East Village Weekly Round-Up (Mar 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!


Paint Your Pet at Raw Canvas

Raw Canvas by Paint Parti offers painting, tapas and drinks for a night of fun! Follow step-by-step instructions by the instructor or mix in some of your own artistic flair to create a beautiful finished painting. No painting experience is necessary to let your inner artist shine!

When: Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:00pm
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $45

The Other 364 - Sweat Grow Connect

Join Lululemon YYC on International Women's Day for an evening of storytelling, celebration and mindful connection in recognition of the gender equality work that is being done in our community – not just on International Women’s Day, but the other 364 days a year, too. 

Grounded in the theme of Sweat-Grow-Connect, the evening will begin with inspiring conversation led by local Calgarians who are up to big things in our community. Followed by an upbeat and fun-filled celebratory yoga class led by Lululemon ambassador Stef Rizvi.

When: Friday, March 8 @ 6:30pm
Where: St. Louis Hotel (430 8 Ave SE)
Cost: Free

March Inner City Story at LOFT 112

Loft 112 is pleased to announce Vivian Hansen as their featured reader at Inner City Stories. Join her and other reading enthusiasts for an early evening of literary wonder and discussion.

When: Friday, March 8 @ 5:00pm
Where: 535 8th Avenue SE
Cost: Free


International Women’s Slay at the King Eddy

Slay all day, and then slay all night at the Eddy with a lit lineup of ladies: rapper Ms.Teaze, R&B vocalist Bvitae, hip-hop-house DJ Prairie Chola Ayatollah, and electronic tastemaker DJ SoniDef.

When:  Friday March 8 @ 11:00pm
Where: 438 9th Avenue SE
Cost: $10


Scotiabank Backbeat presents: International Women’s Day Weekend with The Torchettes

The National Music Centre and The Torchettes are teaming up to bring together a heavyweight roster of local ladies in honour of International Women’s Day Weekend.

Click here to see the Saturday lineup and purchase tickets
Click here to see the Sunday lineup and purchase tickets

Come celebrate the women who are playing a role in Calgary’s music and arts community, alongside festivities happening around the world!

When: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10
Where: Studio Bell (850 4 St SE)
Cost: Included with admission

David Nuttal Hosts: New Alberta Breweries at The Brewer’s Apprentice

Enjoying the Alberta craft beer renaissance? Having trouble keeping up with the new brewery scene? No problem, join David to learn about the latest and greatest!

Enjoy 10% off all growler and crowler fills following your tasting.

When: Sunday, March 10 @ 3:00pm
Where: 448 8 Avenue SE
Cost: $22


Tzavta #31 DENISE CLARKE at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

Tzavta – the Hebrew word for the act of sitting together, sharing food and conversation among friends – is a monthly cultural salon hosted by Sidewalk Citizen Bakery. For each salon, Sidewalk Citizen creates an intricate hearty meal in honour of the speaker, inspired by their passion, taste, heritage or whim. Starting with plates to share, a main course and a dessert, the dinners are served at long communal tables that enable conversation between guests.

On March 11, Sidewalk Citizen will host Denise Clarke for a conversation with Kris Demeanor about creativity; how to unleash it and how to harness it to be used in your everyday life.

When: Monday, March 11 @ 6:00pm
Where: Simmons Building (618 Confluence Way SE)
Cost: $55


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 March 12. Grab your pal or partner and enjoy a special $10 admission per person from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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.

When: Tuesday, March 12 @ 5:00pm
Where: 850 4 St SE
Cost: $10


Design Matters Lecture Series at Central Library

Design Matters is a thought-provoking lecture series, organized by the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design, which seeks to inspire transformative change. Lectures feature provocative speakers who examine the latest ideas in architecture, regional and urban planning, and landscape architecture.

When: March 12, 13 & 14
Where: 800 3 St SE
Cost: Free

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