Thanksgiving at Heritage Park, spooky drive-ins and more: 10 things to do this week in Calgary, Oct. 8-14

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Contemporary Calgary celebrates what would’ve been John Lennon’s 80th birthday — and its ongoing exhibition of artwork by Lennon and Yoko Ono — by screening Imagine, a music film directed by Lennon and Ono. Your admission, $10, also gets you access to the exhibition. At Contemporary Calgary, contemporarycalgary.com.

Calgary Cinematheque kicks off its 14th season on Thursday with “a landmark of African cinema,” Touki Bouki, a Sengalese road movie that follows a rebellious young couple who take a trip to Paris. At the Globe Cinema, calgarycinema.org.

Jodi Picoult is in conversation with literary luminary Margaret Atwood to talk about Picoult’s latest novel, The Book of Two Ways. Wordfest presents the event online on Thursday. Online, wordfest.com.

Honens‘ festival this year was another victim of the pandemic. But it’s presenting an A440 event online featuring a conversation between Honens artistic director Jon Kimura Parker and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra associate conductor Karl Hirzer. Online, honens.com.

Loft 112 presents the People’s Poetry Festival until Saturday. Events include an art workshop on Thursday with Rachel Rose. At Loft 112, loft112.org.

Alberta Theatre Projects is launching Play Dates – digital day camps on professional development days this school year, including Oct. 9. Camps are designed to help students hone creative skills through fun, engaging activities. The camp alternate between live instructor-led programming and independent activities and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on CBE non-instruction days. Kids age 9 to 12 are welcome with no prior theatre experience needed. Visit albertatheatreprojects.com/play-dates

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