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Fall Events Calendar

Fall 2018

Fall brings a variety of culture to town from festivals and markets, live concerts and laugh-out-loud comedy, spooky adventures and drama.

Look for this icon as airdrielife will be giving away tickets – follow us on social media for weekly draws.

Sept. 19

AIRDRIE FARMERS MARKET

Plainsmen Arena

Open from 3:30-7 p.m., rain or shine.

Sept. 21

TEEN GAMING

Airdrie Public Library

Drop in for a free evening of board games, video games, card games, trivia – all games! For ages 13+. 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 22 

ART OF THE HARVEST

Airdrie Ag Park

The Airdrie and District Agricultural Society (ADAS) is proud to host this annual event showcasing horse teams and vintage equipment used to harvest grain planted in the spring. This informational demo and event offers something for all ages. Free admission, free parking, free beef on a bun or hot dog for the first 300 people. Includes a Farm Safety demo with interactive displays and lots more! Located three kilometres west of Airdrie on Big Hill Springs Road. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Weather dependent – check website before event.

Sept. 22

12th ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS ARTS FESTIVAL

Airdrie Food Bank

This family-friendly celebration of community brings awareness to local hunger issues and raises funds for Airdrie Food Bank.  Features local music, art, kid’s activities and free soup lunch! Handmade pottery bowls are available for purchase for a suggested $20 donation. All proceeds support Airdrie Food Bank programs.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sept. 22

SECOND ANNUAL AIRDRIE FILM FESTIVAL

Roxy Theatre

Gather with friends for a round of short movies created by local and Canadian talent. Hosted by the Airdrie Film Society, showcasing Canadian films (and filmmakers) across all genres. Prizes awarded for Best Short Film, plus the Vitreous Glass Youth Award, and an Audience Choice Award. Admission $10 in advance (visit airdriefilm.com) or $15 cash at the door. 3-7 p.m.

Sept. 22

DESONUS 2018: THE BRITISH INVASION

Bert Church Theatre

Concert of cover songs with professional and amateur artists collaborating on a fun set based on the British theme. Proceeds split 50/50 between local and faraway causes, this year Airdrie and Area Health Co-op and Medical Ministries International (through Beverly and Lawrence Lundgren). Appetizers included; cash bar. Admission $40. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Sept. 23

Violet Noir Picnic

Cooperstown Promenade

Save the date for a posh evening of packed delicacies, and fine wine while enjoying a private concert by … shhh! It’s a surprise. (No time to pack a picnic dinner? No problem. Creative Airdrie partnered with Save on Foods and pre-made gourmet food baskets are available with coupons for the Highlander Wine Store – More details to follow shortly). 5pm – 7pm FREE

Sept. 24

ADULT CRAFT NIGHT

Airdrie Public Library

Wine Cork Succulent Magnets from 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP online

Sept. 26

AIRDRIE FARMERS MARKET

Plainsmen Arena

Open from 3:30-7 p.m., rain or shine.

Sept. 28

DRUM LEGEND TERRY BOZZIO’S “REALITY TOUR”

Bert Church Theatre

Terry Bozzio has spent the last 30 years performing solo drum music for sold-out audiences around the world. He is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral and atmospheric performer on the largest tuned drum and percussion set in the world. Admission $32; students and seniors $29. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28

TEEN ARTISTS

Airdrie Public Library

Find new ways to express yourself with the visual arts! Each class features a professional artist and a different concept, technique, or material. Local artists share their work and passion to inspire beginner and skilled teens alike. $4 non-refundable materials fee; APL membership required. Register in advance at the library. Class runs 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 29

VOICE AND VISION 2018

Airdrie Public Library

A DESIGNATED ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS EVENT!

Celebrate artistic inspiration with a free evening of new artworks, live readings, live music, artistic activities, refreshments, and door prizes!

A collaborative project between visual artists and writers in the Airdrie community. 6:30-9 p.m.

Sept. 29

MARK LORENZ NEW ALBUM PARTY

Fitzsimmons Brewing Company

Get a chance to hear all the new music on the upcoming Mark Lorenz album. Only 100 tickets available, and only 200 hard copies of the album are being printed. This show is the only way to guarantee a hard copy of the new album. Admission $20 and includes a pre-order of the new album. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

October – November

AUTHOR SERIES

Airdrie Public Library

Robert Feagan (children’s author): Oct. 1, time 12:30-2 p.m.; Deborah Miller (children’s author): Oct. 10, time TBA; Liz Howard: Oct. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.; Sharon Butala, Nov. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Details online.

