Have you heard the good news? @crushcamp is officially OPEN in #eastvillageyyc! They’ve got all kinds of great offers to celebrate their opening, including free Crush Flow classes this weekend! Sign up at crushcamp.com or on the MindBody app.
Get ready for the mash-up of arts, science and engineering that is @beakerhead! Before their Spectacle event on Sept 21, get a taste of what’s to come at The Mayan Portal, one of three Community Beacons around #YYC.
Find this installation from Sept 14-22 at C-Square (4 St & 7 Ave SE).
[Photo provided by @beakerhead]
The 3rd annual @moonlightmkt is coming up this Saturday! Moonlight Market is an unforgettable night market experience highlighting street food inspired eats, artisan goods, and unique local artists.
This event is all-ages and free to attend!
Saturday, September 14
Riverfront Lane SE and C-Square
It’s Canadian Country Music Week! 🤠Come celebrate here in #eastvillageyyc and along the rest of @musicmileyyc with Off-Country, which features 50+ performances across 16 different venues! 🎶
See the full line up at visitc.gy/CCMAMusicMile
We know you’ve been admiring the artwork at The Bounce Games Park all summer long – we’ve seen the posts! 👀
If you’re wondering who to thank for this bright, beautiful installation, send your kudos over to @buds_collective!
Can you beat Beethoven? 🎶 @runcalgary and @calgaryphil have partnered again to bring you the second annual Beat Beethoven event on September 12!
Finish an 8km run or 4km walk along the Bow River before the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra completes 50 minutes of Beethoven's best music.
Register at runyyc.ca 🏃🏻🏃♀️
It’s the last weekend to shop at @marketcollective’s Summer Takeover in the St. Louis! Come for the sales, the art installations, and the food truck eats outside!
While you’re there, you can also scope out ‘Articles by East Village’, our newly launched line of merchandise that supports the East Village Neighbourhood Association (@yycevna).
So, the Central @calgarylibrary here in #eastvillageyyc has been named one of @time Magazine's 100 Greatest Places of 2019, and we are having a really hard time staying chill about it.
Congratulations, Calgary Public Library!!!
Find the full list of 2019 Greatest Places at time.com
Surprise! We’ve opened a lemonade stand for the day 🍋 Stop by this Crossroads shed (next to the community garden and playground) until 1pm to pick up some free @familysqueezed lemonade!
🏇 G I V E A W A Y 🏇
Have you been to the horse races at the St. Louis Hotel yet this summer?
Back in the '80s, 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.
This summer, @because_calgary has brought back horse racing to the St. Louis, and we have two tickets to give away for Friday, August 23.
The event includes a race hosted by @davekellylive_, @villagebrewery beer, and a classic St. Louis meal of chicken & chips.
Like this post and tag a friend to enter!
Join @katiegreenart on August 20 for an Artist Talk & Walking Tour, where she’ll discuss the inspiration, process and final outcome of ‘Bridge’ – the newest installation in our Art in the Public Realm program.
Mix and mingle with the artist and East Villagers who participated in the project over light refreshments after the main program.
Advance registration is required – reserve your spot at bridgearttour.eventbrite.ca
Hey #Instagrammers, this one’s for you ❤️
🚨 New Movie on the Rise Date: Aug 15 🚨
We’re staying “one jump ahead” of this rainy forecast and rescheduling Aladdin (2019) for next week. We hope to see you all then! 🧞♂️
In case you missed it, @chixeggshop has opened in @althotel East Village, and they have officially changed the brunch game. Three words: French. Toast. Pie.
CHIX is open 7 days/week from 7am - 3pm 🍴
Introducing: Articles by East Village
This line of EV merchandise – created in partnership with local artists and entrepreneurs – celebrates our neighbourhood, but also gives back. Proceeds from the sale of these items support the East Village Neighbourhood Association’s (@yycevna) delivery of programs and events, which build community, vitality and connections.
Can’t wait to get your hands on these goods that do good? Here are the locations you can shop from:
📍EV Experience Centre (553 Riverfront Ave SE) during operating hours
📍Market Collective Summer Takeover at the St. Louis (430 8 Ave SE) during operating hours
[A big thank you to our models – East Village residents Terry, Rhonda, Murphy and Oliver!]
In @katiegreenart’s ‘Bridge’ artwork (currently being installed along RiverWalk), East Villagers explored empowerment through anonymity as as they posed in places and spaces around the neighbourhood, wearing masks they made in collaboration with Katie.
Swipe left to uncover the face behind the mask, and keep reading to hear about their experience with this community-focused project.
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[Angelica, East Village resident]
“I picked my portrait because I saw myself reflected in the image. I was drawn to a sense of vitality beneath the chilly exterior. My portrait illustrated the message I wanted to convey about myself: I have warmth buried amongst the cold and I always see light amidst the darkness.”
Since it’s Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthday today, it seems only right that we tell you about tomorrow’s #BigBigTent movie night in east Victoria Park. Get on out from that cupboard under the stairs, Potterheads – you won’t want to miss this! ⚡️
The movie will start at 7:30, but arrive earlier if you want to take in some wizarding fun, like quidditch demos from the @calgaryquidditchclub. And plan to come ready to snack – @yycfoodtrucks will be on site serving up movie treats!
Our favourite outdoor music series is back! We’ve partnered with @nmc_canada to bring free concerts to C-Square every Saturday in August.
🎶 Here’s the lineup:
• August 3 – Klezmer in the Square: Schmenge with The Calgary Musicscapes Band
• August 10 – Chinese Traditional in the Square: Musesica Trio with Harmony Guzheng Ensemble
• August 17 – Gospel in the Square: HAVEN Vanguard with Calgary South Sudanese Gospel Choir
• August 24 – Latin in the Square: Carolina Slim with La Mosca
Saturdays in C-Square runs from 1-4pm at 4th St & 7th Ave SE.
Have you seen @katiegreenart along RiverWalk this week, installing her new artwork? This installation – titled Bridge – features Katie’s masks, which were photographed on people around various #eastvillageyyc spaces. The best part? Each person behind every single mask is an East Villager – someone with a connection to the community, whether it be a resident, a visitor to the area, or staff of an EV business or service provider.
Swipe left to uncover the face behind this mask, and keep reading to hear about their experience with the project.
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Alexia, Avid Central @calgarylibrary User (at 13 years old, she is the youngest participant!)
“When wearing this mask, I didn’t have to think about my facial expression and I felt so free. I could express myself better without thinking about what other people think, and I felt relaxed and protected.”
Your wish is our command – we’re bringing summer movie night back to #StPatricksIsland! 🍿
Plan to come a bit early so you’ll have plenty of time to pick up snacks from @sugarcreekyyc and @sugarcubeyyc, and to get a spot on the Rise. The steep slope doesn’t work so well with chairs, so bring your magic carpet to sit on.
See you under the stars! 💫