Nov 11

What’s Up in YYC

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This week: November 11 to 17

It’s a short week and there’s certainly no shortage of spirited events happening in #DowntownYYC. Stay tuned for the holiday décor that will be lighting up Stephan Avenue in just a few short days. We can already feel the holiday magic beginning to pulse throughout the city and we can’t wait!  

In Flanders Fields: This stunning work was our inaugural Remembrance play in 2010, when it received a Betty Mitchell Award nomination for Outstanding Production of a Musical. Based on the extraordinary life of Lt.-Col John McCrae, IN FLANDERS FIELDS sweeps from rural Ontario to the mud of the French trenches, revealing the brotherhood, love, and true humanity of one of Canada’s most famous poets. In Flanders Fields is a co-production with Forté Musical Theatre Guild. Tickets are $25.

Field of Crosses: Over 3600 crosses have been placed along Calgary’s Memorial Drive and will be there until November 11. Each cross memorializes an individual solider from Southern Alberta who has made the ultimate sacrifice during active duty protecting our country.

Fast Love – A Tribute to George Michael: Experience the world’s most prestigious and professionally produced show paying tribute to the life and work of George Michael. Direct from London’s West End, this tribute show features all the hits from Wham! and his solo career, including Careless Whisper, Faith, Father Figure and many more. Fast Love features a professional cast of singers and a full band who create an authentic sound and mind-blowing performance – don’t miss this spectacular show!

Art Market & Craft Sale: Be part of an amazing Calgary tradition and mark your calendar, Art Market Art & Craft Sale is coming back to town! With over 200 artists from across Canada showcasing their handmade work for 4 days at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. November 14th to 17th is the place to be downtown. Pay once and return free with your re-entry pass. Come with your family or friends and make it a weekend adventure! Enjoy a drink at the cash bar on Thursday and Friday evening from 4pm-9pm or grab a quick bit to eat at the onsite café through out the weekend. With the live band, artisan demonstrations and over 50 categories to shop from you will definitely find something for everyone on your holiday list that you simply won’t find anywhere else!

John Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser: Centre for Suicide Prevention is hosting their annual Fluevog Fundraiser. Come enjoy an evening of beautiful shoes, and delicious beverages and appetizers. During the fundraiser, purchase any regularly priced Fluevog item and 50% of sales will be donated to the Centre for Suicide Prevention!

Thorgy And The Thorchestra: CPO proudly presents the fabulous Thorgy Thor, famed worldwide from the hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race, in a thoughtful and hilariously theatrical show. With her outrageous fashion sense, razor-sharp wit, and virtuoso chops on violin, viola, and cello, Thorgy is the reigning “queen of classical music!” Thorgy enthrals and inspires you with song, dance, and hilarious symphonic shenanigans. Catch Thorgy at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets here.

Check out our full events calendar here!

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