East Village Weekly Round-Up (March 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!

Coming Out Monologues YYC at Central Library

Beginning in 2011, The Coming Out Monologues YYC provides a stage for queer and ally stories to be shared. This annual event has seen audiences grow year after year, and continues to host sold out shows. Whether attending as an audience member or as a storyteller on the stage, the Coming Out Monologues provide the entire community an opportunity to celebrate diversity in our city.

When:  March 20, 21, 22 and 23, show at 8:00pm
Where: 800 3rd Street SE
Cost: $12 - $40

David Nuttal Hosts: Irish and other UK beer styles at The Brewer’s Apprentice

Join Alberta Beer Festival's head judge, David Nuttall, at this tasting of Irish and other UK-style beers. Enjoy 10% off all growler and crowler fills following your tasting.

When: Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00pm
Where: 448 8th Avenue SE
Cost: $22

Fire Masters Season Premiere Viewing Party

Come together for a great cause and cheer on Chef Connie DeSousa as she heats up the big screen on Fire Masters, Food Network Canada's latest fiery competition series.

The party will begin at 7:00pm on charbar’s 2nd floor with a welcome reception of wine & beer and charcuterie. The show will start at 8:00pm sharp! RSVP to candace.bergman@charcut.com

When: Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm
Where: Charbar (618 Confluence Way SE)
Cost: Suggested donation of $25/pp to the charity, Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Nights

March Feature: Some Like It Hot (1969)
Join Fort Calgary for a night at the movies! Grab some popcorn and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated Burnswest Theatre.

When: Friday, March 22 at 7:00pm
Where: 750 9th Avenue SE
Cost: $15

Buckman Coe at King Eddy

Vancouver comes to Calgary! The Eddy is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Buckman Coe.

When: Friday, March 22 at 8:00pm
Where: 438 9 Avenue SE
Cost: $12 advance tickets, $15 on the day of show

Make Your Own Napoletana Pizza with The Spice Chica

Bring your friends and some amore for this DIY beginner pizza class. You’ll learn how to make the dough, knead it, and toss it in the air like a true Italian chef. As you roll out the dough and create your Margherita pizza, you’ll learn the difference between different styles of pizza throughout Italy and discuss Naples traditions. At the end of the class you’ll have a prepared pizza ready to cook and enjoy with loved ones.

When: Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am
Where: Raw Canvas (609 Confluence Way SE)
Cost: $55

Alberta Spotlight: The Prairie States with Kaley Bird at Studio Bell

The National Music Centre is pleased to present rising country stars The Prairie States as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.

The Prairie States make catchy country songs informed by ‘60s soul and ‘70s rock. As the 2018 winners of Project WILD, they’ve been turning music industry heads and blazing a burning trail on the independent country music circuit. Alt-country singer-songwriter Kaley Bird will open the night.

When: Saturday, March 23 at 7:00pm
Where: Studio Bell, 300-851 4 Street SE
Cost: $15

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