Oct. 2

LISA BROKOP: LEGENDARY LADIES OF COUNTRY

Bert Church Theatre

One of the most nominated and award-winning female vocalists in Canadian country music history, Brokop has developed a new concert experience that country music fans will not want to miss! Through hit songs and heartfelt stories, she celebrates the female country music pioneers who inspired and influenced her own career. Admission $32; students and seniors $29. 7 p.m.

Oct. 3

AIRDRIE FARMERS MARKET

Plainsmen Arena

Open from 3:30-7 p.m., rain or shine.

Oct. 6

STAR WARS READS DAY

Airdrie Public Library

Drop-in at the library for cosplay, crafts, activities, books, and food inspired by Star Wars. May the Force be with you!
Everyone welcome. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 13

THE UNSYNCABLES

Bert Church Theatre

This entertaining play, written by Rebecca Merkley, tells the story of three young synchronized swimmers who rise to the top — unless, of course, they’ve forgotten their water wings…. Admission $20. 7 p.m.

Oct. 13

4TH ANNUAL UNMASK MENTAL HEALTH DEFEAT DEPRESSION EVENT

Nose Creek Park

Help raise funds for Airdrie POWER, the Airdrie Health Co-operative and the Airdrie Lioness. Whether you’re looking for a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 13

SHRED-A-THON

Recycle Depot

On October 13, shred your documents for free! Please remove all clips, binders, and spiral spines. Residential quantities only. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 16

BUDDY WASISNAME AND THE OTHER FELLERS

It’s the swan song tour after 30+ years and stops in Airdrie for one night only! 8 p.m. Tickets available online at buddywasisname.com

Oct. 18

20TH ANNUAL AIRDRIE BUSINESS AWARDS GALA

Bert Church Theatre

Hosted by the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce, celebrating local businesses that have shown exceptional business practices, employer excellence, environmental leadership, longstanding business and early growth. 6:30-9 p.m.

Oct. 19

TEEN GAMING

Airdrie Public Library

Drop in for a free evening of board games, video games, card games, trivia – all games! For ages 13+. 5-7 p.m.

Oct. 20

HOT FLASHES: REVELATIONS OF THE DANGEROUS AGE

Bert Church Theatre

By Dori Appel and Carolyn Myers, presented by Ladies Out Loud. A fast-paced, highly original comedy about menopause that has been delighting audiences around the globe. Popular with both women and men alike. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Details at ladiesoutloud.ca/events

Oct. 23

ADULT CRAFT NIGHT

Airdrie Public Library

Personalized Pocket Journals from 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP online

Oct. 24

VOLUNTEERING 101

Airdrie Public Library

Want to get involved in your community but not sure what to do or how to start? Volunteer Airdrie will provide an informative session on how to support your community and why it matters. Space for 30. RSVP online. 7-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 26

DELHI 2 DUBLIN (D2D)

Bert Church Theatre

A live-electronic, bhangra, hip-hop, world-pop, hybrid act whose concerts have been likened to ’90 minutes of freebasing joy.’ Famous for their onstage energy, D2D’s four-member crew connects roots to future, featuring a heavy electronic backbone with live traditional Indian instruments (dhol, tabla), fiddle and the Punjabi-English vocals of frontman Sanjay Seran. Admission $30. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26

TEEN ARTISTS

Airdrie Public Library

Find new ways to express yourself with the visual arts! Each class features a professional artist and a different concept, technique, or material. Local artists share their work and passion to inspire beginner and skilled teens alike. $4 non-refundable materials fee; APL membership required. Register in advance at the library. Class runs 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 2

DUANE STEELE: THE LEGEND OF GEORGE JONES

Bert Church Theatre

A special tribute to George Jones, considered to be the greatest country singer of all time. With a career lasting more than 50 years, this music icon ‘s music continues to inspire artists of all genres. Award-winning singer/songwriter Duane Steele and his band explore the life of Jones through stories and songs. Admission $38; students and seniors $36. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 7

MILF LIFE CRISIS

Bert Church Theatre

Anne Marie Scheffler in one of her sharpest, funniest and most-moving shows, exploring the question: what happens when you’re newly divorced and have kids? NOTE: ages 18+ (adult content). Admission $26. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15-17

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

Bert Church Theatre

Presented by Nose Creek Players. A play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the TectonicTheater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.

