It was a fantastic long weekend, but it’s time to get back into the swing of things! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to entertain yourselves this time around. From pumpkin patches and spooky plays to concerts and haunted houses, there are plenty of ways to trick or treat yourself to some excitement. Here are just 10 things to do in Calgary to lift your ‘spirits.’

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


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How will you kick things off this week? Based on the 1886 Gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, enjoy Vertigo Theatre’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For more information or tickets, visit the link above and enjoy!

When: Until October 29th, 2023
Where: 115 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $69+

ZZ Top

Known for songs like Gimme All Your Lovin’ and La Grange, ZZ Top will take Calgary’s Grey Eagle this week. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Wednesday, October 11th, 2023
Where: The Grey Eagle – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $111+

Sponsored Pick: Banff Pride

Banff Pride will be taking over Banff with 10 days of festivities, drag performances, live music, and quintessentially Canadian outdoor fun. The festival will kick off on Friday, October 6th, with a flag-raising ceremony and Pride March through downtown Banff. There will be events happening throughout the village all the way to the peaks of Sulphur Mountain. Don’t miss this amazing celebration of diversity, inclusion, and love – all in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable!

When: Friday, October 6th to Sunday, October 15th
Where: Events throughout Banff
Cost: Tickets vary by event

Pumpkins After Dark

Good gourd! This week, Calgarians are encouraged to check out Pumpkins After Dark – a one-of-a-kind event featuring enchanting displays, lights and exciting activities.

When: Until October 31st, 2023
Where:  88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $18+

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Ready to supercharge your knowledge about electric vehicles and green mobility? Then AMA has the podcast for you! Their podcast, EV Life, explores the electrifying world of EVs, from fully electric cars to electric motorcycles. You can listen to engaging discussions with industry experts, learn about valuable insights into the EV market, charging options, and the transition to sustainable transportation in Canada. In the realm of electric vehicles, AMA has positioned itself as the best resource for learning and staying current, so be sure to tune in on your next ride into work!

Calgary Stampeders

Bundle up and have a ball! This week you can grab a beer and cheer the Calgary Stampeders to victory at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium! For more information or to snag some tickets, head over to the link above!

When: Friday, October 13th, 2023
Where: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $31+

Field of Screams

Think you can handle the boo? In an effort to spooky you silly, Cobb’s Adventure Park will totally transform their 20 acres of land from family-friendly to fantastically freaky.

When: Friday, October 13th, 14th, 19th (Adults Only), 20th, 21st, 27th, & 28th, 2023
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $26+

Haunted Calgary

This week is going to be a screaming good time and it all starts at New Horizon Mall. A terrifying series of events that includes a haunted house, spooky selfie museum or zombie survival game, you’re going to have an absolute blast – if you dare.

When: Friday, October 13th – November 3rd, 2023
Where: 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Cost: $15+

Spark After Dark: Fear

They say you’re supposed to learn one new thing every day, but we think that you should do it with a drink in your hand… and a chill down your spine!  This week, check out TELUS Spark for their ‘Fear’ adult night and visit their many exhibits, vibe to some music, and learn the science behind why and where we get scared.

When: Friday, October 13th, 2023
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 5 pm-midnight
Cost: $26+

Tattoo and Arts Festival

Whether you’re jonesing for some new ink or just appreciate the craft, the Tattoo and Arts Festival is definitely one you won’t want to miss! This Friday, hit the BMO Centre for a two-day event celebrating the latest and greatest in body art – it’s going to be something else, folks!

When: Friday, October 13th – 15th, 2023
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Cost: $30+

Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.