11 Things That Should Be on Your Radar This Month

Ok, we’ll admit it. November just isn’t known for being a sexy month.

As soon as you see those teen ‘staches appear you just know that the days are getting shorter and people are starting to hibernate. While this may be common sentiment, here are 11 pretty cool reasons you should embrace this month and head out on the town.

1. Village Brewery 
If you miss your veggie garden then here’s something to help you drink to forget. As of yesterday, this fabulous craft brewery has released the limited edition Gardener beer that’s made with local hops, honey, and lavender.  

It likely won’t stay in stock long, so it should be your drink of choice all month long.

2. Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Lock Into Paris is going to be like seeing the Orchestra with a twist. Brought to you by CPO, this is your chance to experience the ambiance of the world’s most romantic city with a stunning Holt Renfrew runway show and a passionate soundtrack.

Keep Friday November 7 free.

3. Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
DJD is known for telling great stories through dance, and November 7-15 you can watch The Year of The Horse at Theatre Junction Grand. This is the story of Josephine Baker who history remembers as one of the most notable exotic dancers in the age of jazz. And if you’re worried about being bored by a dance production, don’t be: there’s going to be nudity.

4. Fort Calgary
There’s nothing like murder to really throw your dinner for a loop.

During November you have five exciting chances to take in dinner theatre at Fort Calgary. Here you’ll encounter a chef with a terrible temper, a fortuneteller, a failed sex therapist and if you’re lucky you might meet the murderer who’s on the loose.

5. & 6. F is for Film
November is the month for film.

If you can’t warm up to the idea of extreme alpine adventure then we’d recommend checking out one of the films at the Banff Mountain Film Festival instead. The vertigo won’t be nearly as bad from your theatre seat.

If you’ve ever wanted to know what the cinema is like in Croatia or Bulgaria then get in line for popcorn next weekend when the Calgary European Film Festival hits town (November 14 –16).

7. TEDx
On November 15, TED X returns with a completely unique event that takes place in the staircase of the U of C’s Energy Environment Experimental Learning Building. Sounds intense right?

Focused around the theme of “truth telling,” there will be all sorts of crazy facts shared that will shock, surprise, and encourage some wild discussion.

8. Calgary Gets Lauren
Lauren Bagliore, that is. On November 20, the fashionista associated with NYC and luxury is opening up an atelier in Inglewood to help keep YYC looking good.

Need an early Christmas present for yourself? The new shop will be located at 917 11th Street SE. Just don’t forget your credit card.

9. Jingle Bell Rock
If you thought we were going to talk about some cheesy Christmas event you guessed wrong.

November 21 kicks off one of three great concerts coming to town during this winter. Tokyo Police Club, Said The Whale, and The Pack AD will be lighting up Mac Hall and will be way more fun than anything related to Christmas. 

That is unless you were planning on hitting the Zoo lights early.  

10. ‘Twas the Night
Ok. Not all Christmas events are lame. And for those of you who just love the holiday season, here’s a chance for you to really get into the spirit.

For one night only, the CORE shopping centre will become an extravaganza of incredible sales on your favourite designer items. You’ll also have the good fortune of seeing a performance from Juno nominated jazz sensation Matt Dusk.

Trust us ladies, Michael Bublé has nothing on this guy, so put November 27 down on your calendar.

11. The Nash
Michael Noble’s much-anticipated second restaurant is opening up by the end of November in the historic National Hotel. Keep your eyes peeled for an official opening date, which should be announced in the next few weeks.

Suddenly, November doesn’t seem that bad… 


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