Notable Now Calgary: September 7, 2012

Now Open: Candela
The owners of Alloy Restaurant have brought their global influence to Mission with Candela (1919 4th Street SW). The room is fun, bright and eclectic, making it a perfect backdrop to catch up with friends over great food. Their food menu features tapas-style and shared plate dishes, while their wine and beer selection pairs perfectly with the food.  Boasting late hours, it’s an ideal spot for late night dining.

Spruce Meadows Masters: September 5 – 9
For the equestrian enthusiast, head to Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW) this weekend to see first-hand the best athletes from the world’s top show jumping nations compete for prize money and international acclaim. While there, be sure to check out the entertainment and shopping opportunities on the grounds. 

Zoogala: September 7
The Calgary Zoo’s premier fundraising event, Zoogala, is taking place Friday evening at the zoo (1300 Zoo Road). Featuring a live band and dancing, performances, interactive entertainment, food, wine and cocktail sampling, as well as a unique silent auction, this is bound to be a wildly chic night. Check out their website to purchase tickets.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Season Opener: September 7
From the classical giants to the rockin’ POPS, check out ‘A Taste of the CPO’, a musical celebration showcasing the CPO’s exciting new season. Come early and join a cast of characters in the lobby for a sneak peek of upcoming concerts, events and special programs. Meet musicians, win prizes and get terrific ticket offers. After the concert, mingle with Club Wolfgang members over drinks and tapas.

PARKSALE: September 9
If you love fashion, you will not want to miss PARKSALE 2012. This annual artisan and designer market has teamed up with the Victoria Park BRZ this year to host the event at Haultain Park (225 13 Ave SW). Taking place from 10am to 5pm, peruse various vendors featuring all sorts of fantastic products.

Calgary Saudi Arabian Festival: September 8
The first-ever Saudi Arabian festival is taking place Saturday at Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) from 10am to 9pm. Hosted by the Calgary Saudi Students Club, it will showcase various Saudi Arabian traditions such as folklore dance, traditional music, a fashion show, women customs, and a Saudi art gallery to name a few. Come celebrate Saudi culture and learn about the history and civilization of this fascinating country.

Photo courtesy Spruce Meadows Masters