Ski season has finally arrived, but if you're not a winter sport enthusiast there's still lots to do in and around Calgary this weekend.
Here are a few picks from CBC Calgary's entertainment reporters. There are also many events planned Monday for Remembrance Day.
If we've missed something, please let us know in the comments section below.
GIRAF 9: International Festival of Independent Animation
The ninth annual Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) is already underway in Calgary. The festival aims to showcase as much independent animation as possible through workshops, artist talks and animation screenings.
For those who want to give it a try, one of the workshops is a pay-what-you-can session called "Make Your Own Flipbook." There's also a workshop recommended for kids aged 9 to 12 where you can learn how to do stop-motion animation.
Nov. 6-10. Evening screenings from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Weekend screenings and workshops begin at noon.
The Globe Cinema and Quickdraw Animation Society
CPO plays Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons is one of the most popular classical works of all time and it still delivers that "wow-factor" nearly 300 years after Antonio Vivaldi composed it back in 1725.
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's performance will feature solos by four of its principal violinists.
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. MT
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Lunchbox Theatre presents That Men May Fly
That Men May Fly is a new play by Winn Bray. The story follows two bomber pilots, one Canadian and one British, along with their female flight mechanic, as the pilots prepare to enter combat in the Second World War.
This is actually a musical comedy featuring songs from the 1940s. Military personnel and veterans get free admission to the show, and donations for the Calgary Veteran's Food Bank are also being collected at the door. The play is an hour long and suitable for all ages.
Oct. 21 to Nov. 16
Lake Lousie ski runs open for the season
Last weekend it was Nakiska and Norquay, this weekend Lake Louise is open to visitors. The resort says over 440 metres of downhill terrain will be open but that only includes the runs accessible from the Glacier Chair and sections of the Easy Street terrain park.
Open as of 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8
Lake Louise Ski Resort
Hollerado with PUP & Guests
Hollerado is an alternative rock group from Ottawa. One of their recent singles, So It Goes, is a ballad inspired by a Second World War tale of forgiveness and compassion.
Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Menno Versteeg wrote the song about his grandfather's wartime experiences as a Dutch resistance fighter during the German occupation. Though Versteeg's grandfather was captured, rather than being executed, he and the German commanding officer shared an honest conversation — after which he was imprisoned for two years.
When the Second World War ended, Versteeg's grandfather recounted the story in court as testimony on behalf of the German officer, whose life was spared.
Saturday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 8 p.m.