October 2012 preview of Calgary events, festivals, markets and more

What a month! There’s a ridiculous amount of things going on, and there’s no way you’ll get to it all even if you really, really try.

You’d think festival season would be over, but no. There’s the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival, the Soulocentric Festival, Wordfest, the Fluid Movement Arts Festival, and, if you want to head to the mountains, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Need more? How about a tattoo expo, the Body Soul & Spirit Expo, Calgary Public Library’s Heritage Weekend, or the Honens International Piano Competition. Like speakers? Hear about stargazing, sci-fi, Alex the Great, smart cities, or hear the amazing Maya Angelou speak. Oh, a philanthropist, are we? CPO’s Dine & Dash, Calgary Meals on Wheels’ Bid Now Eat Later auction, or the Cocktails for Critters fundy. And Halloween stuff? Screamfest, A Brush With Death, and Halloween pub crawls. Holy.

Because I’m just one man trying to keep track of cool and unusual things going on in Calgary, and I’m not really quite able to capture all of the possible interests, activities, etc., please also see these fine sites for what’s going on in our city.

Yelp
Fast Forward Weekly
Avenue Magazine
FamilyFunCalgary.com
Calgary Community Events and PSAs
Calgary Stampede Event Calendar
University of Calgary Event Calendar
Calgary Public Library Programs and Classes
Clubzone Calgary
ThisCity

As always, there can be no doubt that I’ve missed a lot of things, and probably most things. Please feel free to add other events in the comments below.

Tuesday, October 2

Making Traditional Teas

Wednesday, October 3

Soulocentric Festival
Calgary Horticultural: Frugal Gardening
Johnny Summers Quintet: An Evening of Jazz, Blues and Big Band Music

Thursday, October 4

Soulocentric Festival
Protecting the Fish Creek Watershed
Spark Astronomy: Stargazing

Friday, October 5

Soulocentric Festival
Calgary Corn Maze Flashlight Night
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Saturday, October 6

Soulocentric Festival
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Sunday, October 7

Joe Avati: Back to Basics

Monday, October 8 – Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, October 9

Wordfest
Canadian Women’s Foundation Calgary breakfast
The U.S. economy and political climate’s effect on Alberta
Social Media Wit: Combining humour with social media
Star Gazing in the Garden

Wednesday, October 10

Wordfest
Chief city planner Rollin Stanley
Young Women of Influence Evening Series Presents… “Negotiating Your Career”

Thursday, October 11

Wordfest
Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Spark Adults Only Night: Fear and Risk

Friday, October 12

Wordfest
Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Alberta Bound Tattoo and Arts Festival
Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival
Calgary Corn Maze Flashlight Night
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Saturday, October 13

Wordfest
Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Alberta Bound Tattoo and Arts Festival
Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival
Calgary Microcredit Conference
The Business of Art with Leah Markham
Calgary Horticultural: Putting your garden to bed
Calgary’s National Costume Swap Day – Marda Loop
Culinary Treasure Hunt
Learning black and white photography
CPO’s Dine & Dash
Calgary TEDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration
NW Calgary National Costume Swap Day
Calgary Festival of Strength
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Sunday, October 14

Wordfest
Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Alberta Bound Tattoo and Arts Festival
The Business of Art with Leah Markham
Get Calgary Healthy
A Brush With Death – A macabre magic show

Monday, October 15

Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Calgary Small Business Week
Historical Gardens of Calgary

Tuesday, October 16

Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Calgary Small Business Week
Star Gazing in the Garden
Learning black and white photography

Wednesday, October 17

Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Calgary Small Business Week
Honens International Piano Competition
Calgary Horticultural: Terrariums
Calgary Creative Arts and Culinary Foundation Charity Gala
Big Rock Speaker Series: Alexander the Great in History and Legend
Notable.ca & Apothic Wine Tour: Calgary

Thursday, October 18

Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Calgary Small Business Week
Honens International Piano Competition
Famous 5 Celebration
How Science Fiction Influences Science and Technology
The 2012 CBC Massey Lectures, “The Universe Within: From Quantum

Friday, October 19

Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Calgary Small Business Week
Honens International Piano Competition
The Body Soul and Spirit Expo
ISU World Cup Short Track Competition
Calgary Public Library Heritage Weekend 2012
Calgary Corn Maze Flashlight Night
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Saturday, October 20

Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Honens International Piano Competition
The Body Soul and Spirit Expo
ISU World Cup Short Track Competition
Calgary Public Library Heritage Weekend 2012
The Great Pumpkin Giveaway
Flight Centre Travel Expo
4th Annual Collector Fest
New Songwriters’ Workshop
Calgary Screamfest 2012
Silent Auction for Autism
Cello and Piano

Sunday, October 21

Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Honens International Piano Competition
The Body Soul and Spirit Expo
ISU World Cup Short Track Competition
Pastry Chef Showcase

Monday, October 22

Honens International Piano Competition

Tuesday, October 23

Honens International Piano Competition
Historical Gardens of Calgary
WordPress and web applications

Wednesday, October 24

Honens International Piano Competition
Smart Cities of the Future
Innovation Exchange
How Science Fiction Influences Science and Technology
Islamic History Month – Film Night: Seven Wonders of the Muslim World

Thursday, October 25

Honens International Piano Competition
Bid Now Eat Later Live and Silent Auction
Awesome Foundation Calgary – $1000 Thursday
Camp Booby – Boobyball

Friday, October 26

Honens International Piano Competition
Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium
How to Run a Successful Snow Removal Business
BOOze Cruise from Party Machine
Marketing for Artists
MAKE Cocktails #2
Cocktails for Critters
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Saturday, October 27

Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
The Calgary Woman’s Show
BOOze Cruise from Party Machine
Mexico Living EXPO Calgary
Songposium Calgary
Halloween Howler Pub Crawl from Bust Loose
Calgary Screamfest 2012
Dinosaurs in Science Fiction
Grave Gala

Sunday, October 28

Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
The Calgary Woman’s Show
Mexico Living EXPO Calgary
Maya Angelou
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Monday, October 29

Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Calgary Screamfest 2012

Tuesday, October 30

Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
After Hours – Pitching Your Big Idea
Calgary Screamfest 2012
The Art of Fugue

Wednesday, October 31 – Halloween

Calgary Organ Festival and Symposium
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
GIRAF Animation Festival
Calgary Screamfest 2012
Ghost Hunting 101

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