Calgary is obviously known for the Calgary Stampede, which is all fine and dandy. The Stampede is GREAT. But in the past few years, I’ve noticed that Calgary is just as busy throughout the rest year and I couldn’t help but notice that this has all culminated in this upcoming last weekend in September.

I don’t think I’ve seen such a busy weekend and I couldn’t be more excited.I took some time today to compile a list of all the things that I could find that were happening all in the span on three days, just so you can see how busy it is. I did this for two reasons.

1) So Calgarians can try to come up with some sort of a plan to make sure they see as much as they can.
2) To show the rest of the country, that we aren’t just cowboys and mini-donuts. We have so much going on here, I think anyone would be surprised and amazed at all the great things this city has going on. It really is remarkable.

So here is the list! I’m sure there will be more things added to it, so if I missed anything, let me know!

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PechaKucha Night Calgary #13: Seed
Friday, 7:30 pm
King Edward School
*Sold out. (There is a standby line.)

Hot Nuts & Popcorn (Loose Moose Theatre)
Crossroads Market
11:00 PM

Calgary Food Bank Corn Roast
5000 11 St SE (Foothills Industrial Park)

Calgary Stampeders Vs. Edmonton Eskimos (Amateur Football Night)
McMahon Stadium

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
Friday and Saturday, 8:00pm
The Grand

Calgary Culture Days
Until Sunday
Various locations

The Fluid Movement Arts Festival
Until October 21st
Various locations

Calgary International Film Festival
Various locations
Until Sunday.

Festa Italiana
Friday and Saturday
Calgary Italian Club

Ryan Pilling’s Suitcase of Wonders Comedy Magic Show
Fort Calgary

YYC Comedy Festival
Until Sunday
Various locations

Calgary International Flamenco Festival
Until Sunday
Various Locations

We Should Know Each Other #100
Saturday from 10:00am-10:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00am-4pm,
King Edward School (1720 – 30th Ave SW).

Doors Open YYC
Saturday and Sunday
Various Locations

Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination opening.
Glenbow Museum
Until January 3rd

Awesome Foundation Calgary
King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator (1720 – 30th Avenue SW)

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
8:00 pm

EcoLiving Fair
Stan Grad Centre (formerly the Heart Building). SAIT Polytechnic.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Theatre Calgary Costume Sale
Martha Cohen Theatre

Sweet City Lip Dub Experience
Olympic Plaza

Full Moon Movie Night at the Ramsay Rink!
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM54-40
The Gateway

CBC Culture Days Concert
Olympic Plaza

University of Calgary’s Veterinary School Open House.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Clinical Skills Building at the U of C’s Spy Hill campus
Saturday and Sunday

Light The Night
BMO Centre

5th Annual Provincial Open Photo/Open Digital 2012
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Big Brother Canada Casting Call
Sheraton Eau Claire

The Harvest Moon
Time: Sunset and Moon Rise
Ralph Klein Park (12350 84 Street SE)

Calgary MoonFest 2012
4:00 – 9:00PM
Dragon City Mall (Corner of 4th Ave and Centre Street SE)

CIBC Run For The Cure
Southcentre Mall

Mike Morrison