East Village Weekly Round-Up (Oct 2-8)

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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!

Think Big: Your Brain on Cannabis

A year after cannabis legalization in Canada, and with edibles and other weed products on the way, what do we know for sure about cannabis and the brain? With host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education.

When: Friday, October 4 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where:
Central Library (800 3 St SE)
Cost:
Free (register in advance)

Calgary Walk for Apraxia

The Walk for Apraxia is an annual family event held in 80+ cities, raising critical funds and awareness for programs and research. Walk Day is all about celebrating the lives of Apraxia stars, who work so hard every day to overcome Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)..

When: Saturday, October 5 from 11:00am-1:00pm
Where:
Confluence Plaza at St. Patrick’s Island
Cost:
Registration fees vary

Chinese Movie Day

Join Calgary Public Library for a special screening of the film 'Big Fish and Begonia' to learn more about the mystery and charisma of Chinese culture. Presented with the Chinese Consulate General in Calgary.

When: Saturday, October 5 from 2:00-5:00pm
Where:
Central Library (800 3 St SE)
Cost:
Free (register in advance)

The YYScene presents: Songsmith Sundays with Justine Vandergrift

Sunday plans? King Eddy's got ’em! Calgary singer-songwriter Justine Vandergrift returns to host Songsmith Sundays with a rotating cast of musical guests.

Even cooler: each of these sessions will feature on an upcoming podcast from the series!

When: Sunday, October 6 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where:
King Eddy (438 9 Ave SE)
Cost:
No cover charge

MAKE FRESH PASTA WITH THE SPICE CHICA

Step up your culinary skills with this hands-on pasta-making class! You’ll learn about the basic ingredients needed to make delicious pasta, just like Nonna used to make. Everything you prepare will be ready to take home to cook or freeze.

When: Monday, October 7 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Raw Canvas, 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $50

Introduction to Coffee Brewing with Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

It’s true, making really exceptional coffee takes time, commitment and training, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself at home! Explore three coffee brewing methods (french press, AeroPress and pour-over) at this class inside the historic Simmons Building. Learn about the effect of grind, dose and temperature on the taste of your brewed coffee.

When: Monday, October 7 from 6:00-8:00pm
Where:
618 Confluence Way SE
Cost:
$65

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell

Grab your pal or partner and enjoy a special $10 admission per person from 5:00-8:00pm. Studio Bell is the perfect after work date night destination with five floors of exhibitions to explore, interactive activities, memorabilia from four Canadian music halls of fame, and new temporary exhibitions celebrating iconic Canadians. Pro tip: head over to the King Eddy on $10 Date Nights, show your ticket, and receive 10% off all food and beverage items.

When: Tuesday, October 8
Where:
850 4 St SE
Cost:
$10

Brynn Parker