East Village Weekly Round-Up (Mar 13 - 19)


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!

March Long Lunch/Quick Reads at LOFT 112

Drop in to Loft 112 over your lunch break for the March edition of Long Lunch/Quick Reads. Erin Emily Vance will bring her new poetry collection: ‘Someday I Will No Longer Write Poems About You: Poems About My Family’.

When: Friday, March 15 at 12:00pm
Where: 535 8th Avenue SE
Cost: $5 book only or $15 lunch + book (lunch must be pre-ordered)

Drew Gregory at King Eddy

Award-winning country artist Drew Gregory is taking over the King Eddy stage for a night of classic, true-to-life country.

When: Friday, March 15 at 9:00pm
Where: 438 9th Avenue SE
Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of show

Alien Puppet Pop-up Workshop at Central Library

Calgary Public Library is pleased to participate in this year’s Festival Of Animated Objects (March 13-17, 2019) with this fun puppet-making workshop! Drop by the Questionarium on the second floor of the Central Library to make your own flexible alien from sponge foam and bric-a-brac. There will be helping hands on deck to assist with the fabrication, but you have to bring your imagination!

When: Saturday, March 16 at 12:30 - 4:30pm
Where: 800 3rd Street SE, 2nd Floor Questionarium
Cost: Free


Blacklight Painting at Raw Canvas

Ever painted in the dark? Raw Canvas is turning off the overheads and turning on the blacklights in this fun, late-night class. With music pumping to get your creativity flowing, you’ll make your own blacklight painting in vibrant, neon paints.

When:  Saturday, March 16 at 9:00pm
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $35


Law at Your Library: Owning a Condominium

Learn about condominium boards, bylaws, common property, and your responsibilities as a condominium owner. In partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance.

When:   Monday, March 18 at 6:00pm
Where: Central Library (800 3rd Street SE)
Cost: Free (advance registration is required)


Nat King Cole 100th Birthday Celebration: Jens Lindemann & Matt Catingub with an all-star big band

The National Music Centre is pleased to present Jens Lindemann and Matt Catingub with an all-star big band. This international jazz supergroup will perform the music of one of the greatest entertainers in history on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

When: Tuesday March 19 at 7:00pm
Where: Studio Bell (850 4th Street SE)
Cost: $45

Evans Hunt