What’s Up This Weekend: November 16th-18th

From the Cowboys Blue Ball to A Twist on Sushi Cooking Class, here's what's up this weekend in YYC. 

From the Cowboys Blue Ball to A Twist on Sushi Cooking Class, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.

1. Cowboys Blue Ball
November 16th from 7pm-1030pm
Cowboys Dance Hall, 421 12 Ave SE

Cowboys is hosting their second annual Blue Ball this Friday. The night is set to be a men’s health comedy show in support of Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre and Women for Men’s Health. Hysterical comedians from LA will be joining in to help raise some laughs, cheers, and funds for Men’s Health Awareness Month. Expect appearances from Pete Giovine, Steve Simeone, Steve Rannazzisi, and Bret Ernst.

2. Studio Bell After Hours: TONTO Edition ft. A Tribe Called Red
November 16th from 9pm-1am
Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre, 850 4 St SE

The National Music Centre’s popular late-night series returns this month with special headlining performances by A Tribe Called Red, Smalltown DJs, DJ Heather, and more. The special edition of After Hours will be part of a week-long celebration of monster synth The Original New Timbral Orchestra (aka TONTO). Bring your most comfortable dancing shoes as NMC turns down the lights and turns up the tunes. With pop-up bars, interactives, music experiments and other activities celebrating TONTO, this is not your typical night at the museum.

3. International Spruce Meadows Christmas Market
November 16th-18th, 23rd-25th, and November 30th-December 2nd
Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

Discover a magical world of scents, colours, and lights at the International Spruce Meadows Christmas Market. Browse from over 300 vendors spreading Christmas Spirit as you complete some holiday shopping and listen to performances from a choir or traditionally dressed carollers. New this year, stop by the Founders Pavilion where you’ll find 12 new vendors.

4. The I Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Planning
November 18th from 530pm-830pm
The Commons Calgary, 1206 20 Ave SE

If you’re hosting a DIY wedding but don’t know where to start, The Commons Calgary has got you covered. Come dive into the planning process with the help of some of Calgary’s top-notch wedding industry professionals. They’ll be offering free expertise and advice that will help you navigate through the complexities of planning your perfect day.

5. A Twist on Sushi Cooking Class
November 18th from 530pm-830pm
Cuisine et Chateau, 227 10 St NW

Join Cuisine et Chateau for a contemporary sushi making class – Alberta style. They’ll be teaching you the fundamental techniques of making sushi with an array of local ingredients that will spark the artistic side within you and keep you rolling. Recipes include a pulled pork and lemongrass sushi roll with barbecue soy dip, egg salad roll with sesame seeds and cilantro, crab salad with jalapeno, and caramelized pineapple sushi with mango dip. This class includes a recipe booklet, a sushi style dinner with wine sampling, and your own sushi mat to take home.

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