East Village Weekly Round-Up (Feb 20-26)


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!

Hockey Happy Hour with Steel & Timber at King Eddy

The Flames are definitely on a hot streak, but it’s not nearly as hot as the stellar live talent hitting the stage at King Eddy. Catch Calgary string trio Steel & Timber for Hockey Happy Hour, just 10 minutes from the ‘Dome.

When: Wednesday, February 20 @ 4:00pm
Where: King Eddy (438 9 Avenue SE)
Cost: Free

Succulent Plant Night at Raw Canvas

Plant your own succulent with Raw Canvas at their DIY workshop. The price of the class includes a container, dirt, moss, one succulent, a few garnishes, plus tips and tricks for assembling your plant. Additional decorative materials will be available for purchase. Feel free to arrive early for food and drink!

When:  Friday, February 22 @ 7:00pm
Where: Raw Canvas (609 Confluence Way SE)
Cost: $45  


ATB Street Party on 8th Avenue SE

As part of Calgary Folk Music Festival's 4th Annual Block Heater, come enjoy the ATB Street Party on February 24. Stop by for family-friendly outdoor activities, including hot chocolate and the first annual Block Heater Cup street hockey tournament.

Don’t forget to check out the Block Heater lineup to see which artists are playing at the King Eddy, Studio Bell and Central Library as part of the festival!

When: Saturday, February 23 from 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: 8th Avenue SE cul-de-sac, between 4th Street SE and the Central Library
Cost: Free

Scotiabank Backbeat and Calgary Bluesfest present: Horn from the Heart – The Paul Butterfield Story (film screening and Q&A)

The Paul Butterfield Story is a feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. Film run time is approximately 1 hour and 44 minutes.

When:  Sunday, February 24 @ 1:00pm
Where: Studio Bell (850 4 Street SE)
Cost: $15 in advance, admission price on day of event

Swingin' Sundays at Central Library

Learn to swing dance with Top Cat Swing at their beginner-friendly introductory lessons and social dancing. No partner or experience required. This series is in partnership with Swing Dance Calgary.

When: Sunday, February 24 @ 1:00pm
Where: Central Library (800 3rd Street SE)
Cost: Free

Evans Hunt