🌈G I V E A W A Y🌈
It’s here and it’s queer! The 2019 Fairy Tales Film Festival starts tomorrow at the Central Library in #eastvillageyyc.
To celebrate the festival, @queerartsyyc, and the voice they give to the LGBTQ2A+ community, we’re giving away 2 tickets to any show of your choosing!
To enter, like this post and tag the friend you’re bringing to the festival.
These friendly mugs are waiting for you on the other side of @goodearth.eastvillage’s doors...which just opened today! Go grab a cuppa joe and get yourself acquainted with the neighbourhood’s newest joint ☕️
Know someone running in the marathon this year? Or maybe you just missed your calling as a cheerleader early on in life. Come join us at the East Village Spirit Hub on May 26th as we root for runners in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon!
🕖 7:00AM - 1:00PM
📍East Village Experience Centre (553 Riverfront Ave SE)
Please keep in mind: there will be lots of road closures in the area, so plan to bike, walk or take the train.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, because @rtbsimmons is open for business!
River views? ✔️
Alt Hotel East Village is what staycation (and Instagram) dreams are made of.
We’ve partnered with @nmc_canada to bring you $10 Date Night at #StudioBell! Grab your tickets in advance for tomorrow event, where you can explore 5 floors of exhibitions, interactive activities, memorabilia from 4 Canadian music halls of fame and exhibitions that celebrate iconic Canadians.
Find tickets at studiobell.ca/whats-on
Since late 2018, we’ve been welcoming new EV residents moving into their digs at Verve. They’ve been taking in all that #evLiving has to offer, and enjoying sweet building amenities, like the 6th floor lounge with outdoor terrace, and the shops in the podium.
If you’re an aspiring East Villager, there are still some suites left to scoop up! Join @framslokker at the EV Experience Centre this Saturday from 11am-5pm to learn about their inventory sales program.
[Verve interior photos: Barbara Goulet]
With warmer days on the way, empty bike racks will soon be a rare sight in East Village! We can’t wait to see everyone out on RiverWalk, enjoying the pathways and views of the Bow.
What’s your favourite stop to make along #YYC’s pathway system?
Did you hear the good news?! After being snowed out the other weekend, @yycfoodtrucks is hosting a Spring Frenzy redo day on Saturday, May 11 from 11AM-7PM. See you at C-Square!
The neighbourhood will be abuzz with lots of busy bees this summer, because urban beekeeping is coming to East Village! From the end of May until end of September, the green space behind the EV Experience Centre will be home to a collection of 5 beehives and thousands of honey bees 🐝
We’ve partnered with local beekeeper and honey producer @mobhoney to oversee this sustainability and biodiversity project. Curious to know more about our new neighbours? EV residents and visitors will have a chance to learn about urban beekeeping from MOB at monthly workshops, or can swing by to ask questions during weekly hive checks.
Bring on the bees!
For nearly 2 decades, until the early 2000s, St. Louis regular George Stephenson would frequent the local watering hole every Friday at noon.
Alongside his friends and coworkers, George would put on imaginary “horse races”, with everyone choosing a horse name written on a napkin. George would then animatedly narrate the horse race, which he made up on the spot 🏇
On May 31, indoor horse racing is coming back to the St. Louis Hotel, and this time around, you can be a part of the tradition!
Find tickets to this @because_calgary event on Eventbrite under ‘St. Louis Hotel Throwback Horse Racing’.
Meet Fernando, a guide with @yycsegwaytours! If you’re a regular on RiverWalk, you’ll be seeing lots of him this spring and summer as he leads segway tours along riverside pathways.
In case you missed it, @yycsegwaytours and @rathbicycle will both be operating out of sea-cans on RiverWalk, starting May 3. Join us that day for the grand opening, where you can take some wheels for a spin, and even spin yourself in @beakerhead’s Human Gyroscope!
Picture this space, but packed with your favourite food trucks and local live music, and you’ve got this weekend’s @yycfoodtrucks Spring Frenzy!
Find all the fun at our urban plaza, C-Square (4 St & 7 Ave SE).
April 26, 2PM-7PM
April 27, 11AM-7PM
April 28, 11AM-7PM
We are WHEELIE excited about what’s coming to RiverWalk this May! @rathbicycle and @yycsegwaytours will be operating out of these colourful sea-cans (look familiar? 😉), renting out wheels for you to make the most of sunny days along the river.
Follow them on their channels for updates, including operating days and hours.
Happy #EarthDay 🌎❤️ Our favourite spot to relax and enjoy Mother Earth has got to be #StPatricksIsland, our backyard urban oasis!
Have you ever visited @loft112? It’s a creative hive for emerging writers, readers, artists and poets to create and collaborate.
In addition to renting out their space for artistic and literary initiatives, the Loft 112 team hosts their own programs, like Night Writer, Book Club, Long Lunch Quick Reads and Inner City Stories – just to name a few!
Looking for a lunch spot with enough options for you, your co-workers, and allllllll your vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free needs? @sidewalkcitizen has got you covered! Every week they have a meat feature and a veggie feature, available as a salad, pita, or in a ciabatta bun. And you’ll definitely want to save room for something sweet – trust us!!
We’re so excited, we want to shout it from the St. Louis rooftop! @marketcollective will be in EV this summer!!
Come one, come all, come all summer long. Market Collective will be setting up a summer long activation at the St. Louis Hotel in @eastvillageyyc. Nestled between the @nmc_canada and the new @calgarylibrary, this beautiful historical space will be home to MC every weekend this June, July and August.
We are looking for artisans to set up shop in this collaborative retail/studio space, where we will be programming it with food trucks, art installations, DJs, and musicians. There will also be a surprise *recreational* activation outside all summer (can't leak the secret yet)!
Deadline to apply: April 26
Application link in profile.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can hardly believe how fast the M2 project is moving! Construction on this zig-zagging, mixed-use building by @xycdesign will be finished by the end of this year. When complete, restaurants and retail will spill out onto RiverWalk, while office space and large terraces occupy the upper levels.
Curious to learn more about M2’s design? Check out XYC’s lecture event on April 17, where you can hear from the building’s architect, @narchitects_pllc.
🎵 Makin’ my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I’m #StPatricksIsland bound 🎵
(Those are the lyrics, right?)
Thanks @andybintheyyc for this unique perspective of the George C. King Bridge!