• Cassidy Formenti

8 Reasons to Leave Your House this November

Ah, it’s the time of the year again. We’ve reached that odd month placed between the end of Halloween and upcoming holiday festivities. The days are shorter, the weather chillier, and that cozy spot on your couch paired with a warm cup of tea seems oh-so enticing on a Friday evening.

Don’t let the colder weather keep you indoors. Here are 8 good reasons to leave your humble abode this month.


Edmonton


Winter Segway

If you’re looking for an original way to explore the Edmonton River Valley, this ones for you. Bundle up and hit the trails — Segway style — for a picturesque adventure and amazing photo opportunity.

Bookings are available all through November and into the winter months. Pricing starts at $94.34/person.

Indigenous Peoples Experience & Fort

The Indigenous Peoples Experience is open this fall at Fort Edmonton Park. Explore the truths lived by First Nations and Metis people before the colonization of Canada, and the diverse cultures of their communities.


The experience is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm until December 19th. Adult tickets start at $20.00. Visit Fort Edmonton Park’s website for additional details.

Fifa Qualifiers

Soccer fanatics, rejoice! Edmonton is hosting two qualifier games for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, both held at Commonwealth Stadium:

· Canadian Men’s National Team vs. Costa Rica — November 12th, 7:00pm

· Canadian Men’s National Team vs. Mexico — November 16th, 7:00pm

A few tickets remain through Ticketmaster and start at $22.00. If you aren’t lucky enough to snag original tickets, check for resales through StubHub.

All Is Bright Festival

The All Is Bright Festival returns to light 124th street for another year! This annual celebration is great for families and anyone with an affinity for pretty lights. Get ready for live music, street performers, and a taste of Edmonton’s diverse talent.

The festival is held on November 20th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The best part—it’s free!

A full list of installations and acts can be found online.


Calgary

GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation

If you’re not interested in leaving the couch this month, this festival is for you. The GIRAF film festival returns this year from November 19th to 28th to showcase the best films here in Canada and across the world. Supported widely across Calgary, this year’s festival can be streamed online and is expected to include interviews, workshops, and chat about all-things animation.

For more information and a complete film lineup, visit https://www.giraffest.ca.

Visit the Field of Cross Memorial Project

From November 1st to 11th, 3500 crosses have been laid along Memorial Drive to pay respect to Albertans who lost their lives in battle. Albertans can attend ceremonies held at sunrise and sunset to pay respect to the fallen leading up to November 11th. A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held and televised and streamed for thousands to view.

Visit Memorial Drive to pay your respects this November. Visit www.fieldofcrosses.com to learn more.

Vivek Shraya: Legends of the Trans

Artist, writer, and creative, Vivek Shraya, shares an ever-evolving notion of herself and the impact of her role models through this photo essay installment. The must-see exhibition, inspired by the 1994 film, Legends of the Fall, reimagines the character of Tristan Ludlow through a fluid lens and celebrates the non-conforming aspects of his character through Vivek’s body.

The photography can be viewed for free at the Esker Foundation, 4th Floor, 1011 – 9th Avenue, Inglewood, Calgary, until February 6th.

The exhibition is best viewed after sunset. More information can be found online.

Kenny vs. Spenny LIVE

The iconic Canadian duo is back and touring North America. Pitting up against one another yet again, this live show is sure to bring the outrageous competition and cringe-filled humour to The Laugh Shop stage in Calgary.


Tickets are available for shows at 4:00pm and 7:30pm on November 21st, and prices begin at $39.58.

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