30 Ways to Sweep Your Date Off Their Feet This September

Expos, concerts, tournaments & food galore - Oh hello September, you've never looked soooo good.

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Sunday Night Special

September 1st at 7pm
National on 10th, 341 10th Ave SW
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Head on down to National this September long weekend to enjoy tons of freebies: bowling, games and a live DJ – all for FREE! Plus, don’t forget they’ll have drink specials running to sweeten the deal.

Much Video Dance – Pride Edition

September 1st at 9pm
National on 8th, 225 8 Ave SW #360
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Pack the rooftop patio this Saturday for a huge Much Music Video Dance Party to celebrate the weekend! Jam out to all of your favourite ’90s and 2000s hits while the videos play on a huge 45 foot screen for a mere $5.

Artisan Breads

September 2nd from 6-9pm & 14th from 10am-1pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Take your bread baking to the next level with this two-day cooking class. Learn how to make classics like sourdough and baguettes, all whilst enjoying a light meal and items to bring home.

Learn Mixology

September 3rd at 5:30pm & 8pm
SHELTER, 1210 1 St SW
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Enjoy a night out of the house learning about your favourite cocktails – and drinking them too. In SHELTER’s cocktail making classes, you will not only learn the techniques of muddling, stirring, shaking and smoking but snack away on bar treats, learn cocktail history and so much more.

CSSC Friday Night Beach Volleyball Drop-In

September 6th from 6:30-10pm
Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130-16th Street SW
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The final week of beach volleyball has arrived! Volleyball pros and novices alike, head down to Marda Loop for a night in the sand as you serve, set and smash your way to victory – and maybe even celebrate at Village Ice Cream nearby.

Herbs & Spices of the World

September 6th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Spice up your life with a night out of the house and in someone else’s kitchen. Sample, pair and leave the dishes to someone else as you and your date learn how to use seeds and spices in everyday cooking.

Simply Italian

September 7th from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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It’s time to eat like the Italians do – from the comfort of your own home! Learn how to make all your favourite Italian classics in this hands-on workshop and bring the magic back to your own kitchen.

Disney Trivia

September 10th from 7-9pm
WURST, 2437 4 St SW
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Get your friends together, brush up on all your favourite Walt Disney classics and bring your ‘A’ game! Test your knowledge, win some awesome prizes, enjoy live music and eat delicious food and drink specials all night long.

ACE Members Beauty Night with CNF

September 11th from 6-9pm
Community Natural Foods, 1304 10 Avenue SW
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Community Natural Foods is opening their doors to ACE members for an exclusive night to connect. Grab a friend and join us for an evening filled with healthy sips and snacks as well interactive and educational pop-ups from industry experts.

Made in France

September 12th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Learn how to make all your French faves – and eat them too! Bring your bae, your pal, your mom or just yourself – this interactive workshop will keep you busy and bustling around from prep to clean-up.

Table for Two

September 13th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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You work hard, you play hard – why not reward yourselves with a night out?! Grab your date and enjoy this interactive cooking class, complete with a three-course meal, wine pairings and a dishes-free night out.

Cycle Cinema

September 13th at 6:30pm
Heritage Park, Calgary
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Walk, bike or drive your way over to Heritage Park for an old-style drive-in movie theatre experience. Enjoy a night under the stars as Into the Wild plays on the big screen.

The MASHING

September 13th from 5-10pm & 14th from 4-10pm
The Grandstand, Stampede Park, 650 25 Ave SE
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With DJs, live music, art installations, photography walls and more, you’ll be transported to a whole new world just by stepping into The MASHING, immersing yourself in many of the things Alberta Beer Festivals believes in while sampling from incredible distilleries, breweries, cideries and restaurants.

CSSC Yard Games

September 14th from 10am-6:30pm
Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 St SW
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Join the Calgary Sport & Social Club (CSSC) for this one-of-a-kind tournament that’s all about fun! Grab a partner (or fly solo!) and get registered so you too can enjoy games under the sun before fall hits the city.

Big Rock Barn Burner Concert

September 14th at 3pm
Big Rock Brewery, 5555 76th Avenue SE
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If you’ve been to the brewery before, forget everything you know – the grounds are about to be transformed into the most Canadian outdoor venue imaginable this September. Get ready for great music, $6 Big Rock beers and ciders, food trucks and all your fun, beer-loving friends!

