Calgary’s own Carlos Foggin playing the mighty Knox organ.

New Central Library Grand Opening
November 1, 2018

Bring the whole family for the opening ceremony and enjoy live music, free tours and hear from special guests

Art Market: Art and Craft Sale
November 15 – 18, 2018

The Art Market showcases an endless selection of top quality, hand crafted pieces from artisans working across a variety of mediums.


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