East Village Weekly Round-Up (May 15-21)


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!

Visit East Village’s Brand New Cocktail Bar

Yardarm is a comfortable yet minimalist lounge with seasonally rotating libations and culinary curiosities that can be enjoyed against a backdrop of live piano music from some of Calgary’s best musicians. 

Wednesday & Thursday, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 107-535 8th Ave SE

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, May 17 at 7:00pm
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $45

Major Minor Music Projects Presents: All Ages Showcase

Hear the next generation of Calgary musicians at the Major Minor Music Project Showcase, featuring Gratuitous Platypus, Third Generation, Neckheavy, Frank Mona, Ephemeron and Flashback.

When: Saturday, May 18 at 8:00pm
Where: King Eddy, 438 9 Avenue SE
Cost: $10 at the door


NMC and Tooth Blackner present: Jenn Grant at Studio Bell

A heralded singer and songwriter from Prince Edward Island, Jenn Grant has four albums and one EP under her belt, and is about to embark on a brand new journey with her best collection of songs to date. Grant’s most recent offering, Compostela, has a cosmic element that shapes the album, teetering on psychedelic folk and a balladry of melodic storytelling.

When: Saturday, May 18 at 8:00pm
Where: Performance Hall, 850 4 Street SE
Cost: $32

An Evening with Corey Gray at Central Library

Join Corey Gray (Siksika Nation) as he shares his experience being a part of the team connected to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, and how he connects the science of Einstein to Blackfoot culture.

When: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm
Where: Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, 800 3 Street SE
Cost: Free

Evans Hunt