Notable Now Calgary: October 25, 2013

Banff Film Festival
The Banff Mountain Film Festival begins on Saturday, October 26th and runs until November 2nd. Get ready for nine days of stunning cinema with stories of adventure and wildlife like you’ve never seen before. Each year the festival has hosted world-famous authors, filmmakers, conservationists and explorers; David Suzuki, Sir Edmund Hillary and John Krakauer are just a few of the guests who have spoken at the festival. This year, you’ll want to check out screenings of films like “Antarctic Adversaries” and “To the Ends of the Earth.” The price for each event will vary and there will be several events that are free of charge. To learn more about the schedule and pricing, click here.  

Chateau Fuisse Night at Market
For one special night, Market Restaurant has the privilege of welcoming Philip Tuinder, Commercial Director from Chateau Fuissé winery in Burgundy, France, into their space. Chateau Fuissé is rich in quality and history. Built around 15th century, the winery has now been passed down within the Vincent family for more than five generations, preserving the legacy of its winemaking. On Monday, October 28, guests will have the opportunity to meet Philip and learn more about the historical French winery and his passion for the winemaking industry. Executive Chef Dave Bohati will prepare a four-course meal, each dish honouring a signature wine from the established winery. Tickets are $100 and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. To book a reservation, call Market at 403-474-4414.

Official Calgary Elysian Night
On October 29th, CRAFT Beer Market is hosting the Official Calgary Elysian Launch. Elysian is a craft brewery that operates out of Seattle known for making a range of IPAs, stouts, Pilsners and seasonal beers. Enjoy $4 pints of all Elysian products from 3pm until close. Vote for which beer we put on tap: Immortal IPA or Loser Pale Ale. Make your reservation today by calling 403- 514-2337. CRAFT Beer Market is located at 345 10th Avenue SW.

Festival Italiano
It’s time for Festival Italiano! Celebrate the sounds and style of Italy with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra from October 25th to November 1st. The festival will include movies, fashion shows and more. On October 29th, come out to see Federico Fellini’s Academy Award-winning film La Dolce Vita (“The Sweet Life”) at the Plaza. This 1960 classic depicts a journalist in Rome post-war and you might not know this, but the term ‘paparazzi’ actually originated from this movie. The Plaza Theatre is located at 1133 Kensington Rd. SW.  

Brewmasters Dinner at the Libertine
On October 31st, the Libertine Public House is presenting the Fernie Brewing Co.’s Brewmasters Dinner. There will be four courses and each course will be paired with a Fernie Brewing Co. beer that best suits the flavours of the dish. The menu will feature scallops, rack of lamb and braised beef cheeks. To view the full menu, you can visit The event begins at 6pm with welcome beers and the first course will be served at 6:30pm. For more information or tickets, call 403-265-3665.

Things that go bump in the night
Did you know that Calgary has its very own ghost tours? It might be surprising to learn that Inglewood is one of the most haunted spots in town, and on the 31st of October you have the chance to learn more about the ghosts and ghouls that haunt this area. Be prepared for stories and historical accounts that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You also have a second option, which is to join Rob Seguin from West Paranormal Research at 8:30pm for a ghost hunt. What a delightful way to spend Halloween. The tours are $15.

Photo courtest Market