With Halloween just a couple weekends away, things to do in Calgary are taking a turn for the spooky. If you’d like to take your mind off of the election for a couple of hours this weekend, we’ve got just the trick for you…
The Fifth Reel Presents Ghostbusters at the Plaza Theatre (Saturday night at the Plaza)- When there’s something strange in the neighbourhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Hit rewind back to this timeless classic before it gets this generation’s idea of what Ghostbusters is gets completely redone in 2016. Port Juvee provides the musical introduction while the Kinkonauts host.
Tickets are $15.
Grim Manor – Visit Calgary’s newest haunted house! Starting on Thursday, October 15 and running until Halloween, the old Target space in Sunridge mall is getting a bit of a makeover. The 6,000-square-foot space is turning into Grim Manor, a home occupied by a professor who foolishly took home a spooky book he found in the Louisiana woods. Recommended for guests 13 and up.
Admission is $13.
Calgary Ghost Tours – Calgary Ghost Tours gives a unique perspective on the more mysterious side of Calgary’s history. Their stories come from the Glenbow Museum and Ft. Calgary archives, newspapers, assorted ghost story books and personal accounts & interviews. They try to research them as best they can but leave it up to you to decide what to believe. They have a whole series of tours between now and Halloween. Check out their event schedule here.
Wordfest – If spooky isn’t your thing, check out wordfest this weekend at the Glenbow museum. The annual lit fest celebrates 20 years this weekend by borrowing Tom Phillips from Wide Cut Weekend and stacking him with Dave Bidini of Rheostatics fame, Tracey Lindberg, Richard Van Camp and Wab Kinew.
Tickets are $45.