Nov. 15-16 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. (panel discussion at 1 p.m.)

Nov. 16

TEEN GAMING

Airdrie Public Library

Drop in for a free evening of board games, video games, card games, trivia – all games! For ages 13+. 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 20

ADULT CRAFT NIGHT

Airdrie Public Library

Decorative Leaf Wreaths & Yarn Pumpkins from 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP online

Nov. 21

JAKE’S GIFT

Bert Church Theatre

A surprisingly funny, multi-award-winning drama about a Canadian World War 2 veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. While roaming the shores of Juno Beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious 10 year-old from the local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts. Admission $26; students and seniors $24. 7 p.m.

Nov. 24

THE WARDENS

Bert Church Theatre

The Wardens’ mountain music is a piece of Canada reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. With haunting three-part harmonies, Scott Ward (guitar), Bradley Bischoff (guitar) and Ray Schmidt (bass/mandolin) share stories drawing on 60+ years of fiercely protecting Canada’s most prized landscapes. A rare look into nature and the soul of the Rocky Mountains, The Wardens’ original songs and stories are an essential part of Canada. Admission $25. 7 p.m.

Dec. 21

TEEN GAMING

Airdrie Public Library

Drop in for a free evening of board games, video games, card games, trivia – all games! For ages 13+. 5-7 p.m.

 

Have an event happening this fall we missed? We can add it to our online event calendar or send us your winter events for the next issue no later than Oct. 12, 2018. Go to airdrielife.com/events to register.

  

SPOOK-TACULAR EVENTS!

Oct. 17-28

AIRscares HAUNTED ATTRACTION

“Holmes Castle” (Fire Hall on Main)

Presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (with all proceeds directly supporting the club). A haunted attraction offering tricks and frights sure to scare! The 2018 theme is the H.H. Holmes Murder House. NOTE: not for young children. Various days/times – details online at airdrielife.com.

Oct. 27

AIRscares KID-FRIENDLY MATINEE

“Holmes Castle” (Fire Hall on Main)

Presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie. Details online. 1-3 p.m

Oct. 30

PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Airdrie Public Library

Drop-in for a fun pumpkin-packed family event. Bring your Jack-o-lantern for a glowing parade. We’ll have pumpkin and Halloween-themed stories, activities, crafts, and treats. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

AIRDRIE’S GHOST WALK

Nose Creek Amphitheatre (meet)

A haunted guide to Airdrie’s past, bringing history to life. This year, the “ghosts” will tell of some of Airdrie’s earliest families and recognizable names. These include (but are not limited to): Tom Flett; Muriel Clayton; Dr. Edwards; George McDougall; A.E. Bowers. Dates TBA – visit airdrielife on Facebook for updates. Admission $10.

HALLOWEEN HOWLER 2018

Airdrie Town and Country Centre

Local rock band Steady the Wheel and Calgary rock band Flatline Phoenix are partnering with the Airdrie 2020 Alberta Winter Games committee to present the best Halloween dance and costume party in Airdrie. More than four hours of live music, best costume prizes and silent auction. Event sponsor Fitzsimmons Brewing. Food by Wilks Booth. Admission $25. 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

 

Holiday Markets!

Nov. 2-3

AIRDRIE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Town and Country Centre

Hosted by Airdrie Farmers Market. Open Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nov. 3

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Crossfield Community Centre

Hosted by the Crossfield Farmers Market, featuring more than 100 artisans and food vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nov. 3-4

ARTS CHRISTMAS MARKET

Balzac Community Hall

View a variety of works by Airdrie Regional Arts Society members and find that unique and original gift of art for someone on your list, or for your own collection. Also enjoy live art entertainment and art silent auction. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov. 24-25

AIRDRIE FESTIVAL OF TREES AND HOLIDAY MARKET

Ron Ebbesen Arena

An annual fundraiser hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie. More information online. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.