Inglewood Night Market

September 14th from 5-11pm
Inglewood Neighbourhood, 9th Avenue & 10th Street
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Get ready to shop ’til you drop, YYC. With over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, artisan eats and more, your wallet will be begging you to stop.

The Bridal Expo

September 15th from 10am-5pm
The BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE
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Are you engaged? Friend getting hitched? Or do you just love weddings? The annual Bridal Expo introduces you to the who’s who of Calgary’s wedding scene – this is your chance to meet over 200 local experts and interactively experience all of what they have to offer!

Flaky Viennoiserie

September 15th from 4-7pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Become the baker extraordinaire of your group! The magic recipe and art of making croissants, danishes, turnovers and puff pastry is revealed in this hands-on workshop – don’t miss your chance to learn from the pros.

Date Night Insiders Bowling & Brews

September 16th from 6-9pm
National on 10th, 341 10 Ave SW
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Start the week off right with a good, ol’ fashioned night of bowling! Round up all your friends to hit National on 10th as you sip away on local pints while attempting to knock down one, two, or maybe even all, the pins – if you’re lucky.

Relationship Real Talk: Money & Finances

September 18th from 7-9pm
The Loft, 405 11 Ave SE
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Do you want MORE sex? Stronger communication? Deeper connection? Tired of not being heard? If you answered YES to any of the following questions, WE HAVE the solution for you & your partner. This month, we talk about money, finances and how to deal with them as a couple.

Leaders Lunch presented by ACE

September 19th from 11:30am-1pm
Blink Restaurant & Bar, 111 8 Avenue SW
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Are you an established and influential business leader, entrepreneur, or professional in your community? The ACE Leaders Lunch is an experience curated for you, including coffee, a two-course lunch with dessert, impactful takeaways from a keynote speaker and an opportunity to connect with a community that gets you.

Endless Summer

September 20th from 7-12pm
Commun-o Calgary, 1025 10 Street SE
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Shine up your converse and get dressed in your best patio attire to join us for a few adult beverages and great times for a good cause. Funds from the event will go to support local children through sport and recreation programs while benefiting the community at large through Their Opportunity’s Giveback Program.

The ACE Brunch

September 21st from 10am-12pm
Murrieta’s West Coast Bar & Grill, 808 1 St SW #200
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Each ACE Brunch begins with the intention to grow, connect with one another and become comfortable in the uncomfortable. Led by one fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story, enjoy coffee, a two-course brunch and powerful takeaways.

CSSC Wood Bat Slo-Pitch Tournament

September 21st from 9am-7pm
Deerfoot Athletic Park, 1506 16 Street NE
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Get active this weekend and join other sport-lovers for a day of retro baseball. For this event, the CSSC will supply wood bats that all teams will use, levelling the playing field … think Babe Ruth’s Yankees vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers!

Easy Thai

September 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Pad Thai, curry, coconut rice – who doesn’t love Thai food?! Learn how to make it yourself and impress your date night after night with this hands-on cooking class, complete with food, wine and takeaways.

3D Tinder AKA Speed Dating (Singles 25+) September

September 24th from 7-9pm
The Bourbon Room, 341 10 Ave SW
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Put down your phone and join us for 3D Tinder this September. Each event has 20 single women and 20 single men to connect with – get ready to practice your flirting skills and game while meeting new people.

Spanish Tapas

September 25th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Who doesn’t love a good tapas meal?! Learn how to perfectly pair all your favourite bites so that you can dazzle your date with flavour combinations to die for.

Cocina Mexicana Cooking Class

September 26th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Nachos, pico de gallo, margaritas – everyone loves Mexican night! This hands-on cooking experience will get you tossing up all your favourite dishes in no time – goodbye boring old tacos, hello homemade mouth-watering guacamole!

Women of Wonder Art Gala & Fundraiser – Calgary

September 28th from 5:30-9pm
Work Nicer Coworking, 550 5 St SW #300
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Join ACE for a one-of-a-kind night filled with art, connection and inspiration featuring live entertainment, speaker talks, a happy hour and live art auction of the Women of Wonder paintings.

Palladium Nights YYC

September 28th from 8pm-2am
cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29 Ave SW
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Get ready for a night of 1950’s glamour that includes a gorgeous venue, red carpet, delicious drinks, dance performances, complimentary dance lessons and social dancing until your feet hurt!!

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