East Village Weekly Round-Up (Feb 6-12)


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!

Central Library Architectural Tour

This volunteer-guided tour highlights the creative construction process and iconic architecture of the Central Library, designed by the international firm Snøhetta and local firm DIALOG.

February 6 @ 5:30pm
February 7 @ 11:30am
February 9 @ 11:30am
February 12 @ 11:30am

Where: Central Library (800 3 St SE)
Cost: Free (advance registration is required)

Make a Custom Wood Sign at Raw Canvas

Looking to add a little ‘rustic-chic’ to your home? Head over to Raw Canvas at their new location in East Village to create your own custom wood sign. All you need to bring is your creativity and personality – Raw Canvas will provide the education, materials and fun!

When: Thursday, February 7 @ 7:00pm
Where: Raw Canvas (609 Confluence way SE)
Cost: $45

Heart Berries: A Memoir with Terese Mailhot at Central Library

The New York Times bestselling memoir Heart Berries is the powerful meditation of a woman’s coming-of-age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Calgary Public Library is presenting this special evening with Terese Mailhot as part of their Indigenous Writers of Turtle Island Conference Series.

When: Saturday, February 9 @ 7:00pm
Where: Central Library (800 3 St SE)
Cost: Free (advance registration is required)

Vinyl Brunch with DJ Archive at King Eddy

Whether you’re nursing a hangover or fueling up for weekend fun, head to the historic King Edward Hotel for a tune-heavy Sunday brunch. From throwback crowd-pleasers to more recent releases, the Eddy will be spinning your faves every single Sunday. 

When: Sunday, February 10 @ 11:00am
Where: King Eddy (438 9 Avenue SE)
Cost: No cover

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, February 11 @ 6:00pm
Where: Simmons Building (618 Confluence Way SE)
Cost: $125

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer extended hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell on February 12. Grab your pal or partner and enjoy a special $10 admission per person from 5 pm to 8 pm.

When: Tuesday, February 12 @ 5:00pm
Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (450 8 St SE)
Cost: $10 (duh)

Evans Hunt