East Village Weekly Round-Up (Oct 16-22)

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From Studio Bell to hot spot eateries, from urban plazas to the library, there’s always something happening somewhere in East Village. We’ve rounded up our top picks of this week’s events, programs, classes and more. Don’t forget to check the calendars of our community partners for other goings-on in the neighbourhood!

Camp Hoo-Ha Juniors: Self Defence

Camp Counsellors from Empowerment Inc. will teach attendees how to protect and defend themselves, use the power of their voice, and a few moves to get out of a scary movie style attack. Tickets include dinner, 2 drinks, self defence presentation, a badge and craft.

When: Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where:
King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE)
Cost:
$45 each or 2 for $60

October Long Lunch/Quick Reads

Loft 112 invites you to their literary lunch gathering on October 18. This month's Long Lunch/Quick Reads is a collaboration between an artist and a poet. Enjoy the beautiful art of Stacey Walyuchow and the poetry it inspired, written by Erin Emily Vance. As always, bring your own lunch, go hungry, or pre-order a lunch for $10 from Lisa at loftontwelve@gmail.com

When: Friday, October 18 from 12:00-2:00pm
Where:
Loft 112 (#112, 535 8 Ave SE)
Cost:
Free

Alberta Spotlight: Calvin Love with Marlaena Moore

With coolness that defies contrivance, Calvin Love is the lo-fi pop romantic who weaves an array of genres through a retro-future lens.

When: Friday, October 18 from 8:00-10:00pm
Where:
Studio Bell (850 4 St SE)
Cost:
$15, $10 for NMC members

Brewer's Bracket: Born Colorado vs Railyard

The Brewer’s Apprentice is proud to share their tasting space with friends and local craft breweries, Born Colorado and Railyard. It’s beer against beer, brewery against brewery – but in all honesty, it’s just damn fun. Participants will receive 3 x 4oz samples in a flight from each brewery. All attendees will get 10% off a growler fill after the guided tasting.

When: Saturday, October 19 from 1:00-2:00pm
Where:
448 8 Ave SE
Cost:
$15

Introduction to Italian Cuisine

During this “Italian immersion” class, there will be hands-on instruction, tips and techniques from The Spice Chica. Discover how to make a satisfying full Italian menu, from the antipasto appetizer to dessert.

When: Sunday, October 20 from 12:00-2:00pm
Where:
Raw Canvas (609 Confluence Way SE)
Cost:
$75

Chess in the Library

Play chess supported by coaching from the Calgary Chess/Junior Chess Clubs. Children under 12 must be with a parent or caregiver.

When: Sunday, October 20 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where:
Central Library (800 3 St SE)
Cost:
Free

Home Espresso Essentials with Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

It’s true, making really exceptional coffee takes time, commitment and training, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible for you to do at home! Learn about basic espresso-making techniques, taste various extractions and learn about basic machine care and maintenance to get the most out of your espresso.

When: Monday, October 21 from 6:00-9:00pm
Where:
Simmons Building (618 Confluence Way SE)
Cost:
$125

Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action

Are you concerned about climate change? Would you like to learn how to address and respond to this challenge? If so, this course is for you. Together in a study group, participants in this class will complete the University of Michigan's online course, "Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action". Personal laptop and headphones should be brought to the program, or Chromebooks can be provided.

When: Tuesdays, October 22 to December 3
Where:
Central Library (800 3 St SE)
Cost:
Free (advance registration required)

Brynn Parker