East Village Weekly Round-Up (Apr 10-16)


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!

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

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: Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00pm
Where: 850 4 St SE
Cost: $10

LEGO Club at Central Library

Calling all kids and teens! Head over to Level 1M at the Central branch on Thursdays to build, create, and explore. LEGO provided.

When: Thursdays at 5:30pm
Where: Level 1M, 800 3 Street SE
Cost: Free

RiverWalk Public Art Information Session

Do you have a connection to East Village and want to get involved in our next public art installation? Local artist Katie Green invites you to attend an information session on April 13th to learn about how you can actually be in the artwork she’s creating!

When: Saturday, April 13 at 12:00pm
Where: St. Louis Hotel, 430 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free

Poetry Potluck at Loft 112

April is Poetry month and Loft 112 is celebrating with their 3rd (almost) annual Poetry Potluck.

Bring a dish and some poems to share – they can be your own poems, or just ones you love. Everyone is invited to share poetry, but is not obligated to. This is a fun and intimate night of food, poetry and conversation. Doors open at 5:30pm, appetizers begin at 6:00pm

When: Saturday, April 13 at 5:30pm
Where: 535 8th Avenue SE
Cost: $10 + potluck food dish

Casual Classical with Eileen Kosasih and Kathleen Morrison

Think you have to dress up and head downtown for amazing classical music? Think again. Every month, creative triple-threat Eileen Kosasih presents a world-class chamber and classical show at the Eddy with talented pals. This week, Eileen is joined by sultry soprano, Kathleen Morrison.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6:00pm
Where: King Eddy, 438 9 Avenue SE
Cost: $10 at the door


Tzavta #33: Lesley Beale and Jeremy Sturgess at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

Join award-winning, innovative architects/artists Lesley Beale and Jeremy Sturgess for an evening of conversation and a special three-course dinner, created in their honour by the chefs, bakers and pastry chefs at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery.

Alongside host Dr. Geoffrey Simmins, Lesley and Jeremy will discuss landmark structures in the city and beyond, Calgary’s evolving urban identity, the vision for our city’s future, and the accompanying challenges and opportunities.

When: Sunday, April 14th at 6:00pm
Where: Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $55

Introduction to Steaming & Latte Art at Phil & Sebastian

It’s true, making really exceptional coffee takes time, commitment and training, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself at home! Learn how to steam milk to produce creamy micro-foam, then master the basics of pouring latte art.

When: Monday, April 15 at 6:00pm
Where: Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $125

Lavender Forest Paint Night 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: Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00pm
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $20

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