What’s Up This Week: September 10th – September 14th

From Date Night at the Studio Bell to Pandalicious at the Calgary Zoo, here's what's up this week in YYC.
Pandas at the Calgary Zoo. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

From Date Night at the Studio Bell to Pandalicious here’s what’s up this week in YYC.

Photo Credit: Brandon Wallis

1. $10 Date Night at the Studio Bell
September 11th from 5pm-8pm
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, 850 4 St SE

Bring your boo to the National Music Centre after hours for date night. This is the last $10 Date Night event of the summer so it’s probably best to avoid the FOMO and get in on the action. Explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada, check out interactive activities and explore their new temporary exhibitions celebrating some of your favourite Canadian legends like the Barenaked Ladies and Paul Brandt.  Pro tip: Head over to King Eddy afterwards and show your $10 Date Night ticket to receive 15% off all food and beverage items.

Photo: Julieta Cervantes

2. The Book of Mormon

September 11th – 16th at Various Times
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW

Called “the best musical of the century,” by The New York Times and “the funniest musical of all time” by Jimmy Fallon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning The Book of Mormon is back in Calgary from September 11th to 16th.  Prepare for a night of musical comedy that follows the misadventures of a pair of missionaries sent across the globe to spread the Good Word. This international sensation will have you  roaring with laughter.

3. Adults Only Night: Hack It
September 13th from 6pm-10pm
Telus Spark, 220 St. George’s Dr NE

Humans have been hacking the world around us since we started making bones into tools. Hacking is the art of making something the way you want it, instead of the way it is. You may have already tried hacking electronics, but what about hacking your life or your mood? Join Telus Spark for Adults Only Night as they delve into this fascinating topic. With a fully licensed bar and good music, you’ve got the perfect science behind creating a great date night out.

4. Beat Beethoven
September 13th from 630pm-10pm
Riverwalk, AB

Run Calgary, CMLC and The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra are teaming up to bring you an event that pairs the wonderful worlds of music and run. Lace up in support of the CPO in a fun new event to Calgary. Challenge yourself to finish an 8k race in a 4k looped course along the beautiful Bow River, before the orchestra completes 50 minutes of Beethoven’s best music. After you finish the race, you’ll receive awesome prizes like a custom Beat Beethoven wine glass and be able to enjoy a light dinner and concert by CPO highlighting their upcoming season.

5. BB at the Q End of Summer Block Party
Q Condo Presentation Centre, Sage Berry Way Northwest 67


You’re invited to a “BB at the Q” End of Summer Block Party hosted by Q Condominiums and Morrison Homes Multi-Family. On September 15th, spend the afternoon at Q Presentation Centre. Taste some delicious eats, sip on lemonade, indulge in ice cream, listen to live music, play some giant Jenga and check out the newly launched Q Condominiums. You can even enter to win the use of a new Audi Q5 for a weekend. We’ll see you there!


Photo: Sergei Belski

BONUS: Pandalicious at the Calgary Zoo
The Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Dr NE

Go visit the adorable pandas and grab some panda ice cream from Fiasco Gelato, delloR Ice Cream and UTCA Chimney Cakes. No judgement if you try all three. Snap a picture of your ice cream, post it to social and tag us (@datenightyyc), the Calgary Zoo (@thecalgaryzoo) and all three ice cream companies (@fiascogelato, @delloricecream and @utcachimneycakes) for your chance to win more delicious treats. Be sure to use the hashtag #pandaliciousyyc.

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