East Village Weekly Round-Up (Apr 3-9)


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!

Smokehouse Wing Wednesday at Bookers BBQ

Come in for Wing Wednesday at Bookers and get the only slow-smoked wings in town! Available at half price, served your way, from 2pm onwards.

When: Wednesday, April 3
Where: Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack (#10, 316 3 St SE)

Matt Masters Happy Hour at the King Eddy

The King Eddy is bringing back Matt Masters Happy Hour every single Friday! Head over for brews and tunes and help put the "happy" in Happy Hour!

When:  Friday, April 5, 4:00 - 7:00pm
Where: 438 9th Ave SE
Cost: No cover

Storytelling: Jump Right In Workshop at Loft 112

Learn the fundamentals of oral storytelling performance, whether you're speaking to family or a paying audience. In this workshop you’ll explore story shape, characters, voice, gestures, rehearsing, flexibility in performance, props and much more.

When: Saturday, April 6 at 10:30am
Where: 535 8th Ave SE
Cost: $40 adult, $30 child

Pitch Night at Central Library  

No dragons or sharks – YOU get to be the judge at this Calgary Foundation event where up to $50,000 in grants will be given out . Watch groups pitch their ideas for improving their neighbourhoods and communities and decide which ones will share in the Neighbour Grants awarded at the end of the night.

When: Saturday, April 6 at 4:00pm-7:00pm 
Where: Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, 800 3 Street SE
Cost: $15 adults, $10 youth students and seniors

NMC & Sarb Akal present: String & Rhythm

Sarb Akal Music Society and the National Music Centre present String & Rhythm featuring sarangi master Ilyas Khan, santurist Nawab Khan, and tabla player Hanif Khan.

When: Saturday, April 6th at 6:00pm
Where: Studio Bell, 850 4th Street SE
Cost: $30

Tzavta #32: Jason Logan at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

Join Urban Ink Forager Jason Logan for an evening of conversation and a special three-course dinner, created in his honour by the chefs, bakers and pastry chefs at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery.

Logan and host Richard Brown will discuss the ways in which we can all become city builders and environmental advocates through engaging with ink.

When: Sunday, April 7th at 6:00pm
Where: Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $55

Date Night Cooking Workshop with The Spice Chica

Spice things up with a cooking lesson! Join Chef Marina for a fun, casual evening where you’ll learn to prepare a regional menu. These classes are fun and light-hearted with plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning.

When: Monday, April 8 at 6:00pm
Where: Raw Canvas, 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $75

Brew Ed at The Brewer’s Apprentice

This 4-week course is presented by The Brewer's Apprentice and instructed by Alberta Beer Festival's head judge, David Nuttall. Each class will cover a different topic, such as the histories of different beer styles, what makes a good brew, how beer is made and its many ingredients.

Approximately a dozen beers will be sampled each class, so you’ll see and taste the difference between each one. The final class will be a “field trip” to one of Calgary’s breweries, where you can watch the process first-hand.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 6:30pm
Where: 448 8th Avenue SE
Cost: $165

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