Calgary Weekender: November 2 through 4, 2012

For those who love film, this is the weekend for you. First we have the Calgary Latin Wave Film Festival taking place at Epcor Centre
(205 8 Ave SE) from November 2 – 4. Exploring the power and richness of Latin American culture, this exhibition will showcase new and independent Latin American films from seven countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Guatemala and Uruguay.

If outdoor adventure is more your thing, The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will be wrapping up this weekend. Celebrating outdoors adventurers and explorers, it is being held at The Banff Centre and various locations in Banff.  Showcasing the world’s best films, books, photographs on mountains, environment, wildlife, exploration, adventure sports and culture subjects, there are also guest speakers and presenters, including Dr. David Suzuki, Dasho Kinley Dorji, Conrad Anker, and Gerlinde Keltenbrunner.

We also have the GIRAF Animation Festival, which is a celebration of independent, underground and experimental animation, showcasing Canadian animators and presenting all sorts of animation from around the world. Taking place at The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Rd NW), the 2012 festival features workshops, artist talks, visiting artists, animation screenings and the 2nd Annual Log Drivers Waltz Gala and Plaid Party. 

It’s time to celebrate Alberta’s agricultural roots and what better way than the Agriculture for Life Harvest Gala at the BMO Centre? (14110 Olympic Way SE). Experience a fusion of urban and rural style and design, the scrumptious tastes of locally produced foods, the sights and sounds of Alberta artists, a silent auction, and a chance to connect with friends in the community market. 

This weekend we also suggest you check out newly opened Bar C for a libation or two with friends. Located at 340 17 Ave SW, it’s a fun, contemporary room offering a lounge experience that’s informal and energetic. The latest project of the CRMR Group, it features a cold bar for charcuterie, cheeses and preserves, and draught sparkling wine. 

For those of you who are pumped to hit the mountains for the ski and snowboard season, the Calgary Snow Show (—Calgary) is just for you. Get an all-access look at the upcoming ski and snowboard season’s new products and information. Being held at Spruce Meadows’ Equi-Plex (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW), there will be all sorts of ski and snowboard retailers and pros, mountain ski resorts, training associations and travel information exhibitors to get you informed before the season.