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Calgary Weekend Round Up: September 16-18

Not sure what to do this weekend? Check out these highlighted events—you can find our full event listings at Where Calgary.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Have you heard of netball? We hadn’t either, but this Friday, Netball Alberta will be making a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest game of netball played – and it’s happening at South Fish Creek Recreation Complex. Netball Quest 61 is the second event in Martin Parnell’s Quest For Kids Series, which includes endurance sports challenges supporting Right To Play. The current record, according to Guinness’s website, is 60 hours.

Workshop Theatre’s Men Are Dogs opens tonight and  runs until October 1 at their new location, the Easterbrook Theatre.  Tickets $15 – $20, call 403-216-0808.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Brides, grooms, and friends and family of the engaged, be sure to check out the Calgary Bridal Expo on Saturday. Alberta’s largest fall bridal show features fashion shows, over 120 wedding vendors, a wedding gown sale, and free treats and samples just for attending. Tickets $20, at the door.

Enjoy the fall weather and the sweet tastes of history at Heritage Park’s Apple Daze Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to pick up the recipe cards from the historical homes in which different apple fare is being prepared.

Vince Neil, the lead singer of Mötley Crüe, presents his third solo album Tattoos & Tequila (2010) at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino. Tickets $66.70 – $77.20, call Ticketmaster, 1-855-985-5000.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Don’t miss the chance to taste Cravings Next Best Dish at their battle-style food competition where four chefs duke it out in the kitchen for a $2,000 grand prize. Cocktails are at 4pm and the competition starts at 5pm. Proceeds support Brown Bagging It for Calgary’s Kids. Includes four sample-sized meals and wine pairings. Tickets $75, call 403-256-7150.

Saturday and Sunday, Artwalk 2011 opens the doors to Calgary galleries and artist studios for the public to visit. Many venues serve light refreshments. The opening ceremony on Friday from 5:30-8pm reveals a new outdoor sculpture by local artist Reinhard Skoracki at the south entrance of the EEEL Building at the University of Calgary. The event has been running for more than 20 years. Admission is free!

Your turn! What are your plans this weekend?

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