East Village Weekly Round-Up (Apr 17-23)

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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!

Platform Coffee Hour at the Hillier Block

Platform Calgary, our newest EV neighbour, has moved into the historic Hillier Block, where they're working to make our city a global hub for startups and innovation. Join them for Coffee Hour to learn about all the cool things they're up to, like EV's future 9th Ave Parkade & Innovation Centre!

When: Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00pm
Where: 429 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free

Food, Wine and Invisalign

Stop into RiverWalk Dental to learn how you can improve your smile while enjoying complimentary food and wine!

When: Wednesday, April 17 at 5:00pm
Where: 540 6 Ave SE
Cost: Free

+ CONTEXT Design Lectures at Studio Bell

Have you been following the progress of M2's construction along RiverWalk? Want to hear from one of the architects behind the building's design? Join XYC Design + Development for their lecture at Studio Bell on April 17th.

When: Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30pm
Where: 850 4 Street SE
Cost: $10

Bill's Book Café with Linda Shaikh at Central Library

Join the Calgary Public Library CEO on April 18th as he sits down with artist, educator, and philanthropist Linda Shaikh to discuss the John Dewey classic, "Experience and Education."

When: Thursday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Where: 800 3rd Street SE
Cost: Free

Alberta Spotlight: The Shiverettes with Wares and Mademoiselle

The National Music Centre is pleased to present punk rock outfit The Shiverettes with Wares and Mademoiselle.

When: Thursday, April 18 at 8:00pm
Where: King Eddy, 438 9th Avenue SE
Cost: $15

Succulent Plant Night at Raw Canvas

Plant your own succulent with Raw Canvas at this 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, April 19 at 7:00pm
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $45

NMC Artist in Residence Workshop: Jae Sterling

Calgary-by-way-of-Jamaica rapper-producer Jae Sterling was raised on a healthy dose of jazz, reggae, and golden-era hip hop, and those influences continue to permeate his music. Sterling's time in residence will be followed by a hip hop workshop for youth at Studio Bell.

When: Saturday, April 20 at 1:00pm
Where: Studio Bell, 850 4 Street SE
Cost: Included with admission