A little bit of everything this week at Stampede Park as the Calgary Hitmen hold their WHL home-opening game of the season on Friday, while the NHL’s Calgary Flames start pre-season action this week as well. That, plus a few concerts, a couple of trade shows, and of course: BIEBER FEVER invades Stampede Park!
Details here:Justin Bieber: Canadian pop-R&B sensation Justin Bieber makes his way to the Pengrowth Saddledome this week as part of his My World Tour. An excellent example of a self-made musician, Bieber first found success on YouTube posting videos of his performance in a local music contest as well as other self-made music videos. Eventually discovered and signed by Island Records, Bieber now tours the globe sharing his music with the millions who love it and have supported him through the years. Come and see what all the hype is about Monday, September 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this concert are available through Ticketmaster.CAMA EXPO 2010: The Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association will be holding their 2010 Expo this week at Stampede Park. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn more about what’s new, what’s different, and what’s trending in the vending machine and related industries. September 24 and 25 in the Big Four Building, Hall B. Tickets available at the door.Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive Show: The number one event in Alberta for sewers and everything crafty, the Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive show celebrates its 15th year. With hundreds of free workshops and lectures, celebrity experts, more exhibitors than in previous years, plus the opportunity to win over $5,000 in prizes, this year’s show promises to be the biggest one yet! September 24 and 25 in the BMO Centre, Hall D. Tickets available at the door, and discounted advance tickets are also available from select local retail outlets.Black Label Society: Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will be bringing his Black Label Berserkus 2010 show to Stampede Park this week. Featuring Wylde’s band Black Label Society along with special guests Clutch, Children of Bodom, and 2Cents, this show promises to give the legions of Berserkers a rock ‘n roll night of excess and unique madness they’ll not soon forget! Sunday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in the Big Four Building. Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster.Arcade Fire: Known for incorporating a variety of musical instruments such as guitars, drums, glockenspiels, xylophones, mandolins, and many others into their music, Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire will be bringing their unique sound to Stampede Park this week along with special guests Calexico. They’ll be playing at the Stampede Corral on Sunday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this concert are available through Ticketmaster, and $1 from every ticket will be donated to KANPE.org.NHL Hockey: As the weather turns to single-digit temperatures, it only means one thing: Hockey’s Back! This week signals the start of pre-season action for the Calgary Flames as they take on the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, September 21 and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, September 25. Both of these games will take place in the Pengrowth Saddledome, and the start time for both is 7 p.m. Tickets for these games and others are available through Ticketmaster.WHL Hockey: Not to be outdone, the Calgary Hitmen start their regular season play this week as they take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Pengrowth Saddledome. Four championship banners from the 2009-2010 season will be raised to the rafters on this night, including one as the 2010 Ed Chynoweth Cup Champions! Tickets for the Hitmen’s Home Opener are available through Ticketmaster.Stampede Casino: Open all year-round and featuring all your favourite slots, tables, a 24 hour poker room, as well as excellent food and special events throughout the year, there’s always something going on down here, so why not come down for a visit? Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week: Senior’s Mid Day Garden Getaway: Join us in a garden oasis outside Grasslands Cafe for a $3.99 Soup, Salad and Sandwich Buffet! Also, enter into our Slot Tournament for some fantastic prizes! At the Grasslands Cafe Mezzanine on Wednesday, September 22 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.Friday Night Date Night: Dance the night away in the Big Sky Showroom at Stampede Casino! Enjoy a prime rib buffet, bid on artwork from Cricklewood Interiors, and dance to your favorite music on Friday, September 24!UFC 119: Catch UFC 119 live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m. in the Big Sky Showroom. Admission is $10 at the door and includes access to three huge screens, Octagon Girls, and a snack buffet.Cirque du Soleil – KOOZA: Cirque du Soleil makes its way back to Calgary, and this time it’s at Stampede Park! KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. KOOZA runs from September 16 to October 24, and the Cirque du Soleil Grand Chapiteau will be located in Parking Lot 6, just south of the Big Four Building. Tickets for the Calgary show are available on-line.
Hmm, did I say “a little bit of everything” up there? On second thought, what I should have said is that this week is jam-packed!
Anyways, that’s all for this week. For updates and info on everything Stampede, make sure you follow us on Twitter at @calgarystampede, on Facebook through our official Facebook fan page, visit our website, and stay tuned to the official Stampede Blog to learn more about some of the things happening Here. All Year.
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